Gordon Bay Provincial Park

 

Gordon Bay Provincial Park is located in one of Canada’s hottest spots, the Lake Cowichan area on Vancouver Island. Due to consistently sunny weather this region boasts during the summer, this park is a popular destination for family camping. A multitude of water-based activities can be enjoyed in the clear waters of Lake Cowichan, including swimming from a sandy beach, waterskiing, windsurfing, and scuba diving. During fall, winter, and spring months, the park is popular with anglers as the lake provides excellent opportunities for catching rainbow, cutthroat, and Dolly Varden trout.

Facilities

Vehicle Accessible Camping - Group Camping - - Picnic Areas Campfires Flush Toilets Pit Toilets Showers Drinking Water - - Playground Boat Launch Wheel Chair Accessibility Beach Managed Site / Facility Operator

Activities

Fishing Hiking Swimming Scuba Diving - Canoeing / Kayaking Waterskiing Wind Surfing Bicycling - - - - - - - - - - -

Rating

Campsite privacy
Fun for kids
Lots of shade
Peacefulness/Quietness
Activities

Number of campsites: 126, reservable: 95, nearest town: Lake Cowichan (11 km), Duncan (37 km)

Additional Information

Location

Gordon Bay Provincial Park can be reached by driving 26 km west on Highway 18 which starts just north of Duncan on southern Vancouver Island, to the town of Lake Cowichan. Once at Lake Cowichan, travel another 14 km on South Shore Road, and turn right on Walton Road, which will take you to the entrance of the park.

Contact Information

R.L.C. Enterprize Ltd.
E-mail address: office@rlcenterprize.com
Phone: (250) 474-1336
Please go to www.discovercamping.ca to reserve a campsite

Camping Information

Fees

Vehicle Accessible Camping Fee: $24.00 per party / night.

BC Senior Rate (Labour Day to June 14 only): $12.00 per senior couple / night.

Winter Vehicle Accessible Camping Fee: $10.00 per party / night.

Operation Dates

This park is open for camping year-round, but there are no services such as water and firewood during the winter season.

Operation dates with full services and fees: March 15 - October 31. Campground reservable dates: May 15 - September 8.

Facilities

Vehicle Accessible Camping

Vehicle Accessible Camping

The vehicle-accessible campsites are semi-private, set in the stand of second-growth Douglas firs.

Group Camping

Group Camping

There is one group campsite at this park. Group Camping Fee: $24.00 per party / night. Youth Group Camping Fee: $50.00 per group / night. Please call 1-250-474-1336 to reserve the group campsite.

Picnic Areas

Picnic Areas

This park has a large day-use area with picnic tables, parking lot, adventure playground, amphitheatre and flush toilets. Day-use Area Vehicle Parking Fee: $1.00 per vehicle / hour to a maximum of $3.00 per vehicle per day. Group Picnicking Fee: $50.00 per group.

Campfires

Campfires

Campfire rings are provided at each campsite. Firewood can be purchased from the Park Facility Operator. Fire bans may be implemented during extremely hot weather conditions. Be prepared to bring a portable stove for cooking.

Showers

Showers

There are two separate hot shower facilities in this park, located within the campground.

Drinking Water

Drinking Water

Cold water taps are located throughout the park. Taps are shut off during the off-season. Water should be boiled, filtered or treated prior to consumption.

Playground

Playground

An adventure playground is located at the day-use area of this park.

Boat Launch

Boat Launch

A boat launch is located northeast of the day-use parking lot.

Wheel Chair Accessibility

Wheel Chair Accessibility

A number of facilities at this park are wheelchair accessible, including picnic tables, the main campsites and group campsite, and the shower and flush toilet buildings.

Activities

Fishing

Fishing

Cowichan Lake is known for its spectacular fresh-water fishing in the spring, fall and winter, when anglers can be challenged by Rainbow, Cutthroat and Dolly Varden trout.

Hiking

Hiking

Gordon Bay has a number of short trails that lead to the lake.

Swimming

Swimming

Cowichan Lake provides excellent opportunities for swimming. The water is warm in the summer and the sandy beach has a designated swimming area, identified by a log boom. Access to the swimming beach is via the day-use area.

Canoeing / Kayaking

Canoeing / Kayaking

Canoeing and kayaking can be enjoyed on Cowichan Lake. A boat launch is located northeast of the day-use parking lot.

Waterskiing

Waterskiing

Waterskiing is a popular activity on Cowichan Lake. A boat launch is located near the parking lot. Waterskiers must remain outside of the designated swimming area.

Wind Surfing

Wind Surfing

Windsurfing is a popular activity on Cowichan Lake. A boat launch is located near the parking lot. Windsurfers must remain outside of the designated swimming area.

User Reviews

There are no reviews for this park yet. Be the first one to share your experience!

User Images

This are no images for this park yet. Be the first one to share your experience!

 

Local Attractions

Local Attractions

Local Trails

Local Trails

Local Accommodations

Add new:

Accommodations Nearby