Date of Stay: August, 2009
This is the "overflow" campground for Bow Valley Provincial Park. No reservations are accepted. We stayed for one week, including a holiday weekend when the campground was full, often with two units in a site. There were two pay ($2 token/5 min) showers for Men, 2 for Women. Only one day did both showers work in the ladies'; a couple days on one worked in the men's room, and one day neither one worked. In addition, there was one toilet out of order the whole time in the ladies' room. The rest rooms appeared to be only really cleaned when a complaint was made - otherwise the guy kind of wiped the sinks and added tissue - not much more - he didn't even refill the hand sanitizer by the door, and there was no soap or towels. There was no employee on site, so I reported these issues every other day when I went to the store/office at Bow Valley to get tokens. There I was told there was a "Host" at Willowrock, but could never figure out who it was. If this is a typical Alberta Provincial Park Campground, I am sorry for the local folks; $25/night is a lot to pay for no services.
Date of Stay: August, 2009
This review applies to the Dino RV Nest, next door to and a part of Dinosaur RV Park. We stopped for a two-night stay, but Dinosaur didn't have a 2 night site & took us over to Dino's nest. They gave our site away for the second night and wanted us to fold our camper & move. After much discussion, we decided to go elsewhere. Everything was "extra" - $1 for the shower - $3/day for internet (in the main office only) - $1/cup for coffee - $2.50/round for mini-golf and $10 to "rent" a portable fire ring - all on top of paying over $30 for a 30 Amp & water site. The bathrooms & showers were dirty. There was a pack of young boys running around after 10pm holding the doors to the washroom area shut, opening the door into the ladies' room while I was in there, and playing in the laundry room. The host was a constant smoker, so the office, hall and entry smelled like smoke. I saw some other poor reviews on this place, but took a chance because it was convenient. WARNING- Don't give them your money! The most incredible thing I saw was the seasonal rates - $3300 for 6 mos, $6000 for a year - we pay half that or less for full facilities including pool, hot tub, clubhouse, FREE showers & Wi-Fi where we winter. This outfit is a ripoff.
Date of Stay: March, 2009
Ladies' room & shower clean, but mens' room shower had "pink slime" mold on walls, shower head & curtain. Also, there is ONE bathroom, I mean single - toilet sink & shower together, for each gender. That means if a teenager is taking a typical shower (as was the case last night) there is no rest room to use. Also, maybe due to the "run" on showers by a visiting youth group, there was no hot water in the ladies' for over an hour. On the plus, there is a very good heater in the bathroom - important since AM temps at this time of year are around 32F.