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From Kamloops travel west on
the Trans Canada Hwy #1 for 11.4 km. (7.1 miles). Turn south on
the Coquihalla Hwy #5. Take exit 336 off of hwy 5 and drive northeast
on the Lac le Jeune road for 5.9 km. (3.6 miles). Turn right at
the sign marked "Stake Lake" and drive a very short distance to
the boat launch.
No resorts on Stake , however, resorts are found on nearby Lac le
Jeune and Walloper lake. On Stake there is a recreation site with
day use facilities, hiking trails and boat launching.
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Report: A very popular lake, Stake is rainbow stocked
and is considered a very good fly fishing lake with a good sedge
hatch. These rainbows go to 2 lbs. with some larger ones. Due to
it's high elevation, Stake fishes well throughout the hot summer
months. Trolling and spinning gear are very popular while fly fishers
concentrate most of their efforts on the west side closest to the
highway. Be sure to visit Fishbc.com
for angling information!
Stake lake appears to occupy the basin left by a block of dead ice
left in a glacial out wash channel during the later phases of deglaciation.
It is on the Nicola Plateau, part of the Interior Plateau physiographic
region. Lying amidst gentle rolling hills covered mainly with engelmann
fir and lodgepole
pine. Small patches of trembling aspen are found throughout
the area and willows, waterbirch, sedges and bulrushes occupy areas
close to the lake.
There is a broad littoral shelf around the entire lake margin, with
only the small exception of the extreme southeast shoreline. All
the bays have a gentle drop-off but the points and part of the west
and east shore were moderately steep past the littoral shelf. Most
of the shoreline is eroded till but there is some organic shoreline
near the outlet and there are some man-made beach areas off the
northern boat launches. Access to the shoreline from land is fairly
good because of a trail built around the lake. Canoe or small boat
accesses lead off this trail in the southeast part of the lake.
West and northwest shoreline is fairly steep. Patches of bulrushes
and windfalls occur along many areas of shoreline.