Consort Creek, Vancouver Island
Consort Creek flows out of Stewart lake and runs for about 6.5 km before entering the White River. Consort Creek is the largest tributary of the White River. There has been much work done in the past couple of years to improve the survival of the Steelhead, coho and trout, as well as creating better spawning areas. The work on Consort was primarily done at the outflow with gravel beds being created.
To get to Consort Creek and Stewart Lake, just drive to the sayward valley turn off, but turn left here off the highway and follow the white river main for about 30 km. You will go by the white river park where there are many big trees, its a nice place to stop. Continue up the White River Mainline until you come to the Stewart lake rd, follow this road until you get to the lake.
You will see many of our great Island mountains on your way into Stewart Lake, Mountains like warden peak, victoria peak and the watchtower peak, these are some of the Islands premier climbing mountains, I have climbed them all but Victoria Peak was always my favorite.
The fishing in stewart lake can be just awesome with some cutthroat trout reaching the 2 to 3 kilo in size and many great 30 to 40 cm pan fryers available for your hooks. Consort creek is a pretty stream with some amazing fishing including the odd real big Steelhead, these fish can be found right up to the lake. The camping is just exquisite here and the views will take your breath away.
There are many kinds of wildlife for your camera including black bear, roosevelt elk, black tail deer, cougars, wolves and beavers plus many types of birds.