Mahood Lake

British Columbia. Lake: North Thompson River drainage
SW side of Wells Gray Provincial Park
51.9306 N 120.3819 W — Map 092P16 — GoogleGeoHack
Name officially adopted in 1955
Official in BCCanada

James Adams Mahood [d. 1901] conducted a Canadian Pacific Railway survey party along the shore of the lake in 1872.

By 1892, Mahood had cut a trail past Indianpoint Lake on his way to Tête Jaune Cache, where he was to meet the Thompson River party of Alfred Richard Cecil Selwyn [1824–1902]. A few months later the CPR chose a route far to the south and the trail fell into disuse.


  • Wright, Richard. “Tales of a trail [Goat River].” BC Outdoors, (1985)
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