76559 Bluewater Highway 21
From: April To: October
The Bayfield River is an excellent, clean tributary for fishing Rainbow trout, especially at its estuary in Bayfield. The riverflats just east of the bridge over Highway 21 is a good place to cast from shore. The harbour at the mouth also has several marina facilities with full services for motorboats and yachts.
The river is also an exciting white water route for experienced canoeists and kayakers. It can be paddled from Clinton to Bayfield in a day and there are numerous rapids (maximum Class 2) and a few timber hazards enroute. A low dam is located just above the Clinton Conservation Area east of London Road. River features include an old railway trestle, high bluffs, gravel bars, braided channels and lovely forests. River levels usually dwindle during summer so the best conditions exist when the Varna river gauge reads discharge between 20 to 30 cubic metres per second. See: Wateroffice hydrometric data
The Bayfield River Valley Trail follows the valley for nice views from lookouts.