Date of Stay: July, 2009
Owners and other guests (many seem long term residents) were nice and washrooms/showers were OK. But we only stayed because it was late and we needed to stop for the night. The sites are jam-packed into a small ravine. We had trouble getting our 24' (small) unit backed in between the picnic table and the next unit. No privacy at all, and minimal shade. Hardly room to put up a folding chair. The "mountain stream" mentioned in the advertising is a tiny, weedy, muddy creek about 1' across, and barely 3" deep. I was then astonished to find (AFTER we hooked up, (they should have told us verbally at check-in about this) that all the water available is subject to a boil water advisory. This means you should not brush your teeth or get shower water into your mouth either. OK to stop into for a night if you are needing a place to sleep, otherwise, give this a pass. Suggestions to owners: provide clean water, provide larger, more private and shaded spots (Kamloops and area is hot and dry in the summer), level sites more carefully, billing the tiny creek as a mountain stream is misleading.
Date of Stay: July, 2009
The area is simply spectacular, with tons of things to do and see. There is a bus that runs hourly to town right from the campground. There is not much swimming around, but Cascade Ponds is not too far away and is an awesome swimming spot. However, as long time tenters we were sorry to find that in building the trailer/rv Tunnel Mountain site, the Parks Service sadly opted to follow the "squeeze em in" maxim of private RV court operators. The sites were teensy, and there was no room after parking our small, 24' RV for the picnic table to sit on the gravel pad. It sat tilted at sharp angle, making meals and games very uncomfortable. You are asked to stay off the non-gravel parts of the site. We were also surprised to find the pad itself was seriously not level. And they only put the pull through sites (parallel to the road) about 3' off the access road, so it makes for a very worrying setup if you have small children with you. We had a nice spot with a clear view of Tunnel Mountain (#117), but there were many sites that had virtually no trees and were horribly exposed. This is not our idea of a Park Experience. I hope Parks Canada rethinks this campground, which would be far better set up with pull through sites perpendicular to the access roads (forming an I with the roads at top and bottom). This would allow for much more privacy, safety and a much more aesthetically pleasing setup. Deer and elk were daily visitors to the campground and we saw a nice Northern Lights display as well.