Bare Lake

Managed by The Swim Guide

BEACH INFO:
Located approximately 53 kms (33 miles) northwest of Kamloops, this fly-in lake is located on the Thompson Plateau and surrounded by a forest of lodgepole pine, spruce and fir trees. The lake’s name comes from a local volcanic plug that is partially treeless but with the ancient volcanic activity, the lake has been provided with a pumice base that generates exceptional growing potential for the flora and fauna.

The shoreline features a fairly shallow lake with many weed beds making it a home for very good rainbow fishery with trout sizes ranging from a half pound to eight pounds. It is an excellent location for dry fly fishing. There is a mild drop off from the shore of the lake on all sides with the exception of the northwest where a deep hole is located about 50 m. from the shore. Surrounding the shoreline is a home for an abundance of wildlife including moose, deer, bear, beaver, lynx, cougar, wolf, otter and the majestic bald eagle.

AMENITIES:
Unknown.

WATER QUALITY
  • No data available
  • Current Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on . The Swim Guide updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on at
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CURRENT WEATHER
-7°C
Cloudy with a few clear breaks
MONITORING FREQUENCY

Bare Lake is not sampled

SOURCE INFORMATION

The Interior Health Authority monitors the water quality at 54 Interior region beaches. Sampling is conducted during the height of swim season (May – September).

Interior Health follows the recreational water quality criteria recommended by the the Canadian Recreational Water Guidelines. One sample is collected per beach per week. The geometric mean for each beach is calculated from the 5 most recent samples.
Recreational water is considered safe if the geometric mean result is under 200 E.coli/100mL. The single sample criteria is 400 E.Coli/100ML. Should the geometric mean exceed 200 E.coli/100 mL, or the single sample result exceed 400 E.coli/100 ML, or in the event of a known hazard or spill, the Medical Health Officer will make an assessment of the risk to human health. If there is a risk to human health, a warning sign will be posted at the beach. Results are communicated on the Interior Health Authority website (https://www.interiorhealth.ca/YourEnvironment/RecreationalWater/Pages/default.aspx). To ensure consistency, Fraser Riverkeeper calculates the geometric mean result for the Interior Health samples. We update Swim Guide according to these results, as soon as they become available.

Test results from the weekly samples for the Interior region beaches are typically posted on Fridays. Recreational water quality for a beach is determined by E. coli counts from based results collected by either the beach owner (local beach owners conduct their own beach testing and provide the sampling results to Interior Health) or Interior Health.

A beach is marked Green when geometric mean results are under 200 E.coli / 100 ML water.

A beach is marked Red when the geometric mean is equal to or above 200 E.coli / 100 ML water.

A beach can also be marked red when a single sample result is equal to or above 400 E.coli/100ML water.

A beach is marked Grey when there are no current results or there is no available information.

WATER QUALITY GRAPH

Bare Lake

Managed by The Swim Guide

WATER QUALITY
  • No data available
  • Current Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on . The Swim Guide updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on at
For water quality icon legend, click:   
CURRENT WEATHER
-7°C
Cloudy with a few clear breaks

BEACH INFO:
Located approximately 53 kms (33 miles) northwest of Kamloops, this fly-in lake is located on the Thompson Plateau and surrounded by a forest of lodgepole pine, spruce and fir trees. The lake’s name comes from a local volcanic plug that is partially treeless but with the ancient volcanic activity, the lake has been provided with a pumice base that generates exceptional growing potential for the flora and fauna.

The shoreline features a fairly shallow lake with many weed beds making it a home for very good rainbow fishery with trout sizes ranging from a half pound to eight pounds. It is an excellent location for dry fly fishing. There is a mild drop off from the shore of the lake on all sides with the exception of the northwest where a deep hole is located about 50 m. from the shore. Surrounding the shoreline is a home for an abundance of wildlife including moose, deer, bear, beaver, lynx, cougar, wolf, otter and the majestic bald eagle.

AMENITIES:
Unknown.

MONITORING FREQUENCY

Bare Lake is not sampled

SOURCE INFORMATION

The Interior Health Authority monitors the water quality at 54 Interior region beaches. Sampling is conducted during the height of swim season (May – September).

Interior Health follows the recreational water quality criteria recommended by the the Canadian Recreational Water Guidelines. One sample is collected per beach per week. The geometric mean for each beach is calculated from the 5 most recent samples.
Recreational water is considered safe if the geometric mean result is under 200 E.coli/100mL. The single sample criteria is 400 E.Coli/100ML. Should the geometric mean exceed 200 E.coli/100 mL, or the single sample result exceed 400 E.coli/100 ML, or in the event of a known hazard or spill, the Medical Health Officer will make an assessment of the risk to human health. If there is a risk to human health, a warning sign will be posted at the beach. Results are communicated on the Interior Health Authority website (https://www.interiorhealth.ca/YourEnvironment/RecreationalWater/Pages/default.aspx). To ensure consistency, Fraser Riverkeeper calculates the geometric mean result for the Interior Health samples. We update Swim Guide according to these results, as soon as they become available.

Test results from the weekly samples for the Interior region beaches are typically posted on Fridays. Recreational water quality for a beach is determined by E. coli counts from based results collected by either the beach owner (local beach owners conduct their own beach testing and provide the sampling results to Interior Health) or Interior Health.

A beach is marked Green when geometric mean results are under 200 E.coli / 100 ML water.

A beach is marked Red when the geometric mean is equal to or above 200 E.coli / 100 ML water.

A beach can also be marked red when a single sample result is equal to or above 400 E.coli/100ML water.

A beach is marked Grey when there are no current results or there is no available information.

WATER QUALITY GRAPH



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