25 Parks near Sooke, British Columbia
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
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 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
Aug 2015 - $56.00
We stayed in one of the Premium spots, with a beautiful deck overlooking the marina and the bay. It was our second visit. Since we live in Victoria, it is a short drive to the park. We have found the staff to be friendly and helpful. We had good Wi-Fi, but as others have written, no cell coverage. From the park you can take a very short hike to Lester B. Pearson College, which you can see from the park. From our view site, we enjoyed watching the eagles and seals. We have an inflatable kayak which we launch from the side of the marina and paddle around in the deep sheltered bay. - Joe from Victoria
Oct 2015 - $33.00
Friendly competent management. Showers are free - no time limit. Very quiet at night (and day). Beautiful oceanfront location. Wide fine grain sandy beach facing south. View of the lights of Victoria at night. Ocean beaches in Canada are not privately owned but this might as well be because it is nearly inaccessible to the public unless they come through the resort. Our rate was $42 CAD and I roughly converted it to $33 USD. 10% discount to Good Sam members (we are not). - User3527
Oct 2015 - $35.00
We camped at the ocean sites and were disappointed. The smell of seaweed was overwhelming and we had to keep our dog out of the water. Sites are very close together, the bit of grass that had been planted was long gone, wifi was poor despite being close to the clubhouse, restrooms were spotless but very limited - 1 shower, 1 toilet. Sorry but for C$42. I expect more. Despite the above, even in October it was almost full. Nope, we wouldn't stay here again. - K Patrick
Jul 2014 - $53.00
This park is situated right on the ocean. There is a very nice natural beach with plenty of very fine soft sand. It would be better if the jetsam and flotsam were removed. This area is prone to sea lettuce washing ashore so at certain times can be a bit smelly. We had an ocean front site (number 6) which was plenty wide with our opposing slides. Water, sewer, and electric were well placed and worked as expected. Free Internet was terribly slow. Not worth the effort as we used our own. Cell service was excellent. Limited channels available over the air and there is no cable. This is a very pet friendly park. Dogs are allowed on the beach! (We did not notice any dog poop anywhere.) There is no playground as such but the beach and a very large grassed play area were well used by children. We paid $52.50 for the Premium Ocean View with a Good Sam discount. We would have given this place a 10 if the sea lettuce had been cleaned up and the Internet was better. - BC Wanderer
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
Sep 2015 - $18.00
When we checked into this park we discovered a number of campers were there already and park management had closed of 2/3 of the upper campground (large yellow, steel gates across the road). As a result, the only site we could find was a double one buried in the trees. Since it had been raining this was a cold, dark site. Also, we were now in the lower campground and a kilometer away from the shower house. There seemed to be no reason for this closure. We will not return to this campground. - Living Skies
May 2015 - $45.00
Love this camp ground!! So much to do! Awesome waterfalls and new playground for the kids and the outside theater always has something going on! The park is also very clean! - rosiemp
Aug 2011 - $25.00
Regarding services, this is a typical provincial park, but it's a jewel. This is my first time back in over 30 years, and it's as beautiful and forested as I remembered it. The campsites are huge and separated from each other by native vegetation. And you're less than 30 minutes from downtown Victoria and a short drive o the Butchart Gardens. How cool is that! It's quite crowded in the summer, but after Labor Day it's a and peaceful haven. - lisaloo
Jan 2010 - $45.00
This park was pretty close to what the website advertised. A little run down, and you can tell that there are full timers here that don't care about what their unit looks like. A few derelict cars here and the sites we pretty packed together. Wi-Fi was advertised and WORKED!! At night there were a few shady people that came through the park, but didn't really bother anyone. Staff was not too helpful, but facilities were relatively clean. I would camp here again, just because it is close to Victoria. For the money spent, i think we overpaid..place was a little run down for how much they were charging, but at least cable was included, unlike another RV "resort" that wants to charge you an extra 80 bucks a month for cable!! We will be back, but not for such a long stay next time. There is nothing really special about the park and after you have been there for a couple days, you get a little sick of looking five feet over to the next dingy unit that is beside you. - BillBixby
Jul 2008 - $26.00
The best part of the campground are the hosts. Very friendly and helpful. Lots of monthlies but they are isolated from the overnighters. We wanted to stay here because of the water slides and we discovered the slides are closed and we were disappointed. The golf driving range has been abandoned. Batting cages were fun as was the mini golf. The raceway was really not too noisy. The problem was the concrete plant across the parking lot. They start running the trucks at 7:00 am and it is loud. For this reason we would hesitate staying at this campground. - Bob2013
May 2008 - $38.00
KOA with a very natural and rustic feel in the pine trees on a mountain top. Great for smaller campers, motorhomes, and tents but likely not a good place for big rigs wanting lots of level pavement. Wifi worked well; no cable TV available. Owners were U.S. natives and exceptionally friendly. Bathrooms were modern and larger than most KOAs, but were not well heated (fortunately the showers were in a separate room of the building and were heated a bit better). Nice play area for the kids. - WinnieViews
Jun 2016 - $30.00
We needed a place to stay as we are between homes having just moved to Vancouver Island. I really like to hosts they are friendly and very accommodating. Although the facilities are dated everything works and the facilities are really clean. All the sites are gravel but they are level and lots of room between each other. Definitely recommend. - Terry G
May 2016 - $60.00
This is a city RV park, with a majority of permanent sites. It is also one of few options for a tourist looking for proximity to Victoria. Despite many permanent residents, not all of whom appear prosperous, we have never had a negative issue on numerous stays. Transient residents are grouped in the best area and the staff is efficient, helpful and pleasant. It was disappointing to find that they have gone to a cable box system, that was essentially ineffective for our motorhome's setup. We really had no cable, but were able to get a few channels over the aerial. - BMonk
Aug 2015 - $43.00
Most sites are small and close together.
Our site was on hill with cedar hedge on both sides on top of rock retaining wall which gave nice privacy. We were able to park our van in front of our trailer but took some doing with slope of roadway and our level site.
Most sites in the park are level and open with some fencing or hedging between some sites. Be prepared to level your rig to some degree.
This is a large park with many f/t residents which kinda gives the feel of a trailer park and not an rv park.
Laundry and washrooms were clean and tidy.
We stayed here for 1 week. We would stay here again perhaps a night or two tho. - DCM/JMB
Jun 2016 - $28.00
RV sites are very close together. The sites facing the Straits of Juan de Fuca are on three tiers. The lower tier (first come, first serve) have the best view, the middle tier view is blocked by the lower tier, and the upper tier has a good view. There's plenty of places to walk around the park. They also have a very nice playground with modern equipment for the kids. Our Verizon router was spotty but we did end up with a fair internet connection. Our AT&T cell phones had no service. Our fire ring was underneath the corner of our rig so was unusable. We barely had room for our 32' MH and toad but we made it fit. - hoppers4
Aug 2015 - $28.00
We've stayed at Salt Creek numerous times. What we love most about it are the beautiful views across the Strait of Juan de Fuca and the easy access to the interesting beach and tide pools. What we like least is how close you are to your neighbors!
There are two sections to this campground. Sites #1 to #51 are up on a high exposed bluff. Of those sites, #33 to #39 are pull-through, while #1 to #32 are back-in. Sites #6 to #32 are arranged on terraces so that theoretically every site will have a view. Be aware though that depending on what kind of rig you have you may end up without a view. For example, we stayed in site #17 which put the large front windows of our trailer facing the view (albeit over the top of our truck). If we had taken one of the sites in the upper terrace (#25 to #32) the back of our trailer with its tiny window would have been facing the view. This is because of the direction of the traffic flow. So if in doubt, when making a reservation, ask! We camped during a very stormy few days and so the campground was not crowded and we were able to pick a spot that worked well for us without a reservation.
There is another section of the campground that is down closer to the water where sites #52 to #92 are located. These sites are nestled in the woods and some have views, but many do not. They're pretty, but can be dark on rainy or cloudy days and they're not suitable for large rigs. There are no hook-ups in the lower loop. - BruceandKathyWA
Aug 2015 - $33.00
We love this park! Made reservations for 3 nights, stayed 7 and are already planning our return. Extremely clean grounds, nice/helpful Rangers on staff. We turned off phones and electronics to ensure we didn't pick up a Canadian tower and instead, we went tide pooling, hiking, explored and enjoyed the incredible area. We camped in a 35' motor home plus toad and there were larger rigs than we are. Neighbor is relatively nearby but because the way the park is tiered, we did not feel cramped and our forward view was spacious and spectacular. Busy on the weekend but quiet at night. Highly recommend, We would rank Salt Creek in our top 3 most favorite campgrounds in the US! - User2954