Gosling Lake Recreation Site Free Camping For The Whole Family

Gosling Lake Recreation Site is located on the south end of Gosling Lake.  The gps coordinates for the lake are: 50°03’28.1″N 125°30’10.4″W. This free recreation site consists of 5 campsites and a couple of clear areas that could hold a camper. There are fire rings, picnic tables, pit toilet and a gravel boat launch with  […]

Gray Lake Recreation Site Outdoor Camping Extraordinaire

Gray Lake Recreation Site, where solitude and adventure await you.  Nestled between Brewster Lake and Fry Lake lies Gray Lake. A beautiful lake with a main campground on the south end and a more secluded campground on the northeast side. Both campgrounds are beautiful and among the trees.  Situated on the south end of the […]

Amor Lake Recreation Site One of Vancouver Islands Best

Amor Lake Recreation Site is quite possibly one of the best kept secrets on Vancouver Island.  Albeit very small the free campground offers a wilderness experience that is extraordinary.  Amor Lake Recreation Site is located on the southwestern portion of Amor Lake. Next to the campgrounds is Amor Creek which exits the lake and runs […]

Mohun Lake Recreation Site Free Camping at its Finest

Located a few kilometers east of Brewster Lake, lies the free Mohun Lake Recreation Site.  A small site that consists of only 2 campsites. Therefore it is very hard to get a campsite during the peak of summer.  Because of this I had to wait until September after Labour Day to find an empty site. […]

Paterson Lake Campground Remote Camping on Vancouver Island

Paterson Lake Campground on Vancouver Island is somewhat more remote than other lakes in the same area.  The reason is due in large part by the lack of clear cuts visible and by geography of the lake. I saw two clear cuts from the water and only one hadn’t starting growing back yet. A bit […]

Merrill Lake Campground Picturesque Vancouver Island Camping

Merrill Lake Campground on Vancouver Island just northwest of Campbell River is a very pretty campsite.  GPS coordinates are: 125°33,30″W, 50°3,40″N. Nestled among older second growth and a few old growth timber, Merrill Lake Campground is very serene. There are only two campsites with one not so good (except for a tent). The preferred campsite […]

Brewster Lake Campgrounds Family Wilderness Camping

Brewster Lake campgrounds consist of 4 separate campgrounds with their own campsites. Situated at the south end of Brewster Lake, they range in size from 3 campsites to 19 campsites. All of them are within 2 kms of each other and have a natural boat launch for smaller boats. Brewster Lake campgrounds are pay sites […]

Ticks Carrying Lyme Disease When Camping On Vancouver Island

Ticks carrying Lyme Disease is a real possibility when camping on Vancouver Island. Year after year, your chances increase two fold with every migratory birds arrival. Song birds, deer, elk and small rodents carry the Borrelia burgdorferi bacteria responsible for Lyme disease in their bodies.  When ticks feed on these animals they in turn become carriers […]

Preparing Your Camping Gear For The Upcoming Season

Preparing your camping gear for the upcoming season along with making reservations, should begin now.  Arriving at your campsite you shouldn’t see a tear in your tent or that your camp stove isn’t working. You don’t want to find out after arriving that there is a leak in your motor home, camper or travel trailer.  Everyone […]

Kathleen Lake Campground A Vancouver Island Campers Delight

Kathleen Lake will surprise you with its beauty and serenity.  This lake caught me off guard for sure when I first arrived. It looked a little run down from a lack of maintenance that I had noticed when first driving in. As I was the only one there I set up my camper and decided […]