6 Parks near Gibbons, Alberta
May 2011 - $35.00
Just a few KM from Edmonton. Full hook-ups at each level, gravel site; 15/30/50 amps; wide streets; Wi-Fi; land lines; coin showers and laundry; restrooms; fire pits and picnic tables at each site; horseback riding; dog run; walking trails. Nice owners. Quiet. Train runs past at about midnight, but didn't bother us at all. Some winterized sites for seasonal residents. Lovely, rural surroundings. Great spot from which to visit,or commute to, Edmonton. We had a 50 amp site. All utilities are excellent and the Wi-Fi is strong. - Iris
Jun 2009 - $34.00
We were parked there in a 40 foot diesel motor home in a back in site cause all the pull through sites didn't have sewer hook ups. My site was totally unlevel and no matter how hard I tried I couldn't get it level. To make matters worse it rained a couple of days and the dirt roads were not the best I've seen. I don't believe I'll ever stay there again. It's too high for what you get. - Bob2K
Aug 2007 - $29.00
Wi-Fi available for a fee, but unreliable and often not working. Gated access, small lake (pond) frontage. Very close to highway and freeway, lots of traffic noise 24 hours. Close to shopping, gas, and an easy drive to Edmonton. - RoseMarie
Aug 2016 - $50.00
Immaculate campground. Lots of walking and cycling trails but not much else to do. Very much "city camping". - Cathyhew
Aug 2015 - $50.00
Clean, organized and well managed. Lots of long term campers in high-end motorhomes / rigs. Good location for Saint Albert but perhaps a little expensive at $50/night.
Wifi absolutely rubbish, full signal but wouldn't load any websites - management are aware and are working on a solution (apparently).
Take a 50A adapter or rent one from the site management at $6/night.
Suspect our pitch was used solely for short-termers as looked like it needed a bit of a spruce up but did the job and was pretty level none-the-less. - Pete10K
Jul 2015 - $45.00
One of the 5 best campgrounds we've ever stayed at. Service is like Concierge Service at a Monaco Hotel... Park has lots of full-timers driving massive coaches, fifth wheels and Class A. Makes for a very nice campground. They do accept smaller units without a problem. Manager lives on site and is helpful, and then some.
Facilities are extremely clean, all connections are state of the art.
Manager extremely knowledgeable of attractions, and is very friendly.
This campground sets the bar very high... - Merveilleuse
May 2011 - $26.00
We enjoyed our stay at this Campground very much. There are various sites available for tents, motorhomes and smaller travel trailers. Big rigs and even medium size travel trailers exceeding 27ft might have problems getting through the rather narrow campground loop and are likely to be directed to the overflow or special RV-area. The main campground is located on a small hill so the view around through the trees on the nearby lakes is quite nice. The sites are in between the trees and rather private. Showers and restrooms are in very good shape and clean. Park staff is very friendly and helpful (as in all NP's). There are plenty of amenities around for a joyful stay such a trails, cooking shelters, a playground and even a golf course (of course to be paid separately) with an adjacent club house with restaurant (open to the public). During our stay, we have been able to see bisons grazing right in front of our trailer location. (Although the campground is fenced, bison are able to 'swim in' through the lake!) - dbo73
Jul 2009 - $30.00
There are 2 campgrounds: the mixed use campground is gorgeous, nicely treed, some big spots. The park itself is huge and there is lots to do with kids, a lake to swim in, a nice playground, lots of walking trails, and a golf course with a clubhouse where you can buy lunch or snacks if you don't want to cook. The RV-only site is totally like a parking lot. - lyn3182
Jul 2008 - $26.00
There are two campgrounds in Elk Island NP, both without hook-ups of any kind - one is for tents or trailers. It is the nicer of the two, with trees, fire pits, washrooms with lukewarm showers, and picnic table. It was rather empty when we were there, but it was during the week (we arrived on Monday, left on a Friday); we found good camping without a reservation but were told that they do fill on the weekends. The other campground is for RVs only, and is basically a parking lot with fire pits and picnic tables. It was empty when we were there, and it seems as if it would have a parking lot feel if it were full of RVers. - campingandtravels.blogspot.com
Aug 2015 - $50.00
This RV park is in desperate need of an up grade. There were huge pot holes in the roadways. The bathrooms just need help and a lot of it. Great location as it is just on the edge of the city. - travelbugged
Jul 2012 - $32.00
We choose to stay here because of its close proximity to the city of Edmonton. That was the only pro. The sites were short and square to the road, which made backing in difficult. Once in, there was not room to leave the tow vehicle in front without unhooking and parking sideways. Even at that, we had to park partially on the grass. A lot of the sites (including ours) were not level, so extra blocking was needed under the wheels. The washrooms/shower houses were deplorable and in dire need of upgrading. The toilet stalls were shoddily built, with a rail above the doors that I hit my head on almost every time. Internet was only available in the main building. Rules are strictly enforced. There was no flexibility on late checkout times, even though the park was not that full. Recommendation: Only stay here as a last resort. - powerstroker58
Sep 2011 - $39.00
After camping here numerous times over the summer of 2011 for work purposes we tolerated the dirty park, unfriendly staff and noisy area due to trucks on the nearby highway, our main reason for returning was due to the convenience of shopping and work. WiFi is an issue here and we were not able to get access it over the duration of our numerous trips. We always abide by the rules of the park which are very, very strictly enforced. The prompting to write this review came with our last visit. We notified the park that we would not be able to leave at the appointed check-out time (11am)and offered to pay for an extra day due to the extra 2 hours we were delayed in leaving. We were told that it was not a problem however when we were hooking up our trailer to leave at 1pm another staff member came by and reminded us that we needed to pay due to our delayed departure. We told her we had offered and she left minutes later another staff member came by with our Visa swiped and used and a paper for us to sign thereby billing us the extra night as we were pulling out. Sorry Shakers Acres but our loyalty is no more and we will never return. Good luck in the future and I hope you treat your future loyal patrons with more respect and integrity. - John1221
Aug 2014 - $45.00
Campground is very dated but acceptable. You will have to back out of the dump station. Fresh water tap is on the wall of the washroom facility but is not properly labeled. Faucet has to be held on the open position when filling ones tank. If using a GPS, DO NOT ENTER their street address, you will end up in a residential area with narrow streets. Enter 1 Royal Way which will get you are the end of the road going down to the campsite. Campsite sign is across the street from 1 Royal Way. Wi-Fi is available, but at a cost. - neilmcb2002
Aug 2013 - $36.00
This has the potential to be an awesome campground. However, their idea of an electrical hookup is in some cases a skinny little 15 amp extension cord running through the trees. Also, at the time of our stay the ski hill next door was under construction with heavy equipment and trucks starting at 6:30am. The staff was rude and the washrooms/showers weren't clean - there were even beetles in the washrooms. Furthermore, there are no fire pits only the little camp stoves held over from the 70's. Wi-Fi is available, but it'll cost you $$$$ and only for one device, make it count. Won't be coming back!! - Squirrel66
May 2011 - $32.00
A very nice campground right in the city but in between trees and next to Whitemud Creek. The sites are very private and the washrooms and showers are in good condition and clean. Unfortunately, the laundry was not yet open during our stay with our travel trailer due to the freezing temperatures. Staff is very friendly. Firewood is available against fee. There is a playground for kids available. The nearby Whitemud Drive is not bothering, especially not on the sites further to the back. - dbo73