Date of Stay: September, 2015
The pluses: Quiet, safe-feeling, lovely trees, very clean, right on Tucelnuit Lake, some pull thrus, close to Oliver, OK Falls, Osoyoos and Penticton, right in the middle of some very good wineries, easy to find, easy in and out for big rigs. The issues: run by a couple who apparently are in love with rules and signs. Parking for tow vehicle or toad car is tight. Owner drives and walks the loop several times a day giving people instructions on whatever she is not satisfied with at the moment. Trees are willows and in serious need of trimming as they scraped our roof and slides in the major winds that come off the lake. Dumpster was over full the entire time we were there and needs to be emptied more often. Very stinky. Recycling is great, but the owner will also correct your sorting if you have the misfortune of seeing her while you are there. Pet rules are really silly and although I'm sure they have had some problems with some owners and their dogs, making a bunch of dumb rules for the 99% of dog owners who are conscientious makes it seem a bit much. That said, it is a very pretty location.
Date of Stay: August, 2007
This park is right on an 18 hole golf course. Golf and camp fees are really reasonable. Beautiful coulées and old trees. Sites are concrete, back-up only, lots of grass and space between sites, some shade from Russian Olive trees, no sewer and no dump station on site. Some sites have 30amp and some have only 15amp. Get out and see which are which before you park! If you want Wi-Fi, walk toward the clubhouse and you will have access to the unsecured network of the golf course! A great place for a few nights.
Date of Stay: July, 2007
This place is run by the campground-nazi's. Nice location with lots of potential, but the owners are control-freaks. Owner insisted on riding his bike with us to our site, then insisted on "helping" us back up and backed us right into a tree! Thanks! Electric gates (this is the middle of the bush in the mountains remember), key cards (deposit required), and wooden guard houses with signs that say "surveillance units". A major (new) section of the park has only out-houses for toilets, no shower or wash facilities (walk is 20 minutes back to the main park for flush toilets etc). The whole place had a very weird energy to it. We won't go back.
Date of Stay: July, 2007
This park is west of town on Dinosaur Trail. Don't confuse it with other parks in town (which are less than adequate). The closest part to the Tyrell Museum, 15 minutes to town, treed and grassed sites with full hook-ups and WiFi that works ($3/day). Along the banks of the Red Deer River, great for dog walks, kid friendly too with playground and pool. There are really no down-sides to this park. Even in 35+ degree heat, power worked great and big old trees gave us lots of shade.
Date of Stay: June, 2007
Great park just off Hwy 1. Nice people working hard to make this a pretty place. All sites are pull-through along paved roads and face inward on grass. However, the sites slope inward, making getting in and out of your rig an jungle-gym experience. Lots of space between sites. About 10 minutes to town. Nice places to walk with a great "pond" for swimming (man-made) with sand beach and shaded areas.