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Rating Guide:
Bronze = "I would not return" 
Silver = "I would return" 
Gold = "I highly recommend"


Provincial Park Name
Comments
Ratings

Aspen Beach
camping units are big with privacy, washroom, shower are a definite assets, lots of recreational activities for the family. (posted: 2004)
Gold

 
The campground isn't too bad, but if you like swimming and watersports go somewhere else. You need to walk 2 miles to get up to your waste!! (posted: 2004)
Bronze

 
(2004): Great family facility. washrooms/showers and grounds well kept and clean. The beach at Brewers is perfect for small children as the water is shallow. Will return and highly recommend. (posted: 2004)
Gold

 
Comments (2005): I would highly recommedn this park for anyone looking for a real camping experience. The facilities are very well kept, the staff friendly and the location is beautiful. (posted: 2005)
Gold

 
Comments (2006): Aspen Beach has everthing (posted: 2006)
Gold

 
Comments (2006): What a joke the camping was, paid upfront for 4 nights with the possibility of a 5th night. They told us as long as we notified them by noon we would be ok....not so, they gave our campsite away by 10:30 in the morning and were extremely rude about it on top of a serious lack of professionalism and customer service. (posted: 2006)
Bronze

 
Comments (2006): Power sites are not very private, nice playgrounds. Beach is gross. Full of gull poop and gross, sticky mud that you have to walk through to get to water. (posted: 2006)
Silver

 
Comments (2007): Staff very rude/ignorant, told first that only 4 spots were available, after moving in, friends told us they were just offered a pick of 60 sites.....too rude for my young family. (posted: 2007)
Bronze

 
Comments (2007): Very ignorant staff, extremely rude on phone even before we got there. Highway robbery for firewood. Beach very+++ busy. Too many people, not enough privacy. (posted: 2007)
Bronze

 
Comments (2007): (2007) My family and I have stayed in Brewer's twice. The girl at the reservation cabin was always very helpful and friendly. We had absolutely no problems with staff. The bathrooms were fairly clean and the showers worked well. I like my camping a little more private than some of the sites are but we managed to get a nice site next to the playground the second stay. All in all, a worthwhile campground to stay, and for us, just a short drive. (posted: 2007)
Silver

 
We had been going to Aspen beach for holidays for about 3 years in a row and really liked it and praise to everyone about it until last year, the staff was very unprofessional and extremely rude. will never recommend again (posted: 2008)
Bronze

 
IF you can actually get ahold of any staff to make a reservation...then we really enjoy the camping. The beach is great and the water is shallow so it makes for great swimming for our young children. The only downfall is the staff never seem to be available to take calls for reservations. (posted: 2008)
Silver

 
Nice sandy beaches. the water is perfect for lil ones as it's not deep and not rocky. just a gorgeous area! (posted: 2008)
Gold

 
We have visited the provincial park many times over the past 3 years. Nice beach, nice concession, but the likliness for swimmers itch is very high. (posted: 2008)
Silver

 
july 2008. everything here is top notch, and the lake is clear and clean, albeit shallow. Fair rates as well. (posted: 2008)
Gold

Banff
Comments: Is there a National Park in the city? It just seemed like one big tourist trap, and really, what type of National Park fences off a high and fragments the park into essentially two seperate parks. Are we really working on preservation here or just profits. Go to Jasper or Waterton - they actually follow there mandate. (posted: 0000)
Bronze

 
Comments (2004): This park has been ruined by mismanagement. Overused to the point that preservation is no longer an option. Sad really. (posted: 0000)
Bronze

 
Comments: no comments (posted: 0000)
Gold

 
Comments: this park is beautiful, i go annualy. lots of wildlife and great interperative programs. great view of the mountains, and the weather isnt too bad either! (posted: 0000)
Gold

 
Comments (2006): Banff is gorgeous! Both the moutain views and the quaint little town are highly worth visiting! I return there as often as I can. Far better than Jasper! (posted: 2006)
Gold

 
Comments (2007): The only difference between Tunnel Mountain and Walmart is that you pay for Walmart. NO fires and nothing but a big cement pad. I forgot i was in the mountains (posted: 2007)
Bronze

 
Some one help me out here. In 2003/2004 Canadians told Parks Canada that they approve in increase in park fees if it improved and maintained the service. Has any one seen an improvment? with the money generated by park fees, camping fees, toll road fees,reservation fees etc all the trails should be paved and flush toilets at every stop. (i'm kidding on that)Parks Canada are nickel and diming us to death and we do nothing about it.$7.90 to get in $30 a night camping. Please some one tell me where all this money is going? not into general revenue I hope. (posted: 2008)
Bronze

 
I love Banff, the trees, the wildlife, the campground, the cabins and most of all the town. I travel to Banff twice a year because I enjoy the atmosphere so much. (posted: 2009)
Gold

 
One of the most spectacular places on earth. Banff is amazing, and expensive, and worth every dollar you spend! No matter the time of year, go to Banff. (posted: 2012)
Gold

Beauvais Lake
no comments (posted: 2004)
Gold

 
Nice lake for a day of fishing, but there's no swimming, and there was goose poop everywhere!!! (posted: 2004)
Bronze

 
This beautiful lake is the "Jewel in the Castle Crown". (posted: 2004)
Gold

 
This is one of the best provincial parks to camp at. I would go back. (posted: 2005)
Gold

 
I love this lake. Camp sites and great for both tenting and RVs. Great fishing and hiking. Beautiful scenery!! (posted: 2008)
Gold

 
y does the government not loook after its sites and its people better. because the government dosent care as long as they make money.thats y the government dosent care y bother with the little people (posted: 2009)
Bronze

Big Hill Springs
no comments (posted: 2004)
Silver

 
Comments (2006): (posted: 2006)
Gold

 
A bit out of the way. Makes for a better get away. give it a try but dont tell too many people. (posted: 2012)
Gold

 
(posted: 2013)
Gold

Big Knife
This Campground was quiet, clean, free firewood, sheltered woods for tenting. Great scenery, nice location if not too windy or rainy. Good place to go for a few days! (posted: 2004)
Gold

 
Comments (2007): I notice your site mentions there is free wood at this park. This no longer applies as we camped there last year and as with most provincial parks this is no longer an option - everyone now pays for wood to burn at sites. The park has many wonderful attributes such as distance from highway and many trails. Unfortunately, there are no concessions power or water connections which are what many people these days are accustomed to. This prehaps keeps the riff raff out which may be a good point in the parks favour. There are a child's wading pool, ball diamonds, and horseshoe pitches but no facilities to attract teenagers or the younger people, such as an arcade with electronic gadgets (which seem to be an absolute necessity for today's youth). Overall, we still rate the park as TOP NOTCH even with its lack of the "essentials" of life in todays fast lane. (posted: 2007)
Gold

 
A good park for plain old fashioed camping! We are quite happy it does not have a concession and arcade. That means that a family can spend quality time together! AS for no gadgets ... there is geocaching which involves the use of a GPS and it also encourages movement in the outdoors. Nothing Like a good hike when on a camping trip. Also a terrific opportunity to spend doing something active with your children of all ages. (posted: 2008)
Gold

Bow Valley
no comments (posted: 2004)
Silver

 
(2004): We had a great campsite next to the river bank. Brought our bikes, great paved biking trails. Quiet, great place to camp. We had our RV, so did not use the showers/bathhouse. There was quite a stench there, so would not recommend camping too close. Handy store. Will definitely go again. (posted: 2004)
Silver

 
(2004): Right next to main Rail line, and VERY noisy at night when many trains pass by. (posted: 2004)
Bronze

 
Nice paved bike paths and paved campground trails. Nice private sites. Interpretive program in summer is awesome - very informative/entertaining for all ages. Suggest reservations. (posted: 2005)
Gold

 
Great campground overall. Typical 'safe' playground for the kids. Clean washrooms, well-equipped store and nice private, well-treed sites. The interpretive program we attended was interesting and funny and kept all 3 of our kids entertained. (posted: 2010)
Gold

 
Overall nice campground close to all main golf courses. It is right next to a very busy rail road, so expect to be woken up several times if you are a light sleeper. Shower faciliites are clean, with lots of hot water and strong water pressure--but you pay for it at $2 a pull (versus $1 everywhere else). Definately check out your camping spot on line, as there are some great spots as well as some ugly ones as well. (posted: 2011)
Silver

 
If you have a trailer do not reserve D4 or D2. They have a stupid set up your services are on the opposite side of your site. YOu will need a long hose and power cord. They could make D4 a pull through. (posted: 2012)
Gold

Bragg Creek
(2004): Quiet!!!! (posted: 2004)
Gold

 
McCelan Creek PP (2004): Stayed the May long weekend. Large, private sites. quiet. Some hiking trails, not the greatest for biking. Good playground. Saw a mother and baby moose about 100 m away from playground, just standing there. Conservation officers came in to try to get them to leave. Big complaint is the dusty gravel campground roads - very dusty. Anytime a vehicle drove by, a cloud of dust came in our site. Yuk. If I would have known that, I probably would not have booked. (posted: 2005)
Bronze

 
Comments (2005): Have camped at Gooseberry campsite for 2 years now. Lovely site, The only complaint I have is that the Caretaker of this site could use a course in Western hospitality.this was his first year there and he was not too friendly as compared to the one you had last year. Too bad as we had been there with many different friends and they were turned off by him this year. We will return only if his attitude improves or someone else is there.Too bad as it is a beautiful site (posted: 2005)
Bronze

 
Comments (2006): Very nice park and nice and close to the city. We normally camp at the Beaver Flats Campground but we also had a problem with the site manager a couple of years ago. I emailed a complaint about him to the people that are in charge of these things and didn't recieve a very positive response, they defended his poor attitude. Anyway, we'll return but not for the hospitality. (posted: 2006)
Silver

 
I go to Gooseberry all the time and love it there but the camp manager is very grumpy and unfriendly. My grandkids call him Mr. Meany. Makes camping there uncomfortable. (posted: 2008)
Gold

 
McLean Creek - Only 25 minutes from the edge of Calgary. Large sites, some pull-thru, but all gravel. The trees, moss and mushrooms around the sites made for hours of exploring for our 3 kids. Very well equipped store. Trails are windy and tree-lined so the playground is a bit hard to find. I wouldn't let my kids walk to the playground alone, since they could easily get lost. We had cows, (yes, COWS) wander through our site early on the second morning. It was bizarre, but definatley made for a good story to share later. It was quieter (other than the moo-ing) than I expected. We stayed in the non-quad area. We could hear the quads a bit in the day, but at night, it was very still. (posted: 2010)
Gold

Brown-Lowery
no comments (posted: 2004)
Silver

 
Comments (2006): (posted: 2006)
Gold

Calhoun Bay
(2004): We have been here alot, but that was 2 years age. We recently went (2004) with our boat and wrecked our boat trailer on the boat launch, the boat launch and creek don't seem to be maintained. Once you get past all the sand the fishing is pretty good though. I would go back if they fixed their boat launches. (posted: 2004)
Silver

Calling Lake
(posted: 0000)
Silver

 
Loud generators. Dirty toilets, even after the cleaners were through. Did not feel safe at times. (posted: 2005)
Silver

 
Comments (2006): (posted: 2006)
Bronze

Carson-Pegasus
Comments: Really enjoyed our stay, everyone had fun and the kids even caught fish. One of the cleanest and quietest Provincial Parks we've stayed in. (posted: 0000)
Gold

 
Comments: no comment (posted: 0000)
Gold

 
Comments: Very clean, hotties working at the grocery store by the boat launch, free wood, nice sites with great privacy. Excellently maintained hiking trails and spotless restrooms (outhouses are ok). I hope to return someday soon. If only the fish were a little dumber... (posted: 0000)
Gold

 
Comments: The girl at the boat launch store is very friendly, I am going to ask her to marry me this year! (posted: 0000)
Gold

 
Comments (2004): I would definitely return. The wildlife was fantastic, the outhouses were reasonably well kept, most of the sites are big and well treed and the fishing (although we didn't manage to catch anything) is great. (posted: 0000)
Gold

 
Comments (2004): Loved this park! The firewood was free, the washrooms were clean and the sites were quiet (walk-in tent sites). The only downfall...they charge for reservations. (posted: 0000)
Gold

 
Comments (2004): great place nice fish a corner store with pefect everything nice people it s the best camsite in alberta (posted: 0000)
Gold

 
Comments (2004): This is a wonderful family park. Lots of great fishing there. It's also great that you have the option of renting and boat to fish if you want to. The caretaker (host) was a very nice gentleman. He even loaned us a hook to fish with. We will definately return again. (posted: 0000)
Silver

 
Spent the second weekend in May there.It was quiet and very clean. Excellent trails. (posted: 2005)
Gold

 
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Gold

 
Comments (2005): (posted: 2005)
Gold

 
Comments (2005): Great campsite - clean and quiet, with a lot of well-treed sites. Beautiful lake (not much of a beach). Firewood included in cost. Clean facilities. One of our favourites. (posted: 2005)
Gold

 
Comments (2006): (posted: 2006)
Gold

 
Comments (2006): (posted: 2006)
Gold

 
Comments (2006): Have camped here for over 30 years. Originally a forestry campsite. We have always had a great camping experience here. However, as a handicapped person I think the water should last longer. Usually takes 3 loonies to shower. Sad to have to pay for firewood, though. Some campers were greedy with firewood use, just like the fisherman who keep all they catch. Catch and release, please! (posted: 2007)
Gold

 
Comments (2007): First time there.. the staff when we arrived were so pleasant and helpful. Nice sites. nice trails, found the washrooms a bit stinky but overall would return (posted: 2007)
Gold

 
We stayed here in summer of 2007. Was booked for a week and stayed 2 nights. The 27.00/night for the campsite plus the 45.00 I spent on wood each night = a nights stay at the West Edmonton Mall. Will not go back....I can't afford it. I can't see camping without having a fire to enjoy. (posted: 2008)
Bronze

 
Nice spot if you have kids, there's a nice little playground at the water good trail system if u can though bring your own wood or you will pay an absolute fortune it is $7.00 a bundle. the store is nice they can outfit you pretty good if you forget something 2 sets of showers and flush toilets that are VERY clean and even most of there outhouses are kept up. (posted: 2008)
Gold

 
Great park one of the best we stayed at. Been going here every year for 7 years now, from tent to rv and enjoy every stay, stayed for weekends and extended trips. Great sites, lots of trees and things to do. I don't need to mention the great fishing. (posted: 2009)
Gold

 
Used to be a great place..now they ignore partying/noise/loud campsites. my son and i went to the tent camping 2 years ago, was fantastic, we went back this year...there were heavy late night parties in the camp sites, uncontrolled dogs, people screaming and blasting music at 1 am and later....made a wonderful campground a nightmare. no staff checked any of the "quite Hours" people let dogs roam free barking and eating stuff in our site...I had one abusive camper laugh and blast music louder because I asked him to turn down the stereo at midnight so me and my son could sleep. there were beer cans in the campsite and no one seemed to care. too bad its gone down hill so bad it used to be great. (posted: 2009)
Silver

 
love this campground! (posted: 2009)
Gold

 
lack of conservation officers and enforcement of quiet hrs. (posted: 2012)
Bronze

 
lack of conservation officers and enforcement of quiet hrs.lack of booth staff (posted: 2012)
Bronze

Chain Lakes
no comments (posted: 2004)
Silver

 
Comments (2005): (posted: 2005)
Gold

 
Great scenery and a great time. If you live anywhere in north america you have to try out this park. We had a great time on the water and in the campground. (posted: 2013)
Gold

Cold Lake
Comments: Beautiful area of the province. Great campground with nicely spaced sites and some good walk-in sites. Lots and lots of really cool birds!! (posted: 0000)
Gold

 
Comments (2004): A very clean, well kept Provincial campground. Sites are reasonably priced and wood is dry and FREE. Washroom facilities are very clean but the 'low flow' showerheads are next to useless. Very good boat launch with adequate room in the parking area. My only complaint - Typically it's not a problem to get a site on a Friday afternoon/evening, but there are times throughout the summer (usually long weekends) that people go up early and 'reserve' a site by paying for a site starting on Wed and just leave a couple of lawn chairs out. It's a practice that is not equitable and park employees should make every effort to discourage this practice. Overall an excellent park, that I make use of nearly every weekend. (posted: 0000)
Gold

 
My family and I visit this lake every year for at least a week. It's the nicest and cleanest places you will go. The provinical park is gorgeous, big lots, fire wood is free, lots of shower facilities. You can usually get a shower with 2 or 3 bucks! The lake is crystal clear, you can see the rock down on the bottom for 30 - 40 ft deep. If you have a boat there is great fishing, half a dozen beach areas along the edge of the lake, and tons of water for any tubing, skiing, or wake boarding. The white sandy beach that you can get to from a 30min boat ride is amazing! Sandy bottom for a long ways out, its like you went to the bahamas, the water is usually warmer and is perfect for snorkling. The local resturants on the lake front have fantastic food (Clarks General Store) and the little shops are a great place to find cool sovenuiers and trinkits. I would recommend this place to anyone! The people are extremely friendly in town, they have a military base, and museum to check out as well! This place is a must see, I've been to pretty much every lake and slue in alberta and this is by far the best one! (posted: 2009)
Gold

 
We tryed to reserve a camp site at Cold Lake campground the last two weeks in July 2011 but everything was booked so we booked in the county campground but when we got to cold we went to the provincial campground in the middle of the week the provincial campground was virtually empty so we called to reserve and was told it was totally booked because only the weekends were booked therefore we could not book for a 2-week stay.We took a camp site in the first come first serve area during our stay we observed most campers leaving on monday and coming back on the weekend in the reserved sites which is wrong because the sites are empty during the week. These campers should have to reserve for a minimum of 4-days the provincial campground are loosing tremendous revenue because of this. This campground is very poorly run,no security,locals use the boat launch at will,the gates are never closed or manned,theft is ramped. The Government of Aberta should be ashamed of this camp ground and some other provicial campgrounds that we have stayed in are also not managed properly. My wife & I are seniors and have lived in Alberta all our lives.(67 years) We feel we deserve better. My next E-MAIL is going to the Minister of Tourisim Yours Truly Ray & Rose Kronewitt (posted: 2012)
Bronze

Cooking Lake
No comments (posted: 2004)
Silver

Crimson Lake
(2004): We stayed there for more than 2 weeks in the fall and we have been to the lake several time during the summer (but didn't camp). It is a beautiful campground lots of privacy with large treed sites. There are trails everywhere. A Wonderful place for biking. The place was so peaceful, we woke up several times to deer grazing outside. The washrooms and out houses were very clean and didn't smell(That may not be the case in the summer when it is very busy). They could use more showers for the size of the campground. The beach can get very busy on those hot summer days but the water isn't too weedy. (posted: 2004)
Gold

 
Great Beach..Nice Trails (posted: 2004)
Gold

 
Up to 5 campers / trucks / SUVs per campsite. No quiet hours. Not for families with small children or anyone who needs more than 4 hours of sleep. (posted: 2004)
Bronze

 
The campground was Ok - lots of fuzz on the trees so don't go if you have allergies. The showers were absolutely torturous. I think I lost two layers of skin because the water was not adjustable. Bathrooms were also very dirty. (posted: 2004)
Bronze

 
(2004): I can't say enough about Crimson Lake. They have the nicest staff working there. The out houses are cleaned every day and smell as good as any indoor bathroom. The showers are also wonerful and clean. The camp sites are big and very clean. The only thing about it is that others don't appreticate it as much as we do. They now have a store right there and a resturant at the beach. The Beach is very well maintained and patrolled.We highly recommend this spot to any one (posted: 2004)
Bronze

 
They take reservations but NO refunds if you cancel which stinks. (posted: 2005)
Bronze

 
Comments (2005): i loved it, its a great place for the family. showers and washrooms were clean, and you can make day trips into the mountains! thats what we did, the lake is nice for swimming. went to Rocky Mountain House which is near by. Very nice Camground!! (posted: 2005)
Gold

 
Comments (2005): We went here for a weekend. The campsites are nice and have lot's of tree coverage( great for tenting) The beach was nice but the water sucked! If you like swimming don't go there. It has some awesome trails around it so for biking and walking and hiking it is great. Bathrooms are clean and pretty well kept also! (posted: 2005)
Silver

 
Comments (2005): (posted: 2005)
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Comments (2005): I have conducted a camp in their group site for about 5 years. The staff could not be more helpful, trails are great. The 10k race in August is good addition. (posted: 2005)
Gold

 
Comments (2007): Camped there last summer of 2006 and had so much fun. Brought our madriver canoe and paddle the shallow lake and enjoyed so much that we were thinking of going there back next time (posted: 2007)
Gold

 
Comments (2007): Awesome campground with private sites that are well treed and easy to access with a large trailer. Beach area is clean and well maintained. Will return again. (posted: 2007)
Gold

 
park looked like s***, was not maintained well (posted: 2008)
Bronze

 
Just returned from camping at Crimson Lake this weekend. To be fair - it was very clean and beautiful. If it wasn't for the group next to us that was up every night partying and getting drunk - it would have been even better. So if you need more than 4 hours sleep - really insist on not camping next to a trailer group - they are nothing but trouble (no offense to the responsible trailer owners). I miss what camping used to be about; enjoying the quiet and the fresh air of the wilderness. Otherwise, it was quite beautiful. (posted: 2009)
Silver

 
Had a great weekend. Park looked great and lots of wildlife. Would defineatly go back. Only drawback was the person who drove around the cart for the wood sales was rude. (posted: 2010)
Gold

 
We stayed here in August 2010 in a motorhome, near the store area. We had a great site and the nights were quiet. We would have liked to have had more than 30 amp power and sewer hook up, but for a short stay, no complaints whatsoever. (posted: 2010)
Gold

 
We camp here every year, this campground is well maintained, patrolled regularly by conservation officers, the washrooms/showers are ok, could use a bit more maintenance and are overdue for a reno. Beach is nice, water is always clean, there are leeches in this lake though. Fishing is good at near by Twin Lakes. Concession at the beach is a treat, the store is well stocked and there are amphitheater shows on the weekends. We always find it is quiet here and campers are respectful. (posted: 2011)
Gold

Cross Lake
Comments (2004): While growing up my family and I would go there every summer. Now that I have kids of my own, I would take them there on a family camping trip. The only thing that has realy gone down hill is the beach and the fishing. They need to lay fresh sand on the beach and stock the lake. (posted: 0000)
Silver

 
Comments (2006): Has to be one of the nicest campgrounds around. The prices are very affordable, the staff are nice, the washrooms are clean and you do not have to pay for your wood. It has to be one of the greatest campgrounds if you have a family. (posted: 2006)
Gold

 
Comments (2006): An addition to someone else's comment. The firewood is no longer free. $5.00/bundle. This was a decision by the couple who run the park. Last year there were some folks that wasted a huge amount. There are some people that spoil it for others. The park is still an excellent family park though! (posted: 2006)
Gold

 
Comments (2007): Cross lake has a good eye for campers... Espespecialy the lake. Great trails just love the cement. It's all great!! (2007) (posted: 2007)
Gold

 
Comments (2007): Campsites are great! Bathrooms clean. Wood $5/bundle but the bundles are huge and the wood is really dry so burns well. The beach needs some work, and the water is sort of an algae milkshake and a bit stinky. So overall good for camping, I would not consider this a swimming lake. (posted: 2007)
Silver

 
2010- Good campground, beach needs alot of work and the lake is a bit algae. But the worst thing is the dogs that are on the beach area. They use it as their washroom. Some owners pick it up and some don't. It's no fun tring to play on the beac with your kids and see this. Even though there is a sign that says no dogs. Someone is not g=doing their job! (posted: 2010)
Bronze

Cypress Hills
(2004): The "lake" is so narrow that you could straddle it in places. Why they would allow power boats at all on this pond is beyond my understanding. The "beach" is no bigger than a sandbox. There are no campfires allowed anywhere. (posted: 2004)
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(2004): Great Park. The Camping sites are varried in services and habitat. Something for everyone, from the large RV to the smallest tent. Water sports are excelent, fishing, swimming, boating, ... The trails are as divers as the Park itself. You could live in this park and never experiance all it's wonders. A must to see (posted: 2004)
Gold

 
Comments (2005): Great place with good campground hosts. Staff very attentive and friendly (posted: 2005)
Gold

 
Comments (2006): I found the CO's to be very rude. Anyone looking to have a big family get together should think of going else where! (posted: 2006)
Bronze

 
Beautiful sites. Greenary. Privacy. Lots to do inside the park and in the neighbourhood. May 2009 (posted: 2010)
Gold

 
The best park in Alberta. Great scenery and far enough away from it all to feel like getting away. (posted: 2012)
Gold

 
The scenery is amazing. Great trout fishing and the campgrounds are beautiful. Best camping in Alberta. (posted: 2013)
Gold

Dillberry Lake
Comments (2004): My friends and I used to ride our bikes 20km to go camping in Dillberry Lake every summer when we were kids. On a recent visit I saw that the water level has dropped, but that it is still a great place to bring the kids. It is quiet, very secluded and private campsites, sandunes to play in, and berries everywhere. (posted: 0000)
Gold

 
Comments (2007): The sites were beautiful and quite private. The beach was fabulous and the swimming area's water level was low enough that you didn't have to worry about the little ones' safety. I also thought that the park, bathrooms, showers, etc were very clean and well maintained. The only downside was that the park wardens did not enforce camp rules very well. Some partiers were allowed to play loud music until all hours of the night and large groups (15-20 people) on one site were not discouraged. It made it hard to sleep if you had young children and needed the rest. (2007) (posted: 2007)
Silver

 
Sandy beach and lake bottom, clean water, treed sites, clean bathrooms and showers. A great spot!!! (posted: 2010)
Gold

Dinosaur
no comments (posted: 2004)
Gold

 
no comments (posted: 2004)
Gold

 
(2004): Best provincial park in Alberta (posted: 2004)
Gold

 
I would not return - the sites are not private at all and they are small. It's like camping in a field. The staff were not very friendly. The bathrooms weren't clean. The scenery is pretty though - the only plus. (posted: 2008)
Bronze

 
been there twice and will go back. not very many parks that have bags for dogs and pets can go in the hills with you. loved the campsites in the area across the creek. (posted: 2009)
Gold

 
One of the best, staff great camp site very good and the bus tour a 'must do". We will be back. just one minor thing would you please put the locks back on the bathroom doors OK? This was our first time out in 2009 and we enjoyed it very much. But would some one please come up with a way to deliver the wood. Nearly passed out carrying it.See you soon. (posted: 2009)
Gold

 
Nice campground. Lots of birds, deer. Interesting hiking trails, in the park, and nearby. Visited in 2006, 2007, 2008. (posted: 2010)
Gold

 
Great campground - we stayed in the more private spots across the river. Nice playground, great interpretive centre and the most amazing scenery. (posted: 2010)
Gold

 
A great alberta park if your kids are young and adventurous. (posted: 2012)
Gold

 
(posted: 2013)
Gold

 
This is such a cool part of Alberta. The badlands! Cool. Dinosaurs and camping and hiking are great. I hope I can convince my parents to go back again next year. (posted: 2013)
Gold

Dry Island
(2004): Keep in mind that this is a day-use only park. Also, if it starts to rain, the road out can become impassable (slippery). (posted: 2004)
Gold

Figure Eight Lake
(posted: 0000)
Silver

Fish Creek
(2004): Great day use park located in Calgary. The trails along Fish Creek are excellent for birding (posted: 0000)
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(2004): Actually called Fish Lake near Nordegg. Very nice, quiet, well maintained campground. Large sites. Awesome area, lots to see and do around Nordegg. Cleanest outhouses I have ever seen. Only complaint was that the wood was too fresh and very hard to burn (posted: 2004)
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Gooseberry Lake
This campground should definitely be a bronze rating or lower. Out of most of the Provincial Parks to stay at, this one was very disappointing. The tenting sites had little to no privacy, had no way to tie up tarps for shelter from possible rain. Seemed to be run down, not well taken care of. Campground wasn't pleasant to look at. Lake was low (not their fault), had to drive to showers, no signage for tenting campsites. I could go on, but will not. For the drive from Edmonton, this was NOT worth it. (posted: 2004)
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Well looked after. Very clean. Beautiful trees and a wonderful small nine hole golf course. New playground. Nice wading pool for young children. Lake is not a good selling feature. (posted: 2004)
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(2004): Quiet, clean, golf course nearby, showers at clubhouse, what else do you really nee (posted: 2004)
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Gregoire Lake
Comments: No Comments (posted: 0000)
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Comments (2004): we lucked out and got the best tenting site at the campground...lots of privacy and trees to tie tarps to. The firewood was way too expensive at $5/armload. The outhouses were dirty, and ran out of toilet paper on the Friday of Canada Day long weekend. The staff was friendly and helpful, but the officers who came by at 11:00pm were very rude to us, even though we wern't the ones making noise (that was the next campsite over). He told us that even though we wern't the ones making noise, "with my mood tonight, you should all go to bed." What an A$$! (posted: 0000)
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Comments (2005): It is great what are you talking about (posted: 2005)
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Comments (2006): If you are from out of town and thinking about coming and staying at this location think again! It is a beautiful park but outhouses are dirty, and if you want to have a conversation by the fire any later than 11:00 you mine as well forgetabout it. My wife and I were sitting by the fire and the wardens came and told us to shut it down for the night and go to bed! I asked them why and they told us not to start talking back or they will call the cops. This is not uncommon, as many of our friends have been dealt with the same way. We now go out of our way just not to visit this location. They may as well shut this park down and build houses here as well or divide it into a trailer park and dress the wardens up like MR. Leahy and Randy to be the trailer park supervisors. (posted: 2006)
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This park is a complete joke. Nobody has a clue what they're doing and you could not ever find a place dirtier then this place.The showers are filthy, not fit for a pig. How Alberta can call this place a prov. park is beyond me. Please avoid this dump at any cost and if you do happen to stay there please complain about it to your local MLA (posted: 2008)
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I don't think I would even rate this a bronze for a park or a lake. I've lived in fort mcmurray my whole life and this lake is the closest. Many years ago it use to be a decent lake to go to and now you couldn't pay me enough to go out there. The lots are over priced, firewood is expensive, the campsites are not that big, the washrooms are extremly dirty (usually no toilet paper) and the parks patrol are not so friendly. I think the lake is alright but the boat launch is just been left to wether away and the beach is never kept clean. I've stopped going out there to camp all together and I'm lucky if I even go out to that lake every couple of years. I would rather drive 5 hours away to go to cold lake then to go to that lake. Some one should really look into make the campsite more cleaner and to keep it all maintained. (posted: 2009)
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Great camping spots. plenty of trees between neighbours in most cases. free firewood included in price. Very friendly staff. Wardens control the noise. great park for the kids. A lot of "workers" camping here so its a bit tough to get teh primo spots during peak times but never had a bad experience. dont forget the bug spray. (posted: 2009)
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Hilliard's Bay
Comments: Free firewood, yahoo! Rates are very reasonable. The fishing is fantastic. Showers are very clean. Very private sites. (posted: 0000)
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Great park. Sites are private, excellent fishing, CO's and campground staff are very friendly, free firewood, nice beach and great day use are. An absolute great stay. (posted: 2005)
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Comments (2006): Excellent place. Many sites to choose from. Fishing is the best in the province. Not the best firewood by far, but it is free!... So take your time and choose wisely. In the peak season time, there is an on site camp helper/guide, nice to know someone is keeping the rowdies in check. Showers and toilets are clean. (posted: 2006)
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Hilliards Bay
Comments (2007): (posted: 2007)
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Historic Dunvegan
Comments (2004): Historic Dunvegan is a wonderful park to visit, Beautifully Groomed and well maintained. Nice Historic tours are provided and a great gift shop. The peace river valley and Dunvegan bridge are not to be missed. The Conservation Officers all always Friendly and helpful. This is an annual trip for the family. (posted: 0000)
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Comments (2004): We have been camping here every year for quite some time now and it's still a favorite with our family. The facilities are always clean and the staff and officers always friendly. There's always something to do - tour the museum and mission buildings, play horseshoes or volleyball or many other activites with all equipment available for loan, ride bikes on paved roads and paths, visit the antique store or the ice cream parlour or play mini golf. It's always a good time! (posted: 0000)
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Ironwood Lake
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Jasper
Comments (2004): no comments (posted: 0000)
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Comments (2006): Recommmended. Wapiti Campground is great, if you prefer a smaller campground, still has all the facilities, clean ones too. The campground is along the Athabasca river and gives lots of walking and biking opportunities. Would recommend to others. (posted: 2006)
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Comments (2006): Stayed at Wabasso, nice campground, trees are sparse, nowhere to tie up tarps. Federal money grab $8.00 wood burn permit, includes wood. Poor value for what you get, no showers or flush toilets. If you reserve ahead prepare to tke what you get. (posted: 2006)
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Comments (2006): Accomodations in Jasper are extremely expensive and does not have the equal value of what you pay for. Booking ahead in Jasper is definitely recomemded. For a better accomodation value try to overnite at Hinton instead of Jasper, which only take 1.5 hours drive time. The icefields parkway have a toll fee of CAD15.00, which is definitely not worth the value. The road conditions are very mediocre & austere. Finall word, all scenic spots & road direction of parks system in Canada are poorly sign or even no sign at all, In order to make your trip worthwhile a detail map (which will increase the trip budget) is definitely a neccessity. (posted: 2006)
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2009 Camped at Whistlers end of June. Would advise to pre-book June-August. Checking in was very chaotic (long line up), they are not organised at all. Large clean site with all amenities. Showers and toilets were clean. Sheltered camping plots. Central and ideal base for touring the Rockies. Camping and fire pit fees were a bit steep. But I would stay there again, and recommend it. (posted: 2010)
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Spent two nights this past weekend in Jasper at a local B&B, which was quite affordable for the high-season ($97/night). Went to Maligne Canyon, very beautiful and a great hike, and also to the Miette Hotsprings which were nothing extraordinary but great nonetheless. Saw quite a bit of wildlife during my stay as well. Only complaint is the price to stay in the park, just over $20 a night, which is a little steep. Oh well, it's better than Banff. (posted: 2010)
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Kinbrook Island
Great park and the CO's are very friendly. (posted: 2004)
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Conservation Officers are very friendly and helpful. Trails could be groomed better. But a great stay I would advise everyone in the area to visit Kinbrook Island. Good bird watching too. (posted: 2004)
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(2004): Great camping! The beach is great and the lake is huge--great for boating! There are playgrounds and a store with great ice cream for a nice treat on a hot day! I recommend this one for sure!!! (posted: 2004)
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Comments (2005): (posted: 2005)
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Comments (2006): Just returned from there, great campground, awsome lake but the beach is okay lots of goose poop, and the showers were gross, drains were clogged with hair, used soap bars were laying in the stalls and even a used tampon, I would advise the cleaning crew to check up on such a place more often, other than that it was all okay exept people should controll their dogs better don't lock them up in a cage go away for 6 hours and let your pooch bark all day long. (posted: 2006)
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Comments (2006): This park is in a beautiful location and some attempt has been made on the beach area and design - however much more can and should be done to this park. One can atleast swim in this water, unlike other park locations. The toilet houses are not cleaned regularly, floor, sink and walls are likely bacteria infested. Toilets unsafe for use by small kids. The beach requires sand, not huge rocks and tilled soil. How expensive is sand on a beach - obviously too expensive for our oil-rich province. I am sick of taking my kids to such crappy parks and recreation areas and having to explain to them why more is not done. Put a schedule on the concession so the public knows when it is open, and when it should be open. This concession had no menu or notice of what they provide, so maybe start working on this one. There is a mosquito and ant problem at this location, so don't lie down for too long here in its current state. (posted: 2006)
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Comments (2006): (2006) Beautiful park. Very friendly and helpful staff and management. Wonderful bird watching area. We really enjoyed our stay there. (posted: 2006)
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Comments (2006): Beautiful park. Very friendly and helpful staff and management. Wonderful bird watching area. We really enjoyed our stay there. (posted: 2006)
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Comments (2007): awesome campground! we go here at least twice a year, they have everything..excellent beach, great water for swimming, nice concession. campsites are huge and well treed, managment are friendly and want to make sure you enjoy your stay. what else could you ask for? (posted: 2007)
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if you ask for comments and you get them why don't you print them? And get rid of any thing below 2004. (posted: 2008)
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Now I have to write something. This looks like a nice park and I read all the comments before we went. What I did not know is this looks like te dog pound for Brooks, most ever one had a dog and when one barked ther all barked. People can not read honest,it says "no parking on grass" so they park on the grass. No washing dishes at the tap, they wash the dishes and clothing. The reason I bring this up was because we saw NO ONE driving around for the three days we were there.The bathroom was cleaned once by a women who had a hose that was 20 feet long and she just sprayed from their and they stunk. The girl testing the water flooded our camp site. I will go back but not this year, gas and camping fees are getting out of my reach plus the price for wood is up every year.The girl at the front check in was very nice, we do not se many of them. (posted: 2008)
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great lake and beach, and then the rest sucks! Bathrooms are disgusting, we drove to the ones in the main building. Expensive for what you get. july 2007 (posted: 2008)
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Great beach & lake for swimming & boating. Terrific for children. Nice large sites. Management needs to do some serious tree limbing of deadwood before a child is killed from falling limbs. (posted: 2009)
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The good parts: A nice, clean lake. This is hard to find in Alberta so it was nice to just go swimming without getting duck mite or something. We also have a dog and were able to go to a semi boat launching area where she could swim with us. This area is right next to the main beach and has a small rocky beach, but we saw lots of families playing here. We appreciated that there was a office to go to get wood. We're use to waiting for someone to drive around our campground to sell us wood. But the convenience was nice here. Semi shaded camp spots. It's a perfect place for RV'ers but for tenters it's a tad more challenging. The sights are mainly open, with some trees. If you choose the right spot you'll be able to sleep in. The grassy areas were so nice for being a tenter, our pegs would actually go into the ground! The place was busy with lots of campers. Everyone was super friendly and fairly quiet too. So that's a plus for alot of people. We didn't experience this stuff, but there was alot of boaters and fishers. The not-so good parts: The bathrooms were pretty gross. At least where we were, and we were in a main area close to the beach. They were so infested with bugs. It was literally get in and get out as fast as possible. Oh, and maybe shine your flash light on the cob webs to see if anything is dangling. Super gross. They also really lack natural lighting. So mid day you still have to bring in a flash light. Like I said earlier, the lack of shade for us tenters. But we still enjoyed our time and had lots of shade that we could follow with our chairs if need be. Majority of sights aren't very private. We didn't mind because of the friendly neighbours and some came to visit our dog, which is nice. So this could be a plus or not depending. All in all, it was a really great place to go. I would suggest maybe making a reservation. We went mid week and the place was pretty busy. But still had lots of options. Kind of hit and miss. With reserving you could probably ask for a certain sight. If the bathrooms were cleaner I would call this place perfect. (posted: 2010)
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We camped there Aug 20-22/10 and while the campsite that we had (F81) was nice and more than spacious enough for our truck and trailer I was seriously disappointed with the outhouses which were completely filthy. We went to the shower complex at about 5pm on Saturday and the entire place had run out of water! No showers, no flush toilets, no washing your hands. Granted they had it fixed the next morning, but when you pay for ammenities you expect them there. The beach was amazing and the water was nice and clean. Really easy to beach your boat for the night instead of going back to the dock. I'm not sure I'll go back due to the fact that it didn't seem like they really cared if there was water or not and the outhouses being so disgusting. (posted: 2010)
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WOW! the wasrooms are awsome and the campsites are huge. I like the kettle trail, all though me and my dad got stuck their on our bikes... Don't use bikes! rather than that it was all awsome! Scirtenly i would go back again in the summer May long weekend, see ya william fans! (posted: 2011)
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Lesser Slave Lake
Comments: The out houses were very filthy even after the cleaning lady came in. The stench was unbearable outside the out house. Can you imagine the inside? Sleeping and eating on the campground is NOT advisable. I realize out houses are not the greatest but I've never been to one as bad as Lesser Slave Lake campground! (posted: 0000)
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Comments (2004): Beautiful, well maintained campground. Incredible beaches (best in Alberta), great swimming and amazing fishing. Lots of interesting hiking trails. (posted: 0000)
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Comments (2004): We visited martin River Campground just 15 minutes away from Slave Lake town and 5 to 10 minutes away from Devonshire Beach where they hold their annual Sandcastle ..or should I say sand sculpting competiton each year. Everything was wonderful! The provincial campsite was great...Slave lake water @ Devonshire Beach and Martin River Campground very warm and shallow. My husband who is 6 ft.3" walked out into the water to the length of one and a half football fields before the water came up to his neck. WOW!† Sandy floor too! Loved it...and the prizes were great from the sand sculpting competiton too! Thanks everyone! Calgary family(first time campers!) (posted: 0000)
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Comments (2006): Martin River Campground:We stayed in loop C. The pit toilets were discusting and the smell was unbearable outside. The flush toilets/showers are closed for 2 hours daily for cleaning from 11am-1pm??? Cannot reserve ahead so if you are travelling any distance, forget it. The young lady at the booth needs a course on customer service. Unfortunatley they have got you because they are pretty much the only game in town. Will NEVER go back. (posted: 2006)
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Comments (2007): Whew! i was so glad to get out off the outhouses, They stink so bad! Free wood cool,The beach looked so beutiful when the sun was setting. Very good (posted: 2007)
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Comments (2007): 2007 - My family and I live in Slave Lake and have enjoyed camping at Martin River in the last four years. Unfortunately we have only been able to camp there 4 times in the last four years. Up until this year, we have had to pay for an extra night or two and take our camper out there on a Wednesday or Thursday just to ensure we could have a spot to camp for the weekend. Reason why we have only camped. Last year in 2006 we found out that several people we knew had actually had their campers out there in powered sites for practically the whole summer as they were travelling back and forth further north for work and they would just go back to the Martin River camp ground to sleep. this was disappointing as this was taking away from others to enjoy the campsite. This year 2007 we were pleased to hear that you could reserve a site to camp. We thought this would eliviate some of the problems we had to be able to get out there to camp. We pulled our camper out mid week and stayed till Sunday. While there I reserved a site for September long weekend. I gave my credit card to reserve and was told that the first night cost and an $8.00 charge was going to be placed on my credit card. This was fine with me as it ensured that we would get a site for long weekend. Prior to us leaving on the sunday I stopped at the booth to enquire to see if any reserved sites were still available during the months of august on the weekends. If I could find out if there were any reserved sites available then my husband and I could go home and figure out a weekend that we might be able to return in August and then we would call back to the campground and reserve for one weekend in August. The worker in the booth at the time asked me if I had reserved already this summer. I had told her that we had a reservation for September long weekend but would like to try to camp one weekend in august. She became very rude with me and told me that if I had a reservation for long weekend in September that I would have to give that reservation up if I wanted to reserve for a weekend in August. I asked if they had any regulations posted for this and she snapped at me and said that was the rules. I relayed to her that we would think about it but that we would probably just leave it then and take our chances to try and pull our camper out one weekend in August and hope to get a spot. I told her that I would rather keep our reservation for our powered site for long weekend then give it up. It was at that time to my surprise that I was told that they could not gaurantee that I would get a powered spot. I told her that I had specifically reserved a powered site for September long weekend and that charge for the first night PLUS the $8.00 fee was charged to my credit card already and that better be what I get. She was rude and ignorant and basically told me that we would get what we would get...that it was first come first serve. If we pulled our camper out there in enough time and they still had a reserved site available with power then we would get it. To me this is unprofessional behaviour and false information. You are led to believe that you will get a powered site when you reserve AND REQUEST IT. This woman was rude, showed no patience at all with customers who were coming into the park. My husband and I enjoy Martin River provincial camp ground for so many reasons. The sites are beautiful. The lake is beautiful. The park offers so much with their theater etc. And the camp hosts have always been wonderful. However the staff in that booth definitely require some customer training. My family and I only live a half an hour from this beautiful park so if we are unable to get a campsite it is not as hard on our wallet for cost wise ie: gas expense. I feel terribly sorry for out of town people who come here and are treated that same way. I know for a fact that while I was in the office there were three out of town campers who were treated rudely and whom I am sure will never return due to the treatment they received. It is a shame as we have such a beautiful park - unfortunately dealing with the staff leave something to be desired and leave a bad taste in the mouths of tourists. I think the park needs to regulate proper rules and not lapse in them. I know for a fact there are a few people within Slave Lake who have reserved sites several weekends in a row...I wonder how this is possible?? (posted: 2007)
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Comments (2007): Booking staff needs to be working in the bush. Absolutly rude! Can't understand why you can't book a particular stall if you are paying with a credit card anyway? Nice campground too bad. (posted: 2007)
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Comments (2007): Martin River Gov Campground. Booking staff needs to be working in the bush. Absolutly rude! Can't understand why you can't book a particular stall if you are paying with a credit card anyway? Nice campground too bad. (posted: 2007)
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Comments (2007): Used to go to Martin River provincial park frequently. Have to travel from Edmonton (3.5 hours) but was worth the trip. New management is horrible. People parking boats etc. on sites to hold for later, or friends from town. Don't even try anymore-no sites available and nobody seems to actually be in charge. Was a great place until it became well known. Just a party place for every drunk with a trailer now...too bad. (posted: 2007)
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Comments (2007): Marten River Campground (2007) - Very Beautiful Campsite located in a very beautiful part of Northern Alberta... The beaches out here are definitely the best in Alberta ! The Camp Host Couple are very friendly and helpful and make you feel welcome here. The Female Staff member working the booth definitely does need help with her customer service skills... She is abrupt with guests and gives you the impression that you are bothering her when you talk to her. During our visit to this campsite there was a mother bear that had been sighted wandering around. (We found this out later from fellow campers in the site.) There was no mention of this made when my family and I arrived and did not know anything about the bear until my child spotted it while out on a bike ride in the "A" loop. We are thankful that other campers were close by the trail where the bear was and directed the children in the area back to their campsites before anything horrible happened. When I mentioned the bear to the girl in the booth - she just looked at me and said "Well this is Bear Country." And dismissed my concerns. I would recommend this site for the beautiful scenery & the clean and well-maintained campsites. This is not a campsite where you are going to get that warm & fuzzy feeling from the staff (namely the girl in the booth - she don't give a damn if you enjoyed your stay!) (posted: 2007)
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Comments (2007): Funny to see some of the comments on this certain female staff member in the booth. I have been going to Martin River campground for 4-5 years and while I love the new reservation system, I agree, that one certain female in the booth was incredibly rude. She definately thinks she's doing you a favor by answering your questions. (posted: 2007)
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Little Bow
none provided (posted: 2004)
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We would definitely return to this beautiful park. (posted: 2004)
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Sites too small and bunched together. No privacy from one to the next campsite. Management are unfriendly and have little to no customer appreciation or service skills with way TOO MUCH ATTITUDE. Also, tenters are not welcome!!! Look for somewhere else to camp you are not wanted! (posted: 2004)
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(2004): This campground is excellent for the area it is in. The lake is one of the nicest boating lakes in all of Alberta. (posted: 2004)
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Comments (2007): (2007)Novice campers who went here with our new tent trailer only to be met by unfriendly management.We left to try McGregor Lake only to find foot long grass and filthy washrooms. We decided to go up the hyway to Wyndham. Upon our late arrival (11:00 PM) we were met by courteous security staff who assisted us in locating a vacant site. Their kindness followed through when they helped us set up our new tent trailer and brought us some spare firewood. We had a great weekend! (posted: 2007)
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Comments (2005): I enjoy this campground very much. Good fishing but not great. The boat launch and docks are great and well maintained (posted: 2005)
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Comments (2006): I cannot believe how unorganized and unprofessional the manager and certain other staff were regarding reservations. I called the Little Bow Park approx. one week prior to August long weekend to make a reservation to camp for 4-5 days. The staff told me it was a "first come, first serve basis". So I didn't worry. Then I pulled my trailer down on a Thursday night for the weekend and they told me only overflow camping is available (they were full)even though I could see there were many open spots left, and they proceded to tell me I would be in the parking lot (camping on pavement)now as there are no spots left. I told them they needed to get their story straight as I was told it was "first come, first serve". Then the manager said they were taking reservations up until Thursday and then it was first come first serve basis. I was so angry!!! I told the manager that I just called on Thursday night to reserve but your staff wouln't let me....Thanks alot. I had my 17 month old son in the truck as I was agruing with mangement and I guess he had a guilty sense and decided to give me a spot...Oh my gosh...all of a sudden a spot miraculously appears after all that bull! I think we really need to look at who is hired at the Little Bow Park year to year. It has never been the same since it's been contracted out. Private managment plays favors! It's not right! (posted: 2006)
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Comments (2006): (2006) Terrible management this year. We paid double occupancy for one site on September long weekend. We had one tent trailer and a tent.(4 adults and a child).If that was a problem why nobody told us so we could reserve two sites. My suggestion, any rules with the price schedule should be posted at the entrance so people will know what to expect.I think that is very unfair to charge people for one site $40.00 a day. We could not rent a boat, because manager was not sure if a boat will be available next day. He asked us to wait for him at the lake between 7-8am and if he shows up that means he can find a boat for us. Is that a professional business approach? I do not think so. We were disappointed and decided never go back to that place if the same people will be running the camp. (posted: 2006)
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Comments (2007): Management and employees are very unorganized. We reserved 5 sites and had to pay extra ($10 more per site to make reservations, and they charge all of the sites and nights right away). When we arrived for the weekend of camping and having fun we were told that even though we had reservations he did not have enough sites for everyone in our group. We argued with this gentlemen (using this term loosly) for about an hour before he was able to find us 5 sites. Someone like this should NOT be running this campground. (posted: 2007)
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We have been here a few times over three years, and we do enjoy the lake for boating, as there is not any other lakes really around. I do agree with the comments about the staff, they are so very unorganized, or maybe not, maybe they just make sure they get their money by overbooking and stuffing people in. We booked 2 weeks in advance last season, and phoned before we left, when we got to the campground they said all the powered sites were gone, even though we booked this 2 weeks early, and were told it would never be a problem, this is also why we phoned before we left, to make sure we had what we booked 2 weeks prior, but only to arrive and be told the person a head of us took the last site, even though we phoned to make sure it was available, just before driving there!.....We almost turned back home, but decided to take the no powered site. Great spot, but makes you nervous to take your chances, very unfortunate!!! (posted: 2011)
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Comments (2007): June (2007) Little Bow is one of our favorite places, the new management team is doing much better a little patience goes along way. They are in there 2nd year. The setting is wonderful I have never had issues with my reservations, and the sites are well maintained and clean. Staffing anywhere is not easy here is no different. Camping is about relaxing don't get your back up. At the end of the day this is one of the nicest spots in Southern Alberta. Camping is a lifestyle, you weekend warriors need to relax and learn to have some patience. From mid 30's couple with 3 kids who love the beach and love this campsite. (posted: 2007)
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Comments (2007): DO NOT GO HERE! this is a warning to all! as mentioned by other posters the guy running the place is a complete joke! several things wrong with this place, first off the site they gave us, the firepit was just off the gravel...we couldn't even open our awning or we would risk melting it, so i got them to give us another site, which the other site was only a tiny bit wider, but at least we could open our awning. secondly my inlaws were also staying in our trailer and they had their own car, we were told by the lady at the check-in desk that we are allowed 3 pieces of equipment on our site, (eg, boat, trailer, vehicle) since we didn't have a boat 2 vehicles and a trailer should be fine...so we thought. the first night MR. bigshot comes by on his golfcart and tells us to move the car that is on the grass, i said "we were told we could have 3 pieces of equipment, he said "those 3 pieces of equipment have to stay on the gravel" HA try fitting those 3 pieces on the gravel..the sites are TINY! also i said to him there are boats parked on the grass all over our campground..his reply was "those are boats not vehicles" is there a difference i thought? father-in-law then had to park his car in a parking lot. while we were walking back to our campsite there were numerous vehicles parked on grass, i think that if you make a rule, this rule should be passed on to everyone, not just singling out certain people. (he probably picked on us because the inlaws didn't have to pay because we are allowed 6 people on a site) lastly the sewage dump station..never in the 5 years i have pulled a trailer did i have to pay to dump my tanks! 3.00 here and not only that you must pull your unit up a long steep hill in order to get there, once i got there the water hose did not work, also there is an evaporation pond for the sewage, so they don't even truck it away therefore whats the 3.00 for? not a good thing to be said about this place and the management is terrible! i would give this place maybe a 2 out of 10. (posted: 2007)
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Comments (2007): The swimming area is pleasant, with a fairly large beach, and lots of shade trees for really hot days, but the water is apparently infested with Swimmer's Itch. A warning sign (like the ones in BC) would have been nice, as the resulting papules and hives are extremely itchy and painful. Although we had a very enjoyable day, we will not return, as the after effects are terrible. (posted: 2007)
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Comments (2007): The man running it is horrible.... Too bad for the tournament fisherman and campers, because it is a nice site, but with the guy who is running it right now (2007) I won't go near it!!! (posted: 2007)
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Comments (2007): I have lived in the Vulcan area my entire life. We would often get off school on Fridays and head down to Little Bow for a swim and what not. The management there has been brutal for years, they are jerks and will always be jerks. Every time we pulled in they would "report us" and write our license plates down. Just hassle us until we left, lots of times we were with our parents. If you want to camp on the lake still, I would recommend Travers Dam at the South East end of the lake. Any local knows where it is, I believe there are signs, I have never had to pay attention. It is quiet, just bathrooms nothing else, or free range camping right on the lake. I believe that Little Bow will be ruined until new management is appointed. (posted: 2007)
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Comments (2007): The Management at this site is a complete joke!!!! The guy running it seems to think he is the "be all end all" and he is nothing but a power hungry goof. The site itself is nice, the camping is good, but the guy running it on the first weekend of May 2007 is just awfull and I will not go back until he is GONE!!!!! (posted: 2007)
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Comments (2007): I was at this campground once before it officially opened in 2006 and it was ok. We went once more after the season opened and it was nothing but a free-for-all !!! Kids - noise - management is a complete joke here. I sent e-mails to the government regarding who they're contracting out to. Unfortunately this fella with the contract now has a problem with the English language. He also has the MacGregor Lake Reservoir and you can't camp there at all anymore. We stopped once late last year when we were boating to use the facilities and found they hadn't been cleaned out (sani-trucked) all year !!! It was full !!!! No kidding !!! If we find this again - because we do go there to go boating - we will take pictures and have the place condemned. Two great parks that you can't go to anymore !!!Sucks big time. (posted: 2007)
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Comments (2007): (2007)I wouldn't recommend this campground, nor would I return to this campground if it continued to operate under the same management. We've called well in advance to reserve 3 spots next to each other. We were going with some friends, and all of us have small children. When we arrived, we were nowhere close to each other, not even in the same campground loops! Our spot was next to a busy campground road with little green space. It was the worst spot for a family with a busy toddler. The management was unfriendly and disorganized. (posted: 2007)
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Comments (2007): Please complain to the Alberta Government Provincial Parks Dept. If enough people complain maybe something will be done to get new management. Lethbridge 403 382-4100 Medicine Hat 403 529-3160 (posted: 2007)
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Comments (2007): Really liked the campground, found the security very missguided, Actually had one of the management move us off of a spot near the beach because of our dog, in which we believe in the no dogs on the beach rule, and we were nowheres near the beach, Yet at our campsite, dogs were roaming free. the 3 campsites across from us housed no less that 6 families, and at least 11 units consisting of boats, seadoos, cars, trucks, trailers, all parked on the grass at the sites. Other campers had dificulty getting by these units, as the roads are narrow enough as it is. They even blocked the road periodically with little effort to clear when anyone needed to get by or park a larger camper. Security drove by and made no effort to correct. We would go back to little bow. The camp itself made up for the poor management, but I think the management will grow with our comments. They are doing a great job of keeping up with the grounds. With that a closing note... One shower bldg in a campground of this size is also unacceptable. (posted: 2007)
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Comments (2007): Wanted to leave a rating on McGregor Reservior Provincial Recreation Area but there is nowhere to post it. In answer to the other fellow who posted about there being no camping at Lake MacGregor (in this Little Bow slot) - wrong! There are 102 large campsites, on property staff during the camping season, firepits, outhouse buildings, etc. Great boating and great fishing - can't keep the walleye you catch in 2007 but maybe next year? Surely a bargain at $12.00 per night per unit! (posted: 2007)
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Comments (2008): Further to postings regarding Lake McGregor and Campgrounds - yes we are quite aware of how many sites are at Lake McGregor - Issues with them being the weeds were 2 - 4 feet tall and the "sites" were cut into the weeds !!!! ALL the grass used to be cut and you weren't sitting in amongst the weeds !! The last time we attempted to camp there - there were no on site supervisors, someone would come around and collect money and then leave - it was a FREAKIN FREE FOR ALL !!!! It was a nightmare - stereos blasting all night long and people running all over the place all night long. If you feel safe with that going on around you and can sleep soundly - you go right ahead and pretend to enjoy that - or maybe you're one of those people who is partying and running around all night long ?? !!! I stand behind my point about the bathrooms not being cleaned out the entire summer season. Hope you don't need to use the bathrooms !! If there is on site supervision now that would probably be a better situation but still they raised the rates $2 per night FOR NOTHING !!! There still isn't a dock there, there are NO facilities there and therefore does not rate an increase !! Maybe if they actually cut ALL the grass and made an effort to at least make it LOOK like a campground instead of a HAY field it might rate an increase !!! Baling the grass for hay bales (probably sold to a local farmer) is not a good idea at a campground with FIRE PITS !!!! (posted: 2008)
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Had been going here for over 4 years for every long weekend a year. Always booked 7-8 sites each time with no problems but the last couple of years the new management is terrible. I have 4 dogs and have had them every single time i have gone there but last year they told me that you were only aloud 2 dogs per site, we have always had our kids stay in a tent, but last year they made us pay for our kids tent because one of our kids was 16. We always brought our boat and other vehicle and parked on the grass never said anything until last year we couldn't park on the grass and we had to pay a fee for extra vehicles. What makes me laugh is we were there may long weekend with no problems then again September long weekend and got all these new rules that the management said had been in place for 2 years. News to us. NEED NEW MANAGEMENT!!!!!!!!!!! (posted: 2008)
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I have reviewed many postings for a variety of parks. I truly believe that very little of the negative comments would actually be posted if people had to identify themselves and be prepared to defend their positions. I really dislike unconstructive and misleading forums. (posted: 2008)
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Staff were rude, sites are close together and the lake is not really attractive. My kid got violently sick and we had to leave in the middle of the night - they refused to refund any $$! Total Knobs! (posted: 2008)
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Beautiful area. Very few problems with the staff, except for parking a 3rd vehicle, which was resolved. We had no problems sitting by the campfire until 2 am. As campers, we were a little overwhelmed by the large RVs infringing on our tiny campsite. Please note- there is no cell phone service, only a pay phone. You must drive up the hill if you want to make a cell call. (posted: 2008)
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Yuck. We made reservations many months ahead for the Labour Day long weekend. The staff was always short-tempered on the phone. The campground was PACKED with many sites full of extra equipment and tents. At night, there were a few partiers, not many, but it only takes one group.... The sites are NOT private at all, it's like camping on your front lawn. And as mentioned before, the gravel pads are very small. Does not have adequate washrooms. The 'store' was a joke, it only sold a few ice cream bars. I had fond memories of coming here as a kid, but it's not the same at all. The only good thing was the Hutterites who came by on Saturday night selling homemade baking and pickles. We won't be coming back here again. (posted: 2010)
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Wow what a joke Little Bow Campground is!! The problem is not the campground itself, but the MANAGEMENT!!!! I have spent a couple of mins reading everyone's comments of the management and they are exactly right. I strongly suggest that we all call the Alberta Government Provincal Parks Department(403-382-4100) and make complaints about the management. I just got back from the Sept. long weekend and had the worst time of my life there. I will never recommend it, nor will I go back to this site again because of the management. Mirko Zelembaba is the manager there and he is RUDE, IGNORANT and has absoulutely NO people skills!!!! It would be in the best interest of this camground to hire new management!!! (posted: 2010)
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Mcgregor lake - watch out for that scam artist who lives there in the trailer - she tried to take me for $15 a night. I never pay there anyways the place is a fuggin dump. (posted: 2011)
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Little Fish Lake
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Don't do it. What a forsaken, mosquito infested no mans land. After driving forever up the gravel road, we arrived to an abandoned "provincial Park" that did not look like it had hosted anyone for years. You have been warned!! 2008 (posted: 2009)
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Long Lake
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Comments (2004): Every year we go and I have two boys both under twelve and they love it! (posted: 0000)
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Comments (2004): Very well kept park with a store, boat rentals and decent playgrounds. Power sites are large with no trees between spots, however there are some excellent tenting spots. Overall a good place if you don't want to drive far from Edmonton. (posted: 0000)
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Shockingly loud and aggressive drunks. Feared for my family's safety. We were really scared. Barking dogs. Obscene prices for firewood. (posted: 2005)
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Comments (2006): Great place for the whole family. Very Clean and people are friendly. Lots of things for the kids to do. Nice beaches, great playgrounds, good fishing, nice clear lake. (posted: 2006)
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Comments (2006): Very nice lake, nice day area and clean beach. My daughter got swimmers itch after spending a few minutes in the water. It would have been nice to know that this lake has the parasites. (posted: 2006)
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Comments (2007): We stayed in group camping area for a Beavers event. Nice tenting there. Nice cookhouse. Clean outhouses. Great lake for boating and fishing, decent boat ramp (not as busy as others). The main beach and park are gorgeous. $5 for plain hamburger a bit steep, but concession nice otherwise. (posted: 2007)
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We have camped there all my life, we grew up there. My family now owns a cabin at Long Lake, but still stay at the campsite on occastion to go "camping" with the kids for fun. We love it. There have been amny changes over the years, but still maintains it's great appeal. Great swimming areas, fun parks, great concession, and best of all wonderful trails. There is also golf and paintball up the hill and a ski hill in the winter. We have been going there for 30years, my parents even longer, and never yet had swimmers itch and we go boating and swimming every chance we get. Oh and it's NEVER too busy as there is only one section of the whole lake developed! (posted: 2008)
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Great spot, sites are nice, place is very well looked after, great for the kids (no loud drunks to my knowledge) Wardens frequent the area so i think it helps keep the noise down, the wannabe wardens will however make you dump a concealed beer though...even if just sitting on the beach with mom and the kids...!!! Nice playgrounds for the kids, great boat launches (2) all in all excellent camp site, water greens up in august though if it has been hot, no rock beds great for boating, lake gets busy on weekends as it is narrow but during the week the lake is all yours. (posted: 2009)
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We will definately return to this lake. We stayed in the unserviced sites (our trailer has solar power) and loved every moment...well, almost. We originally stayed in the furthest loop in the B section which is where the partiers like to go because it is far away from others. After the first night we moved and had a great time after that. Talking with the locals it seemed to be common knowledge that the party goers like the area we were originally in. Great park, great sites...just don't go in the party loop...near site B111 !!! (posted: 2010)
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Lots of activities to do besides the usual hiking--e.g. paint ball park. Only flush toilets in the daybeach area; campground only has pit toilets. Showers were very nice and clean. Lots of spots for campground. We had a group of partiers next to us and nobody shut them down. (posted: 2010)
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Midland
none provided (posted: 2004)
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Miquelon Lake
Miquelon Lake is the best place to go camping. Miquelon Lake has a great beach. The water is nice and clear. (posted: 2004)
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I recently found Miquelon Lake. I am not one who goes for the seaweed between your toes but this is the best beach for swimming the water is so clear and the beach is awesome. Will definitely return. (posted: 2004)
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(2004): I liked the campground but the bathroom facilities were horrible, The cleaning staff leave the coilers laying next to the toilet. Other than that it was good. (posted: 2004)
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(2004): Camping there was awesome, cheep beer, fun ppl. it was great! Also the beach was really nice and no problems were goin on. (posted: 2004)
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Comments (2005): Like the campground but it looks like there is very little maintenance going on. The same washrooms 3 years earlier didn't have the hot air dryers working and still don't. Washroom stalls had out of order signs on them but nobody seems to fix them. The cleaning staff don't care to clean the spider webs out the stalls even when asked. Mosquitoes are squished on the walls but not being cleaned off even after 1 weeks stay. Shower stalls have mould growing along the wall seams. Cleaning staff use the same mop to mop the shower floor stalls and toilet stalls, Yuck!! The paved bike trails are breaking up. The nature trails are great. (posted: 2005)
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Comments (2005): Better when it was operated privately 2 summers ago, the government can not get it done. (posted: 2005)
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Comments (2005): We stayed at Miquelon for 2 nights in Aug/05, and would definitely go back. Our grandsons loved the beach and playgrounds, the campsite was great, and the staff pleasant. If you have little ones, bring a wagon or strollers because it's a fair walk to the beach. (posted: 2005)
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Comments (2006): Very disappointed. Came 2 years ago and it was much cleaner. Check-in was a nightmare due to the unfriendly clerks and they lost our reservation. They didn't even give us directions or a map to find our stall. (posted: 2006)
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Comments (2006): Been here twice with the family. It can be very busy on the weekends, be prepared for a small site if you don't arrive early enough. Washrooms/showers were quite clean. Gold is cheaper than the firewood. (posted: 2006)
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Comments (2007): not worth the price hikes! We had loud all night partiers 2 nights out of 4, and when we complained nobody was willing to do anything about it. The "new" sites were so close together that we could shake hands with our neighbors. The "new" showers were out of order, and we had to pay $3.00 for the dump station that had no water pressure to clean our tanks. We will definitely NOT be going back, which is a shame because miquelon was always our favorite weekend spot. (posted: 2007)
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Well this was my first and last trip there. The water was discusting, nothing like I have every seen before. (posted: 2010)
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Camped with my family in a tent trailer. First, the good part. The campground was well maintained. Toilets and showers were clean, sufficient in numbers and conveniently located. Plenty of trees in the area. People were quiet at night (perhaps due to liquor ban on the May long weekend). Now, the bad part. Lake water was too dirty, we couldn't even think of entering. We had to wash our inflatable raft due to the muck the water left. Mosquitoes were terrible. The "interpretive" trails nearby had very meager information. (posted: 2011)
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Large improvements made to facilities in last couple years. Loop B camping was quieter than expected, decent privacy with good foliage between sites. Lake, however, is low and already green and weedy on June 1 weekend. Would not swim in this lake this year. (2012) (posted: 2012)
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Moonshine Lake
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Comments (2006): Need to clean up lake in late summer very weedy, nice park should have cabin spot for yearly rent would make park more profitable. (posted: 2006)
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Notikewin
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O'Brien
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Oldman Dam
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Comments (2007): felt like camping in a farmers field. (posted: 2007)
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We found the staff to be very rude and disrespectful. We were unaware that you could not pay for a site and set up a tent for our children and grandchildren. So they could have a site by us. The staff made us take it down even though there was tons of sites and were VERY rude about it. Then proceed to wake us up in the middle of the night by pounding on the door saying I must put a cooler full of water in my truck because of animals. Loved it when I saw the staff handing out surveys of what you thought of the camp and the skipped all the camps that they thought would give them a bad review. (posted: 2008)
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this is for both north fork and island view. both are very unkept sites the government should be ashamed to take money from people to stay at these places. if im paying money i expect to have a nice site that is groomed and there is an attempt to have people want to stay and return. plus if im paying for camping in a provincial camping area fires should be allowed. i will not be returning and i will not recomend these areas to anyone (posted: 2009)
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WOW! the wasrooms are awsome and the campsites are huge. I like the kettle trail, all though me and my dad got stuck their on our bikes... Don't use bikes! rather than that it was all awsome! Scirtenly i would go back again in the summer May long weekend, see ya william fans! (posted: 2011)
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We used to go here as kids growing up. We went back recently with my own kids and had a great time again. There's lots of camping and lots of stuff to do at the lake or on the island during the day. We had a little bit of luck fishing as well. (posted: 2012)
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Park Lake
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Comments (2005): Watch yourself - government staff very moody (posted: 2005)
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Comments (2006): I am amazed at how we live in the richest province in Canada, and so little money/effort appears to go to our parks and recreation in southern alberta i.e. nearer more rural communities, as if somehow our standards and expectations are lower than cities. This park sucks! The drinking water is not fit to drink - one gets a mouth of algae-infested sloth -is this acceptable for public use?! The outside shower is likely also contaminated and has a mud bottom, so you sink in layers of mud. The beach is a great idea around this old lovely irrigation lake, but someone though for some reason that rocks make a beach - think again! How about putting some inexpensive play sand on this beach for the public and kids to build sand-castles and play in. Instead we have our kids playing with huge rocks and asking why there is no sand - even the kids seem to know the stated problems! The park is not that peaceful - they keep making so much noise cutting the grass and other things, so that your peaceful day, resting in the park to enjoy the tranquil beauty of our Prairies turns into being in downtown Calgary. The toilets are foul and so large that one wonders if kids actually have fallen down - extremely dangerous for use by kids! This is perhaps the worst joke of a park I have ever visited - and I have lived and travelled all over the world. Spend some money on your voting citizens, Alberta. (posted: 2006)
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Comments (2007): crowded, but well maintained, great beach for swimming. Conservation officers took care of the loud drunks fairly quick (posted: 2007)
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Pembina River
(2004): We've camped at this campground for the last few years. It is clean and well kept. We have also met a lot of nice people with the same opinion of the campground has we have. (posted: 2004)
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Comments (2005): We stay about 5 weekends a year just at this campground. Everything is always perfect. Sites are wonderful and you can be in the open or nestled in with the trees. Campground is extremely clean as are the bathrooms and showers. Staff is wonderful. When the campground is full they tend to shut you down at 11:00 but when less busy they seem to let you stay out later and louder. Cant wait to go back! (posted: 2005)
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Comments (2006): Nice sites and relatively clean. The river is great to wade in and I strongly recommend bringing a tube to float down the river. (posted: 2006)
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Comments (2006): Great Park and facilities. Most sites are well treed, I would recommend A,B and C loops, D and E have less privacy. The washrooms and showerhouse were well kept. The river is awesome for those who like to relax on a tire tube and float downstream. Would recommend to others. (posted: 2006)
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Comments (2006): Beautiful campground but not alot of sites and is very tough to get a reservation, they need to expand. (posted: 2006)
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Comments (2007): Great campground, hard to reseve though, river is nice. Group lots are nice and we stay there yearly. (posted: 2007)
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(posted: 2012)
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Peter Lougheed
(2004): No comments (posted: 2004)
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(2004): Great Camgrounds. Beutiful Lakes. Lots to do. Nice private campsites. Good fishing. Great trails (posted: 2004)
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We stayed at Elkwood and this park is a 9 out of 10. The one point is lost because of the fire wood. Think it was green and wrapped in plastic. But big spaces and very clean frendly staff and a nice place to be to rest. We will be back this year for sure in the fall. Keep up the good work as you are a role model to all others. (posted: 2008)
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Pigeon Lake / Zeiner
Comments: We used to go there yearly, but it has gone downhill dramatically. The water has swimmer's itch, and the grass is overrun with grasshoppers (not their fault). The washrooms and showers are disgustingly dirty, the running water smells like something is rotting in it. The campsites themselves are filthy. For $22 per night, the sites should not be full of garbage, and the facilities should be clean.† We will not return. (posted: 0000)
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Comments (2004): The washrooms are bad, the cleaning staff went in for a total of 10 mins for both mens and womens washrooms. The insects in the bathroom are covering the walls. The water is very bad unless boiled. I would not shower in it as others commented it felt like you put another skin on after the shower.† The wood was long and thin. The pit was very good however.† For $22 a night I think they should do something about water quality and spend a little more than 10 mins cleaning the bathrooms. (posted: 0000)
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Comments (2004): I would never in a million years return to this terribly kept campground. The registration person was rude. The outhouses were so disgusting I can't even describe it. Someone came in once in 4 days to clean them and did a quick sweep and that was it. And this was a weekend when the campground was packed. The water out of the hookups was not fit for use of any kind. It looked and smelled as though it came directly from the disgusting outhouses. The washroom/shower houses were almost as bad as the outhouses. We do a lot of camping in the "bush" where we're used to not-so-great conditions. This was absolutely horrendous. (posted: 0000)
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Comments (2004):We have camped at Zeiner on several occasions in the past and have really enjoyed ourselves. How ever we will never go back after our visit there on the May long weekend. We found the staff to be very rude and conditions unfavorable. (posted: 0000)
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Comments: Very clean, family oriented and a nice spot to go to get away from the busy city. (posted: 0000)
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Comments (2004): I have recently stayed in both pigeon lake family park and zeiner family park and I would recommend them to anyone who was looking for someone to camp. The staff was extremely friendly as well as the park was very clean. It was too cold to swim in the water but there were many other things to do at the park, these things included mini golf, volleyball, and the playground for my children. I would strongly recommend the park to any of my friends and family. (posted: 0000)
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Comments (2005): Beautiful lake.. but nasty case of swimmers itch. (posted: 2005)
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Comments (2007): June 2007 - Just finished camping there this past weekend. We had sites right on the lake with power and water and all trailers are parked one in front of the other in one direction and because the sites are small and there is no one to oversee the parking, people have a tendency to pull partway into the next stall. This creates a problem for the end stall users( which we were ) to be able to park 3 trailers in a row. The sites are quite small, but we managed quite well. The grounds were clean and trimmed, the bathroom was kept fairly clean, and no one bothered us or complained about the 4 dogs we had with us. Albeit, they were well behaved and chained up. The water did not smell however, we boiled it as we always do anyway no matter where we camp and we carry bottled water at all times to avoid problems. Check out time is 2:00pm and that is reasonable as some we have been at throughout Alberta it is 11:00am. It seemed a little pricey maybe but we do not always get pwr and wtr. We have camped in much worse. We will go there again as we love boating and fishing and the 5 children with us had no problems. (posted: 2007)
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Comments (2006): We have recently been to Pigeon, the price is totally outrageous in comparison to most campgrounds and you have to pay for your own wood which is ridiculously over priced as well. Would not recommend. (posted: 2006)
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Comments (2006): The Beach was covered in bugs, there was broken glass throughout the beach... the campsites were poorly taken care of... So we left and will not return (posted: 2006)
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Comments (2006): Great place to fish to bad park is run so bad. Paid for the long weekend up front. (3 nights) Site was right next to stinking bathroom. Was in bed by 10:00pm to go fishing in the morning. Lots of late night traffic to the bathroom, lots of noise. Going to complain next day. Got up early next morning and went and got boat 1 hr away. Came back by 8:00 am and was evicted for noise complaints. Went to office to explain that must be mistake and tried to explain our situation. Very rude and would not listen to our issues. If someone had actually looked into noise complaint would have saw we were in bed and the noise was from the bathroom. No money refunded to us. This campground will never get another penny from me for the rest of our lives. Note: concession on site does not even cook any food. All prepackaged microwave stuff. (posted: 2006)
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Comments (2006): Pigeon Lake, nice treed sites, lots of wildlife. Three moose live there year round, also fox's, deer and lots of birds. We didn't use the beach but I hear it has poisionus algae in the water now. Great for nature lovers, not great for swimmers. (posted: 2006)
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Comments (2006): The cleaning staff work very hard to keep the bathrooms & shower houses clean. They were in there 3 times in one day! The concession stand was pitiful, very seldom open and served only pre-packaged sandwiches and subs. The grounds were nicely trimmed. The campsites are big with lots of bathrooms available. The booth staff are a little complacent and don't really go out of their way to help first time visitors to the campground. The beach was much nicer at Zeiner, would recommend to camp at Pigeon lake and use Zeiner for the day use. However, the bathrooms at Zeiner were in sad shape and needed to be cleaned as thoroughly as they are at Pigeon Lake. Wood is expensive, so simply bring your own. (posted: 2006)
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Comments (2006): Fix Your web page !!!!!! (posted: 2006)
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Comments (2007): Zeiner campground has an amazing beach and playground area for kids. Pigeon Lake has a rockier beach, but very nice, private stalls. Booth staff is very accommodating and friendly, and go out of their way to help anyone, to the point of actually showing us to our campsite when we couldn't find it ourselves. Very natural park, but maintianed extremely well. Park staff is very hardworking, and works hard to keep up to the 400 plus sites on the lake. Changed operators in 2005, and many upgrades since then. Beautiful park and beautiful staff, would not hesitate to return to this amazing campground (posted: 2007)
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Comments (2007): The water at Zeiner was green and gross. The power sites are virtually wide open with no shade or privacy. The wood is a ripe off. And we all got a nice case of swimmers itch. (posted: 2007)
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Comments (2007): Anyone else think that the people who are giving this campground a gold rating work at the park? (posted: 2007)
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Comments (2007): Anyone else think that the people who are giving this campground a gold rating work at the park? (posted: 2007)
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Comments (2007): I hope management did not write that last comment...because we are booked for the June/july long weekend and thus far I am leary of going there. The 2006 comments don't look very good and if new management took over in 2005...there are still lots of complaints on here....I will forwarn my family now as we booked 5 camp sites at Pigeon Lake!!!! (posted: 2007)
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Comments (2007): I worked at this park for two years....and will never work there AGAIN. The pushing point came when the operator refused to refund a little girls' money even though she tripped and fell and split her face open. The park is run for the sake of greed, with no consideration given to the staff at all. I pity anyone who works there. That being said...the lake is beautiful. If there were other campgrounds besides Zeiner and the Provincial Park, i wouldn't hesitate to spend the rest of my life there. Their reservation system is terrible...if you can get by without it..i recommend it. And it is extremely overpriced and the wood prices are OUTRAGEOUS. They are in it for the money, with little care for the people or the park itself. (posted: 2007)
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Comments (2007): I worked at this park for two years....and will never work there AGAIN. The pushing point came when the operator refused to refund a little girls' money even though she tripped and fell and split her face open. The park is run for the sake of greed, with no consideration given to the staff at all. I pity anyone who works there. That being said...the lake is beautiful. If there were other campgrounds besides Zeiner and the Provincial Park, i wouldn't hesitate to spend the rest of my life there. Their reservation system is terrible...if you can get by without it..i recommend it. And it is extremely overpriced and the wood prices are OUTRAGEOUS. They are in it for the money, with little care for the people or the park itself. (posted: 2007)
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Comments (2007): (2007) the campsite is over priced and well the price of wood is crazy. the staff was nice but nobody stood behind the staff when there was a problem. the water in the lake was not good this summer. there should be more postings up and more radio postings about how the water is and when the campground is full. there was not enought staff for the phones and lots of people couldn't get throw do to short staff. (posted: 2007)
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Comments (2008): We stayed summer 2007, the park was peaceful, beautiful, and well run. I would have eaten off the bathroom floors. The cleaning staff came twice, and sometimes three times a day to do the bathrooms. The showers are free and hot! We had no problems with the staff, the water (lake) was green, but we still swam. This is a beautiful park, and I look forward to staying again this summer. (posted: 2008)
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Good party lake, that's about it though especially zeiner. It's pretty gross, but has good beach and good green spaces. (posted: 2008)
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Visited in July 2008. The washrooms in Loop D were very clean and the showers did not require coins. The sites were small but reasonably spaced from the other sites. The beach was nice with shady places and the playground was in good repair. Campground staff were welcoming and pleasant. (posted: 2008)
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july 2008. Everything here is top notch, with the exeption of the lake, which is not their fault. However, one of the most expensive parks around! $27 for a tent site, $32 for power. Aspen is a short drive south and much less expensive, and just as good, with a better lake (posted: 2008)
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We loved this campground! The sites where nice and secluded from other campers and there was good fishing in the lake. The water seemed kind of murky for swimming but everything else was awesome! We thought the sites were a little expensive but we had a great weekend so it was worth the extra cash. (posted: 2009)
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Zeiner: try and get a spot away from the lake... those down by the water are like camping in a parking lot. Full service sites very open. Treed sites are small, but nice. (posted: 2009)
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We paid 41.00 per night for p/w site and had to pay a mandatory shower fee per night. The sites by the water are OUTRAGEOUSLY SMALL and are right on the road and so close to each other that your awning can't be put out without touching a trailer beside you. Poorly maintained washrooms . Lukewarm showers. Stinky water . Very poor for a provincial campground. (posted: 2010)
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The camp site is great with all working facilities like shower, washroom. The site is lack a bit of "wild" taste though. Too many speedy power boats on the lake make me nervous about launching my canoe. (posted: 2010)
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We went to Zeiner during July 2011 and loved the environment. However, the campsites are REALLY small and disrespectful teens made it a horrible experience for us. The two volunteers, Mike and Jean were very helpful. Mike is over 75 years old and he drives a golf cart around to help people setup their tent, park their trailers and answer any questions concerning the park. The camp sites are SUPER small, less than 20 feet and people can listen to every word of our quiet conversation through-out the day. Fishing is horrible unless you have a boat. Dock fishing is bad regardless of where you are in Pigeon Lake. High traffic of speed boats and water skiing made it loud and unsafe for kids to canoe beyond the safe zone. There were people partying at 5am and screaming so loud that we can hear them clearly 25 campsites down the road. The store was okay, wood is expensive as usual ($8/bag). Washroom was not bad, but it was kinda far away. There were tons of young people screwing it up for everyone else. Someone was lighting up fireworks one night at 2am and shooting fireworks at each other. Some douchebag was with their loud mountain motor bikes riding around. The rangers and CO came, but by the time they got there everything was back to normal. It started again 2 hours later at 4am long after the CO left. If you like partying, this is the right park for you. If you are planning a family trip, head to Ol'Macdonald or Aspen Beach for a way better environment. (posted: 2011)
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Spent 2 nights in the main camp ground and had an excellent spot on the G Circle. Blue-green algae in lake so not water activities although didn't stop some people. It was quiet and relatively clean. Washrooms were old but not filthy. It would be very busy in the hight of summer if the lake was usable. Not much in the way of hiking to be done. (posted: 2011)
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Spent 2 nights in the main camp ground and had an excellent spot on the G Circle. Blue-green algae in lake so not water activities although didn't stop some people. It was quiet and relatively clean. Washrooms were old but not filthy. It would be very busy in the hight of summer if the lake was usable. Not much in the way of hiking to be done. (posted: 2011)
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This is for Pigeon Lake Provincial Park. Overall impressed with the state of the facilities (bathrooms were clean, though did run out of TP and no hand soap, so bring your own). Main complaint though was the "party" people. They really ruined the weekend by their very loud carrying on well after hours. Park staff tried thier best but really didn't make much of a difference. That's why the silver rating. Would return but would try to change ares. (posted: 2012)
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Great campground! We liked that the sites where nice and secluded from other campers and the fishing in the lake was good. The water was turning a bit green which may have turned off some swimmers, but we still swam. Everything was awesome! We had a great weekend so it was worth the extra cash. (posted: 2012)
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Pinehurst Lake
(posted: 0000)
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This Camp site is very well maintaned all summer,it has cleanest washrooms i'v ever seen at a Northen Alberta Lake & there is always fresh dry wood at anytime for FREE. I highly recommend going to pinehurst lake to my family and to anyone I see. (posted: 2005)
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We camp here every year. One of the best Alberta camping spots around. (posted: 2012)
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Police Outpost
no comments (posted: 2004)
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My favorite place to go fishing. The campground is well maintained. I would definitely go back. (posted: 2005)
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Comments (2007): i highly recamened this campground for any type of family.it is well treed,very polite staff ,great fishing and cheep firewood.my family goes camping all summer all over alberta and we always make sure we go here every year and will continue to go every year.the washrooms are very clean and the campground is well maintained. (posted: 2007)
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Comments (2007): Well maintained park with fairly large, quite private camping lots. Bathrooms are the cleanest we've have ever used. On-site camp host is available and quiet hours are from 11:00p.m. to 7:00 a.m. Great fishing, small playground, and hiking trail. Great place to take the children. (posted: 2007)
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Comments (2007): The guy that runs it is real nice. The sites are great, especially the group site. Windy part of the province, so be prepared for that! (posted: 2007)
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I really enjoyed this campground. lots of good hiking trails! 10-15min walk and you can reach the canada/Us border that was cool. didnt catch no fish but i really enjoyed the campground. washrooms were the cleanest i seen, and like how you pay 6.00 for as much firewood you want to burn!! definitley will be going back. (posted: 2008)
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Great place to fish to bad park is run so bad. Paid for the long weekend up front. (3 nights) Site was right next to stinking bathroom. Was in bed by 10:00pm to go fishing in the morning. Lots of late night traffic to the bathroom, lots of noise. Going to complain next day. Got up early next morning and went and got boat 1 hr away. Came back by 8:00 am and was evicted for noise complaints. Went to office to explain that must be mistake and tried to explain our situation. Very rude and would not listen to our issues. If someone had actually looked into noise complaint would have saw we were in bed and the noise was from the bathroom. No money refunded to us. This campground will never get another penny from me for the rest of our lives. Note: concession on site does not even cook any food. All prepackaged microwave stuff. (posted: 2011)
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Queen Elizabeth
(posted: 0000)
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Red Lodge
Comments: Nice clean campsite. Great swimming in the river for kids. (posted: 0000)
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Comments: Besides the skunk problems, it's pretty good. (posted: 0000)
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Comments: (2004) no comments (posted: 0000)
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Comments (2005): (posted: 2005)
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Comments (2007): We just spent 4 day's and nights at Red Lodge and were very pleased with the camp ground. I have a couple concerns though and one is: The reservation site's appear to be off limits to anyone that has not made a reservation. We did find out that if you check the boeard it will tell you what nights that these spots are reserved. You can then use these spots and be out be the reservation date. Also, there is one camp site that is reserved for only one person only.There is a big sign at the enterance of the site, that is Bull because this is a provintial park (Crown Land) and can be used by anybody. One othere thing there is no one around to answer your questions. (posted: 2007)
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Great family park! Floating down the river is the best entertainment. The staff are very helpful. Park is very clean. I would go back again and again. (posted: 2009)
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A warning to those who go there after the concession has closed... Bring cash to pay for your site. They DO NOT accept cheques, and instead ask you to write down your credit card information on the self registration envelope and drop it in their vault. With how often those things get broken into? I don't think so! Overall, nice campground. You can float down the river on a tube which is great. Clean, private sites. Never met the staff, so I don't know how friendly they would be... Would recommend this campground, just bring some change... (posted: 2009)
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Rochon Sands
Comments (2004): Loved Rochon Sands, friendly people, nice treed campsites and the kids loved the lake. Sandy beach and sandy bottom. We'll be back. (posted: 0000)
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Comments (2006): July long weekend 2006 Bath rooms not cleaned all weekend, the big garbage bins were over flowing from the time we arrived on friday until monday when we left.. GREAT beach you can wade out on a sandy bottom for a at least 150 yards great beach for kids (posted: 2006)
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Comments (2006): i found that this park has something for all age groups from the young to the teen. very nicely set up. would go again. (posted: 2006)
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Comments (2006): (posted: 2006)
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too bad there is a management company now, as we have gone there for 12 years and always found a spot, now with the management company and their reservation procedure, you can't get a spot apparently, yet when we are there, there are always lots of empty lots. (posted: 2008)
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Nice campground and nice beach. Disappointed there were no showers. We arrived in the peak of Fish Fly season (End of May Beginning of June). They only last a few weeks however they made the trip a little less than pleasant. Would go back, but only after fish fly season. (posted: 2008)
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Camped at The Narrows (west of Rocjhon Sands but managed by same people). Really nice campground, but needs an upgrading and Park Operators that care. Picnic tables need to be painted (filthy) & the ones that have been dumped in the water need to be pulled out as vandalism doesn't need to be encouraged. It won't take much to make this a gem. (posted: 2008)
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Saskatoon Island
(posted: 0000)
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Go north for Alberta's best camping. The scenery is far better, there are actually trees up here! Camping plus nature plus family makes for a great Alberta vacation. (posted: 2012)
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Seibert Lake
Comments: we were only there once but will definitely go back. the campgrounds were very well kept, the bathrooms were very impressive, not I say NOT at all were they in any way dirty, I"ve never seen such clean ones.† Good work.† The only thing you need there is a little better access to it. (posted: 0000)
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We stayed at at this campsite in 2004 and were charged $45/night for 3 tents with three people on "one" campsite which was as level as a mountain top and about the size of a stamp. What a ripoff. The water is so low most people had a great deal of trouble putting their boat in the water. Would not go back. (posted: 2005)
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Sir Winston Churchill
Comments: none provided (posted: 0000)
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Comments (2004): Was at the park over the May long weekend and the fish flies are so bad that a walk along the beautiful white beaches were impossible. The fish flies along Lac La Biche Lake is absolutely terrible. Due to this problem no activities can be performed along the beaches, waterfront or trails. It was disgusting! (posted: 0000)
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Comments: none provided (posted: 0000)
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Comments (2004): we really enjoyed are stay ay sir winston churhill provincial park the site were really private with lots of trees unlike alot of parks were there is no privacy would highly recomend it (posted: 0000)
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Comments (2005): The fish flies have 3 to 4 hatches a year, and after they hatch usually hang around for 4-5 days then they're gone. Agree it's hard to enjoy yourself when they are thick, but they disappear pretty quick. Churchill's to beautiful a place not to go because of some bugs. (posted: 2005)
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Strathcona Science
(posted: 0000)
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What a great place!!! (posted: 2011)
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Sylvan Lake
Comments: no comments (posted: 0000)
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Comments: no comments (posted: 0000)
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Comments (2004): The campground is well maintained , but after recommending it on two separate occasions, both groups had run in's with staff. One of the groups included an 80 year old grandpa and a 3 week old baby, which were asked to shut down there camp fire at 11;00. The baby was sleeping and grandpa is not a party person. It shut down an otherwise nice visit. The second occasion was very similar, its to bad that the staff takes this approach, as it is otherwise a beautiful campground. As a local sylvan resident I will not recommend this campground again. (posted: 0000)
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Comments (2005): Very pleasaed with our stay!! Cleanest facilities we've used,nice playground and well laid out treed sites. Maybe the privacy of our site was key to having a fire well past 11,seems to be an issue even for quiet folks. (posted: 2005)
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Comments (2005): Sept 2 - 5 2005 - Harassed by nasty park wardens constantly. They were so busy harassing campers that they neglected to see/smell the unkept filthy outhouses. Seems like no one is allowed to enjoy themselves at this campground. Telling people to keep the noise down at 8:15 pm. while Karaoke crowd could be heard until well after dark. (posted: 2005)
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Touchwood Lake
(posted: 0000)
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Comments (2006): This is a beautiful place to camp and fish AND enjoy the beach. It is great for families. It is a litle off the beaten path but well worth the effort to get to. It's a real experience to see and feel the jets from cold lake thunder over you while you are on the lake. (posted: 2006)
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Tweleve Foot Davis
(posted: 0000)
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Twin Lakes
(posted: 0000)
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Comments (2005): Very beautiful setting, Kakwa falls were an amazing sight! A must see for nature lovers...the fishing was good too! (posted: 2005)
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Comments (2005): Awsome site (posted: 2005)
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really nice sight seeing would want to go there again (posted: 2008)
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Vermilion
(posted: 0000)
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Good range of services. Very good destination for families with young children. (posted: 2005)
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Comments (2006): (posted: 2006)
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Comments (2006): Camp site are clean, washroom are clean. but camp site is not very isolate, there is NO tree in the surrounding. A great peaceful place for senior, definitely not for young Adult. (posted: 2006)
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We stay here for a week every summer. The kids take swimming lessons at the college in the mornings and then we spend the afternoon at the playground, playing mini golf, fishing at the pond or splashing in the wading pool. The woman at the front gate is very pleasant and friendly and goes out of her way to make sure our group gets sites together. We love it! (posted: 2011)
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Wabamun Lake
Comments: Not much to do, swimming is "not recommended", poor maps/signs. Our site offered very little privacy and ZERO shade. Staff seemed disorganized and gave us conflicting info.† The firewood we purchased was wet and too expensive. (posted: 0000)
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Comments: staff has no cust, service at all.† For a campground that holds over 200 sites there is only 2 shower stalls that work and only 2 bathrooms for men and women. not good enough. (posted: 0000)
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Comments (2004): The lake gave me red bumps all over my skin which is really itchy, don't swim in that lake, radio active stuff gets poured into it by the plant by the beach, gel looking thing floating on seaweed which goes up to the top of the water, fur plants which look like dog hair are forming on the bottom of the lake probably from polution, not recommended,I saw a fish which was mutated with legs and pointing things coming out of its head probably was a catfish before mutated. DONT SWIM IN THAT LAKE!!!!!!!!! (posted: 0000)
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Comments: no comments (posted: 0000)
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Comments (2004): I am sorry that others had a bad stay. The showers were free, bathrooms aplenty (outhouses) as well as flush toilets in 2 locations. There are many lots to choose from so if you have shade and want for sun they are willing to let you move around. The staff drove a truck around offering firewood for sale. There is also a store at the campgound and ice cream at the beach. While we were there we saw rabbits. 3 deer and plenty of squirrels. We hat a great time. (posted: 0000)
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Comments (2004): "The part of the campground I stayed at was really nice and well kept. The bathrom facilities were not the greatest. Swimming is not recommended but the beach is beautiful and the playgrounds for the kids are amazing. (posted: 0000)
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Comments (2005): CN Oil Spill, land will be cheap for next 10 years as they clean it up. Run the other way, wabamun is hated by many anyway before oil spill. (posted: 2005)
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Comments (2006): (2006)Park was renovated in previous year- no new maps with proper site numbers had been provided by the July Long Weekend. The campground guide implies that there was hiking trails, but I couldn't find them (and there was no maps of trails or any signage)Firewood was $6/bundle and did not burn that great. As swimming in the lake is dodgy, there was little as an adult to do in the park. Non-power sites were semi private, but could see into other sites. The washrooms were clean and the staff was friendly. Overall, I would camp there only if it was an option of camping there or not camping at all. (posted: 2006)
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Comments (2007): (posted: 2007)
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Comments (2007): nice sites, but to far from the lake. (posted: 2007)
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Not too bad of a camp site in general. Facilities and sites are clean but not private enough -can see neighbours all around you- and I'm not a big fan of the sites being covered in gravel; would prefer grass for tenting. So-called beach was ok, not very big but it was clean and mostly free of weeds. Swam in the lake (2007) and did not have any adverse effect or found any mutated creatures. Would go back, but would prefer something better. (posted: 2008)
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Camping area was decent but I would never recommened swimming in their water it is filthy and filled with snails bobbing all over. My friend got the swimmers itch it was awful, and the bathrooms were incredibly dirty. I have no hopes of attending unless all the campsites in other areas are booked and this time I will remember to not dip my body in that lake again. (posted: 2009)
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The site we camped was pretty good. Book earlier to get a better spot. Lake is ok and water is warmer than Pigeon lake. The only complaint is the noise from nearby highway 16 and railway. It was noisy even in a trailer. (posted: 2010)
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Nice park but the washrooms are not maintained during the day, dogs and dog feces all about the park. Very busy boat launch, because its so busy the pier should be and could be larger. (posted: 2011)
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Waterton
Comments: no comments (posted: 0000)
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Comments (2004): Too many bears, made camping a very nail-biting experience. I may go back, but would feel a lot safer in an RV than a tent. (posted: 0000)
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Love it Crandell mountain camp ground is the place to be, not the camp ground in town unless you you like you are a gell, hairspray user very windy there (posted: 2005)
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Comments (2006): One campground they advertised as a beautiful area was actually a farmer's field with a billion flies. It was not located right in Waterton but on the outskirts and was the worst camping experience. You could not cook outside because there were swarms and swarms of flies. (posted: 2006)
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Comments (2007): gorgeous park, cradle mountain campground is the best. Say hi to the bears. (posted: 2007)
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One of the worst camping experiences of my life. definitely not worth $30 a night. The park ranger removed us the next morning after ONE alleged noise complaint from our rude neightbors. He did not witness any noise, no one else complained (we spoke with other campsites next to us who did not have a problem), we had a spotless campsite and we were in bed by midnight! It was a disgusting example of age discrimination (there were four of us camping age 25 to 26). It was Canada day long weekend so as we packed up (in the 30mins he gave us) there were people waiting in their car next to our site to get a spot. What a disgusting way to make a few more dollars. I'm an avid camper and would never return to Waterton again. I'm appalled at the way we were treated. (posted: 2008)
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Called the info center spoke with the warden. asked if we would be able to get our 35 foot fifth wheel into crandall mountain were told no proble. booked a town campsite for the first nite.. god what a disgusting filthy place..when we arrived after 6 hour drive ( b/c we can all afford the fuel0 were told that we would not be allowed into the Crandal Mountain campsires b/c of our size. i guess that would have been difficult to say prior to us before the drive. has the bad experience of staying at townsite.. you would think for the price you pay for the park fees and passes they could acutally make the campground nice. instead we spent the night in nothing but a weedy field. Would not recommend nor return.. it is a shame that people are misguided to make the buck. (posted: 2008)
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I just did the math on staying in Waterton Park camping down town for three days: I am over 65 wife not fixed income, here we go: Enterance fee, wife 3x7.80=$23.40 Me 3x6.80=$20.40 Camping fee 3 days@38.20=$114.60 reservation fee ? TOTAL = $158.40 for three days no fire. My mountains my park. RIP OFF but its booked up so hope they enjoy it. (posted: 2009)
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Were at Crandell in June for the weekend. Noisy partying campers in our loop. Lack of ranger presence. (posted: 2011)
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Whitehorse
Comments (2005): (posted: 2005)
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Whitehorse Wildland Park
Comments: No Comments (posted: 0000)
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Comments (2004): No Comments (posted: 0000)
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Comments: No Comments (posted: 0000)
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Whitney Lakes
(posted: 0000)
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William A. Switzer
Comments: no comment (posted: 0000)
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Comments (2004): My husband and I love this park. The sites are good-sized and surrounded by trees, allowing for lots of privacy. The hiking trails are beautiful. It's close to Jasper without being affected by the tourists of the area. We've been there twice now and will happily go there again. (posted: 0000)
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Comments (2005): Stayed for three nights. It was quiet, clean and excellent facilities. Nice sized sites. (posted: 2005)
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Comments (2005): My wife and I spent 3 nights at the Gregg campsite in Jul/05, and had a great time. Well-treed, private sites. Great area for hiking and biking. Canoes are available for rent. Facilities were clean, and staff friendly. (posted: 2005)
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Comments (2007): (2006) WOW! the wasrooms are awsome and the campsites are huge. I like the kettle trail, all though me and my dad got stuck their on our bikes... Don't use bikes! rather than that it was all awsome! Scirtenly i would go back again in the summer May long weekend, see ya william fans! (posted: 2007)
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Excellent campsites that are large and well groomed with lots of shade and privacy. Facilities (showers and flush toilets) are clean and well maintained. Interpretive programs were a highlight and check out the canoe rentals at Blue Lake Centre. Only downside was a group of partiers who played music and shouted into the wee hours of the morning (and the only reason for silver not gold). My theory is that federal parks have been so effective at enforcing their zero tolerance policy for noisy campers that the party baboons are flocking to provincial parks where there is little/no enforcement. At the very least stay away on long weekends. (posted: 2011)
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Williamson
Comments (2004): the worse of alberta its gone downhill the beach sucks youngs point is the place if you want to se sturgen lake (posted: 0000)
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Willow Creek
no comments (posted: 2004)
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Nice park but manager and spouse are kinda different (posted: 2013)
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Winagami Lake
Comments: We really enjoyed our stay in the park. The grounds are very well kept and the facilities are clean and in good condition. The water level in the lake is up and the boat launch is very good. The wading pool is clean and great for the kids. The camp ground is well managed and the staff are friendly. I highly recommend a stay at this northern jewel. (posted: 0000)
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Comments (2004): I grew up not far from this lake and really miss being able to go out there every weekend... The lake itself is not great for swimming but there is an excellently maintained wading pool which is great for the kids. Fiishing is wonderful and the lots are pretty private. (posted: 0000)
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Comments (2004): I love this park - nicely shaded, private sites, nice wading pool, good fishing, playgrounds, lots of lawn for sports. Staff is friendly and helpful. How I wish there were showers so we could stay longer! (posted: 0000)
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Woolford
no comments (posted: 2004)
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Writing-on-Stone
no comments (posted: 2004)
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Comments (2005): The staff here are very rude. Showers are awful, no water pressure and they cut out every 2 minutes. Overpriced wet firewood, dirty campsites, broken glass in several places on kids beach. The area is geologically interesting, but stay at a private campground near here instead of this poorly-managed campground. (posted: 2005)
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Comments (2005): The staff shut down my campfire at 11:00 the first night, and 10:45 the second night (I was by myself, looking at the stars). The manager woke me up at 7:30 in the morning to tell me my truck was not parked in my site properly - one wheel was 6 inches onto the grass. I will never stay here again. (posted: 2005)
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Comments (2007): great for hiking, swimming is just average (river) not a great place for small kids, but outside of that not bad. (posted: 2007)
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What a great place to visit. We have been visiting this park for three years now. It is quiet, the sites are great and the staff are very good. It has the cleanest showerhouse I have ever seen! The beach is small but well taken care of. A lot of history and I encourage those visiting to take in all that is offered at this park. It is our family favorite! (posted: 2008)
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WHAT A GREAT PLACE!!! The showers and washrooms are clean, the campsites are great and even the conservation officers were fantastic. They ask you to keep it down after 10 but thatís only to be expected. The two officers even stayed to chat with us for a while. Kids loved the place and itís their first pick of places to go camping for them. We had the time of our lives rafting down the Milk River and forgot our keys in the vehicle we used to drive to Weir Bridge. A police officer was nice enough to give us a ride back. We've were there twice in 2009 and wouldn't hesitate to recommend this place to anyone. It's hands down one of the best places to go camping! If you have kids, the river beach will provide hours of fun for them digging in the sand. Rafting in the river was so relaxing and the scenery along the way was breath taking. You can walk among the hoodoos in miles of trails that the young and old love. (posted: 2010)
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Young's Point
(posted: 0000)
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Youngs Point
Comments (2007): (posted: 2007)
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