Shuswap Lake

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The drive around Shuswap Lake on the Quest-Wilson Forest Service Road is marvelous. It’s an active logging road through Crown Land and offers incredible views of Shuswap Lake, a very large lake with several arms. When traveling on any forest road in British Columbia, you’ll need a two-way radio to communicate with other vehicles.

Around the 3.5 miles (5.6 KM) mark, there is a short but must-see side route to Sicamous Lookout and its spectacular view of Shuswap Lake and the city of Sicamous. The road is called “Old Logging Road.” It’s just over a mile to get to the lookout.

About 16 miles (25 KM) down the trail, you’ll go through a few switchbacks and reach a fork in the road. The left fork leads down to the water and a few dispersed campsites. As with all Crown Land, there is no fee to camp. The right fork continues up the trail, which gets rough. There are a few spots where 4WD is needed, mainly after you pass a sign that says “Unmaintained Road.” You’ll go through heavily logged areas, but the views of the lake are amazing.