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We were pleasantly surprised with the beautiful location of this park. It is surrounded by hills with a great view of the valley. We don't golf but stayed an extra night to enjoy the peace and quiet - no road noise as it is a mile off the highway. The sites are spacious with grass strips dividing them. The bathrooms are cleam with lots of hot water. We would stay here again.

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This is a good spot for an overnight or two stay. The hosts are friendly and keep the showers and laundry spotless. There is also a nice covered pavillion with tables for dining or games. We were disappointed in how close the sites were and that there was no buffer between them. Also, the sites are on dirt and there was no shade. It is in the open, so it got pretty hot even in September.

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This is not your typical BC Provincial Park, but has its own appeal if you like a more open setting rather than the usual heavily forested BC Park setting. The 60 or so level campsites sit on 6 terraces below Highway 97, all with views of beautiful Kalamalka Lake. There are no lakefront sites, however, you can walk to a small sandy beach and there is a boat launch area. The sites are spacious and most have some trees and shrubs for privacy along the sides and open in the back for the view. There is one shower building with free showers and flush toilets. Did not see a sani-dump. CG hosts were friendly and it was quiet at night. There are some easy hiking/nature trails within the park (with warnings about snakes). We were there after Labor Day when it becomes FCFS with no reservations, so there was no problem getting a nice site. There is some road noise from Highway 97, but nothing that kept us awake.

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Beebe Bridge CG is a pleasant oasis in an otherwise dry and wide open landscape, a real gem at a great price. The CG is located on the banks of the Columbia River with easy access off Hwy 97. Many sites are riverfront and most others have some river views. The campground is grassy with lots of shade trees. The sites are level and well-spaced with many pull-throughs. There are free showers in well-maintained restrooms and a sani-dump. There is also a huge day use area and a boat launch. The only negative is that there is road noise, but it got pretty quiet at night and did not bother us.

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Bend/Sisters Garden RV Park is a really lovely park, well-maintained and located in a quiet, rural area just outside the town of Sisters. The staff is friendly and the facilities are spotless. The sites are well-spaced and level. There may be some traffic noise from the highway, especially on some of the sites close to the road, but it was really cold when we were there in September, so we had our windows closed and it wasn't an issue. They escort you to your spot and make sure you know the rules, where things are located and come by to pick up trash at the sites all day long. The landscaping at the sites and around the park is really beautiful. We will come back here again. Reservations are recommended, particularly during the rodeo in June.

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Crown Villa has become a very popular place and it was full except for dry camping when we were arrived on a Tuesday afternoon after Labor Day, so reservations are probably a good idea. The town has really grown around the park, so we did not find it as relaxing a place as we had on our two previous visits. The facilities are very clean and the staff is very friendly. There are plenty of washers/dryers, so this is a good place if you need to do laundry. They also have an outdoor covered spa and lounge for hanging out. Given the crowded park and the heavy traffic situation to get to the park, we left after one night and moved to another park in Sisters that is more rural and relaxing. We would probably not stay here again, especially to pay $29.00 for dry camping next to a noisy road. If you have a nice, premium site with hookups away from the road noise, I think you would have a very pleasant experience and would enjoy the amenities.

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Yakima Sportman SP is an older state park that has seen better days. It is way overpriced at $45 especially considering the lack of amenities and deferred maintenance/updating needed. The sites are level, but there are no trees or shrubs for privacy barriers between them. The bathrooms require tokens and don't always function properly. There are only 2 shower buildings and one was not functional and the other was "iffy" per the attendant. If you are in need of an overnight/emergency spot that is quiet and off the highway but with easy access, this is ok, but I can't imagine staying here as a destination.

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This park is an older CG with lots of mature trees and shade. There is lots of foliage for privacy between the sites, which is nice. Also, some of the sites have electrical power. There are a few negatives to this park, the major one being the condition of the shower building. The showers are coin-operated, took forever to get warm and the water flow was weak. They are old and in need of updating. If the weather is cold, you will freeze in there. The other big negative is lack of a sani-dump, but there is one behind the Visitor Center not too far away in town. It was really busy when we were there. There are also fresh water faucets in the park, but we did not see anything that was convenient for filling our freshwater tank without clogging up the narrow loop roads, so we filled that tank up at the Visitor Center as well. Finally, the check-in process is a little difficult and we found the CG Host was not at all helpful or friendly. We only stayed the one night and probably would not stay here again.

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Kokanee Provincial Park is about 18K east of Nelson and within 15-20 mins of the Balfour Ferry. We were lucky to get one of the few non-reservable spots arriving early on a Tuesday & were even near the sandy beach area. This is a spectacular mountain lake with long stretches of sandy beach. This is a heavily used park, most of which is reserved well in advance. One loop is FCFS and that's where we stayed for 4 nights. There is also overflow parking and it was busy every night we were there. The is s sani-dump for an extra charge. Would definitely stay here again.

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This is NOT your typical BC provincial park and we found it to be a bit of a disappointment. It was basically a dirt parking lot with people crammed in together with absolutely no privacy or space between sites. The sites were dirt and looked like they hadn't been raked/cleaned in ages. Also, there was no shade, which was a bummer because it was really HOT during our stay. The showers were clean but really outdated with ancient plumbing and a weird drain/platform that looked like a trip hazard. The camp host/concessionaire was the grumpiest I have ever met in a BC park. Would not stay here again unless I was desperate for an overnight spot. Only some spots have electric hookups and these were all taken, so beware if you really want/need AC. Also, LOTS of train noise ALL NIGHT LONG. This park is nestled between 2 train lines and they like to use their whistles.

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This is a beautiful setting along Lake Revelstoke. The sites are spacious, mostly back-in, but a few new sites are pull through. Quiet park with a sandy beach & playground. This is a high demand park and we arrived on a Sunday without reservations and were able to find spots for 2 nights as long as we were willing to move sites. The sites were level, so this was not a big deal and we were happy to do so in order to stay on for another night. Would definitely come back here!

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This is a typical BC Provincial Park - large, well, spaced sites, very private and lots of trees/shade. There is a nice day use area with a sandy beach for swimming and boat launch. The showers are older and were free in 2015, so hot water was an issue. The ranger informed us that they are updating the showers for next season and there will be a charge, but this means the hot water should last longer. Quiet and away from the road.

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We were also checked in by the grumpy guy who was not at all friendly or helpful. I agree that the sites are really close to the neighbors - we had to close our windows and put on our fans to keep out the smoke from the campfire right outside our window. There is no one checking on the noise levels, we had to complain about constantly barking dogs. It was also difficult to get in and out of our site because of the trees which are poorly placed and at least need some trimming. Would not stay here again. Laundry was older & overpriced. Everything looks like it needs some attention and updating.

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: Rather disappointed with this Elks RV facility. They have a huge parking lot just on the outskirts of downtown, so it is in a traffic area right across the street from Safeway. Instead of putting the RVers in the quieter portion of the parking lot, the 5 RV spaces are right at the intersection with lots of traffic noise. There are also people cutting through the lot to get to Safeway, so there is not much privacy. Finally, there is absolutely no shade, so in the hot afternoon sun, we were baking. The lot is blacktop and needs repair. There is only electricity at the site. OK for overnight stopover.

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This is one of the worst private parks we have ever stayed at. I wish I had read these reviews before we stayed here as they were right on. The sites are squeezed together on a lot up the hill from the main resort. I can't imagine how a big rig would get in here without great difficulty as we had problems getting around in our 30ft class C. It is an older park that has old hook ups, the showers are NOT private - they are open locker-room style with people and their kids walking through to get to the pools in the main lodge down the hill, the laundry is also far away upstairs in the main lodge. The pools are nice, but by the weekend, they were so crowded with families you could hardly move. They allow babies in diapers in the pools which I find unhygenic. The RV price at $70 a night was bad enough for what you got, but then to add insult to injury the resort charges RV'ers and additional fee to "rent" pool towels while regular guests are not charged. Not sure what that says about what management thinks about RV'ers.