Elk Creek Campground

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Elk Creek Campsite, Sayward, Vancouver Island, BC
Elk Creek Campsite, Sayward, Vancouver Island, BC, photo by Bud Logan

A small, shady site next to a creek. An open forest makes for easy exploration.  There are lots of private sites here and a wonderful little creek that runs behind most of them, you can expect to see plenty of wildlife here like deer, elk, black bears and plenty of little forest creatures. There are a few trails that meander through the trees. I like this spot as it is right off the side of the highway with easy access and the Sayward Valley has some of the best trails on the island including the world-renowned Kusam klimb trail. On the spring equinox,  people arrive in Sayward to take part in the annual kusam klimb.

Elk Creek Campsite, Sayward, Vancouver Island, BC
Elk Creek Campsite, Sayward, Vancouver Island, BC, photo by Bud Logan

The village of Sayward and Kelsey Bay are just down the road, there are gas and food available at the Co-op located at the Sayward Junction and a little further down is the Sayward Resort that has a fully-stocked convenience store and ligour outlet.

To get here from Campbell River, follow Highway 19 north. The site access road is on the left-hand side of the highway (sign visible), just past the turnoff to Sayward. The site is about an hour drive from Campbell River.

Elk Creek Campsite, Sayward, Vancouver Island, BC
Elk Creek Campsite, Sayward, Vancouver Island, BC, photo by Bud Logan

This is a pretty site, just 5 minutes from the Sayward Junction.

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