12 Parks near Madden, Alberta
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 - $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
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
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 - $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
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 - $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
Jun 2016 - $42.00
This is a modern Big Rig campground for those looking to stay a little ways outside of Calgary. Trees provide some shade but they are young enough that most sites will get satellite access. Interior paved roads are nice & wide and sites are level 65'x20' gravel with a row of shrubbery separating sites. Sites have a picnic table and fire ring. Most sites in the campground are 30Amp but they have a handful of 50A sites for a few $ more. Laundry is modern & machines work well but they are somewhat expensive at $3CAD. Showers are $2CAD. Bell cell phone coverage is strong. The campground was pretty full by mid-June. - Danno
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
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
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 2015 - $45.00
This is a really great spot, just north of Cochrane. Easy to maneuver around in and it looked to be fairly new. The utilities were top notch, however I do wish the WIFI signal was a little stronger. We really couldn't connect to the internet. There were a lot of full timers. The lady at the front desk was quite crabby, but you can't have everything. - Trackman