Lake is a very popular recreation destination
west of the community of Gold Bridge,
BC, Canada which is located 101 kilometres west of the community
of Lillooet and 78 kilometres northwest of the community of Pemberton.
The lake is tucked away in a valley of aspen and cottonwood trees.
A collection of recreational cabins circle the lake. Some in view,
others hidden in the trees. To the north of the lake is the Spruce
Lake Protected Area (South Chilcotin Provincial Park) and closer
to home, to the west is Penrose Mountain and to the east is Mount
Gun Lake is a large lake attracting allot of attention. The lake
is popular for fishing, swimming, camping, canoeing, boating,
jet boating and water skiing. Many of the local cabins on the
lake have private piers with many water toys.
For the public there is a boat launch near the Lajoie Dam. Also
there is a very popular campground on the lake located on the
west side of Gun Lake. It is a small campground with pit toilets
operating on a first come first serve basis. If full, check out
the Mowson Pond and Friburg Recreational Campsites nearby.
Gun Lake rests in a valley of natural lakes and man made lakes.
Some of the natural lakes in the region to visit include the Tyaughton,
Marshall, Lajoie and Liza Lakes. The man made lake that catches
everyone's attention, when exploring in the region, is Carpenter
Each is connected by an extensive network of gravel roads and
wilderness trails. A trail system that attracts many to the region
for mountain biking, hiking, backpacking, dirt biking, atving
and horseback riding. And in the winter the roads and trails become
snowmobile, cross country skiing and snowshoe routes.
Some of the trails in the area that seem to attract the most
attention are the Gun Lake, Gun Creek, Mt Penrose, Walker Creek,
Hurley River and Roxey Creek Trails.
How to get to Gun Lake:
From Lillooet travel along the Bridge River Road
located north of the community for approximately 31 kilometres.
Just before Moha and just after Antoine Creek is Horseshoe Bend
and Mission Mountain Road. Continue on Mission Mountain Road to
the eastern tip of Carpenter Lake near the Terzaghi Dam. Continue
following the shores of Carpenter Lake to Gun Lake.
From Gold Bridge travel 1 kilometre to Hwy 40 and the single
lane bridge crossing Bridge River. Travel for another 2 km passing
Lajoie Dam and Downton Lake before climbing up to Gun Lake.
Contact information for
the local Lillooet community accommodations, tours, guides,
activities, campgrounds, golf courses, attractions, realtors,
etc. are posted under the community links listed to your