Helmer Lake


Park Amenities:
Wilderness Camp

Helmer Lake is a year round recreation lake located north of Merritt, BC, Canada. Helmer Lake is a part of a group of lakes connected by network of gravel roads located in the Swakum Mountain region. A group of lakes including the Saxon, Revelle, Sophia and Rey Lakes. Many are recreation lakes ideal for fishing.
Helmer Lake
Helmer Lake, in many ways, is at the beginning of the Swakum Mountain network of gravel roads. The only campground in the region accessing the trails and the lakes is located on Helmer Lake. It is important to plan accordingly for day trips and overnight adventures.

Helmer Lake is a popular destination for fishing, camping, canoeing, boating and off roading during the spring and summer months. In the winter months the lake is one of the trailhead parking lots leading into the Swakum Mountain Snowmobile Trails.

The 15 hectare lake is stocked with Rainbow Trout. There is a boat launch in the small recreation campground located on the south end of lake. The 3 campsites are booked on a first-come first-serve basis. The wilderness campsites include fire pits and some have picnic tables. The pit toilets are located in the trees.

Helmer Lake, Merritt, BC, Canada in the Thompson-Shuswap


Helmer Lake

How To Get ToHelmer Lake

From Merritt, B.C. travel north on the Coquihalla Highway. Keep an eye open for signs pointing to Helmer Lake and the Rey Lake / Swakum Mountain Recreation Area. Turn onto gravel road and pass through a gate following signs to the lake. Lake is 1 kilometre from hwy.
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