Rock Bay Marine Provincial Park
About This Park
Rock Bay Marine Provincial Park, located northwest of Campbell River on Vancouver Island at the junction of Discovery Passage and Johnstone Strait, consists of foreshore only. All land-based operations near the park are private.
This area is an important destination area for marine recreation. An attractive waterfront, anchorage and boat launching area make this a good spot for boaters. Otter Cove on the eastern end of the park provides sheltered anchorage for small boats waiting to navigate the nearby tidal passes.
Activities in the park include excellent scuba diving and fishing, boating, paddling and wildlife viewing. This accessible park is located on Vancouver Island north of Campbell River between Elk Falls and Schoen Lake provincial parks.
Park Size: 525 hectares of water only
Location and Maps
The park is a rocky headland and two adjacent bays on the east coast of Vancouver Island, approximately 40 km northwest of Campbell River at the junction of Discovery Passage and Johnstone Strait. The park is accessible by land or water. A logging road connects the park to Hwy 19. The closest communities are Kelsey Bay, Sayward, Campbell River and Quadra Island. Boaters can reference marine chart # 3539 and #3543 for more information on this area.
Maps and Brochures
Any maps listed are for information only - they may not represent legal boundaries and should not be used for navigation.
Nature and Culture
- Conservation - This park protects marine ecosystems.
Activities Available at this Park
Pets on Leash
Backcountry areas are not suitable for dogs or other pets due to wildlife issues and the potential for problems with bears.