Fire Restrictions in Effect for this Park
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Activities Available at this Park
Facilities Available at this Park
Visitor Information

Adams is a large lake, and subject to gusts of strong wind. Note that there are few pullouts available during the high water of May and June.

Bring your own drinking water, as potable water is not available in the park.

Momich Lakes Provincial Park

  • Momich River Campsite on Adams Lake is open for use. The campsite is a user maintained site and there is currently no fee charged. The camping is mostly high density type. 
  • For visitor safety all other parts of the park are closed until further notice. This closure is due to the extensive fire damage incurred to the park in 2009.
  • Due to the extensive impacts caused by the Momich Fire 2009, the Momich Lake East campsite and access is closed indefinitely. Hazardous trees throughout this area and slope instability directly above the campsite are major safety concerns. Access to this area is prohibited. Thank you for your cooperation.
  • For traveler safety the Momich-Stukemapten Forest Service Road has been gated to restrict vehicle access through the fire damaged area at certain time intervals during the year. Please contact the Headwaters Forest District in Clearwater BC at 250 587-6700 for further information regarding road access.

About This Park

Momich Lakes Provincial Park

A popular park for fishing, swimming and boating.

Special Features:
The park protects the most northerly occurrence of western larch in the province, as well as winter ranges for moose and mule deer. Sockeye salmon and native stocks of trout and other fish species are present in the Momich River.

Park Size: 1848 hectares east of the northern end of Adams Lake, approx 110 km northeast of Kamloops.

Special Notes:

  • The nearest public telephone is at Vavenby Store, approx 60 km away by forest service road.
  • Please help to prevent the spread of Eurasian Water Milfoil by removing all weeds from your boat and motor before launching and after removing it from the lake.
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Location and Maps

Three routes, all gravel logging roads, access this area: from Hwy 5 south of Barriere, via Agate Bay Road and along the west side and northern end of Adams Lake (80 km); from TransCanada Hwy #1 at Squilax to Adams Lake roads (95 km); from Hwy #5 at Vavenby, via logging roads (60 km). Nearest towns include Chase, Scotch Creek, Kamloops, Vavenby, Clearwater,

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Nature and Culture

  • History - Established 1996.
  • Cultural Heritage - Native presence in the area is confirmed by the many culturally modified trees and evidence of pit houses. An abandoned logging camp is situated behind the beach on Momich Lake.
  • Conservation - The park encompasses frontage on Adams Lake, three small lakes, associated wetlands, the Momich River and its flood plain. The park protects the most northerly occurrence of western larch in the province, as well as winter ranges for moose and mule deer. Sockeye salmon and native stocks of trout and other fish species are present in the Momich River.
  • Wildlife - Wildlife viewing opportunities for beaver, muskrat, osprey, moose, mule deer and black bear.
  • General Wildlife, Marine & Outdoor Ethics Information
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Activities Available at this Park

Canoeing

Canoeing

Canoeing and kayaking are popular; there is a popular meandering route through the large wetland connecting Momich and Little Momich Lakes.
Cycling

Cycling

Cycling is permitted, though there are no designated trails.
Fishing

Fishing

Fishing for kokanee, rainbow, and lake trout. Anyone fishing or angling in British Columbia must have an appropriate licence.
Horseback Riding

Horseback Riding

Horseback riding is permitted, though there are no designated trails or facilities.
Hunting

Hunting

Check the B.C. Hunting Regulations for seasons and closures.
Pets on Leash

Pets on Leash

Pets/domestic animals must be on a leash at all times and are not allowed in beach areas or park buildings. You are responsible for their behaviour and must dispose of their excrement.

Backcountry areas are not suitable for dogs or other pets due to wildlife issues and the potential for problems with bears.
Scuba Diving

Scuba Diving

There are some SCUBA diving opportunities in Adams Lake.
Swimming

Swimming

There are no lifeguards on duty at provincial parks. There are sandy/pebble beaches at the east end of Momich Lake and where Momich River enters Adams Lake. There are no roped off swimming areas in this park.
Waterskiing

Waterskiing

There are water skiing opportunities on Adams Lake. There are no size restrictions for boat motors on Adams Lake. There is no boat launch access on any of the three Momich Lakes.
Wildlife Viewing

Wildlife Viewing

The park and surrounding area have excellent opportunities for wildlife viewing.
Windsurfing

Windsurfing

Adams Lake provides windsurfing opportunities.
Winter Recreation

Winter Recreation

Many winter activities are permitted but no facilities are provided.

There are ice fishing opportunities in this park.
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Facilities Available at this Park

Campfires

Campfires

No firewood is provided; some fire rings are available. The gathering of firewood in a Park is illegal, so fires should only be used for emergency drying and warming. If a fire is used for an emergency, please keep it small, and ensure it is completely out before you leave. Use a camp stove for cooking. Campfires are not permitted on the beach below the high water mark.
Pit or Flush Toilets

Pit or Flush Toilets

There are only user-maintained pit toilets available in this park.
Vehicle Accessible Camping

Vehicle Accessible Camping

At Momich River campsite there are approx. 20 sites available for vehicle camping.