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From the city of Kamloops
travel 27 km. (17 mi.) on Hwy. #1 (Trans Canada Hwy.). Turn south
(right) onto Hwy. #97 at the Monte Creek junction. Travel for 45
km. (28 mi.) to the community of Falkland. Drive 1 km. (.6 mi.)
past Falkland and turn left
onto Silvernails Road. Travel 1.3 km. (.8 mi.) and take the left
fork onto Ord Road. At 9.9 km. (6 mi.) you will cross a cattleguard.
At 10.6 km. (6.6 mi.) turn right (left will take you to Bolean Lake).
At 10.7 km. (6.6 mi.) and 11.4 km. (7 mi.) stay left. At 12.4 km.
(7.6 mi.) cross a cattleguard and at 12.6 km. (7.7 mi.) take the
right fork. At 13.8 km. (8.6 mi.) take the right fork. At 15.1 km.
(9.4 mi.) turn right at the Arthur Lake Forest Service sign and
travel a short distance to the BCFS campsite on the lake. Arthur
Lake can also be reached by travelling north on Hwy. #97 from the
city of Vernon.
A treed 8 vehicle BCFS campsite is located on the lake. A resort
can be found on nearby Bolean Lake.
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Report: Arthur provides a Rainbow fishery for trout up
to 2 lbs. Blessed with good quantities of aquatic insects, trout
are well fed and fly fishermen meet with good success. Because of
its elevation, Arthur fishes well throughout the open water season. Be sure to visit Fishbc.com
for angling information!
Like Bolean Lake, Arthur sits on top of a plateau in the Spa Hills.
Balsam fir, Lodgepole pine, and Englemann spruce surround the lake.
Slopes range from 1-5% on all sides except for the north shore where
the slope ranges from 15-20%.
Common juniper and alder are interspersed amongst the conifer forests
which reaches down to the lake shoreline. Large boulders are found
along the shoreline with some extended out into the lake. Dead trees
are found along the south shore and sedge can be found growing in
patches around the lake. The littoral zone is made up of a flat,
smooth bottom consisting of organic material that supports a thin
growth of algae. Aquatic vegetation grows in patches around the
lake. The bottom drops away gradually to a maximum depth of 10.1
m. (33.1 ft.) near the center of the lake.
Lake - Spa Lake is 77 ha. (190.2 ac.) in size and
lies at an elevation of 1524 m. (4999 ft.). The lake can be found
by travelling northeast past Bolean Lake and the Arthur Lake turnoff.
Rainbows to 2+ lbs. are caught consistently throughout the summer
months due to its high elevation. A small 5 vehicle BCFS campsite,
with good road access, can be found at the lake.
and Wallensteen Lakes - Kernaghan and Wallensteen
Lakes are located north of Spa Lake and can be accessed on a 4x4
road by turning north (left) before reaching the turn off to Arthur
Lake. These 2 small lakes support Rainbow fisheries for trout
to 2 lbs. Both have small BCFS campsites with cartop boat launching.
Wallensteen and Kernaghan can also be accessed on much better
road, from the town of Salmon Arm.
Always check your current BC Fishing regulations before you start
fishing a new lake.