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Self registration when we arrived. Saw only one park employee later in the evening. Campground part of a bigger city park that has a senior's activity centre. Park roads and sites good gravel. Only a couple sites have any shade. Privacy fences between most sites. Our site (#7) was a back-in and had a bit of shade. It had a picnic table in good condition. There are some pull-through sites available. All utilities worked fine. No cable TV and didn't find any off the air TV either. Wi-Fi connection was strong and good enough for Skype calls. Easy walk to the river. We would stay here again if in the area.

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I have to question if the previous reviewer actually went to this park. I wouldn't want to maneuver a big rig in this place. The park road is on a slope with a few turns. The road and sites are a mixture of gravel, sand, and dirt. There were only 3 transient sites available as the rest were occupied by seasonals or permanents. Our site (#6) was a pull-through and long enough for most rigs under 40 ft without a toad. It had a picnic table in good condition and a fire ring made out of a wheel rim. The adjacent pull-through was about the same length and the one back-in site was for short units around 20 ft. Utilities worked fine except for a leaky water tap. No cable TV and with trees all around no satellite either. Wi-Fi access point was in the office and there is a picnic table nearby where one can connect there although it was slow. Good value with the Passport discount. Staff were friendly and helpful. We might decide to check out a newer park in Crawford Bay next time we pass through the area.

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The office is located past the two campgrounds so one has to backtrack to their assigned site. Ours was in the Upper Landing where I had to turn around in order to back into our site. Park roads and sites are gravel. Our site (#4) was big enough for a big rig and toad parked beside it. It was the biggest site in the Upper Landing. It had a picnic table in good condition and a fire ring made out of rocks. All utilities worked fine. Cable TV had about 40 channels and was clear. I wasn't able to connect to their Wi-Fi sites (Upper and Lower Landing) since they weren't on at the time. There are walking trails to their own private beach or to the town beach and downtown. We would stay there again if ever in the area.

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The staff at this park were great. First they checked to see if we could occupy a site that would normally have to be reserved and as we were only there for one night they gave the go ahead. Site 37 had a great view of the bay and Kalamalka Lake. It is a back-in with ample space for a big rig and toad. When staff came around to register us she asked if we were 65 or older. Well it hadn't dawned on me until she asked that yes we now qualify. That saved us half the nightly rate. Our site had been raked clean and the fire ring was also clean. A good solid cedar picnic table on a concrete slab. No utilities at our site and no dump station either. There are a few electric sites in a parking lot. Water is available to fill up the freshwater tank just past the campground host site near the entrance. Landscape getting more mature by the year and most sites still don't have shade, but a few look like they do. This park has a boat ramp and it sure got busy during our stay. We will continue to stay at this park whenever in the area.

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Office staff was friendly and efficient and check-in was a breeze. Park roads are paved. Campsites are gravel or grass. Our campsite in C3 (in the older loop) was gravel that could have used a bit more. The older loop in section C has mature shrubs between the sites for privacy. The newer loop in section C is more open and more gravel on the pads. Other sections include waterfront sites and even some yurts. Our campsite had a concrete patio and table. Irrigation wasn't working at our site and adjacent ones causing the grass to burn off leaving sand which made a mess in our motorhome. Also had tree sap cover the motorhome which is always a "fun" job to clean off. We had some exuberant neighbours who on one night made things noisy until near midnight. Access covers to the utilities were knocked off or hanging on an angle that made it more difficult to connect the electric and cable, but all utilities worked fine. The cable TV had around 40-50 analog channels along with some digital audio and both were good. I didn't bother with the Wi-Fi so no comment on it. There was a laundry in our section that had 3 washers and 4 dryers. $2 for wash and $1 for dry (30 min.) There was a big screen TV on the wall of the laundry. There are walking paths up to the winery and along the ridge above the campground. We have been here many times in the past and will continue to return whenever in the area.

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Campground located near the Stampede grounds. Could use better signage on the park roads to the campground. Self registration in effect. Rates for full hookup sites reduced this year. 12 of the 68 sites are paved pull-throughs with shared hookups. The rest are back-ins along with 5 tent sites. Our site was very level. Due to shared hookups no privacy with adjacent site. Two picnic tables to share with the adjacent site on the other side. Water hookup was stripped so had to use the other site's tap. Very few campers in the park so that wasn't a problem. Otherwise electric and sewer were fine. Plenty of shade from mature trees. Wi-Fi was fairly strong at first and was even able to use Skype, but got bogged down later due to traffic. No cable TV, but there were 5 networks from the antenna. Sports events and gatherings on the Stamped grounds made for plenty of visits to the campground bathrooms. Still it was fairly quiet and we would have no hesitation in returning to this park.

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Self registration at this time of year. Rate shown for pull-through site (#43) on the exterior side of the campground loop. It will be an extra $5 during peak season. Most of the sites in this loop have plenty of room, but sites 43 and 45 also have a nice view of the Columbia river. Park roads and campsites were asphalt. Our site was fairly level. Hookups worked fine, although the sewer connection is an elbow above ground that can be awkward to connect. No Wi-Fi or cable TV, but there were a couple of PBS stations over the air. There are a few walking paths from the campground to the day use area and the docks. There is a playground nearby. Only "fly in the ointment" (besides the price increase) were the lack of garbage facilities at the campground. The only place to deposit garbage was in two overloaded dumpsters on the way out of the park. This park is like an oasis in the semi desert landscape. We would definitely return again.

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Our site was a nicely gravelled and level back-in. As it was an end site it had privacy on one side. A table and fire ring were included. This park lives up to its name as many sites are surrounded by tall evergreens. All the hookups including the cable TV worked fine. Cable TV was basic with about 25-30 channels. Wi-Fi provided by Tengo and it cost $3 a day or cheaper rate for longer term. It worked well enough, but I didn't use it much as family visits took up most of our time. This is the best park in Nanaimo and we will continue to stay here whenever in the area.

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Rate shown with Good Sam discount for a 30 amp back-in. Our site was a fairly level gravel back-in that included a table. The park roads have been improved to a seal coat finish that eliminates the dust and some of the dead trees have been cut down which makes some of the sites more open. Still many of the tables could have used a fresh coat of paint. All the hookups worked fine. The cable TV has about 25 video channels and 50 audio channels and were clear. The Wi-Fi was slow at times due to traffic. We will be back to stay on our next visit here.

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Even though the park does not encourage workers to stay here, it is still one popular park. If you want a full hookup be prepared to make a reservation. Even this late in the season there were none available and we had to get a power and water site. Our site (#25) actually has a lovely view of the lake. It was a paved back-in that required leveling blocks. A table was included with the site. The electric pedestal has a built in extension cord so no worries about hooking up. However, an extra water hose may be required depending how far back the rig is on the site. The section we were in has playground equipment inside the road loop. No cable TV, but found 1 channel off the antenna. Wi-Fi has been recently upgraded and it has more controls on it for usage metering. I encountered a problem hooking up with my computer's internal antenna and used my Hawking dish to access the internet. Internet access was pretty fast and consistent at first, but got bogged down by users during the evening and inclement weather. This is still my favourite RV park in Grande Prairie and will continue to come back even if I don't get a full hookup.

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Our site was a not very level gravel pull-through. It could have used some more gravel to get it level. Noticed a few sites had been improved with more gravel, so maybe more sites will get the same in the future. As the park manager told me, 99% of the sites are occupied by workers. There were only a couple of available sites when we arrived. We had an end site so it had more room than most. It was open so satellite TV reception was excellent. No cable TV and no channels off the antenna. Wi-Fi was very slow and I finally gave up in frustration trying to get anything on the internet. The laundry had 3 or 4 washers and the same number of dryers. It cost $2.50 for wash and $2 for dry. They were clean and efficient, especially the dryers. I would stay here again if in the area.

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Our site was the only one available in the park as the other sites were occupied by oil crews or seasonals. It was a short site usable for RVs less than 28 ft. The site was a fairly level gravel back-in. Mature landscape and grass spaces between sites gave us some privacy. Most of the sites had a table. Ours did not. The park had a laundry, showers, and rest rooms in one building near the office. As the location is near the highway there was some noise. No cable TV or Wi-Fi and no channels off the antenna. Just a basic full hookup which I would stay at again for a night if ever in the area.

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Rate shown is for full hookup and access to showers. Dry camping is available for $19. Our site was a fairly level grass back-in. No privacy between sites. Shared hookups for electric and water. Noticed that all the electric plug covers were missing. Our electric was on correct side, but water was on opposite side forcing me to use an extra hose extension to hookup. All hookups worked fine, although had to fiddle with the water tap to stop any leaks. Most sites had tables, but didn't see any fire rings. No cable TV, but found 1 channel off the antenna. Wi-Fi worked fine, although camp host warned me I might not pick it up due to weak signal. RV Park is located on the south side of the exhibition grounds and is within walking distance of a large shopping center which included a couple of restaurants (Ricky's and McDonalds). Due to location, I would stay here again.

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Friendly owner let us pick out a site. Our site was a not very level grass back-in. No privacy between sites. The electric was only 15 amp and voltage was only 110V. The water and sewer hookups were below ground level. Boards covered these hookups and I had to be careful not to back over them. Table, fire ring, and garbage can at most sites. All hookups worked fine. No TV, but satellite is possible from some of the sites. Most of the campers were seasonals here for the fishing in the nearby lakes. Boat ramp and dock across the road. Wi-Fi is available down near the hot tub shelter. It was strong and steady. We would stay here again if in the area.

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Our site (#24) was a gravel back-in which we chose to pull into instead due to the electric connection and the site not being level. The shared power pedestal had one 30 amp connection upside down. A table and fire grill included in the site. There was even a large load of wood left behind by an earlier camper. The owner told me he doesn't usually supply firewood. There is a dump station and fresh water available. TV was 1 channel off the antenna. Wi-Fi may be available now as that is what I am using to type this review. I would come here again if in the area.