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Group Camping in Seal Bay RV Park Courtenay, B.C.

Several years ago, I wrote an article about Seal Bay RV Park. It is located on Larch Road in Courtenay, not too far from Comox. Also really close to the new Costco, Home Depot and a soon to be opening new Thrifty's Food grocery outlet.

Paul & Theresa have been very busy in the past several years, and doing many great improvements to the park. They now have a dozen more sites, well graded, with good drainage, and some with new elevated back patios with a nicely located fire pit. The fire pit is located so that it is perfectly safe to have a fire so that the heat and smoke will not bother your rig.

All the new sites offer 30 amps of power, good clean, refreshing water, cable vision and sewer connections. An excellent wifi service is available for very reasonable rates.

Paul has spent several years working on his favourite project. Several years ago a lot of campers named it the Big Dig, after the ongoing subway project that is going on in Boston in the US. It has now been named The Pond with Frank's Island, named after Paul's late father.

The pond is one of those places where you can go to walk around or just simply sit and enjoy the ambiance of such a lovely place. Sit and enjoy the sunshine, watch the eagles flying overhead, watch the deer grazing in the grassy areas, and simply enjoy the good life. Heather and I love this park, and the peace and tranquility, and we have referred to it as the sounds of silence.

Paul's latest endeavour is the building of a new, not quite finished Picnic Pavilion. This new structure will be the show piece of the Group Camping area.

When it finished it will be 2,500 square feet, full enclosed on cool or rainy days, and capable of being opened on fine days. It will have wash and bath rooms, and a large open area for group gatherings, with dining, socializing and meeting area. Paul has a really strong desire to keep everything in his park as natural as possible, He has maintained local shrubbery and trees, and he has even planted more trees.

The new building will be made of old growth cedar, and these trees have been milled into massive support pillars and support beams. On fair days, the simple touch of a button will activate one or more of the eight garage door openers which will permit full sunshine and fresh air to access the clubhouse on all 4 sides.

The clubhouse will also feature a permanent outside propane fire pit with grates. The clubhouse will also have propane heaters for days when it might be a bit chilly or damp.

The location of the new clubhouse will be facing the pond to the west. The pond has been stocked with trout for the 2012 camping season, and Paul has implemented a "Catch and Keep" program. There are also plans in progress to provide on site fly casting and fly typing lessons at a later date.

The area to the east of the new Picnic Pavilion , formerly known as the Soccer Field is where the new group camping areas. At the present time there are two "wagon wheel" group camping areas designated G1 and G2, and each wheel has a total of 12 back in sites. These sites currently have 30 amp service, water, sewer and the cable is plumbed in and should be hooked up for the 2013 season..

Paul hasn't quite finished fine tuning the development plans for this area. However, when it is finished for the 2013 season Paul hopes to add as many as six additional large pull through RV sites, with 50 amp service, power, water, sewer and cable for larger units.

The centre of each wagon wheel has a large community fire ring with rustic benches and is ideal for larger groups of camping.

Looking to the 2013 camping season, the newly developed group camping area would be ideal for clubs such as The Good Sam's, Family Motor Coach Association, The Vagabonds, Escapees, Airstream Travel Club, etc.

For those planning a group camping session, please keep in mind that Paul does not wish to have large family gatherings or reunions. Travel clubs, RV Clubs are openly welcome. Stay tuned for further notice on this early in the New Year, and if you wish please contact the park for more information and possible bookings.

Seal Bay RV Park
1901 Larch Road
Courtenay, BC

Phone: 250-339-1837

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