Silverthorne Lakeis a great lake destination in the region - a lake that is remote, yet close enought for so many to enjoy. The lake is a beautiful year-round destination acting as the centre of attention in the Houston Community Forest located west of Houston, British Columbia, Canada.
Silverthorne Lake provides a lot of recreational opportunities in every season. During the warm months the region is a popular getaway for individuals who enjoy a day of mountain biking, hiking, canoeing and fishing. When the snow falls and temperatures drop below zero the trails are covered in the white stuff attracting the xc skiers and snowshoers to the region.
At the main entrance to the lake there are some picnic sites, a boat launch and a picnic shelter. The picnic tables spread out following the shoreline - some in private treed sites while others in grassy outcroppings.
Many picnic tables have fire pits and wood was plentiful onsite (on our visit anyway). In the bush are some outhouses for any emergencies. In the corner of the entrance area is a large log picnic shelter fully equipped with a wood stove. A handy item in all seasons for heat and food.
The area around Silverthorne Lake is filled with over 45 kms (28 mi) of challenging and beginner trails for mountain bikers and hikers in the summer and xc skiers in the winter. The trail system is part of the Morice Mountain Nordic Ski Club. An association, operating from Houston, that maintains the trails in the winter and operate a staging area in the main parking lot and the warming huts and shelters.