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Sooke River Campground

2259 Phillips Road, Sooke, British Columbia V9Z 0Y3, Canada
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Summerland, Canada
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9 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

After a wonderful week at Rathtrevor Provincial Park, we loaded up our puppy in our 23 ft trailer and made our way to Sooke to camp at the Sooke River Campground and do some ocean-fishing nearby. What we liked 1. beautiful location on the river and out of town 2. availability with fairly short notice 3. treed campsites (although branches... More 

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Assen, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Sooke River Campground is one of my favorite spots on Vancouver Island Specially since the new staff took over 3 years ago. Rules are clear and logical. Wildlife is abundant. Fishing is great and when there is no fish in the river staff helps you to get on à fishing charter. Washroom are clean and functional. There is code to... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 via mobile

The location was good, beside the river, grassy sites, but the staff were up tight and not friendly. The bathrooms and showers were dirty. There were open condoms by the bathroom. Would not stay here again. Not a place for children.

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Vancouver
2 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Not great, and not even a REALLY nice location that can justify the restrictions of the site and unfriendliness of the staff. - All fires were to be put out by 10pm, they literally walk around with buckets of water to do this for you if you haven't already. Meaning - no lights, no heat, no fun. - Although in... More 

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burnaby
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

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... More 

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Nanaimo, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We found the staff to be very snotty and rude. The bathrooms were dirty and needed a code to enter. Not very clean either. Had geese and dog poop all over. Would NOT recommend this place to anyone. Would never stay there again!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Grassy treed sites adjacent to the river inlet. Good layout of the campground; free Sani-dump. Clean!! Friendly helpful staff. Playground, swimming, pet friendly. We have stayed here before & will definitely be back again. Thank you!

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Victoria, Canada
1 review
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

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... More 

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Vancouver
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

We stay here all the time and love it. This campground had a reputation for rowdies but ever since the new caretakers took over a couple of years ago they have done very well returning it to a respectable family site. Rules are no different than any other place. People that don't like rules tend to be the ones that... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

We had a lovely spot along the creek and enjoyed wildlife viewing right from our campsite. Toilets & showers were nothing fancy, but were fine. Noise from the road & highway was disturbing sleep at times. Hosts were helpful and mostly friendly, but could be very blunt bordering on rude at times (though I am sure it is easier for... More 

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