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Best Places for Lake or River Swimming - Port Alberni

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Best Places for Lake or River Swimming - Port Alberni

Hi guys,

What are the best spots to go swimming in either lakes or rivers near to Port Alberni?

Cheers,

Sarah

Edited: 20 June 2011, 04:34
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1. Re: Best Places for Lake or River Swimming - Port Alberni

I like Great Central Lake on the way to PA-but PA locals congregate @ the Provincial Campground @ Sproat Lake-IME the river is much too cold.

…gov.bc.ca/bcparks/explore/parkpgs/sproat_lk/

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2. Re: Best Places for Lake or River Swimming - Port Alberni

There are many great swimming spots in and around the Alberni valley. Sproat Lake has a number of great beaches, the water gets very warm in the summer. Great Central Lake does not have as many beaches as it was dammed years back, but is a beautiful clear lake. The Stamp and Somass river system has some great swimming holes, and in the summer the water is refreshingly warm. Paper Mill Dam Park is a popular swimming hole on the Somass River, close to town.

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3. Re: Best Places for Lake or River Swimming - Port Alberni

You have some good suggestions given.On the way to Port there is Cameron Lake that is fairly popular to swim and boat it right on the hwy #4 so easy to pull in and out of (as is sprout lake ) if you were travelling and wanted to stop in for a dip.It is part of Little Qualicum Falls Provincial park

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4. Re: Best Places for Lake or River Swimming - Port Alberni

Quite a temperature difference between cold Cameron and warmer Sproat.

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