We have stayed at the Oxbow resort 5 years running. Starting in 2008. The campground and particularly the washrooms and showers are immaculate. The owner pay attention to detail and runs a tight ship. As other reviews have noted this is a small resort and you are camping in town so space and privacy are tight. That is offset but the location right across from the Skaha Lake beaches if you want a beach holiday in town this is the place to stay. If you want wilderness there is lots of space in BC for that. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Site was small with no privacy and the biggest problem was the location of our site. Many of the sites back directly onto a busy road; therefore there is constant traffic noise. The fence that separates your RV and the road does nothing to provide a barrier. Our site had a neon sign that advertised the campground directly above us that lit our site up; felt like we are in Vegas. Would not return. It was overpriced ($55), and Penticton was all booked up. Next time would choose Walmart parking lot that we went by; at least the RVs had a quiet peaceful spot away from the noise and traffic - all for $0! On the positive - Clean campground and nice owners. We camped here in a Motorhome.
[ 5 / 10 ]
The hosts are very nice, but we thought it overpriced. Sites are very close together and there is no privacy. It is bordered by a small oxbow pond. We were within walking distance of a lakefront park that had lots of friendly walkers. We would probably not stay here again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Nice friendly and clean park. The park owners are very helpful in suggesting things to do in the area. Helped us back into site. Washrooms were spotless. Would recommend this park to anyone. We camped here in a Truck Camper.
We have been camping at the Oxbow resort for the month of July for the last 7 hrs. We have friends that recommended the site to us. Our first experience at the camp ground was with the owner guiding me into the camping stall; it was a pleasant experience as we have a big unit. The owners run a clean well organized resort, the wash room and laundry facilities are modern and well kept,. The Skaha Beach with boat and Seadoo rentals is just across the road. We have gotten to know and have developed relationships with many of the regulars as we seem to keep coming back each year. We would recommend this park to anyone looking to enjoy the beautiful weather and hospitality in Penticton. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This campground appeared to be clean and well kept, but we had a very unfortunate experience with the owner. We had arrived late in the evening and only needed a place to spend the night. The owner appeared to be impatient from the beginning since we had interrupted something he was doing, but he escorted us to our site, where, due to a misunderstanding, we backed the trailer dead center in the tight spot rather than to one side where he wanted it. At this he began to lose his temper and become verbally abusive. This escalated to actual threats with a waved stick when we accidentally ran one of the tow vehicle tires a couple of inches over the edge of the grass as we pulled out to correct it. He started shouting that we were now "damaging property" (the grass), and ranting about how expensive it was to irrigate and maintain. We were so shocked by this irrational outburst that we decided we needed to ask for a refund and leave. He followed us all the way to the office verbally threatening to "rip us out of our friggin' car" if we did not honor the camp speed limit. We were very upset and shaken by this encounter, but since we had not done any permanent damage nor verbally provoked this behavior, we felt that there had to be other issues involved for someone in a service industry to behave like this toward a customer. My husband is very skilled at backing a trailer; we have stayed in many RV parks, but we have never had any experience like this. We hope we never do again! Unfortunately, we cannot recommend this campground. We did not stay at this park. We camped here in a Motorhome.
As with other visitor comments: this park was well kept, clean and appeared professionally operated. However, the overall attitude and lack of customer service skills by one employee overshadowed much of the good points of this park. They allowed dogs during the highest traffic times of the year: July and August. On September 1st: they changed to "NO DOGS" period. There seems to be very little latitude (if any) by this park to accommodate late arrivals. Staff is not as customer friendly or as willing to go "above and beyond" to help their customers or be of service to them. The layout of the campground is satisfactory however RV sites next to the 4-lane road enjoy considerable evening and night traffic noise. In summary, I would not return to this park. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
[ 3 / 10 ]
Yikes! Scary dirty! Dirty campsites and washrooms had no toilet paper or paper towels. Crowded and very outdated, worn out 70's style with old rickety, travel trailers that look like they live here permanently. Then there are the little duct-taped lattice fences and pots of plastic dirty flowers. The one positive thing is its located very close to all shopping, mall and restaurants. Oh another: the weather is always terrific in sunny Penticton. Lots of campgrounds to choose from but reserve early in the start of the year to get a spot. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Access into the sites is very tight. Luckily you are guided right into the spot without even getting out of your vehicle. The trees present a problem for slides. Very clean and well kept. Very little traffic noise even though it is beside a busy road. Best park in Penticton. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Sites are a little on the small side but host guides every RV into place. A really nice touch. Host is very knowledgeable with every type of rig. If you got a question, he has an answer. Really nice fellow. We would always stay at Oxbow when in Penticton. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This campground was clean and well kept, although the sites were a little on the small side. It's a very nice campground compared to the others I've seen in Penticton- none of them seem to be very big here. It's right across the road from the lake, which is nice. They allow pets, but only small lap dogs, so check with them before you show up with Fido. I would stay here again in Penticton. Although the sites aren't very big, it's probably the nicest campground I've seen in Penticton. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is how all RV resorts should be set-up and run. Very clean, organized, safe, great place for kinds, and right across the street from the beach. Oxbox has a large Lilly pond that is frequented by ducks, and other wildlife, so you can be treated to the wonderful sounds of crickets, and frogs even right in the city of Penticton. If you are visiting Penticton you owe it to yourself to at least stop by and check out the park. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
Small, tidy park. Well-maintained. Friendly and helpful owner took us to the site and helped us park. Off-season rate. Tight in and out for a big rig. Sites are a also bit tight for RVs with slides. Trees made satellite reception a bit of a challenge. Located next to a couple of run-down motels, one with it's own trailer park. Walkway along the river to an activities and beach area. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Very lovely park to stay in. Sites are tight but the owner helps you park your rig and helps you leave as well. Very well maintained beautiful spot within walking distance of the walking trail along the water inlet. Restaurants and shopping within walking distance. Would definitely stay again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Very kid friendly. Don't expect peace and quiet during the day. Rules are enforced and there are a number. Follow the "common sense" rules and you will have a great stay. Wonderful "kid friendly" beach/lake a short walk across the road. Shade trees are abundant. The RV section is tightly packed. Expect to get to know your neighbor. Reservations are a must. Check the URL for rules and expectations. Plenty of activities for all ages near by. The bathrooms are a bit dated but clean. The roads and pads are NOT paved. Small bit of grass and gravel in the A section. The rest appeared to be all grass. We would stay here again (only when entertaining grand kids). We camped here in a Motorhome.
Park is still functioning (see comments in other reviews) and the only thing open in Penticton in the winter. Some permanents in back of the park. Has friendly staff. Just the basics: old campground. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Apparently this RV Park is being run by a property management firm for the bank. Its previous owners went bankrupt. The water slides were torn down and all that remains is a mountain of dirt and weeds. There are better campgrounds than this one; Please take the time to look for a better one. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
What was a nice RV park, has now gone to seed. Former manager quit and the water slide has been torn down. Due to lack of RV sites in the Penticton area, park is crowded with full timers. Phone calls checking for availability are ignored and sites very small. Rate increases in July and August are over the top. Stay elsewhere if possible. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This campsite really takes me by surprise. I was ready to turn around and leave coming from Alberta with big open space campgrounds. The big entertainment was when I enter the site and entertain the other campers with my backing up skills as a rookie campier. Wife say's left trailer goes right. The site was pack with kids, every five minutes you can hear one crying. Quiet at night and gates are locked at 11pm. My kids love it and the staff was courteous and friendly. Management was great, friendly, putting on activities for the kids, water spray fight. Great water slide next to the park but I was told it will be demolished for a future condo project. I will go back if the waterslide is still operational. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We were here in Late April so the park was just opening up. Shared hookups are at every other site. So I had to go purchase a 30 amp extension cord and connect that with my 50 amp cord and an adapter to get power. Water was the same way. The park was quiet, but the sites are really close together. Lots of trees that could present a problem for some rigs. All dirt access roads and the sites are also dirt/grass. Meaning that after a couple of days your jacks settle and you need to go and reset them to maintain a solid footing. At 30 dollars a night it is a fair bargain for the area. Any higher and I would look elsewhere. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Be careful about this campground. The management/owners/staff are known to be quite unfriendly and unwelcoming to prospective guests. If you are not a returning guest, you should be prepared to be turned away if the staff do not like your appearance. Be aware of the tight spots for RV's, and the lack of courtesy when you need help to maneuver your rig. We camped here in a Tent.
We were there off season and not sure if the managers were the usual managers or substitutes. The park is beautifully situated on the beach on a lake, but the sites are the narrowest sites we have ever seen. We were camping with another couple and could not fit our 29 foot motorhome in the site next to their 5th wheel as it was so narrow. I did one load of laundry there, but almost did not because the laundry room was filthy. I did not use the ladies locker/toilet/shower room, but my husband used the men's and complained that it was also extremely dirty. The managers had two pit bulls which were allowed to roam free. One pit bull attacked the dog of our friends grabbing it by the neck. Our friend kicked the pit bull until it released his dog. The manager apologized, but never chained up his dogs. The campground claims to be family and pet friendly, but we think it is dangerous. We saw very small children playing in the same area where the pit bulls had been roaming free, but not at the same time. We camped here in a Motorhome.
So much like a trailer park, the sites are glued together so much so that when you catch a breeze, the smell of sewer wafts up from your neighbour's site as you eat at your picnic table. You can hear your neighbour's cough it's that tight. Shaded sites available only in some areas. The sprinkler system is LOUD! Beach is nice, sand is clean. Nice large grassy area for families to play. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We have been camping here with our family, (2 children who recently have been bringing a friend each) for the past ten years. We also bring another family with us, so we usually get at least two sites every year. We were shocked this year when we were told that it would be an extra 15.00 a night per child over 16, 7.00 per dog, 7.00 for the boat trailer, for a total of $122.00/night plus tax for one cramped little dirt site. The owner was so rude to us, we could not believe it when we questioned this, and he told us that he only wants to cater to young families. We honestly were treated like dirt and needless to say will never return. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We recently stayed in Penticton at Wright's Beach campground for 3 weeks. We had a family illness that necessitated our stay without being able to make reservations ahead of time. We also visited this campground in May/June of 2010, before school let out. This campground is a zoo. There is no other word for it. The campers, trailers, 5th wheels and big RVs are packed into the spaces like sardines. People even reserve the same spot from year to year. Partly it is fun and hilarious, with children everywhere having loads of fun on the grassy field and swimming in the swimming area of the lake (warm lake with the hot weather) however, if you are looking for any peace and quiet, don't go to Wright's Beach. Visit Banbury Green campground up the road apiece. The other issues that the campground had are old restrooms (along with two newer ones), pay for showers, no grass in campsites, just dry weeds, expenses for everything (see previous review by the fellow who was charged for each child, dog, etc.). I think the campground is trying to do its best for everyone, but I would advise that they eliminate some sites to decrease the congestion. I also advise RVers to get a site away from the highway as it is loud and goes long into the night. We have family in Penticton and will probably come back again. However, it would be lovely if the town of Penticton would develop a campground for big rigs for the senior/quiet crowd! There aren't any, they are all party places. One other note: there is security and the campground does not cater to the drinking crowd, thank goodness.
We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This park is mainly for people on summer vacation that want lake access. Most lake sites are very close together and those further away are terraced so you look down on your neighbor. The main highway is right adjacent to the park and can be very noisy. The site roads are mostly dirt as are the sites. They are trying to improve the park and have a new office and will have 60 new sites c/w all services this summer. The price is very expensive for what you get and during the summer season will be even more expensive. We would stay again if we had to stay overnight in Penticton as only a few RV parks remain. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.