STOTAN FALLS CLOSED
It was recently announced in late May 2018 that land owner 3L Developments has decided to remove all tolls and fees and to once again open Stotan Falls back up to the public. More Info Here. Since then, the popular swimming hole has once again been closed. As of January 2019, access to the river at Stotan Falls is closed to the public until further notice.
Stotan falls was a terrific place for a refreshing dip in a pot hole, or in some of the slower moving rapids. For the adventurous ones, there are some great falls to jump from. Currently Stotan Falls owner, 3L Development has closed access to the public, so don’t plan on adventuring out that way any time soon.
Stotan falls was generally a safe place to swim; however, higher water levels could pose a danger from time to time. Often there would be posted warnings regarding water levels when you should stay out of the river.
Some of the faster moving waters, specifically around the falls can be dangerous for young and weaker swimmers. That said, there were plenty of safe areas and potholes for users of all ages.
To get to Stotan falls, head up lake trail road in West Courtenay and turn right on the Comox Logging Road. Stay on the logging road, veering right when you reach the industrial area. A short drive further you will come across the water pipeline followed by another bridge. That bridge is currently close as is the river-way beneath. This part of the Puntledge River is Stotan falls.