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Strathcona Provincial Park - Buttle Lake Campground

Strathcona Provincial Park - Buttle Lake Campground

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Strathcona Provincial Park, designated in 1911, is the oldest provincial park in British Columbia. Located almost in the centre of Vancouver Island, Strathcona park is a rugged mountain wilderness comprising more than 250,000 hectares. Buttle Lake and Ralph River offer serene base camps, from which one can venture out to any of the 52 kilometres of hiking trails in the mountains of the very rare Strathcona wilderness area. The extensive trail system is suitable for day or overnight hikes, with hikes ranging in duration from 2 to 8 hours.

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Located via Hwy 28, which connects with Gold River., Campbell River, BC
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Amenities

RV Sites Available

RV Sites Available

Tent Sites Available

Tent Sites Available

Dog Friendly

Dog Friendly

Water Available On Site

Water Available On Site

Swimming Available

Swimming Available

Biking Available

Biking Available

Mountain Biking Available

Mountain Biking Available

Hiking Available

Hiking Available

Fishing Nearby

Fishing Nearby

Boat Launch Nearby

Boat Launch Nearby

Pit Toilets

Pit Toilets

Directions

The main access to Strathcona Park is via Highway 28, which connects with Gold River on the west coast of Vancouver Island. Follow Hwy 19 north past Courtenay to Campbell River, then follow Hwy 28 west for 48 km. Hwy 28 passes through the northern section of the park and provides access to Buttle Lake. Gas and services are not available between Campbell River and Gold River.