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Rate shown is with Seniors Off Season discount. We had made a reservation (which is a must for this park from May to September), so upon arrival checked the information board at the campground entrance to make sure it was listed. Park roads are paved and have several one way loops in the North Campground. Our twin site which we shared with our son, was big enough for our rigs, but would not fit a big rig. Big rigs would fit better in the South Campground. Best sites located down the hill where you can get away from the traffic noise, although we didn't hear much from our mid level site. It was definitely noticeable from the upper loop sites. Campground operator came to the site to check us in and confirm our identity. I had to use a couple of levelers on my site, but only because I chose to park the rig on the edge in order to give plenty of room for my son's truck and trailer. That worked out fine due to all the trees that gave us shade. The sites have fire rings and picnic tables on concrete. Forget about trying to use clips to hold a table cloth down due to the thick cedar tabletop planks. I found that flat bungee cords work. There is one shower house down the hill near site 80. It has 2 men's, 2 women's, and 1 handicapped showers. Most use push buttons to keep the hot water going (you have to hit the button every 30 seconds), but the handicapped one is continuous. There are benches and hooks for clothes. It appears paper towels are no longer supplied, just a hot air machine. There is no dump station in either campground. Nearest place for that is in Summerland or Peachland. I was able to tune in on 1 OTA station. No Wi-Fi, but our son was getting data on his phone at LTE speed. Several trails that go down to the beach or above between the two campgrounds. There wasn't much beach showing due to the high water levels on the lake. Good place to relax and enjoy listening to the birds in the trees. I can't believe it has been 10 years since our last visit. We definitely will come back sooner next time.

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At this time of the year sites were first come first served, so we got lucky and were able to stay in one of our favourite ones - site 16. Campground was probably about 25% occupied during our stay. The sites at this campground are now 100% reservable from May long weekend to Labour Day weekend. Expect this place to be 100% full in July and August. There was an overflow area in the day use area at one time. Best to check if this is still the case. Our site was a level, gravel back-in that had a green space next to Bear Creek. Plenty of space on either side for privacy. The sites along the creek on our loop were shorter than the rest, but a 40 ft rig would have fit ours. Walking trail behind our site that accessed the creek or road to other parts of the park. No cable TV or Wi-Fi and satellite TV would be a challenge due to all the trees. Even though the park is only across the lake from Kelowna, wasn't able to get any OTA channels. Generator hours are 9-11am and 6-8pm. Firewood is available from the host. Only two of the campground loops were open with the third opening on the May long weekend. Loops 1-45 and 46-80 have a nicer landscape than loop 81-122. They also are close to the playgrounds and picnic area. As all campsites are basic with no utilities, there is a dump station with drinking water across the highway from the campground. Campground gates are closed between 11pm and 7am and host can open them up in an emergency. Across the highway is the Bear Creek Canyon Trail. It is a 5km, fairly steep, loop trail that has lookouts with views of the canyon and falls. Also a nice panorama of Okanagan Lake and the city of Kelowna. We would definitely stay here again.

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Quick, efficient check-in. Site was a gravel back-in and fairly level. Power and water were in the rear corner while sewer was further forward and aligned perfectly for my sewer outlet. Didn't have power at first and found that the breakers were hiding underneath the post cap, so you have to get down and see which side the 30 and 50 amp ones are on. Our site had cable TV and it worked fine. Free and open Wi-Fi which kept bumping me off, so I wasn't impressed. Walking trails around the park and close to the other Resort attractions such as the Desert Cultural Centre and the Cellar Winery. Park had quite a few snowbirds still and with the Easter crowd was pretty full. Even so, it didn't seem all that noisy. We have been coming back here for years and will continue to do so.

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Bit of a lineup for check-in as it was quite busy when we arrived. Once we got to the counter it was quick and efficient and staff were friendly. We got a site in the C section which have full hookups and cable TV. Most sites are back-in, but there are pull-throughs available. Ours was a gravel back-in, level, fairly private with a hedge on either side. Water supplied by hydrant. Excellent sewer outlet close to the middle of our rig. Dangling phone connection box from the pedestal that didn't appear to be used anymore. 30 amp cover missing. Other than that, all utilities worked fine. Cable TV had around 50 channels and they were clear. Didn't bother with the Wi-Fi, so no comment there. There are about 5 or 6 sites for dumpsters and recycle bins for bottles and cans, so not too far a walk. Noticed the yurts are no longer there and that area is now occupied by tents. Small beach and play area, but not much for entertaining the kids. The horse rides looked like they were already finished for the season. The store is only open for July and August, so it was closed at the time of our stay. Propane available, but more expensive than at local gas stations. A few walking trails that lead to the rest of the resort or towards town. We have been staying here many times in the past and will continue to do so.

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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.