Palmer Lake

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Palmer Lake
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At Williams Lake turn west onto Highway 20. About 21 km (13 mi) west of Riske Creek turn north off Hwy 20 onto the Palmer Lake Forest Access Road. The lake is 71 km (44 mi) after you turn off Hwy 20. The last 6.5 km (4 mi) is very steep and rough. 2WD can make it, but if it rains you will need a 4x4.

Size 210 ha. (518 ac.) Shoal 69.20 ha. (170 ac.)
Mean Depth 11.4 m.(37.3 ft.) Max. Depth 23.16 m.(76 ft.)
Game Fish Rainbow Trout Fish Stocked Rainbow Trout
Angler Usage Moderate to Heavy Elevation 1,160 m.(3,804 ft.)
Ice Over November - May T.D.S. 233 mg/L

Resorts & Campsites: Palmer has a well developed BCFS campsite with boat launching. No trailers because of steep access road.

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Fishing Report: A very consistant producer of 3 lb rainbows throughout the season. Much larger trout are not uncommon. Trolling is preferred. Palmer has a large population of scuds and other invertebrates. Fly fishing can be excellent.
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Viewscape: A beautiful clear lake, Palmer lies in gently rolling terrain, mostly forested in Lodgepole Pine and White Spruce, with a few scrub birch near shore.

Shoreline: Peaty brown, gravelly, forest soil surrounds most of the lake with some nice gravel beaches.

Nearby Lakes

MacKill Lake - Continue on the Palmer Lake Forest Access Road about 6 km (3.72 mi) past the final access to Palmer Lake. You will reach a well marked parking area. MacKill is found at the end of a 1 kilometre (0.62 mi) walk-in trail. This is a rainbow stocked lake. A great children's lake providing lots of smaller rainbows on flies or spinners. Bring tents and float tubes.

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

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