Join us for a relaxing and beautiful off season holiday. There is an abundance of wildlife to view as the Straight of Georgia comes to life with the annual herring spawning season. California Sea Lions & Fur Seals frequent the local waters often seen mating, barking & lounging around in the near shore waters.
Please note: Camping Reservations for July and August only require a two night minimum stay. We will contact you to secure your reservation deposit upon booking. (Not applicable to condo reservations.)
2017 Pancake Breakfast
August 7th, 2017
The 2017 pancake breakfast went off without a hitch August 5th as John Bates and John Waterman cooked up a storm and served over 200 pancakes and bacon to the campers.
July 20th, 2017
There was considerable discussion for the past couple of mornings as some of the returning customers; 3 generations of Sharpe's (40 plus years) the Nelson's (29 years), Lindstrom's (20 plus years) and Defrias (15 years) were eagerly waiting for another long time customer Bill and Linda Whitten (40th year of returning to camp at the Beach) to show up in the hopes they will catch a few cod and pick a few blackberries. As they are known to cook deep fried cod balls and make blackberry crisp for their camping family.
On July 1st John Bates served up cake to all the campers on our 150th Birthday.
June 6th, 2017
Well, the late spring has served-up some good weather and fishing! The Chinook have been averaging 7 to 15 lbs and have been caught on the reef with hoochies or anchovies the lures of choice. This coming week, there will be some low tides for exploring the multitude of aquatic life in the tidal pools and the seals sunning on the exposed rock reefs and the sea lions continue to frolic out front. There has been some humpback whales observed, as well!
September 11th, 2016
September 4th , 2016, you know Fall is fast approaching when the Otters replace the kids playing on the raft. The 2016 camping season has been very busy and Bates Beach Management and Staff would like to thank all our customers for your patronage and support in making everyone's camping experience enjoyable. Keep an eye on the web cam to see what's happening over the Fall and Winter at Bates Beach.
September 2016 Fishing
September 10th, 2016
Some recent catches in September, on the 9th Bob Bosma was out, guided by his wife Cheryl and he caught 2 springs a 16 and a 7 pounder.
On September 10th Jean Rowe caught a nice 15 and a half pound spring.