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We have stayed here a number of times but I'm sure the last time we rated it was years ago. This is a convenient overnighter for us although, on occasion, we have spent a couple of days here. This park is always clean, neat and tidy. Spaces are a little close when it's busy. The owners are on site, friendly and make sure park rules are obeyed. This is an older park but everything always works as it should. Easy access to Highway 1 but far enough that you don't hear traffic. There is a shortcut to downtown across a single lane bridge. A foot path that follows the river right next to the park is great for walking your pet. You will hear train noise no matter where you are in Revelstoke. Trains are partly why the town exists. The noise never bothers us. Sites are on grass. Most are pull through. BASIC Wifi worked but don't expect to stream any video. We will return.

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We unexpectedly found ourselves looking for a place to stay quite late in the day. Everything in Golden was full so we headed for Revelstoke. About 30 minutes west of Golden we came upon Campers Haven. We were given their last open site. 30 Amp and water but no sewer. All sites are very accessible long pull thrus. We didn't have to disconnect our Towed. Service was very friendly. Park was clean and well laid out. We spent a quiet night there. A great place to overnight. The closest place for groceries and fuel is Golden so make sure you are stocked up before you arrive. We will stop by again.

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This is a Provincial Park operated by a private company. There are no services here other than pit toilets and a few scattered water taps. The sites are a sparse spattering of gravel and are very un-level. Each site comes with a fire pit and a picnic table. Use the Sani Station at Mount Kidd just a few kilometers north. The operator does come by on occasion to sell you fire wood. There is a playground and hiking trails. This park needs to be upgraded to meet the needs of todays campers. The sites for the most part are very small (Built during the 60s for tenting). It needs to grow as there is a huge need to expand to accommodate a growing population. At $26.00 per night we feel we received very little value for our dollar.

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We arrived a short time before 1:00 PM thus were asked to wait before checking in. One of their rules and we discovered they "did" police their rules. Folks behind us wanted to park on the street after unloading and were promptly asked to move their truck to the overflow parking area. Check in was quick and painless. We arrived at our site to find that it had been freshly raked. Roads are paved, pads were level gravel and each site had a patch of grass, table and fire pit. The entire park showed well. Clean, neat and tidy. Reservations are a must. The park was full every night and we noticed a lot of people were turned away starting in the early afternoon. As others have stated, there is a pathway system just outside of the park. Dogs are able to go off leash. We noticed that pretty much everyone cleaned up after their pets. There is a small store on site but no other amenities within walking distance. A short 10 minute drive gets you to plenty of shopping including big box stores. This is a great spot to use as a base for visiting Calgary and surrounding areas. It is a stretch to say it can be used to visit the Banff area. We will be back when in the area. We paid $256.00 per week which works out to $36.57 / Day. We could not take advantage of a Good Sam discount as we arrived while the Calgary Stampede was in progress and our stay ended on a long weekend. We still feel we received good value for our dollar. As this park is operated by a non-profit organization there were no additional taxes to pay.

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I rate this park high because they delivered what was promised. This is a brand new park. There are no trees, vegetation is limited. We needed a place to stay for a couple of weeks on quite short notice. Park details were explained to us by telephone when we reserved. We were told that Bathrooms and Showers would not be ready. We were promised 30 and 50 Amp power, Water and Sewer, a level site and no privacy. Sewer connection a little too far forward. We found the park easy to find with easy access to Highway 97. No fenced pet area and no grass in the park itself. There is a car wash and oil change service near the park entrance that has a grass area that we used. We did notice that others used it as well and were careful to clean up. I would not like to see this grass area closed to RV Park users so please don't ruin it for others. Clean up after your pets folks. There is no playground nor did I see any area that was set aside for one. The park has paved roads and gravelled sites. They are terraced and were pretty level. It would have been nice to have a little shade as the Kelowna area gets pretty warm in the summer. I don't see trees or privacy screening with vegetation happening, simply because the gravel base is very deep. I consider this park to be used as a base only. There is nothing here to entertain kids. Just a place to park your rig. This might change in a couple of years though. We paid for our two weeks in cash as credit card payment service had not been set up yet. It worked out to $35.00 per night including taxes. We will return when in the area.

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New owners. Check in was quick and easy. Rules are pretty standard and everyone behaved while we were here (including over a long weekend). We arrived a day early and the owners did very well accommodating us. The temp site was a little on the small side and not so level but they did fit us in. Our stay was very enjoyable. The park is located off of a secondary highway. It was quiet except for the odd loud motorcycle that went roaring by. There is a train that goes by but not every day across the valley. You can barely hear it. There is a Rooster that crows not too far away. We found the sound pleasant. There appears to 8 - 10 permanents but for the most part they are newer units and no junky yards. Pet friendly and everyone appeared to be cleaning up after them. There are Pull Throughs but they are very short. Back-ins will accommodate almost anything. As stated earlier, not all are level but not all that bad either. All services worked well including the Wifi. Cable TV is available but you will have to contract directly with the provider (Shaw Cable - minimum 1 month). Over the air stations are available and conditions are good for Satellite too. Good cell service as reasonably close to the city of Vernon. We paid $43.00 including taxes and will be back again.

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I had business in the area again, and because I found it convenient before, I decided to give it another whirl. I was pleasantly surprised. The operators have improved the landscaping considerably. They have planted grass, laid sod and added pea gravel to most of the sites. All of the facilities worked well including the Wifi. There is still very little to do right at the park. The river was very high when I was there so access to the bank was very limited. There is a walking trail (atop a levee) but there is signage that says it's private property so use or not at your own risk. As before, we had no problem paying with a credit card. The operators were friendly and check in went quick and easy. If you are looking for a short term stay, and don't need sewer, this park is now a lot more acceptable. We paid $37.00 per night including tax and will now feel we would return.

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This park was not listed in RV Park Reviews. We came upon it by chance. It is right beside a river (as the name of the park suggests). The sites are well back from the road so we could not really see them. The office was un-manned. This is off season so not that big of a deal. We made a reservation by telephone to arrive the next week. We were to arrive on a Sunday and since the office is not normally open on weekends (off season) we agreed on a time and the manager would be there to complete the transactions. Upon arrival, no one at the office. No notes or directions so we waited. About an hour later a man appears and asked if he could help. We explained that we were to meet the manager. "He's not around. Just go help yourself" was what we were told to do. We found the only spot available (not near the river, as they are tenting sites). The place is full of permanents and those who were there for the winter months. Lots of very old trashy units with lots of junk. The sites are grassed but this is not good in the winter as it rains a lot here. It was a muddy mess. There is little to no drainage so walking is a challenge unless you were wearing boots. The basic services worked well but we never did get a code for the free Internet. Cable was worthless unless you had a converter. We used this place as a base only. We feel it would have been acceptable value had we been charged the "Off Season" rates that we should have. We were charged $30.00 Cdn inc tax per night instead of $14.00. We had planned to return again but we would rather deal with an honest manager. Conditions might be better in the summer when its drier but we won't be back.

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Crofton is a bit off the beaten path but well worth visiting. The park has many long term residents but only a few site were junky. We were able to secure E10 which is right next to the water. The views are very nice even though we could see the stacks and steam from the nearby Pulp Mill. It is quiet and sheltered. There is a lot of foot traffic almost on our door step from the Board Walk that will take you to the B C Ferry Dock (goes to Salt Spring Island) and nearby shops. Basic services are available in Crofton. Sites are large enough but not huge. Wifi was non existent but we were told that going in. Our big complaint was the power. Probably because we were here off season, and there was not an extra charge for power, all residents were probably using the electric to heat their units. It took forever to warm anything in the microwave so we limited our use of appliances. We will be back to explore Salt Spring and surrounding areas. We feel we were well served for the $28.00 Cdn inc Tax that we paid.

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We chose this park because it was off the beaten path but still close enough to the city if we needed anything. There was only one other full service park open this time of year in Kamloops and it is right next to the Trans Canada. We were not interested in the traffic noise. This park is quiet. The services provided worked reasonably well except the WiFi. It may as well not exist. There is no cable but we were able to pick up a few channels over the air. The sites are way too small and close. Some sites have the services on the wrong side. It is populated by a lot of full timers and it shows. Many of the sites were very cluttered and junky. I classify most residents as red necks. They pretty much left us alone and mingled only with each other (which was very fine with us). Plenty of large dogs including Pit Bulls but all well behaved and leashed. There is not much to offer in Kamloops for full service parks but we will pass this one by the next time we are here. We feel that we did not receive good value for our dollar. We paid $30.00 Cdn per night inc Tax for off season. Oh, the very small stream was running while we were there and we thought it to be pleasant.

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I would love to give this park a ten. We have started our travels early this year. We spent 3 weeks at Living Forest. We were charged for a month at "off season" rates because it worked out less expensive for us. This was decided by the staff at Living Forest. We did not ask for a discount. We noticed that there were plenty of folks who were spending the winter hwere. This is not uncommon as the weather on Vancouver Island is very warm compared to the rest of Canada. These long term folks were made to keep the sites neat and tidy. Has I not known better I would have thought them to be short term. There were a few units that had tarp covering their roof. We thought that they were leaky but it turns out these people just wanted to keep moss from growing. This is a rain forest climate. The sites are well spaced, gravel based (for drainage), clean and very easy to access. The park is close (but not walking distance) to all kinds of shopping and restaurants etc. I have only one complaint. We paid for Wifi that was terrible. I mostly could not even log on. We used our own internet service. When checking out I made sure that the operator was aware. They did remind me that I was told it was basic...pretty much for e-mail only. I told them it was even good for that. We paid $17.75 per night Cdn inc tax and I feel we received good value.

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Check in was quick and efficient. I had no problem paying with a credit card. Clear directions were given for the site and the easiest way to park. A code for the WiFi and rest rooms was included with the site map. This park was chosen because of it's proximity to downtown. It is not close walking distance but it is only a 5 - 10 minute drive. There is nothing of interest to a traveler that is within reasonable walking distance except the river, which has a rocky beach. The sites are narrow and a number are long enough to support a 45er. Services are very limited. 30 amp, water, WiFi, and a picnic table only. No sewer (there is a sani dump), no cable (2 over the air local stations available). I could not log on to their Internet but didn't try very hard as I have my own service. Some of the sites looked like they might be more level than others but none were really bad. The surface consists of sparse river rock over a clay base. I'm thinking muddy if it ever rained there. This is a place to park only. Good for overnight or if you have an interest in the Kamloops area. I don't think $35.00 is a fair price for what is offered. I will check out another park when visiting again.

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Jordan River is open again for camping. It was temporarily closed under the guise that a dam would break during a violent Earthquake and wipe out the users. This is a no frills park. The sites come with a table and fire ring. There are potable water and pit toilets available. Tent sites have a raised platform and are located in a treed area. The draw for this park is the views of the ocean and the Olympic Peninsula across the strait. We paid $15.00 (cash only) per night and we will return.

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Check in was easy and quick. We arrived early (check in time is 2:00 PM) but were told that the previous tenant had left so we were allowed to move in. The sites are small and close together. There is no privacy. Not at all level nor were others in the general area. Our services were well placed but our neighbors were not. Our table was right next to the sewer connection and the rest of their services. We have a Class A and discovered that there were low branches that needed trimming. I went back to the office and asked for permission to trim the trees. I was told that a crew would be sent immediately to correct the problem. I waited four hours then did it myself anyway so I could settle in. I left the branches on the side of the site and six days later they were still there. The sewer connection is about 6 inches above the ground and this appears to be the norm throughout the park. Interior roads are gravel/dirt and in reasonable condition. Park WiFi is free but limited. Usage is monitored and if you exceed your allowance you are shut down. We have our own hot spot so used it most of the time. Cell service was excellent (Telus and Bell). There is no Cable TV and I could not check for local reception because I could not raise our antenna (low branch issue). Satellite service would be iffy I think. There is a good recycling program in place. There is no shopping or food services within walking distance. The town of Tofino is about a 10 minute drive. All services are available there. What this park has going for it is it's location. Sitting right on a beautiful sandy beach with amazing views of the Pacific. The water is a little chilly but a few brave souls were swimming. Mostly there is walking the sand or just relaxing and taking in the views. Near by is Surfing, Whale Watching, Fishing, Kayak rentals etc. Although this park is sadly lacking in areas we would return. We paid about $56. inc taxes and feel we did not receive good value.

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This place is quite old but has been very well maintained. The motel part is made up of small attached cabins and look just fine. The rest of the complex consists of permanent mobile homes (all nicely maintained) and a number of empty spaces that are used for transient RVers. The transient spaces are solid asphalt and not very level. All services are at the extreme rear since they were set up for Mobile Homes. They come with a picnic table and you guessed it, they are long and narrow. One good thing for us was they were not very busy so they gave us two sites. We had room to extend our slides and awning and could have our table beside our rig instead of behind it. The hosts are friendly and help full. This place is about one half hour from the terminal. For a one nighter we would probable stay again.