From the north, access to Watch Lake is east off Highway 97, at
93 Mile House, 13 km (8 mi.) south of 100
Mile House. Follow Highway 24. At Lone
Butte, take the turnoff south to Watch Lake.
From the south, turn east off Highway 97 at 70
Mile House, onto the Green Lake Road. Watch Lake is just past
the Green Lake, which is well supplied with
provincial and private campsites as well as private residences and
There is camping, resorts and boat launching along with regular
services at Watch Lake.
provincial campsite is located at nearby Green Lake. Power boats
have a speed restriction on this popular lake.
manner of recreational activities are available in this area; from
water activities, hiking and horseback riding in the summer to ice
fishing, skating, cross-country skiing and snowmobiling in the winter.
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Report: While most catches are about 1 lb., rainbows
up to 7 pounds have been recorded. This lake is very popular with
fishers. Trolling, spinning and fly fishing are all popular. In
May the spawning fish can be seen in the habitat enhancement area
in Watch Creek, with caution not to disturb them.
sure to visit Fishbc.com
for angling information!
You can view the rolling Cariboo terrain from this lake; while the
north and south shores still have forested and range land areas,
the western end is quite developed with residential and recreational
Always check your current BC Fishing regulations before you start
fishing a new lake.