Adams Lake

Adams Lake near Kamloops, BC

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18 kms
Canoeing, Sea Kayaking
Spring, Fall, Summer
Kamloops, BC
User CougarCanyon

From the boat launch, paddle 2.4 km's to get out of Agate Bay. Continue another 3.1 km's north-east across the lake to get to Cottonwood Point. Continue north along the shore another 2.6 km's to a bay with an obvious campsite which frequented by powerboats. Continue north a short distance around the next point to the sandy beach.

From the sandy beach, there is limstone wall 2 km's to the north. One can view pictographs at this point (Tshinakin Point).


From Kamloops, drive north to Agate Bay Road (also known as Sqaum Bay Road) which is just north of the community of Louis Creek and a few kilometres south of Barriere. Continue east along Agate Bay Road, past Forest Lake, to Agate Bay (also known as Squam Bay or Skwaam Bay). There is a boat launch at Agate Bay. Parking is usually not a problem but can be crowded on a summer weekend.

Please check the bottom of the Description (above left; click) for the author's written directions.

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By ZoeraffardPosted By: Zoeraffard  - Wed Apr 23 15:24:11 UTC 2014 Not Rated Question Hello,

I was reading your trip about Adams lake. We are thinking of going there July long weekend. We like to kayak and camp. We would like something remote with no vehicle access so we can get some peace and quiet. We are taking a friend with us who hasn't paddled before, so also need our paddle to be fairly easy. Based on your trip, it sounds like it took you 7 hours roundtrip. so was that 3.5 hours to get to the beach? Can you camp on that beach? We use the back road mapbook to give us hints for back country camping access, and its lists some marine parks on the east side of the lake, but they are further north then the pictographs. Is there anywhere else in the region that you would also recommend? Thanks for your informative posting and great pictures.

Many thanks,

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