Posted by: cherylyoung | April 15, 2012

OKEOVER ARM PROVINCIAL PARK IS LOCATED ON THE NORTHERN SUNSHINE COAST

 

Okeover Arm Provincial Park is located on Okeover

 Arm, a long neck of water along the east side of the

Malaspina Peninsula on the northern Sunshine Coast.

 

Visitors and paddlers will enjoy the 4-hectare park’s

 waterfront setting and small campground.

 

There are hiking trails that wind through lightly

 forested uplands, and outdoor enthusiasts can enjoy

swimming, fishing, diving and boating.

The park is the choice of paddlers intent on exploring

Desolation Sound Marine Provincial Park, BC’s largest

 marine park, and is also an ideal launching spot for

 kayakers who plan to paddle the sheltered waters of

the Malaspina Inlet.

 

Divers can explore the Okeover Caves on the east side

of Okeover Arm.

The sheer rock wall descends straight down; there are

 two caves, the deeper is at 27 to 30 metres.

 

There are facilities for divers in Lund that include

 dive-kayak rentals, charters and air fills.

This park offers 14 vehicle accessible campsites and 4 tent

 only sites on a first-come, first-served basis – campsite

reservations are not accepted.

 

The 14 vehicle accessible sites are open seasonally and

 the 4 tent only sites are open all year.

 Except in the busiest summer months, you’ll probably

 have your choice of any of the walk-in sites in the

 forest beside Okeover Arm.

 

Part of the campsite and day use area are situated on

 a traditional Sliammon Fist Nations archeological site.

There are interpretive signs explaining the significant

aspects of the site.

 

Although this park does not have a boat launch, there

 is a boat launch immediately adjacent to the park.

 

 Please note that the boat launch is only recommended

for use during high tides and with 4 wheel drive vehicle.

Okeover Arm Provincial Park is about 19 km north of

 Powell River near the northern terminus of

Highway 101, and can be accessed off the Sunshine

Coast Highway 101, continuing to Malaspina Road,

which winds down to Okeover Arm.

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