Nestled in the Sayward Forest northwest of Campbell River, Morton Lake Provincial Park fronts Morton Lake and Mohun Lake.
Loveland Bay Provincial Park and Morton Lake are used as base camps from which to start or end the Sayward Forest Canoe Route.
The forest around Morton Lake was destroyed by the Great Campbell River Fire that burst into life in July 1938, The devastating blaze raged for over a month before finally being extinguished. Over 30,000 hectares of forest was razed to the ground, inspiring a massive replanting effort the following year, during which almost 800,000 Douglas-fir trees were planted in one month – an incredible accomplishment for those days! Since then, hemlock, cedar and white pine have all regenerated naturally.
During the summer, visitors enjoy boating, swimming and canoeing in either Mohun or Morton Lakes. Spend a few restful hours relaxing on the lovely sandy beach on Morton Lake. A forested trail from the campground leads to tranquil Andrew Lake.
There is no boat launch at Morton Lake. Launching of small car-top boats and canoes can be done at Mohun Lake. A natural ramp is available for trailered boats on Mohun.
From April to June and from September to October, lake fishing for Dolly Varden, Rainbow & Cutthroat trout on Mohun Lake can be excellent. Fishing is permitted as per provincial and federal fishing regulations. All anglers should check the current regulations issued by Fisheries and Oceans Canada prior to fishing. Anyone fishing or angling in British Columbia must have an appropriate licence.
There are 24 vehicle/tent camping spots, many of which have access directly onto Morton Lake. A boat launch, picnic area and pit toilets are the only amenities available. Open all year, fees are collected for services May 1- October 15. During the off-season, campers must be self-sufficient.
The 74-hectare Morton Lake Provincial Park is located off Island Highway 19, north of Campbell River on Vancouver Island. From Hwy 19, continue on the Menzies Main and Morton Lake logging roads.
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