Stella Lake is just a short drive north of Campbell river and part of a chain of unconnected lakes (Roberts, Stella, Pye and McCreight Lake) that are all well worth the visit. The lake is large and varied enough to provide a day or two of enjoy paddling. There are 3-4 rec sites located along Stella Lake Road. There are also several unofficial, water access, camp sites along the shore line. Unfortunately, like so many island lakes, Stella Lake is known for high winds.
Size: 448 ha | 1107 ac | 4.5 km²
Direction: A couple ways to go: Head north on Highway 19. Just after Roberts Lake, about 33 km from town, turn right on to the Elk Bay road (gravel). Drive 11.3 km from the highway and you’ll come to the junction with Stella Lake Road. Turn left and follow it for another 3.2 km and you’ll reach the Stella Beach Recreation Site. Towing a large trailer back up the steep hill on the Elk Bay road may not be as easy as coming down. You might want to head home via the Rock Bay Road. From the campsite, turn left on to the Stella Lake road and follow it for 6.7 km. Turn left on to the Rock Bay road and follow it back to the highway. 40 km back to town on Highway 19.
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