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.)
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.
Bullhead Derby 2016
August 1st, 2016
The 2016 Bates Beach Bullhead Derby took place on Sunday July 31, 2016. There were over 20 participants with minimal adult support used to catch their fish. John Bates officially started the derby at 10:30 with the first fish being weighed in by Jacecy Wells at 10:36. The Derby, winners were tied with 6 bullheads measuring 20cms in length with the eventual winner Mikenna Pruit from California being declared the winner as she had bullheads caught and measuring the greatest overall length. All the bullheads were released unharmed back into the water.
2016 Fishing update
June 7th, 2016
The fishing has been a little slow this spring but on May 24th John Bates brought in a nice 17.5 pound spring salmon and on June 7th Adria Russell guided by her father Mike Russell caught a nice 25.5 pound halibut.