Date of Stay: August, 2008
We just returned from a 1 week stay at your campground. I must say, I am not one to normally write and complain but this week was awful and I thought I should let you know. We know that we booked fairly last minute and were quite pleased with our site, 118, when we arrived. It was close to the lake and the campground, which was great for us as we have a small son. Soon after arriving we started to smell strong wafts of sewer, only to realize that the main septic dump was right across from us. We tried to make the best of the smell but am disappointment to say, we had to eat most meals inside our motorhome and that my son complained of feeling sick t our stomachs every time he went to the playground so he stopped going. As the weather was not great (not your fault obviously) the lack of playground and lake time left us with a small son very bored and cranky. We then seemed to have some sort of flying ant invasion. Everything on and around our campsite was crawling with infant and flying ants. My husband got bit four times and I was forced to keep my son inside, yet again, as the ants were making it tough to play outside. Thank goodness they only seemed to stick around for a day and half. To top it all off, the last full day of our trip was the worst of all. Again, not your fault, but the wind was almost hurricane force, which would have been bad enough but now we get to listen, see and small the RED SEPTIC truck coming and going all day long. The smell was so strong when he was dumping and the wind was blowing right at us, that again we could not go outside as we were all feeling sick to our stomachs. We counted well over 10 visits and thought he was FINALLY done when the light went on indicating the dump site was full, but NO!!!! You guys just reset the light and on the dumping went. I can not believe that the last dump we heard, that had been keeping us awake as we went to bed early as the smell outside was to horrible, was around 11PM!!! What are you guys thinking? People come to your campground as you state that it is a quiet relaxing retreat! What a crock. I understand that the septic from your Spirit Ridge condos needs to get pumped out and put in the tank near the campground, that gets processed by the city, but do you honestly think it all needs to be done in one day, over a 15 hour period? There were a tons of small kids camping around us, with most of them in tents and tent trailers, who were not able to get away from the horrible smell, expect for leaving for the day, which most of them were forced to do. Plus, most people with kids go to bed early as do the kids. How are they supposed to sleep with a darn septic truck parked next to them with the engine going and the lights flashing??? Needless to say, we will never be back nor will I ever recommend your campsite to anyone. I will go above and beyond to ensure people do not come to Nk'mip. I realize that some of the sites would not have been affected by the septic but why should we have to suffer by wanting to be near the playground?
Date of Stay: July, 2008
I was a little disappointed with Pacific Playgrounds. We had heard such good things about this campground and had read great reviews. I found the sites very, very small. The playground was very mickey mouse for a capground of this size. It was very busy, the staff seemed overwhelmed. There is only 1 washroon building for the entire campground. Needless to say, it was full when we stayed there and the bathrooms were disgusting!!! My fiends did use the laundry however and said they were nice. We will not be back.
Date of Stay: July, 2008
This is a very large campground with a tone of different types of sites. We chose a site near the playground, as we have a small son. The sites near the playground are tiered and quite large. We were in a shady forested site and loved it. The staff were great and the facilities were nice. We found the walk to the beach area a little long with a 3 year old so would suggest bikes or strollers for families with small kids. We would go back to Living Forest for sure!