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
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