Hand Island

Vancouver Island
Paddling Area:Barkley Sound
Coordinates:48.9509213, -125.3118228
Site Type:Campsite primary
Tent Sites:10
Site Access:Sea
Marine Trail:none
Last Update:05/31/2021

Landing Comments:

Easy on protected tombolo shell beaches, aspects either SE or NW. Reefs offshore.

Camp Comments:

Open, grassy area. Composting toilet.
IMPORTANT Fee process change for 2018: See: Brochure

Required 1) National Park Entry Pass if age 18 or older
2) Backcountry Camping Permit $9.80 per person/night May – Sept.
3) Site reservation. No standbys permitted!

See: National Park Permit

See: Camping Permits & Reservations or 1-877-RESERVE.

Other Comments:

The Broken Group Islands will be open to overnight visitors from June 4 to September 30 in 2021, as provincial health guidelines allow. Reservations will open on May 31, 2021 at 8am PDT. Closest of Broken Group islands to Secret Beach popular launch site.

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