Kawkawa Lake

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Kawkawa Lake
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Location: Found just 5 km. (3.1 mi.) east of the town of Hope on paved roads.

Size 77.4 ha. (191.2 ac.) Shoal 11.5 ha. (28.4 ac.)
Mean Depth 11.1 m. (36.4 ft.) Max. Depth 14 m. (46 ft.)
Game Fish Rainbow Trout, Kokanee Fish Stocked Natural Cutthroat, Dolly Varden, Sockeye, Coho and Pink Salmon
Angler Usage High Elevation 45 m. (148 ft.)
Ice Over Varies with Climate Conditions T.D.S. 72 mg/L

Resorts & Campsites: 3 resorts can be found on Kawkawa. Also at the lake is a day use area in Kawkawa Provincial Park which includes toilets, swimming beach, grass play area, park benches, picnic tables, a small dock and a concrete boat launch.

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Fishing Report: Kawkawa contains many species of fish, however it is best known for its large Kokanee that can reach up to 3+ lbs. Spring fishing is best at this lake.
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Viewscape: Private homes can be found scattered around the lake however Kawkawa still remains a very beautiful clear water lake. Much of the shoreline is still wooded and free of development. During the summer months, especially the weekends, Kawkawa receives heavy use, however fishermen and canoeists can find solitude in the cove near the southeast side as well as the northwest bay of the lake.

Nearby Lakes

Lake of the Woods (Schkam Lake) - Lake of the Woods also known as Schkam is located just 4 km. (2.5 mi.) north of Hope on Hwy. #1. 17 ha. (42 ac.) in size and lying at an elevation of 166 m. (545 ft.), Lake of the Woods is a Rainbow stocked lake providing fishermen with trout up to 1-1/2 lbs. 1 resort is located at the lake and provides a restaurant, cabins, beach access, and canoe and boat rentals. On the south side of the lake a small rest area with toilets and picnic tables. Canoes and cartop boats can be launched but it is a steep access road and may be difficult. This popular swimming and boating lake is a beautiful crystal-clear blue color and is a welcome site for travellers heading north to the Cariboo, especially on hot summer days.

Note: Always check your current BC Fishing regulations before you start fishing a new lake.


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