Explore Pemberton's Amazing Lakes
The lakes surrounding the Pemberton area combine spectacular views with a much needed cooling station for those hot summer days. Each lake offers different possibilities some are best enjoyed in a boat, some are fishing oasis, and some are camping getaways.
One Mile Lake
The first thing you see when you drive into Pemberton this small lake is just a 5 minute walk from the Pemberton Valley Lodge and town. The town of Pemberton has recently finished construction on a boardwalk and trail that surrounds the lake. This trail is ideal for a quick walk and allows you to enjoy the Mount Currie Mountain overlooking in the backdrop. If you're looking to enjoy a quick escape from the heat and want to pop over for a quick swim there's nowhere closer or more convenient then One Mile Lake. There is also area for picnics and lounging just off the front of the lake, however be warned that due to its convenience it's always packed during those hot summer days.
Pemberton's best swimming hole Mosquito Lake always warms up as soon as the weather begins to get hot. The only drawback to Mosquito is the lack of lounging areas, the lake features two small docks and another picnic area however they are quite small and are always packed during nice days. If swimming is all your into or hanging out on your floating device then Mosquito is the best bang for your buck. Because of its smallish size and usual perfect temperature its makes both the aforementioned activates appealing. If you're looking to get to Mosquito it's about a 15 minute drive from the Pemberton Lodge and requires a bit of a 4x4 trail to get to it. Nothing to serious but be forewarned if your car is your baby then you may be gasping as it bobs up and down the lake trail.
Pemberton's favorite fishing lake this small lake is ideal for belly boats and fly-fishing rods. Of course you can swim or come and hang-out on the dock but this lake is primarily a fishing spot. Located just down the road from Mosquito it's best to swim Mosquito and fish at Ivey. For more information about Pemberton fishing, what's biting and equipment question's make sure to stop in at Spud Valley Sports in the Pemberton Village. There's nothing these guys don't know about the local fishing scene and are always happy to help point you in the right direction.
Located about an hour and half past Pemberton this lake is a premier camping destination. The Lake is part of a nationally protected park and is always a large draw on the long weekends during summer. The lake features spectacular views and offers great fishing and camping areas. Pick a spot anywhere around the lake and head out with your friends and family for a weekend you of remote camping. This lake is ideal for the camper looking to escape outside distractions and noise for the weekend.
When it comes down to it there's no beating Anderson Lakes all around beauty, boating, camping and fishing. This lake has it all there's really only two draw backs to the lake; it takes half the summer to warm up to a reasonable swimming temperature and it's about an hour drive outside of Pemberton. However on a sunny day there's nowhere that compares to this natural wonder. Two mountain ranges come down to form a valley in which the lake sits making it one of the most gorgeous views in the Pemberton area. Just like Birken Head though the lake fills up with campers on long weekends and unlike Birken Head there are no private lots where you can hide from the noise. Because Anderson is the largest lake in the Pemberton Area and has the largest boat launch it is ideal for boaters heading up for the weekend or the day. It can take up to 20 minutes to get from one end to the other in a relatively fast boat.
If your not sure what lake best meets your needs feel free to ask the friendly knowledgeable staff at the Pemberton Valley Lodge
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Posted: Wednesday, June 06, 2012