Houston Hikers

Your guide to outdoor recreation adventures near Houston, British Columbia, Canada

  • Watershed: Babine
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Trail Length: 50m
  • Round Trip: N/A
  • Distance from Houston: 60km+
  • Cell Coverage: No


  • Portage


Deception Lake is a good sized wilderness lake. You get good views of Dome Mountain and surrounding forest. Deception supports a fair to good Cutthroat fishery with trout up to 1+ lbs. Trolling with spinners, flatfish or spoons work well as does fly fishing.

There are no directional or trail head signs for this site, use your map and GPS.

DIRECTIONS: (approx 61.5 km from Houston)

  1. Travel East of town along Highway 16 for 20 km until you get to the Perow Loop Rd on your left
  2. Turn left and travel for 300m up the loop and turn left on Jarman Rd
  3. Travel up to the Perow FSR and keep going until you reach the North Road.
  4. Turn right onto the North Road
  5. At 48.5 km turn left onto the Chapman FSR
  6. At 63.5 km turn left onto the Deception FSR
  7. The lake is approx 19 kilometers from the Chapman road (km signs are sparse)
  8. Around 4 km keep right
  9. Keep going until you reach the lake, the access is on your right