Logan Lake is located 55 km (34 miles) east of Ashcroft
and 47 km (29 miles) north of Merritt
on Hwy 97C.
Primarily the service and residential hub for the Highland Valley
Copper Mine, Logan Lake is lately developing into more of a retirement
community. Logan Lake sits at the crossroads of some of British
Columbia's best fresh water fishing, cross-country skiing and snowmobiling
Valley Copper Mine
The Highland Valley Copper Mine is the second largest open pit copper
mine in North America. The mine is only 15 km (9 miles) west from
Logan Lake on Hwy 97C towards Ashcroft. Copper ore concentrates
from the Highland Mine are loaded on the C.N. Railway at Ashcroft
destined for the smelters of the Far East. As you travel by, you'll
get a chance to view the world's largest sand dam that encloses
the tailings in a 13 km (8 miles) long pond.
for rainbow trout
The trout fishing around Logan Lake in all directions is excellent
with around 30 lakes within 30 minutes of town. Just north by 17
km (10.5 miles) on the Tunkwa Lake Road to Savona
is Tunkwa Lake, noted for its rainbow trout fishing reportably on
BC's top ten list.
Travelling east on Hwy 97C to the north on Hwy 5, you will come
to Lac Le Jeune, and fish in one of the area's biggest producing
lakes at an elevation of 1,280 metres (4,200 feet).
of BC's best!
If you enjoy dry snow and a little longer season Logan Lake has
some great areas for you to explore. For cross-country skiing there
is a very nice trail system around the Logan Lake that includes
some night skiing. Then, if you enjoy snowmobiling, the area has
so many natural trails in and around the 6,000 foot level. Most
have little avalanche danger and the list is never-ending - this
has to be some of BC's best!
Close by to Logan Lake is also nice, not only for the fishing but
because you can also stay at the municipal campground located near
Maggs Park - very handy to town by the short walking distance plus
there are nice hot showers, power and a good supply of firewood.
There are quite a few adventure lodges in the Logan Lake area. Some
offer horseback riding, ice skating, mountain biking, quad tours,
boat and kayak rentals, snowmobile rentals, hiking around the numerous
trails, cross-country skiing and some great ice fishing. Most of
these lodges have some separate cabins available, complete with
a nice warm fireplace, for you to get cozy.
Both Tunkwa and Lac De Jeune have BC provincial campgrounds. At
Tunkwa there are two large, man-made lakes that you can swim in,
hike around, explore and experience some great fishing. Lac Le Jeune
is nice and large with great areas for you to view wildlife, swim
on a sandy beach, go boating or hike around. It is a little more
convenient to get to as it is well situated right off Hwy 5. But
just remember you have to get reservations at Lac Le Jeune if you
are planning on arriving in the summer.
If you do happen to make it to Tunkwa Lake continue north on the
Tunkwa Road to Savona Mountain about 12.5 km (8 miles) from logan
lake for some excellent rockhounding and exploring. This road continues
over the mountain into Savona and another route into Kamloops
on the Trans-Canada Hwy 1.
on Logan Lake