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“Quiet, scenic campground” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Williamson's Lake Campground

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Williamson's Lake Campground
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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91 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
“Quiet, scenic campground”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2013

It is hard to find a campground on the #1 in the Rocky Mountains that is not near a road or the railway but you can hear neither at this scenic campground nestled on the shore of the small Williamson Lake. The park is well kept, showers are free and there are firepits at each site. it is well worth driving a few minutes from the highway to find this gem.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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3 Thank Carol P
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Nelson, Canada
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14 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2013

Our family based ourselves at the Williamson's Lake Campground for exploring the Revelstoke area for a few days. It was a great location only 4km from the town centre, 3mins to town, no highway or frequent train noise, & a beautiful natural setting of forest, reeds & lily pads. The campground has a small warmer lake with a small sandy beach, two docks for swimming & a hike around part of the lake to a waterfall. The playground is large & new within view of the campsites & the mini golf is a lot of fun.
It would be a great campground to set up for a week with the kids to enjoy the campground & explore the area. If the owners could separate the campground into two areas with the longer stays at the far end & below on the water & the one nighters, just passing through on the TransCanada, in the front area of the campground. (One group packed up to go between 5-7am.)Then this place would get 5 stars!

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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Gemma103
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Grande Prairie, Canada
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19 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2013 via mobile

What a beautiful camp site. The small lake is within seconds of the camp sites, there were even a few right at the lake. Fantastic play ground for the kids. The showers were no additional charge and they were well kept. I will definitely be back and would recommend to anyone looking for a great place to camp in revelstoke.

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank sarasgpab
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Mission, British Columbia, Canada
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12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2013

this was our second time staying at this campground and both times were very enjoyable. the hosts are extremely friendly and very knowledgeable about the area.the lake is small but has a great beach .the lake is also a public beach but most locals are very respectful of the campground guests.the quiet time rule is strictly enforced which makes getting a good nights sleep very easy.the washrooms were very clean all though outdated .there is a small store on site as well as a lunch counter which has a small menu consisting of fish and chips,chicken strips,burgers and onion rings.there is a nice new playground for the younger kids as well as volley ball nets are in place.there is also a mini golf on site that charges a very reasonable fee to play.i would not hesitate to return to this campground again as we were treated like family by all the staff.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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3 Thank Brenda D
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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2013

All the previous reviews are correct. It is a small campground and it can be crowded but we love it anyways. This campground is a familiar and pleasant stop for us almost every year. The lake is small but relatively warm and the water quality has always been okay to swim in. We love swimming to the rocks and water fall on the opposite side. It is not next to railway tracks which so many mountain campsites are. Even though it is crowded it has never been noisy at night. The washrooms are clean. Revelstoke is a charming small city that we enjoy. The view from the top of Mount Revelstoke is spectacular and you can drive almost to the top - 26 km. A visit to the dam is quite interesting. The Railway Museum is interesting too. The same person has operated this campground for many years and he does a great job. So if you keep your expectations realistic and enjoy what the campground does offer you will probably have an enjoyable stay.

Stayed July 2012, travelled with family
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Edmonton, AB
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16 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2012 via mobile

We booked one night at this campground as a stopover on our way out to Vancouver Island. I chose this campground because it's right in town and has a little lake. We booked a reservation well in advance and were at the campsite by 5pm. We arrived to find the campground jammed full of tents and RVs. It's basically a grass lot with side by side stalls. No privacy and no shelter.
My husband and I were willing to overlook the parking lot style sites as it was for one night and we just wanted to go for a swim and play some mini-golf.

We went to check-in and had to wait around for staff to show up at the office. When they finally arrived and we gave them our reservation info, we were told that there was no site for us. They admitted that we they had our reservation number and name in the book but someone had failed to transfer our reservation to an actual site. You have a website... Try upgrading to a computer based booking program and not using coiled notebooks. Initially the owner just looked at us as if it was our bad luck and expected us to just leave. Only when my husband pointed out that it was their error and asked what they were going to do did he offer to call around and find us a site. We ended up at some little campground with no lake, no fire pit, no privacy and a ton of mosquitoes. We were given some half-hearted apology and sent on our way.

I noticed in the short time we were there, that this campground is well-used. Everything is worn and somewhat under maintained. The bathroom I used was messy and based on the cleanliness of the showers I would have skipped mine in the morning. However the lake is great and there are ample activities to keep you entertained if you stay there.

  • Stayed August 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
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4 Thank AliciaStevenson
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Maple Ridge, Canada
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40 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2012

The website make it look awesome, but we were disappointed, being stuck in a tent between two loud RV groups. Kids yelling through the trees at night playing hide and seek, and adults cackling loudly all night as well. Not a great sleep for us. Would have left but had pre-booked and were too tired to keep travelling. My kid liked it though, because he liked the playground and mini-golf.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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3 Thank kcdragonfly
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Property: Williamson's Lake Campground
Address: 1817 Williamson Lake Rd, Revelstoke, British Columbia V0E 2S0, Canada
Region: Canada > British Columbia > Kootenay Rockies > Revelstoke
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Ranked #11 of 16 Speciality Lodging in Revelstoke
Number of rooms: 50

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