Haywire Bay Regional Park Campground

Haywire Bay Regional Park is a popular seasonal day-use park and campground. The Powell River Regional District proudly operates this family-friendly park and employs an on-site park caretaker, Wendy Paterson, to assist with visitors’ needs. The park opened on Friday, May 6th for the 2016 camping season.

CAMPFIRE BAN IN EFFECT AT NOON ON AUGUST 17, 2016 – see details.

If you have any questions that are not answered below, please contact Wendy at 604 483-1097 or you can email us at haywirebaypark@powellriverrd.bc.ca.

Park Location
Haywire Bay Park is located on the southeast shore of Powell Lake about 7 km from the City of Powell River on the upper Sunshine Coast.  Location Map

Park Amenities
Haywire Bay Regional Park features the following amenities:

  • 48 individual RV and tent campsites (6 NEW in 2016)
  • 2 group campsites (can accommodate approximately 10 units)
  • piped drinking water
  • dry pit toilets
  • shower (NEW in 2016)
  • firewood sales
  • boat ramp suitable for small boats
  • playground (NEW Equipment in 2016)
  • lakeside pavilion with grilling pit
  • 2 swimming beaches
  • wheelchair accessible campsite/outhouse

Park Directions
To access the park from the BC Ferry Terminal in Westview:  turn left onto Marine Avenue/Hwy 101 at the stop light at the top of the hill coming off the ferry. Turn right on Alberni Street, turn left on Manson Avenue and then right on Cassiar Street. Cassiar Street veers left and turns into Yukon Street. Stay on Yukon until you reach Haslam Street and turn right on Haslam. Follow Haslam and veer left on Inland Lake Road. Continue on the gravel road and follow the signs to reach the park.

To access the park from the BC Ferry Terminal at Saltery Bay:  stay on Hwy. 101 as you come off the ferry until you reach the downtown city core of Powell River. The highway turns into Marine Avenue. Follow Marine through downtown and turn right at the stop lights on Alberni Street. Turn left on Manson Avenue and then right on Cassiar Street. Cassiar Street veers left and turns into Yukon Street. Stay on Yukon until you reach Haslam Street and turn right on Haslam. Follow Haslam and veer left on Inland Lake Road. Continue on the gravel road and follow the signs to reach the park.

Reservations, Check-in Policies, Access Restrictions
We do not take reservations for single campsites. Our policy is first-come, first-served. Simply select a campsite and set up. Report to the Self-Registration and Payment Station and follow the directions on the sign to make your payment. We accept cash, cheque, Visa or Mastercard. Campers that are leaving items at a campsite to reserve the spot must pay for the site at that time and display a valid registration slip on the site’s number post. You can reserve our 2 group sites. To book a group campsite during the camping season, contact our park caretaker at 604 483-1097. If you wish to pre-book a group site during the “off season” please contact our Assistant Manager of Community Services at 604 487-1380.

Check-in and Check-out time:  12:00 noon.

Locked Gate:  There is no vehicle access into or out of the park between 10:00 pm and 6:00 am. In case of emergency, the park caretaker is available to open the gate.

Campground Fees
Individual sites:       $23 per unit per night ($21 for seniors)
Group sites:               $130 per site per night for groups of up to 10 camper units; $15 per night for each additional camper unit
Showers:                     $2
Firewood:                   $6/level wagon load

Note:  Taxes are included in all fees.

Recreational Opportunities

Hiking, Walking & Mountain Biking
There are many short walking/biking trails within the park. There are also major trails that connect to areas outside the park boundaries.

  • Lost Lake Trail – A trail (approximately 4 km in length) connecting Haywire Bay Park with the west side of Inland Lake.
  • Inland Lake Trail – A 13 km wheelchair accessible trail which follows the shoreline circling Inland lake.
  • Sunshine Coast Trail – This 180 km trail that runs from Saltery Bay south of town to Sarah Point north of town runs right through Haywire Bay Regional Park.

Other Activities

  • Fishing – requires a valid license.
  • Boating – small, car-top boats, canoes and kayaks can be launched from the park.
  • Swimming – a large site bounded by log booms makes for a safe family-friendly swimming area.

Pets
Controlled, well-behaved pets are welcome. Please do not leave your pet unattended. They must be kept on a leash and are not allowed on the beaches.

Wildlife
Osprey, eagles, ducks, ravens, crows, raccoons, squirrels, deer and bears can all be sighted in the park. To ensure your safety please keep campsites and trails free of garbage and lock your food in your vehicle before going to bed or when temporarily leaving your site. Do not leave pet food out.