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We camp in a 38'fifth wheel with 2 kids (11&9), 2 dogs and a happy couple.

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This is an amazing place to stay. About 45 minutes outside of Yellowknife, close enough to be easy to access, far enough it's wilderness. The sites are narrow, when it lists the width, pay attention! Park attendant was super helpful and gave us a wider site when he saw our unit. You simply cannot fit, lots of trees which we loved. Lake is pristine, you can launch boats easily and park for free when camping. No power or water; note NO FILL STATION in the park, go to station 4 in Yellowknife and fill up with water for free. They have water symbol on the description which is deceiving. We stayed in loop C, great park which is sand and kids loved you it. The park has many seasonal campers who aren't there mid week so felt like we had the loop to ourselves. There is wildlife in area, bears and very bold foxes. Had a fox jump in our dog pen, was very funny and he quickly got out! You'll need to keep food in your car. The showers and bathrooms were clean and water was warm. Saw the Northern lights and was where several aurora tour companies come down to the lake to see them, so clearly a good place to see! Save the money and drive to the lake yourself. We really loved this park, it was quiet and clean. If you're up for the drive, well worth it. Definitely check out the visitor centre, museum and diamond place in Yellowknife.

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This is a territory park, we stayed 2 nights in a fifth wheel. There are some amazing sites to pull thru, the back in are narrow pay attention to the stated width, no jokes! The park is rustic and clean, there is an attendant on site who was very responsive. There are beautiful waterfalls here, bring bug spray as the bugs are intense. They do not advertise on the NWT website however, you CAN NOT fill your trailer here with water. They have drinking water brought in and it's only for drinking. Fill up before at home, no fill stations that we saw outside of Yellowknife. (Admin note: potable water fill up available at Hay River Visitor Centre - aprox 80 mi east) Small kids park, nothing special. Waterfall hike is amazing, hard to get down to the river as the path is under construction (park guy told us has been for 6 years and no work done). It's a beautiful place to enjoy quiet and nature. Loop A backs onto the waterfall and you can hear it, loop B is across the road and you cannot hear the water there.

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Stayed here twice on the way to and from Yellowknife. They were super accommodating our late check in and extremely friendly. Sites have power, water and sewer. Some semi-permanent but clean and well kept. Bathrooms immaculate. Park for kids walking distance from our site. Stayed in 38' fifth wheel, lots of pull thru sites. We did not spend time in PEace River and used as travel thru.

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This park is awesome. Clean and well run. Showers, bathrooms, laundry, 2 pools, kids activities for free or cheap, horse barn and petting zoo. Water and power on site, they will come and pump your tanks for $25. The wood is included in the price of reservation. Showers and pool also no charge. This is a membership park with some public camping, you need to book and then select a campsite based on what is open. There's a huge playground and organized kids activities. You can play bingo, eat pancake breakfast or just lounge at the pool. Sites are trees and private, or you can have sun and close to playground. Membership here is worth it. Staying for a week is like a mini vacation close to home.

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We stayed here two nights (separately - week apart on way to Yellowstone) and both times there were sites available. This is a stop-thru park, there are a few permanent residents and people visiting in Helena. We found the park to be clean and all services (water, sewer, electric & wifi) were very good. My only service downgrade was the office hours for the main office - we had to self-register the second time, no one was available when we came or left, which I found a bit unnerving. The park though is a good location to Helena, quiet and felt safe. I would stay again if driving thru.

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We stayed here in a 38' RV. This is an excellent park and definitely the only place to stay near Yellowstone. It is approximately 15 minutes to the West Yellowstone gate and well worth the drive. The park is clean, quiet and beautifully located between the mountains and walking distance to Henry Lake. It's on a paved road (take down their directions diligently as your GPS will send you down the mud road). There are showers (extremely clean) and a well priced ($5.50 for wash & dry) laundry which was awesome. The park has a perimeter fence which is great for kids. There is a small playground area and my kids loved the tetherball. The owners live upstairs and are very hospitable, friendly without being noisy and I felt that the park was a safe environment. There are many parks closer to Yellowstone but they are DUMPS and look very shady. This is a high recommendation because we stayed a week and it was lovely, peaceful and with full hook-up, no problems whatsoever. They have wifi too.

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This is our favorite park in Alberta. The sites are private, the playground is a great spot. There are several hiking trails in the campground and along the river. The showers are clean. The loops D & E are best to stay in for privacy / shade. There is a active amphitheater and children's program here during the week / on weekends. I highly recommend this park.

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This park is large and very close to a great beach. The sites are smaller, but private. The bathroom / showers were very clean. We did not locate the playground (only one night) but told there is one. If I stayed again, I would try to get off the main road into the sites as it is quite busy. Enjoyed it. Would recommend.

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This park was a great place for us to view Vancouver from. It's very clean and the staff are very friendly. The pool was kept immensely clean, the showers / bathrooms were also in good working order and cleaned regularly. Laundry was cheap ($2.00 per load) and the playground was great for kids. Would recommend requesting site close to playground as kids had a blast. The only reason this isn't a 10 and something to consider, the noise of the Lion's Gate was hard to adjust to. In a tent trailer, it was quite loud. Bring earplugs!

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Two words - don't stay. This park was a huge disappointment. Sites were covered in garbage. Pool was not heated sufficiently. We were originally put onto site with water leak and caution tape & had to request a move. Playground in front area was like a bad yard sale, full of broken toys. When I complained the girl at the desk basically said "when we get to it" and eventually moved some of it out. No milk at camp store (all weekend!). Huge pile of garbage (old refrigerators, boxes, junk) visible from pool area. Serious upkeep is required in bathrooms, sewage smell was off/on from our site and disgusting. This is by far, the worst park I have ever stayed in.