The Gold River Park is located just 5 km from town on the banks of the Gold River, Vancouver Island. Just head towards the Gold River Estuary and follow the signs. This is a great place to stay and fish the river, you can fish right from the edge of the campground.
The campground is quite rustic but well maintained. The available services include picnic tables and fire pits at each site and pit toilets that are located within the campground. This is a very pretty spot with large trees and the gold river rushing by. You can see bears, cougars, deer, and all sorts of little creatures here and if bird watching is your thing, then this is the place to be. So come on over for a visit and bring your camera.
There are many places close by to explore, you are not very far from Tsuxwin Falls, and they are a sight to see, there is an upper falls that almost touches the road and lower falls that tumble down to the Gold River. Or you can go down to the estuary to photograph the local birds and sea life, Or you can head out on the Tahsis road and visit the Upana caves, these caves are perfect for amateur spelunkers.
There are 20 campsites and an overflow camping area that includes a large covered shelter that could come in handy during the wet weather. This is the west (wet) coast of Vancouver Island, it is located in a rain forest. It can rain here, sometimes pretty hard.
There is a convenient boat ramp located at the entrance to the campground. The fee for camping is $12.00 per vehicle per night, The grounds are open year-round. There are group rates available.