Category   Rock Bay Marine Park, Johnstone Strait, Vancouver Island BC
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Rock Bay Marine Provincial Park is a 525-hectare marine park incorporating a rocky headland and two adjacent bays on either side of Chatham Point.

Consisting of foreshore only, Rock Bay juts out into the ocean at the junction of Discovery Passage and Johnstone Strait on the east coast of Vancouver Island, northwest of Campbell River.

Outdoor enthusiasts seeking marine recreation head to Rock Bay for scuba diving, canoeing, kayaking, and boating. Camping is available nearby. An entire day can easily be spent exploring this attractive shoreline and sheltered anchorage. The park protects archaeological sites, marine ecosystems and a small area of young forests on shore.

Facilities in the park include a boat launch ramp with a dock, parking, sani cans, picnic areas, and walking trails. Water is available in the park, but as the water is not tested regularly, signs indicate that the water is not potable. Visitors may prefer to bring their own drinking water.

There are no camping facilities at Rock Bay park, but a private campsite is located near the boat launch. There are also other campgrounds in the area, all maintained by the Campbell River ATV Club, including the pretty bay and camp area at Bear Bay, and campgrounds at Elk Bay, Stella Lake and Pye Lake to the south of Rock Bay.

Otter Cove on the southeastern end of the park, in the Discovery Passage, provides a sheltered anchorage for small vessels waiting to navigate the nearby tidal passes.

Rock Bay Marine Provincial Park is a rocky headland and two adjacent bays on the east coast of Vancouver Island, British Columbia, approximately 40 km northwest of Campbell River at the junction of Discovery Passage and Johnstone Strait. The park is accessible by land or water. A logging road connects the park to Highway 19.

Nearby Regions & Towns
Kelsey Bay
Campbell River
Quadra Island
Nearby Services
  Campbell River Whale Watching, Campbell River Listing Details 
Campbell River Whale Watching invites you to experience some of the most spectacular Orca Killer whale watching and wildlife viewing in the world. You can take a Grizzly Tour, go Orca Whale Watching, see Bald Eagles, and experience the life of seals and sea lions on an adventure tour of a lifetime.
  Coast Mountain Expeditions, Quadra Island Listing Details 
Lodge based multi-day sea kayaking tours in the Discovery Islands, off Central Vancouver Island. We operate in and around the Discovery Islands, Desolation Sound, and mainland inlets. View marine parks, wildlife, BC's highest mountains, glaciers and waterfalls. Watch grizzly bears from your kayak, paddle with seals, dolphin, and porpoise. Incredible marine inter-tidal life. No experience necessary. We are Canada's longest operating sea kayak company, now entering our 28th year. Recommended by National Geographic as one of Canada's top places to visit. Join us for an adventure of a lifetime!
  Discovery Islands Lodge B&B Kayak Inn, Quadra Island Listing Details 
Rustic but comfortable oceanfront accommodation near wilderness parks, trails, lakes and sea kayak paradise. Affordable single, double and family rooms; kitchen facilities; wood-fired sauna. Multi-day kayak expeditions; marine park tours; canoe & kayak rentals. Whales, seals, & porpoise right out front! One of Canada's top 50 places to stay recommended by National Geographic Traveler.
  Practicar Nanaimo, Nanaimo Listing Details 
Practicar Nanaimo offers low rates on daily, weekly and monthly rentals for cars, passenger vans, and trucks; ferry and airport pick-up and delivery, cars also available in Parksville/Qualicum and Gabriola Island; no charge for additional drivers; minimum driver's age 21; special packages, including self-drive vineyard tours, Tofino/Pacific Rim, Gulf Islands available.
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