Living Forest Oceanside Campground

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6 Maki Rd
Nanaimo, BC, Canada

GPS: 49.1307, -123.9118

Last Price Paid: $30
Number of Sites: 302
Tent Camping: Yes

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28 Airstream
7 reviews
Nightly rate: $30
Days stayed: 40
Site Number: 179
“One of the nicest private campgrounds we've stayed in.”

Reviewed Nov 06, 2017

Overall Rating

We stayed at Living Forest for one week in October, 2013. We had such a good experience that when we needed a place for an extended stay on Vancouver Island in October-November 2015 the choice was easy.

Living Forest is located on the edge of Nanaimo but with 53 acres of well forested land you wouldn't know the city was there. Most sites are well forested with the exception of the sites overlooking the Nanaimo River estuary (note what are called Oceanside or Oceanview are really the estuary). It's a large park with over 300 sites but with 53 acres in the park, the sites are well spaced. The sites are generally level with a combination of back-in and pull through (there are even some "nose in" sites for class A's so they can enjoy the view of the estuary). Most sites are full hook-up including basic cable a minority of sites are electricity only or unserviced (for tenters).

Staff have been incredibly friendly and helpful - this may be in part due to the fall season when the park is only partly full and most residents are staying for the winter so there is a real camaraderie between people. Twice the park management organized events, an outdoor movie/BBQ night (OK it got rained out) and a pot luck dinner in the lounge. The lounge has laundry facilities, a kids playroom and an adult area. This lounge has free Wi-Fi; otherwise you must pay for Wi-Fi in the park from Tengo. Clean restrooms are scattered throughout the park and the main ones were kept warm (we were there in the fall); the showers are coin operated.

There are several thoughtful touches in the park, one of which is a free air compressor to adjust tires pressure on your vehicle or RV (the first time I've seen that). Any maintenance issues were dealt with promptly. There is a nice grocery store at the intersection of the road to the park plus an excellent coffee shop (Serious Coffee). Propane delivered to your site is also available.

The rate quoted above is the daily winter rate; the monthly rate we paid was $395 plus electricity. The high season daily rate for our Forest Back-in would be $45 per day.

We had good Bell Mobility cell service.

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  • 50 Amp
  • 30 Amp
  • 20 Amp
  • water
  • sewer
  • Full Hookups
  • wifi: yes
  • playground
Site Amenities:
  • picnic table
  • pull thru
  • dump station
  • laundry
  • restrooms: onsite
  • pets


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