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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:One of the Island's best kept secrets, the Sayward Forest Canoe Route can be paddled in 3-5 days. Most popular starting point is Mohun Lake, accessed from Morton Lake Provincial Park. Portage trails (except Lawier to Higgins) are maintained to accommodate wheeled carriers. August 22, 2016 - Canoe Route update: The Twin Swamp area to the east of Twin Lake is particularly challenging due to lower water levels with paddlers experiencing very muddy conditions. Also, the south end of Brewster Lake is very soft/muddy from the waterline to the portage. 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).

  • 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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