11 Parks near Calgary, Alberta
Jul 2015 - $43.00
Staff was excellent and very helpful the problem was the site we ended up in and the size of it. Your picnic table which was tiny was right next to your neighbour's sewer pipe. The site we were in was so close to the neighbours we could not have a fire, rings were not allowed in that particular area. The view from our site was a parking lot and shed that the staff had lawn equipment in. Not pretty......The grounds were just OK. The location was fine because we were going to the stampede and they did offer a shuttle for 10.00 per person to the stampede but left at 11am and did not come back until 6ish.....we decided to drive down and pay for parking. - Hummertraveler
Aug 2014 - $35.00
The staff here are lovely, friendly, helpful people. We had a bit of a hiccup with one of our slides and they did all they could to help us out. They accommodated our need to stay an extra day even though they were busy. We've stayed here before, a couple of years ago. I will say, the park has declined some, which was disappointing. It used to look a lot neater, but this time we found deep ruts in mud in some of the sites (which could be a problem if it continues raining!). For us, the nice young lady at the desk didn't seem to understand that we're a 40' motorhome with 3 slides. She put us in a narrow site (trees on both sides) and I had to run back to the office to request a change. No way could we fit into the one she'd assigned us, and yet we'd told her in advance what our unit was and it's size. There are quite a number of what appear to be long-term trailers in the park - not all of which are maintained. This park has a LOT of potential. We'll stay again, but only if it doesn't decline any further than it already has. I'm hoping they do a little maintenance! We had power, water, sewer. No pull-throughs that we could see. Sites are adequate, but not overly spacious. The location is great - easy access to Calgary or Strathmore. Laundry and restrooms available, although I've never used either. - Kelly S
Jun 2014 - $40.00
The only thing this campground has going for it is its convenience to Calgary. We stayed here during the Oil Show and though we knew it was not a wilderness campground we were stunned to see how they pile units in. We could not walk behind our trailer as the unit behind ours was no less than 12 inches from our back bumper. Fire pits are at the front of lot right along side of road. No privacy at all. Sewer hookups are set up so that you have to run your hose into your neighbour's lot to hook up. It is also a major flight path for the airport and and is on a main highway, so quiet it is not. Would stay here again only if it was were last resort. - Roadweary
Jul 2010 - $40.00
The park is about 20 minutes south of Calgary but quite off the beaten path and in a very quiet setting. There are plenty of sites, including very large and wooded seasonals. River rock is the predominant ground cover, though there is some grass and some underbrush and plenty of mature trees. The park runs along the Highwood River just south of where it joins the Bow River. The river is fairly narrow but moves fast; there is a "beach" of smooth river rock on the campground side and steep cliff on the other. Showers are free and laundry is a reasonable $1.50 each for washers and dryers. For some reason there is a $10.00 dumping fee that appears to apply even to paying clients: no sweat for us because we had a full service site. I'm guessing they've had problems with guest behaviour in the past because there are stern warnings about excess noise and security is present overnight on weekends and to check campers into the park after hours. There doesn't appear to be any problems now: the park goes dead quiet at night and when we've awakened, the only sounds have been wind and birdsong. The entire park is 20A service, so no A/C. Site electrical supply: 114VAC. - JD and Beastlet
Jun 2010 - $40.00
Great place! Located along a river with a beach area to sit and they don't seem to mind if you have your dog at the beach with you. General store on site. Decent sized sites and the grounds are not completely manicured so has a more rustic feel. They do charge a $10 non-refundable reservation fee which is kind of annoying as we only stayed for 1 night which made our stay $50. - Bubby
33 Wheatland Trail Strathmore, Alberta T1P 1K1 (map) | (403) 325-0794
Sites: 119 | Latest Rate: $28.00 | 1 Reviews
Jun 2014 - $28.00
It is unfortunate that we have to rate this the worst RV park we have ever stayed at - but it was. We are experienced campers and have stayed at many (100+) campgrounds in Canada and the US. You drive into this RV park - it is a culture shock to see the 'seasonal' RVs - a very poor impression - sites overcrowded with junk, homemade outdoor showers, etc. When we called for a reservation 1 1/2 months before we were to arrive in Strathmore it was 1st come 1st serve (reservations are now accepted) we got a site out in the back 40. The site was not level and full of holes; the sewer hook-up was a foot or more out of the ground - your hose came out of the RV - laid on the ground - when it reached the sewer hook-up it had to go upwards for a about a foot. You had to hold your sewer hose up off the ground when dumping. The sewer, water and electrical were all close together - it was not pleasant. There were 'many' sites empty due to several problems - either the electrical did not work or there was a problem with water, etc. The Wi-Fi was $20 for 4 days but it did not work - took some convincing on our part to get a refund; the water/pressure at our site was acceptable. The Manager was very nice but was overworked. Strathmore is a nice town - we lived there for 25 years - but we are totally embarrassed by this campground - it could be a gem! The sites at the entrance are nicely treed and a decent size - but taken over by seasonal rvs and they do what they want with their sites! We did get a 'rule' sheet but it is obvious the seasonal people do not abide by the rules nor are the rules enforced. There is a shortage of GOOD campgrounds in the Calgary/Strathmore area - if the Ag Society put some thought and hard work into this campground it would be great! We would not recommend this campground and we would stay at a truck stop rather than camp here again. - genwen
Jul 2016 - $40.00
Booked this place because it was just down the road from Bucars RV, where I was having some work done the following day. What a disgusting, scary place this is. This place is home to mostly seasonals including derelict RVs, with a few unsuspecting overnighters like ourselves. The site was so short that the truck had to be disconnected from the 5th wheel. The site was soft and wet, as was most of the campground. There was garbage on the site from the previous guests. Washrooms were disgusting, laundry room was clean, but 1 of the 3 washers was broken (wash $2, dry $0.25/5min). We went to the nearby Crossiron Mills factory outlet area, and I wondered if the RV would still be there when we returned. Fortunately my appointment was at 8:30 in the morning, so we got out of there as early as possible. Tip: avoid this place and park overnight in anyone of the large parking lots in the Crossiron Mills factory outlet area. - driftdiver1
Nov 2015 - $40.00
Another review I read said it best it's a refugee camp.
There is trash, and junk everywhere.
The bathrooms are to the point you are terrified to use them. Not to mention they are pay showers. I'm fairly sure there isn't a level spot in the whole place. It turns into a mud pit if there is any rain. Not to mention the fact you are always worried about your stuff growing legs (we have never had an issue, but we have always kept it out of sight).
Two things this place has going for it is it are it is a year round campground and it is right across the highway to Cross Iron Mills mall. If you can find somewhere else to go don't stay here. - Full-time Canadian RVer
Aug 2015 - $38.00
We recently stayed for 1 week for $250. We knew that this was not the top end RV park. We arrived and checked in, and paid. No receipt was given. A lot of the sites had home appliances near there trailers. Some had old couches and chairs out side and not under cover to protect from the elements. No WiFi at all. No refund sign and don't even ask. The showers were less than appealing.
We were quite disappointed with how the camp-ground was maintained.
We had no problems with undesirable people wandering around. - wearecanadian
May 2013 - $48.00
This was our very first RV trip and an excellent choice for us. The park had all we expected. Mini-Golf, clean hot pay showers and restrooms. The very close lake and beachfront was clean. The lots were level enough and large. Ample space and shady without blocking the sun entirely. Quiet but fun. The evening John Deer tractor ride was excellent fun for the kids who also loved the small petting zoo with Oreo and Minnie who are the resident goats. Lots to do for the three nights we spent. The staff was super friendly and excited to help with things we missed packing for our first outing. Excellent spot for our first trip. Nothing negative to mention at all. We will be back I am sure. - Rambler71
May 2011 - $50.00
Great little campsite and very friendly. Hayrides, mini golf, and a petting zoo for the kids. You can even help feed the animals (though check for times). They have lambs, calves, chickens, ducks, and rabbits! The mini golf was good, store was well stocked. Sunsets over the lake are magnificent. Only downside was there are a lot of sites (especially the full hookups) which were taken up with more seasonal and long term campers so definitely try to make a reservation first. Everyone very friendly though. - moodygirl
May 2010 - $30.00
Very nice campground, owners are great, quiet away from the highway. Bird sanctuary close by, they have hay rides around the campground, kids love it. All in all one of my favorite places to RV. - vmax1
Aug 2014 - $38.00
We've stayed at this campground several times over the last few years and always enjoyed it. The sites are clean and a reasonable size, not too difficult to access. Washrooms are a bit of a walk from some sites, but they're accessible and clean. Staff are always friendly and knowledgeable. The only issue we have is the wi-fi. It's Tengo, and I really think that having to pay up to $4.95 for a day of use is not necessary. Internet costs are static, once the network is set up, and could be easily maintained. But this is their decision. But each day our Tengo connection was over-ridden by a local network that is apparently no longer even functioning, so we had to reconnect each time we turned the lap-top on. Annoying, but even worse was times when we had no internet access for several hours at a stretch, and no recourse for repair/support without making a phone call ourselves. And then we received our credit card statement - and we were charged US exchange! That just is not acceptable. None of the internet issues is the responsibility of the campground, but we've reduced our rating from 10 because of this. If they had their own internet, with local support and even charged an extra dollar or two a day for campers to have the privilege of using it would make much more sense to us. - Peg.Garry
Jul 2012 - $45.00
A very clean well taken care of RV park. We stayed here for 4 nights with 2 young children and it was a great place. Everything was very clean and the playground and pool were well taken care of. There are lots of rules and the security is tight and that was something we loved because we aren't party animals. - Pumacamper
Oct 2011 - $25.00
If you plan on staying in this park and want Wi-Fi, make sure you get an off-site solution. The system here is very inconsistent and spotty. Also, cell-based systems for Wi-Fi don't work well here as the cell towers are not close. - RV Dog
Jun 2014 - $40.00
BE AWARE-DO NOT STAY HERE unless you want to camp in a trailer park. We did not end up staying the night. We had reservations, and pulled up. The guy didn't even know which sites he had available, they were super small and would have been difficult to level (muddy). There were a tons of old trailers that were rusted out with garbage around sites. The facilities were NOT clean and there is no way with kids I would have stayed there. Totally misrepresented on their website. Its in the middle of Calgary suburban sprawl with a ton of construction and not easy access. Sites were not maintained, not mowed, and more of a storage area feel than a campground. - pinkarmygal05
May 2011 - $20.00
What a dump. Half full of itinerant construction workers. Park management has recently blown out the sewer system. You heard it: blown out. Toilet tissue was hanging from the trees. Great western bar on site helped to escape from reality, but never again. - Britcanuck
May 2011 - $13.00
This is an old park with barely adequate facilities. Grass sites are fairly level but mostly small and crowded. Electric was only 15 amp, water was not available at many sites (though recently turned on for the season) and hot water was not available in all shower stalls (no flow from hot faucet). Use of the dump station required an extra fee. Restrooms/showers were very worn and not clean. Wi-Fi connections were difficult to establish but surprisingly fast and reliable if possible to achieve. The Passport America discount brings cost down to almost match value. New ownership seems to have muddled the care put into the operation. We would not stay here again. - never settled
Jul 2016 - $30.00
clean bathrooms and pay showers. Level site but shared hookups causing very tight conditions with the RV next to you. Newly renovated min-golf, boat rentals, and nice walking path along the stream. - Bay Area Early retirees
Jul 2014 - $35.00
Quiet location on the Sheep River. Most sites seem to have permanent residents. Navigation into back-in sites and around campground is challenging due to trees and tight corners. Washrooms and showers have irregular hot water, lots in the men's but less so in the women's. Washrooms are generally clean, but the grout could use attention. There is no dedicated sani-dump, but you are directed to an unoccupied site where you are still charged $15 to dump and use the water for clean-up. - North_fork
Jun 2012 - $39.00
Cons: The sites too close to one another; playground unsafe and in need of major repair; rules are set but not in practice as I saw many walking/driving with alcohol in hand; they charge for children; and the mini golf in need of major repair! Pros: The hosts helped when we needed a cord and hose. It was so bad that we went into Calgary Alberta during the day because our personal space felt invaded. I would not ever stay here again nor advise anyone to stay here either. I think the money they charge for children should go towards upgrading the playgrounds. - threeunderthreeSAHM
Jun 2016 - $42.00
Pulled in for an overnighter on our way from Montana to Banff, Canada. Very well maintained and conveniently located RV campground. It is located along the Sheep River, but you are not able to get a spot overlooking the water. It's a short 1-3 minute walk to the river and there is a nice walkway alongside it. This walkway will also take you into Old Town Okotoks with some nice little shops and restaurants.
The spaces were good size, we had a pull through but there were back ins as well. Check in was smooth by the camp hosts and they escorted us to the site and ensured we knew how to hook up and that the power was on at the box. The bathrooms were clean, however they do charge $1CAD for the showers. I looked in there and didn't see any adjustment knobs, so I'm not sure how one changes the temperature or water pressure.
Next to the campground is a nice park with playground for the kids, really convenient for families. For wifi, they had a pay as you go with the first hour being free, then $5 for 24 hours. We used the one hour option and this was probably the fastest wifi connection we've had on our drive from TN to AK.
The other convenient thing about this location is that Okotoks is a growing and well planned suburb. They have all the big box stores one would need for resupply, everything from Costco to Wal Mart to a bunch of eateries. It's a good place to restock if you're traveling through and the prices were reasonable for Canada. Overall, we'd stay here again for a day or two. - Shamrock Express
Sep 2015 - $40.00
Small park (61 sites) conveniently located in downtown Okotoks right alongside the Sheep River. It is a great place for families with access to the public park and walking trails right beside the park. Restrooms are kept immaculate and firewood is available at the office. Staff assist parking all rigs as pull-through sites are limited with the majority of the sites requiring backing into. It is well kept and staff are friendly and helpful. Good Spot! - S1234
Sep 2015 - $30.00
Earlier reviewers said it cost $40 a night plus charges for dogs. This web site asks for costs in US dollars, so the site for us at the current exchange rate was actually $30 a night, which includes full hookups plus cable. The campground is located along the Sheep River and it looked like the river occasionally required an evacuation of the campground. Our arrival was handled expediently and pleasantly, and we were escorted to our site by a staff member. There are pull-through and back-in sites. This is a gated park, very well run. The campground was full or nearly so during our 3 night mid-week stay. We arrived after a period of rain, so there was some mud on our site and on the roads. Some more gravel would have helped with that. Sites were dirt and gravel, level, and a reasonable distance apart, with lush grass for the picnic tables. Wi-fi was available, one hour each 24 hours for free or $4.95 per day per device. Okotoks is a bedroom community for Calgary so the mass exodus north on weekday mornings is very busy. There was plenty of shopping and restaurants available within walking distance and the off-road bike trail network was extensive; pick up the trails right at the campground. We enjoyed our stay and would stay again when in the area. - Jay Rutherford
Apr 2016 - $48.00
We stayed in April so it wasn't very busy. Great location, not far from town. Staff were friendly, laundry was clean and so were the showers. Very quiet. Excellent Wi-Fi. The site was not level but we just dealt with it. - Liane63
Aug 2015 - $56.00
This is a former KOA park that hasn't kept up with the times. We stayed there during the Calgary Stampede, so the park was very crowded. It's well-located, but lacking in most other respects. We were assigned a back-in site which had shared utilities with a neighboring RV. The temperatures were very hot, so I'd asked for a 30 amp site (50 amp isn't available). It turns out that there is only one 30 amp circuit between two sites, so access to the 30 amp is 'first come first served'. Our neighbor had been there for three days when we arrived so that we were relegated to 20 amps, not really enough to run Winnebago's basement a/c. Although the park claims WiFi, it is painfully slow at the site location. In order to get an acceptable signal, one must go to the office. Fortunately we were only there for a few days, but next time I'll look for another park. - Edwow74
Jul 2015 - $45.00
We arrived around 2: pm. There were many spots available. They stuck us in a storage lot. I understand no sewer, or 50 amp. No big deal. These people must write their own reviews. This is not a very nice place to stay. Too much money for what you get. - Kasnowz