Oyster River is home to Saratoga Speedway and Miracle Beach Provincial Park – both popular summer destinations for many pleasure seekers. 

Oyster River is named after the river that draws its southerly border with Black Creek, a community which is part of the Comox Valley Regional District. Three northbound bridges cross the river and signify the entrance into both Oyster River and the exit from Comox Valley Regional District. Between Oyster River's northerly boundary and the Campbell River city limits lies another small community called Stories Beach.

The Oyster River itself is a popular swimming and fishing spot all throughout the summer months. The Oyster River estuary, as well as the entire oceanfront of the community, are home to a large run of pink salmon that return every year.