Origin Notes and History:
Clowhom Lakes adopted 6 May 1924 for BC Land's map 2D, as labelled on BC map #20, 1912; not Upper Clowhom Lake and Lower Clowhom Lake as labelled on earlier maps. Form of name changed to Clowhom Lake (singular) 12 September 1972 on 92G/NW.
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office
The traditional name of Clowhom Lake is ?ch'ách'tl-am This valley is an important fishing, hunting & food gathering area, including plant gathering for medicinal & ceremonial purposes, and contains the oldest registered archaeological sites recorded in the territory. (Strategic Land Use Plan, shíshálh (Sechelt) First Nation).
Source: included with note