A beautiful location situated 20 minutes from the Swartz Bay Ferry terminal and downtown Victoria. Access to great hiking just out your door at Elk Lake Regional Park(a 5 min walk to the beach for a swim, paddle, or fish at the nearby fishing dock) and Bear Hill Regional Park(20 min hike through fir and arbutus trees with beautiful views of the peninsula from the top). 10 mi
A beautiful location situated 20 minutes from the Swartz Bay Ferry terminal and downtown Victoria. Access to great hiking just out your door at Elk Lake Regional Park(a 5 min walk to the beach for a swim, paddle, or fish at the nearby fishing dock) and Bear Hill Regional Park(20 min hike through fir and arbutus trees with beautiful views of the peninsula from the top). 10 minutes to Butchart gardens, with Butterfly Garden on the way.
There are many wonderful farms and stands, wineries, coffee shops, and restaurants close by. Your site is a semi-private flat gravel area surrounded by fir trees. Easy access and plenty of turn around room. Propane fires only please! We have one available to add on if you'd like! No garbage facilities available, please pack yours out. Electric hook up can be made available as an add on. Water for drinking only, we are on a well so can't fill large RV tanks.
Unfortunately we are not able to accommodate tenters as there are no bathroom facilities on site.
- Check in: After 2PM
- Check out: Before 11AM
- Cancellation policy: Super Flexible
- On arrival: Go straight to camp
- Minimum nights: 1 night
- Accepts bookings: 3 months out
- Response time: Within 6 hours
- Response rate: 100%
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Take advantage of these offers available to add to your trip to Surrounded by Nature!
Propane Fire Pit/propane tank
We can provide a propane fire pit an propane tank.
Offered on the Host's property or nearby.
We are right around the corner from Elk Lake boat launch.
Natural features you'll find at Surrounded by Nature! in British Columbia.
There is a nice beach a 5 minute walk down a quiet road at Elk Lake.
Stay left once you have entered our driveway and you can pull directly into your site on the left before the garden!
Places to see near Surrounded by Nature!
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Jody and Matt were awesome hosts. Very helpful and friendly, with lots of tips for local trails and paddles. The spot is super convenient (between the ferry and Victoria). It’s just a bit pricey compared to other Hipcamp stays we’ve had. But we figure that’s to be expected so close to an urban area.
What a fantastic place to stay!!!! There was a nice area to setup our propane fire pit. Great access to Elk/Beaver Lake. We had a 20ft trailer and it fit nicely. Jody was away but her father in law was there to lend a hand with leveling and power.
Close to victoria, nature experienc
Great place ! 20 min to DT Victoria ! There is beach access within 2min of bike/car and access to public toilets at the lake if needed while camping. We recommend!
Our best stay on the island!
Jodi went above and beyond to make us feel at home. Tucked away in the forest, our beautiful campsite was carefully arranged, with flowers, a table & chairs plus a fire pit and skewers to cook with. We plugged into power, filled up on water and soaked up the peaceful atmosphere, as well as enjoyed the stunning hikes around the lake. We loved it so much that we extended our stay and didn’t leave until we really, really had to :) Even though it is a family property, we never felt like we were sharing with anyone. Come at your own risk, because you might not want to leave!