Tucked into the shoreline
of Powell Lake near Inland Lake, Haywire Bay Regional Park is a popular recreation
playground on the upper Sunshine Coast.
You'll find picnicking, camping, canoeing
and swimming at Haywire Bay Regional Park. One of the treats of visiting this
beach is swimming the short distance to nearby Honeymoon Island.
Regional Campground has 12 waterfront campsites accessed by water, and 33 RV and
tent campsites. There is no advanced registration other than for group camping
accommodations. Other facilities include a boat launch, playground, picnic and
day-use area, drinking water, showers, and toilets.
The 2.5-mile (4-km) moderately
difficult Lost Lake Trail connects the park at Haywire Bay with the west
side of Inland Lake. Along the way this up-and-down, forested route passes diminutive
Lost Lake. A 3.5-mile (5.5-km) lakeside trail runs along the shore of Powell Lake
from the park to Mowat Bay Park to the south. The 8-mile (13-km) splendidly constructed
Inland Lake Trail follows the shoreline circling Inland Lake, which is
ringed with cottonwoods, providing a delightful place to picnic in fall.
Bay Regional Park is located on the southeast shore of Powell Lake, 4.5 miles
(7 km) north of Powell River on the Sunshine Coast of British Columbia. The park
is reached by driving east of Marine Avenue (Highway 101) in downtown Powell River
on Duncan Avenue, north on Manson, and east on Cassiar to Yukon. Follow Yukon
to Haslam. Turn east on Haslam, then north on Inland Lake Road. Haywire Bay Road
branches west of Inland Lake Road and leads in short order to the campsites at
5776 Marine Avenue. For more information call (604) 483-1097.