The camp ground itself is ok, gets pretty windy in the open area and there is limited sites in the trees. This site use to be great to camp at but after last night, things have obviously changed. All children must be supervised at all times, which means that if you are a single parent with two or three kids camping with you...everyone must go to the washroom at the same time even if they don't want to. I had a 16 year old with me that took the two boys (age 8/9) to the park and was told this was unacceptable. Must be an adult. You can not have visitors with you past 10 pm so during the summer when its to warm to light a fire until 8:30/9pm you only get an hour to roast your hot dogs and smores before they MUST leave. This camp ground was almost empty last night and there was no wavering on allowing them to stay just a bit longer, their vehicle was going to be towed regardless of it being parked across the street and off their property. The sun hadn't even gone down yet when we realized the small amount of firewood my husband had bought before leaving for the night wasn't enough but we couldn't buy more because the store was closed but the operators were there but still refused service. I understand having rules and I understand if you give people an inch many will take a mile but just sitting around a camp fire quietly having smores and hot dogs with a few kids is what camping is all about and their rules seem to be extreme. Camping belongs in the hospitality industry and a great campground provides great hospitality especially if you are trying to promote the area. Unfortunately, they have lost sight of this. We won't be staying here again, nor will we recommend it to our friends.
- Also Known As:
- Sooke River Campground Canada - Vancouver Island