Nestled in the Sayward Forest northwest of Campbell River, Morton
Lake Provincial Park fronts Morton Lake and Mohun Lake.
Loveland Bay Provincial Park and Morton Lake are used as base
camps from which to start or end the Sayward
Forest Canoe Route.
The forest around Morton Lake was destroyed by the Great Campbell
River Fire that burst into life in July 1938, The devastating blaze
raged for over a month before finally being extinguished. Over 30,000
hectares of forest was razed to the ground, inspiring a massive
replanting effort the following year, during which almost 800,000
Douglas-fir trees were planted in one month - an incredible accomplishment
for those days! Since then, hemlock, cedar and white pine have all
During the summer, visitors enjoy boating, swimming and canoeing
in either Mohun or Morton Lakes. Spend a few restful hours relaxing
on the lovely sandy beach on Morton Lake. A forested trail from
the campground leads to tranquil Andrew Lake.
There is no boat launch at Morton Lake. Launching of small car-top
boats and canoes can be done at Mohun Lake. A natural ramp is available
for trailered boats on Mohun.
From April to June and from September to October, lake fishing
for Dolly Varden, Rainbow & Cutthroat trout on Mohun Lake can be
excellent. Fishing is permitted as per provincial and federal fishing
regulations. All anglers should check the current regulations issued
by Fisheries and Oceans Canada prior to fishing. Anyone fishing
or angling in British Columbia must have an appropriate licence.
There are 24 vehicle/tent camping spots, many of which have access
directly onto Morton Lake. A boat launch, picnic area and pit toilets
are the only amenities available. Open all year, fees are collected
for services May 1- October 15. During the off-season, campers must
The 74-hectare Morton Lake Provincial Park is located off Island Highway 19, north of
Campbell River on Vancouver Island. From Hwy 19, continue on the Menzies
Main and Morton Lake logging roads.