Rivers, Pacific Northwest
The Amour De Cosmo Creek flows out of Grace Lake, on its journey to the ocean it crosses the North Island Highway about 8 km past Roberts Lake.
After crossing the Highway it flows into Mccreight Lake, after passing through this lake it runs though a number of slow almost pond like areas of river before flowing down a wild cascade to enter the Pacific at Rock Bay.
The easiest access to the creek is at highway 19 but it can also be reached from a sandy beach on Mccreight lakes south end or on its lower northern sections from the Rock Bay and Bear Bight roads and on the old over grown Blackwater Lake road on its south west sections. This road is no longer in good enough shape to take a vehicle on, but you can hike from Farewell lake, just below Blackwater lake, right down to the hwy just across from the rock bay road. This is some incredible country along this old road.
There are numerous small lakes and ponds loaded with trout that can be accessed from this old road and once you hit the Amor De Cosmos Creek, you will be into some nice pools to fish. The going is rough, the roads are mostly overgrown but it can be a great experience as long as you don’t get lost. I was lost in here once, it was a bit of a panic.
The creek has some nice size rainbow trout and cutthroat trout. This is a great place to view wildlife and birds, you can almost be assured of seeing something awesome when you visit the area, you could see black bears, cougars, wolves, elk, deer, raccoons, beavers and many other small forest creatures, so don’t forget to bring your camera.