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The Best Camping in Sooke

Looking for the best camping in Sooke? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around Sooke. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the Outbound community.

Top camping spots in and near Sooke

  • Sooke, British Columbia

    Hike and Swim at Sooke Potholes

    4.2
    The Sooke Potholes seem to have something for everyone. Those seeking quick and easy beach access can enjoy short, well-groomed trails that lead straight to the pebble beaches from each of this spot’s multiple parking lots. There are also a number of paths leading to viewpoints overlooking the ri...
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  • Port Angeles, Washington

    Camp at Salt Creek

    4.0
    This county park is great for day use or overnight camping. Half the campsites are about 20 feet from the water, so you can hear waves crashing on the rocks as you sleep.A short walk from all the sites going east, you will end up at a large field with picnic tables and a playground for kids (visi...
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  • Port Angeles, Washington

    Camp at Fairholme Campground

    3.0
    The campground is right at the very north end of Lake Crescent. It has bathroom and potable water, and for just $20 a night I think it is well worth it. Each campsite is equipped with a table and firepit (bring firewood). Open between May and October; first come first serve.  As for activities, t...
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  • Port Angeles, Washington

    Olympic Hot Springs

    3.7
    21.52 mi / 3556 ft gain
    A local favorite, this moderate day hike winds its way uphill from the Appleton Pass trailhead through old growth stands of fir, hemlock and cedar for 2.2 miles to a cluster of hot springs interspersed among the trees. Note: This route is now closed due to a washed out road. The current route is ...
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  • Port Angeles, Washington

    Hike the Aurora Ridge Trail

    29.5 mi / 9137 ft gain
    The Aurora Ridge Trail is a 29.5 mile out and back hike that features a river, and is primarily used in the late spring, summer, and early fall. The trail features a river and lots of amazing views of surrounding valleys. The trail is relatively rugged with plant growth. Water supply along the tr...
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  • Port Angeles, Washington

    Backpack to Lake Angeles

    5.0
    7.12 mi / 2503 ft gain
    Lake Angeles is, rightfully, a popular day hike and overnight backpacking option, as its one of the larger, more accessible lakes in Olympic National Park. It can be done either as a moderate day hike with a refreshing swim and picnic lunch or a relaxing overnight with gorgeous views and reliable...
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  • Port Renfrew, British Columbia

    Camp and Surf at Sombrio Beach

    5.0
    1 mi
    Heading west from Victoria, take the TransCanada Highway to Hwy 14. Continue past Sooke towards Port Renfrew. Look for the sign that reads Sombrio Beach Trailhead (approximately 45 minutes past Sooke) and take the left. Note that this dirt road can be incredibly rugged (aka full of potholes) and ...
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  • Port Angeles, Washington

    Hike Through History Along the Elwha River

    26.23 mi / 6132 ft gain
    The Elwha River Trail cuts south into the heart of Olympic National Park along a densely forested valley, following the same route taken by some of the earliest explorers of the Olympic Peninsula at the end of the 19th century. Past Port Angeles, at a hard curve in US-101, take Olympic Hot Sprin...
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  • Port Angeles, Washington

    Hike the Little River Trail

    15.79 mi / 4626 ft gain
    Some old cabins and houses remain along the trail. The trail begins in DNR land and enters Olympic National Park after about 1.1 miles. The trail ascends next to a river, and winds through large rock faces. The trail features a waterfall, and is shared by hikers, horseback riders, and those wishi...
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  • Port Angeles, Washington

    High Divide and 7 Lakes Basin

    5.0
    19.93 mi / 5056 ft gain
    A day spent plying the trails of the High Divide in Olympic National Park changes an outdoorsman. This moderate to strenuous loop boasts the best views on the peninsula, a chance to see foraging black bears and abundant deer, stunning waterfalls and marvelous old growth forests. By the time you f...
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  • Port Angeles, Washington

    Olympic National Park Switchback Trail

    3.06 mi / 1473 ft gain
    Olympic National Park Switchback Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near Port Angeles, Washington.
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  • Port Angeles, Washington

    Deer Lake Trail

    6.62 mi / 1919 ft gain
    Deer Lake Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near Port Angeles, Washington.
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  • Port Angeles, Washington

    Hike to Sunrise Ridge

    5.43 mi / 1627 ft gain
    The trail crosses through fir trees and alpine meadows. Views to the north include the Strait of Juan de Fuca, Vancouver Island, and Mount Baker. Hikers will enjoy wildflowers, and a little dose of the freshest air you will ever breathe. The hike begins on the High Ridge Nature Trail, and connec...
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  • San Juan County, Washington

    Kayak Camp on Posey Island

    A tiny gem within the San Juan Islands, Posey Island is a perfect kayak camping spot for novices, experts, and everyone in between. While the Island only has 2 campsites, each can be reserved ahead of time if you are going May 15th - September 30th. Reservations open each year starting Jan 2nd @ ...
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  • Port Renfrew, British Columbia

    Hiking the Juan de Fuca Marine Trail

    5.0
    29.2 mi
    This is no walk on the beach. There are many ascents and descents that range from not so steep to hold on for your life as the mud cliff crumbles steep. You might think 200m of elevation gain isn't much, but it is a constant ascend and descend trail in the moderate-difficult sections.A high level...
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  • Friday Harbor, Washington

    Kayak Camp on Stuart Island

    5.0
    The northwestern-most point of the San Juan Islands, Stuart Island, is arguably the most gorgeous island to circumnavigate. Unfortunately, as Stuart Island is 16 miles away from the closest ferry port, there is no simple way to get there in one day. A couple of options to get there include:1) Onc...
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