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Sayward Forest Canoe Route

Sayward Forest Canoe Route (Campbell River)

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  • Rec Site #:REC0197
  • Type:User Maintained
  • Fees:None
  • Campsites:0
  • Access:Unknown
  • Facilities:None
  • Site Description:A pedestrian bridge is being installed along the SURPRISE LAKE to BREWSTER LAKE portage trail June 23-24, 2022. There will not be an alternate route around this section. Please plan your trip accordingly.

    The Sayward Forest Canoe Route is becoming a popular paddling circuit and can be completed in 3-5 days. There are a few options for starting points but the most popular is starting point is Mohun Lake, accessed from the new Pacific Yew Recreation Site (with designated parking for paddlers) or Morton Lake Provincial Park. Note: additional portaging/lining will be needed during dry seasons with low water levels (particularly at the Twin Swamps and Gray Lake to Whymper channel). The following rec sites along the canoe route are fee for service sites, first come first served and cash only: Brewster Lake, Apple Point, Brewster Camp, Gray Lake, Orchard Meadow, Loon Bay, Dogwood Bay, Campbell Lake.

  • Driving Directions: To access the canoe route via Morton Lake Provincial Park/Mohun Lake: From Campbell River (Campbellton area) take Hwy 19 north towards Sayward; follow highway for approx 14.5 km, then turn left onto Menzies Mainline (gravel logging road); follow the mainline for 9.2 km and then turn right onto secondary gravel road; follow this road for 6.5 km and you'll arrive at Morton Lake Park; drive through the park to the boat launch (canoe route sign near the launch). About a 45 minute drive from town (depending upon the condition of the gravel road.)

  • Fire Bans and Restrictions:Link

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  • Site Maps:

Sayward Canoe Route Brochure and Map.pdf

  • Site Documents:

Sayward Canoe Route Brochure.pdf


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