I am pleased to report that the management of these campgrounds has improved dramatically since the current operator took over. North Beach is our favorite of the 3 campgrounds in this park. It is cheaper at $21 per night, and much closer to the beach. Sites are huge, and quite private. The campground was very peaceful. The beach itself is superb; but we were here during a hot spell. This is a rain forest, so be prepared for wet weather anytime. Also, due to the close proximity to Vancouver, check-in lineups are frequent. Reservations are a must; sites are usually snapped up 3 months in advance. There are a couple of small concessions in the park, but items like fuel and groceries are 20km away so it is best to be self contained. There is little or no cell phone reception in the campsite itself, but we got a good signal down at the beach.
The park itself is a 5 but the management is a 10; they are very friendly and helpful. Sites are pretty cramped, and you likely won't be able to open your awning. The sites down near the small lake help remove the feel of being right smack in the middle of Everett. Very little road noise. Lots of permanent residents. Wi-Fi is spotty at times. We were there for a softball tournament, and for that purpose the park was fine. They periodically stock the lake with pan sized trout, and for $12 you can get a permit to catch and keep five of them.
We used this park as a base to visit Seattle from, and it could not have been more convenient. It is minutes to the Seattle / Bainbridge ferry. Some of the older sites down near the office are close together, but we requested one near the back. The site we got, 15, is set amid cedar trees and there is a feeling of privacy. Everything: water, electric, cable, wi-fi, worked fine. The park was very quiet, and noise from adjacent State Route 305 was not an issue at all. The owners bend over backwards to be helpful, but they are not in your face. The park is pet friendly; our dog made lots of friends there! The nearby town of Poulsbo is worth a visit.
Nice large back in sites, and easy to maneuver around the park. This park is very family and pet friendly. The west section is seasonals but their sites are very well kept up. Overpriced, but after all this is Drumheller. There is a short trail to what they call a "beach" but in reality it is a muddy bank down into the water. However, it is easy to wade out to a gravel bar for a dip on a hot day. Bring bug spray though! Wi-Fi worked most of the time. This is the one we would chose if we returned to Drumheller.
A nice, rustic park albeit a little overpriced. Sites are easy to get into and are nice in a treed setting. We did not use the pool but there were plenty of families there. The upper level has full hookups while the lower meadow area is dry camping (note: if you stay in the lower meadow, the mosquitoes can get nasty!) There is a good pet walk in the forest. This campground is very family and pet friendly. My reason for the 7 and not an 8 or 9 is that their garbage bins are not bear proof, and there is plenty of evidence of Boo Boo hauling trash into the forest, so local bears have obviously become human food habituated. We actually had to chase a bear into the bush the day we stayed. Any campground operator in bear country ought to know better.
This was a great find while en route to Saskatoon. You self register and leave your payment in an envelope, so be sure to have cash or cheque. Great views of the surrounding prairies. Rosetown is a cute tidy little town. This campground was very quiet, and made a very convenient overnight stop.
We had a spot right on the lake, and it was great! Wonderful sunsets and nice breezes. The mosquitoes like the lake, too, though, so bug spray is handy. The sites are rustic, with dirt roads. That may not appeal to some, but we liked it. The hosts were pleasant and friendly. There are some seasonal / permanent residents. The campground has two parts: an open parking lot like area above the lake, and the more wooded section down where we were. We could have had 30 amp up in the big open aforementioned section but we chose to forgo A/C and have 15 amp down by the lake. We would definitely return.
Simply an excellent spot in world class scenery. You can't help but lift your eyes at the towering mountains. You have to pay $19 for a National Park entrance fee in addition to the campground fee but we felt it was more than worth it. The town of Field is about 8km away and it is worth a look. The trail up to the Spiral Tunnels is great also. This is dry camping but there is a sani station located on the road into the park. I highly recommend this campsite.
This is a very nice campground (we stayed at Robson Meadows). Sites have space between them in a forest setting, giving lots of privacy. There are a variety of trails close by, to suit all levels of ability. You can hike to Berg or Kinney Lake, or take the 10 minute walk down to the Fraser River. There is a gift shop within easy walking distance. This is dry camping, but the showers are free in the washroom buildings. You will need $5 for the RV dump, located across the highway on the Berg Lake road.
Two words: don't come! We took one look and drove on out. The campground was full of dilapidated rigs (nothing against that; I've driven some myself) but there were no people. My daughter's comment was that this is where trailers come to die.
Very family friendly park, about 30km from Saskatoon. They do have a 2PM check in time so if you arrive early you will be waiting around. The lake is swimable but a little slough like. We liked our stay and would definitely come back.
Convenient spot to stay at while our daughter was in a softball tournament. Kind of pricey when one considers that there is no cable hookup, and Internet was spotty but mostly non existent. The A-E sites at the north end of the campground have great views of the valley. Host was pleasant and accommodating. For laundry, bring loonies; that is the only coin that will work the washing machine. We found this campground to be very quiet.
We liked this park. The hosts do a great job keeping everything tidy, and they are very friendly. Mountain views are unbelievable. Cable was kind of fuzzy but Wifi worked great. We were in Site 10, which like most sites near the front of the campground are fairly open. There are a number of sites further back that are separated by hedges. The sites further back have their own fire rings, while near the front there is a communal one. There is a dog walk at the rear of the campground but if your dog is energetic, there are miles of quiet country roads to explore. The Fraser is accessible via a 10 minute walk to the west.
We requested a site that backed onto the creek, and we did not regret it. So nice to have a campfire by the creek after a day exploring Crater Lake. As others have noted though, the mosquitoes like the creek too, so bring your bug spray. The free use of canoes was a nice touch. The little store on site has the basics, and the host was helpful with park information. This RV site says big rig friendly, but the creek sites can be challenging to get into. Fortunately, the host was very accommodating, allowing us to pull forward onto the grass in order to hook up / unhook. A couple of other notes: it is wise to get your diesel prior to getting here and (2) if you are afraid of heights, drive the Rim Drive counter clockwise. You will thank me for it!
Really nice setting, right on the Harrison River. The washrooms are actually outhouses but they were spotless. We were there in November but in peak season this campground fills up pretty fast. I imagine mosquitoes could get nasty there in summer. There is a boat launch right next to the campground. We had no problem getting our 25 footer around the turns in the campsite but if you have a really big rig you might want to investigate before entering. Sites are all level with fire rings. There are two water taps, but we found it easier to fill our holding tank prior to arrival. The little village of Kilby is an easy walk from the campground. The nearest little store is a few kilometers away in Harrison Mills. Overall, beautiful quiet setting with nice river and mountain views, and beachfront camping.
This is a great spot to visit the Reno area from while not being stuck in the city. The scenery is spectacular, on the eastern side of the Sierras. A hiking trail leads up the mountain from the park, and the 80 business route is a great cycle ride down through Verdi. You can even go fishing in the Truckee River. The sites are super easy to get into. Security on site. The pool is great. This park was perfect for us, since my wife liked the onsite casino while I preferred exploring the countryside. If they had fire rings in the sites it would get a 10.
Very easy access to San Francisco from this park, either via the bus which stops right across the road, or a 10-15 minute easy walk to the ferry. We recommend the ferry; it is very scenic. This is definitely not the camping in the woods experience, but you trade that for the convenience of being so close to San Francisco. It is basically a parking lot, but there is a nice walking trail out into the estuary, for dog walking and bird watching. The pool is a nice touch. Laundry on site. The host was pleasant and helpful with great information about San Francisco. Overall, a nice, clean park.
A nice place for an overnight in the Columbia Gorge. Sites are really easy to get into, even for a big rig. We were in the B loop and we had no issues with either train or highway noise at all. Unfortunately though, there was no river access at all when we were there. Apparently, some idiot let their kids play on the train tracks, and a train came and went into emergency, locking up all its brakes. It could have easily derailed. As a result, the river access is fenced off. Otherwise, a very nice well kept campground.
We really liked this park; they have thought of EVERYTHING. There are full serviced RV sites, most are a little out in the open but very nice, and rustic tent sites back in a second growth redwood forest. RV sites are easy to get into. If you are traveling with teens, you can relax in your RV while they rough it in a tent in the woods. There is a store with basic things and a little game room, along with various ice cream socials, etc. There is a playground and a fenced pet area as well. We received excellent advice from the store to visit Jeremiah Smith State Park, and we didn't regret it. It's close to the campsite and it's simply amazing. Don't pull a trailer through there though, as it's very narrow. Overall, I would not stay anywhere else when visiting the redwoods.
Upon reading the various poor reviews of this park prior to arriving, we were not sure what to expect. We were pleasantly surprised. There is an amazing swimming hole adjacent to the campground, amidst beautiful pines and sequoia trees. We couldn't even see the warehouse through the trees. We had a back in site overlooking the Fresno River, which made a nice sound as we went to sleep. Some of this sites are tight, but tell them in advance what kind of rig you have and they will accommodate you. Oakhurst is within walking distance; it is a nice town. Overall, a great home base for visiting Yosemite.
Overall, a decent park set amidst beautiful ponderosa pines. Our site was huge. Staff are very friendly. We were disappointed though to find that CalTrans was doing construction adjacent to the campground, so there was no beach access. The other drawback was the washrooms, or lack of: inadequate for a campground of this size. Every morning there were lineups, and in the washrooms there was clothes washing and all sorts of activities, kind of like a third world country. There are no sewer hookups but you can arrange with the office for a mobile RV dump to come to your site for a $10 fee. Nevertheless, if beach access could be guaranteed we will probably be back.
Unbelievable setting. If you book a site on the terraced levels facing the ocean, you will not believe it - it is amazing! However (and this is my reason for an 8 and not a 10) you MUST be reasonably good at maneuvering your RV in order to get into one of the terraced sites. Several RV'ers had to put their tow vehicles up at a separate location since there wasn't enough room at the site. However, the ocean view made up for it, as did the direct access to the beach.
This spot is conveniently close to I-5. We stayed one night while en route south but it would be a great base to explore Mt. St. Helens too. Trees are small as others have noted but that will improve. Sites are super easy to get into. Lots of trains, but they weren't a problem noise wise. There is a nice trail to the Toutle River, where you can take a dip, or use the riverbank fire pit. A nice touch. We will return for sure!
We were here on Canada Day weekend and there were several hundred people crammed into every nook and cranny. Unless you like multiple huge gatherings of people and non stop noise from dawn to dusk, then this is not the campground for you. The hosts do a good job with the site though. There are a number of seasonal sites that are shoulder to shoulder. Our site was crammed under trees into a fence, and it was so dark we had to use lights to see inside the trailer all day. Also, make sure you have extra long cords etc for power water and sewer, as they are all out near the road. There are a couple of trails to the river, and fishing is available. This might be a more attractive campground on the shoulder season, but just be aware that in summer it is definitely not a peaceful retreat by the river.
Very nice spot overlooking the Thompson. This area enjoys the best weather in Canada. We were here at Easter and had sunshine and 75F while Vancouver shivered in the rain. Nice walking trails down to the river, but watch your pets due to all the cactus. Campsite does not have wifi but there is an Internet cafe within easy walking distance. Yes there are plenty of trains, but they didn't bother us at all. Laundry on site. The hosts are very friendly. We will definitely be back.
A convenient overnight spot close to Highway 1. The CP Rail does run its trains next to the park, but we weren't bothered; we just turned up our A/C and stereo and didn't notice the periodic trains at all. The campground host was very helpful. There's walking paths you can access easily for walking your dog. The mosquitoes were terrible; that could have been from the record rainfall in 2010. Not sure if its like that all the time. If we pass through again we will definitely stay here.
This is a new campground, and my rating of 7 will likely be higher once they finish developing the site. Things like a game room are in the works. We camped during a November cold snap and had the place to ourselves. The host was extremely helpful; he filled our holding tank for us as it was too cold to use city water. Sites are all level but kind of close together. The campground is basically an open meadow but they have planted shade trees. Scenery is amazing, right on the Harrison River. There is a large grassy area, which our border collie loved. The campground is gated with a security code. This should eliminate the out of control partying that occurs at another campground in the area that I won't name here! We liked our stay, and will definitely be back.
This park was very convenient for our trip to see the nearby Adams River sockeye return. There's some permanent residents but they are friendly. The hosts are superb. There may be Internet access but we never bothered trying. The Trans Canada and the railway are nearby but the noise didn't bother us. The campground itself was very quiet. There's a nice big grassy area for pets. Some of the sites are a bit sloped, so make sure you have something to put under your jacks. We would stay here again.
This campground is located at the southern end of town, just east of Highway 4. Not a destination site for sure but we found it very convenient for an overnight stop while en-route to Montana. We pulled in around 5 PM and had the place to ourselves. Power and water hookups worked fine. There may have been Internet, but we didn't try it. Easy walk to center of small town. Make sure to bring cash or cheque since you self register, and place your payment in a mailbox. Sites are all level.
Beautiful setting, and lots of good hiking trails. The lake is nice also. The reason for the "3" is the following. First, we were at the beach and the police showed up and went through everyone's coolers, even families with children. Sort of ruined the afternoon. (Ironically, while this was going on, back at the campsite someone stole our hitch cover and all of our neighbors food and beverages.) It seems as if hooligans have been a problem at this park. Secondly, the site next to ours had at least 20 people in it, and they were loud till 3AM. A mention of this to a park staffer in the morning brought a shrug of shoulders. Thirdly, people coming up to visit us, even though we had told staff they were coming, had to wait for 45 minutes before they gave up and left. Finally, the firewood was soaking wet. I guess this park is so popular since it's easily accessible from Vancouver, but we won't stay here again.
This is a great spot. The pool is a really nice feature. The hosts are not "in your face." They seem to believe everyone is a courteous camper until proven otherwise, an approach we've always appreciated. A lot of the sites are pull through, although some of the ones in the center of the park are almost shoulder to shoulder. If you come here try to get one of the end ones; they have tons of space. The only reason for an 8 and not a 10 is that the WiFi is spotty and the RV dump was locked. Maybe we were supposed to get a key from the office.
We came in here and were pleasantly surprised. The contracted operators are very nice. There is a beach on Kamloops Lake, which the sites overlook, making for a beautiful view. Savona is only 5 minutes away. The Thompson River exits Kamloops Lake at this site, so river fishing is a short walk away. There are shower facilities which were very clean. Keep in mind that only about half the sites have hookups. If you are traveling through the Kamloops ares I would recommend this site.
This campground is superb; in a beautiful setting right on the Thompson River. Hosts have been consistently pleasant and helpful over the years. Often times, when the rest of B.C. is rainy, its dry and sunny here. Lots of trains, but we don't mind them. The park is very family friendly. Just be careful with your awnings as it usually gets windy in the afternoon.
Very nice park; some freeway noise as others have noted but it wasn't a problem. Great washroom and shower facilities. This park is very pet friendly; there is a large grass field between the campground and the river which is perfect for dogs. A river beach is accessible via a trail from the campsite, but beware of trains: they come almost silently sometimes. They usually toot to warn beachgoers though. Swimming is available, but children should be watched very closely. Train noise at night was not a problem.
We've been here twice and will keep coming back. The staff are great, and the sites give just enough privacy. Our kids loved the indoor pool (we were here in the winter) and we loved the hot tub. Perfect after walking the beach during a winter storm. I would highly recommend this park.
Good location, very close to I-15. Washrooms and laundry facilities were spotless. RV dump was easy to get too. Hostess was very pleasant and helpful. The only change I would suggest is that there are too many rules posted: about everything. Nevertheless, I would recommend this park if you are traveling through Helena.
This park was a pleasant surprise. The host is amazing. He truly enjoys his job. The sites are tight but there are plenty of trees. My teenagers loved the game room, which is set up western style, complete with saloon type doors. Laundry facilities are convenient and inexpensive. I would highly recommend this park.