Scott Provincial Park is named for its namesake lighthouse site which
was named for David Scott, one of the principal backers in trading voyages
to the area in the late 1700's. Pioneers attempted to settle in the
area which is now the park in1897 and again in 1910 but harsh climate
conditions forced them to leave. Remnants of the settlements still remain
in the Hansen Lagoon area.
hectare park is a rugged scenic area on the northwest tip of Vancouver
Island. The nine beaches of the park total a length of about 23 kilometres.
The forest is composed of mainly red
and yellow cedar,
hemlock and fir
with an underlying ground cover of salal, salmonberry, huckleberry and
fern. Animal and birdlife inhabiting the park include deer,
geese and other waterfowl species. Seals and sea
lions can be seen on the offshore islands.
Hardy follow 67 km of logging roads to the parking lot and entrance
of the park. There are no facilities within the park. Visitors must
pack supplies and garbage in and out.
FACILITIES AND ACTIVITIES
- Popular wilderness camping areas include near San Josef Bay, Nels
Bight, Nissen Bight and Guise Bay. Camping on the beach is recommended.
Drinking water is not always available and should be boiled or treated
before being consumed.
- Canoe and car top boat launch facilities are located on the San Josef
River near the eastern boundary of the park.