Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Powell Lake Narrows Logging Road Quad Ride

Last weekend we went for a quad ride on one of Powell Lake's logging road systems. Logging companies open up the backcountry for their own purposes, but they also provide a great service to recreational users who want to get through dense forested areas to enjoy nature and reach high points for immense vista views.

Narrows barge ramp.
Using a new (to us) barge, we were able to take our quads to the Narrows dock and ramp near where Goat River empties into Powell Lake. This is not an active logging spot at the moment, so we were able to unload and then park the barge at the nearby dock. We ended up camping for the night to make it a two day adventure.

Trees of all sizes.
The logging roads lead through forested areas about 100 years old, and slashes that are in a wide range of regrowth from current plantings through trees already decades old. The Western Forest Products Stillwater Forest Operation encompasses the land surrounding Powell Lake.

Powell Lake from Narrows Main with float cabins along the shore.
Click here to see online maps of the region. Care needs to be taken when using logging roads. Western Forest Products has a 24/7 hotline at 604-485-3132 where you can get up-to-date information about logging, road building, and hauling activity.

Powell Lake looking towards the Rainbow area near sunset.
Ferns and Fallers is a new publication by Powell River Living Magazine that highlights the partnership between the logging and recreational communities in and around Powell River.

Powell River is a great place to visit, especially if you love nature, outdoor activities, and getting away from it all. -- Margy


  1. I wish we had such vista views in my country, the Netherlands.
    Thanks for sharing this beautiful view , Margy!
    Wil, ABCW Team

  2. Great post, Margy!
    Thank you for visiting my blog and your nice comment:)
    -following you!

  3. Those are some exceptionally beautiful landscapes!

    Mersad Donko Photography

  4. Great wonderfull landscapes!

  5. Did I ever tell you my wife's given last name was Powell. So I read about Lake Powell and always think it should belong to my in-laws!

  6. You have marvelous vistas to enjoy. Driving ATV's can be so much fun and you have an ideal place to drive them. Enjoyed your visit to my blog.

  7. Oh what a wonderful trip. The views are indeed spectacular. Loved reading the publication.

  8. Your blog is always interesting but thank you this time for the link to the Ferns and Fallers. I really enjoyed the magazine.

  9. Absolutely beautiful landscape - it looks so serene. Nice that you can make use of the logging roads to get to these stunning views.

  10. Thanks all for coming along on the ride. We've been having so much at the cabin and riding our quads that time in town and on the Internet has been really limited. - Margy