35 RV Parks near Penticton, British Columbia
Sep 2017 - $46.00
We have been on the road in our motor home for four months and have been warmly greeted by so many rv parks in Canada and Alaska. When we arrived at Oxbow RV park instead of a warm welcome, we were greeted with a lecture because we had the audacity to arrive at 12:05 and check in was at 1:00 which they didn't tell us when we made the reservation. We almost left and went elsewhere, but decided to go ahead and stay. The park is fine, site was a little tight and very difficult to get out of. There are a lot of trees which make it quite pretty, but a little messy. We couldn't get our cable to work so we went to the office and were informed that we had to get a box from them - you'd think they might have told us that at check in. I think the people who own this park may be in the wrong business! - Admiral II
Jun 2017 - $56.00
Spent 5 days here in late June. Campground is well taken care of and owners are picky. It is a bit noisy as you're right on the road but has great walking access to Skaha Lake beaches across the road. Site was quite open but comfortable. Concrete or with patio table made for a clean site.
Rate is close to the highest we've ever paid and seems a little overpriced. - Criscamp
Sep 2016 - $38.00
Check in was pleasant, lady cordial and helpful with local info. Man directed me to site and helped me when backing in. Had to park tow vehicle in front parallel to road so not to block traffic. I have a mini for a tow so small but did observe some larger vehicles somewhat blocking roadway. Roadway is narrow and traffic is allowed both ways so could be a problem if 2 RVs met at the same time along with parked vehicles in front of sites. We had to use a cable box provided to get TV. Did not use their wifi. I would stay here again on my next visit thru BC when in this area. - petvet
Sep 2016 - $45.00
An older park, but well maintained and very clean. The area we were in couldn't anything longer than a 30 foot TT. We had to park our tow vehicle crossways behind our trailer. The sites are quite close together, but there are established hedges and trees that afford some privacy. Sites are well shaded.
We enjoyed our time there. - Atchelitz
Jul 2016 - $45.00
close to town center and Okanagan lake...sites are relatively small but adequate....would recommend reservations. - Superlar
Jun 2016 - $47.00
This is an older park, so it's kind of tight, but there is space between sites with grass and trees, although driving through in a larger RV is difficult. The owners are friendly and helpful. Everything is neat and tidy. Our site was gravel and level. Cable and wifi worked. I was dubious about this park -- it's curiously not listed in Woodall's or the BC government camping guide, but we'd definitely come here again and highly recommend it. Rate reflects extra adult and child. - mlbw
Aug 2016 - $45.00
Have stayed here for the last 3 years. The location and beach access is the draw. The hired staff are very nice and helpful for the most part but seem to fear the Boss's.
The showers facilities are in need of an overall and renovation. Clean for the most part. Laundry machines hardly work.
We have met some great people vacationing there over the time we have spent here Although ... the reoccurring discussion this year among many is how rude and unaccommodating the owners are. If you don't mind being spoken to in a condescending manner by the manager and owners as if you"re a five year old and worried about which rule of their "many" that you might be breaking then you might accept the location.
The list of rules would be shorter of what you Can do - opposed to what you Can't do.
They charge for every little thing and act like they are doing you a great service out of the norm. The attitude of the management is unsettling and rude.
They give you EVERY reason to look elsewhere to stay but again... they know they have the convenient spot across from the beach. - Camper K
May 2015 - $32.00
This park is nice that you are right across the road from the beach. As is typical with many RV parks in this area, it is old and grey. Sites are a bit narrow and limited options if you are over 30'. It only has 30amp, cable TV with about 20 channels (mostly Canadian), and sewer is a bit tough to get connected to as it is surrounded by a 6" concrete barrier. This time of year (late May) the park has a lot of sap and thorns that are constantly getting tracked into the RV. - sheltieRV
May 2015 - $29.00
We have stayed here before. This time we received a poor reception from the manager, long lecture and rules about the dog. You can't leave your dog in the RV and of course must poop scoop. Any infraction at all and you will be asked to leave the park. I was disappointed in the poor welcome when we were just arriving. I think people are sick of dogs and bad owners who won't clean up after them and leave them to bark. Our dog was quiet the entire time, but a drunk man in a van pulled in, passed out and left his radio on loud until I finally had to get the manager to reach in and turn off the engine as I wanted to get some sleep. There are droppings from trees that stick to your shoes and come into your rig. We will return but I frankly wish we had had a better reception. - saturn7
Jun 2014 - $32.00
This campground is right on the Kettle Valley Rail Trail between Penticton and Kelowna. Accessible from both cities by forest roads. It is recommended to approach from Penticton. From end of pavement it is about 8 km dirt/gravel road with a couple of rough patches. We stayed on one of the sites close to the main building, where electric (15 amp only) and water hookups were provided. Very small, short and unlevel sites with low branches everywhere. More suitable for tents. The larger sites are on a meadow just across the KVR. Sites are all very close together, no privacy here. Best part was the silence at night. Of course no Wi-Fi or cable up here. Overall the price is a little steep for what you get. Next time we will use the free forest campground just around the corner. - TheSchweitzers
Jun 2017 - $46.00
Terraced hillside shady level gravel sites or lakeside premium sites available. Two kilometres to town and all facilities. - flexitdriver
Jun 2015 - $49.00
Dusty roads and our site was just fine sand so it was very messy - especially when wet. Trees were pruned so larger motorhomes had no problems with limbs. Laundry was filthy. Checked it on Sunday afternoon - hoped it was bad because of big weekend crowd. Tuesday when I did laundry I cleaned 2 washers and dryers with fantastic - caked on dirt and grime. One dryer did not dry but did get hot - no lint in lint trap so I knew the fan wasn't working. I went into office to tell them they might want to check this dryer - Manager was rude and hateful - did not offer to return money and just said " You have to run them through more than one time, Mam". Bath facilities were just as dirty. - jandjmichael
Aug 2013 - $40.00
Location good but noisy. Everything else was mediocre or bad, including the owner or caretaker being quite harsh in his communication style regarding parking, use of site, park, pets, etc. I would not go back based on that as when we go away in our motorhome we want to relax and enjoy, not be dealt with in a difficult manner. - Nickynewrv
Jul 2015 - $1.00
The site is a BC recreation site east of Penticton. Recreation sites have only limited services such as a table, fire pit and pit toilets. They are usually on a lake or river which provides the recreation for the site. Idleback has several nice sites adjacent to the lake and trails for bike riding. Fishing is the main summer activity. The road to the site is a good gravel road but very steep in places and has long climbs with several switchbacks. Once there it's a great spot for several days of fishing.
Idleback has no Fee!! - lrp374
Jul 2013 - $42.00
Should have read the previous reviews before booking. Booked 2 months ahead and I was told what my site was as I asked for a private shady site. When I got there the manager was unfriendly and they had changed our site on us. The site they gave us was not shady nor private, it was across from the bathrooms. Manager said he would attempt to help move to the site on my email, but when we went back to talk to him, he would not consider changing back to the site indicated on my email. We stayed for over a week and the site we were suppose to get was empty most of the time. Highway noise was loud and the kids playground was dirty and not much fun for the kids. Pool was nice but rules were never enforced. Bathrooms were locked with a code for the night, why locked up I don't know. Sites were close and tight. Lot of the cedars that provided privacy were cut down. Manager of the place never said Hi or smiled. Overall experience was bad and I would never go back. Place is for sale so maybe they don't care. - Jordon
Aug 2011 - $55.00
This campground was very small. It's in a cul de sac. It's like they turned their backyard into a very small campground (gravel pit). The sites were very small, and all of the other campers had to move their vehicles in order for trailers to get in or out. Way overpriced! Would not advise anyone to go there with a trailer or motorhome. Great for tenting or very small motorhome. - karrie
Jul 2010 - $55.00
Very small place, not recommended for Motorhomes. Expensive for what they offer. No grass, just dirt. Shade/big trees. Wi-Fi offered but did not work at all. Laundry/Washrooms: need improvement, dryer did not work properly. Pool OK. Playground boring. Website promises/shows more then what is actually there (32' Motorhome cannot be maneuvered/parked) - udinese
Jul 2017 - $55.00
Banbury is located on beautiful Skaha Lake, and if you are lucky enough to get on the south side, its an amazing stay. We have camped here a few times now and while our stay has been OK, it has left something to be desired. The facilities, such as washroom, showers, and laundry room, are sadly outdated and not cleaned often enough. At the rates Banbury is charging, they should be able to give the facilities a makeover and clean more often, especially during peak times. From what I can see this is the highest rate for a campground and for what they offer, its too much. Add on that the customer service is terrible. We recently attempted to book a site for next summer, despite the facilities falling short of meeting basic needs, but was spoken to extremely rudely on the phone. I emailed at 12 am on Sept 5, the day the woman who works in the office said they would begin taking reservations, but was rudely told that all the sites I requested were already spoken for. Which leads me to believe that she is doing favours for other guests, as I find it impossible that that many people were also emailing at midnight and got their requests in before us. Overall the customer service is non existent. We wont bother spending money at this campground in the future. - Camper-4
Jul 2017 - $55.00
The rating regarding the shower could have been just when I used it but it was full of hair and dirty. If you are a family camping just beware that campers can come and go into all hours of the night. It was an issue the second night when the parties showed up in the next two sites beside us. They were coming and going well past 1am and were up drinking until 3:30am. Not a lot of sound proofing in a tent trailer so, needless to say, we didn't get a lot of sleep. We spoke to the manager in the morning who said her son comes by until midnight but never saw him either night and he would have seen what was going on if he had. Wouldn't stay there again because they don't seem to enforce any sort of quiet time or have much of a presence. - This Family Camps
Aug 2015 - $55.00
We have stayed many times at Banbury.
The good: the location - some spots are right on the lake, amenities are great - showers, washrooms, watercraft rentals, dog friendly, playground, close to town if you need anything.
The bad: We paid $55 a night last June for Father's Day weekend. We are locals. This is just too much money. Also - the management is rude. The customer service is poor. Nobody wanders around to check on things or see if people need anything or how their stay is. Once that office is closed, they are gone. - Smoresinsmalltowns
Aug 2011 - $56.00
People live in this campground. RVs are parked year round and built-up. The nicest spots are taken up by the long term rentals. There is little shade and the tiny beach (although there was a sign stating 'no pets allowed') was occupied by two off-leash large dogs, one of which was a restricted breed. The manager was unapologetic about the dogs and stated that they had been there all week and wouldn't ask the pet owners to remove them. We were so unhappy with the campground that we asked for a refund before we even unhooked our trailer. We were not given a full refund and were told we were lucky to get what we received - quality customer service at it's best. The pictures on the website show nice grassy areas but that's at the back of the campground where only tents are allowed. Would rather pull into a department store parking lot than stay at this campground. What a terrible place! - User2189
Jul 2010 - $50.00
During our 2 night stay, people continuously walked through our site while we were at our picnic table eating. We even had people pushing a lawnmower through while we were sitting at the picnic table. We couldn't put our canopy out as there was not enough room. This campground is right beside the highway: constant traffic noise all night. The price was double what it should have been. There are two Provincial parks about 10 minutes north of this one. (We stayed at one on our return trip which was an excellent campground.) We would never stay here again. It did have one of the nicest shower facilities and nice beach, but this did not compensate for the constant travelling through our site. A price of $30 would have been more appropriate for that site. - lynnandbowen
Jun 2009 - $40.00
This is a nice quiet park. Very little road noise. Part of the campground have permanent residents and are separated from the rest. Sites are grass and gravel and mostly level. Good beach access. A good place to use as a base camp for exploration of the area. Friendly hosts. Plenty of shade trees. - bill r
Aug 2013 - $40.00
The pictures on their website are not reflective of most of the sites at the campground. The only sites with grass are the tent sites, the rest is dirt. There wasn't enough room for both the slide and the awning, and the trees provided no shade. You could hear everything your neighbor was doing. We had to wait for all of our neighbors to get up to move their vehicles so that we could leave - the sites were so tight. They advertise free Wi-Fi - there was none. We will not be staying here again. - eeghost
May 2009 - $30.00
The sites are very tight, if you have a pull out or an awning you have to choose which one you would like to use (if your site has enough room). The washrooms were clean; staff was friendly, pay showers and laundry. No pull through sites, mostly grassy sites (a little sparse in spots). Some road noise during the day but quiet at night. Small playground for kids and a small heated pool. Very scenic location. Fresh baking if pre-ordered the night before $. We paid $30 per night. The campsite charged our credit card for two nights six weeks before we arrived. We had reserved for three nights. Seems a little steep and definitely an overly early charge. Probably will not stay here again. - Retired Papa
Aug 2007 - $45.00
Pay shower was cold, probably the worst shower I ever had to pay money for.(actually has a note to warn of this) Very tight, even with lots of reversing experience. Couldn't put out awning, had to place our lawn chairs around neighbors sewer connection - no room. No Camp Fires. Grass not kept up - dried up and tracks everywhere. Wasps were a big problem and the picnic tables sucked. The pool was great for the kids. We meant to stop in merely to re-charge and get cleaned up - but were very disappointed considering the price we were charged. - chaperon