Chapman Lake

Guest Post by Jessica Coupé

Climb the mountains and get their good tidings,
Nature’s peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees.
The winds will blow their own freshness into you
and the storms their energy,
while cares will drop off like autumn leaves.
~John Muir, Naturalist, 1901

If you are traveling along the Alaskan highway through British Columbia you will find many beautiful provincial campsites to visit.

An example is Chapman Lake, about 45-minutes off the Alaskan highway near Smithers. It is a medium-sized lake fringed with trees and surrounded by the breathtaking Cronin Mountain Range. Its waters team with rainbow trout, cutthroat and char. Visitors often see loons, ducks, eagles, bear, moose, dear and coyotes. They can also access the willow-fringed Fulton River where they might see beavers, foxes or otters.

My family visited the lake one Sunday afternoon to relax. We boated to the river, enjoying the beautiful view.

Chapman Lake offers two options for visitors. The first is the campsite by the lake, which is great for RVs, small trailers or campers.

If you don’t want to rough it quite as much visitors can book a rustic cabin at Aspen Bay Cabins, on the opposite shore from the campsite. These cabins come equipped with wood heat, propane appliances—and showers! It is easy, from the cabins, to hike into the forests or up to the alpine meadows.

Travel Tips
• For more information about the Chapman Lake campsite visit their website:
http://www.sitesandtrailsbc.ca/search/search-result.aspx?site=REC0930&type=Site
• For more information about Aspen Bay Cabins visit their website:
http://www.bcadventure.com/adventure/explore/north/bulkley/chapman.htm

Jessica Coupé is the author of several scripture-based devotionals. When not writing Jessica enjoys reading, researching, and capturing the beautiful outdoors with her camera. She lives in northern British Columbia, Canada.  http://www.jessicacoupe.com/blog/

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Thank you for telling us about this beautiful area, Jessica.

I’d like to hike up to the alpine meadows she mentions. What about you?

Until next time . . . Travel Light,
SuZan
© 2017 SuZan Klassen


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