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Joan - Cleo Lake
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Joan - Cleo Lake

Joan - Cleo Lake (Westbridge)

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  • Rec Site #:REC2233
  • Type:Maintained
  • Fees:None
  • Campsites:3
  • Access:Road
  • Facilities:Tables
    Toilets
  • Site Description:This area contains two small walk-in campsites located on the shores of Joan and Cleo lakes, and the trail that accesses and joins the two campsites. The trail starts on an abandoned skid road and follows the road through a large cutblock to a junction close to Joan Lake. This first section of the trail is wide and level and suitable for all ability levels, although there are some short wet muddy sections. The right trail takes you a short distance to the campsite at Joan Lake. The quality of the left trail quickly deteriorates as it continues around the south side of Joan Lake and crosses a creek. There is no bridge at the stream, but hikers can cross the creek on a fallen tree. The trail skirts along the shore of the lake and crosses several large, wet, muddy sections before reaching the campsite on the east side of Cleo Lake. This section of the trail is suitable for foot traffic only. Joan Lake is a relatively large lake with an island, and reeds along much of its shoreline. The picturesque campsite is located on the east side of the lake in a small grassy meadow bordering a sandy section of shoreline. The lake has been stocked with trout in the past, and fishing is good. An inflatable boat or hip waders might be a consideration for those wishing to fish. Cleo Lake is a small shallow lake with reeds lining its shore. The campsite is small and treed. Across the lake from the campsite there is a large cutblock that extends all along the western shore. This lake also contains a good trout fishery.

  • Driving Directions:The trailhead into these two campsites can be reached from three directions: From the north via Trapping Creek Forest Service Road (FSR); from the east via the Main Kettle River - State FSR; and from the west via Beaverdell -State FSR. Directions are provided below for the most commonly used access route from the west. For information on the other access routes consult local road maps. From the junction of highways 3 and 33 in Rock Creek, turn north onto Highway 33. Follow this highway for 50.8 km to the junction with the Beaver Creek Road located just north of the town of Beaverdell. Turn right onto this road and follow it for 24.6 km to the junction with the State FSR. Turn left onto State FSR, and continue for 3.5 km to the junction with Lassie FSR. Stay left at this junction and proceed for another 6.8 km to a junction with a small side road, follow the side road for .3 Km to the trailhead.

  • Fire Bans and Restrictions:Link

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