Lake Clearwater and Lake Camp
10th June 2009

Aardwolfs Ice Hockey Club

Lake Clearwater and Lake Camp
Lat: 43'36'12.63S Long: 171'02'40.46E Elevation: 668M

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See photos of Lake Clearwater and Lake Camp here    Safety Tips
Lake Clearwater and
Lake Camp

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Information: Lake Clearwater is a small lake, it is a wind-powered-craft-only lake since it is a nesting area for the Southern black crested Grebe (population 250, according to the sign). Nesting areas are well sign-posted and fenced off in some areas, and it's important to have a quick look at the Forest and Bird sign to see where you're allowed, and, not allowed to skate.
When the lake is frozen its a great skate.

Google Location Map
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Above: on this map Lake Clearwater is labelled as Lake Tripp and Lake Camp is labelled as Lake Howard its unknown why????.
Below: The Township of Lake Clearwater is nestled between the two lakes either side of the Hakatere Potts Road.

On the Map below there are several other Lakes in this area which might freeze and be good for ice Skating in the right conditions. Please let us know if you do. :-)
Driving Instructions from Christchurch to Lake Clearwater and Camp (Refer to Above Map)
(Via Thompson's Track)
To get there take the Main South road out of Christchurch toward Timaru and turn a hard right at Rakaia township (Immediately after the huge fibreglass salmon on the right hand side of the road). Follow the signs to Mount Somers down Thompson Track turn right on to Tramway road, go through Mt Somers follow Ashburton Gorge Road till it turns into Hakatere Potts Road, then the signs to Lake Clearwater.
See photos of Lake Clearwater and Lake Camp here

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