Ruckle Provincial Park, Salt Spring Island

Categories: Nature & Parks
Inspirock Rating:
4.5/5 based on 240+ reviews on the web
Stake a claim on the grassy meadows overlooking the Swanson Channel and camp in Ruckle Provincial Park, a park in the southern Gulf Islands. The site features a forest and field landscape stretching along a shoreline of rocky headlands, bays, and tiny coves. Watch for an abundance of wildlife in the ocean and along the shore including sea lions, orca whales, mink, otters, crabs, oysters, and octopus. Scuba diving is popular in the area, and bird-watchers can spot cormorants, grebes, eagles, or quail here. The park also features a well-preserved heritage sheep farm founded by the Ruckle family. Use our Salt Spring Island travel itinerary maker to arrange your visit to Ruckle Provincial Park and other attractions in Salt Spring Island.
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  • This park is amazing and provides spectacular views of the water while in a forest setting. There is an interesting historical aspect to the park and provides insight to the early settlers of the isla...  read more »
  • Get there early and you'll almost always find a spot at Ruckle. There are minimal reserve-able spots so just arrive before 11 am. It can get a little overcrowded during summer weekends but there is st...  read more »
  • This is a lovely park--you can amble around or go on more challenging hikes, in the forest or ocean side. 
  • This is a really nice park, and I enjoyed our stay here in July 2016. Most of the sites are walk-in, meaning that you will have to carry your camping gear a few hundred meters to the camping area. They have wheelbarrows for that purpose. There are no individual fire rings, only group fire rings. The management company here has a very strange practice of forcibly dousing out fires with water after dark, even if people sitting around the fire are quiet.
  • Right by the ocean. Great views! Cheap camping rates! Lots of large trees for shade. I loved staying here.
  • Beautiful coastline trail! Nice and flat leisurely hike across the beautiful beaches and coast of Saltspring.
  • great little park, awesome view of the ocean traffic, quiet, clean, dry and a communal fire pit is offered to boost up your human communication skills. On top of that those who don't like it are probably not coming back which is a plus to us.
  • lovely park with plenty of camping. Great views of the gulf islands
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