Vickers Creek on Pitt Lake

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  1. jefffski

    jefffski Paddler

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    Does anyone know if there is a dry and flat spot to camp on at Vickers Creek at the top end of Pitt Lake? I'm guessing it's all flooded now.

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  2. mick_allen

    mick_allen Paddler & Moderator

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    The river will and has wandered over time, but theres such a huge flat delta down there, that there's got to be something to be found in amongst the trees IF the 2 typical sites are not usable. It does look like even the south site has various options.
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  3. Dan_Millsip

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    Not the roomiest place to camp as there are tons of logs on the beach but usually there's a spot for one or two tents at each end. I've occasionally seen people camping at a couple spots up along the creek bed.

    I suspect you're correct at the moment regarding flooding but it might be accessible. Don't forget that the lake is also tidal, so you might arrive to a suitable beach that disappears at high tide.

    There are a few photos of Vickers Creek area in a trip report that I wrote nearly ten years ago:

    http://www.westcoastpaddler.com/com...dies-pitt-lake-perusal-august-2008-long.2197/

    Pitt Lake is my favourite of the Lower Mainland lakes to paddle in the off season.
     
  4. Dan_Millsip

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    I don't know, Mick. While the delta is fairly big, it's not huge -- and there's a lot of debris strewn along it. Most of the delta has been shaped by the river in such a way that there are very few flat locations and it's rather hit and miss at the best of times for tent spots. Probably not much in the trees either as it's really dense there.

    At the moment, I'd be a bit nervous camping at this location considering the current flooding but if I got there and it didn't look good, it's not that far to the top of the lake or back to Osprey Creek.
     
  5. jefffski

    jefffski Paddler

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    We camped among the trees in a nice spot a little ways up the creek a couple of years ago, (it was a drag --literally--getting our canoe up there) but I would think that it's under water now. What's available at the top of the lake?
     
  6. Dan_Millsip

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    Nothing of any type of traditional campsite that is kayak or canoe accessible but if you needed to, you could set up a tent for the night at the end of the road.
     
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