15 RV Parks near Jordan River, British Columbia
Jun 2017 - $20.00
We had a beautiful landscaped site surrounded by tall trees and ferns. It was a gravel back-in that sloped down in the rear, so I had to do a lot of levelling. There was a picnic table and fire ring and they were clean and maintained. We were located next to the beach trail that took us through a temperate rain forest before opening up to a gravel and sandy beach. The campground roads are all paved. Garbage, recycle, water tap, and pit toilets were grouped together in several places throughout the campground. No hookups at the sites. There is a dump station across the highway from the park entrance. Generator hours are 9-11am and 6-8pm. No Wi-Fi, OTA TV and too many trees for satellite TV, so bring a book. Or better yet, explore the park. The day use area has group fire pits, picnic tables, and a playground. There are several trails that lead to marshes and the beach. From the beach one can view the Olympic Mountains in Washington state or possibly gray whales enroute to the Bering Sea or Baja California. This is a lovely park and definitely on our return list. - Onemoretrail
Jul 2016 - $36.00
This is our home park. What I mean by that is we live locally and for a nice weekend getaway we take our trailer to this park. We have been coming here first as renters with small kids and now as our kids have grown and we became trailer people, with our 22ft trailer.
This campsite is Provincial and you can reserve it online. There are lots of great spots so you won't be disappointed.
No power, water or sewer hookups. Dry camping only but there is a sani dump across the street.
The 'outhouses' are newer and very clean. No spiders or slugs like some places.
Spots are fairly spacious and mostly private. The beach is very rocky at high tide but lovely and sandy at low tide.
You won't be disappointed! - Heddie27
Apr 2013 - $21.00
Located about 20 km west of Sooke on highway 14. Typical provincial park layout. Table and fire ring provided at each site. This is located in a rain forest so don't expect to see much of the sun. Some sites would fit a 35 footer but not many. It gets very busy in the summer months so reservations are a must. There is very little to do at this park. This is a very good place to relax and enjoy the quiet. A number walking trails will lead you to a rock and pebbly beach where you can watch for seals, sea lions etc (including whales in season). The water is cold so don't expect to go swimming. A few km west is Jordan River if you are into surfing or kayaking. - BC Wanderer
Oct 2017 - $15.00
The location is great, right on the water - beach just a step away. We liked the wide open of this parking lot/campground but it may not be all that great in the hot summer. There are a few spots that are in the shade away from the water. This is a great place, apparently, to go surfing at least judging by all the surfers that showed up, it is. There is no one managing this campground so rules are more suggestions than rules. A lot of the surfers parked in the camp spots so it was difficult to tell which ones were occupied and which were not. The spots are fairly wide but having fire rings in each means the campfire of our neighbors was a little closer than we would have liked. Having said all this I think we would still go back to this spot, the location and the views are just spectacular (especially on a sunny day). - cachencouple
Jul 2016 - $15.00
Though it is more of a parking lot than a campground, it is a nice place to stay. The sites are all open and sunny and most of them have great views over the Juan de Fuca Strait. Picnic table and a fire pit are on site. Water is available from a tank but I would not trust that source. Pit toilets of course.
Some noise in the early morning hours from a wood processing facility across the highway, but very quiet during the night.
We liked it for the sun and the views and will come again. - TheSchweitzers
Sep 2015 - $15.00
Jordan River is open again for camping. It was temporarily closed under the guise that a dam would break during a violent Earthquake and wipe out the users. This is a no frills park. The sites come with a table and fire ring. There are potable water and pit toilets available. Tent sites have a raised platform and are located in a treed area. The draw for this park is the views of the ocean and the Olympic Peninsula across the strait. We paid $15.00 (cash only) per night and we will return. - BC Wanderer
Jul 2016 - $25.00
Nice park to stay in and visit the area. Only downside was the traffic on the hwy next to the park. Seems to be lots of log trucks everyday. - Chief1
Sep 2011 - $12.00
We stayed at the Passport America rate. Owner nice. Park was adequate. Verizon had good reception for phones & wireless internet. Nice town with great health food store and art gallery with latte shop inside. Easy walk to Clallam Bay. - Dan Jeffers
Jul 2011 - $25.00
If I were comparing to other parks in the area Sam RV Park would rate a 10. The sites are some what unlevel, they are spacious, the park is old. Spaces are grass and it's kept mowed. They are open all year, the other parks are seasonal. Management is friendly. Just a short walk to the beach. We will stay here again. Our visit was wonderful. - Bill & Helen
Jul 2016 - $22.00
On checking in we were greeted by a lovely and friendly lady. What a nice way to start out for the weekend. We had reserved a spot along the creek side rather than the river so there would be some shade. Unfortunately It was rather close to the entrance so we did get a bit of road noise during the day. It was wonderful to watch the wildlife visit the creek and see the tide come in and out. We were visited by a beautiful heron, a deer, and all kinds of birds. The bathrooms/showers were exceptionally clean. Most of the sites are quite open but there are a few areas where there is more privacy. Having the managers living on site is great, as they are there if any problems come up. Over all it was just a really nice campground filled with very nice people and reasonably priced. I look forward to going there again soon. In fact we have already booked our next visit. - Laurie MCG
Jul 2014 - $36.00
All grass campground with HUGE spaces on the Sooke river. WiFi was spotty without my external adapter but the hosts are great. It's very quiet and close to shopping and a good place to stay to hit all the wonderful beaches and spots from Victoria to Port Renfrew. Lots of weekend tent campers make it a nice family park. - ReggieK
May 2011 - $35.00
This is an older community park/fairgrounds on the shores of the Sooke River, 45 minutes from Victoria. Services include water, power (15 and 30 amp), a sani-station (no on-site sewer hookups), coin-operated showers in a rustic unheated restroom, and a small-boat launch onto the Sooke River. The campground hosts an annual Bluegrass Music Festival and the town's Canada Day celebration, so the grounds are very busy at those times. The nicest sites are 1-6 along De Mamiel Creek; Wi-Fi works from that location. Sites seem over-priced for the level of service and age of the facilities, but the location is good for those who enjoy canoeing, kayaking, or simply watching geese float up and down the river. - Doug and Cathy Hull
Jun 2015 - $30.00
Million dollar view! This was a fish camp we went to during the off season just to camp and had an amazing time. Very friendly staff and nice views! - Twintravelers
Oct 2014 - $30.00
This "campground" is located in a gravel parking lot and road. Cars drove through all night long - we could never figure out why. Bathrooms were dirty. Site was dirty. Staff was helpful and nice, though. And, because we were the only ones there, I assume, the wifi was terrific. I would not stay here again. - ALbums
Aug 2017 - $35.00
The tiny village of Sekiu is completely focused on fishing. It has 27 year-round residents and, in the summer, it seems every one of them rents out his little plot of land to the visiting fisher folks in their tents, pop-ups, trailers and motorhomes. If you want full hookups (30amps), the going rate is $35 a night (plus tax). This campground is first come/first serve and space is tight. But, the people are nice and you are literally parked right at the docks & sea wall. There are beaches at either end of the village (a very short walk). - Tessa & Toadee on the Road
Jun 2017 - $35.00
Full hook-up did not include use of the sewer. Quote from the host: "I don't think it's working." Hydro connection was a regular socket. Water pressure was very low. Washrooms are advertised as "clean" - they were disgusting. No fire pit. No wi-fi. Picnic table was rotten & falling apart. Store had very little stock (apart from lots of fishing lures & some packets of potato chips). "Our modern motel" building looked as rotten as the picnic table, as did all the on site cabins (advertised as "modern housekeeping units").
We left early. "We don't give refunds" was the parting comment, & there are plenty of hand written signs in the office to back that up (even though I never asked for a refund). I asked to use the office phone (for a 1-800 number) & the response was, "Is it long distance?" Was still able to use it though. Host was distinctly unfriendly, & smelled!
There are no reviews on TripAdvisor. The resort doesn't even exist on there: I wonder why? Out of 34 pictures on the resort's web site, 28 of them are of people holding a fish. The resort's web site has an email address, but clearly dissuades anyone from using it by the rider "email may not be responded to as promptly." When I called to make a booking, I was told they do not accept bookings: I wonder why?
There is no "beach" to speak of. There is a swimming pool: empty! We were parked between stored boats on trailers & a falling down cabin, with a wonderful view of more of them. On the plus side, there is a nice patch of grass. DO NOT waste your money here. - andyjlm
Mar 2013 - $30.00
This park is all about fishing although it can be used as a base to explore the west coast of Vancouver Island. The owners are very friendly and knowledgeable of the area. The sites are on grass and have a fire pit and table. They appear to be well spaced, but there was only one other unit in the park while we were there. No kids were around at this time of year, but we did see a playground, mini golf, and a pool. It is right on the ocean but there isn't a sandy beach. We used this park as a base and will be back. - BC Wanderer
Oct 2014 - $15.00
This is a bare bones campground about 10 km outside of Port Renfrew, right off the paved road to Lake Cowichan. There was no host, a sign said it's a "user-maintained" campground. Therefore the dated pit toilets were not very appealing. The dirt road through is narrow and winding. Although 2 or 3 sites would accommodate a larger rig, I would not take anything bigger than 30' in here or 40' combined when towing. The campground is in the forest, some sites are overgrown, most are pretty unlevel but well apart from each other with greenery in between. Picnic table and fire pit in each site. A few have direct access to the lake. No water source in the campground. Very quiet at night. No honor box and envelopes to deposit the camping fee, nobody around to collect, maybe because it was shoulder season already? However, the free stay was not the only reason we liked it here. We'll stay again. - TheSchweitzers
Nov 2014 - $25.00
If you go, don't go with high expectations for luxury. It's camping! They have a beautiful beach and really don't bother you out there. The sites are simple bump outs in the bush,no amenities really. Some on beach and some in the bush. Bring lots of extra water for your stay and wood for fires. Had a great time out there and will be there again this year. It's what you make it people! If you need a table go grab one from an open site. That's what they told us to do! - JennaTar
Sep 2014 - $25.00
If the park was considered on RV park merit only it would rate a 1 or 2 maximum. Services, layout,pad size and access are all individual. No 2 sites are the same. I'm not sure how many sites are used as the numbering system is a bit inconsistent and it's very easy to miss some non-serviced sites in the trees. In addition they also look after a park near the river which appears to have it's own numbering system. Services, although offered, are mostly non-existent. Receptacles are usually shared and could be 50' or more from your site – water even further. If it is considered just a dry camp on the beach it is hard to beat. The beach is nice, clean and must be more than a kilometer long. We would stay again if in the area but would avoid the busy season. Our rate is for a non-serviced site. - lrp374
Sep 2014 - $30.00
We planned on spending two days in Port Renfrew to do some hiking and sightseeing. We stopped to check into the park. We were given an option of two sites so decided to walk in to check them out. We were informed that they were both serviced by power and water, but no sewer. Upon inspection we discovered that “water” was a shared tap nowhere near a particular site and that “power” was a shared 15 amp service. None of the sites were well delineated. Just a very un-level, dirt spots that you could park at. There was not a specific fire pit but remnants of fires that had been laid here, there and everywhere. No tables anywhere. This is the worst excuse for an RV park we have ever come across. We did not stay here even though this is the only game in town. Plan your trip accordingly in order to miss this place. We were very sad that we could not explore the Port Renfrew area. There is a lot to see and do around here. - BC Wanderer
Nov 2016 - $38.00
This is the third time we have stayed here this year, and have to say that it seems the place may be sliding just a bit. Not the maintenance and general upkeep, which still seem good, but the general condition of the units ( more than one per site in some cases ) that now seem to occupy a good portion of the park, and the fact that a very high percentage of people here are full time working folks. Nothing wrong with that, if they called it an "RV Park" or "Trailer Park", however they are billing this as an "RV Resort". I personally think of a resort as a place where I can go to relax, and get away from the work-a-day life for some R&R, and not have to listen to all the vehicles starting up and idling at 0600 to head off to work, or worry about off leash dogs wandering around by themselves in the evenings. There really don't seem to be any rules here!
The park itself is still being well maintained at this time, and we may well give it one more go, but if there is no improvement on these issues, we will not likely keep trying. Just think there should be some truth in advertising here...if it is being billed as a "Resort"...there should be some checks and balances in place to keep it that way. - EmmaS
Jun 2016 - $38.00
Nice setting, quiet, large clean sites, fires allowed, very reasonable. - teachb
Apr 2016 - $40.00
This used to be a favourite park, but there are a few issues. The worst was a new cable setup requiring a cable box. Our internal connections are all hidden and we were not prepared to do major alterations for one stay. Eventually we found a solution that was at the best workable. A better system is needed. About as bad is the park's lack of rules. There is no quiet time nor limit to vehicles, RVs, tents and people per site. On the weekend the locals arrive to sit, drink, talk loudly, and ignore their kids. There is no playground, so the streets and green areas are alive. The locals have booked the best sites for party weekends, which then sat empty on weekdays. On the other hand, the staff are helpful and pleasant. - BMonk