Elk Bay Recreation Area


5 from 3 users


Within the Sayward Forest, Elk Bay is one of only two developed recreation sites with access to the ocean. There are two parts to the site: the main camping area with the boat launch and a smaller, two unit site located on the other side of the creek. There are great panorama vistas looking across Discovery Passage to Quadra and Sonora Islands and the mountains beyond. There are 9 campsites with toilets, tables and a boat launch. Driving Directions: From Campbell River, head north on Highway 19. Turn right just after Roberts Lake, onto the Elk Bay road (gravel) - about 33 km from town. Drive 11.3 km from the highway and you'll come to the junction of the Stella Lake road. Turn right, follow it for another 3.2 km and the road will split (log dump area straight ahead). Make a sharp right and carry on for another 0.7 km - you should reach the entrance to the main part of the site. The entrance to the small site is another 400 metres down the road.

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Lat: 50.274626 Lng: -125.426441

User Reviews



Great place to stay! Quiet during the week. Will probably be busy on the weekend. You can park right on the beach. About 8 different sites with fire pits and picnic tables, some of them more shady and dry, all with a magnificent ocean/mountain view.


User 76013

Nice free campsite, road is in good conditions. It's directly at the sea that's really pretty.



Absolutely amazing. Beautiful oceanside campsite with creek nearby. Its about a 20 minute drive off the highway on a well maintained gravel logging road. About a dozen sites, each with their own firepit and picnic table.


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