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Big Lake
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Big Lake

Big Lake (Nemiah)

Horseback RidingFishingBoat LaunchVehicle Accessible Camping

Site Closed.
The Big Lake Recreation Site is closed to the public at this time. The campsite is situated within the declared aboriginal title lands of the Tsilhqot'in First Nation, and the Tsilhqot'in National Government and Xeni Gwet'in First Nation issued a press release on August 18, 2017, stating that there will be no public access to their Declared Title Lands. The only exceptions will be for Tsilhqot'in community members, licensed commercial operators and guided clients, residents and families. A copy of the press release can be found here: http://www.tsilhqotin.ca/PDFs/Press%20Releases/08%2018%2017%20Xeni%20PR-%20Xeni%20Fire%20Ban%20and%20Road%20Closure.pdf For more information, please contact Nancy Oppermann with the Xeni Gwet'in First Nations Government at 250 303 2646.

  • Rec Site #:REC2611
  • Type:Maintained
  • Fees:$12.00 Camping
  • Fee Applies:May 1, 2017 - Oct 31, 2017
    All Days
  • Campsites:6
  • Access:Road
  • Facilities:Boat Launch
  • Site Operator:ROLAND CLASS
  • Site Description: In June 2014 the Supreme Court of Canada granted the Tsilhqot�in Nation a declaration of aboriginal title over a certain area. This recreation site is within the declared aboriginal title area. The Tsilhqot�in Nation has declared that recreation sites within the title area remain open for visitors, and that activities such as canoeing, hiking and light camping are encouraged in the area. All visitors must adhere to the Visitor Protocol (http://xeni.ca/Home/VisitorProtocols/tabid/68/Default.aspx) and Nemiah Declaration (http://www.tsilhqotin.ca/PDFs/Nemiah_Declaration.pdf). In addition to being available online, both documents can be viewed at the welcoming signs into the Xeni Gwet�in caretaker area. Hunting for all species is not permitted within the title area, however fishing remains open to visitors with a valid BC freshwater fishing license. For further information please contact the Tsilhqot�in National Government (www.tsilhqotin.ca). Big Lake is situated in the low, rolling, forested hills of the Chilcotin plateau and provides spectacular scenic views of Mt. Tatlow (Ts'yl-os)and the Coast Mountains. Fishing for rainbow trout is a popular activity at this destination.

  • Driving Directions: From Williams Lake, follow Hwy 20 to Hanceville. Turn south at Hanceville and follow the road across the Hanceville Bridge. Continue up the hill and follow signage to Nemaiah Valley along the 900 road. After approximately 73km you will cross over the Taseko River at Davidson Bridge. Continue along the 900 road for approximately 5 more kilometer to Big Lake.

  • Fire Bans and Restrictions:Link

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