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From Kamloops travel west on
the Trans Canada Hwy (#l) for ll.4 km. (7.l miles) and then turn
south onto the Coquihalla Hwy (#5). Take exit 336 (about 37.5 km/23.3
miles) off highway 5 and turn right (west) onto Meadow Lake road
passing through the community of Logan
Lake. Travel straight at the intersection of Hwy 97c passing
by the Highland Valley Copper mine and the Tailings pond. Turn left
onto the Laura Lake road at the intersection with Landon road. The
pavement ends here and from this point on the road passes through
Highland Valley Copper mine property. (The junction of Big
OK (Island) and Calling Lake are well
marked from this point on). Travel 4.2 kms. (2.6 miles) on the Laura
Lake road staying straight while passing along the lower end of
the Tailing pond dam. Follow the Highland Valley Copper mine signs
and at l8.4 km (ll.4 miles) turn right. At 20.4 km (l2.6 miles)
turn right and at 20.5 km (l2.7 miles) you will arrive at the BCFS
campsite on the north end of Big OK Lake.
No resorts but there is a 25 vehicle BCFS campsite with cartop boat
launch located on the north shore and one rustic campsite is located
on the southeast corner. This is not accessible to motorhomes or
trailers - a truck is recommended.
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Report: Managed as a quality lake Big OK produces rainbows
3lbs and larger, by larger is meant that 8lbs and up is not unheard
of in this lake. Huge chironamid, mayflies and sedge hatches along
good populations of fresh water shrimp ensure these trout get enough
food to grow big. This is an artificial fly only catch and release
fishery. Best times for fishing are spring and fall. If you're a
fly fisherman and are looking for trophy rainbow, Big OK is the
lake you might be looking for. Be sure to visit Fishbc.com
for angling information!
Big OK is a manmade lake situated on the Thompson Plateau. Forests
consists mainly of Engelmann spruce and lodgepole pine interspersed
with small amounts of common juniper, alder, willow and poplar.
Slopes around Big OK vary widely from 5% at the outlet to a maximum
of 25% on the southwest end. An earthen dam makes up most of the
southwest end. Water is only able to pass over the overflow on the
west side of the dam at high water.
Surrounded by a l0 meter (32.8 ft) wide band of deciduous growth,
composed of alder and willow which gives way to a coniferous forest.
Along the shoreline many stumps and boulders can be found along
with a band of sedge ranging from 5-l0 meters (l6-33 ft) in width.
Aquatic plants include chara and potamogeton. The lake bottom is
composed of organics over cobble. The mid-lake area and the east
shore is made up of a large sunken island averaging l.8m (5.9 ft)
in depth, dropping away to l2.2 m (40ft) on the south end of the
lake. The northwest and northeast corners contain pockets of deep