This was our second visit and again it was great. Nice large sites cut out of the forest. Runs along a beautiful river. No hook-ups. No showers. Combination of pit and flush toilets. Nice man made lagoon for swimming. Hiking trails that lead to a nice waterfall within the campground. More hiking trails nearby. We will stay here again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is an absolutely beautiful park. Very tranquil, has a beautiful nature trail and a waterfall right in the park. There's a small lagoon with beach area where our kids played. We had sites (444/45) for our two units were perfectly fine, although there are many that are smaller. We will be back again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
What a disappointment! Sites were so tiny that the parking spots at Costco seem roomy by comparison. Fire pits are old and falling apart. Picnic tables are old and falling apart. Showers are brand new, but only 50% of the toilets working (in the women's, at least) because signs say they are not level and cannot be used. Mud everywhere (poor drainage). Sites were more expensive than advertised online (when we asked about this the lady at the desk said: "Well, of course, the website's from 2009", although this was not told to us when we phoned them to book). "Heated Pool" advertised was freezing, and is closed until 1pm daily (not at all useful for the kids). "WiFi" that was supposed to be available at camp site was actually only available near main building. Lots of construction going on...maybe one day it will be a nice spot, but there is DEFINITELY a good reason why it had "lots of space" (as the lady at the front desk told us on the phone) at the last minute on a gorgeous July weekend. Huge trains pass by all day and night right behind the campground, with Highway 1 directly in front. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Sites unlevel, hard to set up and sewer above ground too much for draining. Wi-fFi only at sites close to office. Manager charged us $3939.00 for site, put in for refund and then charged $39.00. Now our bank is having us file a dispute as we were charged the VISA 1% fee on the $3939.00 and rate of exchange fee, so the site cost us additional $53. She should have canceled the transaction, but didn't know how, BEWARE! Highway noise was extremely loud! Will never stay here again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Beautiful setting and nice looking sites. However, the pool is extra and it's about $13.95for a 24 hr pass or $9.95 for a single day use, in addition to the camping fee. Also, it's disappointing that there is no WiFi available. I think that it doesn't quite meet the hype but it's a nice park to stay in. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Well this park was a disappointment. The scenery was beautiful. The WiFi, according to the office, gets turned on 9 am to 11 am and 5 pm to 7 pm but doesn't usually work. So the advertised WiFi doesn't work and the cable TV didn't work at any sites. Our friend was charged $45. for being over 37 feet long with his fifth wheel for being oversize and got the regular sized lot. After that showers are metered for $3.00 for 6 minutes and it costs $8.50 for one time in the "hot springs" pool which is mountain water which has been reheated? We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This campground is hilly but nice. We were installed in the lower area on grass where no Wi-Fi was available. The problem with this campground is that we have to pay for everything: $3 for a shower, $3 for extra person over 4 years old, $12 for a day-pass to the pool, per person. The frequent trains nearby are very annoying. I would never return here. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is an attractive setting for a campground with a lot of potential.Our site was a good size for our 38' motorhome. Downside - no sewer connection, no 50 amp, no cable, no antenna TV reception and the power was out at night due to CP Rail doing something to the power grid. Not good for the price. Better value at other campgrounds in the area. Will not return. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Most of the RV sites are in an open field down the hill and away from the pool, as are many nonserviced sites (which tend to be more wooded). Showers cost CA$3 for six minutes, which is ridiculous. The pools are nice, if not fancy, and rather expensive. The area is pretty, but with the TransCanada and a railroad running right next to the campsites (I could see trains from my site), it is NOT quiet. They advertise WiFi, but I couldn't find it. There is nothing around for miles, so bring food with you or expect to drive to Revelstoke. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Fantastic location but that's about it. Signs from the government saying don't drink the water. The dump was full the afternoon we left, it was full all day. To me not worth what I paid. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We stopped here on a whim, and were not disappointed. We usually like to boondock, but the were enticed by the hotsprings. Our campsite - on the lower area - was very private; and the hot springs were soothing. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
Serviced RV sites are fairly wide open with no shade trees. Unserviced sites look nice with lots of cover. Located beside busy(noisy) railroad tracks. Had two negative encounters with the staff one of which was overbilling our credit card. We will not stay there again. I recommend the National Park campground if you are heading east or a private RV park in Revelstoke if you are heading west. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The pros: This is a beautiful park in a beautiful setting. Very friendly staff. (Kind of a) restaurant on site. The cons: A hot springs pool is available for $32 per day, for a family of 5: ridiculous. Freight trains pulling a grade on a curve at all hours, right next to the park. I felt it was bit overpriced. Upon exiting the resort, a right turn onto the highway can be quite a challenge and dangerous for a wide turning radius vehicle, such as mine. Wi-Fi available, but didn't appear to work well. I would probably stay somewhere else if in the area again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
All the sites are crammed together. My site was literally 100 meters from a train track switch with a train every 20-40 minutes; worst sleep of my life. They charge extra for showers and to use the washing machines and dryers. I asked for 10 dollars back from my 25 I paid initially and was told to take my business elsewhere. I felt 15 dollars for the night was more reasonable, and they did not. We camped here in a Tent.
The nights are fairly quiet. The days in this park are filled with the noise from the constant trains running on the tracks close by and from the road which runs next to the park. We made our reservation for two nights in January (our stay was at the end of July), and we were not encouraged by the less than cordial welcome by the owners. We were then assigned to a site that did not have a fire pit and this was disheartening when I was with the understanding that all of the sites had a picnic table AND a fire ring (we definitely enjoy a relaxing fire in the evening). For the price paid, I did not feel that it was worth the money (although we did have cable TV and Wi-Fi). The sites are close to each other and do not have screening between them. After visiting the area, I would recommend that you research Canada's provincial parks instead. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We were not going to spend more than a day in Revelstoke, but the campground and the town were so appealing that stayed for 5. The owners are extremely helpful--telling us all there was to do in Revelstoke and in all ways being very generous with their time. Our site was level, grassy and there was sufficient space between our site and our neighbors' to give a sense of privacy. Lamplighter is a 25 minute walk from downtown Revelstoke and the town is worth it--with lots of good places to eat and shop. This was truly a surprise in terms of the park and the town. We'd definitely come here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Rate was for a back-in full hookup site. Pull-throughs available for a few dollars more. No discounts available at this campground. The site was a grass back-in that was fairly level, but had many tree roots exposed over the first half. No privacy between sites. Hookups worked fine. Excellent cable TV. Wi-Fi had good coverage, but when there was traffic I got bumped many times. Some train noise, but not too bothersome. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very friendly owners, near the Columbia River, 25 minutes walk to downtown Revelstoke and very close to Revelstoke Nat'l park. Nice biking on level grounds around town. Park is very well maintained. No noise of highway but train nearby, did not bother. WiFi oké, cable good. Big pull throughs for big rigs on grass. Good for a stopover or a few days. No special rates. If we are near we will sure come back. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
The husband and wife team who run this place are model hosts. They always have time for everyone. Early arrivals and late departures can be accommodated. The campground is small, and when full, can look overcrowded. But it is kept very clean and tidy. It has a very friendly atmosphere. There is a basic swing set, horse shoe pit, and volley ball net. It is a short walk to the river and a nice park. Downtown Revelstoke has live music every night through the summer and it is a 25 minute walk from the camp ground. All being said it is a great little place. We have been before and will be back. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
The couple who run this place are extremely nice and helpful. They take good care of the campground. The campground is surrounded by trees and gives a very homey atmosphere. There are pleasant walks nearby. Revelstoke ranks as one of our favorite stops and this campground as one of our favorites. The trains did not bother us at all. We would definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Found this one on our way through and were happy with it. Although there was no separation between sites, they were large enough with well maintained grass through out. The playground, however, was very sad (disappointed the kids). Hostess was very pleasant as well and the entire campground appeared very well maintained even though it was very busy. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Staff are pleasant and helpful. Only complaints are that the sites are alternating, meaning one unit can drive in, the next one has to back in as services are in between (we had site 3). We had to use an extension cord to reach the post. Signs at the entrance to the park are partially blocked by trees, so a bit hard to see. Sites are spacious. Park is clean and quiet. Wi-Fi is good. Park is close to town, easy cycling distance. We would come here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Trains squealing around the bend is about the worst thing I can say, all else is just wonderful. The trains are no big deal. Staff are super people and work very, very hard to make and keep this place up at a solid 9+ rating. Been there twice and will return, highly recommend it. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
A very nice and quiet park. Only issue were the trains going near the campground. No horns, but you could hear them, it didn't bother us. A very diverse and friendly crowd was here during our stay. The sites are grass, very nice but a little narrow. It was ok for our three day stay, and there were plenty of walking opportunities nearby. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Nice park. Nothing fancy. Has good WiFi, clean washrooms and nice owners. I don't know if it's a great spot for a long stay, but for a couple nights it's a good spot. We would stay again and probably will on our return trip. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Stayed one night, electrical 30 amp supply very week with park full and air conditioners running. Could use some dust control of better yet paving. Will stay again, handy for our needs. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
There is easy access to town.There is a nice walking path down "dyke". There is some noise from railroad and road. The grass sites were level and well-maintained. The park was neat and clean. The WiFi worked well and was free. There is only a little shade for the pull through sites which were very long but a little narrow - very close to neighbors. For tenters there was more shade and a camp kitchen. It would be a good place to stop for a night or two when going through Revelstoke. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Stopped for just one night. Decent campsite. Their clothes washers and dryers were very reasonably priced and were very clean. Wi-fi worked good. Unfortunately for me they would not allow a person to wipe down my truck and trailer. They also are not a Good Sam member park. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a small well maintained campground on the edge of Revelstoke. Signage to campground good. Two entrances to campground both OK for big rigs. Small area to park and register. Owners friendly and efficient. Access roads to sites were well maintained and wide enough for big rigs. Grass sites are firm, flat and most have full-hook-ups. Electricity solid and water pressure good. Free WiFi worked well. Some trees Some road and rail noise. Access to good walking path just outside campground. Good ambiance. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very clean neat and very very friendly staff (owners). Room for our 60 foot length with trailer on. Very nice place for a couple of days. Good Wi-Fi and Satellite reception. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This campground was a pleasure to stay in. It is very clean and neat with good visual appearance. It is also run by the most friendly and helpful owner operators of any RV park I have stayed at in the past 2 months of traveling. I pulled in with a 40DP pulling a motorcycle trailer. The best pull through site for my long rig had a west awning side exposure that I was not too happy about but owners worked with me to make me happy. Ended up under a large shade tree in the owners back yard. They shared their campfire and hospitality with us that night. Campground is in perfect location for anything you want to see in the area, and if you so desire it's only a 15-20 minute walk into town. CG host gave us many tips on what to see and all turned out to be a great trip. By the way the owners are RV'ers themselves so they know what it takes to make traveler's happy, and do an excellent job of it. Went for a walk around campground and went into the washroom, as they call it here in Canada. The showers and restrooms were so clean that I was afraid to use them. I didn't want to mess anything up. If I am ever in the area again, I will definitely stay here again. My kind of campground with lots of visual appeal. I will take neat and clean and hospitality over amenities any day. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Older but clean park. Close to town if comfortable with 20 minute walk. Pleasant and helpful owners and staff on site. Lots of trees with parking on grass. Did not need to level. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a great place to go if you are looking for quiet and scenic. A majority of campgrounds and RV parks in BC and Alberta have train noise, but not here. All we heard here was the crackling of our neighbors' campfire and the splash of rising fish on the lake. The lake is great for fishing or paddling and there is a good boat launch available in the park. The only downfall here is the lack of a dump station (nearest is in Revelstoke), so your stay is limited by how far you can make your holding tanks last. There are fresh water taps in the park to fill from. Sites are long and large. Most are pretty close to one another, but when you consider you are right on the lakeshore, somehow you forget about your neighbor. Half or more of the sites are on the lake the rest have views of the lake. Park attendant was helpful and pleasant and the place is very well-maintained. Some sites are reservable. We will return here again and again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This was our first visit to this park. The lower sites are right off the large beach on the lake with a playground for kids. There is a paved boat launch and paved roads throughout the campground which are great for riding bicycles. There is a volleyball net in a nice open field near the upper camp sites. Some upper camp sites have smaller trees (like the one we stayed in), so are more open and in the sun, but there are plenty other sites with mature trees and great shade. The sites are spacious and level and have picnic tables and fire pits. The scenery is beautiful and we had a great time camping here. We would definitely camp here again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Hard to rate this CG. The visual impression upon arrival is not good. Appearance is of unkempt, not tidy, unfinished facility. It is all these. If we did not have reservations, we probably would have kept driving our 30 foot rig. However, after check in, a yogurt at the ark, and shower in AM. Must admit the other reviews are accurate; the hosts and facilities grow on you. Only disappointment was there is no cable TV. RVpark review lists that it has cable TV, but their website does not. Would definitely stay again. The Wi-Fi is very iffy, as reported. We stayed two nights. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Sometimes a campground that does not have a pool, etc., deserves a 10 rating. Hosts that treat you like family make this one a 10 despite slow internet, which is in process of being upgraded. Great hospitable folks and a great yogurt bar in Jon's Noahs Ark: a real boat that he has almost completed, make this a unique friendly place. Highly recommended. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Planned three nights and stayed six we loved it so much! Super friendly and helpful people (and a wonderful friendly St. Bernard, Tsolene). Argo rides (amphibious ATV) and a Frozen Yogurt shop in a Noah's Ark replica building (huge selection of toppings!). Nice covered communal area with BBQ's and big screen (for special events) and a small store for essentials and trinkets. Within 30 minutes of everything in the area. Free showers and a superb handicap washroom/shower. Wheelchair access is great though there is a short steep slope from the store to the sites. The bad is slow internet (satellite - nothing else available to them there) and somewhat skinny sites (length good). We will be returning as often as possible! We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Arrived after dark on a moonless night deep in the trees and could not see where to bring the motorhome so we were allowed to stay in the driveway. Wonderful help in getting set up for electricity and water. Very pleasant and helpful staff. Nice covered patio area with coffee and tea ready in the morning! We camped here in a Motorhome.
Have now stayed here several years running, we keep coming back. Always a great stay, they owners go out of their way to make sure that you are comfortable. Facilities are clean. Staff are courteous. Location is fantastic, 5 minutes to most of Revelstoke's Attractions. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Rate reflects KOA Value Card discount with tax. Stayed one night on our travel east to west. Gravel roadways (with non-severe concrete speed bumps) need a lot of gravel to fill in mud holes; sites are gravel and ours was level. All services were good, but Wi-Fi is only available at the store, or in an open air gazebo which in October is not acceptable. We fortunately used our Bell stick which worked great. While it is after peak season campground seems rundown and needs some TLC. Cutting of tree limbs would be a bonus. Not what I would class as a typical KOA. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Pulled in after the office closed and were able to use the after ours check in to secure a pull thru site. Site was gravel and level. The downside.. The restrooms near our site were padlocked and the next nearest facility was quite a walk away. Also, this not your typical KOA friendliness with yellow shirts everywhere. The employee at the counter was not rude, but not overly friendly either. The store did not seem all that well stocked and they didn't have the lights on inside. They also lost points with us for what I feel was a misrepresentation of the Wi-Fi. They clearly advertise free Wi-Fi on their literature, but there is NO free Wi-Fi within the park. We paid $11 for 24 hours of access. When I inquired at the office I was told that the free Wi-Fi was near or in the office only. This is the first KOA we have stayed in that charged for Wi-Fi. The upside? Lots and lots of trees, a very beautiful and serene setting. All things considered, we would return again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Nice place for a night or two. Looks like they cleaned this place up. The downside is you can't see the mountains due to all the tall trees, but the sites are decent sized lots that can easily accommodate big rigs. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
What may have been true in the August, 2011 review about garbage is no longer true. The place is spotless now. The city has close access to a national park but the city has very little to offer. It is, after all, a small town. We camped here in a Motorhome.
A nice, rustic park albeit a little overpriced. Sites are easy to get into and are nice in a treed setting. We did not use the pool but there were plenty of families there. The upper level has full hookups while the lower meadow area is dry camping (note: if you stay in the lower meadow, the mosquitoes can get nasty!) There is a good pet walk in the forest. This campground is very family and pet friendly. My reason for the 7 and not an 8 or 9 is that their garbage bins are not bear proof, and there is plenty of evidence of Boo Boo hauling trash into the forest, so local bears have obviously become human food habituated. We actually had to chase a bear into the bush the day we stayed. Any campground operator in bear country ought to know better. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Two words - don't stay. This park was a huge disappointment. Sites were covered in garbage. Pool was not heated sufficiently. We were originally put onto site with water leak and caution tape & had to request a move. Playground in front area was like a bad yard sale, full of broken toys. When I complained the girl at the desk basically said "when we get to it" and eventually moved some of it out. No milk at camp store (all weekend!). Huge pile of garbage (old refrigerators, boxes, junk) visible from pool area. Serious upkeep is required in bathrooms, sewage smell was off/on from our site and disgusting. This is by far, the worst park I have ever stayed in. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
Owner working on upgrading park and add amenities. Office and store needs work. Good kids park. Level sites. Converting an old KOA is not easy. The sites are spaced well and fairly easy to access. Lots to do in area from a sight seeing perspective. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The park is close to town and noise was not an issue during our stay. The place could use some sprucing up as it all dirt and grass and could get very muddy during rain. Very rural, rustic setting amongst the trees. No problem with our 39' fifth wheel conversing the park or getting into our space. Wide spaces with hook up connections right where they should be. I did notice on some sites the hook ups could be a little far away. Overall it is a nice place to stay to relax. No cable TV, two TV stations and was not able to set up satellite due to trees and mountains. I think it is a little overpriced. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
The area is kind of pretty, but way over-priced for what you get. We did not want or need the pool, just a place to plug in, relax and sleep. The site had very little grass (muddy), the picnic table was in terrible shape, the dirt roads were very dusty, and the power we paid extra for was constantly going off because of work they were doing. All this for nearly $50 per night once we had paid the extra $2.75 they told us we still owed for the HST as we had pre-paid in the Spring. We would not return. We camped here in a Truck Camper.
My wife is from Revelstoke originally, we used to stay here a lot when her parents were alive in the 70's and 80's. Our boys loved the pool and the odd bear walking in to the campground. Things seem to have got a bit run down since then. My wife reported that the doors in the women's washroom were a disaster, grass sites were worn down and muddy when it rained, and a lot of plumbing needed upgrading. It is still a pretty area, and I spotted an eagle circling overhead on July 4. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
There is a lot of mud here on a rainy day. The only good things here is the people around you are quiet, the pool is nice, and on a nice day there is a good view of the mountain. The washrooms were filthy, the staff were useless, the hook ups are hard to hook up for big rigs unless you have an extension cord and extra hose. Though the people around you are quiet the noise from railroad and highway get annoying after a while. Don't buy firewood here it's just wet. I feel it is too expensive for what you get. I Will noT return :( We camped here in a Truck Camper.
This municipal campground is a mixed bag. It has a lot of potential, but is not quite there. It is one of the more reasonably priced campgrounds in the area, so is fairly heavily used. It is fairly convenient to town. There are dry camping sites, sites with electricity, and full-hookup sites. If in a dry site, you are only allowed to run your generator for an hour in the morning and an hour in the evening. The price shown is for an electric service site. There is fresh water fill and a dump station, which costs an addition $3.00 per use. None of the sites are actually on the lake, but it is close by. The sites are fairly well separated, but there is not a lot of vegetation to provide privacy. We chose an electric site that was fairly nice; however, when we plugged in our electrical management system would not allow it to come on and reported that the plug had reverse polarity. A test with a meter confirmed the problem. We were moved to a site that was full-hookup, but not nearly as nice. There the electricity was OK, but our view was of a large white storage container. We elected to stay only one night. We observed that the park manager had put someone into the site we had rejected and had not corrected the problem. Our Verizon phone worked well. We could not get satellite because of trees. We would probably not stay at this campground again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
If you want a quiet campground, this isn't it. If you are looking for family spots, this is a kid-centric park, and they are everywhere. There is miniature golf, swimming, paddle boats, and a large playground. The lake is open to locals, so they fill the parking lot and line up down the road. Sites are closely-spaced, gravel, off-level side-to-side by several inches, and served by a mostly gravel loop road. Some grass and tables near sites, lots of grass elsewhere in park. There are many tent sites crammed in everywhere. Some sites have shade, most do not. Bathrooms are so-so, one has only cold water. Management is friendly and helpful. There is a small store and short-order kitchen attached to the office. Cell service is good, but Wi-Fi is only available in about half the park. Cable TV includes a couple of US stations. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Fairly nice setting. Sites available on the lakefront or closer to the showers on the hill. Fast Wifi connection and clean sites. Away from much of the highway and rail noise Revelstoke is famous for. Friendly staff. A preferable over night stop at most. We camped here in a truck camper. We camped here in a Truck Camper.
This campground is small, friendly, accessible, clean, and well away from the highway and railway noise. Some sites are shaded, but others are open, allowing for good satellite system access. The rates are very reasonable. Overall this was a very nice campground. We will definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.