Strathcona Provincial Park - Ralph River Campground
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.
RV Sites Available
Tent Sites Available
Water Available On Site
Mountain Biking Available
Boat Launch Nearby
The main access is via Highway 28, which connects with Gold River on the west coast of Vancouver Island. Follow Highway 19 to Campbell River, and then follow Highway 28 west for 48 km. Highway 28 passes through the northern section of the park and provides access to Buttle Lake. Located 35 km south of Buttle Lake along the Buttle Lake (Western Mines Road).