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Campgrounds

Camping and RV Sites:

Camping in Cowichan Lake is a fun and relaxing way to spend time in this region. The campgrounds in Cowichan Lake District and area are visited by more than 100,000 visitors per year. For more specific information on the campgrounds, call the associated numbers listed below  for their up to date information and prices.  Please respect and follow the  COVID-19 Protocols set in place.

The Provincial Campgrounds – Gordon Bay  For a great family camping vacation, head to Gordon Bay Provincial Park, located on the shores of Lake Cowichan, north of Duncan on Vancouver Island. In the summer the lake is warm and the sandy beach makes for great family swimming. History buffs find plenty to interest them in the park and the surrounding area, which is home to a second-growth Douglas-fir forest. Set in one of Vancouver Island’s sunniest valleys, this area boasts the highest average annual temperature in Canada. Group campsites have been repurposed at this park – Due to ongoing operational changes as part of our COVID-19 response, group campsites have been repurposed at this park for new family camping opportunities. Please check the COVID-19 page for the most up-to-date information.

Cowichan River Stoltz Pool  If it’s outdoor recreation you’re after, Cowichan River Provincial Park on southern Vancouver Island is the place to go. Whether you want to go swimming, canoeing, white-water kayaking, camping, fishing or hiking, or just want to take it easy in the sun, you’re bound to find something to do in this “recreation corridor”.

Forestry Campsites :Information: The Mosaic Forest  Sites Campsites are located on Mosaic Forest Management land and are managed by Silvifor Resource Consultants Ltd. They are open from May long weekend until Thanksgiving weekend in October, then water is turned off, tables taken away. They are left open except during extreme weather conditions. Gates are left open so long as there are no problems with vandalism. For more information or to make reservations go to Mosaic Campsites for more information on reservations please email campsites@silvifor.com

Other Cowichan Lake Forestry Sites and Circle Route Campsites (on the road to Port Renfrew from Cowichan Lake)
Information: These BC Recreation Sites are managed and maintained by Silvifor Resource Consultants Ltd. through a Partnership Agreement with RSTBC. Resource Consultants LTD

Pine Point, Maple Grove, Lizard Lake and Fairy Lake Campsites are set to open May 19th, 2022.  A new reservation website has been launched with reservation booking available at VICamping  – There will be Reserved sites and First Come First Serve sites available at all 4 locations.

There have been some big changes in layout and sites.   So, it may look a little different this year but so many great changes to ensure our campers have a great experience with the improvements. Pine point and Maple Grove now offers beach areas for all campers to enjoy during their stay.

Pine Point, Maple Grove, Lizard Lake and Fairy Lake Recreation Sites are managed and maintained by Silvifor Resource Consultants Ltd through a Partnership Agreement with RSTBC.

RSTBC is responsible for the management of all Recreation Sites and Trails under the Ministry of Forests Lands, Natural Resources and Rural Development.

NIXON CREEK  – We are a family campsite located on Cowichan Lake.  This campground has 63 sites, both forested and waterfront Nixon Creek opens May 18th for the 2022 Camping Season! Contact us at Nixon Creek (nixoncreekcampground.ca) We are happy to now offer First Come First Camp sites as well as Reservation sites. Reservation | Nixon Creek (nixoncreekcampground.ca)

*Please Note* –  the Maple Grove, Heather, Caycuse, Little Shaw, Kissinger and Nixon Creek campgrounds are located on industrial gravel logging roads so please be sure your vehicle is appropriate for the terrain.

Note: Information on this page is current as of Wednesday May 25th, 2022 when we were informed of any changes . Please connect with the campsite to ensure it is indeed open and not full before you head out. Not all campsites are open all year and access to their facilities may be restricted when they are not open for camping. Boat Launches: There are launches at most of the campsites (except Lakeview) and  in Town of Lake Cowichan at the Weir on North Shore Road, Cowichan Lake Marina on Point Ideal Road, and on Fish Road off Bear Lake Road in Mesachie Lake. Also, we have a listing of local parks and a map section to help you find your way.

Rules and Regulations at Campgrounds due to Covid-19 

https://bcparks.ca/covid-19/docs/Camping-During-COVID-19-Brochure.pdf?v=1612161492203

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Gordon Bay Prov. Campground

This park proudly operated by:
K2 Cowichan Park Services Ltd.
1 877 559-2115
k2parks.ca

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On the lake At Honeymoon Bay

Gordon Bay BC Campground Info

k2cowichan@shaw.ca

250-749-3415
1-877-559-2115

Cowichan River Prov. Campground

This park proudly operated by:
K2 Cowichan Park Services Ltd.
1 877 559-2115
k2parks.ca

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On the Cowichan River

Cowichan River Stoltz Pool BC Campground Info

k2cowichan@shaw.ca

1-877-559-2115

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Lakeview Municipal Campground

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On the Lake 3 km west of LC

LC Lakeview Park Page

250-749-3350
250-749-6681

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Nixon Creek (nixoncreekcampground.ca) – We are a family campsite located on Cowichan Lake.  This campground has 63 sites, both forested and waterfront

Nixon Creek opens May 18th for the 2022 Camping Season!

We are happy to now offer First Come First Camp sites as well as Reservation sites. 

Reservation | Nixon Creek (nixoncreekcampground.ca)

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South side of Cowichan Lake Nixon Creek (nixoncreekcampground.ca)

Kevin & Tracy at Nixon Creek Campground

250-709-5761

Mosaic Forest Campsites: Campsites are located on Mosaic Forest Management land and are managed by Silvifor Resource Consultants Ltd.

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Heather Campsite

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West end of Cowichan Lake

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Caycuse Campsite

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South side of Cowichan Lake

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Kissinger Lake Campsite

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on the Road to Nitinat

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Little Shaw Campsite

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Northwest side of the Cowichan Lake

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These BC Recreation Sites are managed and maintained by Silvifor Resource Consultants Ltd. through a Partnership Agreement with RSTBC. Resource Consultants LTD

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Maple Grove,  reservations available at  VICamping   There are Reserved sites and FCFS sites available at all 4 locations.

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North side of Cowichan Lake

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Pine Point Campground is open from May Long to Weekend to Oct Thanksgiving weekend. Reservations available at VICamping

There are Reserved sites and FCFS sites available

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North side of Cowichan Lake

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Lizard Lake is open from May Long to Weekend to Oct Thanksgiving weekend. All first come First served, cash only and no reserving sites ahead of arrival.

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Heading west 39 Kms from Mesachie Lake

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Fairy Lake will be open from May Long to Weekend to Oct Thanksgiving weekend. All sites are first come First served, cash only and no reserving sites ahead of arrival.

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Heading west 49 kms from Mesachie Lake

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