Cluxwe River, Vancouver Island
The small Cluxwe River flows into Broughton Strait just north of Port McNeill on the east coast of North Vancouver Island. Despite its relatively short length, the Clux’we River supports a sizeable run of winter steelhead and a few sea run cutthroat. Stocking of cutthroat trout has been initiated in the hope of developing the fishery for this species. All in all, this is a pretty nice river to drop a line in. Fishing for dolly varden, rainbow trout and coho salmon in the fall can be very rewarding on the river. Fishing is best on the river at the mouth and along the bushy banks. In even numbered years, pink salmon fishing at the mouth of the river is very productive, mid August is best.
A camp site and boat launch are available at the mouth of the Clux’we River. There is 147 sites here ranging from tent only to full power, water and sewer hook up sites. There is a boat launch and although its a fair ways out of town, there is a restaurant here that cooks real good food. So when you are here, you could cook your catch of the day or eat in the restaurant.
The camp ground is right on the Clux’we river estuary and you could see a wide variety of animal and bird life here, as you relax in your campsite. Remember to bring your camera so you can be ready for those awesome shots that you will get on this river.
There are cabins for rent here, 12 of them, with full kitchens and all other amenities. The Restaurant has a great view and menu, dinner is available every night from the 1st of June until the 30th of September. Lunch is available only during July and August, the meals here have a first nations flare to them, good eats for sure.