In 2004, a woman and her father reported that they had seen a very large, long black creature in
In 2007this was reported : Bridgette Horvath ... says she saw something very odd in the water when driving by the swimming area recently," ...
"Horvath said she was driving past the lake with a friend on the afternoon of July 30 when she noticed a strange wake in the water. There was no boat making the wake, which she said appeared to be made by something large under the water.
"She pulled her vehicle over and got out to look.
"In all, she said, there appeared to be three objects or creatures in the water.
"'They were going in a circle, like when whales school up fish,' she said.
"Horvath is mystified, but, says
"'A couple of weeks ago someone said they saw something that looked like a row of car tires or something. Another time, a guy was fishing and he said he saw something really big on his depth sounder. It scared him and he left.'" Source:
Then I came across this on a fishing forum.(It is amazing what you find on fishing and diving forums and site. There are often reports you don’t see elsewhere):
I have actually seen it up close twice, both times about 50' out, when I was 16. We were in a boat on both the times. Family friends have a cabin on the lake there and we were out tubing one afternoon. It wasnt very nice out, fairly calm tho. I was driving the boat and remember seeing this large round snake like creature 'crest' out of the water. All I saw was I guess the back end of it. It was like seeing the last part of a whale or dolphin when it sounds after taking a breath. There was a large fin on the side I could see about the size of my hand(now at 25). It was dark-greenish and smooth looking. No tail, that I saw.
The first time I saw it, it was out roughly on the other side of the first river mouth that you drive past heading toward Port from Coombs. Maybe 100-125' off shore. The second time I saw it was when we were taking the boat to go cliff jumping closer to angel rock, but again on the cabin's side of the lake. Didn't see any fins this time, only the same color and shape and same action as before. The second time it was closer to shore but it is really deep around that rock ledge which is why we were jumping from it. Source:
So is there a large creature in the lake? Well this comment is interesting:
Cameron Lake is an ideal spot for swimming and fishing, as well as sail boarding, due to a wind funnel created by the surrounding mountains
So some sightings could be the result of wave formations. As there are large fish stocks in the lake it is possible a large eel or predatory fish is living there. As always investigation may turn up some evidence. I believe there is an expedition from the British Columbia Cryptozoology Society heading that way this month.