This is our fourth or fifth stay at here. The resort is fantastic. For the daily discounted rate of $33, it just cannot be beat. We had a black top pad long enough to accommodate our 41' 5er and tow vehicle. Each site has 50, 30 & 20 amp power, water, sewer and cable. The is a small concrete patio and most sites (not all) have a picnic table and chairs. There are no fire pits but propane fires are permitted. The resort boasts a magnificent club room available to all guests, an excellent pool with hot tub, Boca ball and a putting green. The resort borders a pleasant parkland golf course with a new housing neighborhood wrapping itself around. There is a nearby small airfield used by light aircraft but nothing bothersome. The name suggests it is in Spokane but in actual fact it is about 20 miles north in the small town of Deer Park. This has several good eateries, grocery store and several gift shops. Spokane is easily accessible from the I-90, has two Costco outlets, Wal-Marts and Camping World store. The staff at the resort are friendly and professional. The take really good care of the resort and their guests. I saw the interact with a family who had a dog barking; they were polite when pointing out the rules and the matter was resolved professionally. Wi-Fi is OK. Not the strongest I've experienced but this was the week leading to the July 4th long weekend and the resort was almost full, so I guess there was a lot of people using the network. They provide curbside garbage collection, recycling bins, and a large garbage collection bin for trash outside of the collection hours. The washrooms and showers are amongst the cleanest I have ever found, with good water pressure and ample hot water. The laundry has plenty of washing machines, dryers and even ironing facilities. Washing machines and dryers are both still $1.25 a load. A change machine is available as are dispensers to purchase detergent and softener. For the July 4th celebrations the resort staff provided a wonderful barbecue at no cost to their guest. Thank you. There are water sprinklers around the resort that activate during the night so don't leave things out as they may get a soaking. I guess the only slight negative is the location of the power, water, and sewer connections. These appear to be a long way back for many RVs so be sure to bring extension cables and hoses. Over all, an excellent, well maintained and friendly resort in a quiet town. We will return.
The rate posted with this review is for a super premium pull through site before tax. I am not aware of any discounts such as GS or AAA. The first thing I noticed upon arrival was the large open space just inside the property line. This enabled me to park our 41' 5er easily without obstructing anyone else. Check-in was effortless and conducted by an extremely polite and courteous site host. He then proceeded to escort us to our site, despite it being in view of the main office. Nothing appeared too much trouble for this gentleman who assisted in guiding us so that we sat perfectly in our enormous, treed pull-through site. The crushed gravel pad must be at least 80' long and plenty wide enough for our five slides and awning to be deployed without any interference from the trees or shrubs. All of the neighboring sites were empty but there is plenty of room and the trees allow for a feeling of privacy. The whole resort is very 'big rig' friendly. Water, power(50, 30 & 20 amp), sewer and cable connections are all well placed and functioned perfectly. I had forgotten about the cable service prior to our arrival so that was an added surprise. Our site was also equipped with a large metal fire pit and grate as well as a large wooden cabana with a picnic table and bench seating. Each site also has their own garbage bin. I don't know how often these are emptied as I never saw it happen but I do know mine never contained waste for long. WiFi worked well and was very fast but then we were directly opposite the antenna. There is one main bathroom block in the centre of the resort. This requires a numerical code to access but once inside everything is spotlessly clean. The whole unit is well lit and professionally tiled. There is another washroom (not shower) attached to the back of the office block which appears to be available during office hours only. Also attached to the office building is the laundry. $1.25 for a wash and .25c per 10 minutes in the dryer. All washrooms, laundry and office are easily accessible to those with mobility difficulties. For the kids there is a playground area with climbing frames. I also saw horse shoe pits for the adults and there is a short nature walk (no bikes) in the woods around part of the resort perimeter. The whole resort is wrapped up in mixed cedar and deciduous, mature trees giving a definite 'woodsy' feeling. The office stocks some groceries and RV supplies. Propane is available at what I considered to be a very reasonable rate ($15) for a new, empty 20lb tank. Within striking distance is Camping World, Costco, Wal-Mart, Safeway and an outlet mall. There are way too many other attractions in the area to list. The only negative for this entire area and every campground, resort or site (within a 30 - 40 mile radius) is the noise of jet aircraft taking off and landing at the Whidbey Island Naval Air Station. They resumed their training flights earlier this year after a moratorium lasting about 7 months. Occasional (30 or so per day) flights go from about 10am until midnight, four or five days a week. Again, this isn't a slight on this RV resort. The noise will affect everyone for many miles around so I haven't deducted an score for that. Despite this, I would most certainly stay here again when next in the area. This is a fantastic resort with excellent staff. Thank you for providing such a great service.
The rate shown is their off season daily rate before tax. We booked in for four nights and were given a hedged concrete pad with a lawn, shade tree, and picnic table with bench seats. Power, water, and sewer all worked flawlessly and were well positioned although the sewer drop was about 6" above grade. Wi-Fi is available at $5.35 for one day and $10.50 for three days. The resort is advertised as 'big rig friendly' and by and large it may be but I did find it tight reversing my 41' 5er into our assigned site. Ostensibly, this resort is for owners and seasonal visitors. Many of the sites are occupied by park model mobile homes, not RVs. The rental spots are dotted in amongst these and are either sites that have not been sold or are being rented by the owners. The washrooms are accessible for those with mobility issues but I would not class them as the cleanest I have found and I used them directly after they had allegedly been cleaned. The floors and walls looked grubby and could do with a fresh coat of paint. The showers had rust stains in the walls, the fittings hadn't been wiped down and the shower floors remained full of sand and dirt for the duration of our stay. Although this is a lakeshore resort there is absolutely no access to the lake. Something I hadn't realized before making the reservation. There is a laundry, $2.25 to wash and $2 to dry. There is a small pool and hot tub with a large deck in a gated area. Again, we didn't use this so I can't really comment. Overall, this is a very quiet resort although there is constant traffic noise to be heard from the very nearby Hwy 97. We don't have young kids or pets and so didn't interact with the residents too much. Contact with the staff was limited to our checking in. This was efficient and polite which is about all I can say. If you are checking the aerial view on google maps you will see there is a railroad line adjacent. During our stay only one train came through so not an issue. I'm not sure we would stay here if we are in the area again mainly because it is more for the seasonal guest, not the touring traveler.
We camped at Spring Creek RV park over the May long weekend in a 50 amp pull through site. The rate shown does not include tax or any discounts (none offered or advertised). The campground is older and spaces are quite narrow but fairly level gravel pads long enough to hold our 41' RV. It is located less than 1 km from the trans Canada highway so there was some noise but not enough to spoil it for us. Spring Creek runs along the northern edge of the campground as does the railroad track. There is also a pleasant short walk leading back into Canmore town centre along the side of the creek. Seeing as it was a long weekend, the railroad wasn't too busy but there is definitely some noise from the rolling stock, which in this part of the continent. It can take 10 or so minutes to pass through. Only a few hundred meters away is a helicopter company running tourist flights into the mountain. This wasn't a problem for me because I enjoy listening to a helicopter turbine engine start and the rotor sound as they take off. Being an older site the facilities were a little tired looking although clean and functional. The washrooms had three pay-to-use shower cubicles and one toilet stall. The interior was clean but again, dated. Freshly painted block walls and white gloss painted plywood doors, nothing smart or close to modern. With that said, the water in the hand basins was very hot and a good pressure. I didn't use the showers, instead, electing to use the on board shower we already have. One thing I did notice was they did not appear to be too big and access for the disabled may be more challenging than other places. A laundry is available but we didn't use this or even take a look at it. Each site appears to be equipped with a shallow block built fire ring and a weathered picnic table with bench seating. Although there are fire pits there was a sign indicating that no fire wood was for sale. Whether this is a temporary glitch or a regular thing, I don't know. Our pull through was equipped with a 30/50 amp pedestal, a tap for water and a capped sewer drop. These all appeared to be working as designed and you can drink the water as there is no after taste. Apparently there is WiFi. It shows as being a signal I can connect to without a password and I can see the signal strength indicator on my iPad. However, even though I'm shown as connected it is so painfully slow I have yet to be able to open any email or web site using it. I have now resorted to using the personal hotspot created by my phone. The campground is about a 1km walk along the creek from Canmore town centre. This is a well established tourist town nestled in the eastern slopes of the Canadian Rockies. The mountain views from our site were spectacular. Canmore has several excellent grocery stores and restaurants but if you need RV spares, and I did, there is nothing doing. It is also outside of the Banff National Park so no park pass was required. Head a few km further west and you need to buy the pass if you intend to stop in the park. If you're just passing through and heading straight into BC along the trans Canada then, again you don't need to buy one. Some of the campground has been developed into condos. Whether this is in the long term plan for the remaining part I wouldn't know but I also wouldn't be surprised. Being as it was a long weekend, there was no construction taking place at the condo development but my guess is that 'under normal conditions' there will be some construction noise. Being less than an hour from home and in the mountains we may camp here again for an occasional weekend but nothing more.
Once again, this year we have spent several relaxing weekends at this RV Park in Sundre. There is little else I can add that I haven't already said. They don't have WiFi because it is cost prohibitive and a pool would also be too costly for the amount of time it would be serviceable. With that said, it is a very relaxing location set in a golf course. The restaurant offers very good food and you can get WiFi there. This year both the golf course and the RV park suffered extensive flood damage in June, just prior to the busiest part of their season. Both have now fully re-opened and are repairing the damage caused. The services at the RV park work as flawlessly as ever and do not appear to have suffered too badly. Some of the roads in the park have been damaged and the asphalt has been washed away in several places. On the same note, the township road leading to the campground was also damaged but has been temporarily repaired by the town using gravel. We will continue to use this park for our weekend breaks.
The rate shown is the weekly discounted rate, otherwise $33 per night, but they do also offer a Good Sam discount. Set in a clearing and surrounded by mature pine trees, there are 41 sites, 12 of which are pull through. All sites appear to have full hook up (50, 30, and 20 amp), water, sewer, and satellite TV connection (just need your own decoder). All of the sites also had a new wooden picnic table with attached bench seats and a stone fire ring with wood available to purchase. Right now, the sites are gravel and sort of level but having chatted with the owners and hosts, the plan is to pave it all with blacktop. There is a one way traffic flow through the campground. Between the sites is an area that will be landscaped in time. At the moment it is a mix of wild grasses and clover. The bathrooms are centrally located. On the men's side the is one general use stall, one urinal, one shower and two hand sinks. There is also a separate room and of a very generous size that has a toilet, sink and shower all easily accessible to the disabled or those with mobility difficulties. The water temperature and pressure was good coming out of the showers and taps at the sinks. The shower stalls were expertly tiled and looked very pleasant. Apparently the ladies side was set out in a similar fashion with one obvious omission. The bathrooms were always spotlessly clean and fresh smelling - even had fresh flowers in there. There is a laundry open 0800 - 2000 daily. I found this rather odd in that it was an honor system which I have never seen before for a site laundry. One washer and dryer load $5, two loads $8 and three loads $10, payable to the camp hosts. There are three washers and three dryers, all of which worked very well. There is also a small table for folding clothes. The park offers free Wi-Fi that worked very well all the time we were staying there. I couldn't get a cell signal from any carrier which meant that work couldn't get hold of me that way - oh well, how sad and tragic! I cannot pass comment on the satellite or TV reception because we don't have satellite and I didn't crank up our TV antenna. There is a bark chipped walking path around the site that is about 90% complete. This is bear country so you are requested to be cognizant of this and clear away barbecues and store food carefully. There are two lakes within a stones throw for fishing, kayaking or boating and there are public launch ramps available at both. Across the road from the RV park in McGregor Lodge, owned by the same people. This has a full service bar and restaurant open from breakfast to supper and beyond. The food here is excellent and very reasonably priced. We thought we'd been undercharged for our meal and drinks only to find it was correct when we asked for them to make sure our drinks were included. There is also a small grocery store for essentials and seeing as Kalispell is 30 miles away, it is very handy for the odds and sods you may need. Highway 2 runs right by this RV park so there is some traffic noise but this is only noticeable because; a) apart from the sounds of nature, there is no other background noise to blend with it and b) the traffic isn't very heavy so there are long periods of silence broken by the odd semi or Harley chugging past. The camp hosts and owners are very friendly and helpful, both prior to our arrival and for the duration of our stay. The owner was genuinely pleased that we had come to give his new RV park a try, even though it isn't yet completed. We will certainly return within the next few years as I believe this RV park will develop into a premier location for camping in NW Montana.
This is our third year at the Polson KOA, this time spending a total of eight nights split into three night and five night blocks with a break in between. This is however, our first time during a major holiday as we were fortunate enough to be there for the Independence Day celebrations. With that in mind I had booked very early but if I recall correctly, there may have been the odd site still unoccupied. As in our previous visits to this resort we were greeted warmly by the staff at reception and then escorted to our site. Again, we had selected to stay at a premium site over looking the Flathead Lake. The views remain stunning beautiful from our location. All of the services provided worked perfectly and having a gas barbecue as part of he site is a nice touch. The site is slightly uneven from left to right but again, use of the orange levelers cured that. The staff work tirelessly to maintain the resort and it shows. The grounds and individual sites are well maintained and there are trees to provide some welcome shade. These have been trimmed since our last visit and did not impede our awning or slides. The bathrooms, showers, pool, laundry and office/store are spotlessly clean, spacious and well appointed. Washers are $2 a load and dryers .75c for 25minutes, dependent up on the program selected. Despite being much busier than on our previous visits the resort remained calm and relaxing. Even the pool was not as busy as I was expecting, much to my enjoyment. The owner and his wife take personal pride in their property and their guests, always taking the time to ask about your stay and introducing themselves. The had an organized meal ($) for the July 4th celebrations but we did not avail ourselves of this. We did take advantage of the location to watch the town fireworks display which worked very nicely for us. The WiFi has been improved this year although I don't recall having a problem with it in years gone by. By far and away, this is the best KOA we have ever had the pleasure of staying at. The nightly rate reflects the KOA card member discount. We will most definitely return and also recommend this to family and friends.
This was our first time at this location and we were not disappointed. We arrived after a 7 hour drive and were greeted by very friendly and helpful staff. The check-in process was swift and efficient, and we were quickly directed to our lakeside site for our 3 night stay. The roads and sites are crushed, compacted gravel and based on the site we had, level in all directions. Our site was equipped with water, 30 & 50 amp power, sewer, fire pit, and picnic table/benches. These all worked well and were in good condition. Each site appears long enough to take on the big rigs (ours is a 35' travel trailer) and wide enough so that you have plenty of space even when all the slides and awnings have been deployed. The campground does offer free wi-fi that worked well some of the time, but did also get frustrating at times when it was in a 'slow' phase, making even opening an email a challenge. Several TV stations are available through your antenna, but we didn't bother to watch any of these; why would you with spectacular views right outside your door. If I had one criticism, it would be that there is only one set of washroom facilities located next to the main office. If you are at the far eastern edge of the campground, as we were, it is a pretty long haul, especially in the dark. There are no lights around the road system, but on a fully booked campground there was always sufficient ambient lighting from other trailers. The washrooms and showers are clean, tidy, and spacious. All are accessible with ease to the disabled. The showers had lots of hot water at good pressure. The weather in this part of the world changes rapidly, and summer storms can easily form. So when leaving you unit make sure your awnings are in and your inflatable rafts are secure. We witnessed one unit's inflatable kayak get blown onto the lake and then way out. It was subsequently recovered by the campground staff and returned to the owner. If you're in the area for more than a few days, bring plenty if provisions. There are no big retail stores nearby, and prices in West Yellowstone are on the high side. The same can be said for gas and diesel, both much higher than anywhere else in Montana. If we return to this part of the state we will certainly use this campground again.
This is a fairly new RV campground located in rural southern Alberta approximately 35 minutes east of Okotoks. Located just off highway 24 there is some light traffic noise but nothing disturbing. The older sites with the more mature trees are closer to the highway and therefore subject to more of the traffic. However, I did notice that being in the prairies, where the land is pretty flat, you can hear vehicles coming and then going for an awful lot longer! The gravel sites are sufficiently long enough to handle most big rigs with ease. Our site was equipped with 30 amp power supply, water, and sewer. The sewer was somewhat odd in that the top of the pipe was about 12" above ground level. Many of the sites, including mine, wasn't level from either front to back or left to right. Also on each site was a fire ring with grate and a new looking picnic table with bench seats. In the newer area the sites were separated by shrubs and bushes that provided some degree of privacy. Colour was provided by the abundance of dandelions growing uncontrolled everywhere. The roads around the site are simply dirt tracks, and as we arrived during a torrential downpour, there were some deep pools of muddy water. This also meant that it would be likely to track dirt easily into the trailer. The washrooms were very clean and tidy, but the showers are pay -as-you-go. $1(cnd) for about 2 minutes. Unfortunately, adding two loonies simultaneously doesn't give you double the time. Only one coin per operation! The lady in the office was very pleasant and helpful as was the other staff member I chatted to. Firewood is available from the office as are several other last minute supplies. Around the campground are several old, restored railroad carriages and trains. There is also a nearby restaurant in one of these. Wi-fi is free but weak even close to the office. After signing in to the wi-fi you get 30 minutes before being dropped, after which you can get back in again any number of times but only in the 30 minute blocks. In a few more years time, this campground has the potential to be a marvelous place once the roads are fixed up and the sites leveled a little more.
This year we spent several weekends camping at Coyote Creek RV Resort, all of which were very enjoyable. The staff remain committed to the resort and are always pleasant, welcoming and helpful. All of the utilities work well with no surges in power or fluctuations in water pressure. The location of these are correctly placed at each site which are all large enough to accommodate the largest of rigs including the 45' class A coaches. Showers, washrooms and laundry facilities are spotlessly clean and easily accessible for those with mobility problems. Each site has its own, purpose built brick fire ring and wood is only $10 for a very large load. The site is relaxing and peaceful, even when full. I guess the only downside is their lack of Wi-Fi but with a shared data plan on the phone and ipad I was able to overcome this and check my emails. The rate reflects the daily rate, including tax and the GS discount. We will continue to use this location for our short weekend getaways. I would also recommend this as a location for those traveling to, or from Alaska.
We stayed at the resort for a week and enjoyed the facilities very much. All are pretty much as previously described in other reviews. The bathrooms are spotless and accessible to the wheelchair disabled. The water pressure and temperature for the showers is good. The laundry is very well maintained with sufficient washers and dryers, a detergent dispensing machine, and a change machine. Washers and dryers are $1 per load and appear to be available 24/7 if needed. The sites are wide, very long, and pretty level black top or concrete. Each has a small patio area. The sewer drop is right at the back of the pad which meant we had to purchase a 20 ft extension for our sewer connection giving us a total stretch of 35 ft but I still had to move the trailer back about 5 ft to reach it. This placed our door away from the patio and stepping directly onto the grass. Many of our neighbors didn't connect but dumped at the end of their stay. Shaded sites are at a premium as most of the trees are young and small. Some of the sites have a few shrubs between them offering some form of privacy but again these are few in number. We parked adjacent to the fairway of the golf course and had a great view of the course. Overall, the resort is peaceful; some minor railroad noise from a mile or so away and a small amount of noise from the nearby airfield - nothing significant. There is a daily garbage collection from your pad. The pool was always in use but never packed with people or kids. There is now an adult only swim time of 5 - 7 pm and the pool/spa appears to stay available until much later in the night (10 'ish). The only organized activities appeared to be 'Aquarobics' daily at about 9 am. Golf is discounted for resort guests. Be mindful that although the resort has quiet time until 7am the golf course begin their work much earlier. Each site is equipped with sprinklers that come on at various times during the night and remain active for about 20 minutes, soaking anything you may have left on the grass. The cable worked very well for us, but I can't say the same for the Wi-Fi. This was very intermittent and on numerous occasions I couldn't open a basic website - such as RVPark reviews - while at other times I was able to stream short news video clips. The staff and a manager were excellent, accepting several items of mail and then calling to let us know. The rate reflects the weekly rate including tax.
This is a review about the KOA which is not to be confused with the Class A Motorcoach resort attached to the same facility. Right from the start I have found the staff helpful and courteous in every aspect. They accommodated my request for a specific site and then took delivery of a couple of items even though they arrived much sooner than I'd expected and were there two weeks before me. Our check in was seamless and only took about two minutes. We were then escorted to our allotted site, with the staff calling back to make sure that everything was working to our satisfaction. Our 25' travel trailer had no problem fitting onto the gravel site enabling both of our doors to open onto the concrete patio. Again, this year we had a premium site equipped with a barbecue and patio table with chairs looking out directly across the Flathead Lake and Mission Mountains. The trailer needed leveling from left/right but nothing two layers of the large orange Lego wouldn't cure. we had a couple of decent size trees that provided great shade during the heat of the day but still allowed us to deploy our awning. Our site must have been about 60' long and 30' wide, including the patio and grass areas at either side between us and our neighbors. All services worked perfectly and the Wi-Fi was excellent. I don't know about TV reception because I didn't bother to crank up the antenna. Even though the site was pretty full (we saw several 'walk-ins' being turned away) it remained peaceful and quiet. The pool was never busy and on occasion I had it all to myself for several hours. The resort is a short distance away from US93 but there is very little traffic noise. The same can be said about the single strip airfield, a few light aircraft but nothing to fret about and no night flights. The owner and his wife work tirelessly at this resort and it shows. The grounds and facilities are all very well maintained. The restrooms and showers are spotlessly clean, even though the place was pretty full. The laundry was also clean and tidy. The restrooms and showers are big enough for the wheelchair disabled to have easy access. What appears to be new for this year was a mini bus that was used to provide guests with a ride down to the local farmers market on a Friday. I didn't use it but it appeared to be fairly well supported. This time around we did avail ourselves of the Sunday morning pancake breakfast. Bacon and/or sausage plus all you can eat pancakes for $7. I fell at the first hurdle and couldn't complete the first round of pancakes let alone try for anymore. The office/Gift store is well stocked for those last minute items as well as complimentary coffee (charity donation box on hand if you want to make a contribution) and RV essentials such as fuses, water pipes, etc. Polson itself is a nice town with plenty of restaurants and grocery stores. Also good public access to the lake at a number of locations. We are already planning to return here next year. The rate reflects the KOA discount, tax and a $10 specific site request fee.
This RV resort is now a Good Sam member and the price reflects the GS discount. Once again this year we have stayed several times at this resort for our weekend breaks. The staff are very friendly and will do whatever they can to make your stay an enjoyable experience. On our most recent stay we were given a site in phase III and not the usual rental side. This was the best space we have ever had. The fire pit is nicely esconsed into the trees, making it nice and private. The roads have recently been resurface with crushed gravel and bitumen making them feel more like a road than a gravel track. The site was pretty full but remained quiet. The washrooms remained spotlessly clean, despite the high number of visitors. Everything else is much as I have previously reported. We will continue to enjoy our short breaks by returning to this location.
This is the third KOA I have camped at since buying a travel trailer and I have to say it is way ahead of the other two. We came here by default after checking straight out of our original location without having stayed a night. That camp ground/resort was in a city about 50 miles from here, so not just around the corner. Prior to just turning up we phoned and I expected to be told the resort was full or they could only accommodate us for a couple of nights which is why I only asked for that time, in order to give me breathing space to find somewhere for longer. On our arrival the girls at the reception worked so keenly to find us a suitable site it got a little confusing. They both wanted to help, but ended up working against each other and got mixed up with exactly what sites were available and for how long. Once we got that sorted out we ended up with a premium site with uninterrupted views across the Flathead Lake to the Mission Mountains. The going rate for this site is just over $57 a night which includes a long gravel site, a large concrete patio, gas bar-be-que, and a coated iron table and chairs. Services at this site included 50, 30 and 20 amp electrical outlets, twin water taps and two sewer drops. Our 25' travel trailer fitted onto this without any problem so that both doors opened onto the patio. We had shade provided by a couple of well maintained trees. The remainder of the grounds are well looked after which easily shows when you view the resort. Every site is level from front to rear, but we had to level slightly from side to side and I noticed that many others had to do the same. The private showers are impeccably clean and provide ample hot water at a good pressure. The washrooms are regularly cleaned and maintained. Both are tastefully decorated with tiles and are located in the main reception building, but are accessible 24/7. The main reception remains open until 10pm and offers a good range of last minute provisions, gifts and RV accessories. The laundry is located in the same building with washers costing $1.75 and dryers .75c a load. I didn't use my TV so cannot give an account of that, but the free Wi-Fi worked very well and we could easily stream shows to our computer. There is a small swimming pool and 'adult only' spa tub. These appeared to close around 9.45pm during our time at the resort. Adjacent to this is the Green Bean expresso bar, serving an assortment of coffees, teas, ice creams and blended drinks throughout the day. A large, covered deck area looking across the lake is available to sit and enjoy these tasty offerings while taking in the stunning views. You could also sit and watch the large flat screen TV if the mood takes you. The staff are amongst the most friendly, welcoming and accommodating I have ever met. There are several social events during the week although we didn't participate; these include an all you can eat pancake breakfast for $7 and live music evenings (free). If there is one drawback to this place it is the close proximity of the Polson airport. Not a major problem for me as I enjoy watching light aircraft and helicopters flying around but some may find it more of an annoyance. The town of Polson has several good grocery stores and plenty of local attractions to see as well as easy access to the lake. The night before we were due to depart I was able to persuade my wife that we could stay another night and once again the staff came up trumps and accommodated this late change. I would have stayed even longer, but something called work was beckoning and I had to return home. I will certainly stay here again when in the area.
I selected this RV park based on some of the more recent reviews prior to May this year. These gave me high hopes that the park would meet our expectations and requirements. Regrettably, it failed completely. The lady at the registration desk was very courteous and polite as we checked in for a weeks stay. She gave us our site number and two access codes for Wi-Fi as we had two laptops with us. Upon reaching our allotted site is when the concerns first came to light. We had been placed next to what appears to be a run down permanent or long term residents 5th wheel. Had we tried to extend our awning it would have come extremely close to this unit. By extending our slide out to the other side we would have encroached on those neighbors. Before doing any of this I could clearly tell, just from the look on wife's face, she was not happy about staying here. She walked around the RV park and found several other sites but when she inquired at the office was told they had already been promised to other guests who had still to arrive. She then looked in at the ladies washroom and found the floor covered in toilet paper, one of the toilets coming away from the wall and in overall poor condition. I looked in on the gents and while it was clean it was in some need of modernization. Also, I don't recall reading anywhere that showers had to be paid for separately. Not a biggie as I believe they're only 25c but it wouldn't hurt to tell up front. The sites were a mix of grass and gravel. Our site had some hardened tire tracks in, made when the ground was soft but now making it uneven. This RV resort is a mix of mobile homes and vacationers with some of the mobile homes looking as though they are in need of being torn down. From the short time I was on the park i was aware of noise from the adjacent highway. As we checked out the lady at reception remained polite and professional refunding our fees less one night. I'm no snob but I certainly will not be staying here in the future.
This is a reasonably sized camp ground on the edge of this small rural town in south western Alberta. We chose this site by default as our first choice in nearby Waterton was already fully booked. This turned out to be a blessing in disguise as this camp site has much better facilities than the Waterton location and is only a short drive away. At registration the staff were polite and courteous, providing us with all the required information we needed for our short stay. The site is bordered by Lee Creek which is clean and safe enough for young children to play in. The nearby town has a good grocery store and gas station (Extra Foods) and several local eateries. We visited a 50's diner and enjoyed pizza for a group of eight costing only $50. Each site has a fire pit, water, electric, sewer and a picnic table with bench seats. The sites are gravel and pretty level all round, although we did need to make a slight adjustment for side to side leveling. There are several washrooms but I believe only one has showers. It was disappointing to have to repeatedly press the water flow button in order to take a shower. A single push only provided five seconds of flow for Luke warm water. However, the facilities were clean and tidy. Most sites have good shade afforded by the mature trees all around although the same cannot be said for some of the tent sites which appear to be a little more exposed. While we visited, the town hosted its' Heritage Days celebrations and parade where we met several welcoming locals at a free pancake breakfast. Laundry facilities are good and cost $2 a load. Make sure you have you own detergent because there is none available at the front desk. I would stay here again if in the area.
This was our first time camping in a National Parks camp ground and we were very pleased with what we got. Above all, peace and tranquility. No cell phone ringing, no Wi-Fi computer distractions and no TV. Just nature to watch and breath taking scenery to absorb. Get there early in the day because the sites soon fill up and we noticed numerous people trawling around looking for a change of location early each day. Once you have located a suitable site it is then self registration but this is routinely checked by the park staff. Fees can be paid in US or Canadian funds and while we were there the dollar and the looney were taken on par. There are numerous washrooms dotted around and some specifically for the disabled. All are flush toilets and have running cold water to the sinks. Electric plugs are also available inside the washroom blocks so connecting hair dryers or shavers isn't a problem. These washrooms are cleaned daily. Around the camp ground there are also numerous fresh water taps available but these do not accept a hose connection so filling your portable water tanks is more of a challenge (unless there is an adapter out there somewhere). You can use the hoses at the dump station to fill your freshwater tank but this is on the way out. Just outside of the camp ground is a well stocked and very reasonably priced general store, selling just about everything you could need for a few days camping in the woods. The lake is adjacent to the camp ground and provides excellent leisure resources for fishing, kayaking and swimming, etc. The area has plenty of good walks but this is bear country so bring your spray and bear bangers. Its also a good idea to pack lots of bug spray because the mosquitos are more problematic than the bears! Every evening the park staff present a different interpretive talk that lasts about an hour. If I have any criticism it is that a tiny two man tent is allowed to occupy a space that would be more suited to a 45' motor home while a more suitable sized site is left empty. A little more regulation might maximize the potential of this camp ground. Loop C is more in tune with small units while A and B are capable of handling the larger rigs. I will definitely return to this location in the future.
We have stayed at this RV resort several times this year and will be returning before it closes for the winter. The rate indicated is the daily rate with no discounts but does include tax (5%). The washrooms and showers are spotlessly clean and easily accessible to the wheelchair disabled. The laundry is clean and tidy. The staff are friendly and welcoming but do not pester you during your stay. All of the sites are large, gravel and level. The water, electric and sewer connections all work perfectly. Earlier in the year I discovered an RV dealership in town that is good for those annoying last minute replacement parts you find you need after de-winterizing your (my) trailer too early. The $8 price for fire pit wood provides sufficient wood to fuel several fires and still have some left over. The RV Resort is very quiet: no trains, highway noise or nightclubs and bars nearby, only the very occasional light aircraft. We will definitely return here again.
The rate shown is the weekly 'discounted' rate. On arrival and 'check in' I found the staff to be business like and not particularly friendly or welcoming. The same feeling was portrayed during my visit on the couple of other instances during the week when I had contact with them. The RV Park has a unique layout but one that does make very good use of the forested area and the contours of the hillside. There are two washroom blocks for the 56 sites. One adjacent to the office/gift store, the other next to the dump station. Not having used the washrooms next to the office it isn't possible for me to pass comment on them. However, the washrooms near the dump station were exceptionally clean and tastefully decorated: in fitting with the log building and the environment. The male and female sections contained only one shower each, one toilet stall for the male side and two for the ladies. The showers were hot with a good flow and pressure: that is, until someone else flushed the toilet. At that point the water flow from the shower head almost ceased for several seconds. The bathroom facilities were accessible to the wheelchair disabled. The laundry closes at 10pm so the last load has to be in before 8pm (according to the sign). Washers $1.50 per load and dryers either $1 or 75c, dependant upon the program selected. The interior roads and sites are all gravel but there is very little in the way of lighting so take a flash light with you. The sites were pretty level from side to side but front to back required some adjustment. Power, water and sewer connections all functioned correctly. Each site has a picnic table and fire pit: fire wood $4 for a small bundle. I don't have satellite and I didn't extend the TV antenna to sample the reception. The free Wi-Fi worked very well most of the time. Generally the site is very quiet with only minor traffic noise from the highway. More noticeable was the trains sounding their horns at all times of the day and night. The railway lines are some distance away but the trains are still quite evident. Kalispell is about 20 miles away and has a huge, brand new Wal-Mart opposite the Costco on the northern side of the town along highway 93. I would stay here again if in the area.
We stayed on site 34 in loop 4. The site was spacious with plenty of grass all around and bordered by mature trees and shrubs, providing a satisfactory level of privacy without feeling enclosed. The site was equipped with a fire pit and large picnic table and benches in addition to the full service hook up. The pad was level and long enough for our 28' trailer and tow vehicle so that it didn't encroach onto the road. The layout of the sites are excellent, making it easy to reverse into the site. The washroom facilities for this section of the camp ground appear to be overdue for a remodeling project. However, the washrooms on the newer part of the ground, adjacent to the ocean, were much better. Showers were pay-as-you-use but we opted to use our on board facilities. The staff were friendly and helpful. The grounds were continually being attended to and kept clean and tidy. The ocean is only a couple of minutes walk from any location and the beach stretched as far as the eye could see, either north or south. There is no WiFi and our AT&T cell signal was very weak when available. Fire wood was for sale but at $6 for a small bundle it isn't cheap.
Like a previous reviewer I am also having difficulty in accrediting this park with a numerical value. At 'check in' the staff were warm, friendly and welcoming. They escorted us to our designated site and ensured that we were fully established before leaving us. About 50% of the park residents appeared to be either seasonal or monthly guests The park is in three distinctive parts. The original (in which we were parked) near the pool, has plenty of mature trees to provide some much welcomed shade. The newer side has less in the way of mature trees to provide any shade. The third section is located between the tent area and maintenance yard. These sites are grass only without any gravel or hard standing. They do however, have full hook ups. In total it now appears that there are approximately 69 sites on this park. For this number of available pitches, there is only one washroom block containing only two showers and two toilet stalls in each of the male and female sections. There is only one hand washing sink, making it difficult to wash your hands if it is already in use. The toilet stalls are best described as 'compact' and would be a challenge to the less agile or more mature build. I found them to be spotlessly cleaned daily. There are two washing machines and dryers priced at $1.25 and 75c respectively but no machine for change if the office is closed. The washrooms and laundry are not accessible to the wheelchair disabled. There is a decent pool and hot tub area, childrens' climbing frame, pickle ball courts and a basket ball hoop. For those parked adjacent to the pool there is a gentle hum emitted 24hours per day from the shed housing the pump. The grassy areas between the sites are neatly mowed and serviced by the irrigation system: so make sure you don't leave anything out that you don't mind getting wet during the night. The water, electric and sewer worked well. There is cable TV but I didn't use this during my stay. The free Wi-Fi is pretty slow and occasionally difficult to access despite having three options to log on to. Many a time I was denied access but being tenacious I eventually got there. On Thursdays there is a truck that drives around the site and will top up your propane for a very reasonable rate. I thought this services was very useful as it saved me heading out to a gas station to look for propane. Nearby and within a five minute walk is a Safeway and Wal-Mart. My biggest concern for this RV Park appears to be something that nobody else has mentioned. On Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights a local nightclub/bar was disturbingly noisy. These premises are located a good 4-500 yards away on an elevated position overlooking the RV Park across open fields. The thumping, pulsating beat was quite audible until 1 and 2am: depending on the night of the week. The clientele and DJ were also quite audible but incomprehensible. As nobody else has made mention of this, perhaps I was just unlucky with the weekend I was here! The rate indicated is the weekly rate. I would return if in the area.
This is a great place to stay: if you are a 'train spotter'. During the night the regular freight trains take great delight in announcing their presence by blasting on their horn as they rumble by only about 300 ft away. Having said that, the husband and wife team are very friendly and welcoming. The resort appears to be old, but in the process of being spruced up. The husband appeared to be working hard (and succeeding) to make the site look appealing. Nothing was too much trouble for him and he was always willing to help if required. There was a pretty strong and free WiFi signal. Cable TV was also included but we didn't plug into this. The washrooms can only be described as 'compact'. Together with the showers, the entire block is in need of a make over. We would be unlikely to stay here again: due mainly to the close proximity of the railway track. The rate shown included the tax and GS discount.
This was our second visit to this resort and on this occasion it was certainly much busier, but it was the July 4th long weekend. The staff was very pleasant and accommodating at 'check in.' Our site was located alongside the golf course which put us in the firing line of the occasional errant golf ball but we chose the site when we booked with that in full knowledge. Despite being hit once or twice we suffered no damage and the golfers were apologetic. The washrooms are immaculate and spacious as is the laundry. The washers and dryers cost $1 a load and last between 35 - 45 minutes. There is also an iron available in the laundry room together with detergent, softener and bleach. Also available in the laundry is a change machine to negate the need to hoard quarters. As it was a holiday weekend, there were several children and the pool was fully utilized by them. Our site was well maintained and I saw no evidence of dog waste or brown patches in the grass and felt confident enough to wander around in bare feet. The WiFi is free and we had a strong enough signal to stream TV shows to our computer, although cable TV is included in the rate shown. This rate was the daily rate and includes the GS discount. Despite being almost at capacity, the site manager and his team provided an excellent 4th of July BBQ at no cost to guests. I will certainly stay here again, although perhaps when it is a little less busy.
The campground had only opened a few days before we got here and still required some tidying up. Some of the sites are not very long at all and placing a medium sized trailer on them could be a challenge. The same can be said for the access to some of the sites due to their layout. We found the Wi-Fi slow. I only counted two sets of washrooms, one of which required either a long walk round via the roads or climbing a set of steep steps from the stream side sites. The staff were friendly and welcoming. The access to the site is via a steep road. The hydro points added to the challenge of placing the rig on the site, as it is co close it can make opening the slide out difficult. We would use this site again for short stays.
The campground had only opened a few days before we got here and still required some tidying up. Some of the sites are not very long at all, and placing a medium sized trailer on them could be a challenge. The same can be said for the access to some of the sites due to their layout. We found the Wi-Fi slow. I only counted two sets of washrooms, one of which required either a long walk round via the roads or climbing a set of steep steps from the stream side sites. The staff were friendly and welcoming. The access to the site is via a steep road. The hydro points added to the challenge of placing the rig on the site, as it is co close it can make opening the slide out difficult. We would use this site again for short stays.
There is friendly staff and good, clean washrooms and showers. There is a pool but we didn't use it so can't comment on that aspect. There is a well stocked gift shift that also sells a few groceries and accessories. The campground was busy while we were there but still remained peaceful over all. Some of the picnic tables look ready for the dump and some of the patios are in need of repair. In late June the river adjacent to the camp was in full melt water flood and far too dangerous to venture into. It was a little further from Yellowstone than I had anticipated and much further from the main attraction, Old Faithful. For this reason alone I am unlikely to return. Instead I'll pick a location nearer to the West entrance of the park.
A big site in the heart of a small village. We camped here twice during the course of 2009 with full service hook up both times. The town is a 5 minute walk and there are a number of shops and restaurants that provide good meals and gifts. However, there is only one very small grocery shop so bring your provisions with you. The campground is frequented by deer which is nice to watch as they wander through. Not so nice are the over abundance of gophers. They can make walking across the grass very tricky, especially in the dark when it is quite easy to twist an ankle when tripping in their burrows. The staff are friendly and do their best to maintain the showers and toilets. The showers are irritating because you have to keep pressing the flow button to maintain the water flow. The strong winds that develop are a problem and can make for interesting times. Don't leave your rig unattended with the awning deployed, it could easily become damaged. We'll probably visit again in a year or so.
This resort is in the middle of Coyote Creek Golf Course, Sundre, Alberta. There are 40 very large camp sites, all capable of accommodating big rigs. The sites are level and made up of compacted gravel. Each site is serviced by sewer, water and 50 amp electric. Each site has also a purpose built brick fire pit. Wood is available for $8 per load. A shuttle service operates between the site and the Golf Club house. I would have scored this as a full 10 if there was a pool and the course offered a discount for RVers. The staff are very helpful and accommodating. The site is peaceful and relaxing. Wash rooms, showers and laundry are all spotless. Washing machines and dryers $2 per load. The nearby town of Sundre offers several local shops for groceries. Access is easy on well maintained roads. The nearby local airport operate light aircraft but this did not affect us in any way. This is our second visit to this resort and we will return for more. All rates are in Canadian $ and include GST.
An old KOA with tight turns and narrow spaces. The roads were in need of resurfacing. The showers and washrooms were very good. Friendly staff who moved us to an alternative site after a problem with the space required for the slide out and awning. We are unlikely to stop here again.
Words alone do not appear to be adequate in order to accurately describe this resort. The staff were very friendly and helpful. The sites are level concrete or paved areas, each with its own patio. The grass surrounding each site is watered daily and well manicured. Each site is easily accessible for the biggest unit on the well maintained, paved roads. These are complemented by the unobtrusive street lighting making getting around at night easy. The resort is gated and adjacent to a golf course that offers a generous discount on green fees for resort guests. We booked in advance but they didn't require a deposit or credit card details which caught me out. Considering that it was the last few days in August and leading up to the Labor Day Long Weekend, the Resort was only about 40 per cent occupied. For several days we had the pool to ourselves for the entire afternoon. The showers and washrooms are immaculate. No pull through sites, but several 'pull on' sites. The wasps are a nuisance but I guess that at this time of year it is only to be expected. My only downside is that it is a nine hour drive from Calgary so I can't just 'call in' for a weekend. However, we will be back for another relaxing and most enjoyable week. The nearby town of Deer Park offers a well stocked and reasonably priced grocery store. There is a nearby local airfield but that did not bother us at all. If you feel the need to visit Spokane it is about 30 minutes to the downtown area. This site is a real gem and a well kept secret. We are looking forward to the day we can return.