To reach the Thuya Lakes area from Kamloops
take the Yellowhead (Hwy #5) north to Little Fort. At Little Fort
turn west (left) on hwy 24 and drive for about 15 kms. (9.3 miles).
Thuya Lake access road is found on the south (left) side of Hwy
24. Follow signs and main road to Thuya Lakes Lodge 9 kms. (5.6
miles) south of Hwy 24.
1 resort, which is located between Thuya and Island lake, provides
cabins and campsites, boat launching and boat rentals. This area
includes many excellent fishing lakes with most accessable only
by trail, however, the resort keeps boats on many of them.
courtesy of Thuya Lakes Lodge
BC Adventure Network members serving this area:
Thuya Lakes Lodge: Fishing as good as it gets! Our resort just north of Kamloops has over 30 lakes joined by streams, naturally reproducing with wild Kamloops trout, perfect for flyfishing and float tubing. Enjoy hiking trails into lakes, mountain biking, the wildlife or just t... more
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Report: Excellent rainbow fishery that produces well
right through the fishing season. Fast action for rainbows that
range from small up to the 6 lb. class. Thuya and Island lake, which
are roughly the same size are the largest in the area; see nearby
lakes for the names of some excellent smalll nearby hike-in lakes.
Thuya lake, the main lake in this area is quite flat on its north
side. The east, west and south sides have gentle rolling hills with
moderate slopes. Deciduous growth consists of willow and alder while
lodgepole pine and spruce make up the coniferous forest.
Minor rock outcroppings and sedge grass are found in the 1st. 2
m. (6.6 ft.) of land from the lakes edge. The shoreline substrate
is composed of angular and round material with approximately 40%
of the lakes surface area having a sparse plant cover.
Island, Dot, Disappointment, Young's Summit, Trail's End, Pearl,
Robinson, Kevin, Boot, Jackpine, Randy, Jeremy, Two Match Lakes
and Scot. Explore them all either with belly boats or by the resorts
boats that are left on them. These lakes offer lots of variety
and great action for rainbows all the way up to 6 lbs.
Always check your current BC Fishing regulations before you start
fishing a new lake. Be sure to visit Fishbc.com
for angling information!