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States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

swiws Provincial Park (Haynes Point), Osoyoos, British Columbia

Date of Stay: September, 2017 - $32.00
Overall Rating:      

The nightly rate was $32 Cdn plus $6 per night on-line reservation fee. This is one of the most popular campgrounds in the BC Provincial Parks system. We had a double site (18 and 19) which offered plenty of space for our 34 ft TT, two tents, three vehicles and all sorts of water toys. The site is on the inside ring but access to the lake was very nearby. All the sites on the outer ring are lakefront. The pads, like most Provincial sites, are gravel with no services. There are water spigots to fill your holding tank but no dump station. Groceries and gas are available in Osoyoos along with all sorts of activities. This is a resort town which gets very busy during the summer. Osoyoos is one of the hottest places in Canada with common highs in the summer around 35C. The hot dry weather makes the region perfect for wineries. The lake is warm and clean but can get busy with boat traffic. Osoyoos is also a border town with access to both US and Canadian cell service. This is one of my favorite places to camp. Even though I'm not happy with the $6/night res. fee, I'll still make the effort to camp here once a year. We camped at swiws Provincial Park (Haynes Point) in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
18
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Visit one of the many wineries in the region. (too many to single out just one)

Review Count: 12
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Carstairs Municipal Campground, Carstairs, Alberta

Date of Stay: August, 2017 - $27.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a FCFS campground and, as it turned out, i was very lucky to get the last spot. They had to turn away many travelers. The sites have 30A service but no water or sewer. There was a water spigot conveniently located as you drive in. There was also a dump station which was also easy to access. My site was easy to back into and provided more than enough space to spread out. From my door I overlooked a beautiful green field. Although fairly close to highway 2A, it was very quiet. A train went through town on the other side of the highway but I don't recall hearing it at night. This is a fairly small community with limited services. I definitely would stay here again. We camped at Carstairs Municipal Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
26
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

For access to any big name shopping, the closest town is Olds, then Airdrie. I was surprised to find a very nice car/truck/rv wash nearby. I was able to pull into the truck bay with my 34ft TT and truck and give them both a good wash for $20. Pop into the Olds College Brewery just 15 minutes north on 2A. Good stuff!

Review Count: 12
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Waterton Springs Campground (Private), Waterton Lakes National Park, Alberta

Date of Stay: August, 2017 - $45.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed here for four nights. Two nights were $45 Cdn and two nights were $55 Cdn due to a long weekend surcharge. This campground is within minutes drive to the Waterton National Parks main entrance. I'm sure everyone staying at this park does so because it's so hard to get a camping spot right in the Waterton townsite. Our site, 59, was flat and easy to pull into with enough space to open the awning comfortably. We thoroughly enjoyed the adjacent nature trail and the excellent photo viewpoints. The RV area is very open with few trees, however, the tenting area is cut out of a heavily treed area. Quite the contrast. We were there on a long weekend and the campground was very very busy. This may have led to washrooms being not too clean. We opted not to use them or the showers. The staff was very friendly and helpful, doing their best to accommodate everyone. You had to pay extra for WiFi and tried it out for only one day but the signal was too weak to use. There are no services close by and limited services (gas and groceries) in Waterton. Make sure you stock up in Pincher Creek. We enjoyed the immediate area and, of course, loved Waterton Park. We would stay here again but would make the Townsite campgrounds our first choice. We camped at Waterton Springs Campground (Private) in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
59
Site Surface
Dirt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

Review Count: 12
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Kimberley Riverside Campground, Kimberley, British Columbia

Date of Stay: August, 2017 - $41.00
Overall Rating:      

I guess, like in real estate, location is everything. This park is very large with three main sections and many subsections. Our site was on a corner, surrounded on three side by access roads, one being the main road through the campground. It required a fair bit of maneuvering to get into the site and level our large TT. The site was right across the road from the washrooms and wifi hotspot, which was very strong so we got a good signal to inside our trailer. Except for some tenting spots, there really isn't any river side sites. The campground is very hilly and terraced. The Pine Meadows section was the flattest and closest to the river and playground. Lots of kids there! If you are in the Mountain View or Sunflower Hill sections, it's a long hoof up and down the hill to the river. Most people in the upper sections drove down, which unfortunately, created a constant flow of traffic close to our trailer. We were on holidays which included eight campgrounds, but due to our location, it turned out to be our least favorite of the trip. I'm sure if our site was in another location, our opinion would be different. We camped at Kimberley Riverside Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Site Number
57 Mountain View
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my travel trailer
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

There is a great paved biking trail from Kimberley to Castlegar but no pathway from the campground to Kimberley. Kimberley is a small but very nice town with adequate services and good restaurants.

Review Count: 12
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Kootenay River RV Kampground, Castlegar, British Columbia

Date of Stay: August, 2017 - $36.00
Overall Rating:      

The nightly rate was $36 Canadian. An excellent value. We were fortunate to have had a riverside site for our three night stay. Check-in was quick with the young attendant showing us our site and helping us back in. The pad was small stone and level, large enough for our 34 ft. trailer and truck. The hook-ups were central to the pad and quite new. The grass surrounding the pad was very well kept and green. The washrooms had been recently renovated with free showers and very clean. The river was a welcome relief to the 39C (near 100F) heat, but required caution when swimming or floating. This is a very fast and wide river, fortunately there was a small cove at the campground to use safely. Wifi was a bit weak at times but the cell signal was strong. This is an adult only (no kids) campground. There was lots of room for the biggest rig in sites 1-3 which were totally grass. This was one of the most pleasant campground we've stayed in and would definitely stay there again. We camped at Kootenay River RV Kampground in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
R4
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

The rail-trail was very enjoyable on the Columbia & Western Trail. This bike trail can be enjoyed on most types of bicycles.

Review Count: 12
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Robert's Roost RV Park, Quesnel, British Columbia

Date of Stay: June, 2017 - $37.00
Overall Rating:      

$37 Canadian for full hookups. We travel with kayaks so we chose this RV Park for the lake and we were glad we did. The lake was quiet and calm. I would, however, be a bit concerned about swimming due to the large number of geese that call the park home and leave their calling cards everywhere. If it wasn't for the droppings, I would have given this park 5 stars for cleanliness. We had site 17 which was full service but ours was a back in and the next site was a front in. This format results in less privacy. Fortunately, our neighbors were wonderful. Other sections of the park were laid out differently though. The overflow area was a large grassy area that would be fine for a couple of days providing you don't need hookups.

The park is located very close to all amenities which was a fifteen minute bicycle ride away. Checking in was a breeze and the staff was very helpful. They did present us with a ton of rules, which, is fine with us. The WiFi was very good. We would definitely stay here again but in a site closer to the lake. We camped at Robert's Roost RV Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
17
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

This would be a great place to use as a base if historic Barkerville is in your plans. It's about an hours drive away.

Review Count: 12
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Fintry Provincial Park, West Kelowna, British Columbia

Date of Stay: June, 2017 - $32.00
Overall Rating:      

Nightly stay $32 Cdn. (did not book on-line). We've stayed at Fintry a number of times and always enjoyed it. This is the first time that we camped in the new loops though. The second loop (51-75) is partly shaded on the perimeter sites and fully exposed in the interior. If it's a typical Okanagan summer day, you'll want shade. The third loop (76-100) is almost all in the open. I recommend the first loop (1-50). It is more established and better lake access with 1-13A right on the waters edge. Also, in the first loop, is the only playground for the kids. Fintry is a delta so it's completely flat, great for bicycling. If you're energetic, climb the 300+ stairs to the falls. Well worth the effort. The boat launch was closed due to high water but we were allowed to launch our kayaks from the shore. My only gripe is the $12 extra for having an extra vehicle. If you don't want to pay, you'll have to park outside the Park's gate. Also, the extra fee charged per day to book on-line, puts the cost close to full-service campground prices. We camped at Fintry Provincial Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
72
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Limited services in the area. Buy your supplies in Vernon or Kelowna. There are a few water taps available to fill your fresh water tank.

Review Count: 12
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Kekuli Bay Provincial Park, Vernon, British Columbia

Date of Stay: September, 2016 - $32.00
Overall Rating:      

There are times when you want to use your RV but don't want a marathon drive and Kekuli Bay is the choice for us. This park has taken years to mature and now most sites have trees that provide some shade. It does get very hot in the Okanagan during the summer months (35C is common) so be prepared. Only four sites have services, a rarity for a Provincial Park, and are not very private. Due to the terraced layout of the campground, almost all the sites have a view and are very spacious. The lower down you are, the less road noise from Hwy 97 you'll hear, but generally, it's not too bad. The site was originally designed as a large boat launch facility so unfortunately, there's not a great beach area. If you plan to canoe or kayak, do so early in the day to avoid the boat chop. Kalamalka Lake is a very busy lake for recreational boaters. A new bonus attraction is the bike path on the old railway line that ran along side the lake. It runs for miles and is flat. If you get too hot just stop your bike anywhere, and go jump in the lake! Its warm and very clean. Vernon is 10 minutes away for shopping and the access to Predator Ridge Golf Resort is right across the highway. We camped at Kekuli Bay Provincial Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
39
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

The Okanagan Valley has many wineries. The restaurant at Gray Monk Winery is great with a fabulous view of Lake Okanagan.

Review Count: 12
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Dutch Lake Resort, Clearwater, British Columbia

Date of Stay: September, 2016 - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

This campground is a popular one-night stay for rental campers on their way to Jasper. Despite the daily changes, we found this campground to be very clean, spacious and accommodating. Our site was in the interior and had lots of space to spread out. The interior sites don't have sewer hook-ups but there was a free dump station that was easily accessible. There was a row that had full hook ups, but the sites were much closer together and seemed to be used primarily for the small rental motorhomes. The lake is small but great for canoeing or kayaking. Clearwater is popular as a base camp while exploring the great hikes and fabulous waterfalls of Wells Gray Provincial Park. The Painted Turtle Restaurant in the campground was great but avoid it while the bus tours are there. We were quite impressed with the new grocery store on the highway near the traffic circle and the staff at the Info Center were very helpful. We would camp here again. We camped at Dutch Lake Resort in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
52
Site Surface
Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open, Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Take the long hike to Moul Falls and go to the end where you can walk behind the waterfall. Be careful, its slippery and you'll get wet!

Review Count: 12
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Kettle Valley Villas, Rock Creek, British Columbia

Date of Stay: August, 2016 - $36.00
Overall Rating:      

The park has only 8 sites with 30 amp power and water but even though it's located on a very large grassy field, the sites were quite close together. It is situated far enough off Hwy 3 to not hear road noise. The host was very accommodating and was pleased to answer any questions. The sites are back-in with no length restriction. Our site featured a lovely view of the golf course to the rear (but not so close that you have to worry about errant golf balls). The park has a dump station which was easily accessible. There is a playground for the kids and two horseshoe pitches. We camped at Kettle Valley Villas in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
2
Site Surface
Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
No

Review Count: 12
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Newport / Little Diamond Lake KOA, Newport, Washington

Date of Stay: August, 2016 - $45.00
Overall Rating:      

Even though the campground is off the beaten path, the signage from Hwy 2 made finding the park quite easy. We had site 31 which offered a back-in pad with 30/50 amp, water, and sewer. Although the gravel pad was long enough to accommodate our 32 ft. trailer easily, the slope from back to front didn't allow us to use the sewer connection. Our drains are at the middle of the trailer and didn't want to position so far back that I would be imposing on the rear neighbors. There was also a tree in the way preventing us from opening the awning.

The park is huge, with 3 areas. One for KOA, one for Thousand Trails, and one mixed. Our site was very spacious side to side. We took advantage to the pool and hot tub which is located a short walk away. We did notice, however, some campers driving to the pool/rec building. We have kayaks but didn't use the small lake which we found not too inviting. We were hoping to launch our kayaks on the bigger Diamond Lake but could not find any public access. Instead we took an easy drive to Sandpoint and launched in Lake Pend Oreille.

The staff was very friendly and accommodating. We took advantage of the Frisbee golf course and laundry facilities. Close by on Hwy 2 there is a terrific Amish bakery and store, but to get full groceries, you'll have to travel into Newport, 20 minutes away.

The were lots of activities for families with kids and very quiet nights. We camped at Newport / Little Diamond Lake KOA in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
31
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

Review Count: 12
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Kaslo Municipal Campground, Kaslo, British Columbia

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

This is the second time we've camped here. The first time we stayed in a site in the campground but this year we booked too late due to the popularity of the Kaslo Jazz Music Festival and were put in the overflow. We ended up on the park access road but, as it turned out, it was the perfect location. We had an unobstructed view of the lake and lots of room to spread out, all for $25 Cdn/night. We camped for 4 days without services but had no issues. The actual campground is small with power and water so if you're planning to camp here, book ahead. The hosts are great people and are eager to accommodate. They did a wonderful job of controlling the unusually large number of campers for the festival. The location is within easy walking distance to the main village. Kaslo is a delight which offers spectacular scenery, clean lake (a bit cool in the early summer though), great cycling and kayaking and a number of very good restaurants. If you motorcycle, the roads leading into Kaslo are fantastic with some challenging twisties. A quick drive south to Ainsworth Hot Springs offers a chance to relax in one of the many hot springs in the area. This is a great area to camp and explore so do yourself a favor and visit the Kootenays. We camped at Kaslo Municipal Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
Overflow
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Other
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Check out the Kaslo Hotel. Great food and music. Also, rent some kayaks and explore the bay.

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