its source in Strathcona Provincial Park, the Ash River is a small stream that
winds its way through numerous lakes and valleys before flowing into the Stamp
River, northwest of Port Alberni.
River, Central Vancouver Island, BC
There is good summer
steelhead fishing from July to September, fair winter steelhead in February, as
well as great numbers of hatchery summer steelhead. Rainbow trout are present
in good numbers, with fall runs of chinook and coho salmon.
Access to the Ash River from Port Alberni is via Great Central Lake on the Ash
River Road and Long Lake logging roads.
Towns: Port Alberni, Sproat
Ash River flowing out of Oshinow Lake
Lake: Oshinow Lake, Dickson Lake, Elsie Lake, Ash Lake.
Parks: Strathcona Provincial Park, Stamp
River Provincial Park
Info: There are great hiking trails along the Ash River. Camping is available
at Stamp River Provincial Park, and recreation campsites at Oshinow Lake, Elsie
Lake, and Dickson Lake.
River, British Columbia Logging
Road bridge over Ash River