Gooding Cove northeast

Vancouver Island
Paddling Area:Quatsino
Coordinates:50.4008509, -127.9473274
Site Type:Launch Site
Tent Sites:3
Site Access:Sea, road, trail
Marine Trail:Cape Scott Marine Trail - North Brooks Extension
Last Update:09/23/2020

Landing Comments:

Gravel beach. NW aspect. Possible surf.

Camp Comments:

See nearby sites, e.g. Gooding Cove (W end of same beach). Many choose to camp at this launch site, for convenience. Grassy sites among bushes at back of beach. Fire pit. Easy access on short, rough roadway.

Other Comments:

Sept 2020 Best to have map showing logging roads. Road access from Port Alice via maintained industrial road. (Forest Service Road 7989 01). Follow signs for Side Bay. Part of this is on decommissioned logging roads. At turn off sign for Side Bay, take road on the right. Road base in good condition but both small tree branches and bushes will significantly scratch side of vehicles. Parking on road or on site at top of beach. Vehicle may be driven on rough track to top of beach. Hiking trail reported leading to Rowley Reefs Peninsula south but start point not known, presumably from spur roads to S.

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