Clayton Falls Recreation Site

Central Coast Region, British Columbia

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PARK AMENITIES & ACCESSIBILITY

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Access Route
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Camping
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Goods & Services
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Washrooms
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Viewing Areas
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Seals can often be observed near the s Read more...
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Trails
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Water Access
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About This Park

Clayton Falls in Bella Coola, British Columbia, Canada is a recreation site on the shores of the North Bentinck Arm, west of Sutlej Point and the BC Ferry Terminal. The day use only park is a popular sightseeing destination in the central coast community because of the ocean views, short hiking trail, picnic sites and the viewpoint over looking Clayton Falls.

Clayton Falls Rec Area is a popular day use site close to the Bella Coola townsite and only about 2 km from the ferry terminal. It features a seaside trail and picnic area, views of the fjord and mountains and a platform to view the falls and spawning salmon in late summer.

This site has potential to be developed as an accessible recreation site. Some effort has clearly been made to make it accessible (2 “accessible” washrooms and one “accessible” picnic table) but these are not up to standard. Making the main trail accessible could be expensive and difficult due to some steep sections and making the viewing platform accessible (ramp access and trail upgrade required) would be expensive.

This site is maintained by BC Hydro.

 

Clayton Falls Recreation Site

Park Facilities & Accessibility Features

Access Route

Access routes around the site are poor and do not conform to accessibility standards with regard to composition and gradients. The average running slope is 5 degrees with sections exceeding 8 degrees. There is no accessible route from trail/picnic area to outhouses. The surface uneven and soft in places, composed of sand, gravel and soil. Lip from ground to concrete pad is 35 mm at one outhouse and 90 mm at the other. Download Full Accessibility Audit

Camping

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Goods & Services

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Washrooms

Accessible pit toilets are located near the picnic area (two identical and adjacent outhouses) There is no indication in brochures or maps that accessible washrooms are available. The surface of the access route to the pit toilet is uneven and unstable consisting of sand, gravel and soil. There is a lip (uneven transition) from the ground to concrete pad of 35 mm at one outhouse and 90 mm at the other. This should be corrected to improve universal accessibility. Download Full Accessibility Audit

Viewing Areas

Seals can often be observed near the shoreline and pink salmon spawn in the creek in August and September. There is a small beach area at low tide. There is no viewpoint as such but the fjord and surrounding mountains can be readily viewed from the trail and picnic area. Download Full Accessibility Audit

Trails

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Water Access

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