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Gordon Bay Provincial Park

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Address: South Shore Road, Lake Cowichan, British Columbia V0R 1Y0, Canada
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+1 250-474-1336

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Family-friendly camping and lake

Good roads for riding a bike with kids in the campground. Warm showers. Unfortunately no dish washing area, and beach is pretty good but not excellent.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 14 August 2016
Seoul, South Korea
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Planet Insectia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2017

The park may be open for camping but no one seems to be here (much colder than nearby Lake Cowichan, it seems) so the park is deserted and very nice for walking. Nice 3-D (i.e., has some change in elevation) walk, relatively short, to the point which give you a view of Bald Mountain regional park an the lake. Some... More 

Thank YVRcockroach
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

We will not camp here again until they monitor the noise level at night, they send a ATV patroller every hour who does nothing. BC Parks you're not monitoring your assets, fire this OPERATOR!!!! Night 1: double site across the road had mom and child in it who were quiet then van rolls in at 9:30pm and parks almost in... More 

Thank Cascaderrr
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

I have been camping here for 17 years and I will NOT be returning. Bathrooms were not cleaned once in the five days we were there. Gatehouse staff member Josie was rude to my son. Very disappointed!

Thank BubbleGumGirl1093
Seoul, South Korea
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

Good roads for riding a bike with kids in the campground. Warm showers. Unfortunately no dish washing area, and beach is pretty good but not excellent.

Thank SeoulFamily
Victoria, BC
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

We love love this Provincial Park. Our friend had to book the camp ground first thing in the morning on the day they opened for reservation. We brought 6 toddlers, age 10 months to 3 years, and all of them enjoyed the Park in their own ways. They have showers in nice washrooms. The park is cleaned by Park attendants... More 

Thank tex_pulpa
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016

Visited Gordon Bay Campground during August 2016. First thing we noticed was the wasps. The wasp problem at this campground was unlike anything we have ever experienced. We noticed a lot of wasps at our own site the first night but when we woke up in the morning we heard this creepy loud buzzing hum from the thousands of wasps... More 

Thank Lori M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2016

If you are going to be anywhere near Lake Cowichan in April or early May, and to a lesser extent mid May through September, you must visit the Honeymoon Bay Ecological Reserve, just before you get to the park. Canada's largest display of Erythronium revolutum (pink fawn lilies). Two dozen species of other wild flowers are also found there. Park... More 

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Lake Cowichan, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2015

This part of the Lake has a lovely beach and swim area for summer relaxation. The walking trail provides excellent views across to Youbou and around Honeymoon Bay.

Thank perry7220
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2015

Last year my family including my grandchildren had the pleasure of camping at Gordon Bay. Although I must admit camping in a class Ä" motor home is really not too hard to take. It was a double size campsite which was more than large enough for our daughter and family to camp next to us. It was in the woods,... More 

1 Thank Dianne H
Moncton, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2015

Went here back in Summer 2014 when we lived in the area. Now living in Moncton NB, wondering why we didn't appreciate places like this a bit more. Beautiful, mountain views, but there is a LOT of lake-grass stuff in the water - so be warned for swimming.

1 Thank Quinn L

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