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Things to Do in Powell River and Texada Island
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Updated December 18, 2017
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The Eldrid River
The parks and campgrounds listed in the Powell River area extend from Jervis Inlet to north of Powell River City. 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 most listings has been taken or paraphrased from the website.
See Boating & Fishing for marine destinations in the Powell River area.
See the Business Directory for commercial business services.
This large protected area is home to thousands of native bird species. There are 9 km of excellent hiking trails that offer numerous opportunities to view wildlife.
Timberline Resouces Ltd., the company that holds the woodlot license for the area, offers operational updates on the community website Westlake Woodlands.
Haywire Bay Regional Park
7 km (4.5 miles) north of Powell River
Tucked into the shoreline of Powell Lake near Inland Lake, Haywire Bay Regional Park is a popular recreation playground with picnic amenities, 50 campsites, including two group sites, swimming and a boat ramp for car-
Established as a provincial park in 1997, there are 27 campsites, 13 of which can be reserved, with swimming, cycling, fishing, canoeing and 10 hp boating. A 13.5 km, 2 meter wide wheelchair accessible pathway circles Inland Lake thanks to the efforts of the
Photo: Paul Hamilton on Flickr
Active logging road; weekend and evening access
Part of the Powell River Forest Canoe Route, the Khartoum Lake Forest Recreational site is a popular get-
The drive to Khartoum Lake, while rough in spots, takes you through beautiful moss-
Photo credit: Powell River Books
Located at Brew Bay, South of Powell River
Owned and operated by the PR Salmon Society, Lang Creek provides important habitat for spawning salmon as well as year-
Lang Creek Estuary across the highway from the Salmon Hatchery at the end of Brew Bay Road
Return of the Salmon
Video by PR Salmon Society
Lois Lake Recreation Site
Getting there: Turn up the Canoe Main logging road, a rough, steep incline accessed from Highway 101 (see Map). Travel approximately 7 km following the signs on Branch 41. Access is not restricted, however, use caution as there are active logging roads crossing the Canoe Main.
One of the larger lakes in the backcountry of Powell River, Lois Lake is mostly known for being the starting point of the Powell River Canoe Route. Flooded prior to 1950 to create the nearby Powell River Dam, the floor of the lake is a forest of trees.
The main recreation site has 15 campsites with picnic tables and outdoor toilets. There are two more wilderness sites on the South side of the lake.
Lois Lake at a 50 year low and other photos of the recreational site.
Nanton Lake Forest Recreation Site
Getting there: turn up Dixon Road (across from Lang Bay Store) on Hwy 101. At the main road division take Weldwood Main Road.
15 campsites with tables, a boat launch and toilets are nestled amongst the trees of this lovely mid-
A small herd of Roosevelt elk, transplanted to this general area, is by all accounts doing well.
Saltery Bay Provincial Park Campground
Getting there: on Hwy 101 five minutes from the ferry terminal
42 campsites (reservations accepted) and Day Area
Amenities: change room and shower facilities, including those for the disable; a disabled access ramp for scuba divers at high tide.
Lush forests with large, old trees create a quiet setting for this campground at Mermaid Cove established in 1962. Scuba divers will find a 3 m (9 ft) bronze mermaid at 10 fathoms in front of the Cove.
Getting there: located via Cranberry -
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