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post #1 of (permalink) Old 06-07-2005, 10:39 PM Thread Starter
High on the Mountain Top
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Default Camping on Mabel Lake

I'm looking for campsite info about Mabel Lake (north east of Vernon). I know that there's a government campground there, but I'm more interested in other locations along the lake where camping is possible.

Any info would be appreciated.


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post #2 of (permalink) Old 06-10-2005, 04:56 PM
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There's a FR Site campground about 1/2 way up the lake on the east side called Cottonwood Bay Rec Site.
It was about 6-7 years ago that I was there with my dog. Nice larger area that was deserted mid week in mid Sept. Seems to me there were ~ twenty sites or so. Nice open beach and a creek running through part of it. Two wheel accessible to boot.
You might want to check the Forest Rec site web page to see if they charge for overnighters there now.


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post #3 of (permalink) Old 07-13-2005, 09:48 PM Thread Starter
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There weren't many campsites to be found on Mabel Lake so I decided instead to do a six day trip on the Shuswap Lake from Sicamous to the top of Anstey Arm.

It was an awesome trip. Shared the lake with a few houseboats and power boats but still ended up having four out of five nights where I was the only one occupying the entire campsite(s). The lesser travelled Anstey Arm is a very cool place to paddle with incredible scenery, from the top there are no buildings in sight as far as you can see, and very few houseboats as it's too shallow for them.

Campsites at Anstey View, Anstey Beach, and Marble Point are nice -- each has a covered picnic table and an awesome view. If you're comfortable with a few boat wakes, the Shuswap can be a pretty cool place to paddle.


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post #4 of (permalink) Old 06-08-2015, 06:16 PM
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good site but mabel lake rd past the provincial site is terrible! Do not take any sort of trailer down this road!!
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