Bonaparte is located approximately 65 km (40 miles) southwest of
l00 Mile House. Follow
Hwy 24 to Bridge Lake, turn right (south) on to a gravel road for
3.3km to a marked junction. Bonaparte Lake is located approximately
28km on a good gravel road south from this junction. Proceed by
staying left at the Y, which will take you to Eagan
Lake. Just past the south end of Eagan Lake watch for the
Sharpe Lake and Bonaparte Lake junction. Take the left road at the
Y and follow it to Bonaparte.
Route: Approximately 92km of good paved and gravel road from 70
Mile House and Highway 97 via the Boule-Young and 3700 roads. The
3700 road is also marked as the Eagan Bonaparte Forest Service road.
Open grassy government recreation site with 4 campsites. Good gravel
boat and trailer launch. Outhouses, firepits, no dock and no beach.
The recreation site is suitable for RV's and trailers. The site
is a popular destination for hunters and fishers. Bonaparte Lake
is a large lake that can have extreme weather changes.
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Report: Capable of producing rainbows in the l2lb. range
with 3 to 4 lb. trout being the norm. Small kokanee are also around.
Trolling heavy gear is the most popular method on Bonaparte. Fly
fishers will often use Bonaparte as a base camp while making excursions
to the many very productive smaller lakes in the area.
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for angling information!
Bonaparte is situated in a low mountainous terrain which is l00%
forested except for the odd logged areas on the south side of the
lake. The north side consists mainly of Lodgepole pine with some
The south side is mostly Lodgepole
pine and spruce with some aspen and balsam.
Bonaparte is a large clear lake (18km x 2km) that is light to dark
green in color. The lake has rocks at the bottom and edge in some
places. Mainly cobble with some bedrock and a few sandy beaches.
Alder and willows border the lake making access difficult. There
are few weeds surrounding the lake, although lilly pad, reed and
bottom cover type are present.
Lake: Found about 3 km ( 2 miles ) from the south west
end of Bonaparte, this is a lake that should not be missed,with
an abundance of scuds along with good sedge and chironomid hatches
make this a great flyfishing lake. Rainbows to 5 lbs. are common.
Located at Hammer is a large, well treed government recreation site
with 11 campsites which are RV and Trailer accessable. Boat launch
Note:Always check your current BC Fishing regulations before you start
fishing a new lake.