Morrisey Lake is a shallow high country lake on the Cahilty Plateau, not far from McGillivray Lake. It is accessed from the McGillivray Lake Forest Service Road, 6 km past Sun Peaks. Aat an unsigned side road just north of McGillivray Lake, turn east and follow the dirt road for 1 km. Watch for the BC Recreation Site sign. There are 3 camping spots and a dirt ramp for launching boats.
A paddle around the shoreline is 2.5 km. Much of the lake is shallow and there is a small island in the middle. A bald eagle was perched on top of a snag on the island. Loons were fishing
Both McGillivray Lake and Morrisey Lake have shallows where smartweed, burr reed, and water lilies are in bloom in late summer. .
This is a lake that has few visitors, but it makes a nice paddling retreat in the summer heat. In a summer of smoke, the lake at 1392m (4567 ft.) was relatively clear. On this day, we paddled 6 km on McGillivray then 2.5 km on Morrisey, a good day in a kayak.
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