| The Campbell
River is a short (5km) but large stream that flows east through the
town of Campbell River from John Hart Lake to Discovery Passage on
the east coast of Vancouver Island.
The fishable length on the Campbell River is 4km, with excellent paved
access from Highway 28 to Gold River.
is heavy, but catch success is maintained by a productive hatchery
program and extensive work to the spawning areas (gravelling), which
substantially enhance the river.
The flow rate of the river is also checked and controlled by the
dam at John Hart Lake.
River supports rainbow and sea-run cutthroat trout, summer and winter
steelhead and pink salmon runs in August.
Nearest Lake: John Hart Lake
Nearest Park: Elk Falls Provincial
Additional Info: Streamside camping is available at the provincial