5 Parks near Kamloops, British Columbia
Aug 2015 - $45.00
The park is not very big. It is mostly gravel in the sites but has a few nice sized grassy places to walk a dog. They have a big notice just before you enter "all dogs must be leashed" but as with all other parks we have been in, in Canada they do not enforce it.
We have had at least two power outages since we have been here. The last one appears to have taken out our Cable TV switch. We can still get cable, but it's grainy and with NO analog TV broadcast in Canada and I was unable to view my DirectTV in Canada because US service providers of DirectTV are legally prohibited from transmitting the DIRECTV signal outside the United States. So we are without video but can still get audio for weather, news, etc. So, beware of power outages, you could be at risk. This will most likely cost us a pretty sum to repair. Let me also mention we have super surge protectors on our coach and yet still.
The showers and bathrooms are nice and clean but the residents leave the door propped open. This morning I guess I found out why: it was so hot in there I could barely breathe. I showered and got right out and back to our RV to finish up my hygiene routine.
There are two washers and two dryers. The machines do not state on them, but I found out the washers are 35 minutes long, and the dryers are up to an hour. They take $2.00 (Loonies) each. I didn't have any Canadian money and the office would not let me charge the $16.00 I needed for the machines so I ended up giving them $20.00 USA so I lost money in the deal. Shame on me.
When we pulled in we were assigned site number 8 but when we put the jacks down the front tires were way up in the air. We tried several times pulling forward and back to get in a place in the site that where the wheels were not off the ground and we could not. The park reassigned us to site number 3 which is more level and not on the slope up row of the park. VERY close together.
The first day the Wi-Fi was almost non- existent. The park office said it had been that way for a few days. Today, however it is very strong and stable. Good thing I guess since we have no TV. :-) - beach89bum
Aug 2015 - $32.00
Our site was a gravel pull-in which meant we had to back out when leaving. It was hot and the best part of this site was a huge tree that provided shade. The site had a paver brick patio and a table. Spacing was pretty tight as our awning was within inches of our neighbour's slideouts. All utilities worked fine. Cable TV had around 70 channels and they were clear. Wi-Fi was hopeless as it was hard to even get access. Gates close at night, but one gate could be opened by using a supplied code. As choice is limited in this city, we would probably use this park again if in the area. - Onemoretrail
Jul 2015 - $42.00
Very small sites, said we had a pull thru but we could barely park our 36' motorhome on the site, let alone the tow vehicle. No real grass, very dusty/dirty, couldn't put awning out as it would have touched the neighbours RV. Not what we had hoped for, for that price. - mdjr
Jul 2015 - $36.00
As others have mentioned, this park is in a ravine. Sites are reasonably level with small grass area and gravel parking spot. "Clear mountain stream" is small creek. It was dry by the time we left (3 days).
Washrooms were okay, staff was great. Site was too close to neighbours - no privacy.
Appear to be a lot of long-term campers - one Class A had a plywood skirt!
If I was to visit Kamloops again, I would go elsewhere. Good only for overnight stop. - DCM/JMB
Jul 2014 - $36.00
Park is located in a ravine. Entry road is down a hill and is only slightly wider than one way. Two rigs coming and going could not pass each other. Site was tight, could not put all slides out. WiFi reception good but occasionally drops off. Lots of shade and quiet. Interior roads well maintained but narrow. Appears to have lots off full or long time residents. O.K. for short stay but when through this area again will look elsewhere. - Shikepoke
Aug 2013 - $35.00
Very close together. Sites were small and dingy. Bathrooms were decent. Very basic. Good for a one night stay only. - Jaclyn
Jul 2014 - $27.00
This is one of the most beautiful campgrounds I’ve ever encountered, if not *the* most beautiful. All sites are large, well separated from their neighbors with plenty of foliage between them. Some sites are meant for two families camping together. These sites share a common driveway and are intentionally close to each other. Lac Le Juene is a beautiful lake, with a pier for fishing, and a swimming area. There is a boat launch and we saw canoes on the shore. We did not see any water-ski type power boats on the lake, but it was 7PM on a Thursday night, so they may have off the water, or perhaps are not allowed. We did see small aluminum fishing boats with small outboards. There is a 7 mile hiking/biking trail around the lake. The toilets scattered around the campground look like single-hole pit toilets from the outside, but each actually contains a single flush toilet. There was no sink … except for a large bath facility associated with the beach parking lot, which I imagine could be used by nearby camp sites. This is a dry campground, but does have water spigots scattered throughout it. There is a nice looking dump station near the entrance. We were here in late July, and the outside temperature was in the mid-50’s, which is pretty chilly to be doing water activities. According to other campers, it’s normally in the 80’s or 90’s at this time - Bitbucket
Sep 2013 - $24.00
It has been five years since we last stayed here---we stopped because the pine beetle infestation forced the park to essentially clear cut the campground. It is still not as uniformly wooded as it was, but the efforts to restore the forest are starting to show. If you arrive early there are sites that are more wooded/shaded than others, but they are the first to go after the sites closest to the lake shore. But this park has many nice features despite the change in forestation. The lake is nice for fishing and paddling and there is easy access from a number of points along the shore. The shore on the lake in the park has a large grassy area that is gorgeous and the grass looks like a top-notch golf green. Its quiet here except for some very distant highway noise. We are happy to return this campground to our list of favorites and it will continue to improve as the trees grow back. - Big White
Jul 2012 - $21.00
Beautiful campground. Large well spaced sites--all back in. Big rigs would have absolutely no problem especially on the perimeter loop of the campground. Inner roads a little narrower. Campground is built on hillside so lovely views of lake from upper sites. Huge grassy park-like beach area and boat launch. Only downside--wish there were more hiking trails. - Babas
Aug 2015 - $18.00
Really nice provincial park 18 km outside of Kamloops. There is a nice beach area and a large day use area if you just want a picnic. The campsites are large and have mature trees. The trees have been cleared out well so that it's easy to back into the campsites. Loops aren't necessarily one-way, so you may have to turn around and go through from the opposite direction so that you can easily back in once you choose a site. The beach is a long walk from the campground and you may want to drive to it. There is plenty of parking down there, however. There is a dump station here, but it is a $5.00 (CAN) additional charge to use it, even if you camp here. No cell phone (Canada Bell) or WiFi. We did get local Kamloops radio stations, but no television. - Bobbi1948
Jul 2014 - $16.00
We arrived late and found no space, but the wardens were really friendly and helpful and directed us to the overflow campground. The overflow campground was right next to the lake and had public toilets. The site was level and quiet. There were some good hiking trails directly from the campground. I'd recommend climbing to the top of Gibraltar rock! - lizzien
Jul 2012 - $16.00
This is a very nice park with lots to do but, as with all Provincial parks We have visited lately - found the primary purpose of the park is to generate cash for the contractor - there is no longer any up keep of any of the facilities, rules are not enforced and it has taken a toll on the park and it's atmosphere. We hadn't even leveled our rig before getting asked for cash. The 20K speed limit is ignored by all, including the park staff as they were busily selling fire wood even though there were lots of kids running around. Such a shame. - chaperon
Oct 2015 - $35.00
Check in was quick and efficient. I had no problem paying with a credit card. Clear directions were given for the site and the easiest way to park. A code for the WiFi and rest rooms was included with the site map. This park was chosen because of it's proximity to downtown. It is not close walking distance but it is only a 5 - 10 minute drive. There is nothing of interest to a traveler that is within reasonable walking distance except the river, which has a rocky beach. The sites are narrow and a number are long enough to support a 45er. Services are very limited. 30 amp, water, WiFi, and a picnic table only. No sewer (there is a sani dump), no cable (2 over the air local stations available). I could not log on to their Internet but didn't try very hard as I have my own service. Some of the sites looked like they might be more level than others but none were really bad. The surface consists of sparse river rock over a clay base. I'm thinking muddy if it ever rained there. This is a place to park only. Good for overnight or if you have an interest in the Kamloops area. I don't think $35.00 is a fair price for what is offered. I will check out another park when visiting again. - BC Wanderer
Aug 2015 - $37.00
RV spots are too close together, backing in is tight. It's a very busy RV park so the washrooms are often dirty because they can't keep up. A bit pricy for the type of facility but worth it for the location. Downtown is 5 minutes away and the park is right on the river with rough beach areas. Nest nearest RV park is way out of town to the east. - Qayqayt
Jun 2015 - $32.00
We stayed 3 nights in late June. We booked 3 nights, but they only had us down for 2 nights so we had to move to an adjacent site for the last day. The old guy working in the office needs to retire as he was grumpy as heck and wasn't helpful in accommodating our third night.
The campground has potential, but isn't maintained well. The grass isn't watered and the landscaping is unkept. The roadways are dusty.
Unfortunately there are not many campground choices in Kamloops so there is no competition to drive cleaning up the campground. - Camper_Guy