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Momich Lakes Provincial Park
Attention Visitors – Important Notice!
Camping for more than 14 days is prohibited
Please be advised that Park Act regulations prohibit camping for more than 14 days in Momich Lakes Provincial Park. This also applies to storage of equipment, supplies or vessels.
Momich River Campground on Adams Lake is open for use
The campground is a user-maintained campground 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 in 2009, the Momich Lake East Campground and access is closed indefinitely. Hazardous trees throughout this area and slope instability directly above the campground 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, B.C. at 250 587-6700 for further information regarding road access.
About This Park
A popular park for fishing, swimming and boating.
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, approximately 110 km northeast of Kamloops.
Know Before You Go
- 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.
- The nearest public telephone is at Vavenby Store, approximately 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.
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,
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
Activities Available at this Park
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.
Many winter activities are permitted, but no facilities are provided.
There are ice fishing opportunities in this park.