Camping on Denman and Horby

Discussion in 'General Paddling Discussions' started by sbourgoin, Jun 13, 2019.

  1. sbourgoin

    sbourgoin Adventures on Land and Water!

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    Evening...planning a 2 night trip next weekend with 6-year old son. Leaving from Comox Marina to Fanny Bay and looking to paddle around Hornby or Denman. I figure we will camp on the east side of tree island on the first night and be able to do 25-30km on day 2 and 3. I've looked at the BC Marine Trails website for a camping spot and I am wondering if anyone knows of any beach campsites other then the 2-3 sites on the website? Are you allowed to camp on beaches or at Grassy Point?
    Cheers,
    Shawn
     
  2. a_c

    a_c Paddler

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    Long time Hornby Island visitor.....any camping other than the commercial sites would definitely be of the 'guerrilla camping' variety. I'd give a hard 'no' to Grassy Point, it's a very popular spot, with car access, and is bordered by private residences on both sides.
     
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  3. Greenkiteskier

    Greenkiteskier Paddler

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    When I enquired of the commercial sites for an overnight trip 2 weeks ago I was told 3 night minimum by 2 places and that was the norm. So Guerrilla may be your only option
     
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  4. Redcedar

    Redcedar Paddler

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    Not allowed to camp on Tree Island . Also not allowed to have fires there ... used to be a party zone ... as usual a few idiots caused the restrictions . It is an accessible gem for the residents of the Comox Valley .