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Brannen Lake RV Park & Campsite

Nanaimo, British Columbia

4220 Biggs Rd
Nanaimo, British Columbia V9T 5P9
Phone: Click to view

Sites: 125
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 49.20325
Longitude: -124.06323

Elevation: 300' (approx.)
Park Features
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • 55+ Only 55+ Only no
  • Kid Friendly Kid Friendly yes
  • Boondocking Boondocking no
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts ?
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • Group Camping Group Camping yes
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot ?
  • Full Hookup Full Hookup yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) no
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • Public Phone Public Phone yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Cable/Sat. TV Hookup Cable/Sat. TV Hookup yes
  • WiFi WiFi yes
  • ATT Cellular Provider ATT
  • Verizon Cellular Provider Verizon
  • Sprint Cellular Provider Sprint
  • T-Mobile Cellular Provider T-Mobile
  • Restrooms Restrooms yes
  • Showers Showers yes
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities yes
  • Camp Store Camp Store yes
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • Propane Available Propane Available ?
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar ?
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse ?
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Horse Camp Horse Camp ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip ?
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter yes
  • Restrooms: vault Restrooms: vault yes
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Playground Playground yes
  • Recreational Trails Recreational Trails yes
  • Rec Room Rec Room ?
  • Casino Casino ?
  • Fishing Fishing ?
  • Beach Beach yes
  • Biking Biking yes
  • Boating Boating yes
  • Golf Golf ?
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities ?
  • Horseshoes Horseshoes ?
  • Mini-Golf Mini-Golf ?
  • Outdoor Courts Outdoor Courts yes
  • Pickleball Pickleball ?
  • Water Access Water Access yes

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4 Reviews

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Review Count: 43
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 8

Date of Stay: June, 2016 - $30.00
Overall Rating:

Nice state park like campground under tall pine trees a couple of miles off highway. Most sites shaded, and usually tens of feet of spacing between sites. We found it convenient to the ferry terminal.

We got 5 off air TV channels, the WiFi signal doesn't reach more than 150' from the office but there is a nice open air shelter with picnic tables next door to use, we had a 2 bar AT&T cell signal.

Very family friendly with a playground and activities for the kids, especially on the weekends. We didn't see any direct access (or even views) to the lake from the campground although their website does show a small beach and dock. For anyone concerned about such things, you do pass a small prison about halfway to the campground from the highway (but the prison does have great views to the lake!). We camped at Brannen Lake RV Park & Campsite in a Fifth Wheel.

Clean Restrooms
Clean Showers

Site Details

Site Surface
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Nice waterfront park and walk in "downtown" Nanaimo.

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: April, 2013 - $31.00
Overall Rating:

My family has been camping at Brannen Lake for over ten years now and we love it. We spend much of our summer there each year, our most recent stay was this past Easter. It is family owned and operated. The go out of their way to make guests feel like family. My kids especially love the weekend hayride and Sunday pancake breakfasts. There are even themed family dances on summer long weekends, making for many great memories. The facilities are clean and well maintained, the beach is private for campers only with a large grassy area, sandy beach, large wharf, swimming dock and roped area as well as the lake is stocked with trout for fishing. There is night staff/security that stay on site as well as as no dirt bikes or atvs are permitted (there is a campground a couple miles up the road with a track for such use). We can't say enough about this quiet haven and can't wait for this summer. There is something for everyone from sunny, grassy, and shady sites and tenters to large motor home owners. We camped at Brannen Lake RV Park & Campsite in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 13
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: September, 2011 - $32.00
Overall Rating:

We were here over the Labour Day weekend and it was a non-stop party zone. There is apparently no limit to the number of people or vehicles who can occupy a site. There was no enforcement of Quiet Time. There were ATVs and motorcycles riding through the campsites to reach a nearby motocross track. WiFi is limited to the office area. Most sites are on dirt. There is lots of stuff to do in nearby Nanaimo. We camped at Brannen Lake RV Park & Campsite in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 20
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2006 - $27.00
Overall Rating:

We liked this campground very much. It was very rustic, but very friendly. Lots of large beautiful trees and a lake nearby. Evening hayrides, swimming in the lake, trails nearby, fishing, hosreshoes. Quiet and a country setting -- not your typical "sterile concrete" campground. We camped at Brannen Lake RV Park & Campsite in a Motorhome.

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