All previous positive comments are still valid. However, RV'ers should be aware that Red Deer City Council has changed the fee structure so that there is no monthly or weekly rate this year. This means that there is only a daily rate of $33 which equates to $231/Wk and $990/mo (i.e. 30 days). While this is a well appointed RV park and the staff seem very nice, this rate seems way over the line given that there is no Wi-Fi Internet. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a great campsite down in the river valley on the Red Deer river in the city. The site had lots of big trees, was paved and level. Power was on the wrong side which was a bit odd so make sure you have a long enough cable. Well maintained and clean, but only one shower stall so it could be a bit busy. Only negative is they do not take reservations which is important to us but as it was near end of September and they close at the end we took a chance & got in. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Stayed Aug. 28th - Sep. 15th/2011. Red Deer is a nice small city with nice folks. The Red Deer City Campground is also called the Lions Campground because the Lions contributed to or paid for the renovation of one or both restrooms. The site availability was good because of end of season. The staff are polite and helpful but serious regarding campground rules, and that's a good thing. It features nicely treed RV sites on wide road. Tent sites are cozily nestled in heavily treed area on narrow road. The RV sites are paved and mostly level. There is a large overflow area ok to store trailer temporarily. There are no pull-through RV sites. There s no wi-fi but it is available a 1/2 mile north on 49 Avenue at the Parkland Mall in front of Safeway or at Tim Horton's coffee shop a bit further north. All services worked well (power/water/sewer). There are lots of stores/shops/banks/auto mechanics/fuel in the area. We picked up after our pet; please pick up after yours. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Lions park was well laid out, well kept grounds,and clean amenities. They do not take bookings so you need to get there early to get a site!! First come first served!!. We arrived at 4PM by which time park was full and were selling the overflow area which was fine for an overnight stay. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Great campground with lots of varied sites from full size RV's to tiny forest hugging Sites. Perfect location and good security for being right in town, has a campground feel and Red Deer river is right next to it. Sites for Big RV's were asphalt and level, services were perfect. Only concern was pet policy which stated that you couldn't leave pet in RV while you were away. No problem from this though and no complaints. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Campground is somewhat narrow, moderately long, level sites with some trees. Electrical hookups are shared with your neighbor, so bring an extension cord. No pull-throughs, reservations or Wi-Fi. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is a campground - not an RV Park. There are lots of trees. There are also fire rings - smoky at night. Lots of tripod mounted satellite dishes. I stayed here because a friend said it would be better than the Westerner Campground. I should have ignored his advice. My 40' motor coach just barely fit on the site. There were lots of families with small kids. Most of the rigs were trailers or 5th wheels. If you have a big rig then avoid this park. If you are taking the family on a vacation in your camper then stay here. Good paved streets and pads. Good but only 30 amp service. No reservations taken. You have to show up at noon and hope to get a space - but there seemed to be spaces available every day while I was here - mid July for one week. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We showed up here without reservations. There were NO sites available. After explaining our situation (car malfunctioning, no campsites around, from Ontario) the nice man put us in their over-flow area with no hookups and across from washroom, no picnic table. We were glad to take this site, it was offered at a reduced price of just 12 dollars. This sure beats the other CG in Red Deer which was very rude and wouldn't allow a "tent" to park there. Let me tell you, that this site and this bathroom were better then any other that we have ever stayed at! The sites (or non-sites if we should call it that) were HUGE, manicured, spotless, level ground. Green grass, partly shaded. The bathrooms were spotless, large with great clean family sized showers. I'd stay there again, in over-flow, in a second! About 4 other massive rigs pulled up beside us during the evening and we still had lots of room. Us in the tent, next to a massive BUS. It was bizarre, but really cool at the same time! The small talk we made with the travellers beside us was priceless! There was also a nice little trail located behind the park, that runs along the river there. Good work lions club! We camped here in a Tent.
I would like to give this campground a better rating because the staff was friendly and really worked hard to overcome an electrical issue. However, this campground is located off a two mile dirt road that really makes a mess of your RV/tow vehicle. Campground has many sites filled with long term campers with a few sites in a new section for transients. We were assigned a pull-through 50 amp full hookup site in the new section. Our EMS would not allow power through due to a ground fault and the 30 amp only worked intermittently. It would trip the breaker even when we were not using any power. The staff tried to fix the issue but were not successful. We ended up using our generator and inverter and we were not offered any monetary compensation for the lack of power. We did not use the bathhouse or laundry. We did not have our cell and MiFi devices on in Canada and did not use the campground Wi-Fi. We would not stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Great campground outside the city. Has great laundry facilities and is close to an 18 hole golf course. Quiet park, friendly staff, well kept grounds, free WiFi although coverage is best closest to office. Sites are small and close together in most of the facility. Fire pits are fair. Most sites are pull through. Long term stays are available by the month and soon to be open year round with full hook ups. We enjoyed our stay very much and will go back if we are going to be in the area again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Have stayed here many times on the way to and from home. After paying and checking in, we were asked if we had a dog. Apparently dogs over 25 pounds are no longer allowed. Wow! Price keeps going up at this campground, more long term residents, and my dog isn't welcome? From now on will be staying at the Walmart around the corner. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Stayed here both coming and going to another destination. The campground is clean with easy navigating a back in site with 5th wheel. Sites are level but very close to neighbours. Probably depends on where your site is located but ours was pretty noisy beside a very busy street. An overflow site with power is available for a much reduced fee only if campground is full. Over flow is all we needed for an overnight stay but they still want to take every dollar out of you when they can. Steep rates for what you get and wifi is extra! We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Arrived July and stayed about 3-months while visiting family. Level gravel sites with interior paved roadways. Nightly rate reflects 4-week fee. Consider this one of the best maintained parks we have stayed at. All services worked great. Wi-Fi is available at a fee, but we used our Bell stick which worked very well. Perimeter sites have fire pits. Many sites are winterized for year round habitation. While there are many year-rounders, management ensure they are kept neat and tidy. Park is south end of Red Deer and handy to shopping. If you like exercise, the City's extensive trail (bike, walk) system starts across the street. You are also next door to many shows at the Westerner Fair Grounds. Local Farmers Market offers great opportunity to sample goods from the numerous local farmers. Stayed here before and will stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Clean well maintained park. Very quiet. Stayed here 6 nights. Some concern about electrical as the pig-tail was cooked where it was plugged into the shore outlet. No damage to unit equipment as it was protected by a surge guard. Will stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The only RV park in the area open after Sept 15. Large, clean, well maintained. Don't miss the quick turn off just after the exit ramp! Friendly staff. We stayed one night. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The Westerner is a large county fairgrounds kind of place with agricultural exhibit buildings. There is a traditional campground, in addition to powered sites around the pavilions. The sites were level gravel, the interior roads paved, the landscaping well done, the whole area clean. Well, except Monday morning after the fair and chuckwagon races and accompanying celebrations. None of which kept us awake, but the garbage cans overflowed. It was a little difficult to locate, but all the way from the highway there were signs to follow. The front desk was young hired help when we checked in, but they were mostly competent. We'd stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.