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Sapeye - Waterlily Creek Trail

Sapeye - Waterlily Creek Trail (Tatla Lake)

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  • Rec Site #:REC98929
  • Type:User Maintained
  • Fees:None
  • Campsites:0
  • Access:Road
  • Facilities:None
  • Site Description: The trail is a gentle rolling route through pine and aspen forest that follows the main drainage of the valley before crossing it at the north end of the loop. There is a foot bridge and some corduroy sections where the trail crosses the creek before turning south to loop back towards the west side of Waterlilly Lake. There is an old beaver dam where the trail crosses the creek. There are beaver, otter, muskrat and many species of birds and other mammals that use the area and can be seen regularly from the trail. In addition to waterfowl and wildlife viewing opportunities, the trail offers great views down the valley to the mountains. Camping opportunities are available at nearby Horn and Sapeye Lake recreation sites.

  • Driving Directions: From Hwy 20, 1.5 km east of Tatla Lake, take the Tatlayoko Lake Road for 4.2 km then turn right on to the Bluff Lake Road and travel 11.4 km to the turnoff for the Waterlilly Trail, the Sapeye Lake campsite and the Old Bluff Lake Road. This point is well marked on the Bluff Lake Road. Travel 1.2 km down this road to the turnoff for Sapeye Lake and turn left. Travel a further 200 m to the start of the trail at the Sapeye Lake end. Alternatively instead of turning left towards Sapeye Lake you can carry on down the Old Bluff Lake Road from the Sapeye turnoff another 1.6 km to the turnoff for Waterlilly Lake. Turn left at this junction and travel 100 m to the parking area for the Waterlilly Lake access point.

  • Fire Bans and Restrictions:Link

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