Turner Chain of Lakes
The Turner Lakes Chain
consists of seven lakes. Hunlen Falls (Canada’s third highest falls at 1316 feet) effectively isolates the chain from the rest of the Atnarko watershed, a branch of the headwaters of the Bella Coola River. Because of that waterfall the lakes were originally “fishless”. History has it that coastal cutthroat native to the valley below were stocked by homesteader and pioneer, Ralph Edwards, “the Robinson Crusoe of Lonesome Lake,” in the 1950s. Ralph somehow carried a breeding stock of the coastal cutthroat in a knapsack up from the Lonesome Lake over seventy years ago. Because of the isolation of the lake chain, the cutts have thrived throughout the system, undisturbed and provide great fishing for those who get to the lakes. The coastal cutthroat are the only fish in the valley above Hunlen Falls. Stewart’s Lodge
and Camps on Nimpo Lake serve as the jumping off point for the adventure. Video
of 2015 trip.
The float plane takes off from Stewart Lodge on Nimpo Lake in British Columbia. Everyone needs to be on the dock, packed, and ready to depart at 9:30 am. It is recommended that you stay at the lodge the night of July 15, the night before flying to the lakes. The contact info for Stewart Lodge is below. In addition, you will find more information on the web site discussion page.
- Float plane ride to/from Turner Lake
- Cabins and tent sites
- Food while at Turner Lake
Costs do not Include
- Transportation to and from Stewart Lodge
- Lodging or food prior to departure from Nimpo Lake (assume 2 nights, 1 on the way and 1 at Nimpo Lake).
- Lodging after return to Nimpo Lake (assume 1 night, either at Nimpo Lake or on the way)
- Fishing License
NOTE: General Registration for this outing will open on Monday, February 13 at 9:00. Registration is limited to only 12 participants because of the limited # of cabin bunks and tent sites.
Contact Information for Stewart Lodge
Stewart Lodge & Camps
21173 Chilcotin Hwy 20
Nimpo Lake BC VOL 1R0