Little Big Bar Lake

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Little Big Bar Lake
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From Kamloops take the Trans Canada (hwy# l) west for 75kms (46.5 miles) to the community of Cache Creek. Turn north (right) onto hwy 97 and travel through Clinton and turn west (left) on Meadow Lake road located 52.8 kms (32.7 miles) north of Cache Creek. At l8.6 kms (ll.5 miles) turn left at the 4way intersection. Travel south on this unnamed road for 9.l kms (5.6 miles) and turn right. Travel west passing the Big Bar Lake provincial campsite and at l6 kms (9.9 miles) turn right and travel north for 2.2 kms (l.4 miles) to the Little Big Bar lake forest service campsite on the south side of the lake.

Size 65.5 ha. (161.8 ac.) Shoal Extensive
Mean Depth Data Not Available Max. Depth 4.6 m. (15 ft.)
Game Fish Rainbow Trout Fish Stocked Rainbow Trout
Angler Usage Low to Moderate Elevation 1050 m. (3444 ft.)
Ice Over November - May T.D.S. 248 mg/L

Resorts & Campsites: No resorts. A BCFS campsite (6 vehicle sites with picnic tables, outhouses and boat launching) is located on the south end of the lake. Big Bar Lake which you pass to get to Little Big Bar has a BC provincial park with many campsites available.

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Fishing Report: Subject to winterkill none the less Little Big Bar offers a fine fishery for rainbow to 2lbs especially during spring and fall months.
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Viewscape: Situated on the Fraser Plateau. The north side of the lake is open grassland which gives way to a forest of lodgepole pine and douglas fir. The west end consists of grass covered hills. A mixed forest of lodgepole pine, engleman spruce, douglas fir and alder make up the southside.

Shoreline: A 3 meter (9.8 ft.) wide apron of sedge and common rush make up the entire perimeter of the lake. Submerged and floating aquatic vegetation extends out l00 m (328 ft.) on the west end and up to 200 m (656 ft) on the east end of the lake. Two-thirds of the south shore is covered with aquatic vegetation. Lake bottom is made up of soft organics and drops off slowly to a max depth of 4.6 m (l5 ft.).

Nearby Lakes

Big Bar Lake - Big Bar Lake, 229 ha (565 ac.) in size is located on the same road, just minutes east of Little Big Bar. Camping and boat launching is available at a B.C. provincial park campsite. The rainbows are bigger in this lake and the action is good throughout the summer months. Beaverdam, located 29 km ( l8 miles) north of Clinton is 84 ha (208 ac) in size and offers a fine brook trout fishery. Boats can be launched but there are no organized campsites.

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

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