Spring Salmon Place Campground, Sooke Potholes, Vancouver Island

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  1. BedHead

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    https://www.tsoukenation.com/sooke-potholes-regional-park-spring-salmon-place-campground/
    Questions? Call T’Sou-ke Nation at 250.642.3957 or CRD Regional Parks 250.478.3344.

    This campground is managed by the CRD (Capital Regional District) and operated by T’Sou-ke Nation. It is in the Sooke Potholes Regional Park. The campground is open May to September.

    The big attraction here are the Sooke potholes. They are a series of unique but dangerous rock formations on the Sooke River, west of Victoria and north of the town of Sooke. On our last trip here a woman had just died by slipping on a mossy rock and falling into the canyon. As long as you are careful this won't happen to you though :smiley: The rock has been hollowed out by the river into a long series of round pools with beaches tucked away into corners, waterfalls, rocks to climb and to sun yourself on. Lots of people come to the park, which is on the road before you get to the campground, but if you manage to get one of the FCFS sites at the campground you will have access to the potholes there, and less people. Don't confuse this campground with Sooke River Campground, which is in the town of Sooke.

    We stayed for the maximum 14 days and spent almost all of our time at the campground because we wanted the peace and quiet. We spent our days floating in the potholes on our tubes, taking tons of pictures, suntanning, and just relaxing. It is our favorite campground in Canada and second favorite overall. They say no alcohol outside your campsite but no one checks what's in your contigo mug [8D]

    Spring Salmon Place Campground does not have any hook ups and when we were there no cell service. There are pit toilets and no showers or dumping stations. There is drinking water. The generator noise was minimal (we don't use one), the other campers were awesome, and the camp hosts extremely friendly and helpful. We had a choice of sites when we arrived Sunday afternoon, except for the riverfront sites which were full. The website describes it as a "high quality, self-contained wilderness camping experience" and this is accurate in our experience.
     
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    We went there as well. Don't think we would do 14 days...but it was nice. Use common sense and it will not be dangerous.
     
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    That looks terrific. We've never actually seen the Potholes though we've cycled on The Goose to what remains of Leechtown. Thanks for posting this...we may check it out next summer.
     

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