8.8 Excellent
Campbell River, British Columbia

Brown's Bay Resort - Ripple Rock RV Park

Campbell River, British Columbia

15021 Brown's Bay Road
Campbell River, British Columbia V9H 1N9
Phone: (250) 287-7108

Sites: 63
Recent Rate: $40 8/2016

Latitude: 50.160322369076
Longitude: -125.3746891217

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites no
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets no
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities yes
  • $1.50 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 1.50
  • Dump Station Dump Station no
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available yes
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available no
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts yes
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot no
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter yes
  • RV Wash RV Wash yes
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking yes
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • WiFi WiFi yes
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service no
  • Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup yes
  • Phone Phone yes
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground yes
  • Pet Area Pet Area no
  • yes-ocean Waterfront Waterfront yes-ocean
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse yes
  • Camp Store Camp Store yes
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar yes
  • Business Center Business Center no
  • Group Camping Group Camping no
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms no
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen yes
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities no
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services no
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) yes
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room yes
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities yes
  • Beach Access Beach Access yes
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp yes
  • Marina Marina yes
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals ?
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Golfing Golfing no
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) no
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals no
  • Hiking Hiking yes
  • Spa Spa no
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit yes
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball no
  • Sports Field Sports Field no
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games no
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment no
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre no
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf no
  • Billiards Billiards yes
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong no
  • Lake Lake no
  • Pond Pond no
  • River River no
  • Creek Creek no
  • Ocean Ocean yes
  • Water Park Water Park no
  • Casino Casino no

Review Details

Ratings overview

7 Reviews

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Review Count: 12
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: August, 2016 - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

Beautiful views of the water from both levels. lots of wasps, got stung twice. otherwise a nice stay. Concreate pads and patio with grass at rear of site (view side) Full hookups.
will stay again. We camped at Brown's Bay Resort - Ripple Rock RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Clean Restrooms
Clean Showers

Site Details

Site Number
Top level
Site Surface
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Campsite Features
Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Fishing charters available

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Review Count: 83
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 10

Date of Stay: July, 2015 - $45.00
Overall Rating:      

I had been here three years earlier and was met with the same helpful courtesy as before. The park location is simply spectacular, right on the main channel so that one has an excellent view of the shipping traffic and marine life, we saw five whales very close to the shore and directly in front of our motor home. Better yet, the sites are designed for nosed in motor homes and that big front view is awesome! One should be aware that this is essentially a place for adults to relax and appreciate the scenery, with little for the kids to do. The place is quite isolated and you should stock up before arrival. Most likely you will not use this park as a base for seeing the area, as it is too far from Campbell River for convenience and the three mile road in is simply awful. Be prepared for washboard, dust or mud, and narrow sections. The road in is a forestry road and not maintained to normal standards. For a one night stay, the drive in is not worth it. The focus is the seashore and wilderness, think cougars and bears, is right behind you. The park itself is part of a marina complex, with fishing or whale watching if desired. The RV park is very well maintained and very quiet at night, as the party crowd does not fit in. There are a fair number of seasonal RVs and they are assigned the prime sites. If you can get a south side, lower section site do so. That said, most sites are quite good, although the lower level sites are preferred by most. One should also be aware that cell service is at best iffy. One might get a weak signal out in the marina or on the observation platform, but you should not expect to. The internet is very slow, no movies or Facetime. Cable is also limited to a few channels and reception was poor. There is a floating restaurant, but it was pricey and so-so in quality. Go for the view. We camped at Brown's Bay Resort - Ripple Rock RV Park in a Motorhome.

Clean Restrooms
Clean Showers

Site Details

Site Number
Site Surface
Concrete, Gravel, Grass
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

If you are bringing a toad, drive it in from the main highway. If not, the road in will make you wish you did. Unhook it before you get to the turnoff as there is no place there to do so. From the south, you can pull in at the Seymour Narrows viewpoint. The check-in area is constricted, but they do have a nearby wash area suitable for motor homes or toads.

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Review Count: 62
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 7

Date of Stay: September, 2014 - $38.00
Overall Rating:      

The short drive on the un-paved road to this RV Park was worth it. The road was in pretty good condition when we were there and our “Pavement Princess” and towed survived in and out unscathed. We were assigned a site on the upper level. It has superior views but, when walking, if you are not into a small hill climb, you might want to reserve a lower level site. Both levels had good views of Johnson Straight (part of the main channel used by the Cruise Ships to and from Alaska). We noticed that a lot of the services are geared for Class A units nosed in but folks with trailers did not appear to have any difficulty hooking up to the shore services. The lots are gravelled and level. Gravel is preferable in this part of the world as it is a “Rain Forest” and proper drainage is a must. (I should add that during the summer months there is usually very little rain.) We did notice what appeared to be seasonal units but there was no “junk” and all lots were in great condition. There is a small playground for kids but this park is really geared for fishing and folks like us that just wanted the view and to relax. All services worked as expected. Wi-Fi was free and fair. The down side of our stay was that the Hot Tub (right beside the ocean) was closed for servicing minus one point and there is no cell service here so if you are into heavy usage of the internet you will be disappointed minus another point. We had lunch on the floating restaurant and found the portions small and overpriced. We paid $42.00 per night including taxes and will be back. Be sure to reserve. There is not much else around here for quite a ways. We camped at Brown's Bay Resort - Ripple Rock RV Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 83
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 10

Date of Stay: June, 2012 - $39.00
Overall Rating:      

This time we stayed six days, and we will be back. The road in is rough and therefore mitigates against casual one night stays. Also, while there is a new playground, this is essentially a park for adults who want to have a quiet stay in a fantastic place. The scenery is simply terrific, cruise ships so close you can see the on-deck movies, whales going by and sites right on the water. Moreover, this place is kept up to the nth degree and everything is new or as good as. Great clubhouse and new guest cabins this year (got the tour: very, very nice). It looks better than even their own photos reveal. Lastly, their floating restaurant has been redone completely: we had two dinners there. No better RV park on Vancouver Island. We camped at Brown's Bay Resort - Ripple Rock RV Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 73
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: January, 2010 - $42.00
Overall Rating:      

Yes, there is a 5 km narrow gravel logging road you must travel to access this park. It is worth the inconvenience to experience this unbelievable ocean front park. There are limited activities or amenities surrounding the park. However, to relax in your lawn chair, gaze out over Johnson Strait and watch the cruise ships ply their way toward Seymour Narrows is beyond description. Once can almost reach out and touch the ships. The only other very small inconvenience with this park is that all sites have been set up for forward facing motor coaches. If you are towing, you must back into the sites, and all the hookups are on the wrong side. Attendants are quite aware of this and will facilitate whatever you might require. This spectacular park should not be missed if you are traveling Vancouver Island. We camped at Brown's Bay Resort - Ripple Rock RV Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 5
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: May, 2007 - $22.00
Overall Rating:      

We had to travel down several kilometres of gravel road sprinkled with washboard and potholes to access the campground from the main highway. There is only one road in an out. This road is narrow, dusty and we could not travel faster than 20 kph. Upon arriving at the campground, we found it to be well maintained and on a beautiful stretch of the coast. Many of the sites are ocean front and all have a beautiful view. There is a large fish processing plant next to the campground, but there was no odor coming from the plant and it was quiet during our stay. There are no hiking trails in the area and no shops or businesses. There is no swimming pool, but there is a nice hot tub and recreation room on site. There is a small restaurant on the pier, but it's hours of operation are limited. The food was OK, but the decor leaves much to be desired. Not much to do when you get there except to sit in your lawn chair and enjoy the view. We camped at Brown's Bay Resort - Ripple Rock RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 123
States Visited: 32
Helpful Reviews: 11

Date of Stay: July, 2006 - $42.00
Overall Rating:      

This park is in a spectacular location, right at the narrows of the inside passage to Alaska. You pull in facing the water and you can watch the cruise ships passing through the narrows. The park is immaculately maintained and well-groomed. The narrow, dirt road, leading in from the highway, gets very muddy when it rains and can be pretty dicey if you meet a logging truck coming the other way (which we did) but we passed with inches to spare. When we got to the park, our rig and towed vehicle were covered with mud. The owner was very apologetic and after checking us in, told us to pull over to the side where he took a hose and very carefully hosed off our entire big rig and car. The people here are very nice and accommodating. The little floating restaurant, mentioned on the website, is not something I would recommend. No stores available here either, so bring what you need for the duration. This park tops our favorite list. We camped at Brown's Bay Resort - Ripple Rock RV Park in a Motorhome.

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