Nutchaliz Inlet Area

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Resolution Park



Resolution Park Launch Site

1. Recreation District: Campbell River
2. Geographic Location: Zeballos
3. Site Name: Resolution PArk
4. Rated By: Ken V
5. Date: 10July 2009
6. Coordinates: 49N 57' 18 126W 51' 24" NAD 27
7. Marine Chart No: 3663
8. Mapsheet: Esperenza Inlet
9. Land Status: MTSA Recreation Site
10. a. Local Hazards: None observed
b. Landing (kayak) easy
c. Beach Gradient: 3-5%
d. Beach Substrate: gravel
e. Launch site and car camping site.
i) There are four campsites with tables
ii) There is a dock
iii) There are two outhouses
iv) No fees
f. Estimated Level of Use: moderate
g. Drinking Water Sources: A stream runs to the south of the campsite
h. Aspect: North East
i. Site Accessibility: Sea and Road
j. Estimated Distance to Alternate Camp Site:
There is a single site at the head of Little Espinosa Inlet 500 meters.
k. Site Suitable for canoe or kayak. There is a ramp and a dock
suitable for small boats.
l. Relative Importance: This site provides access to Zeballos Inlet and
is a good staging campsite.
m. Notes:
i) There is parking available for two or three cars.
ii) Road is gravel from Hwy 19, usually well maintained.
iii) There is industrial traffic on the road 24/7.
iv) From Hwy 19 follow road to Zeballos. Near Zeballos take
the right fork and follow the road toward Fair Harbour. The
campsite is located where the road leaves Zeballos inlet.
v) Do not leave valuable items in sight. Theft has occurred
here.
vi) Site is popular with fishermen.
 

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Little Espinosa Inlet Launch Site
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1. Recreation District: Campbell River
2. Geographic Location: Vancouver Island at Little Espinosa Inlet
3. Site Name: Little Espinosa Inlet
4. Rated By: Ken V
5. Date: 11 July 2009
6. Coordinates: 49N 57' 36" 126W 54' 18" NAD 27
7. Marine Chart No: 3663
8. Mapsheet: Esperenza Inlet
9. Land Status: Road Allowance
10. a. Local Hazards: Some currents, particularly on ebb from under the bridge
b. Landing (kayak) easy
c. Beach Gradient: 3-5%
d. Beach Substrate: Cobble & Gravel
e. Launch site only. No camping.
f. Estimated Level of Use: moderate
g. Drinking Water Sources: None
h. Aspect: South
i. Site Accessibility: Sea and Road
j. Estimated Distance to Nearest Camp Site: Garden Point is 8 NM.
(car camping at Resolution Park approx 1 km)
k. Site Suitable for canoe or kayak. There is a ramp suitable for small boats at some tides.
l. Relative Importance: This is the only access to Nutchalitz except via Zeballos.
m. Notes:
i) Parking is alongside road between Zeballos and Fair Harbour. There is a cleared space with room for several cars. Do not park parallel to the road.
ii) Road is gravel from Hwy 19, usually well maintained.
iii) There is industrial traffic on the road 24/7.
iv) From Hwy 19 follow road to Zeballos. Near Zeballos take the right fork and follow the road toward Fair Harbour. Launch site is on the Fair Harbour end of the bridge and causeway.
v) Do not leave valuable items in sight. Theft has occurred here.
 

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Garden Point



Garden Point

1. Recreation District: Campbell River
2. Geographic Location: Nutchalitz area Nootka Island
3. Site Name: Garden Point
4. Rated By: Ken V
5. Date: 11 July 2009
6. Coordinates: 49N 50' 48 126W 53' 54" NAD 27
7. Marine Chart No: 3663
8. Mapsheet: Esperenza Inlet
9. Land Status: MTSA Recreation Site
10. a. Local Hazards:
i) None observed
ii) Persistent reports of problem Black Bear over several years; hang your food high and away from tents.
b. Landing (kayak) easy
c. Beach Gradient: 3-5%
d. Beach Substrate: sand, shell, cobble
e. Camp site.
i) There are 4-6 tent sites
ii) There is an outhouse, which is deteriorated though still usable.
f. Estimated Level of Use: moderate
g. Drinking Water Sources: A reliable stream runs to the east of the campsite.
h. Aspect: North and West (Photo is of island that obscures the main camp area)
i. Site Accessibility: Sea
j. Estimated Distance to Alternate Camp Site: Rosa Islet 4 NM.
k. Site Suitable for canoe or kayak.
l. Relative Importance: This site is a good all weather campsite.
m. Notes: Nil
 

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Rosa Islet



Rosa Islet

1. Recreation District: Campbell River
2. Geographic Location: Nutchalitz area Nootka Island
3. Site Name: Garden Point
4. Rated By: Ken V
5. Date: 11 July 2009
6. Coordinates: 49N 49' 48" 126W 58' 06" NAD 27
7. Marine Chart No: 3663
8. Mapsheet: Esperenza Inlet
9. Land Status: Nutchalitz Provincial Marine park
10. a. Local Hazards:
i) None observed
b. Landing (kayak) easy
c. Beach Gradient: 3-5%
d. Beach Substrate: sand
e. Camp site.
i) There are 7-9 undeveloped tent sites
ii) There is an outhouse. Plastic green outie.
f. Estimated Level of Use: moderate
g. Drinking Water Sources: None
h. Aspect: North East
i. Site Accessibility: Sea
j. Estimated Distance to Alternate Camp Site: Garden Point 4 NM.
k. Site Suitable for canoe or kayak. This site can harbour a water taxi or other vessel for short periods. Sand bottom makes it unsuitable for overnight anchorage.
l. Relative Importance: This site is a good all weather campsite.
m. Notes:
i) Campsite is very dark and damp.
ii) This site is used as a staging area by at least one outfitter.
iii) The M.V. Uchuck drops off and picks up close to this site through pre-arrangement.
 

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Unnamed Islet #1



Unnamed Site #1

1. Recreation District: Campbell River
2. Geographic Location: Nutchalitz area Nootka Island
3. Site Name: Unnamed site # 1
4. Rated By: Ken V
5. Date: 13 July 2009
6. Coordinates: 49N 48' 48" 126W 59' 24" NAD 27
7. Marine Chart No: 3663
8. Mapsheet: Esperenza Inlet
9. Land Status: Nutchalitz Provincial Marine park
10. a. Local Hazards:
i) Approaches to this site are exposed to weather.
b. Landing (kayak) easy
c. Beach Gradient: 3-5%
d. Beach Substrate: sand & gravel
e. Camp site:
i) There are 4-6 undeveloped tent sites on gravel bench at the winter high tide line.
ii) It may be necessary to move logs to make space.
f. Estimated Level of Use: light
g. Drinking Water Sources: None
h. Aspect: All around
i. Site Accessibility: Sea
j. Estimated Distance to Alternate Camp Site: Rosa Islet 2 NM.
k. Site Suitable for canoe or kayak.
l. Relative Importance:
i) This site is a very attractive place to camp.
m. Notes:
i) Campsite is exposed to all weather.
ii) There is a partially sheltered area under trees that is suitable for a gathering area.
 

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Unnamed Islet #2



Unnamed Site #2

1. Recreation District: Campbell River
2. Geographic Location: Nutchalitz area Nootka Island
3. Site Name: Unnamed site # 2
4. Rated By: Ken V
5. Date: 13 July 2009
6. Coordinates: 49N 48' 30" 126 W 59' 00 " NAD 27
7. Marine Chart No: 3663
8. Mapsheet: Esperenza Inlet
9. Land Status: Nutchalitz Provincial Marine park
10. a. Local Hazards:
i) Approaches to this site are somewhat exposed to weather.
b. Landing (kayak) easy
c. Beach Gradient: 3-5%
d. Beach Substrate: sand & gravel
e. Camp site:
i) There more than 9 undeveloped tent sites on gravel bench at the winter high tide line from East end to West end on the North side of the Island.
ii) There are a couple of spots cleared in the bush that would serve in all weather.
iii) Plastic green 'outie' outhouse located NW corner of the island.
iv) Steel food cache located NW corner of the island.
f. Estimated Level of Use: moderate
g. Drinking Water Sources: None
h. Aspect: North
i. Site Accessibility: Sea
j. Estimated Distance to Alternate Camp Site: Rosa Islet 2 NM.
k. Site Suitable for canoe or kayak.
l. Relative Importance:
i) This site is a very attractive place to camp.
m. Notes:
i) Exposed to all weather though mainly sheltered from westerly winds.
ii) Gravel bar to Nutchaliz IR island to the east dries for much of the tide range.
 

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Unnamed Site #3



Sorry about the water spots.

Unnamed Site # 3

1. Recreation District: Campbell River
2. Geographic Location: Nutchalitz area Nootka Island
3. Site Name: Unnamed site # 3
4. Rated By: Ken V
5. Date: 13 July 2009
6. Coordinates: 49N 47' 36" 126 W 58' 06 " NAD 27
7. Marine Chart No: 3663
8. Mapsheet: Esperenza Inlet
9. Land Status: Unknown
10. a. Local Hazards:
i) Approaches to this site are somewhat exposed to weather.
b. Landing (kayak) easy
c. Beach Gradient: 3-5%
d. Beach Substrate: sand & gravel
e. Camp site:
i) There are 4-6 undeveloped tent sites on gravel bench at the winter high tide line.
f. Estimated Level of Use: light
g. Drinking Water Sources: None
h. Aspect: North
i. Site Accessibility: Sea
j. Estimated Distance to Alternate Camp Site: Rosa Islet 2 NM.
k. Site Suitable for canoe or kayak.
l. Relative Importance:
i) This site is a very attractive place to camp.
m. Notes:
i) Exposed to all weather with some shelter from westerly winds.
 

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Belmont Point





Belmont Point

1. Recreation District: Campbell River
2. Geographic Location: Nutchalitz area Nootka Island
3. Site Name: Belmont Point
4. Rated By: Ken V
5. Date: 13 July 2009
6. Coordinates: 49N 47' 36" 126W 55' 24" NAD 27
7. Marine Chart No: 3663
8. Mapsheet: Esperenza Inlet
9. Land Status: Unknown
10. a. Local Hazards:
i) There is some surge even in calm conditions
ii) NW & SW winds cause large waves in Nutchalitz Inlet
b. Landing (kayak) easy
c. Beach Gradient: 3-5%
d. Beach Substrate: sand & gravel
e. Camp site:
i) There is room for 4-6 undeveloped tent sites above high tide line.
f. Estimated Level of Use: light
g. Drinking Water Sources: A clear running stream runs down the center of the beach. Reliability unknown.
h. Aspect: Southeast
i. Site Accessibility: Sea
j. Estimated Distance to Alternate Camp Site: Rosa Islet 4 NM.
k. Site Suitable for canoe or kayak.
l. Relative Importance:
i) This site is a good stopping place in the event that conditions are to difficult for crossing Nutchalitz Inlet to access Louie Bay area.
m. Notes: Nil
 

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Benson Point





Benson Point

1. Recreation District: Campbell River
2. Geographic Location: Nutchalitz area Nootka Island
3. Site Name: Benson Point
4. Rated By: Ken V
5. Date: 13 July 2009
6. Coordinates: 49N 46' 48" 126W 53' 48" NAD 27
7. Marine Chart No: 3663
8. Mapsheet: Esperenza Inlet
9. Land Status: MTCA Recreation Site
10. a. Local Hazards:
i) There is some surge even in calm conditions
ii) NW & SW winds cause large waves in Nutchalitz Inlet
b. Landing (kayak) easy
c. Beach Gradient: 3-5%
d. Beach Substrate: sand & gravel
e. Camp site:
i) There are more than 9 undeveloped tent sites above high tide line.
f. Estimated Level of Use: moderate
g. Drinking Water Sources:
i) Clear running waterfall at west end of the beach.
ii) Reliability uncertain.
iii) The falling water means you will get wet while filling containers.
h. Aspect: South and West
i. Site Accessibility: Sea
j. Estimated Distance to Alternate Camp Site: Rosa Islet 4 NM.
k. Site Suitable for canoe or kayak.
l. Relative Importance:
i) This site is a good base campsite for exploring Nutchalitz Islet.
ii) This site is a very attractive place to camp.
m. Notes:
i) Campsite is open to wind.
ii) This site is used by at least one outfitter.
iii) The shoreline to the west is very interesting with many sea caves and rock formations covered with sea life.
iv)The area is covered with scrub indicating that it is not often flooded.
v) There is a windbreak built on the beach area that is suitable for a gathering area.
 

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Catala Island North



Catala Island North

1. Recreation District: Campbell River
2. Geographic Location: Nutchalitz area Nootka Island
3. Site Name: Catala Island North
4. Rated By: Ken V
5. Date: 13 July 2009
6. Coordinates: 49N 50' 42" 127 W 03' 48 " NAD 27
7. Marine Chart No: 3663
8. Mapsheet: Esperenza Inlet
9. Land Status: Catala Provincial Marine park
10. a. Local Hazards:
i) Surge and steep beach consisting of pea gravel make landing interesting.
b. Landing (kayak) moderate
c. Beach Gradient: 11-15%
d. Beach Substrate: Pea Gravel
e. Camp site:
i) There are more than 9 undeveloped tent sites on gravel bench.
ii) There is a plastic green 'outie' outhouse just inside the forested area – can be somewhat wet to get to with the dew on grasses along the trail.
f. Estimated Level of Use: moderate
g. Drinking Water Sources: None
h. Aspect: East
i. Site Accessibility: Sea
j. Estimated Distance to Alternate Camp Site: Rosa Islet 3 NM.
k. Site Suitable for canoe or kayak.
l. Relative Importance:
i) This site is an attractive place to camp.
ii) Staging site for those going North to Rugged Point.
m. Notes:
i) There are caves to explore in the forested area.
ii) Site is exposed to sun - there is no shade.
iii) This area is a unique deposit of pea gravel behind the main part of Catala Island. The area is being eroded at the west and material is deposited on the east.
iv) There is no access to the main part of Catala Island due to cliffs.
v) The MV Uchuck passes this site.
vi) Water can be found on Vancouver Island at:
49N 51' 18" 127W 01' 18" NAD 27
 

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Catala Island South



Catala Island South

1. Recreation District: Campbell River
2. Geographic Location: Nutchalitz area Nootka Island
3. Site Name: Catala Island South
4. Rated By: Ken V
5. Date: 13 July 2009
6. Coordinates: 49N 49' 48" 127 W 04' 06 " NAD 27
7. Marine Chart No: 3663
8. Mapsheet: Esperenza Inlet
9. Land Status: Catala Provincial Marine park
10. a. Local Hazards:
i) Surge in calm conditions.
ii) Surf in other conditions.
iii) Approaches are exposed to weather.
b. Landing (kayak) moderate
c. Beach Gradient: 3-5%
d. Beach Substrate: Sand and Gravel
e. Camp site:
i) There are 4-6 undeveloped tent sites.
f. Estimated Level of Use: light
g. Drinking Water Sources: None
h. Aspect: South
i. Site Accessibility: Sea
j. Estimated Distance to Alternate Camp Site: Rosa Islet 3 NM.
k. Site Suitable for canoe or kayak.
l. Relative Importance:
i) This site is an attractive place to camp.
ii) Staging site for those going North to Rugged Point.
m. Notes:
i) This site is more attractive than Catala North but landing is more exposed to sea conditions.
ii) Rock gardens and sea caves around Twin Islands and West end of Catala Island are interesting to explore.
iii) Catala Island North is not accessible overland due to impassable cliffs.
 
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