Trip 175 - August 13, 2019 (Tuesday)
Horsefly Lake Provincial Park Visit
Near Horsefly BC
Location: South-Central British Columbia, approximately 14 kilometers East of the settlement of Horsefly, which itself is located about 50 kilometers East of BC Highway 97 near 150 Mile House / Williams Lake.
Liked: Horsefly Lake views, a fine short trail to Horsefly Lake lookout.
Of Note: No lifeguards on duty in BC provincial Parks, some noise from vehicles passing on Horsefly Lake Road, some bugs on the hiking trail, a partially hidden ditch by the trailhead.
Cariboo Chilcotin Coast BC Backroad Mapbook (4th edition) Park Location Coordinates: Page 30 (Horsefly) C2.
Related Website: Horsefly Lake Provincial Park - BC Parks Official Website.
Horsefly Lake Provincial Park is located by Horsefly Lake Road. According to BC Parks website, it has 23 campsites. The park also has a small grassy/stony beach, a boat launch, and a short neat trail to the Horsefly Lake lookout. On the day of our visit, there were many available camping spots. Also, if the park is full, there are free campgrounds further down Horsefly Lake Road.
1. We are driving on Horsefly Lake Road, with Horsefly Lake Provincial Park entrance seen on the right side. Coordinates: N 52’23’097 W 121’17’374 Elevation: 797 meters. Please, see our Horsefly Lake Road Visit trip report for directions on getting up to this point from BC Highway 97 near 150 Mile House / Williams Lake. This is the same photo as photo #15 of that trip report.
2. The entrance to Horsefly Lake Provincial Park.
3. The rules board.
4-5. There is no cell service here, but a good old free landline phone is there for all your calling needs. An attached note indicates useful phone numbers, and promises free wi-fi Internet at the Horsefly library.
6. The camping spots are located on both sides of the road.
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