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Being a Friday and all the sites on a first come first serve basis, I came early and picked out a site at the 10am earliest registration time. Originally I was looking for a double site for family and us, but those sites were occupied. As it turned out, the individual sites were a lot bigger. Our site (#38) had plenty of room for a big rig. With lots of foliage it was also very private. Another advantage to this site is the Shower Trail is nearby. Our son had #39 next door and it was more wide open with not much in the way of privacy, but it had a great panoramic view of Kalamalka Lake. All the sites are back-in gravel with the exception of the 4 electric sites which are paved and near the parking lots. The campground was full by noon and one of the parking lots is used for the overflow and that was almost full as well. Park attendants were very friendly and helpful. One issue that they couldn't fix (they said) was all the wood bugs crawling around the men's shower stall floor. Probably not for the squeamish. The Nature Trail has been extended with a gravel section that goes to the highway. When the weather is nice, this is a busy place with lots of people using the day use facilities, especially the boat basin. Still one of our favourite campgrounds and we will continue to stay here.

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The campground is located 3 miles off Hwy 3. Access road is paved, but a bit bumpy. Stopped at the gatehouse for a quick check-in and a map of the park. Our site (#21) was a gravel back-in with a fairly steep access from the loop road. Even so the pad was very level. Picnic table and a fire ring at the site. Lots of privacy due to the trees and spacing. Water fill at several taps on the loop roads. Dump station is about a mile east of Manning Park Lodge. No TV or Wi-Fi. Satellite would have been impossible with all the trees. This place is more for hiking, fishing, canoeing and swimming (for the brave). The beach trail behind our site wasn't in very good shape. There were trees across the path, so headed back to the loop road and took the main trail down to the beach. Otherwise plenty of trails in the vicinity include a loop trail around Lightning Lakes. There is a playground across from site 15. We would stay here again.

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We have stayed here many times and have never been disappointed. Fast check-in and fairly easy access to our site. It was a gravel back-in and considered a forest view. That meant no great view of the ocean, but plenty of trees. That was okay with us as it was definitely cooler in the trees than in the open. The one disappointment and it was a minor one was due to the site being very unlevel and I had to use up all my boards to bring it level. There was a table and fire ring as well. The hookup connections are in the middle which worked out well with our rig. The sewer connection was not threaded so used a large rock provided to anchor it. Otherwise all utilities worked fine. The cable TV didn't work because the office neglected to tell me that a cable box was now needed so I had to leave my credit card number with the office in order to loan one. After that the cable TV worked fine and all channels were clear. Basic package with about 30 channels. There was free Wi-Fi near the cafe, but wasn't accessible from our site. Otherwise the park offers Tengo for $3 a day up to $20 for a month. Some great walking trails in the park and access to the river estuary where boats are available for rent. We will continue to stay here while in the area.

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Winding and steep access road off highway 99. Friendly office staff. Controlled access gate requires a code. Rough park road with some pot holes. Many seasonals in the park with a few junky sites. Expected better from a park that advertises itself as a resort. Our site was a gravel back-in, not level side to side, had a table and fire ring. All utilities worked fine. Fantastic view of the mountains from our site which made it almost worthwhile staying here. No cable or OTA TV, but satellite worked fine from our open site. Wi-Fi didn't work very well for us as a big bus conversion and trailer were between us and the antenna. If we are ever in the area again, I would look at another park in Whistler for comparison.

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Gravel access and park roads. Office was closed, so checked out the sites to see which one was reserved for us. Finally found an envelope on one of the sites with our name. Would have been nice if there was some notice board at the office with the reservations; it would have saved us time looking for our site. Most of the electric and water sites were occupied by seasonals. Probably 5 or 6 overnight serviced sites. Lots of dry sites available. Serviced sites divided with a fence every second one with shared utilities in between. Our site was a pull-through and the adjacent site had parking in the opposite direction. Tables at most sites; most showing their age, but a few new ones. The 30 amp electric worked fine, but the water tap leaked. Noticed the other water tap for the adjacent site leaked as well. Dump station located near the washroom. No cable or OTA TV, but satellite should work at most of the serviced sites. Wi-Fi located at the office, but limited range. Scenic surroundings with Cayoosh Creek nearby and mountains in all directions. We would stay here again if in the area.

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This park is located south of downtown with easy access off the highway. Friendly staff with quick registration. Our site (#17) was a gravel back-in surrounded by trees. It included a picnic table and fire ring. Hookups were midway and all worked fine. No cable or OTA TV and satellite not possible due to trees. Campground Wi-Fi was fairly slow, so reconnected to a Shaw open channel and the bandwidth was good enough for streaming. Dump station and garbage at the exit. We would stay here again if in the area.

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This park suffered extensive damage after the floods of 2013. Fortunately, the town has done a good job of restoring it and it looks just fine. At the time of our stay, construction in the downtown area limited access into the park. The main entrance at 5th Ave. was the only way in. Our site (#1) was a fairly long gravel pull-in surrounded by grass or trees and included a picnic table and fire ring. You could back-in, but then the power pedestal would be on the wrong side. Water is available from a spigot near site 49. Narrow park road would make it hard for traffic to get by while filling up. Nicely landscaped park, but the posts along the road may be a hindrance to big rigs. Some sites are pretty tight as I spotted one awning only partially out due to trees in the way. No cable TV, but received a couple of OTA channels. Most sites would not be able to pick up any satellite due to the trees. Wi-Fi was a Telus open channel that had enough bandwidth for just about anything including streaming. If ever in the area again, we might check out campgrounds up near Okotoks that have full hookups instead of coming here.

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We had a reservation for this park, but couldn't find our site right away as it was not in the main section. There are three sections; the main one with 34 sites and two smaller ones with one near the ball diamonds and the other near the east side perimeter. We ended up taking an unoccupied site (#29) which backed up to an open field. Our site was a gravel back-in surrounded by grass and included a picnic table and fire ring. Hookups were midway and all worked fine. No cable TV, but found about 5 OTA channels, most from Calgary. Satellite okay for the open sites, but probably not for the treed ones in the main section. Wi-Fi worked good enough for e-mail and browsing. We would stay here again if in the area.

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This park doesn't take reservations, so we were pleasantly surprised to find a few full hookup sites still available. Self-registration or register at the Rec Centre nearby. Our site was a full hookup gravel back-in surrounded by grass. It included a picnic table. It had recently rained and there were some sites with standing water, but ours was dry. No cable TV, but was able to get several OTA channels. Satellite should be no problem as the park is fairly open. The Wi-Fi would not connect no matter what I tried. The campground is surrounded by many recreation activities. Pretty impressive Rec Centre for a small town. We would stay here again if in the area.

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The road leading to the park goes through a golf course fairway, so I was half expecting a golf ball to whack the side of our RV. Thankfully, that didn't happen. Nice location down near the North Saskatchewan River. Registration was fast as we had a reservation. Office staff moved us to a bigger site as the park wasn't full. Our site turned out to be an end one with plenty of space on the side of our entrance door. However, the slideout on the other side would have encroached on the adjacent site. Amenities included a picnic table and fire ring. Hookups were located at the rear corner and they all worked fine. No cable TV and only managed one channel of OTA TV (due to our location below the surrounding terrain), so satellite might be a challenge as well. Wi-Fi worked well enough for e-mail and browsing. This place is family oriented, so you can expect a certain amount of noise from all the kids playing around. There is a boat ramp for access to the river. We would stay here again if in the area.

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This is one out of the way place. We must have driven down about 5 or 6 roads to get here. So I was surprised to see it had a Good Sam affiliation. Although there were plenty of full hookup sites it was fairly rough looking. Most of the pads were very unlevel. Our campground host gave us the most level site (a pull-through), but it still wasn't that level. Most sites are back-ins. Our site was very long and would fit any size rig. It included a picnic table and fire ring. The utilities all worked fine, although the sewer outlet was on an awkward angle. All the sites were fairly open, so no problem with satellite TV. No cable TV, but we did pick up 5 or 6 OTA channels from Edmonton. No Wi-Fi access to be found. There was a pond nearby with some Canada Geese. Most of the other RVs appeared to be permanent or seasonal. Due to its remote location it is more likely that if ever in the area again we would probably consider the campgrounds over near Alberta Beach next time.

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This park is located in a grass field surrounded by the local fairgrounds. During our stay a restroom and shower building was being built. All of the sites were either grass or gravel pull-throughs with shared hookups. As RVs were parked opposite to each other at adjacent sites, the hookups were still on driver's side. The sites were big enough for a big rig and toad. They included a picnic table and fire ring. The only issue was the site number posts which might make turning a long rig a challenge. All utilities worked fine. No cable or OTA TV, but sites open enough for satellite. No Wi-Fi access to the internet found. Other than a few RVs that appeared to be seasonal, we were the only transient at the park. In the unlikely event we were ever in this area again, we would probably stay here due to the full hookups.

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First time in over 10 years we have been able to reserve a full hookup site at this park due to a downturn in the local economy. Over the phone and in person the office staff were great, very professional and helpful. The full hookup sites aren't as scenic as some of the electric and water sites near the reservoir. The site pads aren't very long either. They are more suitable for units up to 30 ft. Big rigs are better off in the 50 amp electric and water pull-through sites. All the full hookups are back-in sites with 30 amp power. The power and water were on shared posts. Our site was fairly level with some downslope on the driver side. It included a picnic table and there was a community firepit nearby. All utilities worked fine. No cable TV, 1 channel off the air, and our site (#6) was open enough for satellite TV. Wi-Fi was frustrating most of the time. Lack of bandwidth and too many people on at the same time made it hard to stay on, and even when we could it was painfully slow. We noticed more traffic noise at this site than when we camped down below at the E&W sites. Clean and efficient laundromat. There is a playground down near the waterfront sites. Walking trails to Muskoseepi Park and the Discovery Centre (tourist info and museum). This park is still our favourite campground for this area and we will keep staying here in the future.

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On arrival (even though it was posted open from 9 am to 5 pm) I had to phone staff to check-in. There didn't appear to many other campers staying the night. Most of the full hookup sites appeared to be pull-throughs. Our site was long enough for a big rig and toad, fairly level (other sites weren't), good spacing with trees and grass between sites, and included a picnic table and fire ring. The utilities were well placed and all worked fine. Park advertises Wi-Fi, but no connection from our site. No cable or OTA TV and satellite might be a problem with all those trees. Looked like a recently renovated restroom and shower building. Never used any of the facilities so can't comment on them. For an overnight stay we would stay here again.

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Office was closed, so had to get the campground host to check us in. Gravel park road and gravel pull-through sites. Our site was fairly level and all utilities worked fine. Wi-Fi was great, as we were fairly close to the antenna. No cable TV, but several OTA stations that are rebroadcast by the community. Host said they would lose these stations by next month, so after that you will need satellite to get anything. Great panoramic view of the surrounding mountains. We have stayed here many times in the past and will continue to do so.