Review Count: 50 States Visited: 10 Helpful Reviews: 1
Date of Stay: September, 2014 - $38.00
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.
Review Count: 58 States Visited: 6 Helpful Reviews: 3
Date of Stay: June, 2012 - $39.00
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.
Review Count: 56 States Visited: 7 Helpful Reviews: 1
Date of Stay: January, 2010 - $42.00
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.
Review Count: 5 States Visited: 2 Helpful Reviews: 0
Date of Stay: May, 2007 - $22.00
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.
Review Count: 118 States Visited: 32 Helpful Reviews: 5
Date of Stay: July, 2006 - $42.00
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.