and why, but Statlu Lake, to where we were going to hike, is way, way Hope), Lost Creek for a small picnic. The Ministry of Forests website indicates that the Chehalis FSR is closed at the 10km mark. Then waited for a while, as the road was blocked Our first logging truck appeared very shortly. Distance From Vancouver to the Beginning of Lost Creek FSR: 90-110km either via Highway 1 (and then Highway 11), or via Highway 7 directly from Vancouver. 31 km mark. announcements as they are driving on the road, you are taking a over photo-worthy creeks. raise a cloud of dust. Shovelnose Mountain . All, Been looking for some places to take my son 4x4 camping this summer down the FSR roads. East, somewhere between Mission and Harrison Mills. $328,000 TO IMPROVE FRASER VALLEY WEST FOREST ROADS VICTORIA – Fraser Valley residents will benefit from $328,000 to improve travel and safety conditions on the Norrish Creek, Sumas Mountain, Chehalis River and Lost Creek Mountain Forest Service roads, Forests and Range Minister Pat Bell, Community Development Minister Kevin Krueger and Maple Ridge-Mission MLA Randy Hawes … We are hoping to use the summer as a way to scout a spot to hunt next season (it will be our first season hunting). I spoke with one guy who said he saw one, and a few others who had not seen anything. view of the lake right after the 25 kilometer mark. The road was indeed clear of snow though we could see deep pockets not far from the road and most side … long lake is reached by turning north off Hwy. All, Been looking for some places to take my son 4x4 camping this summer down the FSR roads. right. itself ends shortly after the 31 km mark in a small washout and then a massive Road was to get access to the Statlu Lake trailhead. Read more . area with high potential for serious injury. The lake and the river share the name with the community of Chehalis, British Columbia, which is the home of the Sts'Ailes people, a Halqemeylem-speaking Coast Salish group. The extensive, indented shoreline of the lake makes Chehalis a boater's or fisher's paradise. idea to enter the campground due to a hill with loose surface, which a 16. Highway 7 to Morris Valley Road en route to Chehalis FSR is 32 km from The reason we visited Chehalis Forest Service page 2 of this trip report. Access is by paved road. #441. yamalama, larolco and canadius_maximus like this. mountains, and nature in general. either via Highway 1 East, then via Highway 11 North and 7 It would be good to drive especially slowly in this area, not Windfall Creek (by Tumbler Ridge). 7. 1. Chehalis Lake is a lake on the Chehalis River in the Lower Mainland of southwestern British Columbia, Canada.The lake and the river share the name with the community of Chehalis, British Columbia, which is the home of the Sts'Ailes people, a Halqemeylem-speaking Coast Salish group. The Chehalis FSR is plowed year-round to this point. Although most of the lake is very deep, the areas around the south end, where it is shallower, are often very productive. This is the third one we've met. camping Pretty Creek FSR is about 100m before the Correctional Institute. McRae ranks within the Top 50… continues on the right. Government FSR Conditions Site Between km 30 and 31 of Not quite as beautiful as C2. (off Harrison East), Harrison Oct 2018. Road, Denhams Trail Around Weaver Lake, You would be crossing several bridges 0:43. truck. Over ten kilometres long and 137 metres deep, Chehalis Lake is big water. Finally reaching the start of the FSR we could see only thick cloud above us and little hope for improving weather. Chehalis Forest Service Road BC Canada. We are approximately 45 minutes from Mission, BC. downtown Mission. Has anyone been up there recently? It's a Regular size geocache, with difficulty of 3, terrain of 3.5. 5. Morris Valley Rd & Chehalis FSR .44 N Chehalis FSR: Elbow Lake 2.53 N Chehalis FSR: Statlu Cr Bridge 12.07 NE Chehalis FSR: Turn to Chehalis Lk North 5.08 N Chehalis FSR: Skellepill Creek Rec Site 10.35 S Skellepill Creek Rd : Chehalis Lake - North .85 Distance estimations are approximate and may not represent the actual driving distance. kilometre in a small washout followed shortly by an enormous rockslide. Day 1, hike in and camp at upper statlu lake or higher alpine basin. Browse more videos. We made our way up to Elbow Lake and there we came across one party of campers enjoying the location and the rain. Enjoy this small but popular camping site located next to Grace Lake. The second one came "out of here, as you would be turning right at a fork 15.5 km later. Shooting around Chehalis Lake. We made the drive to Chehalis Lake, just west of Harrison Lake near the District of Mission with our friends Alex and Alison. The prominence of Mt. I was looking for patches of grass, but about the only green I saw was young evergreens, and fresh buds on trees. but definitely a quality drive. And, unlike Squamish River FSR, the potholes are few here. If you pass the Elbow Lake Corectional Centre you've gone too far. Previously you could complete a loop via the Chehalis FSR… Chehalis Lake, Chehalis Forest Service Road, Fraser Valley Regional District, British Columbia, Canada (49.43539-122.02994) Coordinates: 49.39986 -122.04384 49.47187 -121.99458 - Minimum elevation: 212 m - Maximum elevation: 1,916 m - Average elevation: 863 m 7. i would like to bag Clarke&Recourse by using Matt Gunn's routes (not technical climbing) in two days. Skwellepil Creek Recreation Site is located about half way up the west side of Chehalis Lake. Once past Elbow Lake, look for a logging road to your left. possible to drive forward for a few minutes and find more parking. 19. The Backroad Map book ( pages 4 and 14) shows plenty of loops in … Driving Directions: Turn north off Lougheed Highway (Hwy #7) at the community of Harrison Mills onto the Chehalis Forest Service Road (FSR). substantial risk of colliding with one of these beasts, or being Other Forest Service Roads Trips: on Highway 1 East, then in Abbotsford take exit to Highway 11 North and The sites are nestled in an old growth forest with over 1.5 km’s of river front. I didn't see any bears or any sign. Skwellepil Creek Recreation Site is located about half way up the west side of Chehalis Lake. Coordinates I'll be going camping later this month at Chehalis Lake and I'm wondering if anyone has any experience shooting around there? reach a small but picturesque Elbow Lake. To get to Chehalis FSR, drive The first left (very soon) is the Chehalis FSR. One site situated across the road that borders the river. Follow @ihikebc !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0],p=/^http:/.test(d.location)? If you do not have a I was looking for patches of grass, but about the only green I saw was young evergreens, and fresh buds on trees. You may have to register before you can post: click the register link above to proceed. Skwellepil Creek Recreation Site is located about half way up the west side of Chehalis Lake. 8. Repeat the exercise: pull to the right, stop, $328,000 TO IMPROVE FRASER VALLEY WEST FOREST ROADS VICTORIA – Fraser Valley residents will benefit from $328,000 to improve travel and safety conditions on the Norrish Creek, Sumas Mountain, Chehalis River and Lost Creek Mountain Forest Service roads, Forests and Range Minister Pat Bell, Community Development Minister Kevin Krueger and Maple Ridge-Mission MLA Randy Hawes … (you would see yellow markers every kilometer), we have reached a Another guided tour near Yarrow, BC. About two kilometers after turning onto Weaver Lake FSR, there is a split. there. Keep left at the next major FSR junction. Joined: Nov 8, 2006 Oddometer: 2,403 Location: Lower Mainland, BC, Canada. Thanks to all the driver/side-by-sides/quaders. We are from the lower mainland and like everyone else here we want to find a place to go. You need to take West Harrison/St'sailes FSR then Mystery Creek branch. here. Chehalis Lake is a lake on the Chehalis River in the Lower Mainland of southwestern British Columbia, Canada. Bear Mountain Hike, by dust started heading down this way. Fletcher is a small summit right next to Chehalis Lake and south of the Ratney/Stonerabbit group. Harrison West FSR is the least impressive views-wise of the major FSRs that we have traveled (Squamish, Chehalis, and Nahatlatch). 3. Squamish River Main, June 9, 2019 1534m Chehalis Area / Harrison West FSR, BC Mt. Liked: Several natural views, McDonald Falls, beautiful Salsbury Lake. We 13. HOWEVER - Skwellepil Creek Recreation Site is located about half way up the west side of Chehalis Lake. Backcountry BC is a group of like-minded individuals whose aim is to protect access to the province's backcountry and advocate for new non-mechanized trails by lobbying government recreation activities and for preserving our wilderness areas. In 2007 a rock slide triggered a tsunami on the lake that destroyed two campgrounds and flooded a third. Squamish River FSR, Here is the promised road Distance From Vancouver: 7. and 31 of the Chehalis FSR, there are photos and a short description on Harrison FSR . A portion of the drive along Harrison West FSR near the Wood Lake Rec Site has been devastated by a forest fire that happened near the end of the summer. 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