30 RV Parks near Summerland, British Columbia
May 2017 - $13.00
Rate shown is with Seniors Off Season discount. We had made a reservation (which is a must for this park from May to September), so upon arrival checked the information board at the campground entrance to make sure it was listed. Park roads are paved and have several one way loops in the North Campground. Our twin site which we shared with our son, was big enough for our rigs, but would not fit a big rig. Big rigs would fit better in the South Campground. Best sites located down the hill where you can get away from the traffic noise, although we didn't hear much from our mid level site. It was definitely noticeable from the upper loop sites. Campground operator came to the site to check us in and confirm our identity. I had to use a couple of levelers on my site, but only because I chose to park the rig on the edge in order to give plenty of room for my son's truck and trailer. That worked out fine due to all the trees that gave us shade. The sites have fire rings and picnic tables on concrete. Forget about trying to use clips to hold a table cloth down due to the thick cedar tabletop planks. I found that flat bungee cords work. There is one shower house down the hill near site 80. It has 2 men's, 2 women's, and 1 handicapped showers. Most use push buttons to keep the hot water going (you have to hit the button every 30 seconds), but the handicapped one is continuous. There are benches and hooks for clothes. It appears paper towels are no longer supplied, just a hot air machine. There is no dump station in either campground. Nearest place for that is in Summerland or Peachland. I was able to tune in on 1 OTA station. No Wi-Fi, but our son was getting data on his phone at LTE speed. Several trails that go down to the beach or above between the two campgrounds. There wasn't much beach showing due to the high water levels on the lake. Good place to relax and enjoy listening to the birds in the trees. I can't believe it has been 10 years since our last visit. We definitely will come back sooner next time. - Onemoretrail
Jul 2016 - $35.00
We stayed in a double site that was so spacious. The grass and trees were wonderful and our kids loved playing here. We were bummed that there weren't any bathrooms on our loop. We had to drive down to the lake access to use the shower, but it was clean and spacious so we didn't mind. The access to Okanagan Lake was great. - Ahleeb
Apr 2016 - $35.00
This is a provincial park. The showers were clean but the water was cold, so most unpleasant. The building is new since the last time we were here years ago. Had hot showers the last time. Lot spacing was very close with some shade. Site surface was dirt and features a fire ring and picnic table. - Rib
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
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
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
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 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
Aug 2013 - $72.00
Very expensive for what you get $76 per night 2 adults with dog, dusty and noisy. Management was very unfriendly and inconsiderate . Sites are small and you feel congested, the pool is located next to the busy highway. Their are plenty other great camp grounds in this lovely area for less. - CGfine
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
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 - $39.00
This is a relatively small park. It is immaculate. The owners run a tight ship and it shows. There is grass between sites and a duck pond at the back. - Fours
Sep 2016 - $44.00
This is a nice park in a great location. The owner does a good job of guiding you into your spot, which is handy as the roads are a little tight. Our site had a nice concrete patio. The park and facilities are very clean. Pets are only allowed in the off season, so we were OK with our small dogs. The dog area is small and not fenced. There are lots of beautiful areas outside the park for walking. The city park and beach across the road is beautiful. Good basic cable is provided by getting a cable box from the owners. The WIFI was free, although I believe there is a fee in the summer. Luckily the WIFI was free, as it is virtually useless. The login process is cumbersome, and you will spend most of your time trying to connect. The WIFI would work poorly for a short period and then cut you off. More often than not, a connection could not be made. The rate is in Canadian funds and was the highest we paid during our ten day holiday. We would probably not stay here again. - leom
Aug 2014 - $65.00
The owners are just fabulous! Helped me get my motorhome backed into my site. The location is beyond fantastic. I was able to walk just a few minutes to a grocery store, a post office, a local pub, a liquor store, and a hair salon. A few blocks further and I couldn't get over the coffee shop on the beach. The Okanagan is all about the lake and sunshine. Was able to get all of that and then some from this cute little campground. Already booked in for next year! - camperladie1959
Sep 2013 - $39.00
Great place with very friendly, easy to deal with owners/managers. We arrived late, they gave us an excellent spot right across the street from the lake and it was quick and easy to get checked in. We were very impressed and will return for sure. Location is fabulous! - Nickynewrv
Jul 2013 - $65.00
Very small sites. Our awning was covering our neighbors tent. Access to the lake was just across the road. Many return campers, but it is just too cramped for us. - Irfman
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
Jun 2014 - $55.00
This was the most expensive Park we stayed at out of 8 during this trip. If towing, don't take the southern access via Ash Ave. It is a twisty one lane gravel road with a hair pin turn to the entrance. Take the northern access off the Hwy onto Pineview Drive. Approach this access from the north but if towing go past and use the turnaround and approach from the north. If it wasn't for the uneven sites, large tree roots, overgrown weeds, and tree branches, plus the sewer connections that are raised above ground level my rating would have been higher. Wi-Fi is only accessible right at the office. It is a beautiful setting right on Shaka Lake. Very dog friendly park with the Kettle Valley Rail Trail right at your doorstep. Watch out for the poison ivy. Beautiful night views of across the lake and quiet. Yes we would stay here again. - Al Rico
Sep 2012 - $42.00
Full hook-ups right in front of Skaha Lake, how good is that? Wi-Fi is at the office only. Sites are natural grass and sand with some tree roots to make leveling a bit of a challenge. Good 30amp and good water. Long hill down from the highway with narrow road. Right turn off of the highway from the south is NOT recommended as the entrance is too narrow for even a car to make it without backing up. Turn left from North is safer but still a bit tricky because of traffic volume. Pet friendly. Right on the KVR for walking or cycling. Great lake for boating (boat launch at the end of the campground). This park can be VERY crowded in peak season but was quiet in mid-Sept. 10kms from Pentiction south on Hwy 97. - CanCat