Hathaway Lake in Lone Butte, South Cariboo-Chilcotin Region, British Columbia, Canada is a recreation lake situated in the heart of Interlakes Highway Country located east of the community of 100 Mile House, British Columbia, Canada. Hathaway lake is part of a tight-knit, four lake series of fishing lakes which includes Sulphurous, Deka and Apollo Lakes.
The Interlakes Highway Region is also referrred to as the "Fishing Highway" because of the hundreds of recreational lakes found in the region. The lakes are all connected by a series of back country gravel roads and hiking trails leading away from the main paved highways. Hathaway Lake is one of the easier fishing lakes to access as it is located on one of the main gravel roads in the region - Mahood Lake FSR (Forest Service Road).
Fishing, boating, canoeing, kayaking, atving, dirt biking, wind surfing, wildlife viewing and camping are just a few of the activities enjoyed on the many lakes and gravel roads in the Interlakes Region. However on Hathaway Lake fishing, canoeing and boating are the only activities permitted and enjoyed. There is no camping facilites on the lake, however there are a few resorts on the lake.
The lake is stocked with Rainbow and Lake Trout. Most who fish the lake say trolling is the best form of fishing on the lake. While others say fly fishing and spincasting works for them. Some fish the lake and stay at one of the resorts nearby. Others stay in a nearby wilderness campground and access the lake from the public boat launch located on the west side of the lake in the day use picnic site.
Some of the other nearby fishing lakes to Hathaway Lake include Bowers, Needa, French, Lorin and Howard Lakes. Some of the popular trails in the area include the Donnely Lake, Canim-Mahood Falls and Deception Falls Hiking Trails.