Bain Creek Smenmántm Ḵ’í ḵp’ikw

South Coast Mainland
Paddling Area:Howe Sound
Coordinates:49.5426839, -123.4297516
Site Type:Campsite primary
Tent Sites:6
Site Access:Sea
Marine Trail:Sea to Sky Marine Trail
Last Update:02/25/2022

Landing Comments:

Small rocky beach. SW aspect. Cleared boat run of smaller rocks over mud base 7% gradient. 400 mm rough rocks elsewhere on main beach. Some boulders, bedrock. Limited area at high water. Easier landing area 50 m to W of sign at W end of site on gravel with 100 mm rounded rocks at high water, but currently has poor upland access. For portable boat stowage, best access at most tides lies at N margin of creek mouth 50 m to E of main sign up low bank into sloped open forest.

Camp Comments:

Upland access via uneven steps in steep bank. Approx 3 tent sites just E of main landing in upland forest SW of stream. S aspect. Large shaded site – several other possibilities higher up slope to SW. Composting toilet up trail via steps. Steel food bin. Picnic table. Visitor log book. Fire bucket. Sunny bluff for picnics.

Other Comments:

Water at year-round creek. Small waterfall. View. Attractive except Port Mellon mill visible, audible. Prominent sign visible from water. Squamish (Coast Salish) name Smenmántm Ḵ’í ḵp’ikw. Charted creek named Bain Ck is elsewhere. This creek is unnamed – maybe should be Bain Creek #2.

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