Access to the park is via a 3 km fair paved road off highway 97. Good paved park roads. Water is available from a tap situated across from the campground hosts. Restrooms and showers are nearby. A few electric sites located in the parking lot. Our site was a fairly level gravel back-in. Good view of Kalamalka Lake as campground sites are on several terraced loops. No Wi-Fi available. I didn’t check TV, although there should be a couple of channels available off the air. I couldn’t get any Telus cell phone coverage. Some noise is noticeable from the highway above the park. Even so I would still return to this campground. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Situated on Kalamalka Lake this campground is located about 2 miles off highway 97. Access road is old and crumbling pavement at first – watch for potholes. Park roads are good pavement. Sites are all gravel back-ins located on three road loops. There are 3 electrical “sites”, but they are located in the southwest corner of the parking lot. Our site was fairly level. Like the rest of the regular sites on the loops there are no utilities, cable TV, or Wi-Fi. It had a typical BC Parks cedar table along with a fire ring. There is no shade as the trees are still fairly young. The view of the lake was spectacular as most of the sites are on terraces. Wildflowers on the terraces and around the sites make this an attractive park. Water is available from a tap across from the campground host. There is a restroom/shower house near site 20, but I did not inspect it. A bird nest set up nearby had an osprey family. This is a good park for just getting out in your chair to relax or take a hike on one of the trails. There is also a playground for the kids and a boat ramp (have to cross train tracks) for those who want to fish or ski. Even with train tracks nearby I never heard any go by. We would return to this park. Out of 72 sites there are 50 reservable and 22 first come first served. This park fills up very quickly in the summer. The 3 electric “sites” aren’t on the reservation system yet. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Wish we could have read the reviews but wasn't sure we were staying here. I will have to agree with the other reviews - seems to be a park for more permanent type residents. Didn't give the appearance of a nice campground anywhere you look. The sites are somewhat level, gravel sites. Ours was a back-in at the front of the park. Had no idea the cost of parks in this area was so high - would choose another park or area if we return to this area. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
I'm giving this campground a 3 only because we lucked out on where we were placed. If you plan on booking this campground, request the back sites as you will back onto the lake and have a gorgeous view. Anywhere else, your view is your neighbors, a gravel, dirt road, and very few trees. You are very tight in here. At least at the back sites you can move your chairs/picnic table onto the grass and under the huge willow trees. The pool area is nice; pool temp too hot to my liking. Washrooms, showers, laundry room, playground, and dog walk need a complete overhaul. The kids playground is in dirt, weeds, with pitiful swing, monkey bar, and metal slide. WiFi is strictly for email only and only works close to the office. Not sure how they can use WiFi as a feature for advertising. On the up side, you are close to Vernon and all it's amenities. If you are staying here to visit the wineries, I would recommend looking further down the road. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Rather poor overall. The sites are ok but the sewer connections are poor and flooded to the top. The washrooms and showers are not very clean. No much attempt to keep the place clean was seen. Rough roads and sites, on the lakefront but the lake is not swimmanble and that is for certain! One only garbage disposal area. The outside sinks for washing up were without running water and clearly have not been used for a long time. Quite nicely shaded sites. This park could become a very nice RV park if the management took some pride and spent the time needed. Not a great place to stay. Would not stay again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is a nice park but the sites were a little close for us. The bathrooms and showers were clean. The utility hookups were well located and in good condition. The swimming pool was large, clean and warm. There were quite a few seasonal sites, some were a little cluttered. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is such a beautiful campground! Friendly staff, lovely sites right on the lake. A really nice dog run, big enough to throw the ball and play. The pool was great, really enjoyed a swim. The sites are big enough to not be right on top of each other. The Internet as always was a disappointment, often couldn't get on, very weak signal. We would absolutely stay there again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Full hook-ups @ $32/night in off-season. Business hours 9AM-9PM with instructions on office door for late arrivals. On Swan Lake with lots of weeping willows along the water shore. Fairly well paved access road with gravel sites and ours was level although with some rainwater pooling. No pull-through sites, but several back-in sites will accommodate our 38' motorhome. Wi-Fi has good access with some signal drops (we stayed on system 2 or 4 and off system 6). Family owners on site were helpful and easy to speak with - mind you, so were we. Clean dog run area which we kept clean by picking up after our dog. Did not use the toilets/showers/laundry so can't comment. Pool was being winterized but looked to be in good shape. Malls, etc., about 1 km away - restaurant across the highway - tourist info close by. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Rate for a 30 amp full hookup. Site was a gravel back-in and not level. View of Swan Lake. Cable TV around 50 channels with some audio as well. Wi-Fi connected fast and had a strong signal. Busy pool behind us made it noisy at times. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is the second time we have visited this campground within the last few years and we were quite amazed with how many improvements have been made. The swimming pool and deck area were renovated making it very comfortable to spend time around the pool. The rates were reasonable, washrooms/showers were well maintained, and the owners of the park were friendly and accommodating. It was great to be staying in a location that was right in the middle of wine country. Overall it was an enjoyable experience and we will definitely be back! We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We pulled in and it looked too scarry. Looked like alot of full time residents there who were very messy, garbage all around their trailers. We left. Hopefully they cleaned it up since. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
The park is on a busy road and is an older park but the owners are in the process of making some changes. We had a site backing onto the grass and close to the water. The park is a bit cramped for large rigs but the sunset view is wonderful. The train noises were not a problem. It is almost in town and next door to the Vernon tourism office. Good location. We camped here in a Motorhome.
If they would clean the bathrooms this campsite would have been rated higher. Fortunately we didn't have to use them. They did have a laundry room. The train goes by a couple of times a day and also during the night so if you don't like trains this is not the place for you. The site is only accessible from Hwy 97 and a very dangerous intersection. RV dealer is across the 97 but you take your life in your hands trying to cross. Some permanent trailers on site but most of them are maintained and the residents were quiet. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Smallish park with maybe 20 resident and 10 transient sites, some within yards of the lake. There is a very friendly host and we liked chatting to him. Despite having a cat fall on our van from a great height (what a bang!) we enjoyed it here - certainly more than the cat - and would happily return. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This campground was beautiful. Very friendly staff. They walked around the campground talking to everyone and making sure that everyone had everything that they needed. They even delivered your firewood right to your site. Beautiful sites right on the water. Huge weeping willow trees. Free peddle boat and canoe's. The lake had some weeds but people were swimming in it all day. This was a very relaxed place. Nothing uptight about this campground. Completely pet friendly! We had a great time! We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
The rate shown is their off season daily rate before tax. We booked in for four nights and were given a hedged concrete pad with a lawn, shade tree, and picnic table with bench seats. Power, water, and sewer all worked flawlessly and were well positioned although the sewer drop was about 6" above grade. Wi-Fi is available at $5.35 for one day and $10.50 for three days. The resort is advertised as 'big rig friendly' and by and large it may be but I did find it tight reversing my 41' 5er into our assigned site. Ostensibly, this resort is for owners and seasonal visitors. Many of the sites are occupied by park model mobile homes, not RVs. The rental spots are dotted in amongst these and are either sites that have not been sold or are being rented by the owners. The washrooms are accessible for those with mobility issues but I would not class them as the cleanest I have found and I used them directly after they had allegedly been cleaned. The floors and walls looked grubby and could do with a fresh coat of paint. The showers had rust stains in the walls, the fittings hadn't been wiped down and the shower floors remained full of sand and dirt for the duration of our stay. Although this is a lakeshore resort there is absolutely no access to the lake. Something I hadn't realized before making the reservation. There is a laundry, $2.25 to wash and $2 to dry. There is a small pool and hot tub with a large deck in a gated area. Again, we didn't use this so I can't really comment. Overall, this is a very quiet resort although there is constant traffic noise to be heard from the very nearby Hwy 97. We don't have young kids or pets and so didn't interact with the residents too much. Contact with the staff was limited to our checking in. This was efficient and polite which is about all I can say. If you are checking the aerial view on google maps you will see there is a railroad line adjacent. During our stay only one train came through so not an issue. I'm not sure we would stay here if we are in the area again mainly because it is more for the seasonal guest, not the touring traveler. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We are full time RVers and have traveled Canada and the USA extensively and this park by far is probably the nicest park we have stayed in especially for Canada. All lots are cement and have 30 or 50 amp power, water, sewer and cable. Wi-Fi is an extra charge but that is common through our travels. The hot tub was shut down while we were there for repairs but the pool was beautiful. The fitness center does not have much in it and it was very hot in the office area and fitness room as I don't think the air-conditioning was turned on. The park is a Co-ownership park and they are very friendly and helpful. In reading the previous reviews I must comment that they are probably not seasoned travelers as the park is not overpriced as they say. Rates throughout the BC Interior are much higher than $48. One park we stayed at in Ossoyos wass $95 per night, not as nice and another was $75 in the Kelowna area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is the best park in the Vernon area; however, as previous reviews suggest, it is very expensive. There is an additional charge of $5.35 per night for WiFi. They have a large area to walk your pets but they must be on a leach. An off leach area would be great. We ended up driving to Marshall Road off leash dog area by Vernon creek which this was fabulous for dogs. People are friendly here and would return again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We have stayed here for a few months over summer every year. It is a nice place with cemented pads and a grass area at each site and they have a lot of room for class A rigs, but the north side has a wall in front of each site making it hard to get into. There is no view for class A rigs because the view is to the rear. They have now priced themselves out of the market. It is now $1000.00 plus HST (tax) which puts it over $1200.00 with the power charge. More and more park models are moving in, making less spaces for RV rentals in the future. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a Co-Owner managed park. The lots are privately owned. The Co-owner's association can rent out individual lots on behalf of the consenting owner for a 25% administrative fee. The costs have now gone far beyond what is reasonable for a RV park. At $50.40 per night it is now far more than RV resorts that offer many more amenities. All pads are concrete and if the owner permits you may have access to cable TV. 30 amp and sewer are on all sites. Hot tub/pool is seldom available prior to 10 am and the on site showers/toilets are on par with most campgrounds. Costs are excessive for service provided. There are many local RV parks that offer the same and more facilities for much less. We camped here in a Motorhome.
I really like this campground. Location, service, campsite, campground location. All seem to be so very nice and very well organized. I am a repeating customer. The site was clean, grass was nice and plenty. I had my own picnic table and lake view with a huge tree to provide shadow in the morning. I was pretty pleased. i will go back to this site whenever camping in Penticton. The only small thing is showers are not properly aired and steam collects rapidly. No big deal. We camped here in a Tent.
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Ignore Woodall's notice about being closed for construction. The park has been reworked to accommodate 28 large pull-through rigs. All these have sewer, water and 30/50 amp electric. Along Swan lake are 45 back-in sites with a view. Hook-ups have cable TV. Wi-FI is free and works well. A clear view for Satellite is available from many sites. The pool is immaculate and 81 degrees. Expect a slight slope towards the lake for leveling. Power and water pressure are fine. The roads are paved. Sites are gravel. Only the new pull-through sites have grass. The folks in the office are happy and easy. For us, this was an excellent spot for an overnight stop. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a great park. Yes, a little ways from the City of Vernon but it is quiet and spaces are large. Many of the lots are privately owned but otherwise a nice spot. Lots are cement and flat. The only thing I found is Wi-Fi is there but you pay a fee and it can be expensive for a week. The staff are very good and I am actually planning are being there again in November. I stayed there in May as well as August. As far as signage, just look where you are going and you will find it. Use a map! Highly recommend this park. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
The sites at this park are very spacious, level and well kept. There is a lot of room for a big rigs and you have a small "yard" of your own. As this is an ownership RV resort, there are quite a few park models and sites unavailable for overnight or short term stays. There is WiFi, but it is a FatPort hotspot for a fee (eg $20 for 2 hrs). The pool is outdoors and was closed. Laundry is only open during the office hours, which are reduced at this time of the year. The biggest downside to this park is that there is nothing to do other than go walking and there are limited routes for that unless you like walking on a busy highway. There is no fitness room, rec center or clubhouse. There is no "city" sewer system this far north of Vernon city center so they use a number of holding tanks that need to get pumped out every couple of days. The bathrooms most of the time have an unpleasant smell about them. One shower house was open but it was going to be shut down for the winter at the first of Nov. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We had high hopes for this park. It is nice but has some caveats. It is under construction and has some gravel roads. The signage to enter was almost non-existent. There are a lot of park models but spaces between for motor homes. I think alot of these spaces are privately owned and are rented out if the owners are not in. The spaces are wonderful for a 5th wheel as the view would be out the back. But in a motorhome: you back in and the view is behind you!! You can't see the view from a motorhome. It is terraced, therefore, you are staring out of your front window into a bulkhead. The lanes are very narrow and it was difficult to back into our space without scraping the stone wall. (We did not scrape by the way.) The pool is very nice but cold, unheated. Restrooms and showers are only on one side of the park so if you are staying on the opposite side it is a long walk! There is alot to do here: wine tasting, hiking, boating. It is positively a beautiful area and nice and warm and sunny. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very nice park by the water. Staff is really nice and friendly. The problem is the sites are getting more and more full time park models and the residents feel it's their responsibility to boss the RVers around, even though they don't work for the office. We also stayed here last year and noticed the big change when we stayed this year. I don't expect sites to be available for too long as they are filling them with full time park models. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Limited signage to campground. Large area to park and register. Office staff are friendly and efficient. This is a mainly seasonal site campground with sites being sold as deeded lots. Access roads to sites are narrow and we had to watch wall on one side when backing into site. Sites were had concrete pads and some grass and were large. Services quite a way back for motor homes. The park is still developing so our spot overlooked a building site. Lacked ambiance and felt crowded. We camped here in a Motorhome.