Access to this park is by active logging roads. The chance of encountering loaded logging trucks while traveling these roads is highly likely. Logging trucks have the right of way at all times. Drivers should use caution and yield to logging trucks; use pullouts whenever possible.
Loveland Bay Provincial Park
Attention Visitors – Important Notice!
- 7 night maximum stay policy in effect - Due to the popularity and size of the campground, BC Parks has implemented a maximum stay policy of 7 nights in the peak season in this park (June 15 to Labour Day inclusive). Thank you.
- Updated February 5, 2016: Attention Park Visitors – Important Notices Concerning Public Access
There are several changes to public access in and around Campbell River as a result of the BC Hydro John Hart Generation Station Replacement Project.
Brewster Lake Road CLOSED to all traffic (No public access across John Hart Dam from Highway 28 to access Loveland Bay) The Brewster Lake Road will be subject to a full closure to all traffic beginning April 1, 2015 for up to three years, in this location.
The recognized route for public recreational traffic to access these areas follows Hwy. 19 North to Duncan Bay, Gordon Road, Snowden Road and reconnects to Brewster Lake-Loveland Bay Road.
For your safety please follow recommended detour routes and watch for increased heavy traffic while driving to the park.
Please see attached map for alternate routes [PDF].
About This Park
For a more intimate camping experience visit Loveland Bay, a small, rustic provincial park that provides camping and boat launching directly onto Campbell Lake. Loveland Bay is a convenient base camp for day tripping to attractions in the nearby communities of Campbell River, Gold River, Sayward, Kelsey Bay and Quadra and Cortes Islands.
If you don’t want to leave Loveland Bay’s peaceful setting, you can spend the day water-skiing, fishing, canoeing or kayaking. Or just relax and work on your tan in between dips in the sun-kissed lake.
Loveland Bay Provincial Park is located near Campbell River on central Vancouver Island and offers a quiet area for camping, swimming and fishing. The camping area in the park has been upgraded and additional sites, as well as group camping sites, have been added to the park.
Established Date: March 21, 1989
Park Size: 30 hectares
Special Notes: Due to popularity and size of the campground, BC Parks has implemented a maximum stay policy of 7 nights in the peak season in this park (June 15 to Labour Day inclusive). Reservations are made through BC Parks’ Discover Camping Reservation System.
Campground Dates of Operation
All dates are subject to change without notice
|Opening and Closing Campground Dates:||May 12 – October 2|
|Campground Dates with Full Services and Fees:||May 12 – October 2|
|Campground Reservable Dates:||May 12 – September 4|
|Group Campsite with Full Services and Fees:||May 12 – October 2|
Group Campsite Reservable Dates:
|May 12 – September 30|
|Total Number of Vehicle Accessible Campsites:||31|
Number of Reservable Campsites, if applicable:
(all remaining sites are first-come, first-served)
|Note: The above information is for the campground only. Park users can still walk into the park if conditions such as weather permit. Check the "Attention Visitor Notice" above for park alerts.|
ReservationsAll campsite and group site reservations must be made through Discover Camping. When reservations are not available all campsites function as first-come, first-served.
Campsite reservations are accepted and first-come, first-served sites are also available.
Group Campsite Reservations:
Group campsite reservations are accepted at this park through Discover Camping for dates starting May 1 to September 29.
Location and MapsPlease note: Any maps listed are for information only – they may not represent legal boundaries and should not be used for navigation.
Maps and BrochuresAny maps listed are for information only – they may not represent legal boundaries and should not be used for navigation.
- Park Map [PDF]
Nature and Culture
- History: This former forestry site was established as a provincial park in 1984.
- General Wildlife, Marine & Outdoor Ethics Information
Management PlanningManagement Planning Information
- Approved Purpose Statement and Zoning Plan [PDF] for Loveland Bay Provincial Park is available online in pdf format.
Activities Available at this Park
Pets on Leash
Facilities Available at this Park
Many boating opportunities are accessible from Loveland Bay on Lower Campbell Lake.
Boaters are advised that dock space is limited and intended to be available to all registered campers.
View the Annual Drinking Water System Report [pdf]: Well #2
Regular group camping charges per night are the base rate for the site, which is $80.00/group site/night, plus $5/adult (16+, minimum charge for 15 adults), plus $1/child (6-15). Children under 6 are free!