More information from my post on Bivouac regarding the new trail:
The New Watersprite Lake trail
This trail is currently under construction by BCMC. It presently provides quality, bush free access to the Skookum S1 Spur, Dreadnought Spur, and the end of the Watersprite Skookum Logging Spur.
*The trail is still under construction so do not expect a fully groomed trail just yet
*Time: 4 to 4.5 hours one way in the trail's current condition
*Cars will not make it to the parking lot (All wheel drive or 4 wheel drive highly recommended)
*Donations to the BCMC for trail maintenance is always appreciated and needed
*Outhouses are soon to be constructed, and the cabin will be paid accommodation (locked requiring a key) which can be reserved on the BCMC website.
*Camp only in designated camping areas.
*Keep in mind at all times that this area is a rugged wilderness, with unforgiving weather that changes quickly. tshirt and sneakers as an example are not recommended, proper outerware is for your comfort and safety, we want you to enjoy the outdoors.
*There is a large bear population and other wildlife in the valley which is often encountered on the trail, so dogs are not recommended for the trail or Watersprite Lake area. A new bear attack study indicates that 93% of all bear attacks are male bears and 53% of those involve dogs.
*Human waste continues to be a major problem in the Skookum Valley and Watersprite Lake, so please do not leave your toilet paper and deeds near the lake or the trail. This will contaminate the lake and the creeks in the area and make other hikers in the future sick (contaminated drinking water from a creek on the trail already infected one hiker with bacteria) This is everyone's drinking water.
*Open campfires at Watersprite Lake are forbidden and highly detrimental to the fragile environment.
**Abuse this fragile and special area and everyone loses**