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Chilanko Forks & Puntzi Lake

Kokanee Bay Fishing Resort - Puntzi Lake, BC | Kari Medig

Chilanko Forks is an unincorporated settlement as well as a First Nations community of the Tsilhqot’in (tseelh-coht-een) people, located on Hwy 20, 176 km (107 mi) west of Williams Lake, on the north bank of the Chilanko River, between Redstone to the east and Tatla Lake to the west.

Home to the Chilanko Forks Wildlife Management Area, a protected marshland for waterfowl, the region is a great place for bird watching and wildlife viewing in the summer months. Fishing is also popular in the area in both summer and winter on nearby Puntzi Lake.

Well known for biking and hiking trails, canoeing, kayaking, fishing, and hunting, Puntzi Lake (60km/37mi west of Alexis Creek and 11km/7mi off the highway at Chilanko Forks) is also a major draw for bird watchers. The American White Pelican uses the lake as a food source in early spring and throughout the summer, while Trumpeter Swans feed in the fall until the lake freezes over. Several fishing resorts and serviced RV campsites are located around the lake. Activities here are typically spring, summer and fall focused, so the lake’s kokanee and rainbow trout get a reprieve during winter snowmobiling season.

 

Puntzi Lake Bakery Cafe

Puntzi Lake Bakery Cafe

Yummy bakery products and delicious tasting food in our restaurant!

Woodlands Fishin’ Resort is home to a popular area destination, our very own Puntzi Lake Bakery Café. We offer an assortment of take-out goodies at our Bakery, such as our…

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Barney's Lakeside Resort

Barney's Lakeside Resort

Strike Awe in the beautiful Chilcotin at Barney’s Lakeside Resort on Puntzi Lake. Stay for seven nights and pay only for five in one of our one to six bedroom cabins.

We have small fishing boats, kayaks and canoe rentals…

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Woodlands Fishin Resort

Woodlands Fishin Resort

Come experience fishing for Kokanee and Rainbow Trout, abundance of wildlife, hiking trails , 4×4 trails of the Chilcotin in British Columbia.

Enjoy one of our many R.V. sites full or partial hook ups, Cabins rentals with full kitchens, bathrooms…

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Kokanee Bay Fishing Resort

Kokanee Bay Fishing Resort

Come relax, unwind and enjoy our little bit of paradise! Six cabins set along the lake for you to enjoy the sunrises and the sunsets. The cabins have everything you need, including bathrooms and kitchens with all the cookware -…

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