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Surrounded by Nature!

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· Victoria, British Columbia
2 acres
1 site
1 RV
We live on 2 private acres completely surrounded by Elk Lake Regional Park. There are 3 generations of family living here as well as 2 dogs, a one-eyed cat, and 19 chickens! Our campsite is in a beautiful location situated 20 minutes from the Swartz Bay Ferry terminal and downtown Victoria.  PLEASE NOTE: we are an RV-only campsite! NO tent campers as there are no bathroom facilities on site. 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.  Ideal spot for campers looking to stay 1-2 nights. Great as a stopover to Tofino. Perfect for couples or groups of two, with a maximum of 4 campers. 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 turnaround room.
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Victoria, British Columbia, CanadaTo respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
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Hosted by Jody L.Joined in October 2020
Response rate: 100%Response time: Within 5 hours
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30 ratings · 25 reviews
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Sharon C.recommends
November 4, 2022
Surrounded by Nature!
Perfect location!
Our first hip camp experience was made beautiful by Jody who was so very helpful during our set-up and gave us some great hiking recommendations. She has a great spot! It was very convenient to Victoria/aSydney and Buchart Gardens. We loved it and will go back for sure!
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Pearl K.recommends
October 19, 2022
Surrounded by Nature!
Great spot!
We spent a few nights here and we’re very happy that we did. A very lovely secluded spot next door to elk lake provincial park and a stone’s throw from bear’s hill park both of which have great trails. 25 min to downtown Victoria and about 20 min to the ferry. Jody was a considerate host. Asked after us but left us our privacy.
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Harry H.recommends
October 8, 2022
Surrounded by Nature!
Lovely spot on hosts property. Walk to the lake, near Victoria and butchart gardens
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Steven F.
September 12, 2022
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Convenient, small & near loud road
Location between Victoria and Surrey ferry is great. Host was not present on our arrival. Despite the listing this site will only accommodate smaller RVs (under 30’). The spot is next to the driveway and is far from level (required 5” of blocks). Though the seating area provided was nice the site is only about 50’ from the road which was loud until 10pm. It is very close to Elk Lake which was nice.
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D R.recommends
August 28, 2022
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Vanlife with kids!
Lovely hosts and quick access to the nearby lake.
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Barney S.recommends
August 22, 2022
Surrounded by Nature!
Quiet site, clean and superbly located for day trips into the surrounding countryside and Victoria.
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Marnie D.recommends
August 21, 2022
Surrounded by Nature!
Nice little spot near Elk Lake
Wonderful spot near Elk Lake and warm, welcoming hosts. Loved the extras such as the solar lights, chairs and power. Will be back again! Thanks
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Dan G.recommends
August 14, 2022
Surrounded by Nature!
Beautiful property right down the road from Elk Lake. Great place for a picnic or walk. Easy drive to town.
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Lisa L.recommends
August 5, 2022
Surrounded by Nature!
Wonderful area, lots of trees and shade. Great hosts! Would return.
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Maggie M.recommends
July 23, 2022
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Camping in the trees
Our short stay at Surrounded by Nature was lovely. We wanted to be close to the ferry and we were about 20 minutes away. The site was comfy and clean and was a good place to land after traveling the island for a week.
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Carly G.recommends
July 14, 2022
Surrounded by Nature!
Great location to the local lake and parks!
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Christopher J.recommends
July 10, 2022
Surrounded by Nature!
Walking trails around the lake or up to a mountain. Lookout with quiet, friendly and spacious setting
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Melissa L.recommends
July 2, 2022
Surrounded by Nature!
Above and Beyond Hosts!
Jody and her family were so welcoming, friendly, helpful, and full of information. They have created a very cute little spot that once you park your camper, will feel very private. They were easily accessible and quick to respond to any questions. There is a nearby lake and trails that were great for walking our dog. I would definitely recommend their spot and come back!
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Kassandra B.recommends
June 5, 2022
Surrounded by Nature!
Quick stopover!
It’s a great little spot! Pretty close to the road so when changing, try to do it when cars aren’t passing! I fear I mooned some people by accident.
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Nick G.recommends
May 13, 2022
Surrounded by Nature!
This is a clean and well prepared site for vans and smaller rv’s/trailers. Sweet location with great access to Elk Lake and the surrounding trail system. Easy drive to Victoria. Hosts are knowledgeable and very accommodating. Great choice if you’re traveling in the area!
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Belinda A.recommends
November 5, 2021
Surrounded by Nature!
Wonderful
Jody is a wonderful host and The space for our 16’ trailer was perfekt. Hiking to lake Beach was gorgeous in November.
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Jade M.recommends
October 7, 2021
Surrounded by Nature!
Cute spot and great location!
Lovely little site with a beautiful set up! The perfect distance between Victoria and the ferry! So glad we found this place (:
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Leanne V.recommends
October 6, 2021
Surrounded by Nature!
It was a great place to stay ! Nice and quiet ! It came with a little sitting area with two chairs and a table provided. I would highly recommend it !
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Christina D.recommends
September 17, 2021
Surrounded by Nature!
Super nice hosts. Thanks so much!
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Laura B.recommends
September 10, 2021
Surrounded by Nature!
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.
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Clayton C.recommends
August 31, 2021
Surrounded by Nature!
Great stay!!!
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.
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Tom B.recommends
August 2, 2021
Surrounded by Nature!
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!
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Stephen C.recommends
July 20, 2021
Surrounded by Nature!
Beautiful and convenient.
Surrounded by nature is right. The space was clean and comfortable and convenient to many amenities. We even bought fresh farm eggs.
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Victor W.recommends
June 11, 2021
Surrounded by Nature!
Very friendly hosts, song-full birds everywhere, minimal insects, mature forest setting and a large public park just meters away — a sanctuary.
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Charlie H.recommends
April 6, 2021
Surrounded by Nature!
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!
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