to HiHium Lake:
Kamloops take the Trans Canada
(hwy #1) west for 75 kms. (46.5 miles) to the community of Cache
Creek. Turn north (right) onto hwy. 97 and travel 32 kms. (19.8
miles) to 20 Mile House and turn east (right) onto Loon Creek road.
Drive approx 39 kms, passing along Loon Lake
and on to the junction of the 3400 Road. Turn right onto the 3400
Rd and travel south east for approx 22 km (13.6 miles). Watch for
signs to access the HiHium Lake South Recreation site. Turn right
at the access road. Follow this road for 2 kms. (1.2 miles) to the
recreation site at the southeast end of HiHium Lake.
Route: From Clinton travel north
on Hwy 97 approximately 23kms (14.2 miles). Turn southeast onto
Chasm road and follow for 1 km (0.6 miles). Turn east onto Clinton
Loon Lake road (3400 Rd) and travel 20km (12.4 miles) to the Bonaparte
River bridge. Cross the bridge and continue on the 3400 Rd. After
approximately another 31km (19.2 miles) the 3400 rd veers southwest
continue following for another 5km (3 miles). Turn north onto the
access road into the recreation site.
Private resort and public recreation site. HiHium Lake South Recreation
Site offers 20 sites that are suitable for RVs and trailers, as
well as boat launch, tables and toilets. Hihium Lake is a popular
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Report: Excellent fishing for rainbows up to 3 lbs. with
some going up to 8 lbs. Heavy aquatic vegetation in HiHium contain
large populations of freshwater shrimp. Sedge hatches occur in late
June and early July. Chironomids are heavy in early spring. Damsel
fly and dragons emerge in spring and flying ants are something to
watch for in early fall. All this makes HiHium lake a great lake
for the fly fishers. No fishing from December 1 - April 30. Single
barbless hook and a bait ban. Be sure to visit Fishbc.com
for angling information!
Located within the Arrowstone hills on top of the Thompson Plateau.
The southwest and northwest shores are composed of coniferous forest
of englemann spruce mixed with lodgepole pine. The west end surrounding
the outlet of HiHium creek consists of a wide, flat grassy area
with spruce and pine on either side. The east end consists of low-lying
swamp containing mostly willow.
Englemann spruce and lodgepole pine mixed with alder and willow
surround the foreshore of the lake. Fringes of sedge are found along
the north and south shoreline. The east and west ends have large
shoal areas extending 100 meters (328 ft.) containing waterlilies,
sedges and potamogeton.
Lake - Fatox lake, a small lake (24 ha/59 ac.)
located northeast of HiHium, provides an excellent fishery for
rainbows in the 2 lb. range. Camping is available but it is not
organized, however, excellent campsites can be found at nearby
Skookum, Deadman and Snohoosh lakes. See Bare lake for a fly in
Always check your current BC Fishing regulations before you start
fishing a new lake.