Fairy Lake Rec Site

Fairy Lake, Vancouver Island, Pacific Northwest
Fairy Lake, Photo By Bud Logan

The Fairy lake Rec Site on Vancouver Island is on Fairy Lake and is located close to Port Renfrew. You use the paved Harris Creek mainline to get there. This is a pretty little rec site with some awesome views. There is a very small island on the lake with a tree growing on it, this island has been photographed by so many people, it is such a beautiful little island.

There is abundant wildlife for your viewing and the fishing is quite good. You have a great chance to see black bears, elk, deer, wolves, cougars, and various other small animals along with many types of birdlife. The day l took these photos, there was a blue heron sitting in the tree on the small island, by the time my camera was up, he was flying away, would have been such a great photo.

Fairy Lake, Vancouver Island, Pacific Northwest
Fairy Lake, Photo By Bud Logan

The resident cutthroat, rainbow, and dolly varden trout average around 30 to 35 cm. There is a run of sea-run cutthroat that enter the lake and some of these can be quite big. If you’re fishing from a boat, please watch for deadhead logs, there are few floating around the lake.

This is a popular recreation site, with a dock, sandy beach, and car-top boat launch for your use. It’s a small campground on a small lake, just at the widening of the San Juan River. This popular campground has a tendency to flood in heavy rain but should be high and dry during the popular summer months. This is an open, RV-friendly site with a beautiful sandy beach. The site has on-site supervision. The standard site fee is $15.00, but there is a $2.00 premium on waterfront sites. I was in here in May 2015 and there was quite a river running through the site, about half the spots were flooded, but there were still many that were dry.

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