Originally Posted by koliver
Though the size of Marine Park anchors has probably improved over the years, I have never and will not use them for an overnight stay since seeing one on the beach after a blow. The anchor was concrete 1/2 barrels, x3, chained together. Not what I had expected to see especially since it was dragged onto the beach. Presumably the boat then tied to it was blown further up the beach.
Not sure about BC, but WA Parks Dept. seems to have done a decent job of maintaining their moorings, at least recently. Maybe partly because most are located in relatively protected anchorages, I have never had any concerns using them.
I believe they have all been converted to screw in anchors on the sea bed and using a design that is less harmful to the eelgrass beds.