[1- North Arm of Murtle Lake]
Murtle Lake consists of a 6,900 hectare mid-section of Wells Gray Park's 540,000 ha total. Wells Gray Provincial Park is in the Cariboo Mountains of British Columbia.
Murtle Lake is world-famous as the largest canoe-only lake in North America. Set in a pristine mountain valley, the north and west arms are approximately 20 km long, and the lake averages three kilometres wide.
[2- Paddling Murtle Lake]
Murtle Lake is glacier-fed, and the water is icy cold.
[3- West arm of Murtle Lake]
No internal combustion engines or electric motors, no pets, and no firearms are allowed.
[4- Fairy Slipper Island]
No overnight use and no campfires are allowed on Fairyslipper Island.
[5 - Frog]
The use of bear proof food caches is mandatory.
Boil or otherwise purify lake or creek water to reduce risk of Giardia lamblia (beaver fever).
[6- Murtle Lake from Diamond Lagoon]
[7- McDougall Falls]
The outlet of Murtle Lake is the swift-flowing and dangerous Murtle River, noted for its many waterfalls. Visitors wishing to hike to McDougall Falls must use caution in Diamond Lagoon.
Murtle Lake is a large lake and subject to gusts of strong wind. The lake often becomes choppy in the afternoon. If moving camp it is best to do so in the forenoon. Never try to out-run a storm; beach at the first available opportunity and wait out bad weather.
Murtle is noted for rainbow and kokanee trout. Anyone fishing or angling in British Columbia must have an appropriate licence.
[9- Eagle at Murtle Lake]
Research: BC Provincial Parks, wikipedia
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