Thursday, October 9, 2014

Gate openings and public firewood opportunities for the weekend of October 11-13

The following gates are scheduled to be open this weekend (including the holiday Monday) for safe, responsible recreation.

Northwest Bay: Gate opens at 6am and closes at 4pm.  Public firewood will be available through this gate.

Nanaimo River:  Gate opens at 6am and closes at 3pm.  You must have a watershed permit to enter.

Copper Canyon: Gate opens at 6am and closes at 4pm.  Public firewood will be available through this gate.

Shawnigan: Gate opens at 6am and closes at 5pm.  Public firewood will be available through this gate.

Iron River/Oyster River: Gate opens at 6am and closes at 5pm.  There is no firewood available here.

Buckley Bay:  Gate opens at 6am and closes at 5pm.  Public firewood will be available through this gate.

Be prepared that gate times are prompt and if you are not out in time, your vehicle will be locked behind the gate for the evening.

To harvest firewood, cash for a permit is required at the gate.  Cost varies from $20-$30 per load.  You must show suitable safety gear to be issued a permit; this includes eye protection, hard hat, chainsaw pants and protective footwear.

The road system (Cameron Main - Pass Main) leading up to Mt. Arrowsmith Regional Park is planned to be open for the weekend. However, road systems accessing the Beaufort Range and areas within the Cameron Valley are not planned to have their gates opened.

4 comments:

  1. Will the yellow ck. And copper main gates in cameron valley be open at all during this hunting season?

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  2. where is this located in Shawingan?

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  3. For the COPP and Yellow Creek gates, it is likely that they will remain closed for hunting season. Further, it is likely where ever our contractors may have equipment, or may be planning to move equipment, that gates will be placed and locked. Our contractors suffer greatly from theft and vandalism, particularly in Port Alberni.

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