If RVing over the Duffy Lake road en route to Pemberton and Whistler, Lilloet is a good strategic overnight to gather your wits about you before tackling the winding, switch-backed challenging road with some awesome hills. The owners of Retasket Lodge have attempted to make this small RV park attached to the motel appealing. The complex is surrounded by a chain link fence for good reason. The motel is located adjacent to marginal dwellings. While we were there, a group of rowdy young males were engaged in a booze/drug fest. It was unsettling to know they were so close. Efforts have been made to make a communal outdoor patio with a view. However, the entire place looks to be in a sad state of disrepair. Due mainly to the restlessness of the youth in this depressed community, we will select other options in future.
Astounds me this park receives high ratings. Roads are not paved. No cable. Mostly semi-permanent residents. Pluses: nice mini golf, good hookups. Not a park I would spend more than 1 night, although reserved for 2 because of inflated ratings.
Back after several years. Park has expanded with upgraded washrooms. Small and compact with friendly hosts. Very nice municipal park close to downtown Armstrong. It has always been a pleasure to visit this park and it has just gotten better.
We have not used this park for several yrs and it seems to have list its pristine look. Still very handy to visit Kelowna and hook ups in good shape. Park had just opened when last we visited and perhaps the owners have lost their initial enthusiasm. Still in all, fine park to use.
Iooking for something different? Black Diamond ranch is unlike your run of the mill RV park. If you like quaint and charming, hoses, pigs, chickens and llamas, you have come to the right place. You will not be expected to keep your dog tethered, but if he harasses the livestock he will be taken to task by the resident border collies. You are greeted by the charming owner. Coldwater creek runs by your window. Numerous trails abound. You are invited to tour the ranch and befriend the residents. Good 30 amp power and water, but come in with empty tanks. We loved it and will be back. Don't be put off by the "rustic" entrance.
Avoid this park. No staff available most of the time. They shut the water off while we were there with no warning. Off for about two hours at a time when showers and cooking are needed. Cable TV is Comcast, which involves a plastic bag full of electronic gear you must adapt to your rig. It takes forever and in the end does not work. Pay phone is broken. Internet is TengoInternet; need we say more? The most inefficient complex system known to man. Spent most of the 3 days trying to hook up TV and get Internet. The park is in a nice setting, but it has been allowed to deteriorate. We will never stay here again.
This park is a 10 for dog owners and a 9 for non dog owners, probably because of the number of dogs in the RV park. Why? Because adjacent to the RV facilities is one of the nicest, best equipped enclosed dog park we have encountered. It is at least an acre in size with doggy toys and a perimeter walking path. RV spaces are all large with lots of green space between sites. Hookups are some of the best with great WiFi and cable TV. Never mind the dog park, if someone was designing the perfect RV facility, this could be a model. Thank you Lane County.
One of our favorite stops on the way down the Oregon coast. Park is well set up with excellent hookups, sites are large and park is easy to manipulate a rig through. It is always clean and staff are competent. Handy to everything in Newport, and of course the Rogue River brewery and pub is within walking distance and worth a visit. Great view of the Newport bridge from every site.
Very orderly, extremely neat with great hookups. Enclosed dog walk with lots of room right in the park. Management is capable and friendly. My only advice would be make sure your trailer is parked so your door and awning is leeward, or away from the ocean. Wind off the water is constant. We could not sit in front of our unit or have our awning out as we faced the ocean. Others parked away from the ocean were much more sheltered. We would definitely come back to this park.
Nice neat quiet park located just out of the original port of Westport. Community generally reflects the downturn in the economy with closed businesses. Park sites are easily accessed and flat with good hookups. WiFi is marginal and impossible to use during peak hours. TV stations are limited, but there is cable. Probably the best place to book in Westport. There are other RV parks, but they are marginal.
This park is under new ownership and it shows! Sites are cleaner and more level, hookups have been updated and landscaping improved. It has always been a good stop and the new owners have enhanced the park. This is reflected by a higher score than I have given in the past.
Recent evaluations of this park are too high, in my opinion. First off, sites range from AA (absolutely awful) to A (acceptable). Always ask to pick out your site before being assigned one. Much of the park taken is up by permanent residents, as is the case in so many American parks, probably due to the depressed economy. Traffic on the road entering the park is so intense it is literally impossible to make the left turn necessary to get to the Bainbridge Ferry to Seattle. They advertise cable, but when you register you receive a complicated package of electronic equipment including a modem. My TV connections were difficult to access so forewent cable and used our antenna which was limited. While we were there, four police cars roared into the park to arrest a subject in a site next to us. Lots of sadness seen in trailers permanently located there. Management were accommodating, but do not think we will be back.
We love this rv park! It is a true resort being next to Perrigrine Lake. When we called for reservations, they only had an overflow site, but assured us they would upgrade us if possible. Upon our arrival we discovered we had been placed in a full hookup site, one of the nicest in the park. In the evening, you can stroll down to the lake and at dusk you can watch tiny bats darting through the fading light, gobbling up mosquitoes. At one point there was a barking dog tied up to a trailer. We registered a complaint after an hour. Management responded immediately and the problem was resolved. Most occupants are here for extended vacations, but brief stays are also welcome. Great hookups, wifi, no tv, very clean.
Park is located adjacent to the Colville City Fairgrounds. Sites are basic, but have the basic amenities. Located right in town, so shops and conveniences within walking distance. We arrived just prior to the Colville Fair and the local junior riding club were in the outdoor menage doing their routines. Great to see young people demonstrating their riding prowess and their beautiful horses. Apparently they are there most nites. We were fortunate to arrive before the fair the following week when every available rv site is taken. Recommend as an overnight stop.
We have made the trek to Waterton three times and previously rated the park highly. I have lowered the rating due to the poor supervision and responses to complaints. RV etiquette requiring people not to pass between occupied sites, is not mentioned in the campground rules. We were in section A that borders the village of Waterton. We had people constantly taking short cuts through our site. On one occasion a vehicle drove between our sites where toddlers were playing and another instant we had a large class A diesel pusher pulling a car drive right through two sites. Twice I complained to the kiosk to no avail. No response was forthcoming from park staff. It is still a spectacular place and we feel badly it is marred by this inattention.
This is a city-run RV park. We had arrived just after a monstrous hail storm that devastated RV's and cars, taking large branches down and creating general havoc. Manager was in the midst of cleaning up. The sites are large and well maintained, close to the famous Remington Carriage Museum that no one should miss. Cardston itself is a disappointment, being located adjacent to the Blood Indian Reserve. The town is full of roaming native groups, contributing a poverty-stricken image to the town. The damage from the hailstorm certainly did not help to enhance the town's image. The RV park however seems an oasis in all of the misery. It is one of those towns that reflects Canada's shameful legacy in dealing with its indigenous peoples.
First things first: Wi-Fi is pitiful and almost non existent. Tengo of course and we have had nothing but grief when this company has been involved. No laundry. Now the pluses. You are right in the heart of Okotoks, handy to shopping and very good jump off to Calgary. If we were visiting Calgary, this would be the place we would hang our hats. Park is part of Sheep River City park. The Sheep river runs adjacent to the the RV park and is great for swimming. A network of wonderful walking/cycling paths start here and you can walk and bike for hours. Sites are close but well laid out. We loved this park.
Park located right in the heart of High River. Sites are tight and sometimes tricky to get into. No Wi-Fi and only had water and power, but dump station was in good shape. Maintained by the city of High River.
This is a historic family owned operation. It is rustic in nature, but the sites are adequate with great views of the mountains. Wi-Fi is only available at the office hot spot. Expect a folksy response. The lady receptionist related a story of a RV'er making comments about the poorly maintained sites. She simply remarked to him that perhaps he would be happier at the KOA across the street ($60.00/night). A historic family operated restaurant is adjacent to the park.
Nice quiet RV park behind a motel. The owner is very committed to his operation and monitors activity closely. Enjoyed being so close to Whitefish and the nice private areas between the sites. Hookups very good, easy on off access to highway.
Beautifully laid out park with three shallow pools in which to rest one's weary bones. Arrived in 90 degree weather, so pools were very welcome. Only glitch was the ridiculous location of the water tap for hook up. It is recessed in a hole about a foot in depth, so you have to be a contortionist to attach your hose. Of course the following morning when it was time to depart around 8:30 am, sprinklers were activated. One had to crawl through the sprinklers to find your hose connection buried in a foot of water and you had to feel your way to the connection while you were being soaked by the sprinklers. Ridiculous? Only glitch in an otherwise pristine RV park.
Small, well kept park about l mile out of Ganges on Saltspring Island. No pavement but well maintained road access. Fairly steep hill down into park. No cable TV, but very good antenna TV reception and good Wi-Fi. Sites are extremely private, a bit tight to get into, but well defined with split cedar fencing designating your site. Extremely quiet. It was a great stopover and we will be back.
The tiny ocean boardwalk community is located 15 kms off highway 19. The road has been recently paved and, while narrow and winding, is in good shape. Telegraph Cove is a mecca for fishing and whale watching and attracts tourist from all over the world. The RV park is newer with good hookups. The site itself is flat and devoid of trees and shrubery, but amazing occean views and walkways are available next to the rv park. Just a short stroll to the village, which juts out over the cove. It contains shops, a pub and restaurant, a whale museum. While we were there a mother bear and her cubs were entertaining passersby right in the village. We had one of the best restaurant meals ever while there. Option of chicken and ribs or salmon BBQ. It has always been a delight to visit this piece of BC history.
Visitors should bear in mind this is a "fish camp", and thats what the majority are here for. Having said that, the RV park is well laid out with spectacular views of the ocean. Fishing is exceptional, especially in August. There is a small native run restaurant attached to the office that serves lunches and dinners. They will often have feasts of local seafood. In early morning you will hear vehicles and people preparing to go out to catch the morning bite. Otherwise we found the campground to be quiet and pleasant. For camps visiting the north island, this is a lovely stop.
What a pleasure to find this charming park at the end of a long day. It is rustic without pavement, but well maintained with good hookups. Cable and Wi-Fi good. We were the only unit in the pull through sites and felt a bit lonely, especially when cell service was minimal. The mgr assured us they have had no problems, but if we needed any help just to hit the horn button on our tow vehicle. He was in one of the cabins adjacent to us and would respond to any difficulty that we might encounter. I suspect this would be a wonderful spot during the high season on sunny days. The heavy foliage made it a bit closed in on a dreary February day. However, our dog loved the park and we would definitely come back.
First off, this is one of the most expensive RV parks: $48.00 AFTER a Good Sam discount. Secondly, the receptionist was very brisk, and could give no info on local wineries. We had to go elsewhere to get directions, and they were plentiful and easy to find. Too bad she could not be bothered. Sites are muddy and sewer hookups are terrible. There is a large cement lip around the outlet which requires one to lift the hose each time it fills in order to drain. Cable TV connection was damaged. We will not be back.
We are just completing our 2 month stay in GVP. The park should have received a "10". The continual poor internet service left a sour taste for us. The park is served by Tengo Internet which is clearly the worst managed business we have encountered. Internet service should now be a routine service, especially for snowbirds who use email to maintain contact with home. On site internet service, even after one pays 29.00 per month, is available about 25% of the time. Computers are available in the library, but are most often taken and frequently down. GVP absolutely must establish better service in this area for guests. More attention to a dog walking area is also needed. An off leash park would be appreciated and there is space for it. Everything else in this destination park is superior. The grounds are impeccable; sites are well laid out and the staff is terrific.
Do not understand high ratings on this park. We were booked in another park, but arrived in the area early and decided to try a different park. We had googled Diamond Valley and the computer optics along with the ratings on this site were appealing. After driving 400 miles that day, we arrived with intentions to stay. This park is a typical run down "forties" vintage operation. Most of the units are old, there is detritus everywhere seeming left over the years. There was a small sign designating the admin area, but no one around. In my opinion, this park is everyone's worst nightmare at the end of a long day. Their RV website is misleading and should be disregarded. It is also located in a poorer area of San Jacinto, which is a depressed area to boot. Keep traveling if you are bound for this place.
We have been regular guest of West Bay RV for 22 years. It has become so much like home that we have consistently rated it highly. Sadly, as we return it becomes more and more evident that little or nothing has been done to improve this park since our first visit. Yes, they did build a laundry room a couple of years ago, but the washrooms are exactly as they were 20 years ago, and woefully inadequate for the usage they receive. No amount of cleaning can make up for this. Hookups have deteriorated, sites are messy, and there are just enough permanent derelict units to present a tacky appearance. This is a travesty when one considers the location and the view. We have finally reached the point where we no longer look forward to our visits at this park. There are rumors that the park is soon to be closed and perhaps that is why no improvements have been made. Whatever the reason, the current state of the park is lamentable. To top it all off, the staff no longer appear to care much.
This is a casino RV park with self register. Sites are roomy with all hookups except cable. No wi-fi. Security evident. Very open and no shelter if windy, which it was when we were there. Good overnite stop. Good on/off to I-5.
Located in a rural setting, just outside Kalispel. We were given a site next to the washrooms. Sites are fenced and give some privacy. Park is older but well maintained. Hookups were well aligned with good cable TV. There are a lot of permanent residents, but this did not detract from our stay. Great walking trail just outside the park. We would stop here again.
This is a RV park in a rustic setting, but just a five minute walk over the overpass to town. Sites are next to the Yakima river with lovely walking trails. It is very well maintained. Only negative is constant roar of traffic from I-90. The office is a well equipped RV parts center. We would stay here again.
If every RV park were run like this one, RV'ing would be paradise. Park staff are resident RV'ers who spell off and get their space in exchange for working. They all take a personal interest in this beautiful little park and it shows everywhere. Park is right in the town of Sequim which is convenient. Carrie Blake park is within walking distance and has a wonderful off leash dog faculty and walking trails. This is one park that is hard to leave.
We have stayed at this park several times and always enjoyed it and the community. It was the first time we have stayed in the "high" season and the park was very full. Wi-Fi continues to be only available in the main office and has been this way for some time. Sites in the lower area are adequate, but as you move upward and to the rear of the park, they are quite small. The staff are friendly and accommodating and it is a well run facility.
As has been mentioned, this park looks like somebody's dream that didn't quite materialize. It is very well laid out in the north end of Spokane. However the sites are very narrow and the growth of vegetation, which could stand trimming, interfere with parking and setting up. I cannot imagine a big diesel pusher with four slides being happy on these sites. There is a small pool located in the office building. Cable TV is totally inadequate, which is amazing being this close to a large city. The park is orderly with a nice dog walking trail.
Sites are nicely situated with easy on off the highway. Park is clean and well supervised. Cable TV is offered but is terrible. We were told two years ago that it was being improved, but there has been no change. Not a bad overnight stay while en route, but not a destination park.
Sites are quite close together, so pray you get quiet neighbors. Very busy when we were here. Appears to be a destination park for families looking for a pool. Lots of kids and related noise. Quite close to Ft. Macleod and the museum for interesting touring. Head Smashed In National Monument is nearby and worth seeing.
Located in city of Medicine Hat and maintained by the municipality. Very nicely treed, room between rigs and terrific walking/hiking trails adjacent. My only complaint was that the 30 amp circuit would not allow my A/C to work on a very hot day. However when we stopped on our return, at a different site all was fine with A/C. Very well maintained family oriented RV park. We will return.
First off the provincial policy toward non resident campers, including non resident Canadians stinks. They charge 8.00 per night extra if you are not a Saskatchewan resident. For that reason alone i would not return. Sites are spacious and nicely laid out. There is 30 amp power only at the site. You must water up and dump your tanks at central locations in the park. i would expect if this non friendly policy toward visitors keeps up, the parks will be largely used by Saskatchewan residents.
Very isolated RV park at spectacular setting on Johnstone Strait at the north end of Vancouver Island. Road is now paved, but busy with logging. Everything within walking distance and sitting is breathtaking. Sites are flat with good hookups. Some ocean views. Make sure you are well stocked prior to going in, as there is only a small general store at the cove. The RV park is operated by a new condo developer and is adjacent to the original 1900's village that rings the cove. The buildings are now used as tourist facilities for visitors from all over the world who come for the whale watching. Quaint restaurant and pub overlooking the water along with a very interesting marine museum. Well worth the trip.
We have used this park very recently, and have been staying here from time to time for the past 20 years. It is "hands down" the best place to flop if you are wanting to visit downtown Victoria. The heart of the city is located by either a spectacular forty minute walk around the harbor, or on a shuttle boat that will take you from the park to the City of Victoria wharf in the center of the city. The park itself is built on a jetty so your water/harbor view from the outside sites is unsurpassed. Some people complain about the noise of arriving and departing sea planes, but we feel this just adds to the panache of the place. Sites are well equipped on gravel/pavement. Washrooms while fairly clean, are older and need improvement. This park is still a jewel, but not much has been done over the years to modernize it. Overall staying at West Bay has always been a highlight in our RV'ing lives.
We have been using this RV park for twenty years. Very little has been done to improve it over time. The setting is so spectacular it is hard not to give the park a high rating. Sites are located facing the ocean and it is a two minute walk down to the beach. Sites are surrounded with majestic Douglas fir and cedar trees. Recently someone drove off with their cable TV hooked into the unit, and most of the cable hookups were torn out. They are in the process of fixing this and updating the electrical terminals and they are badly in need of this. Even with the deficits, this is a wonderful RV location and a great place to park when visiting Tofino, which is a short walk or drive away.
This park is located between the ocean and an estuary, making the viewing of birdlife spectacular. Most of the units are permanent and beautifully maintained. A few sites are saved for transients. Only small complaint, is the location of the garbage at the entrance of the park with no repository for dog refuse at your site. All garbage must be saved and dropped on the way out of the park. It is always a pleasure to stay at this high end location.
This park has steadily improved since it opened. My only small complaint is the lack of receptacles for dog deposits. All garbage is located at the park entrance, so one must store one's garbage and dog deposits until passing out of the park. Sites are well maintained and roomy, hookups are in good order and the views of the the ocean are spectacular. Lots of bird life and the park was quiet in spite of heavy usage while we were here. Great family setting.
Anyone who experiences the RV lifestyle, even if they are not gamblers, should allow themselves some time at this finest of RV parks. We usually go in to stay a day or two and end up three or four, hating to leave. You cannot find a cleaner, more orderly, up to date facility than this. If one gets bored with casino life, which is only a shuttle away from your RV site, you can meander over to the pool and hot tub, all enclosed in a beautiful spa like building, which also houses a world class fitness center. Classy padded redwood furniture adorns the pool edge, where you can curl up and read a book and pretend you are in Hawaii. It don't get any better folks.
The best part of this park is the $21.00 per night charge. That is about what it is worth. Very basic gravel pads, not particularly level, mostly full timers, no amenities or scenery to speak of. No cable TV. This is one of those parks where you set up your rig, go inside and stay, as there is absolutely nothing appealing about your setting. We would not stay here again.
Top of the line RV park. Careful when you put the address in your GPS. It is the mailing address and you will end up on the wrong side of the bridge at the Harbor Authority office. When we finally got here, we loved the lay out, the view of the Yaquina bridge. Rogue River brewery is within walking distance where they have a very unique restaurant within the brewery. Great beer and good food in a funky setting. We enjoyed our stay here very much. The Newport Aquarium is also within walking distance.
This a a small but spotless RV park located right in Sequim. Not far from the park is Carrie Blake park, an area dedicated to dogs and dog lovers. There are on leash trails throughout the park along with an off leash area for both small and large dogs. The RV park is extremely friendly and I would highly recommend it to anyone passing through Sequim or staying long term.
We were looking for a monthly site. Our arrival was greeted with courtesy and friendliness, making us feel very welcome. When we secured our site, the hostess guided us into the site and ensured we had everything we needed. The park is small but very neat and clean. Mostly long termers, but all very welcoming. The only reason I did not give the park a 10 was the lack of amenities, e.g. pool, sauna, work out facilities, etc. It was a pleasure to stay in this family park.
Park is located adjacent to Halcyon Hot Springs Spa and Hotel. Short walk to two pools overlooking Arrow Lake. Beautiful setting. No shopping at resort, so important to come in with groceries and other daily needs.
Yes, there is a 5 km narrow gravel logging road you must travel to access this park. It is worth the inconvenience to experience this unbelievable ocean front park. There are limited activities or amenities surrounding the park. However, to relax in your lawn chair, gaze out over Johnson Strait and watch the cruise ships ply their way toward Seymour Narrows is beyond description. Once can almost reach out and touch the ships. The only other very small inconvenience with this park is that all sites have been set up for forward facing motor coaches. If you are towing, you must back into the sites, and all the hookups are on the wrong side. Attendants are quite aware of this and will facilitate whatever you might require. This spectacular park should not be missed if you are traveling Vancouver Island.