Copper Desert Country is a vast area of land where semi-arid grasslands and hills dominate much of the landscape. You can find this amazing location on the west end of Kamloops Lake where the only major settlement is Savona. This small, thriving community on the shores of Kamloops Lake was the central point for settlement in the area dating back to the 1800’s. Both then and now, cattle ranching and agriculture play major roles in the economy of this region.
As railroads seemed to be the most effective form of land transportation for many years, in 1907, after a road was built along the south side of Kamloops Lake; the first car was driven on what is now called the Trans Canada Highway that runs through the heart of Copper Desert Country. With easy access to this region, more and more visitors to the area are discovering the dozens of fishing lakes and endless, natural surroundings to explore.