Adams Lake BC
"Adams Lake BC" is an odd term, so let's clarify it. Adams Lake is in British Columbia. It's north-northwest of Shuswap Lake, which is immediately north of Salmon Arm. We will, however, continue using the term "Adams Lake BC" in case, for whatever reason, you searched those specific words. But be aware you will not find it labeled as such elsewhere. You'll see it as simply "Adams Lake."
Shuswap Lake is better known and much more heavily visited, but both lakes are sprawling, beautiful, surrounded by forested mountains. The difference is that the shore of Adams Lake BC is almost undeveloped. Driving around it, you'll enjoy frequent lake views and find many, excellent, free campgrounds.
At an elevation of 412 m (1,350 ft), Adams Lake BC is big: 62.5 km (39 mi) long, covering 13,108 hectares (32,390 acres). So it's easy to understand why it has so many free-of-charge campgrounds. They include Skwaam Bay, Sandy Point, Honeymoon Bay, Rocky Point, Gordon Bay, Tsikwustum Creek North, Tsikwustum Creek South, and Momich River.
Any of these campgrounds will serve as a convenient base if you're here to fish for kokanee or rainbow trout. Keep in mind, you must have a valid B.C. angling license in your possession. Other activities include canoeing, cycling, hiking, swimming, scuba diving, waterskiing, windsurfing, and wildlife viewing.
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