I am pleased to report that the management of these campgrounds has improved dramatically since the current operator took over. North Beach is our favorite of the 3 campgrounds in this park. It is cheaper at $21 per night, and much closer to the beach. Sites are huge, and quite private. The campground was very peaceful. The beach itself is superb; but we were here during a hot spell. This is a rain forest, so be prepared for wet weather anytime. Also, due to the close proximity to Vancouver, check-in lineups are frequent. Reservations are a must; sites are usually snapped up 3 months in advance. There are a couple of small concessions in the park, but items like fuel and groceries are 20km away so it is best to be self contained. There is little or no cell phone reception in the campsite itself, but we got a good signal down at the beach. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Have camped here several times with friends and always had fun. We stayed in a double site which was a perfect size for our large group. They have good bathrooms with hot water and decent facilities for a provincial campground and ample outhouses for those late night visits. There are great hiking paths near by with Alloutte Lake a short hike away. We camped here in a Tent.
Beautiful setting, and lots of good hiking trails. The lake is nice also. The reason for the "3" is the following. First, we were at the beach and the police showed up and went through everyone's coolers, even families with children. Sort of ruined the afternoon. (Ironically, while this was going on, back at the campsite someone stole our hitch cover and all of our neighbors food and beverages.) It seems as if hooligans have been a problem at this park. Secondly, the site next to ours had at least 20 people in it, and they were loud till 3AM. A mention of this to a park staffer in the morning brought a shrug of shoulders. Thirdly, people coming up to visit us, even though we had told staff they were coming, had to wait for 45 minutes before they gave up and left. Finally, the firewood was soaking wet. I guess this park is so popular since it's easily accessible from Vancouver, but we won't stay here again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We camped here on a Sunday night after likely a busy peak season summer weekend and it really showed. The garbage bins were over flowing (and there were a lot of them). I am sure it looked 100% better once the garbage truck comes by but we were still subject to the over flowing garbage while we were here. There was also empty beer cans and bags of garbage that were strewn in various places on the road side. I am sure those have been here for a long time because they looked very sun faded. I am very surprised the camp operators have not made an effort to clean it up. Lastly our camp site really smelled like sewage on one end. At first I thought it was coming from my black tank but as it turned out, just below the slope of our pad, there was a rather large mound of human waste. A complaint to the camp operator brought one cleaner person who did the best they could but a refusal from the camp operator to give a partial refund. Excellent park with amazing water access and world class hiking. It's too bad that the campground is so badly abused. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.