Fur traders first came to the area as early as 1778. When gold was discovered in 1861 it attracted a number of people to the area. The lake was named after Henry Moberly, who worked for the Hudson's Bay Company. He had lived on the north shore of the lake in 1865. During the Riel Rebellion in 1885, a number of Saulteau Indians found sanctuary at Moberly Lake.
HISTORY OF MOBERLY LAKE, BC