24 RV Parks near Sooke, British Columbia
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
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
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
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
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
Jul 2016 - $27.00
If you want peace and quiet this is not the place for you. During the day both adults and children screaming and yelling. At night there were 3 different groups roaming the roads screaming at the top of their lungs. There is no way of contacting anyone in the position of authority enforce quiet time. It was so bad we ended up leaving a day early and chalked up the cost as a write off. - Laurie MCG
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
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
Aug 2017 - $45.00
Just stayed here for 5 nights in a 30 ft Motorhome with towed. The Good: huge trees that are beautiful. So big we likely only saw the sun at our spot about 1 hour per day. It has a pool and with 2 grandchildren along this time this feature overcame the bad side. We could not find any other campground around Victoria that had a pool. The Bad. Road in is poorly marked and very very narrow and steep. This looks to be in progress of being fixed but for 2017 beware. The whole place was likely designed and built in the 1970's and is now over the hill and picking up speed. The absolute bare minimum is done to operate. No fires allowed as it is too overgrown. No recent paint, trimming of property or general normal maintenance and it shows. Sites are small and I personally would not take anything bigger than my 30 ft Class A in although I did see one bigger. Not a place for big rigs. Lots of kids and a pool made it ok for us this time but I would not go back. - Kbittle
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
Aug 2007 - $44.00
First of all, the access road to this campground can only be accessed by coming down from the north, if you are heading north, you must make a U-turn on a very busy road which is hard to do if you are towing. Second, the access road is in very poor condition as well as the roads inside the park. The park is clean, but all spots are back-in and I had to do some trimming of a tree to get my MH in without scratching it. The owner is nice, but the overall park layout is very poor for larger trailers and motor homes. - greyeagleb
Aug 2017 - $60.00
Very nice park just a few kilometers away from the city Victoria. At the reception you can get a list with departures times, and in 10 minutes walk you will find the bus station. In 20 minutes you are in Victoria. Also you can do your laundry. Price is ok. The wifi is fine and also the place for the camper was big enough. - johanna 01
Jun 2017 - $38.00
Friendly staff who checked us in fast and efficiently. We had a well located site between the office and laundry. It was a fairly level gravel back-in. It had hedges for privacy. There was a picnic table on a brick patio. No fires allowed, not even propane portable devices. I did have to go back to the office to get a cable TV box for the digital channels. There are a few choices for Wi-Fi. Paid or free through the park and Shaw hotspot . I hooked up to the park's free access and had no problems with it for e-mail and browsing. The laundry equipment is old, but clean. Close to the Galloping Goose trail. We have been here before and will continue to stay here for any future visits to the area. - Onemoretrail
Jun 2017 - $40.00
Stayed here for a week in our 40' motorhome. This is an older park but the sites in the area we were in were adequate with good services and fairly level gravel site with a small brick patio. The staff at this park were excellent. Very friendly and helpful. We would definitely stay here again. - ddrichter
Aug 2017 - $30.00
Great rv park overlooking the straits and from our site, we had a great view.Sites 6 to 32 are tiered, and have views of the straits. Sites 52 to 92 are in a heavily treed area and are larger and give more privacy, but no views. Hookups were fine and nice level site. There are black tail deer wandering around the park, and some nice trails with great views of the straits. As others said, be careful of the cell phone service, since it is a Canadian tower. My wife said she had great service and called our daughter everyday. I told her I shut off international data roaming on my phone and had no service, so guess who got a huge bill from ATT? Be warned. If we knew how nice this park was, we probably would have stayed longer. We saw Crescent Beach from one of the trails, and it looked very nice, but not accessible from the trail. - bill1443
Aug 2017 - $30.00
Our only complaint about this park was that the sites are very close together in the terraced view area. Our 39 ft fifth wheel fit into our space but was too close to allow us to use the fire pit which we noticed with several other larger units. The water and electricity were well located and worked perfectly. Verizon cell and Wifi are provided by a Canadian service so you need to be sure that you either have international or be willing to pay big bucks. Once you're out on Hwy 101 American Verizon service returns. There was OTA television from Canada. There are a multitude of beautiful walking trails all around the park. The Crescent Beach day area is walkable from the park. It is about a 30-minute drive into Port Angeles which is a good-sized city as well as the visitor center for Olympic National Park. We had limited view from the middle row of the terrace. If you have a large rear window the upper tier would be the best and if your window is over the front the bottom row would be the best for view. As it turned out, it was foggy most of the time so so no one had a view. We would definitely stay at this park again if we were in the area. - bbmidwife
Jul 2017 - $30.00
July 9, 10, partial hookups, back-in overlooking the Strait of Juan De Fuca. $30, 92 sites and 39 with water and electric. Restrooms with coin-operated showers This county park which was an old fort is located On the Strait of Juan De Fuca and Crescent Bay. Some of the RV sites (all sizes) overlook the Strait and Victoria on Vancouver Island, Canada. Sites are close together but some of the tent sites are very spacious. Small units can fit in the no hookups sites and there were a couple of sites for big RV's. The park has the campground, day use area, steps down to explore the tidepools, a huge beach on the lake and Camp Hayden WW 2 bunker sites to explore. The park is on 198 acres with basketball, volleyball, horseshoes, softball and play areas. The tidepools are very interesting . Whales are spotted off the shore as well as Turkey Vultures, Orcas, and many birds like Bald Eagles. It is on the birding trail. One can kayak, scuba dive, surf and mountain bike here. We enjoyed our site looking out to the Strait where we could see Vancouver Island and watch the shipping lane with tankers, cruise ships, private boats and the ferries. Many sites can be reserved but there are a number of sites that are first come. Check out time is 1. We camped here two nights and it seems the weekend was full but there were sites available during the week. GPS may try to take you to a private campground so make sure you put in Salt Creek Recreational Area. Good stay! - gsnakehill