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Small Inlet Marine Provincial Park

About This Park

Located at the northern tip of Quadra Island, Small Inlet Marine Provincial Park provides a well-protected anchorage where boaters can wait for slack water to pass through the tidal rapids of Discovery Passage, Okisollo Channel and Hole in the Wall.

The park encompasses Newton Lake, a small lake suitable for swimming and picnicking, although no facilities are provided. A rough trail from the southeast corner of Small Inlet leads to the lake. It is also possible to portage from the head of Small Inlet Marine Provincial Park to nearby Waiatt Bay in Octopus Islands Marine Provincial Park via a rough trail, approximately 1.5 km long.

Park Size: 487 hectares
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Location and Maps

Please note: Any maps listed are for information only - they may not represent legal boundaries and should not be used for navigation. The park is located on the northeastern tip of Quadra Island. Access to the park is by boat from Johnstone Strait or from Granite Bay on Quadra Island. Boaters can reference marine chart #3538 for more information on this area. Nearby communities include: Campbell River, Sayward, Quadra Island.

Maps and Brochures

Any maps listed are for information only - they may not represent legal boundaries and should not be used for navigation.
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Nature and Culture

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Management Planning

Management Planning Information
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Activities Available at this Park

Canoeing

Canoeing

There are ocean kayaking opportunities in this park. Paddlers can set in at Rock Bay, north of Campbell River. It is possible to portage from Small Inlet Marine Provincial Park to nearby Waiatt Bay in Octopus Islands Marine Provincial Park via a rough trail, approximately 1.5 km long.
Fishing

Fishing

Salmon and rockfish can be found in the waters around Small Inlet. Fishing is permitted as per provincial and federal fishing regulations. Rockfish Conservation Areas occur within this park. Fishing activities are limited in Rockfish Conservation Areas. Before you go fishing please refer to the Rockfish Conservation Area descriptions available from Fisheries and Oceans Canada DFO. Anyone fishing or angling in British Columbia must have an appropriate licence.
Hiking

Hiking

This park has one rough trail to Newton Lake from the southeast corner of Small Inlet. This trail is approximately 1.5 km. For your own safety and the preservation of the park, obey posted signs and keep to designated trails. Shortcutting trails destroys plant life and soil structure.
Pets on Leash

Pets on Leash

Pets/domestic animals must be under control at all times. You are responsible for their behaviour and must dispose of their excrement. Backcountry areas are not suitable for dogs or other pets due to wildlife issues and the potential for problems with bears.
Swimming

Swimming

There is no designated swimming area; however, visitors can swim in the ocean or at Newton Lake. There are no lifeguards on duty at provincial parks.
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Facilities Available at this Park

Campfires

Campfires

While small fires are allowed, we encourage visitors to conserve the environment by minimizing the use of fire and using stoves instead. If you do have a fire, please utilize previously constructed fire rings and use small pieces of wood that will burn completely. If you can't find a previously used site, try to construct your fire rings below the high tide mark. Never leave your fire unattended and practice “Leave No Trace” camping ethics.
Walk-In/Wilderness Camping

Walk-In/Wilderness Camping

There are no designated campsites at this park, however random wilderness camping is allowed. No facilities are provided and there is no fee. Please practice “Leave No Trace” camping ethics. Small Inlet Marine is accessible year round; there is no camping fee.
Winter Camping

Winter Camping

There are no designated campsites at this park, however random wilderness camping is allowed. No facilities are provided and there is no fee. Please practice “Leave No Trace” camping ethics. Small Inlet Marine is accessible year round; there is no camping fee.