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Spring, Summer, Winter or Fall – It’s Always Takysie Lake Time
Three-fourths of the Earth’s surface is water, and one-fourth is land. It is quite clear that the good Lord intended us to spend triple the amount of time fishing as taking care of the lawn. ~ Chuck Clark - duck on pond
Spring, Summer, Winter or Fall – It’s Always Takysie Lake Time

Welcome to Takysie Lake Resort – "Lake of Many Fishes"

Join Us at Takysie Lake Resort just south of Burns Lake

The name ‘Takysie’ means ‘lake of many fishes.’ The abundance of rainbow trout in Takysie Lake will excite everyone – even the non-fisherman. Watch as each day the fish rise and leap from the water for their daily meal. Takysie Lake supports an excellent population of wild BC rainbow trout up to 2+ lbs. The lake is ideal for fly fishing and conventional trolling methods using spinning gear, flatfish, and small spoons. Or just walk out to the boats after a good rain – there may just be one swimming around inside looking for a way out!


A Calm & Relaxing Getaway

This is where you want to relax…listen to the call of the loons and watch the ospreys soar overhead. Tour the lake in one of our aluminum boats to view an eagle’s nest or catch your own next meal. Our lakeside resort is secluded with a peaceful tranquility that’s difficult to find. We have it all - full suites, lakeside cabins, full lodges, RV/Tentsites , sani dump station, guest docks, boat launch, as well as docking for floatplanes. You can also find a restaurant and store on-site where you can enjoy delicious home-cooked meals and stock up on supplies.


Enjoy a Day Out on the Boat

Takysie Lake Resort has 14 ft. aluminum boats and motors for rent as well as canoes and paddle boats (life jackets provided).  We also have a large party barge complete with a porta-potty and covered picnic table on it.  There are plenty of activities sure to keep you and your friends and family active like

  • Volleyball
  • Badminton
  • Play area for kids
  • Bocce ball
  • Croquet
  • Horseshoes
  • Bicycling
  • Hiking

And anything else you can dream up!


Book a stay at Takysie Lake Resort today . We are available to answer your calls every day between 9 AM and 9 PM.


Professional Affiliations

  • South Side Economic Development Association
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Meet Our Owners

Owners David Gruen and Rise’ Johansen welcome you to their slice of Takysie Lake paradise. David has lived in this country his entire life and is an avid hunter and fisherman. He serves on the board of the local Sportsman’s Association and has a great appreciation for recreation and conservation. He is more than willing to give a tip on what lure you should try or where to go on the lake to catch the best. He also knows the regulations very well, so if you have questions understanding them, he is sure to assist you. He is hands-on and helpful and will ensure your stay is comfortable and enjoyable.


Rise’ has lived here almost 3 decades now and she and David have been married most of that time. She spends most of her time in her office and her restaurant kitchen overseeing food production and inventory ordering. When she does take a break, you might run into her at a beach in Mexico. Rise’ comes from a long line of cat lovers which you can see by the cat displays she keeps in the restaurant all summer. There is such a large collection now, she can’t display all of them at once anymore. Both David and Rise’ love their lifestyle here and welcome you to enjoy it as well.  They work here and live here so feel free to ask to speak to them at any time.


We have staff members who come and go, but there are a few we consider family members. We hope you’ll feel the same way about them too!

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