Stewart Lake Trail For ATV Riding

The 48th most popular all terrain vehicle trail in British Columbia.

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North of Dawson Creek and south of Fort St John, the Stewart Lake Trail is a moderate route to the namesake lake.

To reach the trailhead from Fort St John, head south on the Alaska Highway to near Milepost 30. Look for Gagne Road heading west (#240?). Follow this road west for several miles bearing left and look for Northland Trailblazers snowmobile sign and park here.

You will see a road heading to the south-west; it will travel along a field, then turn to the right and into the trees. Along the field is a trail to the right that goes to a warm-up cabin and out-house. After passing the field and heading into the trees, the trail winds down and around, and has several good mud-holes (with bypasses). You will come to a creek crossing, and eventually youll find a second creek and a pipeline right-of-way. You can open the fence (gate) and turn to the right; close the gate behind you. Follow the pipeline to a logging road. Cross the road and continue to the next road. Turn right and follow it to Stewart Lake.

Note: As of August 2008, the Ministry of Forests Regulations require all ATV drivers to be at least 16 years of age and have a valid drivers license to ride on Forest Service Roads. In addition, the ATV must have valid third-party liability insurance, which is typically around $120 per year. The Conservation Officers will issue a $600 ticket if you do not have proof of insurance.

Overall, Stewart Lake Trail is the 48th most popular ATV riding trail of all 61 ATV trails in British Columbia. Several of the better atv trails are nearby Stewart Lake Trail including Christina Falls, Redfern Lake, Johnston Creek and Septimus.


Local Contact(s):  Fort St John Visitor Centre (250) 785-3033; MOOSE ATV Club (250)787-7795

Base Camp:  Bear Flats Campground; Corner RV Park

Breakfast Restaurant:  Annas Coffee House; Esquires Coffee House

Reference Source:  click here

Date Published:  12/25/2015

Date Updated:  8/12/2016

ID:  18009


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