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post #1 of (permalink) Old 06-09-2017, 04:08 PM Thread Starter
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I'm planning on taking an older fellow "backcountry" camping (basically anywhere that you have to hike to for a bit). Falls Lake in the Coquihalla would work, but I was thinking Davis Lake near Mission might work to, and would be less of a drive. Does anyone here know how crowded it gets?
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post #2 of (permalink) Old 06-09-2017, 04:10 PM
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The lake itself is not crowded. The flying bullets tend to prevent that
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post #3 of (permalink) Old 06-09-2017, 08:02 PM Thread Starter
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Ha ha, do people actually shoot around that lake? I thought the large flat spot about 5 km north was where the normal "gun range" was.

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post #4 of (permalink) Old 06-10-2017, 12:42 AM
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Oh, people shoot everywhere in that area.
Though, new regulations prohibit discharge of firearms anywhere along roads in Davis lake area. So, in theory, Davis lake should be safe from stray bullets. But I don't know if these changes are actively enforced and anything changed in reality.
Map of old and new "no shooting areas" is available here:

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Davis lake is gross. I was thinking similar idea to easily hike family into and did a dayhike to it. If you have a stock jeep you can actually drive in despite "decommissioned" road. People towed a trailer with a canoe and flat-bottom boat to fish the lake. There's beer can firepits and even saw a tampon near the waters edge while eating lunch. I wouldn't consider it the most scenic either with lots of quads etc ripping around if you're into that.

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post #6 of (permalink) Old 06-11-2017, 01:17 AM
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Don't do it, its frequently visited by all kinds of motorized garbage, its a mess, 99%
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post #7 of (permalink) Old 06-14-2017, 01:05 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the warning, it turns out we're going to the Skagit River area instead.
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