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On Big Bar Lake - Kamloops Trails

On Big Bar Lake – Kamloops Trails

I camped at Big Bar Lake Provincial Park to hike trails in the Marble Range, but I also paddled Big Bar Lake.   In sunny weather I paddled 3 times, doing the whole lake (12 km), with some sections twice.

With creeks running off limestone mountains, Bit Bar Lake is a marl lake with clear water shoals.

There were 4 pairs of loons on the lake, some with chicks born in the spring.

Rolling hills surround the lake, which is really in the southwest corner of the Cariboo.

Yellow water lilies were in bloom in several shallow bays.

The east and west ends have marshy areas.   In this bay, the Marble Range can be seen, the nearest peaks just 6 km south.

We hiked to the top of the Jesmond Lookout on one of the days and we looked down at Big Bar Lake from above.

We hope to return to the area to paddle White Lake and Meadow Lake, probably camping at Big Bar Lake again.

 

 

 

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Doug Smith

Doug writes for Kamloops Trails, a not-for-profit (and ad free) website, offering information on trails, waterways, routes, featured spots, viewpoints, and explorations in the outdoors in the Kamloops area (and beyond).

Doug started exploring this area in 1976 and continues to follow tracks and routes wherever they lead, with the aid of map, compass, GPSr and camera. After many dead-ends, but also many discoveries, he chose to share this information.

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