Cariboo Chilcotin Coast, British Columbia, Canada
Seton Lake Reservoir, Lillooet, B.C., Seton Dam, Campground, Cariboo-Chilcotin, British Columbia, Canada, BC
Seton Lake, Lillooet, BC, Canada
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Seton Lake
Lillooet, Cariboo-Chilcotin Region, British Columbia, Canada
(sightseeing, off roading, swimming, camping, fishing, canoeing)

Seton Lake, Lillooet, BC, Canada Fishing from the Pier, Seton Beach Park, Lillooet, BC Public Beach, Seton Lake, Lillooet, BC

Seton Lake is the main recreation lake destination in the region because of the massive size of the lake, the many activities permitted on the lake and because of its close proximity to the community of Lillooet, British Columbia, Canada. On the lake is a public park, with a fishing pier, swimming area, hiking trail, viewpoints and small sandy beach.

Seton Lake is only 800 feet above sea level, yet seems to be in the middle of the mountains yet out on a desert. The temperatures on the lake vary, exactly, because of the two different environments. Seton Lake plays a part also in the hydro electric project in the area consisting of 3 dams and 4 power stations.

The process starts west of Carpenter Lake at the Downton Reservoir near Gold Bridge. Here the water funnels through the Lajoie Dam and into the Carpenter Lake Reservoir. From the Terzaghi Dam on Carpenter Lake the penstocks and tunnels carry the water to the two power stations on Seton Lake. From Seton Lake the water is, finally, funneled into the Fraser River.

The scenery while exploring on the lake is very majestic. When traveling by boat check out where Seton Lake and the Cayoosh Canyon merge. It is here the mountains come alive between the peaks of Mt. Brew and Mt. McLean.

Seton Lake is a popular lake for boating, sightseeing tours, fishing, swimming, canoeing, kayaking, water skiing and sailing. The lake is elongated and stretches for 27 kilometres. It is one of British Columbia, Canada's deepest lakes. A lake stocked with rainbow trout, lake trout and dolly varden.

It is said that the best spots for fishing fall near the mouth of the creeks on Seton Lake. Creeks like the Ohlin, Tsee, Puck, Machute and Madeline are just a few of the creeks to try your luck at. Trolling seems to work best at any of these creek fishing holes.

On the western tip of Seton Lake is an access road leading to the Villages of Seton Portage and Shalalth. The gravel road leads deeper into the wilderness back country and connects to a massive network of trails and roads. Some of the highlights include Carpenter Lake, Gun Lake and the community of Gold Bridge.

Closer to Seton Lake is a series of popular trails also. Two to make note of include the Seton Ridge and Nosebag Trails. Also nearby, is the popular rock climbing destination referred to as the Cayoosh Wall.

Seton Lake does have a few campgrounds and recreation sites on the lake. Naxwit Picnic Site is a day use park. Seton Beach is the main public beach the area. Seton Viewpoint Trail is one of the hiking routes. And the Seton Dam Campground and the Seton Recreation Site (tenting only) are the closest campsites to the lake.

How to get to Seton Lake: Travel only 5 minutes south of Lillooet on Hwy 99 to the beach and campground.

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 right. >>>

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