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Oct 09 – Field Trip to Isobel Lake

October 9 @ 11:00 am 5:00 pm

Pack your camera kit and a lunch and head to Isobel Lake for fellowship and photo opportunities in the fall colours of October 9.  This is the Saturday of the Thanksgiving weekend.  Feel free to invite family and/or potential members to join us.

Isobel Lake was a favourite photo destination of our former president, Bob Lewis.  At the picnic site we will eat lunch around noon and then spend some time remembering Bob as a friend and photographer who valued his photography friends and contributed so generously to KPAC.

Getting to Isobel Lake

Isobel lake is about a 40 minute drive from downtown Kamloops. To arrive at Isobel Lake by 11:00, you will need to leave Kamloops around 10:20.

From downtown, head over to the North Shore, and to the Bachelor Hills neighbourhood. Follow Batchelor Hills Dr all the way through the residential area. This road turns into Lac Du Bois Rd at the cattle guard. Continue on Lac Du Bois Rd for 15.5 km. Turn Right on McQueen-Isobel Lake Rd. When the road forks roughly 1.6 km, keep to the left.  When you reach a parking lot and kiosk on your right, keep driving and continue downhill to the lake and park near the day use area across the road from the campground. 

Once parked, continue walking along the road until you reach the boat launch.  The trail to the picnic shelter (and that continues around the lake) starts at the boat launch.  The picnic shelter is 750 metres away. Here is a link from Google Maps showing the route.  https://goo.gl/maps/4XmC5qppKy4AT8QJ6

Isobel Lake is within an Interpretive Forest and has a Forest Recreation Site. There is a wheelchair accessible path around the entire lake (about a 45-minute walk). The picnic shelter has 4 long picnic tables that will seat 10 each. In front of the shelter are two standard picnic tables and a bench (that together will seat 20) and a fire ring. Outhouses are nearby but no potable water.

Please observe Health protocols in place. THX

Photo is of Coyote Rock by Kamloops Lake, one of Bob Lewis’ HDR images.