Date of Stay: August, 2015
This is an extremely busy RV park. In order to make a reservation in summer, campers must commit to a two-week stay. The (indoor) pool is not open in summer. Most people are there to boat or swim in Osoyoos Lake. We came to visit wineries and spend time with friends who have a home in the area. The beach and swimming area at Nk'Mip Resort is very shallow, crowded with boats, and has a mucky bottom, so we usually went to the municipal beach across the lake. The campground has two distinct areas with very different atmospheres. It is almost schizophrenic. The "C" section (where we stayed) is a typical RV park with large, shaded campsites with cement patio areas, especially C1-43. The numbers above that are in a newer section with less shade, but a new shower building. There are also grassy fields for play and dog walking,in the entire "C" section. Everything is clean and well-maintained. Then there is the section along the lake front: it is a zoo! Where one camper's awning ends, the next site begins. There is no grass. When the wind whips up (every afternoon) the dust blows everywhere. Most campers have more than one vehicle, plus tents, plus a boat and/or boat trailer on their site. There is no privacy. We went down there a few times and could not believe that people were paying good money to camp in such conditions, but apparently this is a huge deal and some people return to these sites year after year. There is a cantina on the beach, and they have live bands on Friday and Saturday nights until 11:00 p.m. during the summer. There are a few permanent campers, spread all around the resort, but their sites are generally well-kept.
Date of Stay: April, 2012
Long term campers definitely get the best sites (along the stream that flows from the Lo Lo Mai Spring). We were assigned a site near the tent area, close to the Oak Creek. Not a bad location but it was kind of dusty and a longish walk to the laundry, the pool, and the Wi-Fi (which is only available in the vicinity of the "club house", a major annoyance). There are three newer showers over that way, which provide a private space with shower, sink and toilet. The unheated pool is small and children are allowed in the "spa" (hot tub) despite the rule against just that -- this is annoying for those who are not traveling with children. There is some work to be done cleaning up the more "natural" setting of the creek side section of the campground, and new pads in some parts indicate an effort is underway. Expensive for what you get.
Date of Stay: April, 2012
Beautiful in appearance, well-kept grounds. Free golf round for two per each night's stay -- if that is your thing. Highly secure, gated park. The only complaint I have is that the sewer plug ins are oddly placed on the opposite side of the hedge from the site that is to use them ... you have to kind of crawl under the shrubbery to reach the sewer hook up.