Kathleen Lake is a lovely secluded lake hidden away in a deep valley just to the east of Alice Lake. There is a a gorgeous recreation site at the Eastern end of the lake as well as a boat launch at the Western end. This is a great place to spend several hours paddling the shore line or even a full day canoeing, fishing and swimming.
Size: 130.5 ha | 322 ac | 1.3 km²
Direction: From the Island Highway (Hwy 19), take the Port Alice turn-off onto Hwy 30; Just before you reach Port Alice, look for the signs to Link River and make the left hand turn onto a gravel logging road (Southeast Main). By the Link River Campsite turn onto Alice Lake Main which will take you across the Link River. About 5 km after the river turn right onto West Main. If you cross the bridge over the Benson River you’ve gone too far. The turn off for the Kathleen Lake Recreation Site is on the left, about 10 km along West Main.
Alternatively, continue on Alice Lake Main and look for the sign for the “Eternal Fountain”. Turn right and the road will take you to a boat launch at the Western end of Kathleen Lake.
Blog Posts: Kathleen Lake
- Kathleen Lake – Anglers Atlas
- Backroads Map Book – VIBC46
- Kathleen Lake Campground A Vancouver Island Campers Delight
- Kathleen Lake
- Kathleen Lake Recreation Site
- Alice Lake Loop
Kathleen Lake Map