8.4 Good
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Dave's RV Park and Campground Park Closed

Vanderhoof, British Columbia


1048 Derksen Rd
Vanderhoof, British Columbia V0J 3A0
Phone: Click to view

Sites: 55
Recent Rate: $$$$

Latitude: 53.99738
Longitude: -123.97696

Elevation: 2316' (approx.)
Park Features
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • 55+ 55+ no
  • Kid Friendly Kid Friendly no
  • Boondocking Boondocking no
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts ?
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
Hookups
  • Full Hookup Full Hookup yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Phone Phone no
  • Water Water yes
  • Cable/Sat. TV Hookup Cable/Sat. TV Hookup yes
Connectivity
  • WiFi WiFi yes
Amenities
  • Restrooms Restrooms yes
  • Showers Showers yes
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities yes
  • Camp Store Camp Store yes
  • Pet Area Pet Area no
  • Propane Available Propane Available ?
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar ?
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse ?
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Horse Camp Horse Camp ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip ?
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter ?
  • Restrooms: vault Restrooms: vault ?
Recreation
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Playground Playground ?
  • Recreational Trails Recreational Trails no
  • Rec Room Rec Room no
  • Casino Casino no
  • Fishing Fishing no
  • Beach Beach no
  • Biking Biking no
  • Boating Boating no
  • Golf Golf no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Horseshoes Horseshoes no
  • Mini-Golf Mini-Golf yes
  • Outdoor Courts Outdoor Courts no
  • Pickleball Pickleball ?
  • Water Access Water Access no

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32 Reviews

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Review Count: 5
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: September, 2016 - $42.00
Overall Rating:

As noted by others there are add ons for wifi devices, cable, laundry but I only elected to get cable at @$2 more. Verizon worked well for cell service as well as wifi. With GS discount it still was a reasonable $37 plus tax CAD. Nice park but very few campers so had lots of space between units. We will stay here again. We camped at Dave's RV Park and Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
8
Site Surface
Gravel, Grass
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2016 - $37.00
Overall Rating:

Excellent park. The laundry facilities were so good, it made me want to do laundry. Very quiet, and nice people running it. We camped at Dave's RV Park and Campground in a Truck Camper.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Gravel, Grass
Site Type
Back in
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
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Review Count: 56
States Visited: 24
Helpful Reviews: 16

Date of Stay: August, 2016 - $40.00
Overall Rating:

I just spoke with the owner on Jan 2, 2017. He has retired and closed this RV park. We camped at Dave's RV Park and Campground in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 24
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $29.00
Overall Rating:

We enjoyed staying in this park on our way to the lower 48. The staff was friendly and helpful. The park including the showers and restrooms were very clean. Our site was spacious and level. This park is a little off of the main road, but easy enough to get to. Wi-Fi is available, but at an extra cost. We decided to forgo it for our stay. We camped at Dave's RV Park and Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
31
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
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Review Count: 15
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $38.00
Overall Rating:

Costs are in Canadian funds. Arrived with the intent of staying 3 nights, but we were only showing as staying 1 night on their ledger. Paid in full for three nights and then explored the town of Vanderhoof looking for a restaurant, but none were found or open. Our site was not level and required pads to level. This park is situated on a modest slope. All services available on site and cell service was available. The park charges $3 plus tax for wifi and it is valid for only 24 hours. We would not stay here again.

After seeing the lack of amenities in town, we told the owner that we may not stay 3 nights, but 2. We asked if he would credit us the night we gave up, his response: "Why should I?" The park was more than 50% vacant so he was not going to lose revenue. We camped at Dave's RV Park and Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
8
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Anyone wishing to stay here needs to be mindful that they should pay on a day by day basis rather than prepay.

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Review Count: 18
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $37.00
Overall Rating:

Very clean and well kept showers, bathrooms and community room, we exchanged books. Didn't use wifi, Verizon signal was good. Very open spaces with garbage cans at site, convenient. Some sites had firepits. We camped at Dave's RV Park and Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
28
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
Tips for other Campers:

Just stayed one night and showers were hot and very, very clean.

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2016 - $35.00
Overall Rating:

Nice looking campground..... The grounds are well kept and neat, and the manager is serious about running a good operation. The roads are good and the site spacing is adequate. We had a level easy-in/easy-out gravel pull thru. No comment as to the quality of the restroom or shower facilities as we did not use them. My only complaint centers around the seemingly endless add ons to the base price. Evertyhing is extra. Sure, I understand the concept of tailoroing unit costs according to one's wants and needs, but I reached my limit when I was told I'd have to buy a separate internet ticket each for my iMac and our Kindle Fire HD. Two WiFi charges? The additional charges should be noted on the list of services provided. They are not. We camped at Dave's RV Park and Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
19
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
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Review Count: 30
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 7

Date of Stay: June, 2016 - $35.00
Overall Rating:

Stopped here for one night. Reservation and check-in was very friendly. Found the park layout very easy to navigate. We had a large pull-through that was easy in, easy out. Level gravel. Good value for money. Would definitely stay here again. Did not use WiFi, I believe it was extra if needed. We camped at Dave's RV Park and Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
5
Site Surface
Gravel, Grass
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
Tips for other Campers:

Although we did not stop, the town itself looked like it had quite a bit to offer in the way of restaurants and services.

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Review Count: 13
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: May, 2016 - $38.00
Overall Rating:

I see lots of whining about the cost but if you don't need the services you don't pay for them. We are in a 40' big rig with all the amenities. We don't use toilets or showers or laundry. You get what you pay for. I get internet through my phone and It works great here. This is a great camp and it is well kept. Nice spacious sites. Easy access pull throughs and friendly owners. I recommend it. We camped at Dave's RV Park and Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
1
Site Surface
Gravel, Grass
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
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Review Count: 12
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: September, 2015 - $42.00
Overall Rating:

This is the most expensive park we've stayed at this trip. It is really clean and well maintained and sites are a decent size so you are not crammed on top of your neighbor, however they advertise wifi but neglect to say you have to pay for it. At 3 dollars a day per computer you would expect good internet, but it is so slow you can barely send an email. If I come this way again I would stay at the municipal site. We camped at Dave's RV Park and Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
16
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

Shop at Earth Ware, they are super friendly and good quality clothes

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Review Count: 46
States Visited: 22
Helpful Reviews: 10

Date of Stay: August, 2015 - $35.00
Overall Rating:

Love this quiet campground! There are pull thru sites as well as back-ins. We had full hook up on hard packed gravel, level, grass and picnic table. Not too close to neighbors. Excellent washers and dryers. Some of the cleanest showers and bathrooms we have seen. Manicured lawns and gardens. An elderly couple own and operate this facility by themselves. The woman brought us apple squares made from her fruit trees and even found my lost earring while cleaning under the washing machine with a Swiffer! Highly recommend for quiet, cleanliness, beautiful surroundings, and convenience to Vanderhoof for errands and necessities. We camped at Dave's RV Park and Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
17
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
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Review Count: 51
States Visited: 19
Helpful Reviews: 9

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $32.00
Overall Rating:

Nice RV park for an overnight stay. Sites are grass and the driveways are packed gravel. There's flower gardens and shade in some of the sites. Check-in is easy and the owner very friendly. There's an additional cost for Wi-Fi per computer, an additional cost for cable TV (that doesn't work) and costs based on pull-through, back-in or 30/50 amps. The park is very well kept-up and the owner's dedication to the park is obvious. I probably won't stay here again because of all the add-on costs, but the campground quality is a step above most of the ones I've stayed at since I left Alaska. We camped at Dave's RV Park and Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
28
Site Surface
Gravel, Grass
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
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Review Count: 1
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2014 - $32.00
Overall Rating:

A very nice, clean, and friendly camp ground . Very helpful and friendly upon arrival. Sight was a bit narrow. We camped at Dave's RV Park and Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 50
States Visited: 20
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: July, 2014 - $34.00
Overall Rating:

Owners live in house on premise, very nice when checked in. As other reviewer said, some sites are a little narrow, but for overnighter, is just fine. Park is very nice. has a nice garden area with a large checkerboard to play. Nice flowers and seating area. Did not see until we were leaving. Wish had seen last night and would have sat out there and enjoyed the evening. The only thing I really did not care for but did use was the wifi. We had to pay $3.00 per device to use wifi. So that was $6.00 more to our nightly rate. In addition, $2.00 for 50amp service. I don't feel we got $6.00 worth for the wifi for one night but that was the only way we could get it for each of our devices. You could not move the code from your laptop to your iPad either. We camped at Dave's RV Park and Campground in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 91
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 11

Date of Stay: May, 2014 - $33.00
Overall Rating:

Basic park with few amenities other than laundry. Utilities work fine, extra charge for 50Amp or cable. Not many people here. They say it does not get busy until July/August. Town is just down the street and has all the basics. Owner is very grumpy (wife says they want to sell). Best to just park, sleep, wake, and then quietly leave. We camped at Dave's RV Park and Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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