Aside that it is a very expensive campground, the washrooms and laundry areas are in rough shape. Very run down and dirty every time I went to use them. Fire pits are a joke. They are constructed out of a metal washing machine tub mounted on a lawn mower. All this for an additional $10 rental fee. Main park area is treed and quite nice but the area for longer term campers is on a dirt and gravel site with bare minimal trees. It rained while I was there and that site was just a big soup hole. My review though is based more on the human factor. The staff are friendly and helpful with the exception of an older "gentleman" who maybe needs to retire. He is rude, abrupt and condescending. Instead of asking to see my receipt of proof of payment, he accused me sarcastically of not paying. He rides around the campground on a golf cart leading customers to their sites and then proceeds gruffly in saying something rude or offensive.They took my money no problem and then he immediately made me feel very unwelcome. I stayed here on a long weekend and would never stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We spent 2 nights at this campground and I was appalled that you had to pay an extra $10 for a fire pit even if you have your own firewood. Power was disconnected in the shower house for a day with no notice even though they knew it was going to happen. Sites are so close together that, with my slide out, I was touching the camper next to me. The campground is the most expensive I have ever stayed in. Traffic is loud but at least it's easy to get to. Would not recommend this campground unless you are only going there to see Drumheller and not stay at the campground very long. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Fairly neat grounds and well-spaced sites barely make up for it being at the intersection of two busy highways. The noise drones on all day long. A mountain of used tires is the view in one direction. Half the showers were inoperative, as well as some of the $4 washers. We reserved a power/water site, but were put in a fully serviced one and charged the extra. Some trees make for shade in some sites. Pads are gravel and there is a little grass. The park's four hour tour of the highlights of the area was interesting and contained lots of local history for $25. If the microphone and air conditioning on the bus worked, it would have been better. It's a long walk to town. Wi-Fi is obtained by buying a $1/day voucher good for one device. It expires at checkout time. It's slow and frustrating, but actually reaches the sites. We would probably stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed here for 1 night during the week so the campground was not full. I think if it were a weekend it would feel very full. We had a site with no sewer hookup since we were only staying for 1 night. The campground had a nice playground for the kids and the facilities were very clean and well taken care of. A little pricey for a site without sewer hookup. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Hi, The sites are close together. Power is excellent but 30 amp only. (no 15 amp) The wifi requires a voucher--I was too tired to inquire if there is a fee for getting the voucher. The sites are level and shaded. It is a "nothing special" campsite. The manager is friendly. It is pricey for what you get, but that seems to be the trend in Drumheller. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We were given a site based on a 35 foot 5th wheel trailer. We walked over and looked at it and the trailer would have just fit. The site behind it had their picnic table and stuff right up to the edge of the gravel of our site. Went back in and stated that the trailer wouldn't fit (I wasn't comfortable with it). When I said never mind just give me my money back, there was a offer of a site at Dino RV West (owned by the same people). It was a pull through. There was no grass at all at that site but we took it. Found out when we asked the internet was $5 for 24 hours, Showers were pay. Pool was to pay. You just couldn't go anytime you wanted. I will not stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This review applies to the Dino RV Nest, next door to and a part of Dinosaur RV Park. We stopped for a two-night stay, but Dinosaur didn't have a 2 night site & took us over to Dino's nest. They gave our site away for the second night and wanted us to fold our camper & move. After much discussion, we decided to go elsewhere. Everything was "extra" - $1 for the shower - $3/day for internet (in the main office only) - $1/cup for coffee - $2.50/round for mini-golf and $10 to "rent" a portable fire ring - all on top of paying over $30 for a 30 Amp & water site. The bathrooms & showers were dirty. There was a pack of young boys running around after 10pm holding the doors to the washroom area shut, opening the door into the ladies' room while I was in there, and playing in the laundry room. The host was a constant smoker, so the office, hall and entry smelled like smoke. I saw some other poor reviews on this place, but took a chance because it was convenient. WARNING- Don't give them your money! The most incredible thing I saw was the seasonal rates - $3300 for 6 mos, $6000 for a year - we pay half that or less for full facilities including pool, hot tub, clubhouse, FREE showers & Wi-Fi where we winter. This outfit is a ripoff. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
There is no reason to choose this park over any other in the area. We were given a site that backed up to a very busy street and paralleled the tire store - perhaps the worst site in the park, and that is the reason I do not rate it higher. It is a short walk to downtown Drumheller over the bridge and a 3 mile taxi ride to the Royal Tyrell Museum - ($20 for the taxi!) The hook-ups were good and the badlands scenery was lovely except for the tire store. The staff was friendly. There is an adorable play area for the kids, mini-golf and the park is decorated with some old farm/mining equipment which is at least something to look at while walking to the dumpsters. All the CG's in the area are roughly the same and equally convenient to attractions so I can't recommend this one over others. It is just a good spot to park while visiting the area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
After driving 2.5hrs I guess I expected a little more of an Oasis and homebase. Sure, it's got some nice treed lots, but overall I was disappointed with the maintenance and efforts to beautify the park. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This park has a great location in Drumheller close to everything, it has plenty of room for big rigs, new showers and restrooms, and great views of the Hoo Doo's. We camped here in 2003 and returned here in 2008. It has mini-golf and a playground for the kids, and it's a short walk down to the water park and the huge dinosaur you can go up inside. Not many of the sites are 50 amp, we had to settle for 30 amp given that we showed up during the middle of a holiday weekend in Canada and the park was full. We were lucking in that someone pulled out of a full-hookup site a day early. The interior roads are gravel as well as the sites, but they do have a concrete patio area with a pick nick table, and grass between the sites. This is the badlands, so it's somewhat desert like and can be dusty at times. Internet network hookups were available in the office for $3.00/hr. We would stay here again if in the area, and recommend this park to anyone visiting Drumheller. The Royal Tyrrell Museum is about 3 miles up the road, and a must see for anyone traveling through the area! We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed here for the first time about 4 years ago - hated it! But we forgot we'd stayed here (lots of traveling in between... the memory goes!), and booked again. Frankly, I'm glad we did. The upgrades are many - neater sites, the lawns are cut, less arbitrary dirt areas. We're a 40' motorhome with a roof-mounted satellite, so we wanted to be sure there were no trees in the way. We opted for a "tree-free" site, although we were given the option of a back-in with trees. We had lots of space around us, as we were on our own without anyone on either side and a gully to the back of us. We had 50 amp power, water, sewer - although it's a little confusing. Many parks in Drumheller don't seem to have sewer at the individual sites, but this park does. The staff was friendly, the park was neat and clean, and the ground squirrels (if you have a terrier!) are plentiful. If I have any complaints at all, it would have to be the mosquitoes. Make sure you have Off! in abundance, and we found having the Off! lantern on our patio worked well. It actually meant we could sit outside after 6 PM! I'd stay here again. It's a little further out of town than some parks (10 km), but we liked the quiet. And a 10 km drive is nothing. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This place is okay and is considered the best place to stay in the Drumheller area. The park is a bit out of Drumheller, but is close to the Tyrell museum. They have sites both in the trees and out in the open. Larger rigs will be stuck in the open. Sites are a good size but quite packed in and privacy is nonexistent. Staff is friendly and quite helpful. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Overpriced and busy! We stayed in a back in 15 amp site. Very close sites together. Showers are not included in the camping fee. 1.00 for 5 minutes. Pool was nice for the kids, and it was warm. Looked like they had some activities for kids, but ours didn't take any activities in. Also very limited cell service. It's OK for an overnight stop, but I don't think we would stay here again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
WiFi is available but often had to move close to office to connect. Next time would get a site next to the river. Sites not level. Shady sites in main area near the river. Quiet when kids are in school. Can't imagine what it would be like in summer. A bit pricey for what's offered. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This place is just okay and it's the best place to stay in Drumheller, so that should prepare you. First off, you do not book a site based on a map and length of your vehicle, you tell them the length and then they try to pack in as many units as they can. You should be able to park your vehicle in front of your trailer and not be out on the road. All campers know this, but here you can not always do so. So the road is filled with vehicles parked sideways or sticking out and this is not good for anyone trying to move around the grounds. We camped in the trees. If you do not have a reservation in the treed areas, then cancel and book somewhere else. The pool is nice, the kids liked it at least. The staff was very present, always around in their golf carts, so that was nice to see. The kids also enjoyed the playground although it is kind of isolated from the sites. All in all, not worth the money considering what you can get for less elsewhere. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Of all the RV parks in Drumheller, this is the one to stay at. The other parks are very run down. It is a bit costly but well worth it, at least for us. It is the closest to the Tyrell Museum, which we visited. The park is actually called Dinosaur Trails RV Resort, but I would not call it a resort, just a great park. Interior roads are some paved and some good gravel with very few potholes. Our back in site was very wide so we had no trouble getting the 5th wheel in position. There are no pull-through spots. The lower part where we were is on the Red Deer River. Our area has large shade trees and all the leaves were golden brown and quite beautiful. There are wild rabbits around to add to our dog's fun. Washrooms and showers were clean. I did not use the showers as they charge for their use. I was told that Wi-Fi was strong but they charge $3 per day so no thanks. There was no traffic noise. We would certainly stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Rate is daily rate for 50 amp full hookup back-in site. Roads and sites are gravel with large trees in abundance. Lots of shade but it also means none to very, very limited satellite reception unless in the upper area of the park which was closed when we were there. Wi-Fi is TengoInternet at $3 per day, but it worked well. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Campground (the lower part) has very mature trees, nice grass and was quiet at night. Very close to the museum, go-cart racing, as well as the attractions in Drumheller. Having said that, we had a great time just staying at the campground swimming in the pool and camping. Staff were very nice, and patrolled the campground quite a bit for excess noise. Made it a very family friendly environment. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a really nice park, just a few miles past the Royal Tyrell Museum and if you're into dinosaurs this is the place for you. We didn't have a reservation and got in on a Friday night, no problems. We were in a new area with no trees but the view of the Badlands was awesome. I would have rated this campground, (resort would be stretching it) higher except for two points. They had a water boil advisory in effect and we never travel with water, gotta save that gas so that wasn't good. The other point is they have a sign on the washroom doors stating they are closed for cleanup from 12:00 till 1:00. When I tried to use them at 09:00 in the morning they were in there cleaning. There is a signoff sheet in the bathroom that indicated what time they actually cleaned them and it was 9:00 in the morning and 7:00 at night that day also we were there two days and I don't think they mopped the floor once. Apart from that the rest of the place was clean and by the way you have to pay a loonie for a 5 minute shower. We like this place and would stay there again in the future even though the price is a bit steep for what you get. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
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Very nice park, although the grass was looking a little rough as it had been very dry in the area. Lots to do with the river right bedside the park and some nice walking trails. They charge for Wifi (didn't use it cause we have an aircard) Good entrance to the park with nice wide sites, with lots of shade trees (unless your in the new Arizona sites). The staff were friendly and helpful. We'd definitely stay there again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This Holiday Trails Resort is a terrific campground for adults and families alike. Some of the sites are very open and can get hot in the summer, but there are plenty of treed sites in the main body of the resort. The kids will love this place with the bunnies that they can try and catch. Close to the Red Deer River for canoeing and lazing around on when it get's too hot. Staff was very friendly, the wifi on the outer edges of the resort was hit and miss. Close to Drumheller if you need to hit the stores for anything. A must see is the Royal Tyrrell Museum, a definite must see. The scenery, although stark, is amazing, beautiful sunsets and sunrises. I would highly recommend this to anyone, and have. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
The Dinosaur Trail RV Resort is located out of town but close to Royal Tyrell Museum. Signage to the campgroud is good except when entering the road to the campground office. Office staff friendly but not very efficient or very knowledgeable. Access roads to sites a little narrow and could do with more maintenance. Mixture of established wooded and very open gravel sites. All sites are flat and most have full hook-ups. WiFi worked the first night but then went down and the office staff didn't even know! Very expensive for facilities and ambience provided. Not really a resort more a Canadian campground! We camped here in a Motorhome.
This park is west of town on Dinosaur Trail. Don't confuse it with other parks in town (which are less than adequate). The closest part to the Tyrell Museum, 15 minutes to town, treed and grassed sites with full hook-ups and WiFi that works ($3/day). Along the banks of the Red Deer River, great for dog walks, kid friendly too with playground and pool. There are really no down-sides to this park. Even in 35+ degree heat, power worked great and big old trees gave us lots of shade. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Campsites are very small and layout of the campground is not ideal. They had trouble accommodating us in our 35 foot motorhome due to the size of the sites. We were cramped into a site where we almost walked right out into the fire pit. Showers were $1.00 for 5 min, firewood was $10. Not recommended for anything longer than a night or 2. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Hi, This is an old campground and as of this year is under new ownership. The Wi-Fi seemed to work well and the 30 amp power was extremely stable. There are a very few pull through sites. The gates are closed at 9 p.m. and re open at 6 a.m., but they are on rollers so folks can leave earlier than that if need be. I quite enjoyed the smell from neighboring campfires. It appears that campgrounds in Drumheller are about $10.00 more than the "going rate" in other towns nearby. I would stay here again--but will also try a different campground on my next visit. We camped here in a Motorhome.
A nice enough park, a little on the pricey side, very conveniently located in the town of Drumheller itself. On the downside, everything costs: $1.00 for 5 minutes in the shower, $3.00 for 15 minutes of Internet (their computers, no Wi-Fi), $3.00 (!) each for washers and dryers. The campers are packed into a hodgepodge of sites and some sites have very little outside space. Everything is a little careworn. On the upside, it's very family-friendly. Lots of kids and a playground inside the park. Lots of bunnies live here in a number of enclosures but there are always escapees hopping around. The staff is very friendly, the whole place is kept clean, and the washroom (while old) was nice. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.