McGillivray Lake, British Columbia

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McGillivray Lake
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Location: Located approximately 70 km. (43.4 mi.) northeast of the city of Kamloops. There are a couple different ways of reaching McGillivray. Perhaps the easiest is via Heffley-Louis Creek Road. From Kamloops travel north on Hwy. #5 (Yellowhead Hwy.) for 22.5 km. (14 mi.). Turn east (right) onto the Heffley-Louis Creek Road. Follow this road past Heffley Lake and east to McGillivray. Watch for signs marking the way.

Size 91 ha. (224.8 ac.) Shoal Data not Available
Mean Depth Data not Available Max. Depth Data not Available
Game Fish Rainbow Trout Fish Stocked Rainbow Trout
Angler Usage Low Elevation 1372 m. (4500 ft.)
Ice Over November to mid May T.D.S. Data not Available

Resorts & Campsites: A small 5 vehicle BCFS campsite with a cartop boat launch can be found on the lake.

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Fishing Report: McGillivray provides a good Rainbow fishery for trout up to 3 lbs. Reported to have a prolific Caddisfly hatch during mid June to early July.
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Nearby Lakes

Little McGillivray and Morrisey - Little McGillivray and Morrisey are small lakes that provide good action for Rainbows up to 4 lbs. Morrisey, like McGillivray Lake is reported to have an excellent Caddisfly hatch along with good populations of other insects. Both lakes have small BCFS campsites with cartop boat launching. 4wd may be necessary. Check in Kamloops or Chase for up-to-date information on road conditions and fishing reports.

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


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McGillivray Lake, British Columbia