Yorke Island

Discoveries & Mid Coast
Paddling Area:Johnstone Strait
Coordinates:50.4442333, -125.9780167
Site Type:Dispersed site primary
Tent Sites:6
Site Access:Sea
Marine Trail:N/A
Last Update:03/21/2020

Landing Comments:

Easy on protected pebble beach among boulders in cove behind islets on S side of island. Beach at Courtenay Bay on E side of island may be preferred access, camp location but is hazardous because of barbed wire defences in undergrowth. Very rough, hazardous water conditions may occur near S and W shores of in strong wind, ebb tides.

Camp Comments:

Several unofficial sites on grass by shore or on trails further N. Loses sun early. Preferred camp location not yet established but likely near Courtenay Bay landing, possibly in 2019. Composting (mouldering) toilet at fort site. No camping near fort.

Other Comments:

Historic WW2 defensive gun position. Hiking trails. Maintained by Sayward Futures Society. Hazards include overgrown bunkers, wire, decaying buildings. Conservation work proceeding. See: Hənʎəmdzi Məkola/Yorke Island Conservancy .

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