Claud Elliott Lake Provincial Park is situated north of the community of Woss in a remote region of northeastern Vancouver Island.
Claud Elliot Lake is one of three protected areas nestled along the upper Tsitika watershed. The area is part of a river system ranked among the 10 most important fish streams on Vancouver Island.
Both Claud Elliot Lake and Fickle Lake are known for high quality recreational angling. Lakes contain coho salmon, Cutthroat, Dolly Varden, Kokanee and Rainbow trout and steelhead. The most easily accessible of these lakes is Claud Elliot Lake. More adventurous fishers can go to Fickle Lake, further downstream in the valley. This lake is harder to access and will require lining canoes or kayaks back upstream to Claud Elliot Lake.
Adjacent to the park along its western boundary is Claud Elliot Creek Ecological Reserve, which protects representative montane forest communities and critical deer and Roosevelt elk winter range.
There are no maintained campsites at this park, however wilderness, backcountry or walk-in camping is allowed. There are no facilities available within Claud Elliott Lake Provincial Park.
Claud Elliott Lake Provincial Park is located approximately 7 miles (12 km) north of Woss on northeastern Vancouver Island, between the Island Highway 19 and Johnstone Strait.
To get to Claud Elliott Lake, leave the Highway Island 19 at Woss Camp turnoff. Follow this road and then branch off to the north on Claud Elliott Lake road, continuing on directly to the lake. The park is adjacent to a well maintained gravel road connecting Tsitika River Main and Highway 19 near Woss.
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