Due to the extreme forest fire danger rating, the BC Wildfire Service is asking people to stay out of the back country during this time of extreme fire hazard. We, too, are very concerned, and as a result, we are temporarily suspending rentals of our watercraft for people wanting to come up just for the day. This is upon the recommendation by the ministry for people to stay out of the back country until the fire hazard lessens. Please consider another time to visit the lake for the day.
This does not apply to guests who have reservations for a cabin or campsite with us. Guests with reservations are safe to travel to camp at this time, if this changes it will be posted here. You may still rent our watercraft during your stay with us, and we look forward to seeing you soon!”
Thank you, Johnson Lake Resort.
Here are some tips from BC Fire Safety to aid in the prevention of fire.
Do not discard smoking materials from vehicles. Always use interior ashtrays.
Motorized vehicles, including vehicles and All-Terrain Vehicles (ATVs) and dirt bikes, can produce a significant amount of heat from their exhaust systems. This heat can be enough to spark a wildfire. Avoid operating any motorized vehicle in tall grass and vegetation when the weather is hot and dry. Stick to the roads and travel in a safe manner.
Camping in an undesignated spot is not only illegal but can start an accidental wildfire and is hazardous to the lake. Walking or camping in a Riparian zone around a lake causes immediate breakdown of the sponge that keeps the water filtered, thus causing immediate damage to the lake that is irreversible. Camping must be a minimum of 200 ft from any lake shore in a designated area.
Castanet Article - Stay out of the back country
To Report a Wildfire 1-800-663-5555 or *5555 from a cellular phone.