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Morton Lake Provincial Park
About This Park
There is a reason the area northwest of Campbell River is called “lake country,” that visitors to Morton Lake Provincial Park are sure to discover. From April to June and September to October, lake fishing for Rainbow, Cutthroat and Dolly Varden trout on Mohun Lake in the park can be excellent. While this park is popular with anglers, there is still plenty to do if fishing isn’t your favourite pastime. During the summer, visitors can fill their days swimming, canoeing, boating or just lounging on the sandy beach at Morton Lake.
Today little sign can be found of a devastating fire that burned more than 30,000 hectares of forest surrounding Morton Lake to the ground in 1938. The fire, which burned for more than one month, inspired a massive replanting effort the following year, during which 800,000 Douglas fir trees were planted in one month – an incredible accomplishment in those days.
Morton Lake Provincial Park, which includes all of Morton Lake and a section of shoreline on neighbouring Mohun Lake, provides access to the popular Sayward Canoe Route – a 47-kilometre paddle and portage circuit. The park offers lake-front camping, as well as a boat launch, pit toilets, a short hiking trail to tranquil Andrew Lake and a large picnic/day-use area.
Established Date: November 28, 1966
Park Size: 74 hectares
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Nature and Culture
- History: A devastating fire in 1938 burned more than 30,000 hectares of forest surrounding Morton Lake to the ground. The fire, which burned for more than one month, inspired a massive replanting effort the following year, during which 800,000 Douglas fir trees were planted in one month – an incredible accomplishment in those days. Hemlock, cedar and white pine has naturally regenerated in the park.
- Conservation: Douglas-fir while hemlock, cedar and white pine are found here.
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Activities Available at this Park
Pets on Leash
Facilities Available at this Park
There is one cold water hand pump, located at the intersection of the campground and day-use area.
This park is a very popular summertime destination, with a sandy beach and warm lake. Facilities include picnic tables, a parking area, and pit toilets.