Iooking for something different? Black Diamond ranch is unlike your run of the mill RV park. If you like quaint and charming, hoses, pigs, chickens and llamas, you have come to the right place. You will not be expected to keep your dog tethered, but if he harasses the livestock he will be taken to task by the resident border collies. You are greeted by the charming owner. Coldwater creek runs by your window. Numerous trails abound. You are invited to tour the ranch and befriend the residents. Good 30 amp power and water, but come in with empty tanks. We loved it and will be back. Don't be put off by the "rustic" entrance. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is a gem in the rough that is improving all the time. There are 8 large sites with services, a huge open area for tents, and a small cabin. The ranch has horses, lama, turkeys, chickens, a donkey, and coyotes that howl at night. All of these combined with the playground and group fire pit areas make it a wonderful place for families to visit. Although nestled in the mountains just off the Coquihalla Highway, and 20 minutes south of Merritt, cell phone reception is great. There is one public washroom, one public pit toilet. and one free public shower. No laundry facilities are available. We were not able to get local TV on our roof top antenna. We would stay here again if we were passing through. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is a very nice park, lots of grassy areas between sites. Each site is graveled and level. Water pressure is 100 so a reducer is necessary. Washrooms are very clean and large with 2 showers each. Management is very welcoming and friendly. We will definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a nice park. Well maintained with plenty of grsssy areas. Fairly wide spaces. Restrooms were clean and well maintained. Staff was friendly and helpful, allowing me to use their phone when our cellphone was dead. Has a walking trail nearby. Did not have a laundry. It has everything I need except the laundry. Excellent wifi. Has speed bumps which I do not like. It is also near the lumber mill which is somewhat noisy, but was not so bad we could not sleep. I would definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We like this Municipal park. Sites are big enough for motorhomes. Wi-Fi is excellent. Washrooms are extremely clean and nice. Slight noise from lumbermill down the road but not bothersome. Well maintained with beautiful flowers and a garden. Safe. Would definitely return. Recommended by park to eat at Coldwater Hotel. It was excellent and had big portions. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This was our very first night in a (rented) RV, so didn't know what to expect. We were made very welcome and enjoyed our 1 night at Claybanks. Yes, there was some noise (apparently all night) from the lumber works, but it didn't cause us a problem. Didn't go into Merritt itself as this was just a stopover. Washrooms were clean, and I would recommend this as a stopover, but can't comment on its suitability for a longer stay. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a small but nice campsite. It is a Municipal campground with walking distance to downtown. Lady checking us in was very friendly. Across the road from the campground is a nice walking trail that eventually leads to a dog park. One thing is that very close a 7X24 lumber mill is operational. You do get a wee bit of noise from this mill. We stayed 3 nights and had a good time in Merritt. Easy place to ride your bicycle in. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
The Claybanks RV Park, is owned by the city of Merritt. The staff was friendly and the well laid-out sites were not to close to each other. The park is also big-rig friendly. There is lots of grass but the trees need to mature: it can be very hot in Merritt in the summer months. The park is close to downtown, and they have free Wi-Fi. This is a nice place to stay for a night or for several days if you wish to explore this area. We stayed 3 nights and would stay there again: $27 per night with full services. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Way too many speed bumps in this park. Almost one for every site! Very high water pressure. Bring your pressure reducer! No CATV and No local TV stations. Sites closely spaced. Staff friendly and helpful. Nice walking trail along river across the street from the park. We would stay here again, but only as a stopover. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Our truck broke down in Merritt and we were stranded for 18 days. Fortunately for us we stayed at Claybanks! We can not say enough about the hosts at this nice park. There cheerfulness and generosity made our stay enjoyable. As the hosts live on site they tend to the park as an extension of their back yard. If your in Merritt and need a site for a night or two you can't go wrong with Claybanks. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Sites vary in size but the largest ones can easily accommodate the large rigs and boats. The sites are hard packed gravel, fairly level, with excellent quality picnic tables and fire rings. There are no RV facilities at the sites (power, water, sewer) but they do have a number of potable water taps throughout the park and 1 sani station that you can use for $5 (free Sani-station at the Canadian Tire in town about 10 minutes away). There are no shower facilities so for the tenters take note. The washrooms are typical park washrooms. It does get very dusty which gets into everything. The wind really picks up at night so bring those awnings in. All in all, a very good provincial park with spacious RV sites. Easy access to a sandy beach and large playing field. Would come back again if in the area. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Park is very beautiful, set on Nicola Lake. Staff was very friendly and helpful, even getting us firewood after the store was closed. Lake was a little cold which made swimming interesting. Wind came up a couple nights, so pulled the awning in just to be safe. Day use area was amazing, with grass and sand on the beach. This park is highly recommended. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This campground is well worth the 20 km drive from Merritt. It is beautifully situated on Monck Lake with well-spaced treed sites. It's clean and very quiet. This campground makes an excellent night's stopover when traveling the Coquihalla between the Vancouver area and Kamloops. We camped here in a Truck Camper.
No showers available. Sani dump in park. Situated in a pine forest above Nicola Lake. Some tree removal due to recent bug kill. Registration office limited hours. Some supplies available in office. Nice beach nearby at the day use section of park. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This place looks much nicer in pictures than in person. Roads aren't great, sites are completely ungroomed and unmaintained. Apparently, they have not heard of a rake, weed eater or lawn mower. Our fire pit was full to the top with old coals. Some sites with junk piled everywhere, very unsightly. Where we camped, the sites were so close together that our sewer hose was pretty much directly underneath the next guy's picnic table. Very friendly lady at the store, but that's about the only positive at this place. Would never return or recommend. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a diamond in the rough. Its currently being upgraded. Dirt roads, 25 full hookup spots, tenting spots available. Some full timers. Very pet friendly. Could be bad if it rained; they need to improve the roads. Hopefully this upgrading will be ongoing. This is rustic but has good potential. If not raining would stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.