Super Camping British Columbia
Super Camping British Columbia

Super Camping
British Columbia
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Flowers in the Thompson Okanagan, Photo Allen Jones

Pinantan Lake is popular for swimming, kayaking and canoeing as well as fishing, especially for Rainbow trout. Located in Kamloops Country in BC’s Thompson Okanagan region it is close to the City of Kamloops.  Golfing and other outdoor activities are also easily accessible. The region is home to abundant wildlife, and the birding enthusiast will be able to spy many different species home to this area.

Sunset over Kamloops | Don Weixl

When Pinantan Lake ices over from November to mid April, rainbow trout in the 1-pound range are numerous. And they offer fast action on trolling and spinning gear. A good mayfly hatch is a bonus for the fly fishers. Additionally, Harper Mountain is one of the hidden secrets of the Thompson Okanagan region of British Columbia. This family-friendly ski hill offers great Okanagan powder for downhill skiers and snowboarders, as well as night skiing and cross-country trails.


Pinantan Lake is located 33 km (20 mi) northeast of Kamloops via Hwy 5 and Paul Lake Road.

A Step Back in Time

The name Pinantan means ‘shoe’ or ‘moccasin’ in traditional Aboriginal language. The lake was given this name because its shape resembles a moccasin.

Camping Lodging

The Super Camping / Select Lodging Guide

First Published in 1989

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