Whispering Spruce Campground

     


Balzac, Alberta
Phone: (403) 226-0097

Sites: 109
Recent Rate: $30 6/2014


Latitude: 51.2230328677439
Longitude: -114.003442525864

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites
  • Big Rig Access
  • Tent Camping
  • Restrooms (Plumbed)
  • Pit Toilets
  • Showers
  • $0.00 Shower Fee
  • Laundry Facilities
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee
  • Dump Station
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee
  • Propane Available
  • Firewood Available
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts
  • Water Spigot
  • Picnic Shelter
  • RV Wash
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee
  • Corral
  • Landing Strip
  • Overflow Parking
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP)
  • Electric (50 AMP)
  • Water
  • Sewer
  • WiFi
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee
  • Cellular Phone Service
  • Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup
  • Phone
  • Central Modem
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.)
  • Pool Access
  • Family Friendly
  • Playground
  • Pet Area
  • Waterfront
  • Clubhouse
  • Camp Store
  • Cafe / Snack Bar
  • Business Center
  • Group Camping
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Group Kitchen
  • Banquet Facilities
  • Concierge Services
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s)
  • Recreation Room
  • Gym/Workout Facilities
  • Beach Access
  • Boat Ramp
  • Marina
  • Boat Rentals
  • Fishing
  • Golfing
  • Bike Path(s)
  • Bike Rentals
  • Hiking
  • Spa
  • Horseshoe Pit
  • Volley Ball
  • Sports Field
  • Arcade Games
  • Live Entertainment
  • Amphitheatre
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf
  • Billiards
  • Ping Pong
  • Lake
  • Pond
  • River
  • Creek
  • Ocean
  • Water Park
  • Casino

Review Details

Ratings overview
  • Excellent 1
  • Good 0
  • Average 2
  • Poor 3
  • Terrible 12

18 Reviews

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User3432

Review Count: 6
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed two nights at this campground and while a great location for seeing Calgary, the campground needs a lot of maintenance. The sites are grassy, but not level. The recent rains left the ground soft and the ruts were large enough to stymie even my Hummer. The Wi-Fi does not reach the sites. It stops at the manager's house. The roads are rutted badly and the long term campers have collected enough junk to make this truly look like an old trailer park. We camped at Whispering Spruce Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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CamperAndy

Review Count: 63
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

We arrived Thursday evening, at about 7.00 p.m. towards end of October and only stayed because we had to be at the dealership next door the next morning. Nobody at the office but phone # provided, so I called. Choose something in the 70's or 90's was the answer and the water is shut off, see you in the morning. The sites are sloping so you have to bring up the front of your RV quite a bit. Left right is o.k. Most sites are on dirt with some grass between sites. Hookups are dated. I only used power. Washrooms are there but you don't want to go there! Wi-Fi only worked around office and in laundry with password provided over the phone. At daytime this place really scares you and everything your mother warned you about is here. At night time, you only see half of it. I have been to all RV sites in and around Calgary, but this one is the worst. I will not return. We camped at Whispering Spruce Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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Derekc

Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

Ok place to sleep, but not a place to spend a relaxing day with the kids. There are a few "permanent residents" who live in run down RVs that don't make you feel super comfortable. There are however many nice rigs. We camped at Whispering Spruce Campground in a Motorhome.

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jmorgan54

Review Count: 27
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $31.00
Overall Rating:      

In our ten years of traveling, this is the absolute worst park we have ever stayed in. It is a dump! There is junk piled everywhere, and the roads are full of holes making it very difficult to move the motorhome about. We actually did not feel safe here, and some of the residents seemed to us to be from a drug culture. We didn't actually see any drugs, but believed that they were present. Would not walk this park after dark ! The lady at the counter was very nice, and very helpful, but we absolutely would not stay here again. Wi-Fi only in the office. We camped at Whispering Spruce Campground in a Motorhome.

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Montana Folks

Review Count: 39
States Visited: 20
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $45.00
Overall Rating:      

This place is the absolute pits. We needed to stop because of mileage and the fact that there are no other CG in the vicinity. They gave me a dangerous site that was between two of their permanent residents. Do not stay here if you value your safety. The sites are all mud and far from level. The staff was indifferent to the state of their park. Avoid at all cost. We camped at Whispering Spruce Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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Al and Anne-Marie

Review Count: 110
States Visited: 37
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

The roads were gravel with very large pot holes and difficult to drive around. The sites were tight and difficult to get into. The rest rooms were not that clean and always out of paper towels. The laundry could have been cleaner. The hook-ups were OK, but the water pressure would come and go, so make sure you have a pressure regulator. I do not think we would stay again. We camped at Whispering Spruce Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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bobnsandi

Review Count: 19
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $32.00
Overall Rating:      

We opted for an electric & water site and were assigned a barely level dirt site with 30-amps of power. Whoever installed the plug did so upside down so we struggled to get it plugged in (always carry a supply of bungee cords). Once connected the voltage was 109 with no load. When we mentioned it to the attendant he shrugged his shoulders and smiled. The roads were a quagmire with mud everywhere (there wasn't that much rain). Vehicles were double parked everywhere which made it an obstacle course to move through the park. Not someplace we'll put on our "visit again" list. We camped at Whispering Spruce Campground in a Motorhome.

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xo1rider

Review Count: 47
States Visited: 23
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: - $36.00
Overall Rating:      

One dollar for a shower, ten dollars to use the Wi-Fi. Sites not level, just rutted dirt. Next to a busy highway with lots of road noise, under the flight path for Calgary International Airport. Staff indifferent but not rude. Would not stay here again. We camped at Whispering Spruce Campground in a Motorhome.

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TravelingSeniors

Review Count: 21
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $36.00
Overall Rating:      

The staff was friendly. The location provides easy access to Drumheller, AB and the Royal Tyrrell Museum - the reason for our stay. The park is located between a busy highway, train tracks and an airport. Very noisy day and night. Also, it rained and there were large puddles of water and mud everywhere. We camped at Whispering Spruce Campground in a Motorhome.

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cmpr

Review Count: 4
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

Whispering SPRUCE??? No spruce trees there. The owner/operators seem to be as adept at taking reservations as they are at tree identification. Called a few days prior to reserve a site as we would be at the half point of a 12 hr journey home. Called, talked to some guy, he took my name and said no problem, will have a spot for you when you get here Thursday night. Showed up late Thursday afternoon and we has no reservation. So there we are, screaming 1 year old in the truck and no place to set up for the night. Stayed in the Bass Pro Shop parking lot. Actually seemed much cleaner than Whispering Spruce anyways. This review probably won't sway many people from staying here since they are the only campground close to CrossIron Mall, but beware!!!! We camped at Whispering Spruce Campground in a Motorhome.

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peyto

Review Count: 3
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $29.00
Overall Rating:      

Whispering Spruce Campground, Balzac, AB is absolutely the worst RV park we have ever stayed in and we have 'camped' extensively throughout Western Canada and US. We had to wait over an hour for someone to open the Office so we could get our reserved sites. The bathrooms were filthy and had not seen a scrub mop or disinfectant in a long time. I told the office person that the ladies bathroom was not very clean and was quite smelly. It still had a rank smell when we left on Friday. The Office was in need of a good cleaning but was cleaner on Friday evening. By Friday evening, someone had made a half-hearten attempt at cleaning the Men's Washroom and had put in toilet paper after being 3 days without any. We choose this campground from the AB Campground Book as it was convenient to where we were visiting in Calgary. This campground has great potential but the current owners appear to be more interested in the Dollars they are getting from the unsuspecting public. The lots were poorly maintained and the grass around the sites was in need of a whipper-sniper. The north side of the campground had sewer remains sitting in the grass on the east side of the road. This park needs an inspector for the health and safety of their patrons. We camped at Whispering Spruce Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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northern33

Review Count: 3
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $1.00
Overall Rating:      

Stayed here in a 45' MH with tow vehicle. Only stopped in because we couldn't make it to the one we booked in time and these guys stayed open for us. That was about the only positive note. In fairness to the CG, had it not be raining it may not have been that bad. It was raining though; which makes this place a mess of mud. Actually got stuck trying to pull out in the morning! A fair number of long term folks here ranging from a tent in the back of pickup truck, to actual RV's. We camped at Whispering Spruce Campground in a Motorhome.

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vmax1

Review Count: 22
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

Keep driving till you get to another campground. Stayed here for a month in a 29 ft motorhome, this place is BAD! They let a guy in a pick up truck park beside me, the guy slept in the back, not even a self contained unit. He would start that wreck up at 6:30 every morning making noise and stinking up the campground with burning oil. The owners have rules on keeping dogs on leash, but let their 2 big dogs run loose all the time. Water leaks from the taps, and leaks on the electrical outlets. Since I`ve been full-timing I`ve stayed at hundreds of campgrounds and this place is the worst by far. We camped at Whispering Spruce Campground in a Motorhome.

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lowe

Review Count: 2
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $27.00
Overall Rating:      

The location of the campground is good as it is close to Calgary and that's where the positive points stop. The residence managers were very unfriendly. I personally phoned the owner to complain and his comment to me was "it's hard to find good help". We camped at Whispering Spruce Campground in a Motorhome.

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becka

Review Count: 3
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $28.00
Overall Rating:      

Excellent campground. Friendly people running the office/store, lots to choose from. Was pet friendly and kid friendly. New managers, which are working hard at maintaining and doing lots of work to the place to make it a wonderful campground. Will do it again next year and the years to come. Had a wonderful stay!!!! We camped at Whispering Spruce Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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