7 Parks near Cochrane, Alberta
Aug 2016 - $50.00
An otherwise lovely stay at a lovely park was ruined when 48 hours after departing we received an email saying they were charging us an additional fee for damage to the site we stayed in. Despite nothing in the regulations against placing a portable satellite dish on the grass, we were penalized for doing so because it yellowed the grass. After a ten day stay and paying over $450 CD, we thought this was petty and unfair. The satellite dish was open and obvious on a corner site and staff had every opportunity to suggest we move it to another location off the grass.
With that said, this is a beautiful, well maintained RV park with a lovely setting just off the Bow River. There is a mile long off leash walking/bike path along the Bow River with access from the RV park. Our site, #114, was a wonderful corner site with a large grassy patio area and privacy shrubs. The sites are a bit tight on the driver's side with mature trees making it a little challenging to get slides out. Patio sides are spacious and there is a gravel cutout for toad if need be. Sites are gravel and level. Utilities worked fine. Habitable tents were allowed in addition to RVs at sites and made for overcrowding to neighboring sites. Wide, paved interior roads. No cable, 5 over the air channels and WiFi that worked well except it bumped you off constantly. Restrooms were nice but $2 per five minutes for shower was ridiculous. No highway noise. Close to downtown and shopping. - VegasVagabonds
Jul 2016 - $38.00
Sites are separated by hedges with grass. Stayed 2 nights. Walking trail nearby with easy access to gas and groceries. Came during the Stampede and they have a rule saying no access after 11pm I guess they lock the gates. Perhaps there was a large group coming back late but I didn't have a problem coming in after 11pm. - pamandtina
Jul 2016 - $43.00
Sites are separated by shrubs which provide some privacy. The gravel is well maintained and each site to raked and cleaned between uses. The roads are easy paved and to navigate. The wi-fi is painfully slow but if you pay extra it's much better - just be sure to select the 5G site. We were able to get satellite reception and five channels are available over the air. There is a great walking path that runs along the Bow River at the edge to the CG. - Rd yacht
Jul 2016 - $42.00
We stayed here during the Calgary Stampede week, but we were given a weekly rate! I believe the daily rate was $60 during the Stampede.
This park was pretty far away from both Cochrane and Calgary, but it was not hard to get to the light-rail station for city sightseeing. The park was just off a major highway, well-marked, and easy to find. Interior roads were generous and easy to navigate. Sites were plenty long and wide enough, making it easy to move our 45ft motorhome in and out!
All hookups were well placed.
We would stay here again! - MerBee
Jul 2016 - $40.00
Camped here for a week during Stampede week but park was rarely full with Stampeders. Mostly live-on-site people or the overnighters. The live ins are pretty much to themselves.
As other people have said, there are wooden fences at the front of the sites making it challenging to back into the pad with a bigrig (we are in a 45' motorhome). More or less level but the 'patio' area was a big puddle. When raining (which it did every day) there was a lake to step into. There's really no amenities to speak of.
There is a security gate with an entry key which is not accessible from the motorhome. You have to get out and run back in. Would be nice if they had a entry pass at MH level especially during the downpour that we experienced.
30 amp service operated fine: no 50 amps available for transients I was told.
There are not many choices in Calgary for decent campgrounds. The closer ones are booked well in advance.
You can get into Calgary via the C-Train park and ride. The closest stop is about 35 minutes away and then the C-Train to Stampede park is about 45 minutes. Far, but easier than finding parking during Stampede week.
As you exit the park there's lots of potholes. Just have to go slow. Probably not returning here if visiting Stampede again. Just was too far. - Big Rigger
Aug 2015 - $29.00
Rate reflects weekly stay. Strange RV campground. There are fences around the grass at every site to keep people from parking on it. This makes it very hard for big rigs in the back in sites. It is doable but you must have a spotter and take your time. There have been many discussions on these fences on social media with many saying that they could not negotiate the fences, so be prepared. They say that they have 50 amp sites, however these are all taken by "permanents". You will have a level 30 amp F/H/U gravel site. There is plenty of space between sites (due to the fences) and all have tables and fire rings. You can walk dogs on the Western edge beside the highway and not much else. Nice store & fuel with a deli on premises. The campground does not refund ANYTHING FOR ANY REASON so plan your stay accordingly. Staff is friendly but limited. Wifi is iffy. We stayed here because it was in between Banff N.P. and Calgary, but it is really too far (hour and 1/2) to use as a base for Banff/Lake Louise. Will choose another place next time. - teepee51
Jul 2016 - $35.00
Convenient for people going to Calaway Amusement park as its joined to campground. No fires were allowed, no privacy, not any shade due to lack of trees. Easy to get into site, very close to others. - Family Travellers 78
Jul 2015 - $32.00
This is a no frills park. The sites are hodge podge of services. Some have full service (30 amp only), others only have water/electric and some are dry camping. We stayed in the pull-through section and the site was not long enough to handle our 40 foot fifth wheel and truck. The truck had to be parked sideways and hang over into the roadway. The biggest issue with this park is how they laid out the connections. The water and electric are shared with two spaces. So one space has to have a lot of hose and cord and it has to go under or around their rig to get to the connection. Each has a sewer connection in the back on the side you need it, but it is at the back of the space and, for us, was going uphill. Roads are dirt/gravel as are the spaces. They are fairly close together with grass in between. With all the land they have they could have done a much better job with spacing and layout of connections. It worked well for our visit during the Stampede, especially since they have a shuttle ($10) directly to the park. You are bit away from the city. The Calaway Amusement park is part of the property so I assume the park is mainly occupied during the Stampede and on weekends during the summer for those going to the amusement park. Otherwise not much reason to stay here. - mcharland
Jun 2015 - $39.00
We stayed here 3 years ago & it was bad then. But I always believe in 2nd chances! So we made the mistake of staying again. First problem - we located our site & it had garbage strewn through it. So we moved several sites up & told the girl at the office. I also took photos of the garbage throughout the park, the unmowed lawn, the dirt. The girl at the office told me she'd heard it all before from campers & had told management. Apparently they opted to ignore the issues!
Further problems - hookups are awkward & impossible to connect to. We had to back our 44' motorhome up, connect to sewer, dump, disconnect, & pull forward in order to connect to water & power. I also took photos of the ridiculous & nearly-impossible connections! Every other RV park we've ever stayed in (& we have spent almost 2 years solid on the road now) has the hookups conveniently located at the side. This park has the sewer at the rear of the RV, water at the far left, power on the other side.
That was their 2nd chance. I'll tell anyone who'll listen to NEVER set foot in this park! It's filthy, unkempt, disorganized & overpriced. - Kelly S
Jul 2016 - $41.00
All of the roads are gravel and had many ruts. Sites are not level. All of the picnic tables we saw (including ours) were on hills...none were level. The tent areas were nice, all with a stationary, covered picnic table. There's plenty for kids to do...a heated pool, miniature golf. Location is next to the 1988 Olympic ski-jumping, luge and bobsled tracks. - ta96silver
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
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
May 2016 - $32.00
Loved this campground located in the midst of a golf course. Sites are gravel, level, back in with an area to park the car beside. Picnic tables provided. Totally silent at night. Camp staff and other campers the friendliest we've ever found. C train into Calgary half an hour away; parking free at station. Golf clubhouse has a snack bar available. Laundromat completed by the end of June. Adult oriented; no playground but lots of room to ride a bike or run. Kids 8 and over are welcome on the golf course. Perfect for those of us who prefer a quiet spacious full hookup campground. Meant only for self contained units at this point; campground is fairly new and future plans include bath house facilities. - Pktva
Jun 2014 - $40.00
Awesome location in the country, quiet, great management, literally on the golf course-great view! Gravel level sites with grassy patch for kids/dogs to play in was great! Wi-Fi was available in the club house which you have to walk to and is only open til 9 PM, but it worked great. Be aware: do not camp here if you require showers or bathrooms. Bathrooms available in clubhouse until 9 PM and after 6 AM, no showers services available at all. Gate closes when they close the clubhouse and we needed to leave early so they gave us the code and we let ourselves out. - pinkarmygal05
Jul 2013 - $30.00
The $30/day rate is based on weekly rate of $210. A nice place which is pretty new. It is in the middle of an 18 hole golf course that is very popular in this remote farmland area. A lot of golfers from Calgary come out to play here. The owners are very nice and helpful. You must walk or drive down to the clubhouse to use the Wi-Fi. Once there it is very strong. All back in sites. - chockwald
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