9.1 Excellent
     
Houston, British Columbia

Shady Rest RV Park

Houston, British Columbia



3960 Drive In Road
Houston, British Columbia V0J 1Z2
Phone: (250) 845-2314

Sites: 33
Recent Rate: $26 6/2016

Latitude: 54.4151779827163
Longitude: -126.634608507156

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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 ?
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available ?
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts ?
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot ?
  • 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) no
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • WiFi WiFi yes
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service ?
  • Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers
  • 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 ?
  • Waterfront Waterfront no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse ?
  • Camp Store Camp Store ?
  • 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) ?
  • 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 yes
  • 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 ?
  • Creek Creek ?
  • Ocean Ocean ?
  • Water Park Water Park ?
  • Casino Casino ?

Review Details

Ratings overview

23 Reviews

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Review Count: 22
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: June, 2016 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

On our way to Prince Rupert and decided to stop in Houston at this park because of its goods reviews.

Well, the good reviews are bang on. From the friendly greeting at check-in to the superb layout and excellent service, we have nothing but good things to say. We camped at Shady Rest RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
44
Site Surface
Gravel, Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

The town of Houston does not have much to offer but there are mechanical/tire service facilities, car wash, a couple restaurants to provide the basics.

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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2016 - $26.00
Overall Rating:      

Convenient for an overnight stay with restaurant, motel, post office and small store. However, most of the overnight spots are tightly packed but are long enough for most RVs and towed or tower. Good restaurant on site. Dump is convenient and well marked. Staff friendly and accommodating. We camped at Shady Rest RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
Tips for other Campers:

Post office and small store adjacent to the restaurant.

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Review Count: 136
States Visited: 39
Helpful Reviews: 19

Date of Stay: May, 2016 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

We hadn't planned to stop in Houston but a broken fan motor a bit west of town, we turned around and limped here. What a pleasant surprise. Good hook-ups, 30A. Flowers, nicely-cut grass, a long, level rock site and the most pleasant owner you could imagine. Not knowing how long we might be here, I asked if the daily fee could be changed into a weekly fee if we stayed longer. Sure, she said. I'll be here. We would stay here again - but not for the same reason.
They have back-in sites in the shade but we chose a sunny pull-thru given our engine problems.
There are several trails in town and be sure to try Brewstirs. We camped at Shady Rest RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

Brewstirs for eating out and there are trails in town for walking. But you certainly want to have your picture taken by the world's biggest fly-fishing rod by the Visitor's Center. Quite the treat

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Review Count: 124
States Visited: 46
Helpful Reviews: 10

Date of Stay: September, 2015 - $31.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed on one of their full service level pull-through sites. The utilities worked well and the Wi-Fi was very good. We also had good Verizon cell service. No cable or over the air TV service. The campground is easy to get in and out and about 2 miles from Houston. We would stay here again. We camped at Shady Rest RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt, Grass

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

Checkout the huge fishing rod in Houston and the nice park next to it.

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Review Count: 69
States Visited: 20
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: August, 2015 - $31.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a very nice park. Utilities worked well, staff was very nice, and park was quiet even thought it is a little close to the main road. Wifi worked very well. Park was clean and well maintained. A good stop and we would stay here again. We camped at Shady Rest RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open

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Review Count: 6
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $31.00
Overall Rating:      

Stayed here on our way to Alaska. Staff were very pleasant. Bathroom and showers were very clean. This campground was the highlight of our day with the beautiful flowers and many hummingbirds visiting the flowers and feeder. Overall a very pleasant place to stay. We camped at Shady Rest RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

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Review Count: 16
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: May, 2015 - $32.00
Overall Rating:      

Super park, super restrooms, owners are super nice, what can I say, sorry to note they are trying to sell the place. Hope the new owners are as great. Lots of deer and some bears in the area. Wifi was excellent. We were in space 46. It's May 28 and on the way to Alaska. Mosquitoes are everywhere and were at the last two camp grounds so be prepared. Weather was cool so we parked in the open to help the wind blow some of the skeeters away,, did not help too much haha. Complete hook-ups, no cable, but able to get some local stations on the antenna. Water and electric a little far apart(no problem) just be aware when you park. I tried to go back to get the rear up and had to move up a foot. Pets will like the park lots of grass for them. Would stay here again, great overnighter. We camped at Shady Rest RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
46
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

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Review Count: 12
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: August, 2014 - $31.00
Overall Rating:      

The only thing lacking for us is TV cable hookup. I did not even look at the laundry room so I cannot comment on that. The restrooms and showers were very clean. We were in a site near the road and there was some noise from that. The place has some really beautiful flowers and landscaping and each site has a fire pit and picnic table. We were in a shaded spot. The value for the price was very good, considering just down the road it is only $5 less at a Provincial park with no hookups, showers, or flush toilets. Don't get me wrong, we frequently stay in state and provincial parks, but I think $25 is a bit high for such places. We camped at Shady Rest RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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

Date of Stay: June, 2014 - $32.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice place, easy access, clean, wide sites, fire pits, sun or shade, ultra clean individual restrooms with showers. Perfect for our 1 night stay. We camped at Shady Rest RV Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 38
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: September, 2013 - $28.00
Overall Rating:      

What a nice campground. Impeccably maintained. Pull through sites had lush grass, and the back-in sites were under the trees - very nice on warm September days. Beautiful dahlias greeting us as we drove in, although they were put to bed for the winter before we left. Owner was very nice, very friendly. Sites were level; hookups very good; Wi-Fi worked well; restrooms and laundry were very clean. Could not ask for more. We would go out of our way to stay here again. We camped at Shady Rest RV Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 104
States Visited: 25
Helpful Reviews: 15

Date of Stay: August, 2013 - $28.00
Overall Rating:      

The park is convenient to the highway, yet not particularly noisy, and our back-in site was nicely shaded by tall trees. Roads and sites are gravel, with grassy strips and/or trees between sites. Sites are level and plenty large enough for our motorhome with 2 slides. Water, sewer and electric hookups are convenient. Wi-Fi is strong and Internet access is fast. Bathrooms and showers are spacious and sparkling clean, and laundry is available. The price was a nice relief from the higher fees we've paid throughout Alaska and seems a decent value for the amenities provided. We camped at Shady Rest RV Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 18
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: July, 2013 - $27.00
Overall Rating:      

Everything said in previous posts! Clean, neat, manicured grass areas, perfect washrooms - just like home. Water good, electric stable, three broadcast TV channels (analog), sewer at ground level, Wi-Fi strong at sites (but typical of remote locations - not "fast"). This is one of those places you should "plan" to overnight at. If you "hammer" in from Jasper (400+ miles), it's a good place to spend a couple days recuperating - and Houston is a nice town in which to relax. If we get back to BC, this is a definite stop-over again. We camped at Shady Rest RV Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 15
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: September, 2012 - $27.00
Overall Rating:      

A great little campground just east of Houston BC along the Yellowhead/Hwy 16. Far enough off highway so it is quiet. The owner is very friendly and helpful. Pull-through sites are long and level, gravel with grass islands between. Good power and water pressure. Beautifully maintained campground. Excellent free Wi-Fi. Would recommend this campground and would stay here again when in the area. We camped at Shady Rest RV Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 37
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: August, 2012 - $27.00
Overall Rating:      

Wonderful park with great sites and grass and flowers and definitely an unexpected surprise. Quiet. GREAT internet access. No cable? No problem. This is the place to stay. We camped at Shady Rest RV Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 29
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: August, 2012 - $27.00
Overall Rating:      

After traveling to Northern BC for 3 weeks, this is one of the best campgrounds we came across. The owners were friendly and take great pride in their park. We had a nice pull through. The grounds are well kept up. We definitely recommend travellers staying at this park and would stay here again. We camped at Shady Rest RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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