Heading east from 100 Mile House along Highway 24 and Horse Lake Road, you’ll find Horse Lake, Lone Butte and the Interlakes area. Famously dubbed the Fishing Highway, the area is dotted with lakes. Lone Butte is a historic railway stop and was the highest elevation on the Tower Park today, which offers a picnic, playground and rest area as well as a 1947 caboose and museum. Unfortunately, fire destroyed some of the historical buildings but the area still serves as a small hub with some dining, shopping and accommodation. You can climb up the volcanic plug Lone Butte is named after, which is a short but rather steep hike up. It offers an excellent view of Lone Butte and the surrounding area. North of Lone Butte, you’ll find Horse Lake which is home to a few accommodation options. Interlakes, on Highway 24 is, without a doubt, one of the South Cariboo’s most underappreciated gems. The area is absolutely perfect for a fishing, kayaking or canoeing getaway and many of the lakes are stocked annually. Some of the biggest lakes include Sheridan Lake, Bridge Lake and Deka Lake but many of the other smaller lakes such as Sulphurous, Hathaway and Roe Lake are well worth a visit. The area is home to Bridge Lake Provincial Park and Rainbow/Q’iwentem Provincial Park. There are plenty of resorts and guest ranches to stay at in the area. Another top recommendation for the Interlakes area are the ice caves where caves and crevices keep a year-round ice supply. With curvy roads and stunning views, Highway 24 is well worth the drive, even for someone just passing through.
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