Date of Stay: August, 2009
A very basic park with extremely steep sites on one side. We had to play around with the front jacks a lot, to get the rig level front-to-back. Almost needed a 4 x 4 to pull the rig out of the site! Agree with other posts on friendly hosts, and general ambience: rustic! The name must reflect the owners feeling they get when they tote up the season's take. Stay a night and experience a farm, masquerading as an RV park.
Date of Stay: August, 2009
"Diamond in the rough" best sums it up. Nice transients, many miserable full-timers who ignore the rules, unsafely. Very quiet, except for the 4:00 am risers going to work, slamming doors and roaring out. Although very close to a pulp and paper mill, there is absolutely no smell ! No recreation facilities except a kids' swing and tree fort, unsafe ocean swimming, no beach, and a low-tide accessible boat dock. Be prepared to be moved from site-to-site if you are not one of the long-time returning families - they come first, and rest of transients are slotted into the short vacancies. Rate reflects longer-term stay. Note on the laundry - often one or more broken machines, always dirty, poorly maintained. Water pressure at sites varies between 20 - 32 psi. Water is drinkable, chlorinated, fluoridated, but clean and safe. Town of Crofton is quite small, has two small grocery stores, one selling booze, there is a pub, book store, video rental and knickknack shops. It's only 20 minutes to a larger town (Duncan), or an hour to Victoria or Nanaimo.
Date of Stay: October, 2008
There is lots of dirt, mud and pine needles in the Fall. It is an older park, friendly staff, easy to find from the interstate. There is minimal highway and road noise. The paved roads are narrow, sites are mud or dirt. This park has a seasonal pool, convenience store, fuel station (gas, diesel, propane, air, and water). It is definitely a short-stay place, unless you prefer 1970's RV parks. Tall trees makes it exciting to find the right satellite; ask for a site on the east border of the park.
Date of Stay: October, 2008
The park is still being modernized, except they did not go to 50 amp when re-wiring! Sites are mixed season/permanent and transient, making it really tight to get into a site for a short stay. Future plans call for a separation of transients, putting them closer to the main road into the village. Overall, park is clean, well-managed, with friendly and knowledgeable staff. Wi-Fi works well in some areas. Lots of rabbits, birds, mountain scenery. Of the RV parks in the area, it's the nicest, and easiest in which to park and leave.
Date of Stay: September, 2008
Very expensive park through the summer season (about $ 1,500/mo !), drops to $ 650/mo after mid-Sept. Legitimate to call itself a resort - nice heated outdoor pool, access to a great city park, lots of beach-front for walking, and nice multi-laundry and club house/lounge facilities. Also has tennis, billiards, etc. Windy at times in the Fall, but welcome in the summer, when the area can get warm (80 F or so). Staff won't win any warmth awards, but they work for the park, not the guests ! Biggest complaint is the lack of any trash disposal within the park - you have to drop it off on your way to the gate. Also, watch for goose droppings everywhere - they like the park's well-kept lawns.
Date of Stay: August, 2007
Under construction the whole time we were there! Large equipment started as early as 7:35a.m. All the trees have been taken down and the wetlands have been filled. As a result you may only see the wooden eagle at the front and not the real thing; as the machines have scared them away. The wind break from the ocean has been removed by taking the trees down. So be prepared to dress warm. The only real wild life that has not left is the mosquitoes of which there are many. The sites are nice size but very dirty, road base is gravel, there is no concrete or grass. The washrooms are clean but were not given a good cleaning on weekends. The office does not open until 9:00 a.m. So if you need any assistance before then; forget it. If you arrive late and the office is not open you had better make sure you have change. A loonie to shower and two to wash, again no way to get change until the office opens. When we were there they had boondock areas (no service) available, but they will add services for next year. If you are a camper in a tent, bark mulch is the base and no where to stake your tent. They do have picnic tables but only one tap to get water and it is quite a walk to get it. That will end though as they are building a cookhouse and more washrooms, they said. If you do not have a toad with you it is quite a hike to the bus so you will need to take your rig. It is about 25 minutes to downtown Victoria. Sidney a lovely little seaside town, and is only about 15 minutes away. They have a payphone. Internet is in the office and only available when it is open (short hours) and not a place to set your computer . I don't think we will ever return here. For the money I would expect more, it is not a resort only a new campground.
Date of Stay: March, 2007
Staff can be friendly, especially if you have a real problem/emergency! Nice resort-style park, but as mentioned in other posts, can be very tight. Special treatment - typical situation: shareholders, who put up the money, get the best treatment. It's unfortunate, but true! Setting is great - surf sounds all night, kids playing during the day. Should have hard-surfaced patios, and something on the sites to avoid mud when it rains.
Date of Stay: August, 2006
No picnic tables, sites hard to get into with big rig due to big rocks and posts at end of site, dirty gravel sites, expensive laundry with only three machines , no playground as advertised, not gated, no pay phone, $50.00 per nite and $1.00 for 5 min. shower, beach is lovely but poorly groomed and grass path is quite a walk through a swampy path with lots of bugs. Bring long sewer and water hoses as the services are not well placed, there are very few 50 amps most are 30, intenet is available only in office from 9 a.m.-9p.m. Park advertises itself as an RV resort - it's not ! On-site manager obviously has had little experience running an RV park. Not all bad: very quiet, away from highway, lots of birds (including bald eagles), close to the ocean, close to quaint town of Sidney, not too far to drive to Victoria. Phone ahead to confirm the amenities you need are indeed available.
Date of Stay: July, 2006
Very difficult to get a big rig into many of the full-service sites. Office staff have never taken a rig into a site, and will gleefully tell you Site X is perfect for your 55' rig ! Not ! Location is excellent for getting into town, washrooms o.k., but the area is so heavily treed, watch your sidewalls and roof ! Park needs a real cleanup and an adjustment for today's big rigs.
Date of Stay: November, 2005
Near busy road, pool not heated, hot tub just fixed.