Nanaimo Lakes Campsite

News

  • Gate Hours

  • Easter - Canada Day
  • Sun-Thur: 8am - 5pm
  • Fri-Sat: 8am - 8pm

  • Canada Day - Labour Day
  • Mon-Sun 8am - 8pm

  • Labour Day - Thanksgiving
  • Sun-Thur: 8am - 5pm
  • Fri-Sat: 8am - 8pm


Camping

Nanaimo Lakes
35 km southwest of Nanaimo, BC, the Nanaimo Lakes Campsite is located on the shores of First Lake.
Thank you for your interest in our campsites. We look forward to seeing you this summer!

Old Mill- Easter to Thanksgiving (March 29,2018 - Oct 8, 2018)

Windy Point- May Long to Labour Day (May 18, 2018 - Sep 3, 2018)

River Side - May Long to Labour Day (May 18, 2018 - Sep 3, 2018)

Deadwood - May Long to Labour Day (May 18, 2018 - Sep 3, 2018)





Lake Cowichan - www.lakecowichancamping.com
Is approximately 40 km west of Duncan, BC, the Lake Cowichan Campsites are located on the shores of Lake Cowichan.
We have 4 campsites for you to choose from:

Heather - Easter to Thanksgiving (March 29,2018 - Oct 8, 2018)

Caycuse - May Long to Labour Day (May 18, 2018 - Sep 3, 2018)

Little Shaw - May Long to Labour Day (May 18, 2018 - Sep 3, 2018))

Kissinger (Kissinger Lake) - May Long to Labour Day (May 18, 2018 - Sep 3, 2018)





Group Reservations

reservations@nlcampsite.com

Nanaimo Lakes: 250-714-9525

Lake Cowichan: 250-732-5699




Shoulder Season March 19th - May 17th and Sep 4th - Oct 8th 2018

Pricing Spring Single Site

$15 per night - 1 sleeping unit

Single Site

reservation fee of $5/night for the first 3 nights


Pricing Spring Double Site

$30 per night

Double Site

reservation fee of $5/night for the first 3 nights


Pricing Additional Unit

$15 per night

Additional units are a tent, motorhome, trailer, 5th wheel, or car.

Add 1 additional unit during checkout, or cash on site.





Summer Season May 18th - Sep 3th 2018

Pricing Summer Single Site

$20 per night - 1 sleeping unit

Single Site

reservation fee of $5/night for the first 3 nights


Pricing Summer Double Site

$40 per night

Double Site

reservation fee of $5/night for the first 3 nights


Pricing Summer Additional Unit

$20 per night

Additional units are a tent, motorhome, trailer, 5th wheel, or car.

Add 1 additional unit during checkout, or pay cash on site.



Activities

Fishing

Off shore Fishing at any of our public beaches.

Boat motors are limited to 10 HP or less.

Hiking

Trail between Windy Point and Old Mill.

You are in the wilderness, no smoking on trails, keep your dogs leashed at all times.

Swimming

We have a beautiful public beach at Old Mill.

Most of the Lake side campsites have their own beaches.


Kayaking / Paddle Boarding / Canoeing

The lake is great for all types of paddeling.


Events

Host your next special event at First Lake.

Call us for weddings, family reunions, fishing derbies, memorials or any special event.


Contact us to have your event featured on the website.


reservations@nlcampsite.com

Nanaimo Lakes Phone: 250-714-9525

Lake Cowichan Phone: 250-732-5699


Services

We do not provide garbage bins during the shoulder season, everything you bring in you to take out. Thank you!

Campsite Rules

Things we have!

  • Camphost on site 24/7
  • Pit Latrines - also known as outhouses
  • Fire Pits
  • Picnic Tables
  • Firewood @ $6 / bin
  • Boat ramps at Windy Point, Old Mill and Deadwood
  • Group shelters at Windy Point and Deadwood
  • Public beaches at Old Mill and Windy Point
  • Speed Limit in Campsites is 20km/h, kids playing
  • Water taken from the lake must be boiled

Things we don't have!

  • Running water
  • Showers
  • Cell Serivce
  • Internet
  • ATMs
  • Power
  • Ice
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Things we don't allow!

  • Hunting
  • Firearms
  • Boat Motors over 10HP
  • Quads
  • Dirt Bikes
  • Any other form of ATV
  • Campfires in non-designated areas
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FAQ

  • Easter - Canada Day
  • Sun-Thur: 8am - 5pm
  • Fri-Sat: 8am - 8pm

  • Canada Day - Labour Day
  • Mon-Sun 8am - 8pm

  • Labour Day - Thanksgiving
  • Sun-Thur: 8am - 5pm
  • Fri-Sat: 8am - 8pm

You don't have to reserve a site, but we highly recommend it. Sites that are not reserved online are first come first serve.

Yes you can change your existing reservation. If you created an account during your reservation follow the steps below or call us 250-714-9525.

Cancellations are subject to a $5 fee.

Step 1: Log In

Step 2: Click on your name in the top right corner of your screen and select profile.

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Step 3: Click on the reservation you would like to change.

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Step 4: Click the "Edit this booking" link.

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Step 5: Click the "Edit Item" button. Select your campground and site and change dates if neccessary.

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Contact us at reservations@nlcampsite.com or by phone: 250-714-9525
Check out our Services, News, and the FAQ.

Nanaimo Lakes area is private land and a working forest. Please stay in designated areas. Accessing areas behind gates is prohibited and hazardous.

All sites that are not reserved are first come first serve.
The Book Now page shows all current reservations, all other sites are first come first serve.
Reservations have to be made 7 days in advance.
You can have campfires in our designated firepits. Please check News and with your hosts for fireban updates.

  • You can purchase Firewood @ $6 / bin from your host.
  • Cutting your own firewood is not allowed. There are designated firewood cutting areas that are clearly marked and require a permit. Camphosts do not sell firewood permits.

  • You can purchase Firewood @ $6 / bin from your host.
  • Yes, we are a pet friendly campsite. Your pets MUST BE LEASHED at all times, in your campsite, on the beach and on all roads.
    Please clean up after your pets.
    We charge $2/vehicle on weekends for the day, please bring cash. Overnight visitors will be charged $20/night.
    We charge $2/vehicle on weekends for the day, please bring cash.
    The gates are not open past First Lake. If you do find gates open please do not go past them because they can be locked at anytime. Nanaimo Lakes area is private land and a working forest. Please stay in designated areas. Accessing areas behind gates is prohibited and hazardous.