BC ice off 2019

Speyrod GB

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I'm in a group that travels to BC every year for a weeklong stillwater trip. We stay at Lac des Roches and hit a few other lakes in the area. I'll be there mid-May this year, can't wait.
Looking at heading up there in the year or so. How are the rv accommodations there. Full hook ups?
 

Buzzy

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Looking at heading up there in the year or so. How are the rv accommodations there. Full hook ups?
I’m not sure about Lac des Roches RV sites but from what I’ve seen most lakeshore camping in the greater Kamloops area would be “dry” camping.

We rent a cabin at Mile High Resort and make daily trips to a number of lakes we’ve gotten to know. Not ideal for early or late bite but it works for us old farts.
 

Speyrod GB

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I’m not sure about Lac des Roches RV sites but from what I’ve seen most lakeshore camping in the greater Kamloops area would be “dry” camping.
I'm not opposed to dry camping provided the roads won't destroy my "mobile home". I have generators sop power is not a problem.
 

Buzzy

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I'm not opposed to dry camping provided the roads won't destroy my "mobile home". I have generators sop power is not a problem.
Many of the lakes we fish are accessible via some rough roads but there are many you won’t beat your house up on.
 

Mark Yoshida

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Looking at heading up there in the year or so. How are the rv accommodations there. Full hook ups?
Checkout the following if you have not done so

 
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Robert Engleheart

Robert
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Many of the resorts have RV sites but most are dry and as Buzzy said, not roads you want to take an RV on. They can be narrow, rough and used by logging trucks. With the currency exchange, cabins can be found for as little as $50 USD/night.with the cost of gas when towing, you might find it cheaper to just rent a cabin.
if you do take your RV, many of the larger lakes on highway 24, Roche Lake and Tunkwa near Kamloops have RV spaces.
 

pond monkey

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The Weather Network is predicting a warming trend mid-March onward for BC.
Advising ice-off may be 3 to 4 weeks earlier than last year.

Here's a list of lakes and ice-off dates (2018) that I maintain (busy topic up here!).
Some don't have ice-off dates for last year but I put them in for elevation references.
Lakes at similar elevations ice-off around the same time.

Didn't format well but you can figure it out (some of us old farts still use feet so you are in luck).

1 Lake Name (m) (ft) 2018
2 Allen Meadows 1180 3870 25-Apr
3 Baird 832 2729
4 Big OK 1505 4936
5 Blackwell 1380 4526
6 Bob 1533 5028
7 Bolean 1459 4786
8 Bose 1443 4733
9 Campbell 1020 3346 26-Apr
10 Courtney 1005 3296 22-Apr
11 Dairy 1420 4658
12 Dominic 1540 5051
13 Dragon
14 Duffy 1188 3897
15 Edith 1025 3362
16 Face 1462 4795
17 Fred Lake 1285 4215
18 Frisken 1154 3785
19 Frog Moore 1429 4687
20 Gardom 545 1788
21 Glimpse 1174 3851
22 Gump 1346 4415
23 Hatheume 1402 4599
24 Helmer 1352 4435
25 Hidden 651 2135
26 Horseshoe 1114 3654
27 Jacko 892 2926 16-Apr
28 James 1370 4494
29 Jimmy 1311 4300
30 John Frank 1146 3759
31 Kidd 1075 3526 25-Apr
32 Lac Des Roches 1128 3700
33 Lac Le Jeune 1277 4189 06-May
34 Leighton 1138 3733
35 Little LDRoches 1125 3690
36 Lodgepole 1410 4625
37 Logan 1099 3605 24-Apr
38 Lundbom 1120 3674
39 Mamit 957 3139
40 Marquart 1120 3674
41 McConnell 1295 4248
42 Monte 686 2250
43 Morgan 607 1991 09-Apr
44 Napier
45 Nicola 628 2060 28-Mar
46 Paska 1453 4766
47 Pat (Six Mile) 602 1975 09-Apr
48 Peter Hope 1095 3592 30-Apr
49 Phillips 593 1945 23-Apr
50 Pinnacle 1400 4592
51 Postill 1463 4800
52 Pratt 1303 4274
53 Red 950 3116
54 Ridge 1471 4825
55 Ritchie
56 Roche 1146 3759 29-Apr
57 Ross Moore 1282 4205
58 Salmon 930 3050
59 Sawmill(Burnell)780 2558
60 Scuitto 1047 3434 26-Apr
61 Seidner 770 2526
62 Shannon 503 1650 31-Mar
63 Shumway
64 Skaha 340 1115
65 Stake 1321 4333
66 Stump 743 2437 17-Apr
67 Surrey 1399 4589
68 Sussex 1387 4549
69 Swan 390 1281 04-Apr
70 Todd 1299 4261
71 Trap
72 Tunkwa 1143 3749 28-Apr
73 Tupper 1362 4467
74 Valentine 1250 4100
75 Vaseux 360 1181
76 Vinson 1415 4641
77 Walloper 1307 4287
78 Ware 1177 3861
79 White 472 1548 12-Apr
80 Woods 391 1282
81 Wyse 1490 4887
82 Yellow 750 2460
Btw Dragon was ice free 4-27 in 2018.....2019 it was it was 4-20
Average over the last 20 yrs. aprox 4-15
Elevation 1900 ft...
 
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