Little known to the public, there is free camping right on Mount Washington, offered by the Alpine Lodge that runs the whole place. From the highway exit it is almost 20 kms up to an elevation of about 1500 meters. During summer the parking lot of the Hawk chairlift on Nordic drive is the designated RV parking spot. No hookups or any kind of facilities. Check in with the Alpine Lodge before you park. In our case the Hawk parking lot was closed and we were directed to park on the large parking lot at Raven Lodge at the end of Nordic drive, where the hiking trails start. Pick a spot at the very end of the lot and the occasional early hikers won't disturb you. Gorgeous scenery and totally quiet at night. The maximum stay is three nights and you need to be fully self sustained. Take all your garbage with you when leaving. We will be back for sure. We camped here in a Truck Camper.
Seal bay RV Park is second to none! The owners are great hosts. We have stayed here 2 times a year for 2-5 days at a time for the last 7 years. The sites are large and level. The club house is outstanding, as is the fire pits for groups or just your self. A great bbq/picnic site at the club house that also has an indoor large fire place. The lake is stocked with trout that are up to 5 lbs. Seal Bay Park next door has a number of trails to hike. the park is very close to Courtenay and Comox, the hospital, etc. So if you are looking for RV park this the place to book into. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very nice campground in rural Courtenay. The graveled sites are large enough and for the most part are level, with many receiving some shade. There isn't too much privacy between sites, but as the planted trees mature this should provide some screening. Each site has a fire pit. There are clean and modern washroom with a 4 minute shower costing $1. The communal building is nearly complete and usable with a fantastic fire place with a large screen TV. Fly fishing is available for $15. There are stores are a 10 minute drive away. Wi-Fi was excellent and was free. This CG is a very nice, quiet retreat. We will definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a beutiful park in a quiet area of rural Courtenay. The gravel sites are level and large with plenty of space in between sites. The existing CG has large shade trees. A new part of the CG has 2 locations with about 12 sites centred around a large fire ring (think wagon wheel). These sites are primarily for groups that camp together. It will take a few years for planted trees to mature in this area. There is excellent WIFI for $2 per day. There is also a stocked trout pond where there is fly fishing for a fee. The owner has nearly finished a large communal building complete with a fireplace where groups can gather in the summer or fall. The doors roll up like a garage allowing the space to be almost outdoor. There is a great area beside the CG for nature walks. And CourtenayComox and the Military Base is close. We will definitely stay here again We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is probably one of the best value for money RV Parks on the island. Tucked away in the Seal Bay Park it is a very quiet location with trails to hike or bike right off the campground. Our rate includes taxes and charge for Wi-Fi. I rather pay a few bucks for an excellent WiFi like this than have it "free" in the rate and then find it spotty. There are group sites in the open, no privacy. Other sites are nestled in the woods and have some shrubs between sites. We stayed in the group area and liked it there. Very easy to get in and out (we are 51' combined), level and spacious site with hookups in excellent order. Super quiet at night. Next grocery store is a 10km drive. We will come back for sure. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
One of the nicest private RV parks we have ever stayed in, with lots of space between each site. Deer wander freely and frequently through the park and there is direct gate access to Seal Bay Nature Park with a ton of trails and geo-caches. RV storage is available, and there is a huge shelter for groups. Fly fishing is available for a fee (catch and keep). Coin operated showers have poor water pressure, WiFi is an extra charge and cable TV channels are very limited. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is our new favorite RV park on Vancouver Island. Quite remote, adjacent to a large park with nice trails, it's very relaxing and quiet. The rate includes taxes and the extra fee for WiFi ($2/day rsp. $6/week) which was excellent, stable and fast. We stayed in one of the two brand new group campsites, where 12 sites are arranged in a circle (no shade). Compacted gravel made for a very easy to level site, the hookups were well arranged and lots of room to get in and out (back-in). The cable wasn't activated yet but I heard from other campers about the long list of channels available. The other sites are nicely arranged in a forest, each one well apart from the other. There is a fishing pond and a newly built BBQ area with a large shelter nearby. The owner has put a lot of thoughts in the development of the park and is still not done. His goal is to have 190 sites available in a few years. The only downside I can find is the distance (about 10 km) to shopping. We'll be back soon! We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Watch out for the chickens on the park road. Roads and sites are gravel. Our site was level and surrounded by mature trees and an attractive landscape. Water connection a hassle due to anti-siphon valves on taps. My pressure reducer has a filter screen which gets pushed in by these devices. Office open after 3pm, but had to make several trips (no one in office) before I could register. Cable TV has extensive selection and most channels were clear. Wi-Fi (costs extra)signal was strong. Adjacent to Seal Bay Regional Park which has walking trails. Nice walk around the RV park pond. The owners are currently building a clubhouse. It should be a nice addition to an attractive park. We camped here in a Motorhome.