Memekay Horse Camp Rec Site

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Memekay Horse Camp Rec Site, Vancouver Island, Pacific Northwest
the Memekay Horse Camp Rec Site, Photo By Bud Logan

The Memekay Horse Camp is located near the river with the same name, the Memekay River, this site was created to serve as the north end camp site the Salmon-Brewster Horse Trail. This site has a large shelter, high lines, and horse corrals. each site has 2 small corrals and plenty of room for trucks, campers and horse trailers.

To reach this rec site, just head north from Campbell River towards Sayward. Keep your eyes open after you cross the Amour De Cos Creek highway bridge.  You are watching for the Big Tree Main on your left, Its a gravel logging road and there will probably be a pick-up or machine parked at the highway junction. Follow this road going across the Salmon River bridge about 5 km down, then across another little bridge and then a bit further on you will see a main road on your right, this is the Salmon River Mainline. Turn right here and you will immediately see a logging bridge that goes over the Memekay River, just past this bridge on the right you will see a metal gate at a secondary road. This is the entrance to the campsite. The gate should be unlocked.

The 2-hectare rec site has a total of 11 campsites that are about 25 meters in length, big enough for all the horse trailers, trucks and recreational vehicles you bring. Each campsite has two horse corrals. There outhouses, non-potable water for horses and manure containment bins, picnic tables and a big covered shelter with a wood stove to cook on.

Memekay Horse Camp Rec Site, Parks, Vancouver Island, Pacific Northwest
The Memekay Horse Camp Rec Site, Photo By Bud Logan

The Salmon Brewster Trail Corridor runs between Brewster Lake and the Salmon River, it is 40 km long.  runs through a working forest and follows old railway grades. There is another camp at the Brewster lake Horse Camp Rec Site. The trails are mostly well-groomed by volunteers and the camps are awesome.

There is plenty of awesome vistas as you ride along the trail with a large variety of bird-life to see along the way. You have a better than ever chance of seeing herds of elk, or some blacktail deer. Black Bears frequent the area and you always need to watch for cougars. Bring a camera so you can take home some incredible memories.

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