This is a typical KOA campground. The sites are tiny and the cost is higher than similar non-KOA campgrounds. Even though there were few sites occupied, we could not get a pull through with a sewer hookup. We picked the campground because of the Wi-Fi, but even though we were parked very close to the office, it didn't work. We could receive the signal, but couldn't connect. We had the proper code, but our computer could not recognize the wireless network. The highway noise is extremely loud because the campground is located right next to the interstate. The tent sites are within feet from I-40. There is a restaurant within walking distance (1/2 mile) which we enjoyed.
This park is a delight. Sites are nice size and in good condition. There is the small town of Waterton inside the National Park within walking distance of the campground that has restaurants, motels and other shops. In Canadian National Parks there is a daily admittance charge of about $12 Can for two seniors in addition to the campground fee. A short walk will take one to the beautiful lake shore. Deer roam through the campground eating the grass. There are trails that begin close to the campground. Even though the campground was full it didn't seem like there were too many people around. Another plus is that the campground is a comfortable drive to Banff, if you are heading that way. We can't wait to return.
There are about 62 full hookup sites and the rest are tent sites. The campground is very clean and in super condition. The problem I have with this campground is that I can't imagine how crowded it would be if all the sites were taken. A lot of the pull-thru's do not have enough room for a toad. The back-ins do not have room for a tow vehicle. I can't imagine where people park if the campground is full. It seems as if every available space is taken up by a campsite. There are few places to walk a dog and avoid campsites. We were there in September and it was very nice because there were just a few campers. We also picked this campground because it advertised free wifi. Upon checking in I was told that they don't have wifi available, except just outside of the office (there is no room in the office to sit with a laptop). I had to use my car as an office because of the low temperature and sit in front of the office to receive a signal. I would only stay here again if it were the off season and did not care about wifi.
This campground changed hands in June 2006 and the new owner is very enthusiastic. He waters the grass regularly and even though the area was in a drought and very brown the campground was like a green oasis. We were taken to our site and offered help in hooking up. There are two stocked ponds in the middle of the campground where one can fish without a license. They were charging 60 cents an inch for for fish caught which included cleaning. They even have fishing rods available. There was a work camper at the desk who was very nice and helpful. They also have milkshakes and hand dipped ice cream cones available. This campground is located a couple of miles from the interstate which makes for a quiet night. The facilities are squeaky clean. Big Timber is a small town but has a nice IGA for stocking up. We would definitely stay here again.
This campground was used as an overnight stop coming from Canada and it was fine for that purpose. They advertise wifi, but it did not work. The owner claimed it did, but my computer proved otherwise. We were in a level pull through and our door did face the interior road. The owner was helpful and pleasant. It was not crowded due to the time of year. We would definitely stay there again.
I agree with most of the former comments such as the nice employees, the beautiful ocean view from the viewing area and the lobster bakes. We loved the lobster bake even though it was raining. They have recently installed free Wi-Fi with a fast internet connection which is accessible in the office area. The only complaint is the one cited by others with regard to the trees. I have a 28' trailer which I couldn't back into the first site assigned due to trees being in the way. When I did get into another site, I couldn't open the awning all the way due to some small trees which could easily be cut down. If the owners would cut down all the trees in the way, there would still be plenty of shade and it would probably be better for the trees that are left. I will definitely stay here again, but I will request certain sites. I suggest that anyone staying here for the first time, walk to the assigned site and determine if it is acceptable before driving to it. The rate of $33 was "off season before June 15" and a weekly rate.
Slightly below average campground with average facilities. In all due respect, the campground was flooded this spring and they are still trying to repair facilites. The price was a surprise, since it was listed much lower on their website ($32.00). We had one dog and found that this campground charges $5.00 per night per dog. Our friends in a motorhome called ahead about one hour before they arrived and were quoted a rate of $28 per night. They had two dogs on board and were charged $42 a night. They never did find out why the difference. I asked why the pets are charged $5.00 and I was told "the owner doesn't want dogs in the campground because some of the pet owners don't clean up and leave additional work for the employees". I understand and agree with him that some pet owners spoil the pot for everyone, but I think that the camper should be informed before he arrives not after. If you have pets you should be aware that it is going to cost you more if you stay here.
This is a very well run campground with superior facilities. With this in mind, it was the most expensive campground and the smallest site I have stayed in from Maine to the Florida Keys. We had the choice between extending our slide or deploying the awning, but not both. When I made a reservation over one month in advance there were only three sites available. Most of the other sites are nicely sized. My complaint is not directed toward the facilities or employees working there, but directed at the pricing policy. A site that small should not be priced the same as one three times larger. If you stay there, be sure to ask about the size of the site. It was my experience that they won't tell you if you don't ask. I probably would have gone to another campground if I had known. I would definitely stay there again if I were guaranteed a normal site.