Date of Stay: August, 2016
The rate I paid was in Canadian $ so in U$ this would equate to $30. This is our second visit to Riverside CG this year only this time it was much busier. This time we had a Meadow view site but only 5 spaces down from where we stayed in the spring. As before, it was equipped with 30 & 50-amp power, water and sewer. Water had excellent pressure. The utilities here were located towards the front of the site and for our rig would have required certainly a sewer extension had we parked all the way back. The site was gravel with a picnic table and fire ring, nicely treed for privacy and wide enough for a rig with opposing slides. Wi-Fi is one available at certain hotspots through the park but when I connected it worked well. We could only get one OTA tv channel (CTV Lethbridge). Being the height of summer the place was swarming with kids later in the day and into the dark hours. Check-in was mixed. The younger girl was friendly and attentive, the older one appeared a little frosty. There is a pool and other facilities but we didn't use these. The bathrooms are clean but dated. We would certainly return here again as it is a good stop-off point for the US border just over an hour away at Eastpoint.
Date of Stay: August, 2016
This is the first time I have stayed at a COE campground and I have to say I was very impressed with what we found. Originally, I made our reservations on-line and after travelling for nearly 600kms it was very nice to be greeted by name as though we knew the hosts from a previous visit. The hosts continued to be very helpful and supportive throughout the stay. Nearly all sites appear to be very level asphalt pull-though coming off either side of the asphalt loop road. Our was long enough to host our 40' 5er and full sized truck. The 50-amp power didn't work which I reported but everything else was in good working order. Each site has a large gravel patio with a picnic table and fire pit. Trees provide welcome shade for the heat of the day. There is no cable tv but we got about 12 OTA stations and satellite looks possible. No wi-fi anywhere but cell phone signals do reach. There is a small laundry room with one washing machine and one drier. A wash cycle turned out to be $1.25 and took about 35 minutes. On the mens side the was one shower, two stalls and a couple of hand sinks. The bathrooms are slightly dated but clean and looked after. It is just a shame that some people seem unable to flush after using the toilets! Whilst alongside the Columbia River, none of the sites can really be classed as riverside or river access. There is a small beach/swimming area and separate boat launch at a different section of the park. There was some road noise from the I-82 and trains do pass within 800 yds but the noise of these was easily surpassed on a night by the cicadas.
Date of Stay: August, 2016
This is a membership RV Park with affiliation to several larger groups. We stayed free for a couple of nights in return for attending a sales pitch. The normal rate is $44pn. Apparently, it is a five star resort. However, I would beg to differ. There are approximately one hundred full service sites equipped with 30 & 50 amp power, water, sewer and cable TV connection (30+ chn). In addition, there are a number of sites with pwr & water only, some dry camping and several tent sites. Tents are also accepted adjacent to RV's. Sites are fairly level gravel pads big enough to accommodate full size RV's. Each site has a picnic table and fire ring. Sites are separated by a grass strip about 15' wide. Interior roads are gravel with a 7pmh speed limit. The main building is the clubroom, office, sales centre and bathrooms. The bathrooms (mens) had two stalls and three showers (two very grubby) plus about four hand sinks. Not really enough for a full RV park of over 100 rigs and probably somewhere near 3 - 400 people. From the far end of the RV park it is about a 300 yard walk to the washrooms. Wi-Fi is only available at or close to the main building. It was indicating at the opposite end of the CG (near my location) but I couldn't connect to the signal making it most inconvenient to collect emails, etc. As there are no trees in the interior of the campground, satellite links are probably very good. There are four washing machines (all out of order when we needed to use them) and six driers. Loads cost $1.50 to wash. There is an indoor pool and hot tub that does have 'adult only' times but we did not use these. There is also a small fitness room that again, we did not use. All over the CG there are a multitude of domestic rabbits gone wild. The park makes mention of these frequently and appears to use their presence as a highlight. We would not return.
Date of Stay: August, 2016
Upon arrival we found the owners very friendly and approachable. Check-in was easy but they only take cash or debit; after which we were escorted to our site and assisted in getting positioned. Our site was a level, gravel pull-thru approximately 75' x 25' with 30/50 amp power, water, sewer & cable 58 channels. All utilities are about half way along the pad that worked well for our set up and connection points on the 5er. We also had a fire ring & picnic table. Separation between sites is done with mature trees and low ferns. The bathrooms continue to be very clean and well stocked. During our 7 night stay I would estimate the park remained at about 95%+ capacity. I did notice the pads were raked and cleared of leaves almost immediately they became vacant. It can get dusty but only if people drive too fast or 45' DP comes by. There are lots of garbage bins, which are regularly emptied. The office/store is well stocked with RV spares and some groceries and I noticed tea/coffee was available. The park does accept mail on your behalf but it is your responsibility to check for its arrival. The owners are helpful about local events and suggestions for activities. We found the park peaceful, not at all noisy except for occasional yapping dogs, which is the fault of their owners for not having control of their mutt. The park has a mixture of sites (back-in, pull through) gravel and dirt pads some very long (we have 40' fifth wheel with a full sized truck and still had space to spare). For children there is a nice grassed area and play frame and grassed space near the picnic shelters. Some guests are seasonal or have purchased a site but all friendly and not aloof. Wi-Fi (included in the price) is available at the sites and worked well during our time here. There is limited recycling for cardboard & cans. Propane refills can be purchased here. Clean laundry with limited opening times.
Date of Stay: June, 2016
The campground is a shared concern with Thousand Trails and this review is in relation to the KOA side of the equation. Although this is a very large campground with many sites they are spread out over a vast area and there is a great deal of open space. We had site # 31 which is a back-in equipped with 30 & 50 amp power, water and sewer drop. There is no cable connection but that wasn't important to us. Satellite is achievable because I saw a number of rigs hooked up to receive it. We could receive about 8 - 9 channels OTA. The sites are crushed gravel and level from left to right but the row we were located certainly had a noticeable slope from back to front which took a bit of adjustment and levelling. Each site appears to be equipped with a picnic bench table and fire pit. At our location we could pick up the wifi connection from a hotspot across at the office strong enough to review emails, write reviews and basic work. There is another hotspot up by the family centre and pool area. The pool was large enough to accommodate quite a few people and was clean and well laid out. A short walk from the pool is the lake, not recommended for swimming but it is possible to hire canoes, paddle-boats and fishing boats. We were here over the Fathers Day and there was quite a few children but nothing at all noisy or disturbing. There is a fenced dog walk suitable for the smaller breeds. The laundry was $2 per load and $1.50 for a dryer. Six of each machines. There are several bathrooms dotted about the CG. The set near the main entrance are dated to the late 80' early 90's with veneered wood panels. Showers had privacy curtains. All appeared very clean and attended to several times per day. Staff were polite and helpful, escorting us to our site and bringing the parcel that had been delivered on the day of our arrival. There is a camp shop but it has really odd hours of operation including closed on a Monday & Tuesday.
Date of Stay: June, 2016
The price indicted is in Canadian $ without 5% GST and there are no discounts. Once again, this place is our weekend escape being less than an hour from home. Today, I'm in site two which is a level, gravel site not too far from the office. This site, like most of the others is about 75' x 30' and has a grass strip of about 10' on either side with mature conifers on my passenger side to help screen us from the neighbouring site. As in the past we have 30 & 50 amp power, water and sewer. This year wi-fi has been installed and is working really well while the resort is about 70% occupied. It is extremely quiet this weekend even with a decent occupancy rate. The bathrooms continue to be spotlessly clean and well cared for. As always, the staff here are very friendly and helpful, the manager stopping by to welcome us back once again. Ice and ice creams are available in the office as is fire wood which is delivered to you site at $15 a large load. It is permissible to wash your RV on site and there is also a company that will come out and do this for you but I don't know for how much. Scoring this resort on its own merits I now give this full marks for the inclusion of good wi-fi.
Date of Stay: May, 2016
The daily rate indicated is in Canadian $. My rating is based on the services advertised and provided as opposed to comparing it against other RV resorts. There are two campgrounds (A & B) and we stayed in CG B. This is "wilderness" camping with 30 & 50 amp power that has good, steady voltage, excellent tasting fresh well water and sewer drops for the sites. The river gravel rock pads are level and come in a variety of lengths and widths so indicate you rig size when booking. Our 40' 5er with opposing slides easily fitted in to our allocated site and we were fortunate to have empty spaces on either side of us, even on a long weekend. Each site also has a picnic bench and fire ring. Wi-Fi is available only at The Lodge and included in the fees. No cell phone services or OTA for TV. Some RV's appeared to have satellite which presumably does work, as the sites are mainly open with occasional trees that wouldn't interfere. Two bathrooms are about a 5-minute walk from CG B to The Lodge where there is hot showers (no charge) with great water pressure, toilet and a hand wash sink. They are professionally tiled, spotlessly clean and warm. There is a small play frame for young kids, free wood for site fire rings, BBQ & gazebo. This place is so very quiet and dark which makes it perfect for rest & relaxation. The staff was very pleasant and helpful. From CG B there is access to the river but this involves clambering over large boulders. All garbage must be taken away as there is no municipal collection this far out. There is a limited services CG A where some site appear to have 30 amp power only. There are also lodges and tents (similar to yurts) that can be rented. I didn't see any indication of laundry facilities at the location. We don't have any but pets are welcome but need to be leashed. We stayed four nights and will definitely return.
Date of Stay: May, 2016
Towing a 40' fifth wheel trailer, we had been assigned to site #69 and upon inspection found it to be big enough to take our rig and truck. This is an older campground with a variety of different sized sites so make sure you emphasize the size of your MH or trailer. Getting in to #69 wasn't the easiest of manoeuvres but after a couple of minutes we managed it. Although, because of the road layout, it did call for some quite sharp turning and a little bit of shunting back and forth. Not sure how easy that would have been if the pull through sites opposite been occupied. Our site had sewer, water, 30 & 50 amp power that all worked as required. The only thing I wish I had known when I made the reservation a few days earlier was that there was a 'boil water advisory' in affect. This necessitated us having to go back out and buy some bottled water for drinking and running through the coffee maker. The sites are spaced apart quite well and all appear to have mature trees and shrubs between, providing a sense of privacy. The sites come in all manner of lengths and widths but are all gravel based and include a fire pit and picnic table with bench seats. Some sites appear more level than others but #69 was nicely level for us. We had selected a river view site. What I didn't realize was that the river was about 80' below us down a pretty steep, almost sheer drop. If you are coming here with younger children you will need to be extra vigilant while they play outside. We noticed that many of the other sites in other parts of the campground also had very steep drop-offs at the back of the sites so be very cautious selecting a site. The bathrooms are a little dated but serviceable. We chose to use our own on-board facilities instead of the campground showers though. Being very early in the spring it was also very quiet with the only noise being either the river or the birds. Wi-fi is very limited.
Date of Stay: September, 2015
The posted rate is based on a three night stay in early September and includes taxes and I believe a GS discount. This year we had a very large (100' x 15') and level concrete drive through pad with 50 amp, water, sewer and cable TV (about 70+ channels). There was also a large concrete patio (30' x 20') with picnic table and seats. Between each of these sites is a grass strip running the entire depth of the pad and about 18' wide. This is easily the best site we have ever had at this resort but then, there are no bad sites here in my opinion. Wifi is included in the price and appeared to be better this year. Despite being the holiday weekend, the resort was only about 50 - 60% full. As alway, the staff were very professional and courteous. The report was again immaculate, despite the recent hot and dry weather in this pat of WA. We didn't get the chance to use their pool, hot tub or club house - it rained for most of the time we stayed there. This really is a top notch RV resort and we will continue to spend our time there whenever we are in the area. The roads are all asphalt as are some of the sites. Trees are now starting to mature and will offer some degree of shade as they do so. Curbside garbage collection, quiet resort with excellent facilities in a gated area. Following up from a previous reviewer - there was certainly no evidence of dog excrement or odor during our stay.
Date of Stay: September, 2015
The posted rate is for eight nights in a Super Site and excludes tax. There are no discounts for weekly rates or memberships such as GS. This is our second consecutive year coming back to this rather superb RV resort in the North West part of WA State. As soon as we pulled up at the office, the camp host was there to greet us before I'd even switched off the engine. Check-in was effortless and we were then escorted to our site and assisted in getting the perfect position. The Super Site was level and long enough for our 41' 5er and truck, with room to spare. The hook ups worked perfectly with good water pressure and a stable 50-amp service. This site also comes with approximately 60 channels of cable TV that was crystal clear. The wifi is included in the price and did not require any passwords or userid. We had a good, consistent level of service for our needs. We did lose service for two days but so did 90% of the area after a severe storm struck. Super Sites also come with a lit gazebo and picnic table on a concrete base. Our site was nicely nestled in amongst some mature conifer trees, holly bushes, ferns and rhododendrons. The roads and sites are compact gravel. There is one central washroom block that requires an access code. Once inside, the showers are professionally tiled and very clean. There are plenty of garbage bin around the resort and they do have some limited recycling. The washing machines are $1.50 per load and dryers 25c for 10 minutes. There is a meeting room of sorts; children's play area and a camp store for last minute essentials and forgotten items. Apart from the Super Sites, there is a broad selection of other sites available throughout the resort. Sections A, E, F, G , H and some of D appear more open and suitable for those with satellite tv. Sections B & C are more woodsy. Some seasonal guests but everyone, including the staff, were friendly and helpful. We will definitely return.
Date of Stay: August, 2015
The rate indicated is based on two nights and includes the GS discount and all taxes. The RV Park is easy to find and is well signposted from I-5 (exit 39) only a short distance away. It is a larger RV park than we normally spend time at but was a convenient stop over on our way further north. The check-in was quick, friendly and efficient. We were given a large concrete pull-through with 50 amp, water, sewer and cable TV with over 60 channels. There are six options for wifi (included in the price) but we found we had to log on every time we switched on the computer and on many occasions I couldn't open a website or emails. The sites are pretty well spaced and most appear to have a mature shade tree. Grass between sites is now scorched brown and has died. Water pressure was good and the power remained stable. The washrooms are older but clean. I didn't use their showers (used our onboard) but took a boo and found them to be old and looking in need of a clean. All are accessible to the disabled without any problems. There are five newer looking front loading washing machines and six driers at $1.50 per load. There appears to be numerous seasonal guests and there is also a large mobile home park of the same name adjacent to this RV park. Plenty of grocery shopping and diesel fuel nearby. We stopped here in order to go and see Mount St. Helens, about an hours drive away. Plenty of overflow parking if needed and this is a good place for big rigs to get around with ease.
Date of Stay: August, 2015
The indicated rate is based on five nights stay and includes all taxes and a GS discount for a premium site with 50 amp power. Check-in was very pleasant and the two male staff members went out of their way to welcome us to the facility. We then got an escort to our site (#54) because this is apparently renowned for being difficult to back in to. Located next to the dog walking area in the back corner of the resort we were escorted against the normal traffic flow. We were then guided back in to the space. The guys helping were very good but I still can't help thinking that it would have been easier going with the flow of traffic rather than up hill and on the apex of the chicane in the road. Anyway, we got in and hooked up to the PWS and cable. The site was tight and we were unable to deploy the awning due to a tree but this could be down to the shape and size of the RV as well. The site was level concrete with a narrow strip of grass either side. Roads are asphalt and in good condition. Each site is given two access codes for the wifi, enabling two devices in total. I found the wifi pretty weak and often unable to connect. The cost is included in the site fee. Cable TV was good with about 48 channels. PWS all worked perfectly. The washrooms, spa and laundry all require an access code. The laundry is $1.50 for washers and dryers (3 of each). Bathrooms were clean, tiled and easily accessible to the disabled. Four showers and two stall in the mens washroom. The resort is very well cared for by the staff working there. We found it nice and quiet with very few children, mainly middle aged to seniors staying here. Access to the beach is across the 101 with no crosswalk nearby and then down some pretty steep steps. We will return to this resort when next in the area.
Date of Stay: August, 2015
The nightly rate I have indicated is based on five nights, including all taxes and GS discounts. Check-in was simple, perhaps because I had booked and paid for our site in advance. The young girl at the registration office was pleasant and cordial giving us directions to our site - no pilot escorts here. We have a pull through site that was more of a lay-by, running parallel to the campground roads. It and the roads are asphalt, in good condition but fairly narrow. Our site was also alongside the public road on the perimeter of the campground. The site was fairly level and long enough for our 41' 5er after some maneuvering. We had 50amp power, water and sewer. 30amp was also on the site. There was a large gravel patio with a fixed in place bench table and seating. This looked very weathered and you'd be prone to splinters and snagging you clothes sitting at them. There was also a small fire grate. The sites were very well spaced apart but not particularly private. Many sites had mature shade trees. There is no cable and satellite would depend on the trees around you but we did get a dozen or so OTA tv channels. Sites along the river looked very nice and had a paved footpath running parallel to the river. The washroom block was clean but dated. Three stalls and two showers - that we did not use. There was no privacy for drying or dressing. Laundry was $1 for a 30 minute wash and $1 for a 50 minute dry. Two of each machines. Also a payphone on site. All disable accessible. Small play area for kids, lots of soft, green grass to walk on. No street lights. WalMart is 20 miles away. The wi-fi is included in the rate and was pretty strong but intermittent. Plenty of garbage bins around the CG which resembles a municipal park. There are frequent and noisy trains running within 100 yrs of the CG. On our last night there must have been 8 or 9. Some noise too from I-84.
Date of Stay: July, 2015
All fees are in Canadian $ which, at the time of writing, is about 25% less than the U$. The site allocated to us belonged to one of their seasonal guests but had been vacated prior to our arrival. The pad was a mixed pea sized gravel and dirt all hard packed measuring about 45' x 9'. However I parked the truck, some of it stuck out in to the road. Water and 30amp electric were located at the back of the site and shared between two pads. For me, it placed them on the wrong side of the RV but I could reach using extensions. My sewer drop was on the correct side towards the rear. Between me and the next site was a stretch of grass about 15' wide containing the fire ring and a wooden picnic bench table a seats. The washrooms were clean and nicely tiled. The shower access was very narrow and would not accommodate a wheelchair if needed. Showers cost $2 Cdn for five minutes. The laundry was in the basement of the office building and not accessible to anyone with mobility problems. Washers and dryers were all $2. Wifi is available for a fee through Tengointernet but I used the hotspot on my Rogers cell plan. My phone had a full Rogers 3G service. I didn't try the OTA tv reception, don't have satellite and there was no cable. There are 33 back in sites in this campground that is attached to a small golf course on the edge of town. The nearest place of any size is Red Deer about 45kms away. The biggest downside of this campground is the trains that rumble through during the night blasting their horns in the early hours. I think we had three come through between midnight and 5am, waking us up each time. The place was full and we found it noisy with lots of young children squealing around. The campground appears to be mainly seasonal guests with some workers living here. It is a tidy and well looked after place, just not somewhere we will return to for a weekend. It isn't a destination location but would do for an overnight spot.
Date of Stay: June, 2015
The rate of $56 per night is the average rate for each night across a period of eight nights due to the higher charge for weekends. It also includes a $10 booking fee (because we asked for a particular site) and the KOA 10% discount. Our site was a premium site near the office and directly overlooking the Flathead Lake. The site measures approximately 71' x 30' which includes a large concrete patio. The pad is gravel as are the interior roads. We had a picnic table and chairs and a propane BBQ with gas included. There is 20, 30 and 50 amp power at this site, water and two sewer drops. We have two good sized trees for shade. As previously noted, there is a slight left to right bit of leveling but nothing drastic and one layer of orange blocks cures this. The WiFi was excellent last year and is again but is now through Tengointernet. It is free but limits downloads so will not allow the streaming of movies, etc. It is possible to upgrade to a higher level for a $15 per week. We have found two OTA TV channels. I don't bother with satellite and there is no cable available. All services are working flawlessly with good voltage and water pressure. Bathrooms and showers are the cleanest we have found. My Canadian cell phone is picking up a strong signal from AT&T. There is some minor road and light aircraft noise but not bothersome. The staff here is super friendly and we were actually escorted to our site before checking in. The host seemed to know who we were and led us straight over. Later I saw another site host explaining the intricacies of the black and grey tanks to a new TT owner before he then led them to a vacant site where they could dump and rinse their tanks under his guidance. Nice touch I thought. There is also a separate dump station but I guess he wanted to show the exactly what to do. We have stayed here several times before and will continue to return as this is the best campground/resort in the Flathead valley.