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“Great day trip, lovely scenery,”
Review of Sooke Potholes

Sooke Potholes
Ranked #2 of 30 things to do in Sooke
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Owner description: These rock formations have become a popular local swimming area.
Reviewed May 13, 2014

We were visiting friends in Sooke and decided to check out the Potholes which were very close by.
You would have to drive to them. There are a few different areas to park in and so you can walk as much or as little as you want. There are washroom facilities and some of the parking lots. There are many viewpoints that you can observe the gorge, falls, potholes. The area is quite beautiful and you can easily spend a few hours here. Bring a lunch as there are many nice spots to sit and relax. There are also spots you can walk down to the river and hang out there. Is a very nice spot to hike. The level of hiking is easy. You have to pay for parking, $2.50 for the day, bring change
Lots of good places to take some great pics.

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Reviewed April 15, 2014

Year round the Potholes are a treat. In winter, the Park has good trails and beautiful views of the Sooke River. In Summer, the Park is usually busy with swimmers and sun bathers. For the brave there are some areas where it is safe to jump into the water. Of course they are not potholes but areas where the river had carved its route through the rocks.

There is a campground there which is very popular. Alas, it was just announced that the camp will not be open for this season returning into operation 2015.

It is otherwise free and the family will love it.

Thank tbulmer
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Reviewed April 15, 2014

Soke Pot Holes Park has been a favortite for 30 years and the best part is , it has only gotten better. Clean washrooms, easy parking, well kept trails and diverse beach fronts. River frontage range from raging chanels to quiet gravel beaches that sttretch for miles along the water eay. Adjacent the to equally spectacular Galloping Goose Trail it is easily accesable by foot, bike or car. A beautiful river valley left much as it would have been 100's of years ago.

Thank gary642
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Reviewed December 9, 2013

Checked this out while visiting from Oregon. It's probably much neater in the summer as you can swim in the potholes but we still had a nice time. Did a few hikes to various beaches with our 9 year old daughter and our dog. There were also some salmon spawning although we saw a ton at Goldstream. We also saw a beaver while we were there.

Thank Melanie S
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Reviewed October 20, 2013

Fall colours is one reason to visit in October. The salmon run is another, and can be seen easily from the first car park if you don't want to hike. We were almost the only ones there on a weekday. Great fun to watch and a beautiful place to spend a few hours. Toilet facilities on site.

Thank KiwiandCanuck
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