15 Parks near Black Creek, British Columbia
Apr 2013 - $35.00
This is a very nice location by the Oyster River which provides for good fishing all year. We also discovered wonderful trails and nature walks nearby and at least two very good restaurants within 5-8 minutes drive. The park is fairly well looked after and the marina is always busy with boats in and out. The washrooms were clean but have the look of aged facilities. Pay showers are one dollar for 5 minutes. The park store was closed for renovations at the time of our visit. A local grocery store is within 5 minute drive or a 30 minute walk. The golf course is within walking distance, and it is a well designed 9 hole short course. A good area to stay if you are visiting Courtenay or Campbell River as it is the half way point. A meal at the Chinese buffet at Storeys Beach called the "Driftwood" is a must. The food is very good and the price is right. - LEONIDAS2010
Aug 2011 - $25.00
There is something for nearly everyone here; boat ramp, marina, some waterfront sites, pool, tennis court, adult pull-throughs, adult back-ins, beach, fishing. Lots of permanents, lots of families. Tables and fire rings. Children and dogs here seem particularly well behaved. We had a very good feeling about our stay here, will come back again. Water pressure 70 PSI. Environmentally handicapped; recycling is accidental, resulting from effort to contribute to a children’s charity by collecting plastic and aluminum beverage containers. If you ask about recycling, they will direct you to a good community recycling center a short distance outside the park. - meanderingman
Jun 2009 - $25.00
Very poor narrow pavement/gravel/dirt interior roadways. Roadways also have very sharp interior curves and turns. Very large trees also make turning a larger rig an adventure. Several times we watched as others had to ask campers to move their vehicles so that they could make a routine turn. Most sites are lumpy uneven grass and are poorly maintained. Sites are very narrow and appear to have been poorly thought out in design and location. This park advertises that 80% of their business is return customers. That may be. Can't figure out why. It is very obvious that there are rigs there that spend the entire summer there, and some even bring their own lawnmower! This is the problem. These people also believe that they are not subject to the park rules and the park staff does nothing to enforce the park rules. For example rules state that each site is limited to one sleeping unit and one passenger vehicle per site. Other vehicles are supposed to be parked in overflow parking. Boats and trailers are not supposed to be parked in the camping area. The spot next to us had a large travel trailer, a large custom van, and an extended cab pickup truck, plus a boat and trailer. The result is that our view was totally blocked from our site as we were walled in by aluminum. When management was contacted they deferred to the "dayshift staff" and nothing was ever done. One staff member did mention that the fulltimers "seem to think that the rules do not apply to them." The marina is in poor condition and some of the finger peers are treacherous to walk out on. Security was never seen. The night before we left (Fri.) there were several large, loud drinking parties. One person decided that chopping wood at 3:15 in the morning was a reasonable thing to do. Management was unaware of the problem. We had fun during the time that we were there, in spite of the park, not because of the facility. We cannot recommend this place, and quite honestly when we explored the area we found another RV park another 3 KM down the road. Should have gone there. Next time we will. - mrhddh
May 2010 - $20.00
Small, older RV park with direct access to Saratoga Beach. Quiet park and pet friendly. Staff gave us a site with an ocean view. We paid off-season rates. - Thedogsma
Sep 2016 - $17.00
This park, like so many other BC Provincial Parks is over priced at the regular rate. Camping in the off season however, is reasonable for seniors who live in British Columbia. Too bad that so many of the parks also close early every year. The park is especially good for walking and hiking, and link up with other trails if you walk towards the group sites and continue straight. Staff are great and everything is well kept. - Snoet
Sep 2011 - $28.00
Large campground located on a beautiful stretch of beach. Great tidal changes due to very shallow water. Lots of families and big groups on the weekends. It's very popular for obvious reasons. Nice to have hot showers available in a Provincial Park. Most don't have them. - gtogrl1
May 2007 - $22.00
First let me say that hookups are not available at any Provincial Park in British Columbia. This is a large campground located within a Provincial Park along the east coast of Central Vancouver Island. The sites are large, very level and most are shaded by large trees. Each site has a firepit and firewood can be purchased in the campground. In addition, staff will come around with firewood during the evening and you can purchase same right at your site. Staff are friendly, there are flush toilets and hot showers. Lots of kids. Great hiking trails and access to the beach. Paved roads throughout, so the kids can enjoy riding their bikes. The villages of Merville and Black Creek are close by, there is a golf course nearby and also a restaurant/pub. - Luke_Warmwater
Jun 2016 - $38.00
The location and amenities are superb. However, we will not return. We stayed in September 2015 and the internet was diabolical, we were told that they were in the process of installing a new system, so we put up with it. (we need the internet to keep tabs on our business). Then this week, June 2016, we are told that the internet is poor because they are installing a new system, what they really mean is that they don't want to pay for a decent system but want your money anyway and will keeping fobbing you off with the same lame excuse.
So I set up the cable TV, nothing! In 2015 it worked though. Nothing was said about this when we checked in. So now you have to leave a deposit on $100 to get a decoder box which you have to install in your RV somewhere, our neighbour tried it and said it was not just a simple plug in but required removing the TV off the wall and using red, yellow, white cables to make the connection. On mine these cables are connected to the surround sound so I am not messing with it.
So for a camp site with poor internet and no TV it is overpriced and not suitable for our needs.
The worst part is that the owners think they can get away with cutting costs, providing a diminished service, and expecting us to return.
No thank you. Management/Owners wake up Internet and TV have been BASIC services for the past 15 years or more! - Codliveroil
Apr 2016 - $40.00
What a fabulous park. Overlooking the marina with the ocean and mainland mountains in the background - we are in heaven! Quiet and clean- well maintained. Parked under huge Douglas firs with lots of grass. - vallarson
Feb 2016 - $26.00
Booked in for 2 weeks mid to end of Feb, 2016. Rate was $180/wk Cdn. Office staff checking in were extremely friendly and helpful.
We chose site 34 because it had a concrete patio beside our rig. Grassy site with view of boat marina and mountains on the BC mainland across the Strait of Georgia.
This park is mid way between Campbell River on the north and Courtenay/Comox to the south so plenty to see and do in both towns. - DCM/JMB
Jul 2016 - $35.00
Rate is for a full hookup site. We stayed here a couple of years ago when the RV Park was still under development. The owner put a lot of work into it. Very quiet and somewhat remote location to get away. We stayed in one of the group campsites where privacy is very limited. Lots of deer poo on the grass, so watch your step or clean up (nobody else will do it).
Our main point of criticism is the WiFi that is now included in the rate. Back then is was 2$ per day extra but strong and reliable. Now you can just forget about it. Other than that it is a nice place to stay when exploring the Comox Valley. - TheSchweitzers
Jul 2016 - $35.00
Super clean, lots of money went into this location. Right next to very large regional park with great easy trails including off-leash dog trails. - User3527
Sep 2015 - $37.00
This park is out in the country so it is quiet. The sites are big enough and there is a huge group camping area. We had a pull-through site with tress/bushes on each side so it was private. There is a club house but it was being used by an RV club. There is small lake in the middle of the campground. Nice place for a one-night stop. We would stay here again. - Living Skies
Aug 2016 - $1.00
We stayed again last year and already twice this year.
Still an excellent place to stay and go hiking. We would just advise to avoid the Saturday nights because there might be an event going on at the Raven Lodge keeping you up at night. Check their website or call if there will be a party.
We discovered a water tap at the ranger station which might be helpful if you stay more than one night. Bring some leveling equipment, most of the parking lot is sloped. - TheSchweitzers
Jul 2014 - $1.00
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. - TheSchweitzers
Jul 2016 - $24.00
Fairly new owners of the campground are working hard to clean up the place after it had been run down in the past. About 1/2 of the sites toward the front of the campground are occupied by full time residents and some of these sites could use the help. Everybody we talked to was very friendly though. We would stay again.
The campground is very convenient to town, we were easily able to walk to the Canada Day Parade in town. Our full hookup site was in the middle of the campground on grass under trees. Other areas in the campground were more clear if satellite views are important.
Wifi was good, we had a 5 bar cell signal (ATT/Rogers), and the free cable had 50 channels. Showers were $1 CAD per 5 minutes. - readontheroad
Aug 2016 - $40.00
Clean well run park. Noisey next to busy road, float plane and helicopter takeoff area. - GerryT
May 2016 - $42.00
The RV site felt very crowded-there were a lot of RVs on a large gravel area. You had to pay extra for showers (we opted not to use them) and Wi-Fi (this worked well).
The park is separated from the ocean by a chain link fence and a road. To get the chance to look at the ocean properly we had to leave the park and take a short walk up the road.
Because of the way the RVs were crammed in, the park did not feel particularly relaxing, but was a useful stop off point. - JulieTr
Oct 2015 - $25.00
We are traveling through Canada and USA for two months. We have seen and will see many RV parks. This one is, so far, the best value for money we have encountered. The plots are quite large, but the highlight was that the restrooms and the laundry where the cleanest we have come across.
They charge extra for shower time and laundry, but you get a rather clean facilities and a big laundry room, heated, clean, with machines where to buy soap and softener if you have to.
The staff at the reception where very friendly and helpful and stay until 19:30 even though it was off season. - The Divers
Sep 2014 - $16.00
Nice setting in a dense forest along the Quinsam River close to Campbell River. The roads in the site are a combination of paved and gravel. Sites are well separated so quite private. Wood is available for a fee. The river sites can now be reserved as well as selected other sites. Rate is now $ 18 with a half price rate for BC seniors after Labor Day. We would stay again if in the area. - lrp374
Jun 2014 - $16.00
This park is just 3 km north of Campbell River, right off Hwy 3, offering good hiking and fishing opportunities around. The sites are all dry camping. Lots of sites available for larger rigs (we are 51' combined length). Fairly easy to maneuver. Level was OK. Most of the sites, including the ones on the river are reservable. Chances to get a river site without a reservation are slim to none during summer season. Those on the river are reasonably bright, while the others are mostly heavily shaded and pretty dark. Pick a side in the rear end to get away from the road noise (mostly dying down at night anyway). All sites have a picnic table and a fire pit. Well spaced, offering good privacy. A real downer for bigger rigs is the dump station ($5). Very tight to get into without hitting the curb. In fact we were not able to get around it. Overall a nice Provincial Park close to town with lots of larger sites. However, we didn't like the darkness and the dump station, therefore will try a different campground around Campbell River next time. - TheSchweitzers
Aug 2016 - $25.00
Rate is for a dry site.
We stayed here during the pink salmon run when all campgrounds are booked to the last spot. Luckily we could secure a site for a few days. It feels like a Provincial Park. The sites are well shaded by trees and divided by shrubbery thus providing pretty good privacy. Highway noise is barely noticeable, we had a good nights sleep. Dump station and water taps are available. The restrooms were clean which is always a challenge when the campground is full. The biggest nuisance was the lingering smoke from all the campfires going on. No breeze up here in the woods.
WiFi is available throughout the campground but slow and iffy at times.
Overall we find this place to offer very good value for money compared to a Provincial Park campground. We'll be back. - TheSchweitzers
Sep 2015 - $33.00
This park has some good points and some bad points. On the positive side it is quiet and the bath house is clean. On the negative side there is a issue with the power. The trailer AC voltmeter would read 102 volts and the surge protector would show reverse polarity. In a few minutes this would change to OK and then back again. It appeared that the campground was intermittently losing one side of the 220v feed. The sites are small and overgrown with tress and bushes, the roads are narrow, and access and exit with a larger unit is difficult. With the rain falling we were truly in a rain forest. We and would not stay at this park again. - Living Skies
Sep 2014 - $32.00
A nice older park with lots of trees and large sites. Each site has a nice picnic table and fire pit and firewood is available. The services are reliable, easy to access and the WIFI although slow seems to work even in the trees. The roads in the park are very narrow with turns that are very tight for longer units. They have several sites they call pull-throughs but are really “pull-offs“ and for long units may impede access to adjacent sites. It's best to check site options before committing to a site. We would stay again if in the area. - lrp374