Tunkwa Lake Provincial Park, Tunkwa Lake, British Columbia.

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Tunkwa Lake Provincial ParkProtecting the grasslands, forests and wetlands of the Thompson Plateau, is Tunkwa Lake Provincial Park. In 1966 both Tunkwa and Leighton Lakes and the surrounding grasslands encompassing a total of 5,100 hectares were set a side as a provincial park, which provides recreational opportunities.

Tunkwa Lake is made up of many bays, peninsulas and shallow patches at the north and south ends. Several streams feed the lake on the south side. Leighton also has many shallow bays, flats and 2 small islands on its east side. Both lakes offer excellent fishing.

Tunkwa Lake Provincial Park is 14.5 km. (9 miles) north of the community of Logan Lake. From Kamloops travel the Coquihalla Hwy. (Hwy. 5) to exit 336, turn west (right) on the Meadow Lake Road and travel through the community of Logan Lake, watch for the turn off on your right hand side.


Commercial Facilities: A resort with cabins, camping sites and boat rentals is on the east side of the Tunkwa Lake. Necessary supplies are available at Logan Lake, including a full service lodge, restaurants and service stations.

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Camping - A camping fee of $8 per night per party is the charge to camp at one of the three campsites within the park. Some firewood is provided with site. There's toilet maintenance, garbage pickup and nightly security. Please note Forest Recreation Passes are not valid in this or any other provincial park..

Fishing - Tunkwa Lake and Leighton Lake are known as excellent trout fishing lakes. Tunkwa is one of the richest of the interior lakes with a huge chironomid hatch in spring. Spring and fall offer the best fishing with catches of rainbow trout up to 4 lbs. and better. Leighton is a fly fishers dream, with rainbows up to 4 lbs. but 7 and 8 pounders are not impossible to catch. There are boat launches at both lakes.




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Tunkwa Lake Provincial Park, Tunkwa Lake, British Columbia.