This large, beautiful lake is located in the spectacular Chehalis Valley which is on the north side of the Fraser River across from the town of Chilliwack. Skwellipil Creek Rec Site is under the maintenance of Four Wheel Drive Association of BC [4WDABC]. Organization that I’m proud of member.
The lake and the river share the name with the community of Chehalis, which is the home of the Sts’Ailes people, a Halqemeylem-speaking Coast Salish group. Their name Sts’Ailes is said to mean “beating heart”; the similarly named Chehalis, Washington and Chehalis River in that area have a different meaning in the Chehalis language – “sand”. ~wiki