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08/2012
rating [ 3/10 ]
Our stay was completely ruined when a motorhome pulled in and the woman sat in the window and just watched everything we were doing! Sites are too close together, can't have a private conversation. Sewer from neighbour is smelly and lying on our site. Neighbour pulled in just as we were eating and immediately started draining tanks, really gross! Feeling a bit like sardines at the moment. Washrooms are old, but reasonably clean. Noise from the highway is quite loud although it does die down a bit at night. Noisy water craft on the lake very loud we had to leave the pebbled beach. At $45 a night we felt cheated.
08/2012
rating [ 5/10 ]
I am very disappointed with Maryhill. We have stayed here numerous times and always had a wonderful experience. This time it was quite different. The showers were too hot to stand under and after paying over $40 for one night I thought having to pay was unreasonable. Wonder what this $5 deposit for non residents is when you make a reservation? Sites looked like they needed some serious attention, scorched grass and lots of prickly weeds. The site we had was a pull through full hook up, but the sewer connection could not be used as it was too high and the site sloped down so we had to use the dump on leaving. I was also disappointed to see loose dogs running around the park.
08/2012
rating [ 6/10 ]
Nice RV Park if you like living with seniors in big motor homes and their yappy little dogs! Not very friendly, no-one spoke to us in the 2 days we were there even though we tried to make eye contact, looks like lots of "clicks"! Sites are concrete, quite close together and the smell from a pig farm down the road is horrendous, especially in the evenings. Pool is in full sun so too hot in the afternoon and early evening. Kids under 18 must have supervision in the pool and you have to take your 14 year old to the bathroom!!! Rules regarding dogs are not enforced, big dogs here although they say only small dogs allowed. Also many are off leash. Not really happy with this site and will not stay here again.
08/2012
rating [ 5/10 ]
Arrived in 34 degrees, had to tell the guy in the office 3 times which credit card I was using! Then had to back up to go to the pull through site so someone else had to move his rig for us to do this, remember, it's 34 degrees! Site was right in the sun, no shade, not a tree. Then the sewer connection was so high we could not use it, very frustrating. Had to dump the next morning at the dump station which was on site. Walked around after dinner, woman who was in the office very unfriendly. One neighbor did say "Hi". The sites are very close together with not much breeze. Campsites are quite nice with a river running by but very noisy because of the road. Quite a few permanents and snowbirds here for the summer. Not sure what the attraction to Cranbrook is, no pool at the campsite, nothing to do, not even a playground for kids. Will look for something else next time as it was very expensive for what we got.
06/2012
rating [ 2/10 ]
Pit Bull on site although they say they are not allowed. Some loud party music going on, and I mean LOUD. Kids walking big dogs out of control all over the campsite, very dangerous! Sites are very close together, no privacy. Family just want to get money out of campers, everything is extra. Will not stay here again.
06/2011
rating [ 7/10 ]
Nice people run this campsite and they are very accommodating. Very clean bathrooms although my husband picked up a planter wart here. We have camped here for a few years and always enjoyed the peace and quiet. The sites are a bit tight for bigger rigs but we have a smaller unit and have never had a problem parking. Love the flowers and the garden centre next door. Not much to do in Creston but it is a good spot for a quiet weekend or a stopover.
07/2011
rating [ 9/10 ]
We camped here twice this summer and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Great washrooms and very peaceful location.
07/2011
rating [ 8/10 ]
We camped here for a family gathering and found that they charge extra for everything! Showers are $1 - $2 depending if you want to wash your hair or not. Laundry was very expensive but a nice laundry room with ironing facilities. Pool was very nice but rude people everywhere and no rules being enforced regarding inflatable toys which were a real nuisance. Teenage boys horseplaying and nothing was said to them either. The rec room is great but the furniture is worn our so not a comfortable place to sit for very long. Pool tables, cards, puzzles, books, DVD's and a tv were very nice to have and we used the room once for a photo viewing using the TV. They rent propane fire pits for $15 if you are a member but you have to provide your own propane. A pity they have to charge extra for everything as you feel you are always paying out for something. Why they charge for dogs is beyond me as they don't use any of the facilities. We were able to put out an x-pen for our two small dogs but they made it like it was a big concession on their part to allow this. Some neighbours had loose dogs and nothing was said to them! However, because we had such a great time I think we would consider doing this on an annual basis now we know the set up and rules. It seems a great place for teenagers, pool, games room went down very well with ours.
05/2011
rating [ 10/10 ]
Beautiful campsite. All sites have a huge grassy area, fire pit and picnic table. We had a pull through which was good for one night. Washrooms were spotless and it was very quiet at night. Age of campers, mostly retirees. They really don't allow the party crowd in so sleeping is no problem.
05/2011
rating [ 6/10 ]
The owners need to enforce the "dogs on leash" rule. Neighbors had 3 yappy dogs running around everywhere including our site where our dog was tied. Same neighbors has palm tree light on all night outside our bedroom window. Sites are very close together, no privacy at all.Only two showers available, not really enough with teenage girls on site. Probably would not stay here again. Disappointing!
08/2010
rating [ 1/10 ]
Never again will we stay here. The campground itself is OK but so many kids on bikes and go karts in areas they are not allowed. Dangerous. Staff does nothing. Our neighbors let their dogs sit on our picnic table and leave their excrement for us to clean up. When we asked them to shorten the leashes they just shrugged. Other neighbors kept us awake until gone 2 am with campfire and talking right next to our bedroom window. Sites are too close together and no thought has gone in to the location of fire pits. Sewer outlets are very close to neighbors sitting area, nasty, especially when your neighbors takes his hose off and just leaves his tank open and the dirty hose on your campsite. Beach is OK if you like smokers right next to your kids. They should have no smoking on the beach. The lake looked very dirty and it was warm so who know what is living in there. Very expensive for what you get.
09/2009
rating [ 3/10 ]
This park is in a prime location although the beach is really just stones. The managers are poor but friendly, washrooms are not cleaned on a regular basis and have gone a week now without being done. One staff member stands around drinking coffee most of the morning! It needs a complete overhaul but I suspect the owners are just hanging on and will sell eventually to developers (huge condo complex next door that used to be a campsite). I would not stay here again as the price is way too high for what you get.
08/2008
rating [ 7/10 ]
Cool reception upon arrival by owners. Laundry in poor condition and what ever happened to the train they rave about. We saw it dumped and broken in the barn. Sites are very shady and in late August we had requested a sunny site, didn't get it though. The TV had only 2 channels and when we asked about it the owner said he would check into it, he never did. We were here 3 nights. Would not stay here again. Their ice cream socials are less than social! Drive to everything from here.
09/2008
rating [ 9/10 ]
A great campsite but the beach access can be difficult for older people. It is a very steep and bumpy drive to the day area and beach access. Very windy on the beach which made it very unpleasant. The campsite itself was great, very spacious although not too private. Rangers very visible but the "Hosts" were very unfriendly and mostly unavailable. It seems to me they don't do much but sell firewood. We saw volunteers cleaning sites etc.
08/2008
rating [ 8/10 ]
Sites are very shaded, cool and always damp even if there is no rain. It is very close to the ocean, about a 5 minute walk and wheel chair accessible. It is a great beach for exploring after the tide has gone out. Dogs are allowed on the beach on leash, watch out the rangers will ticket if you have your dog off leash!
08/2008
rating [ 9/10 ]
A lovely campground with super washrooms but the beach is very difficult to get to. Day area has steps to the beach which was very very windy.We would not stay here again.
09/2008
rating [ 9/10 ]
This is a lovely campground for a stop over or for visiting surrounding area. The showers could do to be updated but they were clean and there was plenty of hot water. We really enjoyed our one night stay here.
08/2008
rating [ 7/10 ]
This is a difficult one to review. When we arrived the owner was less than friendly even though we had reserved months ahead. We had a nice big sight but lacking sun which we asked for. T.V. was fuzzy and there were only 2 channels. When we asked about it they said they would look at it but never did. Laundry was a wash out! Dryer did not dry my clothes so we got the money back. They had ice cream socials, not that anyone was very sociable believe me! And what about this train that is all over their web site? It is a broken down heap of junk that isn't used any more. Thank goodness we didn't have our grandson with us! We would not return here.
08/2008
rating [ 9/10 ]
Sunset Bay is amazing but we were disappointed with the actual campsite. On the first night there a group of rowdies arrived and kept us awake. The host just across the road seemed oblivious! Does anyone know what these Hosts do? All they did when we were there was sell firewood and they were not very friendly, and wouldn't even make eye contact. The beach is an easy 5 minute walk under the highway, safe yes, but sometimes flooded! The beach is awesome with tide pools to explore and you can take your dog (on leash) on the beach. Ranger will ticket you if the dog is not on leash as some guy found out! The Rangers need to be more active with trouble makers.
08/2008
rating [ 9/10 ]
We took the advice of a fellow reviewer and reserved G29. It is a lovely big and private site with lots of room to spread out. The lake was very high but we managed to get a couple of chairs near the water and sit with the dog (a Jack Russell) so she could swim and play. Then some jerk in a boat came and tied it up to a tree completely blocking the beach area for anyone else. The campsite is beautiful and we didn't miss the hook ups. It was nice to have the option to eat out just a 5 minute walk away (pizza etc). The nights were spectacular with the moon and the stars shining through the window in the roof of our trailer. Bike trails are excellent and the flowers and hummingbirds just amazing. It is well worth a visit. Crater Lake was o.k. but we are from Canada and after Lake Louise/Banff we are rather spoiled.
07/2007
rating [ 1/10 ]
Very tight spots. Seems if you know the owner you can do anything you want. Manager is useless, not managing the staff or enforcing the rules. Several campers have left early. Don't bother coming here if you want peace and quiet! Very expensive for what you get.
08/2006
rating [ 3/10 ]
I agree with the previous writer. Barking dogs, lose dogs, noisy neighbours within 4 feet of our table. Talk about sardines! Manager doesn't seem to care and the staff ride around all day in their golf carts doing nothing. We won't be back. At $48 a night we expect to be able to at least sleep!!! wi-fi is unpredictable.
09/2005
rating [ 5/10 ]
If they would clean the bathrooms this campsite would have been rated higher. Fortunately we didn't have to use them. They did have a laundry room. The train goes by a couple of times a day and also during the night so if you don't like trains this is not the place for you. The site is only accessible from Hwy 97 and a very dangerous intersection. RV dealer is across the 97 but you take your life in your hands trying to cross. Some permanent trailers on site but most of them are maintained and the residents were quiet.
05/2005
rating [ 5/10 ]
I dont know why everyone is giving this park such high scores. It is basically a gravel parking lot with a few small trees in it. We stayed here for a few days and you couldn't use the bathroom in the mornings because they took so long to clean them! Yes, they are spotless, but that is because they are hardly used and cleaned to perfection every day. The staff were not friendly, you couldn't sit outside your trailer because anyone coming in would cover you in dust and there were no garbage bins on site just one dumpster at the exit. In the dog walk the bins were overflowing and smelly. I couldn't wait to leave this place and would not return.
06/2005
rating [ 7/10 ]
I wouldn't rave about this park. It is very expensive and the sites are so close together we had problems getting our 21 ft trailer into a spot. We couldn't get the awning all the way out as it would have touched the high cedars between sites. Staff were not overly friendly or helpful and one particular person was very rude. I think it is over rated for what they have to offer. We had no room to put a couple of chairs out and having a bbq means smoking out your neighbours! Everything was in good condition and we did enjoy the hot tub. Good laundry facilities.
06/2005
rating [ 10/10 ]
Very nice park right on the Okanagan Lake. Friendly staff and management. Walk to bank, grocery store, dollar store, and pub. Library has free internet access for checking your email or there is WiFi on site. Good fishing (trout). Sites are gravel and grass and nicely maintained. We liked it so much we have booked for a month in August/September.
06/2005
rating [ 1/10 ]
We reserved a site here and had just pulled in when a jeep raced by with a Pitbull in the back. The owner said they were in a tent and had come to some arrangement where the dog would be tied up at all times. We immediately pulled out. Please check their pet policy before staying here. We are now asking if they allow Pitbulls before we reserve or pull in to any campsite. Had a bad experience at one site so we are very aware of what these dogs can do. We would not stay here. The sites are also very tight and we had trouble getting our 21 ft trailer backed in. Sites are mostly shaded.
06/2005
rating [ 10/10 ]
This is an excellent family campground. It is less than 5 minutes to walk to the beach and Hot Springs. The sites are very nice, the owners and staff are friendly and helpful. They have a resident pair of peacocks and ducks. We stayed here for 12 days.
05/2005
rating [ 1/10 ]
I would give this park a 0, be sure to ask about their dog rules. When we were there they had Pit Bulls on the site and these dogs attacked a black lab and bit it's owner and the lab's owner. We left immediately and for this reason we would not camp there again.
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