Stotan Falls has Reopened to the Public!
Many of us in the Comox Valley have long since enjoyed visiting Stotan falls for years. A few years back, landowners 3L Developments closed access to all. The later implemented toll booths and began charging daily fees for access to the popular swimming hole.
This year, President Dave Dutcyvich has changed his tune, claiming that, “I just decided to put it down”, referring to the tool booth. “Let the public use it,” he said. “I like to see the kids have lots of fun…I’ll pay the insurance”.
While his decision to open the river back up to all will be very welcome news to locals, it may not be a permanent solution. If you love Stotan Falls, be sure to get your fill this year as the future is uncertain. Never know if he may flip-flop!
The original closure was in protest to the regional district and their denial of his building proposals – perhaps Dutcyvich has learned that you catch more flies with honey. Personally I am not sure how I feel about the proposed mass development for the area, but this does help to restore a little respect. Like many, I grew up visiting Stotan falls as a child and young adult and hope that my children will get the same opportunity to enjoy this magical part of the Comox Valley.
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