Cochrane, Alberta

Bow RiversEdge Campground

Cochrane, Alberta



Cochrane, Alberta
Phone: (403) 932-4675

Sites: 130
Recent Rate: $32 7/2015

Latitude: 51.1752745153474
Longitude: -114.456171543655

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets ?
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities yes
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available no
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available ?
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts ?
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter ?
  • RV Wash RV Wash ?
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip ?
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking ?
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • WiFi WiFi yes
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service yes
  • Rogers Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers Rogers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup no
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground ?
  • Pet Area Pet Area yes
  • Waterfront Waterfront no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse ?
  • Camp Store Camp Store yes
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar ?
  • Business Center Business Center ?
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms ?
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities ?
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services ?
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) yes
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room ?
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities ?
  • Beach Access Beach Access ?
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp ?
  • Marina Marina ?
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals ?
  • Fishing Fishing ?
  • Golfing Golfing ?
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) ?
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals ?
  • Hiking Hiking ?
  • Spa Spa ?
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit ?
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball ?
  • Sports Field Sports Field ?
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games ?
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment ?
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre ?
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf ?
  • Billiards Billiards ?
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong ?
  • Lake Lake ?
  • Pond Pond ?
  • River River yes
  • Creek Creek ?
  • Ocean Ocean ?
  • Water Park Water Park ?
  • Casino Casino ?

Review Details

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46 Reviews

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Toby Maxx

Review Count: 25
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2015 - $32.00
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Small campsites but they are set up perfectly with bushes between units. It is clean, efficient, and well operated. The rules are strictly enforced, the wifi worked fine, and the restrooms and showers were clean. We would love to stay in campgrounds like this again any place and any time, but keep in mind that good ones like this are few and far between or they cost a fortune. This one doesn't. We camped at Bow RiversEdge Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Tips for other Campers:

There's a real nice River Walk right out the back of the campground.

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Steve & Terri

Review Count: 61
States Visited: 20
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $36.00
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The park is okay but the spots are pretty close together. A hedge between each site does help. We had reservations and we were stuck between two permanent RVers (not the cleanest of spots) and the spot wasn't level. We complained and asked for a better spot away from the permanent residents. She was not happy and was very cold to us but did honor our request. The next spot we received was much better and level. Our spot was on the river but don't bother since you really can't see it. They allow fires and we had smoke and the smell coming into our RV throughout the time we were here. Overall the campground was quite nice and we would probably stay here again but would probably see what else there is around before we did. We camped at Bow RiversEdge Campground in a Motorhome.

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BertL

Review Count: 5
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $38.00
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Overnight stay on our way north. Park is away from the noise of town, but convenient to walmart, movie theater and groceries. Park is well landscaped. Spaces are a little narrow, but hedges and trees between sites offer some privacy. Fire rings and picnic tables at each site. Pull through was long enough to leave tow vehicle attached. We camped at Bow RiversEdge Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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Bruce Grossetta

Review Count: 12
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: May, 2015 - $38.00
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First time RVer. Stayed one short night. As described, the very close sites have hedges between them, which is very attractive and helps privacy. Level pull through. Walk along river is pleasant. A bit far from the TransCanada, but it's a nice park. Office was efficient and friendly. Despite it being May, it was fairly full. Recommended. We camped at Bow RiversEdge Campground in a Motorhome.

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tge5200

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

Date of Stay: April, 2015 - $38.00
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Rate is Canadian dollars incl tax. As others have stated it is a nice park. Our pull thru wasn't. Sounds funny but the layout of the park had an entrance and an exit on the site but it was too tight a turn to make it a pull thru. Had to back out. Sometimes very windy here. Beautiful walk beside the Bow River. We would definitely stay again. We camped at Bow RiversEdge Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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wolf59a

Review Count: 39
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: October, 2014 - $38.00
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This is a modern, well laid-out RV park designed for easy big-rig access. Unlike others of this type, the sites are not a series of long strips but rather nicely landscaped rectangles. In addition to our 40' fifth-wheel, we could park our dually and our little car on gravel and still have a very enjoyable grassy area. All that separated from the neighbours by nice bushes, which afforded reasonable privacy. FHU all functioned well, strong cell signal; no cable. There's a municipal multi-use trail along the river that's easily accessed from the campground (dogs allowed). Cochrane itself certainly offers all the necessities, and downtown Calgary is about 45 minutes away. We would definitely stay here again. We camped at Bow RiversEdge Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Tips for other Campers:

Even though they remain open for a few more weeks, they shut off the water around Oct. 15 because of freezing nights. There is a potable-water spigot at the dump station where tanks may be refilled; alternatively, inquire at the front desk for water-truck deliveries. Check out the regular hockey games at the sports centre next door (a short walk away)!

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Gunnar

Review Count: 11
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: July, 2014 - $37.00
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While it's not my sort of campsite. All in nice neat rows. It is clean and well maintained. Nice small tree separation between sites. Level and long. We would stay again. We camped at Bow RiversEdge Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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Retired FL CSM

Review Count: 97
States Visited: 33
Helpful Reviews: 8

Date of Stay: July, 2014 - $35.00
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Very nice RV park. Like a resort - paved roads and concrete pads. Full hookups. Privacy between sites though a little tight. Very well groomed and maintained. Antenna reception. Free Wi-Fi which worked well. Off the beaten path but close enough to downtown to go to the famous McKay's Icecream Shoppe. Would definitely stay here again! We camped at Bow RiversEdge Campground in a Motorhome.

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marral

Review Count: 29
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: June, 2014 - $41.00
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Located in an industrial area, the ride in makes you wonder, but once in the park it's quite nice. Substantial landscaping at the sites (in fact, overtaking some of the sites), paved roads, borders a river with direct access to an off-leash paved public walking path. Many long term campers and early work trucks. Not the friendliest front office reception, but efficient. Park is pretty full - reservations needed. We're passing time here waiting to join a caravan into Calgary Stampede - probably won't have a need to come back. We camped at Bow RiversEdge Campground in a Motorhome.

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joans8849

Review Count: 49
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: June, 2014 - $34.00
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Rate is based on a weekly stay. Once you find this park, way at the end of the road and behind a sports building, it is very nice. Friendly staff, very clean park, grass at every site plus bushes separating every site. A plus for dog owners is that you can walk your dog out the back gate and be on a leash-free walk along the river. Dogs give this park a 10! We give it a 9 because it is only 30 amp. We would stay here again. We camped at Bow RiversEdge Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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too tall

Review Count: 13
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: June, 2014 - $39.00
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Newer park. Level sites on crushed gravel with high hedges between site. Washrooms and laundry clean. Walking trail nearby. We camped at Bow RiversEdge Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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Bob & Stephanie

Review Count: 118
States Visited: 33
Helpful Reviews: 11

Date of Stay: May, 2014 - $33.00
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This is the nicest park we have ever stayed in during our RV life. It should be the standard for all RV parks in North America. Gravel sites with grass adjacent on the passenger side of the RV. Low shrubbery between sites gives you a sense of privacy. All hookups are in the proper place and the pull-through sites were well designed for big rigs. The rest rooms and showers were immaculate. All of the grounds are extremely well maintained and spotless. The park sits along the Bow River and a bike/walking/pet trail is right outside the south side. We thoroughly enjoyed the experience here and would return in the future. The park is owned jointly by the local Lions Club and Rotary Club and is a non-profit returning the profits to the local area. This park is the best ever! We camped at Bow RiversEdge Campground in a Motorhome.

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Pec50

Review Count: 15
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: September, 2013 - $30.00
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Rate based on a monthly rate. Very clean and well organized park, with excellent laundry facilities. Located on a hillside overlooking the Bow River on the edge of Cochrane. This park is an excellent location for visits to Calgary or exploring Canmore and Banff. While this is not Alberta wilderness camping, it provides a nice mix of facilities for big rigs while also having a lovely riverside walkway just outside the park, which is also an off-leash dog friendly area. The sites aren't huge but were sufficient for our 40' fifth wheel with 4 slides, while also providing enough room for multiple family members around the campfire. Sites are level, with gravel for parking, a decent sized lawn area, fire pit and virtually new picnic table. Sites are separated by hedges and the entire park was beautifully maintained. The park has a gate that closes at 11 p.m. on the dot, but there is ample safe parking right across the road at a large recreation centre should you arrive back at the park after the gate closes. Calgary is a 15 minute drive east, Canmore is 30 minutes west, making this park an excellent location for the many wonderful attractions of southern Alberta. We camped at Bow RiversEdge Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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ashtree

Review Count: 8
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: August, 2013 - $42.00
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Super well laid out RV park with beautiful sites and all the amenities. Very clean and well run, people were very friendly and helpful. We will definitely stay there next time we are in the area. We camped at Bow RiversEdge Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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Wandering Daughter

Review Count: 10
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: August, 2013 - $39.00
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Really nice campground. The staff was friendly and the park was easy to navigate to my spot. Finding the actual campground is a little challenging, but it's definitely a nice park once you get there. Most spots appeared to have a short hedgerow as a site boundary; hook ups and site were good and level. Overnighted there with a 40ft fifth wheel and had no problems getting in or out. We camped at Bow RiversEdge Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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