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Mahood Lake
Mahood Lake is located approximately 88 km (55 miles) east of 100 Mile in the Cariboo Chilcotin Coast Region of BC.

Outdoor Recreation
Mahood Lake is part of Wells Gray Provincial Park and because of its remote location from the main entrance at Clearwater, it's probably the least-used section. The lake is very clean and pristine and has lots of areas available for kayaking, canoeing, boating, hiking, and, with the proper license, fishing and hunting - all within a unique wilderness setting.

Travelling Here
There are a number of ways to get to Mahood Lake. The easiest is to travel east of 100 Mile House through Forest Grove to Canim Lake, then travel on the south side of the lake via paved and gravel roads. If you are prepared to, you can also travel here from Hwy 24, then take the turnoff at the Interlakes corner and travel via gravel roads or by taking TFL 18 and other gravel logging roads from Clearwater.

Campground
There is a provincial campground at Mahood Lake with 35 sites, some of which can be reserved from May 15th to September 1st through Discover Camping, while the rest are on a first-come, first-served basis. Before and after those dates, they are all on a first-come, first-served basis.

Waterfalls
Besides all the great recreation available at Mahood Lake, there are also walking trails to either Mahood or Canim Falls or to Deception Falls. At all three areas, you can experience some decent views from the trails and viewing platforms, just don't get too close to the edge and do keep an eye on children.

Deception Falls
Remember there are quite a few bears in the area and extreme caution must be exercised when walking on the trails, especially to Deception Falls. The gravel road to Deception Falls is narrow and rough, plus there is very little parking or even a place to turn around at the parking lot, so RVs and motorhomes are not recommended at all.

Canim Lake
For services and supplies, you can find all sorts of general merchandise, including fresh-baked goods at the Canim Lake General Store located in the small community of Canim Lake on Canim Lake South Road. Canim Beach Provincial Park is just 8 km (5 miles) east on the Canim-Hendrix Lake Road. If you go 13 km (8 miles) west on the Canim-Hendrix Lake Road, there is another community called Forest Grove where there you can find gas, groceries, and a restaurant.

Bear Country
Just remember if you are enjoying the Mahood Lake and the rest of Wells Gray Provincial Park and the countryside around British Columbia, please remember this is bear country. Try to make noise on the trails and avoid the rivers during heavy salmon spawning times unless you feel comfortable with bears around and take the usual precautions. There is also the possibilities of encounters with wolves or cougars so please play it safe.

BC Parks

 

 

Mahood Lake
Mahood Lake

 

Canin Falls
Canin Falls

 

Mahood Lake Campground
Mahood Lake Campground

 

Deception Falls
Deception Falls

 

Canim Lake Store
Canim Lake Store

 

Mahood Lake Beach Area
Mahood Lake Beach Area

 

Trail to Deception Falls
Trail to Deception Falls

 

Group Campground
Group Campground

 
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