Newcastle Island Saysutshun

Vancouver Island
Paddling Area:Gulf Islands
Coordinates:49.1826667, -123.9289333
Site Type:Campsite primary
Tent Sites:15 +
Site Access:Sea, passenger ferry
Marine Trail:Gulf Islands Marine Trail, Salish Sea Marine Trail
Last Update:05/14/2024

Landing Comments:

Generally easy, depending on water level. Land in channel between Newcastle, Protection Islands. Protected S or E aspect. Sand beach adjacent to boat shed. Mixed beaches of gravel, bedrock, sand, smaller rocks elsewhere. Oyster band at low water. Dinghy dock (fee charged), other options but hauling out boats officially restricted to developed S end of island. Vessel traffic.

Camp Comments:

Developed year round campground inland 300 m. from official landing beach. Picnic tables. Flush, vault toilets, hot showers. Dining shelters, food bins at some group sites. Pavilion. Food sold in summer. 5 large additional field sites for group camping nearer beach. Small boats may be wheeled or carried to campsites. Reservations available for half of sites. reservable mid-May to early-Sept. Fees apply year-round $18/night per party summer,$11 winter (2024). BC Parks

Other Comments:

Water at taps, extensive hiking trails, museum, history, wildlife. Frequent foot passenger ferry to Nanaimo. Anchorage, small vessel dock. See: Newcastle Island Marine Provincial Park. Snuneymuxw First Nation manage site.

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