Kitty Coleman Marine Park

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  1. Denis Dwyer

    Denis Dwyer Paddler

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    Kitty Coleman Marine Park

    49°47.29N x 124°59.72W

    Kitty Coleman is a conveniently located Marine Park for any kayaker paddling the east coast of Vancouver Island.
    It is 16 miles (25.6km) north of Sandy Island, 9 miles (14.4km) south of Kuhushan Point and 21 miles (33.6km) south of the Thunderbird Campground in Campbell River.
    There is a convenient spot to camp by a concrete boat ramp that enters a small creek.
    This creek can be used to land out of waves at mid to high tide levels.
    The beach here is medium sized rocks that could create a problem if landing in waves.
    Campsites may be empty but reserved by others so kayakers should check in with the campground host before setting up. I visited here on a weekday and it was fairly empty. It may be filled with RV’rs on a busy summer weekend.
    There is a small fee ($13 in 2012) to camp here that the campground host will collect in cash.
    Pavilions, pit toilets, picnic tables and water are available.

    Here is a link to the BC Parks web site: http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/explor ... leman_bch/

    Kitty Coleman on Google Earth
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    The boat ramp can be seen entering the creek at mid to high tide.
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    The beach is composed mostly of medium sized rocks.
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    Pavilions are available for rainy days.