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Codville Lagoon Marine Provincial Park
About This Park
Codville Lagoon is a small marine provincial park located on King Island in Fitz Hugh Sound, 80 km west of Bella Coola. Codville Lagoon offers excellent and scenic all weather anchorage, as well as featuring an unmaintained hiking trail to a freshwater lake with an interesting red sand beach and good swimming.
The special feature in the park is the red sand beach along Sagar Lake and can be accessed via boat and then a 15-20 minute walk along a trail.
Date Established: September 16, 1992
Park Size: 860 hectares (520 hectares of upland and 347 hectares of foreshore)
Know Before You Go
- Due to the presence of Red Tide, this park and all others on the central coast are closed to the harvest of shellfish. Ingestion of shellfish that have been exposed to this alga can cause paralytic shellfish poisoning, which can be fatal.
- Bring your own drinking water, as potable water is not available in the park.
Nature and Culture
- History: This park was established in 1965.
- Cultural Heritage: This is a significant place for the Heiltsuk People and should be respected as a heritage site. It is illegal to disturb such sites or remove artifacts. This is one reason why it is preferable to sleep on board your boat rather than camping on land, which has far greater impact on cultural and natural values.
- Conservation: Marine resources have been under a lot of pressure over the last few years. Please observe fishing regulations closely, and consider taking less than your limit to ease your impact.
- Wildlife: (specific to this park or area) As you cruise through the area near the park, watch for orcas, humpback whales, Pacific white-sided dolphins, sea lions and other marine mammals. It is important you keep your distance from these creatures - never approach closer than 100 metres. Steer a steady, slow course and avoid cutting in front of them. On shore, watch for Columbia black-tailed deer, mink, black bear and wolves.
- Management Planning Information
- Online Management planning information for this park is not available at this time.