JUAN DE FUCA PROVINCIAL PARK – CHINA BEACH

  • China Beach Sign

JUAN DE FUCA PROVINCIAL PARK – CHINA BEACH

About This Park

Juan de Fuca Provincial Park Juan de Fuca Provincial Park on the west coast of southern Vancouver Island offers scenic beauty, spectacular hiking, marine and wildlife viewing and roaring surf in its course along the Pacific coastline of the Strait of Juan de Fuca.

There are four main areas to the park: the China Beach Campground, the Juan de Fuca Marine Trail, the China Beach day-use area and Botanical Beach.

A major feature of this park, the Juan de Fuca Marine Trail, follows 47 kilometres of wilderness stretching along the western shoreline of the southern Island. There are four trailheads to the Juan de Fuca Trail at Juan de Fuca East (China Beach), Sombrio Beach, Parkinson Creek and Botanical Beach. Although most of the Juan de Fuca Marine Trail is designed for strenuous day or multi-day hiking/camping in this rugged and isolated area, some easy to moderate day hiking opportunities to the beach or along the trail are available starting from the trailheads.

At the east end of the park you’ll find the vehicle accessible China Beach campground and the China Beach day-use area. The campground is located in a forested area with open understory, about 1 km east of the China Beach day-use area and the Juan de Fuca East (China Beach) Trailhead. Trails connect the campground to China Beach and the adjacent smaller Second Beach, located east of the larger China Beach day-use.

Campground Dates of Operation

All dates are subject to change without notice
Opening and Closing Campground Dates:
(campground is accessible but may not offer full services such as water, security, etc.)
May 15 – September 15
– China Beach campground May 15 – September 15 (campground gate is closed during the off-season)
– Juan de Fuca trail; wilderness campsites All year
Campground Dates with Full Services and Fees:
– China Beach campground May 15 – September 15
– Juan de Fuca trail; wilderness campsites All year
Campground Reservable Dates: China Beach only:
May 15 – September 6
Total Number of Vehicle Accessible Campsites: China Beach only: 78
Number of Reservable Campsites, if applicable:
(all remaining sites are first-come, first-served)
China Beach only: 47
Note: The above information is for the campground only. Park users can still walk into the park if conditions such as weather permit. Check the “Attention Visitor Notice” above for park alerts.

Reservations

All campsite reservations must be made through Discover Camping. When reservations are not available all campsites function as first-come, first-served.

Located on the west coast of southern Vancouver Island, Juan de Fuca Provincial Park extends from China Beach, just west of the community of Jordan River, to Botanical Beach near Port Renfrew. The park is accessed by vehicle at various points along West Coast Highway 14 between Jordan River and Port Renfrew. The China Beach campground is adjacent to Highway 14 just east of the China Beach day-use, 35 km west of Sooke and 36 km east of Port Renfrew. Nearby communities include: Port Renfrew, Sooke, Victoria, Duncan.

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