Oliver, British Columbia

Desert Gem RV Resort

Oliver, British Columbia



Oliver, British Columbia
Phone: (250) 498-5544

Sites: 65
Recent Rate: $50 8/2015

Latitude: 49.1727579255664
Longitude: -119.554979439148

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping no
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets no
  • 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 ?
  • $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) yes
  • 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 yes
  • 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 no
  • Playground Playground no
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • Waterfront Waterfront no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse ?
  • Camp Store Camp Store no
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Business Center Business Center no
  • 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 no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Beach Access Beach Access no
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp no
  • Marina Marina no
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals no
  • Fishing Fishing no
  • Golfing Golfing no
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) yes
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals no
  • Hiking Hiking no
  • Spa Spa no
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit no
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball no
  • Sports Field Sports Field no
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games no
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment no
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre no
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf ?
  • Billiards Billiards no
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong no
  • Lake Lake no
  • Pond Pond no
  • River River no
  • Creek Creek no
  • Ocean Ocean no
  • Water Park Water Park no
  • Casino Casino ?

Review Details

Ratings overview

27 Reviews

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User3196

Review Count: 11
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2015 - $50.00
Overall Rating:      

Arrived to find our reserved spot overtaken by neighboring rig and were asked to wait until owners returned. Refused and were offered a tight spot with a slope but not any of other unoccupied sites. Little choice so we squeezed in, then the water hook-up didn't work and we had to be connected to water in site behind us. Received a reduced rate for our troubles, but not very happy with service. (Several better sites were still unoccupied the next day.) We camped at Desert Gem RV Resort in a Fifth Wheel.

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Skpeterson

Review Count: 3
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: July, 2015 - $46.00
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Very nice, clean park. Nice paved roads and sites are adequate in size. Next to a supermarket and shopping center. Nice front desk staff. We camped at Desert Gem RV Resort in a Motorhome.

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BandPS

Review Count: 15
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2015 - $36.00
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Clean laundry and clean park. Sites are very, very narrow with little space between you and neighbor. Tow vehicles will not fit in the spaces and must be parked cross wise at an angle. Management ignored our request to be given a site next to friends despite making the request months in advance and having sites available during our stay. We camped at Desert Gem RV Resort in a Fifth Wheel.

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mcbridemurphy

Review Count: 9
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: May, 2015 - $35.00
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We were here in the previous fall and again in the spring. The sites are excellent but I might not like all the concrete in summer. It is very handy to a big grocery store, liquor and a Canadian Tire store for all the things you might have forgotten. There is a great bike trail not too far away. We camped at Desert Gem RV Resort in a Fifth Wheel.

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Clean Restrooms

Clean Showers

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saturn7

Review Count: 134
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 7

Date of Stay: July, 2014 - $48.00
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Adult campground that is very calm and peaceful...see previous reviews for a good description. We have stayed in all the campgrounds in Penticton but could not get in due to needing a five day commitment. This campground is just the opposite of all the noise and chaos of the Penticton campgrounds in the summer. You will love it. Will return. We camped at Desert Gem RV Resort in a Fifth Wheel.

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Oriana

Review Count: 43
States Visited: 23
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: September, 2013 - $34.00
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Nice small park directly off Hwy #97 in Oliver. Also has the airport directly behind, but road noise and aircraft noise is surprisingly low. The park is spotlessly clean and very well maintained. It is mostly asphalt, with strips of well maintained grass between the sites. Our site was a pull through and was level. Interior roads are excellent. Services are all at a single location, at each site, and are well placed. Power - 50, 30 and 15 amp available at each site. Water pressure is good, but water has lots of minerals. Cable TV has almost 60 channels. Wireless signal strength is excellent, but internet access is periodically lost. They have a small clubhouse at the office, which also has an outside covered area with picnic tables and BBQ's. Only downside is the sites are rather close. Nice park close to a number of wineries in the Southern Okanagan. Grocery store within walking distance. We will stay here again. We camped at Desert Gem RV Resort in a Fifth Wheel.

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dbfay

Review Count: 41
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: November, 2012 - $32.00
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Very clean park with fairly level pads. The laundry facilities are clean but a bit pricey. Although the park is right on the highway, the noise is fairly limited. We camped at Desert Gem RV Resort in a Motorhome.

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bendtrav

Review Count: 23
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: June, 2012 - $46.00
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This is the 4th park we tried for the night, for a variety of reasons. It is very functional but primarily all paved with strips of grass and newer trees. Hard surface is great for leveling and walking about. Adequate room for slides and enough room between neighbors. It does have one of the nicest bathrooms we have seen. It does not have a dog walk area inside the park: go out the rear gate and walk along the road which we felt very safe doing (dogs may pick up stickers). The park is located next to a shopping area with grocery store and a Tim Horton's donut shop. It was pretty quiet: much appreciated after 3 nights with little sleep. We would not hesitate to stay here again if our other choices were not available. It is a good stop. We camped at Desert Gem RV Resort in a Motorhome.

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mcharland

Review Count: 149
States Visited: 49
Helpful Reviews: 15

Date of Stay: May, 2011 - $33.00
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Nicely maintained park. It has some grass strips here and there but it is mainly all asphalt. The spaces are a little close for big rigs with multiple slides. Staff was very friendly. We camped at Desert Gem RV Resort in a Fifth Wheel.

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bankedtime

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

Date of Stay: April, 2011 - $1.00
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Had phoned for a reservation the day before we needed it. They would return call to confirm reservation: the call never came. Stopped the next day, they did not have a pull through, had just rented the last one. I asked why my reservation was not confirmed by a call back, as per voice mail instructions. They apologized but could not give a reason. We were offered a back-in but they are not big rig friendly. This is a very tight park with very little room. Can not comment on park, but if the reservation system is any indication of how it is managed: move on. We camped at Desert Gem RV Resort in a Fifth Wheel.

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sfretts

Review Count: 20
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: July, 2010 - $40.00
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This a very nice, but tight park. It is a great place for an overnight stay, but very narrow sites make it cozy with your neighbors. Has very nice and helpful staff. We camped at Desert Gem RV Resort in a Fifth Wheel.

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RobHolidayRam

Review Count: 25
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: May, 2010 - $26.00
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Very clean RV park: has friendly park hosts, level sites, mostly pavement park, clean laundry and washroom facilities, gated and fenced park, good location. Overall, we enjoyed this park and would return. Reasons for rating lower are: narrow tight sites, our 40' coach with 4 slides fit the site but our slides were over our neighbours picnic table, roadways are good, but tight on turns, WiFi worked with a slow connection. The rate of $26 is based on pay for 6 get the 7th night free. We camped at Desert Gem RV Resort in a Motorhome.

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Tucsonbenz

Review Count: 145
States Visited: 40
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: August, 2009 - $38.00
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We stopped here in our 45' coach. A very clean and tidy campground. We would stay here again, however it's just a tad tight for a 45' footer. Do able but tight on the corners. Forty footers and less, should have no issues. Strong Wi-Fi, and strong power hookups. We would stay here again. We camped at Desert Gem RV Resort in a Motorhome.

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cooter5

Review Count: 28
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: July, 2009 - $38.00
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The park owners were very accommodating. They allowed me to clean my truck and trailer with a bucket, sponge and chamois. This was very much appreciated. They do not allow washing with a hose and that is fine. The park is very, very clean. The sites are fairly close together, but you are not squeezed. It can get very hot with the pavement, no shade trees and the very hot air temperature. Air conditioning is a must have. Their power supply was very good. This is definitely a "resort" type RV park. Gates are locked over night and security is excellent. We sure enjoyed our stay there. We camped at Desert Gem RV Resort in a Fifth Wheel.

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cba

Review Count: 63
States Visited: 19
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: June, 2009 - $40.00
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This is a very nice campground and we would stay here again. Only downsides are back-in sites are quite close together, you hear some traffic noise and right now the orchard air guns are going off to keep the birds away from the fruit. I would rate noise issues minor. We camped at Desert Gem RV Resort in a Motorhome.

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