Lund & Desolation Sound Parks and Campgrounds

The parks and campgrounds listed extend from just south of Lund to Desolation Sound to the north.  The majority of the parks and campgrounds listed are Provincial Parks with a website link for more information that includes amenities, restrictions and a location map.  The text in the listings has been taken or paraphrased from the website.

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Copeland Islands Desolation Sound Dinner Rock Park & Campground Ha’thayim (Van Donop) Manson’s Landing Okeover Provincial Park Campsite Roscoe Bay Smelth Bay Campground Walsh Cove

Copeland Islands Marine Provincial Park

A small chain of islands islets and rocks (Ragged Islands), in Thulin Passage makes this an excellent destination for kayakers, since it is a good stopover point between Lund and Desolation Sound. This area also provides opportunities for scuba diving, wildlife viewing, wilderness camping, swimming and fishing. There are limited anchorages for small vessels.

Discharge of sewage in anchorages and shellfish harvesting are prohibited.

Desolation Sound Marine Park

This park is a yachter’s paradise at the confluence of Malaspina Inlet and Homfray Channel. Desolation Sound Marine Provincial Park has more than
60 km of shoreline, several islands, numerous small bays and snug coves. The warm waters of the park are ideal for swimming and scuba diving; the forested upland offers a shady refuge of trails and small lakes and wilderness tent sites.

The park can be split up into three major destination anchorages: Prideaux Haven, Tenedo’s Bay and Grace Harbour. There is a pay phone and restaurant at Okeover Bay and limited shopping in Lund. (excerpt from Provincial Park website)
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Dinner Rock Park Campground & Picnic Area

A pay site located about 3 km south of Lund.  The campsites are right by the ocean; facilities include picnic tables and pit toilets, but no potable water.

Ha’thayim Marine Provincial Park (Von Donop Inlet)  

Located in the Discovery Islands this is a popular anchorage for recreational boaters. Located on the northwestern tip of Cortes Island, the inlet can be entered from northern Sutil Channel.

This undeveloped marine wilderness park encompasses lakes, estuaries, a salt water lagoon and the old-growth forest Coast-Salish First nations call "Ha'thayim". Wilderness camping is permitted and the area is popular with cruising boats seeking remote tranquility in this beautiful area. The park features a number of secure anchorages providing protection from the elements.  

Manson’s Landing Provincial Park

Located on Cortes Island, this beautiful park fronts the water on both Hague Lake and Manson Bay. Recreational opportunities include fresh water swimming in Hague Lake, and marine wildlife viewing in Mansons Lagoon. Camping is not permitted at this park, however camping is available at nearby Smelt Bay Provincial Park.

Okeover Provincial Park Campsite

On the east side of the Malaspina Peninsula, visitors enjoy canoeing and kayaking, searching out the varied marine life and walking through the lightly-forested upland. This small campground is on the doorstep of Desolation Sound Marine Park. There are 14 vehicle/tent sites open seasonally and four small, condensed sites open all year. Activities include swimming, fishing, canoeing/kayaking.

Roscoe Bay

A small fjord and adjacent upland on the east side of West Redonda Island, this park provides excellent opportunities for kayaking, canoeing, fishing, backcountry camping and anchorage in Roscoe Bay and fishing, hiking and warm water swimming at Black Lake. Special feature: Roscoe Bay is known for it’s annual congregations of Moon Jellies (Jelly Fish).

Smelt Bay Provincial Park & Campground

Located on the southern peninsula of Cortes Island, the park is named for the capelin fish that spawn ashore by the tens of thousands and draw a variety of other marine life to the area, including salmon, seals, sea lions, seabirds and otters. Gulls, Bald eagles, cormorants, herons and oystercatchers can also be seen here.

Smelt Bay is the only provincial campground on remote Cortes Island offering 22 spacious campsites laid out in a wonderful setting in the woods overlooking
Smelt Bay.  Reservations accepted through Discover Camping

Walsh Cove Provincial Park

39 hectares of upland and 46 hectares of foreshore (85 hectares total) the park is located west of Gorges Islands, on the east side of West Redonda Island. This area provides a safe and scenic anchorage and has opportunities for diving, kayaking, swimming and fishing.

There are no facilities at this park and no development of this park is planned according to the 1993 Management Plan.

Okeover Inlet

Dinner Rock Campsite

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