8 Parks near Kootenay National Park, British Columbia
Sep 2016 - $35.00
This is a lovely wooded campground about 2 km uphill from the town of Radium. Almost every day as we entered the campground we were greeted by bighorn sheep. Advance reservations are necessary, though there are a few non-reservable sites, available on a first-come, first-serve basis. There is significant variability in terms of the size and privacy of sites. Many sites are in serious need of re-grading. There are washrooms with free hot showers and electric outlets in each loop. Bell and Rogers work throughout the park, but there is no WiFi.
Site G3 is a disaster. It is very narrow and drops off on both sides, such that when sitting at the site, you are about eye-level with your RV tires. The site is not level side-to-side or front to back. And finally, as the site was not long enough, it was necessary to detach the truck from RV.
Fortunately after 3 nights I was able to switch to another site. Site H19 is designated as a pull-through for RVs up to 35'. Because of the sharp angles and the placement of the non-moveable picnic table, it was necessary to back in my 33 foot 5th wheel, which put me too far away from the sewer connection. Despite the drawbacks of these two sites, we enjoyed our two week stay at this campground. - driftdiver1
Jun 2016 - $38.00
We stayed here a week in June. The site was FHU and a spacious pull-through. We had an end site in Section H which is closest to the hot springs a 2.5km hike from the campground. No OTA signals, but we had 16 bighorn sheep take a two hour nap next to us during lunch. We would stay here again. - jtl2
Aug 2013 - $32.00
Camping among the trees and shade gives a wilderness feel to this park despite its convenient location near a small town and the hot springs. Roads are paved; sites are dirt and not too level, but our pull-through was spacious. Electricity hookup was convenient, but we didn't have water or sewer. No WiFi or laundry. Bathrooms were nice and clean, even if a bit dated. This was a nice spot for a few days of hiking! - DaveInOhio
Aug 2016 - $42.00
Very nice quiet park. Some of the roads in the park are a little narrow. - Marcusf
Jul 2016 - $48.00
A very nice campground with a stream running through it. In fact the stream was right behind our site #76. The road is a bit tight in some places driving in, especially on the bridge over the stream, but it is doable for big rigs. The campground is quiet even though it is close to the main highway. Probably because the campground is literally down in a valley below 100' the highway. The sites have grass and trees and are well maintained. Wifi worked, and cable TV was good. - cagvc
Jul 2016 - $40.00
This is by far the nicest park we have stayed in this Summer (so far). The grass was constantly mowed, there is a wonderful stream through the middle of the park, and the park is below the town/road in a valley so that it is very quiet. Site was level and plenty of room for slide-outs. We could not get satellite but cable was included with over 60 channels including US and Canada stations. The only slight complaint was that the roads are tight including some tight turns and a one-lane bridge over the creek with an angle coming in to it making it challenging (but doable) for big rigs. - Bay Area Early retirees
Aug 2016 - $60.00
Had reservations and arrived at 12:15 pm, but could not occupy site until 1 pm as receptionist informed us we were early and that members would phone her asking why site occupied early if we went to vacated site. We could walk to site before one but couldn't move RV there. So, parked on hill before registration office until 1. Upon entering registration office, no one is at window and doors to desk are controlled by key card. Finally, registered and site was level, two sewer hoses to connect as all utilities were at rear of site, quiet, paved interior roads, low water pressure, adequate WiFi, many rules but not enforced, convenient location to town, 50+ cable channels, but very pricey considering site size unless you are a member. - RJourney
Sep 2015 - $15.00
We stayed under RPI membership. You get the smaller sites, long enough for our unit. All of the sites are on gravel with wooden decks and most have shelters, all have free and clean propane BBQ's. If you don't have neighbours (in the RPI section) it is a great, otherwise they are very close. Park is well maintained, good free cable, reasonable free WiFi. Great indoor pool and spa. Quiet and we sure come back. - Traveller Excel
Jun 2015 - $1.00
We stayed here as part of a tour so not sure about the price. Overall the campground is great. Gravel sites with some slope to them. Wood decks or wood covered buildings at each camp site with a gas grill. Some sites look like they could be very tight getting into but ours was fine. Everything worked great to include the cable and internet. Located in a valley with nice mountain views. The Rec center is nice with a heated indoor pool and spa. Appears to be a timeshare park so not sure availability of regular camping. - tlrpilot
Jul 2014 - $21.00
Wonderful provincial park. Bigger rigs choose your site carefully! I have a 33' RV with full bed truck and had a couple to choose from mid-week. Back-in only. No hook-ups but plenty of room at my site with picnic table, fire ring, trees and plenty of forest to explore. There are rest-rooms don't know about showers. I found provincial parks throughout BC to be very good. A good home base for Radium and lower Kootenay valley and a bit farther to Fairmont. If your self-contained this is a wonderful place - if there's room for you! - SailorGolf
Jul 2007 - $27.00
Wifi extremely limited--barely connecting and I'm in a spot very near the router. 20 amp service--fine for one appliance at a time--but don't run your AC and anything else. I'd overnight here again. If it had not been so hot I would have gone to the Provincial Park just down the road--but BC provincial parks have no hookups at all. - User3761
Jul 2007 - $30.00
Nice, quiet place - shaded. A little older but clean and good. Good owner / staff (one in the same!) They work hard at keeping it up. We certainly recommend it and would go back. - AZSwede
Jul 2006 - $27.00
Friendly greeting upon arrival. Beautiful setting. Nicely spaced. Water pressure a little too low (better than too high though). Would definitely stay here again. - faa_engineer
Aug 2015 - $34.00
The actual campground (no service) is actually pretty nice and is located right next to the entrance. Full hookup site that we used is part of trailer /permanent RV park and sites are nothing special, in fact, with non-drinkable water only, it is kind of depressing. There are two nice beaches, particularly south one is sandy and pretty nice. Beside that, you are very constrained in what you can do, as park is surrounded by private land (reserve) and fences and warring sign are all over, so no place to go for hike or walk. We travel with animals and dogs are not allowed near the lake or in the lake which makes it hard on hot days also you are limited to waling your dogs on dusty road. Park has two pretty nice playgrounds for kids, staff was friendly and forthcoming about water issues, but it was not experience that we would expect from "resort". We cut our stay as it was not up to expectations, lack of drinking water makes it difficult. If you are looking for stay here, opt for non-service sites as they are nice and some are treed, they look clean and well maintained and there are showers right next to it.
Personally would not go there again. - waldi
Jun 2011 - $45.00
STAY AWAY! Worst park we have visited this year. Not big rig friendly, don't try! Were sold full hook ups only to find on arrival that the water is not potable. Site was almost impossible to get in to. Two sites are all we saw still available for nightly, all other are now sold off to permanent mobile homes and many of them ancient. Our spot was literally feet away from a home. Swing set has the bolts falling off, very dangerous. Were promised lake view (as name implies as well), this was nothing short of a misleading lie. Lake access was a long dusty walk down a road. No beach, just a boat launch. NO REFUNDS under any circumstances is their policy. We may lose $180, but is worth it not to stay there. - chuck duncan
Aug 2016 - $40.00
This is a nice and clean campground with limited full hookups. It's situated along the upper reaches of the Columbia River in an incredibly scenic part of Canada. Sites are grass and gravel and 95% level, meaning our rig is less than a degree off side-to-side. Excepting for some highway noise and an occasional train, it's a quiet campground. This is not a resort, like a Class A only motorhome resort. It's a campground. It's also associated with the Fairmont Hot Springs RV Resort a couple miles up the road, which is much more resortish. Spruce Grove advertises that they have all the amenities of the Hot Springs resort, but they don't. There is no dining or hot springs at Spruce Grove; it's a nice campground, although their entry sign says they do have dining and hot springs. One nice thing about this Canadian campground is that they don't charge for showers, something I'll not get used to about any campground. One fee should take care of all the basic necessities. - Navadabob
Sep 2014 - $49.00
Made Reservation online for a full hookup site with cable. Check in went smooth and proceeded to site. Hooked up to cable connection and no reception. Upon checking back at office was told the cable was shut off in the spring even though no mention on website. The staff was helpful with a refund so we could go to another campground. - Fl-John
May 2011 - $41.00
This campground has a great location near the Hot Springs and shops. It was nice being so close to the river and having grassy areas to play sports. Also the staff was friendly. Only downfall was some of the louder group campers. - Car_54
Sep 2016 - $60.00
This review is on the RV part of the resort not the hotel. The area we stayed in had all paved roads, paved sites, and grass patios. There are other areas where it is all gravel but extra $$$ to stay in the 'deluxe' area is well worth it and this was apparent given that each of the 8 nights we stayed this deluxe area was full with the overflow sites also being occupied.
The site (170) is paved as mentioned before. We did need some leveling blocks on one side. The hookups (50/30/20 amp, water, sewer, cable) were all that the back of the site so if you pulled too far ahead you definitely need an extension for your sewer line. We pulled back as far as we could without extended out to the road and our sewer line just barely fit. This made it not possible to line up our door to the small patio section. This site was long enough for our 5th wheel but we had to jimmie the truck in at an angle as to not extend into the roadway. There are other sites that are plenty long to accommodate us, we just got assigned this one. Good water pressure, good cable (over 50 channels), and steady power.
The grounds were very well maintained, several bear proof garbage containers throughout the park, clean laundry room and washrooms, and lots of green space for our dogs. All the staff and maintenance people were very nice. The park is nicely laid out and the interior roads are of decent size making maneuvering easy.
We would definitely stay here again. Make reservations! - bakermancoq
Jul 2016 - $68.00
Just stayed one night but walked through the park. Excellent public hot springs pool. Hiking trails throughout and near the park. Extremely clean and well kept. - Bill-1148
Jun 2016 - $54.00
A wonderful stop on our trip north. The staff were very helpful and informative. The site was somewhat narrow but not crowded midweek. The bonus was the soak at the end of a long day of driving in the hot springs. - flyfishalso