I would not recommend this campground to anyone for any reason. Dusty, dirty and unkept are 3 things that come to mind. The bathrooms and showers were not the worst I've seen, but certainly could be better. There is nothing done to groom the sites. Ours was partially grassy, partially dirt. The beach appears to never have been raked or cleaned up. Really, a little bit of maintenance could make this a lovely campground on one of our favorite lakes in the world. There are trains all night long, but we knew that before going in, so I am not complaining about that. The beach sites we were told could easily fit 2 tents and 2 vehicles (for $65 a night), barely fit 1 tent and vehicle. The campers are squished in like sardines throughout. This we could have accepted if there was any kind of pride of ownership here. On the way out, the sanitation dump is on the wrong side of the road and you either have to turn around or have a very long hose. Sorry, Pierre's Point, you do not have my recommendation. Very sad misuse of your beautiful land. We camped here in a Tent.
Camped here in September, so not many kids around, which is good. Nice view of the lake, lots of bird life. The trains run close by but they didn't bother me, people were nice that worked here. Yes I will return again. It's one of the few left that hasn`t sold out to developers and start to ask unbelievable $$$$$ just for a little lot. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The worst park I have ever stayed at. It is absolutely filthy. They rake the old fire ashes into the dirt that makes up each campsite area. My trailer was absolutely filthy after a week here. Bathrooms do not have any soap or paper for hygiene here. As previous entry says trains every 11 minutes. WiFi very poor and the only way to get a signal is to go to the store and restaurant. Do not stay here. Go to another site and not Sandy shores as same thing. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Don't stay at this park under any circumstances! The park is located right next to a train track and high speed trains roar through every 20 minutes all night long, loud enough to wake us up every time. When the 6:20 a.m. train went through, we gave up and left. The garbage dumpsters were overflowing the weekend we were there. The tiny beach on Shuswap Lake is dirty and covered in a slick of oil and gas from the many motorboats. This place is among the worst we've ever stayed. We camped here in a Truck Camper.
We stayed here one night and that would be the maximum number of days we would stay. The bathrooms were clean but very dated and old. The site was packed dirt, no gravel and not leveled. We had a pull-through site which was better as the back-in sites looked quite tight. Lots of road noise from the highway but that's what you get when you are just off the highway. The location of the sewer and electrical connections were a bit far apart. Wi-Fi was nice and strong and the staff was very nice. I would only come back if I needed a short stop over. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Sites are nice but, the nicest ones are taken by permanent residents which is a shame. The sites available for travelers have no grass and are a little sandy/dusty, but are sheltered from the wind so it was not an issue. Sites are tight and tough to get into. I was lucky the site across was open so I could pull in to back up. I am not sure I would have made it otherwise. When we booked i was assured parking was easy. When we got here the story changed a little. The pool and games room are kept nice and the hosts are very friendly and helpful. The site is next to a heritage museum which is beautiful. We went to the dinner theater. It was amateur theater, but it was very good. We would camp here again if I was sure I could get in the site. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Definitely not a resort, but an OK park for a stopover. The single lane road in is rough and has 4 speed bumps. Slow right down! Also the road in is all up hill and quite steep. The owners are doing maintenance on the park and trying to get it in shape. Interior roads are gravel and very rough. The pool and hot tub were closed because of the late season. The site we got was almost level with shade trees covering some of it. Water pressure was good. The sewer connection was quite high up and so I had to finish draining the hose by lifting it up, with gloves on of course. Some sites looked to have a very high sewer connection which might be a problem. WiFi was strong. Each site has its own fire ring, very nice. No traffic or train noise but there was a farmer on his tractor at 7:30 in the morning just across the fence. I looked into the washrooms and showers and they looked clean. This is probably the best park in town. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
A work in progress! New web site. Apparently new owners after KOA let it get too run-down. Much in need of maintenance: some updates evident. Road is in poor shape, land-clearing going on in development lots behind sites. Treed sites were not good for satellite reception. Good enough for an overnight stay. Basic services plus WiFi and cable TV. Washrooms near sites were nailed shut: only washrooms located at the main building were available. The ladies washroom was closed apparently due to the floor being worked on. Charged full rate, although most parks in the area are still on off-season rates. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Camped here for a week, summer 2009. Nice quiet location, set well back from the highway. Decent-sized sites with reasonable privacy and lots of shade. Well-kept pool area and hot tub. Very pleasant staff - the owners could not have been more helpful. Very reasonable cost and several freebies, such as Wi-Fi internet, that other places charge for. Clean washroom and showering facilities. Besides pool, limited facilities for kids but only a 5 minute drive to Salmon Arm. Rate was approximately $48 for 30A full hookup, but don't recall the exact amount. There are also small, clean cabins (no running water in them though!) for people with no trailer, so you can go with friends who don't have a trailer. We will definitely return. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This park was way too overpriced. The hot tub was only open for a limited number of hours late in the day. Laundry was WAY overpriced and when asked for change to do it they say they did not have any, which was not true (the lady working before was counting rolled quarters). There were no garbage cans anywhere near the sights. All they had was 2 big bins at either end of the park. For a park of this size the washroom facilities were not adequate. All in all I would not recommend this place. Too much for so little. We camped here in a Truck Camper.
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Laundry room was only open for a few hours in the evening. It cost three dollars for a load of wash and two dollars for 25 minutes dry time. Hot tub was only open for a few hours in the evening. It had a fish pond, but it was so full of algae that we couldn't see the fish. Sites are fairly level, but consist of a very fine silt like dirt, which blows around and easily tracks into the trailer. We were constantly sweeping to control it. Staff was friendly and eager to assist. Pool was nice. Is no longer a KOA. Now known as Salmon Arm RV Resort as of April 01, 2008. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Great RV Park! We really enjoyed our stay here. The facilities are first rate and the owners are very friendly and helpful. The showers and washrooms are absolutely spotless. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We stayed 1 night in a 40' RV while heading further east. It is a small RV park, with cabins directly off the Trans Canada Hwy, about 6 miles from Salmon Arm. The entire facility is extremely clean and well maintained, and the owners are brilliant. All sites are level with a gravel base, and services are all centrally located at each site. We had site # 1, which is designated as a pull through. Smaller rigs will make the entry turn easily, but bigger rigs must drive forward & back a few times to access. Lots of room and the owner comes along to assist. Big rigs should also watch the first corner at the office--it is a bit tight on the inside tree. Excellent 50 amp power, water pressure slightly low, cable TV has good channel selection, and they even have wired Internet available at the sites. Noise - obviously yes, as you are next to the highway. Can't have it both ways. Didn't both, and each site has the best picnic tables at any campground we have visited. We will be back. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
I don't think I have ever given a 10 to an RV site before but this is one that certainly deserves it. It is a small site, off Hwy 1 on a rise and it also has cabins. The park's Swiss owners have created amazingly charming surroundings. There are flower boxes everywhere, red geraniums spilling out of boxes on the immaculate grounds!! a small play area for children including a big deck box full of toys, books for kids. The laundry room, shower/bathroom areas are incredibly clean. There is a large central fire pit area an there are patio swings. The lawns are well kept and all the walkways and pads are graveled and raked after each camper. It was such a pleasant surprise. I would definitely recommend this site as a central hub from which to explore the Shuswap Lake area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Some of the sites are "close" if you have slideouts, but there are a couple of pull-thrus that allow for big rigs with lots of slides. Nice little park, right off of the Trans Canada. Yes, that means road noise, and even the occasional train on the other side of the road, but then every RV campground in the area seems to be "just off the Trans Canadian Highway." But, the bathrooms are nice, the showers are hot, and the owners are super friendly and helpful. There's no official pet area, but that doesn't seem to be an issue. There are some small playground pieces for the youngest kids. Afternoon leaves all the sites in the shade. Cable TV is available, and the town of Salmon Arm is a short 3 miles down the road. We stayed here two nights just to rest, and it was a nice little place to hang out, recuperate from the road, and then get back going again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is the cleanest campground we have ever stayed in and we travel full time. Sites are spotless and facilities are 5 star. They have thought of everything! The owners guided us to our site and backed us in and provided excellent service for our 5 day stay. The location is convenient to everything. 15 minutes from Herald Park/Margaret Falls (nice wander, even for children), 10 minutes to SalmonArm centre. Convenient location just off Hwy1 but road noise is "white noise" once you are parked and you don't notice it, RV sites are behind the front cabins and the other RV's muffle the sound too. Turn your vent fan on if it bothers you. All the campgrounds in the SalmonArm area are beside the highway or right beside the train tracks except for one park and its $49 per night, we were not willing to pay that. We did not notice the trains at all, they ran on the other side of the highway and all the way through town. We stayed here in a Truck Camper pulling a trailer(40ft in total) and we did not have to unhook, paid $35+HST high season rate. They can fit Motorcoaches, trailers, tenting area and also have cabins. Local beaches at Herald Park, GlenEcho and Canoe are worth checking out. Lots of activities for families in the area such as water slides, go karts, mini golf, hiking trails, mountain bike trails, horseback riding, boat rentals, etc. We used to live here and come back to visit. We camped here in a Truck Camper.
We camped for 2 nights and would recommend this RV Park to friends. The cleanest park we've stayed in (out of over 400). Manager helped us back in and his wife gave us maps of nearby attractions. Restrooms would be on par with a 5 star hotel (motion sensor lights, taps, solar heated water, spic and span). Highway noise was insufficient to bother even a light sleeper and trains ran by quietly too. Sites are compact but unlike one reviewer we read, there IS room to stretch out my 8'x21' awning! A nice little park. We'll be back! We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Here's the real story on this campground, it's right on busy highway 1 and very close to the railway which runs all night and is extremely noisy, the campground shudders as the trains pass through. Add to that the pesky barking dog on a neighboring property and the horses blowing down their nose early in the morning and you're in for a lousy night. The sites are very tight, you can just about put out your awning and there is zero privacy. The sewer connection is conveniently located close to your neighbors table, nice! The owner has a very strict set of rules, don't dare steal one of the apples off of his tree and make sure your kids don't break his worn out dangerous climbing frame, you'll be buying him the new one he so badly needs. The one good thing about this place is that the shower/laundry block is new, that is as good as it gets. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Nice little campground, very clean, brand new washroom/laundry facilities. Very friendly and helpful hosts. Playground and open space for the kids to play. Can be noisy/right on Trans Canada Highway.Wi-Fi Internet OK. Would recommend anytime. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a super clean and neat park. Owners are very friendly and helpful. Washrooms are co-ed so that detracts from the sites overall rating. Male and female share toilets and showers. This would have been a 10 except for that. Nice place. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.