Whispering Spruce Campground

     


Golden, British Columbia
Phone: (250) 344-6680

Sites: 135
Recent Rate: $37 9/2014


Latitude: 51.301401232826
Longitude: -116.948175430298

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites
  • Big Rig Access
  • Tent Camping
  • Restrooms (Plumbed)
  • Pit Toilets
  • Showers
  • $0.00 Shower Fee
  • Laundry Facilities
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee
  • Dump Station
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee
  • Propane Available
  • Firewood Available
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts
  • Water Spigot
  • Picnic Shelter
  • RV Wash
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee
  • Corral
  • Landing Strip
  • Overflow Parking
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP)
  • Electric (50 AMP)
  • Water
  • Sewer
  • WiFi
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee
  • Cellular Phone Service
  • Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup
  • Phone
  • Central Modem
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.)
  • Pool Access
  • Family Friendly
  • Playground
  • Pet Area
  • Waterfront
  • Clubhouse
  • Camp Store
  • Cafe / Snack Bar
  • Business Center
  • Group Camping
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Group Kitchen
  • Banquet Facilities
  • Concierge Services
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s)
  • Recreation Room
  • Gym/Workout Facilities
  • Beach Access
  • Boat Ramp
  • Marina
  • Boat Rentals
  • Fishing
  • Golfing
  • Bike Path(s)
  • Bike Rentals
  • Hiking
  • Spa
  • Horseshoe Pit
  • Volley Ball
  • Sports Field
  • Arcade Games
  • Live Entertainment
  • Amphitheatre
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf
  • Billiards
  • Ping Pong
  • Lake
  • Pond
  • River
  • Creek
  • Ocean
  • Water Park
  • Casino

Review Details

Ratings overview
  • Excellent 0
  • Good 12
  • Average 6
  • Poor 1
  • Terrible 0

19 Reviews

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Tireman9

Review Count: 49
States Visited: 26
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: - $37.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice tree coverage and shade. Gravel sites. Some are more level than others and it might take a little back-n-forth to find the level spot but they are OK. Solid Wi-Fi in space D2. Extra charge for dump station if you don't ask for a site that has the sewer connection, which costs a bit more then a site without. They offer No-Hookup, Water only, Water & Electric, and Water, Electric & Sewer hook-up sites. They have laundry but did not use. Would stay here again. We camped at Whispering Spruce Campground in a Motorhome.

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User3761

Review Count: 88
States Visited: 23
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $45.00
Overall Rating:      

It was quiet. It was pretty. One of the two bath houses is shut down (forever). WiFi did not extend to site F10 on a Mac but did work with a PC. The maintenance man has changed F10 to 20 amp, but did not tell the front desk staff. Office staff is cheerful. The main breaker for the F "lane" is only 100 amps. That is a bit light for 11 spots. The main breaker for the "lane" did trip. Beautiful trees, but that may limit folks who have slides. Washrooms are old but were clean. The are closed from 11 a.m. to 12 noon. Check out time is 11 a.m. I would stay there again. We camped at Whispering Spruce Campground in a Motorhome.

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dbfay

Review Count: 41
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $43.00
Overall Rating:      

Site was level but sites were a bit close together. It was not an issue for us, however, if the campground was full, it would be a bit tight. Although it is fairly close to the #1 Hwy, the sound is not bad at all. Good overnight spot. We camped at Whispering Spruce Campground in a Motorhome.

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LarryJohnston

Review Count: 97
States Visited: 41
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

I gave this campground a slightly higher rating than it might deserve because of the view. The sites are not as out of level as previous readers may have submitted. The town of Golden is fine but use this campground as an overnight unless you really enjoy hiking the nearby mountains. That is about all there is to do. We camped at Whispering Spruce Campground in a Motorhome.

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sunnyaz

Review Count: 22
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $33.00
Overall Rating:      

This is the oldest RV campground in Golden, BC, but the only one that has full hookups and sites to accommodate long rigs. (We stayed in a 34 foot Airstream). There is very little maintenance done at the park. The main thing this RV park has going for it is location. It is near six national parks. The price we paid was based on a monthly rate. The normal daily rate is $38. This RV park is way over priced for what you are getting here. Without satellite we only got one TV channel. Wi-Fi was not as strong or reliable as some reviewers have stated. We would probably make it a much shorter stay next time. We camped at Whispering Spruce Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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aznumwa339

Review Count: 41
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $42.00
Overall Rating:      

This park appears to be a former KOA complete with an A frame office. I’ve found that these types of parks are mediocre at best. It is one of many such parks where the owners stopped maintenance and repair a long time ago. The laundry, showers and rest rooms were not clean. The rock on pad sites has pretty much gone away which leaves you with dirt. The WIFI is good sporadically but as the park fills up, the WIFI can’t handle the load. Also the park is about 50 meters off Trans Canada 1 so you get a lot of road noise. The south east sites in the park offer some great views of the valley below and periodically some big horn sheep make their way into the park. OK for over night but not much more. We camped at Whispering Spruce Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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Roger H.

Review Count: 103
States Visited: 27
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $42.00
Overall Rating:      

A pleasant, modest park with a woodsy feel, close to a busy highway. Conveniently located to area sights. Wi-Fi adequate: faster than most. Friendly staff. We camped at Whispering Spruce Campground in a Motorhome.

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TailsAwagging

Review Count: 31
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $38.00
Overall Rating:      

Pricey for this place that is in dire need of TLC. The entrance looks fine, but looking around at the trailer where the manager lives, and the sites, you can see it needs work campers or something. Our site was tight, but manageable. Unable to put out our awning. Our firepit had not been cleaned and had the previous camper's fiberglass airfilter in it along with some other garbage. Our picnic table was broken and had a large nail protruding. The bathrooms appeared rustic. If you do not get septic, there is a charge to dump. There is traffic noise of large semis. So not a great deal. Not a destination park. On the plus side, there is good Wi-Fi. There is shade. The place is packed as it is located on the road to Lake Louise. Would consider a different place next time. We camped at Whispering Spruce Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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AloraDanin

Review Count: 28
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $43.00
Overall Rating:      

Older park. Main roads were ok, but the side ones with some of the smaller sites were very tight and bumpy. Our site was not level, and it looked like a lot of the other sites were the same. Seemed very expensive for what you get. But the WiFi was the best we've had on our four-month trip. We camped at Whispering Spruce Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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Canadian Adventurer

Review Count: 19
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $42.00
Overall Rating:      

This is an older campground and the owners are working to maintain it. Interior roads are gravel but decent with no potholes. Our pull-through site was level, another nice surprise. Contrary to what they advertise, they do have 50 amp service. The site we were given was fairly narrow, so I requested and got another one that was wider and much easier to navigate. At this time of year there are lots of empty sites so changing is no problem. The campground was dusty but that is not their fault. Washrooms and showers were clean. They have very strong Wi-Fi which worked very well. There was some noise from the trucks on the highway and from the trains but not enough to spoil our sleep. This is a good place to stop over. We camped at Whispering Spruce Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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Amls

Review Count: 113
States Visited: 32
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $42.00
Overall Rating:      

$42 was a bit pricey for what we had but the staff was very accommodating. We showed up with 5 large rigs at about 10 am. We all ended up in full hookup pull through sites. The problem was that the power at 2 of the sites didn't work. The staff worked on the pedestals and managed to get things up and working. This park's amenities are a bit on the rustic side but, they do have big horn sheep who appear to like tent sites! We used this campground as a jumping off point for a day trip into Glacier and Revelstoke National Parks, and headed into the Lake Louise section of Banff the next day. If you are passing through, I would recommend this park, but I don't think we would stay here again. We camped at Whispering Spruce Campground in a Motorhome.

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User829

Review Count: 33
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $38.00
Overall Rating:      

Had a nice reception. The sites were spacious. Wireless internet worked. Clean washrooms and showers. Needs a little landscaping around office and new sinks in washroom. Looks like an old KOA building that should be revamped. Good place for overnight stay. Good restaurant next door. We would stay here again. We camped at Whispering Spruce Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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killerksmom

Review Count: 29
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

Stayed here for 3 nights while visiting Banff NP. A long drive with lots of construction along the way. Nice RV park, no frills. Nice laundry facilities, playground for the kids and a fire pit. They have big horned sheep that came into the camp ground each morning. We camped at Whispering Spruce Campground in a Motorhome.

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bankedtime

Review Count: 27
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $36.00
Overall Rating:      

Park located right along highway which is being upgraded lots of construction. Park is good for overnight stay. Sites are dirt/gravel not that level. Located amongst trees which is nice unless you are trying to get Sat. reception. Wireless signal strong. Would probably stay again. We camped at Whispering Spruce Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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Klee

Review Count: 33
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a fairly nice campground with large trees and a beautiful view of the hills and valley. Fair gravel interior roads and fairly level sites with adequate space between. Our site was a pull-through with water and 15amp electricity. It wasn't long enough to park our truck at our site, but the owner was nice about our parking it at a nearby site. We had no trouble maneuvering our big rig, even with all the trees. Wi-Fi was free but basically useless at our site. The bathrooms were not cleaned while we were there. The campground is located along the main highway that is on a long, steep grade and there was quite a bit of road noise from semi-trucks. I would probably look for somewhere else to stay next time, mainly because of the road noise. We camped at Whispering Spruce Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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