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The park has 2 areas. One area is constructed similar to a provincial park with defined space between sites, the other is adjacent to the lake and is less defined. All sites have tables and a fire pit as well as access to an outhouse. Recreation sites in BC are meant to be rustic! A caretaker is on site during the summer season. The lake is restricted to those fishing with a child under 16 so is not usually very busy.

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The site is a BC recreation site east of Penticton. Recreation sites have only limited services such as a table, fire pit and pit toilets. They are usually on a lake or river which provides the recreation for the site. Idleback has several nice sites adjacent to the lake and trails for bike riding. Fishing is the main summer activity. The road to the site is a good gravel road but very steep in places and has long climbs with several switchbacks. Once there it's a great spot for several days of fishing. Idleback has no Fee!!

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This park is a gem for families with young children. The park is in giant cedar trees and has lots of trails and 'wilderness' space for them to explore. The layout is spacious and traffic for such a large park is quite low. The double sites are great for small groups and spacious enough for an RV or 2 and several tents. The lake is cold except later in the year and is really not the main attraction. We plan on staying again next year.

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We have stayed at this park before and it is still a good place to stay. It was very busy this time but they were good enough to find us a spot among the permanent residents for the few nights we were there. They have upgrades their WIFI to a Tengo system with up to 52 Mbps.

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Very nice park with well cared for grounds. If you are looking for a 'Resort' which has lots of facilities this is not the park. I think most people, however, are happy to stay here for the price as it is the only park with services fit to stay in before Victoria. We would stay again waiting for the ferry. Rate is for shoulder season.

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A premium provincial park with most conveniences such as showers, flush toilets paved roads and lots of trails. The park has been around forever but still has large sites with easy access and significant space between most sites. In the fall you can just stop by and get a site but during the summer reservations are a must. We would stay again even with the hefty price for no services (power, water etc ) just for the great location.

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The park is divided into Upper and Lower sites with the Lower site across the road. The Upper park has well spaced sites with a few tent specific sites and the others suitable for most RV's. The park is well maintained and has the new style pit toilets that are nearly as good as flush and are handicapped accessible. Showers are a 700M/750 yds walk through the bush and under the road to the Lower Park. This park is a great place to use as a location to use for day trips in the area. We would definitely stay again if in the area.

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A nice older park with lots of trees and large sites. Each site has a nice picnic table and fire pit and firewood is available. The services are reliable, easy to access and the WIFI although slow seems to work even in the trees. The roads in the park are very narrow with turns that are very tight for longer units. They have several sites they call pull-throughs but are really “pull-offs“ and for long units may impede access to adjacent sites. It's best to check site options before committing to a site. We would stay again if in the area.

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Nice setting in a dense forest along the Quinsam River close to Campbell River. The roads in the site are a combination of paved and gravel. Sites are well separated so quite private. Wood is available for a fee. The river sites can now be reserved as well as selected other sites. Rate is now $ 18 with a half price rate for BC seniors after Labor Day. We would stay again if in the area.

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This is a campground constructed adjacent to the local fish hatchery. It is in old growth forest and the large trees and narrow roads make for interesting access to your site. We were able to select from several available and our access was easy. RV sites only have water and 30A power. A sani-station is provided and is free to use. The showers and laundry provided were very clean and tidy. The power fluctuated from 120V to a low of 105V just with the use of a microwave. I don't think an air conditioner would work. ( I'm not sure who would use one in Port Hardy?) WIFI is available and actually worked quite well at our site. They do have chairs near the office if you have a site bothered by trees. They offer a seniors discount. The managers are very helpful and can offer many ways to spend time in the Port Hardy area. We would certainly stay again if in the area.

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This recreation site has the usual tables, fire pits, and pit toilets. Several sites are along the lake with easy access to the beach. Lakeside sites have a $2 premium during the season the attendant collects. The water is crystal clear and with the mountains in the background makes a great place to read a book. It also has a very large wharf that is long enough to reach deep water for diving etc. The boat launch adjacent to the wharf is suitable to launch almost any trailered boat. The 15 km of gravel road from Gold River is only a minor deterrent to most as the site is often full during the summer months. We would return if in the area.

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If the park was considered on RV park merit only it would rate a 1 or 2 maximum. Services, layout,pad size and access are all individual. No 2 sites are the same. I'm not sure how many sites are used as the numbering system is a bit inconsistent and it's very easy to miss some non-serviced sites in the trees. In addition they also look after a park near the river which appears to have it's own numbering system. Services, although offered, are mostly non-existent. Receptacles are usually shared and could be 50' or more from your site – water even further. If it is considered just a dry camp on the beach it is hard to beat. The beach is nice, clean and must be more than a kilometer long. We would stay again if in the area but would avoid the busy season. Our rate is for a non-serviced site.

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An older park that needs a bit of maintenance and repair. That being said the location is very nice with a view of Broughton Strait, Alert Bay and a short drive to Telegraph Cove or Port McNeil. The power and water connections for the ocean view sites are @ every other site so if you have the “other” site the connections are on the wrong side. Sewer seemed okay. WIFI is $5 extra and showers are $1 for 5 minutes. We would stay again if in the area for the view and convenience.

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Nice, clean, well organized park. Mainly used by golfers but suitable for overnight use or for those visiting the area. Rate is for a full hookup 30A site. Sites are a bit narrow if you have a multi-slide unit. Great 9 hole golf course as well. We will return!!

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The park is in 2 areas; one on each side of the office. We were on the south end. The sites alternate concrete or grass parking pads and they appear to only use the grass sites as the park fills. This makes for large sites during slower times. The park is right on the river and you can watch the river traffic go by. The Wi-Fi is unpredictable and can be good or gone several times an hour. They have great laundry facilities at a very reasonable price. We would stay again because of the convenient location and great views. Don't use your GPS for directions; stay on Hwy 131 until you get to the sign for the park.