Stamp River Provincial Park

 

This peaceful provincial park is situated on the banks of Stamp River, 15 kilometres northwest of Port Alberni. This location is well known for its annual salmon runs, when thousands of fish make their way up the river to their spawning grounds. Salmon runs begin in late August with the arrival of sockeye salmon, followed by coho and Chinook in October and November. Hiking trails running through the forest and along the riverbank offer great spots to view these magnificent fish fighting their way up the fish ladders and the waterfalls. Stamp River has an excellent potential for catching fish, and it is no surprise that this park is very popular with the angling community. While fishing is not permitted around the waterfall area, this tranquil campground set in a pleasantly wooded area is an attractive base camp for anglers fishing at other sites along Stamp River.

Facilities

Vehicle Accessible Camping - - - - - Campfires - Pit Toilets - Drinking Water - - - - - - Managed Site / Facility Operator

Activities

Fishing Hiking - - - - - - Bicycling - - - - - Wildlife Watching - - - - -

Rating

Campsite privacy
Fun for kids
Lots of shade
Peacefulness/Quietness
Activities

Number of campsites: 23, reservable: 11, nearest town: Port Alberni (15 km)

Additional Information

Location

Stamp River Provincial Park is located northwest of Port Alberni on central Vancouver Island. Follow Hwy #4 past Port Alberni and turn onto Beaver Creek Road. Follow signs to the park.

Contact Information

R.L.C. Enterprize Ltd.
E-mail address: office@rlcenterprize.com
Phone: (250) 474-1336
Please go to www.discovercamping.ca to reserve a campsite.

Camping Information

Fees

Vehicle Accessible Camping Fee: $15.00 per party / night.

BC Senior Rate (Labour Day to June 14 only): $7.50 per senior couple / night.

Winter Vehicle Accessible Camping Fee: $10.00 per party / night.

Operation Dates

This park is open for camping year round, but no amenities such as water and firewood are provided during the off-season.

Campground dates with full fees and services: May 1 – October 15. Campground reservable dates: May 15 - September 8.

Facilities

Vehicle Accessible Camping

Vehicle Accessible Camping

This park offers vehicle accessible campsites set in a mature forest. A number of these sites overlook the river.

Campfires

Campfires

Campfire rings are provided at each campsite. Firewood can be purchased from the Park Facility Operator.

Activities

Fishing

Fishing

Fishing is allowed in Stamp River Provincial Park, but is closed 200 m above and 500 m below Stamp Falls from June 15 to November 15. Boundary markers are located on trees along the river. Changes to the regulations occur regularly along this river, so all anglers should check the current regulations prior to fishing.

Hiking

Hiking

There are 2 km of interlinked hiking/walking trails at this park. A 0.5 km trail leads from the parking lot at the day-use area to the fish ladder. A viewpoint above the fish ladder offers great views of the river, and in season, spawning salmon. Interpretive signage at this point offers information about the fish spawning cycle. From the fish ladder, trails continue through the forest. There is also a loop trail that overlooks the river.

Bicycling

Bicycling

Bicycles must keep to roadways; cycling is not allowed on park trails.

Wildlife Watching

Wildlife Watching

A viewpoint above the fish ladder offers great views of the river and spawning salmon in late summer.

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