Camping is a great way to enjoy the beauty of Moresby Island's forests and beaches. Within the town of Sandspit, there is a campground with full service hook-ups for RVs, tent sites and shower and laundry facilities. If you want to explore further afield, several great sites can be accessed on the gravel backroads. The condition of these roads varies, so if you have a small car or are concerned about driving the backroads, get some advice from the Visitor Information Centre in Sandspit.
A favourite recreation site for locals and visitors alike is the campground at Gray Bay. This site is about 45 minutes drive south of Sandspit along the Copper Bay Main gravel road. The turnoff to Gray Bay is well marked.
Gray Bay is a 5 km crescent-shaped beach open to the Hecate Stait to the east. The fine sand beach is great for walking, flying kites, beachcombing, kayak surfing, and accessing various hiking trails. Gray Bay has nine multi-party campsites well spaced along the curve of the beach. It is located in Kunxalas Conservancy.
If you like the look of Gray Bay but want even more privacy, check out Sheldon's Bay, a small, little-used campground located 3 km from Gray Bay and also within Kunxalas Conservancy. This site is accessed by turning off near Gray Bay on a rough gravel road. The flat grassy area around the interesting salt lagoon at Sheldon's Bay was used for grazing cattle by early settlers, and remains of the fence are still visible today.
This rec site is about 1 hour drive from Sandspit. It can be reached by following the main gravel roads from Alliford Bay or Sandspit (these two routes join to form a loop road) and turning off onto the Moresby Main, which ends at Moresby Camp. It is the most southerly point on the islands that visitors can access by vehicle. Moresby Camp was once a large logging camp, but the buildings and equipment are long gone. They have been replaced by a handful of gravel campsites, a large parking area, a day-use shelter, and a modern cement boat launch. Be aware that there is no fresh water available at the campground.
Moresby Camp is the starting point for many tours to Gwaii Haanas National Park Reserve, and is also a great place to launch a small boat or kayak to explore the area and catch some fish or prawns. It is very safe to leave your vehicle parked at Moresby Camp while out on the water.