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.
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, canoeing and swimming . One of the treats of visiting this beach is swimming the short distance to nearby Honeymoon Island.
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 Model Community Society.
Part of the Powell River Forest Canoe Route, the Khartoum Lake Forest Recreational site is a popular get-away for groups and families. There are nine sites with picnic tables and outdoor toilet facilities.
The drive to Khartoum Lake, while rough in spots, takes you through beautiful moss-covered forests and is well worth the drive.
Owned and operated by the PR Salmon Society, Lang Creek provides important habitat for spawning salmon as well as year-round habitat for juvenile fish. The Salmon Garden, completed in 2016 by volunteers, makes it a lovely place to visit even when the salmon are not running.
Lang Creek Estuary across the highway from the Salmon Hatchery at the end of Brew Bay Road
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.
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.
Dubbed by locals as Powell River's best - and closest - viewpoint, Valentine Mountain offers panoramic views of the region at its summit. The half-kilometer walk can be steep, but handrails are available at the worst parts.