Black Lake

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General Information

Black Lake is within the Roche Lake Park system. Although it is small, apparently it can yield some nice trout. This is another very good fly fishing lake.

Location and Access

Black Lake is accessed via the main Roche Lake Road which is off the "Old Merritt/Kamloops Highway, 97A. The branch road to Black Lake is left at the sign, "Welcome to Roche Lake Provincial Park". As with most back roads, many are what are referred to as "dry" weather roads. The short access road (.08 km)into Black Lake is certainly one of those roads. (see photo below) There are no steep hills but one must make sure your boat trailer has ample ground clearance. One concern may be that if you are pulling a boat trailer, once you have started in on the road there really are no decent pull-outs. Fingers crossed you don't meet someone who may also be pulling a trailer, coming the other way. A two wheel drive pick-up with high ground clearance or a 4 X 4 are recommended.

Typical mud hole on the .8 km section of road into Black Lake. Keep in mind there had been no rain for at least three weeks when we took this photo! The holes seemed to have good solid bottoms with no boulders - maybe we were just lucky!

Boat launch at Black Lake

Facilities & Services

  • Boat Launch - Yes (The boat launch area is decent and should not be difficult even with a trailer)
  • Camping - Yes - no designated spots (suggest you leave your travel trailer or that nice 5th wheel at one of the several very nice camping facilities that are not far away)
  • Cell Coverage - No
  • Firepits - No (please do not create your own)
  • Garbage Collection - No (Please take all garbage home, including pieces of fishing line, etc.)
  • Outhouses - Yes
  • Picnic Tables - No
  • Resort - No ( Roche Lake Resort is very close - and is an excellent full package resort)

Most recreation/camp sites on the smaller fishing lakes are "USER MAINTAINED". (maintenance contractors usually cannot check each lake and campsite on a daily basis) We ALL must look after these precious facilities. Firewood is usually not available. Please, do not cut nearby trees for firewood.