Shelden’s Bay Day Use Area
Shelden's Bay Day Use area is listed on the brochure "Recreation Sites and Trails of Haida Gwaii".
Shelden's Bay is situated on Moresby island, and is accessible via the road to Copper Bay and Gray Bay, and is located about 25kms from Sandspit. Most of the road is an unpaved logging road. You should always be cautious on logging roads and wary of any oncoming traffic.
The turnoff is marked and is only a few kilometres before Gray Bay. After ther turnoff, the road is noticeably less maintained and narrower. There is a fairly steep section going up a hill and back down towards the ocean, with some overgrown alders and weeds on the side and the centre of the road. Some vehicles with low clearance might find it hard to pass. This Day use area used to be a forestry campsite and there are a few old picnic tables. It is a scenic area in a small bay, with a tidal lagoon.
A very rough road follows the shoreline on the right (for 4x4 only and quads, or bikes or hikers), and leads to other pretty bays. Hikers can explore the shores all the way to Dogfish Bay and beyond. Watch for tides and weather.