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Golden Municipal Campground
Ranked #31 of 43 Speciality Lodging in Golden
Oak Harbor, Washington
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
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“Not what we expected.”
Reviewed 22 August 2012

We really had looked forward to camping here. We camped at a tent site.I really feel like the trailer people are catered to here. The tent sites were the furthest from the bathrooms while the trailer sites had two bathroom/shower locations relatively near them.

The receptionist was rushed and did not answer my questions fully. She told us about the free wi-fi and knew we were going to use it but did not even tell us the password.

We were awakened every hour on the hour by the various trains passing by all night. I was glad we were here only one night.

The town was nice and fun to explore. We had hoped to use one of the town bikes advertised on their site but at $10.00 a person felt they were way too expensive.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 13 April 2012

As avid campers, we have been all over BC. Golden is a beautiful town with lots to offer. We did not experience the noise that another reviewer stated. The campground was well maintained (a MUST for us) and the staff was very friendly and helpful. An all around GREAT camping experience and we are looking forward to returning soon.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 7 October 2011

If your a train fnantic with no appreciation for privacy then this place is perfect for you! Trains non stop during the day and every hour at night, small sites with no privacy, over priced firewood, and bad service. The only semi nice thing was the shower house. If it was a $20/night site with free firewood then it would be worth it.

  • Stayed July 2011
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Guyot44, Manager at Golden Municipal Campground, responded to this review, 13 April 2012
Thank you for your comments. Unfortunately about the trains it seems to be a common thread throughout most of western Canada with many campgrounds situated near tracks. How ever we feel our sites are very spacious and the location to amenities in our town and services far out weight the occasional train on the other side of the Kicking horse River. Just to note we are the most reasonably priced campground in the area and have not raised our prices this year over last. We have to source our Firewood from an offsite distributor Firewood is expensive to buy processed and we make only a minimal amount selling it at $6.25 a bundle.
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Reviewed 31 July 2011

We decided to stay at this RV campground because its advertising indicated that it was quiet, peaceful and on the banks of the river. Well certainly it is on the banks of the river - quiet and peaceful it is not. Beyond the river lies the railway line!! Trains - mainly long freight trains - run ALL night, there is also the Golden shunting yard just beyond the RV campground and this operates at night also. We were not able to sleep at all - trains ran at least hourly and the noise and vibration woke you even if in a deep sleep.

The campground also allows late arrivals and some come in the very early morning and set up their unit. The noise from banging doors and setting up travels in the dead of night.

So my advice is to avoid this campground and find an alternative.

Stayed June 2011, travelled as a couple
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Property: Golden Municipal Campground
Address: 1407 9th Street South, Golden, British Columbia V0A 1H0, Canada
Region: Canada > British Columbia > Kootenay Rockies > Golden
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Ranked #31 of 43 Speciality Lodging in Golden
Number of rooms: 72

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