Hathaway Lake is a calm 5 km long lake with good fishing for rainbow trout, lake trout, burbout, and fantastic fishing for Kokanee. Rainbows average 1 – 6 lbs. Lake Trout are typically 3 – 10 lbs, Burbout can reach 12lbs, Kokanee average 1-3 lbs. Presently, Lake Trout are catch and release only.
Trolling, spin casting and fly fishing are all effective, but fly fishing is usually best in the early months of May & June, then again in September as the water once again cools down. Trolling for Kokanee has proven successful Spring, Summer, and Autumn.
The lake is stocked annually with 17,500 each of rainbow yearlings – Blackwater strain and Deka strain Kokanee. Angler usage is low.
There are no motor restrictions and we have an easy access boat launch on the property.
This area is known for some of the best small lake fishing in British Columbia so there are countless other lakes to fish or explore within an hours drive of the resort. Some are walk-in lakes and great for float tubes and fly fishing. Many of our guests use Moosehaven as a place to stay, while fishing the abundant trophy lakes nearby. Others’ fish only our lake and enjoy the lack of jet boats, as we have the only trailer friendly boat launch on the lake.
We rent 12-foot to 16-foot boats with gas motors and electric trolling motors or you can bring your own. Dock space is available. Our resort is literally right across the street from Sulphurous lake. As a convenience, we also sell fishing licenses, a full selection of Kokanee lures, bait and also carry Kokanee rental rods.
Ice Off History: May 5, 2009, April 23, 2010, May 11, 2011, May 5, 2012, April 28, 2013, May 5, 2014, April 15, 2015, April 18, 2016, May 2, 2017, May 3, 2018, May 1, 2019, May 4, 2020, May 4, 2021, May 14,2022, May 7, 2023
The wildlife love our property as much as we do. Be prepared to see deer, moose, foxes, snowshoe hares, marmots, squirrels, beaver and otters.
Birds include woodpeckers, bald eagles, great blue herons, owls including the great horned owl, hummingbirds, loons and many varieties of ducks.
If you’re lucky, you might see a mother mallard leading her baby ducklings in a line down to the lake or baby foxes playing among the trees.
Wake up and see curious deer right outside your RV, maybe even with a baby fawn. Keep your camera handy!
And, if you are a night person, you may be fortunate to see one of our more elusive guests- the Western Toad. We have a sizeable population of these endangered little guys. They are located normally near the lagoon and the Pettyjohn Driveway. So please, when driving at night, slow down on that driveway and watch out for our lumpy friends.
Beautiful natural surroundings provide many photographic opportunities. Wildflowers such as lupine, columbine, wild roses and paintbrush put on spectacular displays. Go out on the lake in the morning and capture reflections and a beautiful sunrise. You might spot a family of otters or a moose having a morning swim. Pre-1940 heritage buildings on the property provide a perfect backdrop for a western photo. Bring your cowboy hats.
When was the last time you were able to gaze at the night sky without any lights to distract you? As you sit around a campfire in the evening, you will really experience the night sky. Enjoy looking for constellations, meteors and satellites.
Have you tried kayaking yet? We have 4 single sit-on top kayaks available for rent. Their design makes them easy to get on and off and they are quite safe. You will be surprised at how easy it is. If you’re really ambitious, just go out our driveway to access Sulphurous Lake which is a beautiful clean, clear lake with an island and bays to explore. From Sulphurous Lake, there is a short portage to Deka Lake. Also great for stand-up paddle boarders.
We do have a canoe for rent for those who prefer to double in the same watercraft.
Prefer a leg workout? Have fun in our rental pedal boat. The kids and grandkids will love it, if you share it with them.
Spectacular steep canyon walls are composed of columnar lava rock. A short 1 km. walk will bring you to 15 metre high Mahood Falls. Continue on the trail to view the 20 metre high Canim Falls – actually two falls split by a midstream island.
Continue east from Canim Falls to the Wells Gray Provincial Park to access Deception Falls. About a 30 minute walk through a beautiful aspen forest. Perfect hike in the fall when the leaves are golden. If it’s a hot day, stop at Mahood Lake Provincial Park for a picnic or a swim.
Climb to the top of Lone Butte which is actually a volcanic plug about 76 metres (250 feet) high for a great view of the whole area. The wooden water tower at Lone Butte is one of the last remnants from the days of steam trains. While you’re in Lone Butte, stop for lunch at the Sweet Ash Bistro or at the Log House which is the Iron Horse Pub.
Follow the scenic Horse Lake Road into 100 Mile House. When in 100 Mile House, stroll down Birch Avenue. Even though it is a small town, there are some unique shops. The Farmers Market takes place on Birch Avenue every week in summer.
You can also visit the Parkside Art Gallery and the Stone Bear Art Gallery to view some beautiful local art.
Interesting heritage buildings at the 108 Heritage site include a trappers cabin, a one room school house and one of Canada’s largest log barns. Self-guided tours and entry by donation.
On the way back, stop in at Chris Harris Studio Gallery, an award winning photographer. The gallery is of straw bale construction set amidst a bird watching conservancy. Browse the gallery for fine art photographic prints and beautiful books.
108 Ranch – 18 hole course – PGA approved, par 71 course
View the spectacular Helmecken Falls as well as a network of trails to explore in Wells Grey Park.
Hiking (nature trails from property), cycling, Bridge Lake Ice Caves, horseback riding, play horseshoes, badminton or volleyball.
Local events such as rodeos, fish derbies, Garlic Festival, Loon Bay Craft Market, Interlakes Farmers Market, and local entertainers.
Or just curl up with a good book. Books available from our Lending Shelf located at the RV bath house.
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