Coon Bay

Vancouver Island
Paddling Area:Gulf Islands
Coordinates:49.0121631, -123.5739368
Site Type:Campsite primary
Tent Sites:15
Site Access:Sea
Marine Trail:N/A
Last Update:09/10/2020

Landing Comments:

Coon Bay – steep sand beach. N aspect. Surf possible. Current hazards. Enter at slack. Alternate access by Perry Lagoon to SE of tombolo. Enter extreme E of lagoon entrance. Dries at low water.

Camp Comments:

Upland camping. Several sites on Perry Lagoon SE of tombolo, a few sites on Coon Bay proper. Pit toilets. Authorized camping at defined Sandstone and Perry Lagoon sites only. Resident camp host in summer. Food cache. Camping fees apply 1 May to 30 September. May pre-pay permit via Internet, but no reservable sites. Fee $5.00 per person per night (2018) via BC Parks Backcountry Registration System .

Other Comments:

Water at pump. Sandstone headlands, wildflowers, tidal lagoon (Perry Lagoon). No sanctioned road or trail access. Existing hiking trails unconnected to road system to discourage car-based camping, but much use by cyclists continues Also used by power boaters. See: Dionisio Provincial Park

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