I have never shared on here before about any of my experiences as they have all been good experiences up until now! We stayed for 2 nights this weekend and let me tell you this was the WORST campsite I have ever stayed at. The location itself was beautiful, but be warned upon arrival you will be handed a booklet of rules and regulations that you must abide by. It was run more like a corrections facility, minus barbed wire fences. The bathrooms were on lockdown and you needed a password to get in (FYI its 1155) really like who the heck is gonna steal the TP ridonkulous!!! There was a provincial camp fire ban, which was not a problem. However you were allowed to have a fire between 5-9pm but it was a cooking fire and as long as we placed a stick by it we were fine. The first night a police officer came by patrolling the site and told us we needed to have it put out because of the ban, but once we showed him our rule book he went to speak to the campsite corrections officer and never came back. The second night we had friends and family visit us as we were all in Sooke for my aunts wake. They charged each person $2 to come in, as part of the rule book quiet time is 10pm. We had another fire and when we went to buy wood we were advised that either we put it out by 9 or they will come by with a bucket of water and charge us $10. We were abiding by the rules and our 1st car load of guest left at 930 while waiting for the car to return to get 2nd load of guests the corrections officer followed by a police officer come towards us and advises us that we have to shut it down as they were getting complaints, WTH are you serious. We were quite contained not rowdy, just talking and reminiscing and sharing memories of the times we all shared. I asked the officer why she didn't approach earlier to keep the noise level down to which she advised us that she did that once and nearly got choked out. Well perhaps this isn't the right gig for her or maybe she should check her attitude. We told her we were abiding by the rules and quiet time is 10pm it was 945pm and the second car was on its way. She then abruptly tells us this is private property and I can shut it down. WOW!!! Needless to say they all walked up to main exit and waited for their ride. We will definetly NOT be returning to this site, the operators are rude and unwelcoming.
- Also Known As:
- Sooke River Campground Canada - Vancouver Island