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Momich Lakes Provincial Park
About This Park
Momich Lakes Provincial Park is a popular park for fishing, swimming and boating.
The park protects the most northerly occurrence of western larch in the province, as well as winter ranges for moose and mule deer. Sockeye salmon and native stocks of trout and other fish species are present in the Momich River.
Park Size: 1848 hectares east of the northern end of Adams Lake, approximately 110 km northeast of Kamloops.
Know Before You Go
- Adams is a large lake, and subject to gusts of strong wind. Note that there are few pullouts available during the high water of May and June.
- Bring your own drinking water, as potable water is not available in the park.
- The nearest public telephone is at Vavenby Store, approximately 60 km away by forest service road.
- Please help to prevent the spread of Eurasian Water Milfoil by removing all weeds from your boat and motor before launching, and after removing it from the lake.
Three routes, all gravel logging roads, access this area: from Hwy 5 south of Barriere, via Agate Bay Road and along the west side and northern end of Adams Lake (80 km); from TransCanada Hwy #1 at Squilax to Adams Lake roads (95 km); from Hwy #5 at Vavenby, via logging roads (60 km). Nearest towns include Chase, Scotch Creek, Kamloops, Vavenby, Clearwater,
Nature and Culture
- History: Established 1996
- Cultural Heritage: Indigenous presence in the area is confirmed by the many culturally-modified trees and evidence of pit houses. An abandoned logging camp is situated behind the beach on Momich Lake.
- Conservation: The park encompasses frontage on Adams Lake, three small lakes, associated wetlands, the Momich River and its flood plain. The park protects the most northerly occurrence of western larch in the province, as well as winter ranges for moose and mule deer. Sockeye salmon and native stocks of trout and other fish species are present in the Momich River.
- Wildlife: Wildlife viewing opportunities for beaver, muskrat, osprey, moose, mule deer and black bear.
- General Wildlife, Marine & Outdoor Ethics Information
Activities Available at this Park
Pets on Leash
Pets/domestic animals must be on a leash at all times and are not allowed in beach areas or park buildings. You are responsible for their behaviour and must dispose of their excrement.
Backcountry areas are not suitable for dogs or other pets due to wildlife issues and the potential for problems with bears.
Many winter activities are permitted, but no facilities are provided.
There are ice fishing opportunities in this park.