Nimpkish Lake - mecca for summer
Weather forecast and view
Directions - looks like the highway signs are gone, so here's some hints:
Come north on HWY 19, about 1.5 hours north of Campbell River. 105 miles - 168km.Go past Woss, past the Zeballos turnoff and about another 5km you'll see an old orange shop building on your left and an orange signpost (but no sign) before a cross road. Just past it is a railway overpass which means you've gone too far and have to turn around. Map shows the roads to the camping area and Kite Beach. Driveable with my wife's Passat, so you know they are better than the roads to Nitinat.
|Turn off the highway to the left, at about 200 meters the pavement ends and you are at this intersection.
|At the end of the road to Kite Beach you arrive at this lower parking area. The road was overgrown before, but the make-work student crew has completely brushed it out so that even a motorhome can easily make it down. You can easily make it down. You can park here and hump your gear down to the lake on a well maintained trail. There is another trail from the other drive-in campsite to Kite Beach.
|Similar launch to Nitinat. Sideshore winds. A busy weekend will see 15 kites in the air.
|Panoramic view of campsite - click image for full size