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Lions Campground

Red Deer, Alberta


4723 Riverside Drive
Red Deer, Alberta T4N 2N7
Phone: Click to view

Sites: 138
Recent Rate: $$$$

Office Hours:

Seasonal Hours: May 1st - September 30th

Monday: 8:00am - 9:00pm
Tuesday: 8:00am - 9:00pm
Wednesday: 8:00am - 9:00pm
Thursday: 8:00am - 9:00pm
Friday: 8:00am - 9:00pm
Saturday: 8:00am - 9:00pm
Sunday: 8:00am - 9:00pm

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Latitude: 52.28035
Longitude: -113.80479

Elevation: 2809' (approx.)
Park Features
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites no
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • 55+ Only 55+ Only no
  • Kid Friendly Kid Friendly yes
  • Boondocking Boondocking no
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts no
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • Group Camping Group Camping no
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
Hookups
  • Full Hookup Full Hookup yes
  • Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP)
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • Public Phone Public Phone no
  • Water Water yes
  • Cable/Sat. TV Hookup Cable/Sat. TV Hookup no
Connectivity
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • ATT Cellular Provider ATT
  • Verizon Cellular Provider Verizon
  • Sprint Cellular Provider Sprint
  • T-Mobile Cellular Provider T-Mobile
Amenities
  • Restrooms Restrooms yes
  • Showers Showers yes
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities yes
  • Camp Store Camp Store no
  • Pet Area Pet Area yes
  • Propane Available Propane Available no
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Horse Camp Horse Camp no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter no
  • Restrooms: vault Restrooms: vault no
Recreation
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Playground Playground yes
  • Recreational Trails Recreational Trails yes
  • Rec Room Rec Room no
  • Casino Casino yes
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Beach Beach yes
  • Biking Biking yes
  • Boating Boating yes
  • Golf Golf no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Horseshoes Horseshoes no
  • Mini-Golf Mini-Golf no
  • Outdoor Courts Outdoor Courts no
  • Pickleball Pickleball no
  • Water Access Water Access yes

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20 Reviews

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Review Count: 190
States Visited: 35
Helpful Reviews: 71

Date of Stay: August, 2019 - $35.00
Overall Rating:

Wonderful! Loved being here and wish our stay had been longer. When you enter the park, you'll stop at the desk to sign in. The drive to end of small road, turning right - the sites are long but very close together. The grass between sites is only 3-5' wide. But if you turn left, the sites are amazing. Long and very very wide giving one a feeling of privacy. Each site had a picnic table and a fire ring at the far back of the site. Many sites are seasonal folks who may or not be at the RV. On both ends of camp are the most wonderful old fashioned tent sites each one enclosed with trees and bushes. All sites, RV or otherwise were very level and hook-ups were easy. The park backs to the river and there is a wonderful walking path all along the river. We camped at Lions Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
73
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Downtown is very close by, not walking distance. And there is everything you could want. Big beautiful Safeway store. Go to Phil's behind Safeway for breakfast, lunch or a good ol' fashioned home cooked dinner.

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2019 - $32.00
Overall Rating:

We had a back in full services site. The site was very tight for our fifth wheel and it's three slides but we managed. The paved pad was not very level but we carry levelers in the trailer so we made it work. There are lots of trees to provide shade with was great. The service here is fantastic. The management team is always around cleaning and making sure everything is alright. At night, there is security always driving around to make sure nothing is wrong. Quiet hours are 10-8 and it being a family campground, this was great. We found people (us included) sitting out after 10 but everyone was quiet and respectful of the campground rules. Great walking paths for our dog as well. We camped at Lions Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
8
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 11
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: July, 2019 - $35.00
Overall Rating:

We stayed in the treed loop with full services. The trees really helped break the wind and we could BBQ each day. It also helped with the heat from the sunshine. This is a great park if you want to hike/walk and bike ride on paved paths. Lots of parks within walking distance. The river is right outside the gate. We camped at Lions Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Site Number
46
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Not big enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
Tips for other Campers:

Easy walking distance to parks, shopping. 4.6kms to Little Ice Cream Shop. Best ice cream!

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Review Count: 47
States Visited: 26
Helpful Reviews: 15

Date of Stay: May, 2019 - $42.00
Overall Rating:

Stayed at this park which is in the heart of Red Deer for 5 days on a back in paved site with full service and a 30 amp service. The roads are paved and easy to navigate. Negative is that the park has no wifi or cable. The big positive is that is one of the cleanest parks we have ever see and is close to all amenities. The park manager is very hands on and is doing a great job with this municipal park. The site was just large enough for our motor home but the park has a large paved parking lot. We camped at Lions Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Site Number
71
Site Surface
Pavers
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 34
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: July, 2018 - $33.00
Overall Rating:

Level back-in 30 amp FHU site for $45.00 Canadian. Park is fenced and they close the front gate after 10:00 PM and reopen about 07:00 in the morning. Access was a loop through a residential area and then an underpass. The park is huge and seemed to have a lot of long term residents. Interior roads and sites are paved. There is a walk through gate (requires access code) at the back of the park to a paved walking, biking path along the river. Overall a pretty nice RV Park. We camped at Lions Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
Back in
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
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Review Count: 11
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: June, 2018 - $35.00
Overall Rating:

Remains one of our favourites. Friendly staff, clean facilities and wonderful access to bike trails! We camped at Lions Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Site Number
97
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
No Others In Sight, Spacious
Tips for other Campers:

Walking distance to groceries, Little Ice Cream Shop and shopping malls. Great bike paths.

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Review Count: 17
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: June, 2017 - $43.00
Overall Rating:

Very clean park and washrooms/showers. Well tended. Large mature trees and the park is right next to the river. Very quiet considering it is in the city. We camped at Lions Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
21
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Red Deer Lions Campground, manager at Lions Campground responded to this review

Hi JLO and thank you for the review! The campground is that way because of caring staff efforts. Avid campers themselves, they know a campground needs to be clean, safe, respectful and above all else, friendly. We hope you are able to visit us again!

Review Count: 1
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2017 - $30.00
Overall Rating:

Our family makes a yearly visit to this campground, the staff are very friendly and accommodating. I have mobility issues and travel with a service dog, we always feel welcome and have very little trouble with accessibility to all facilities. It is helpful, as a family, that there is no wifi as that promotes time together. Really enjoyed the Saturday evening presentation on "Bannock". We camped at Lions Campground in a Tent Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
34-35 37-38
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my tent trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
No Others In Sight
Sun & Foliage
Covered Forested
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Located in the middle of Red Deer, everything is readily available. The staff are great at giving suggestions, directions and assistance when needed.

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Review Count: 104
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 23

Date of Stay: September, 2016 - $41.00
Overall Rating:

Clean park with level sites under cottonwood trees, access to riverfront trail. Friendly staff at check in. Close to shopping. Fee is in Canadian $ We camped at Lions Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
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Review Count: 118
States Visited: 45
Helpful Reviews: 13

Date of Stay: June, 2016 - $41.00
Overall Rating:

Great location within the City along the Red Deer River and its extensive cycling /walking trails. Roadways and site pads are paved except for the east and west ends which are designed for smaller units. All services worked well. Security gate at entrance and pedestrian gate to trails. Two separate token operated laundry facilities are average but clean. A relatively quiet location even on weekends. Our preferred campground in area. Community fire pits. We camped at Lions Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
54
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Red Deer has about every type of store you will need with several outlets of national and regional grocery stores.

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Review Count: 75
States Visited: 29
Helpful Reviews: 24

Date of Stay: May, 2016 - $40.00
Overall Rating:

The park was difficult to find as an overnight stop. No WiFi and there was quite a bit of road noise. What bothered me the most was how close the sites were to one another. We camped at Lions Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
1
Site Surface
Asphalt
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $30.00
Overall Rating:

Campground itself is beautiful and really clean. Staff that we interacted with however were extremely rude and disrespectful the entire length of our stay. We camped at Lions Campground in a Tent.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
111
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
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Review Count: 7
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: May, 2012 - $33.00
Overall Rating:

All previous positive comments are still valid. However, RV'ers should be aware that Red Deer City Council has changed the fee structure so that there is no monthly or weekly rate this year. This means that there is only a daily rate of $33 which equates to $231/Wk and $990/mo (i.e. 30 days). While this is a well appointed RV park and the staff seem very nice, this rate seems way over the line given that there is no Wi-Fi Internet. We camped at Lions Campground in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 24
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: September, 2011 - $31.00
Overall Rating:

This is a great campsite down in the river valley on the Red Deer river in the city. The site had lots of big trees, was paved and level. Power was on the wrong side which was a bit odd so make sure you have a long enough cable. Well maintained and clean, but only one shower stall so it could be a bit busy. Only negative is they do not take reservations which is important to us but as it was near end of September and they close at the end we took a chance & got in. We would stay here again. We camped at Lions Campground in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 7
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2011 - $38.00
Overall Rating:

Stayed Aug. 28th - Sep. 15th/2011. Red Deer is a nice small city with nice folks. The Red Deer City Campground is also called the Lions Campground because the Lions contributed to or paid for the renovation of one or both restrooms. The site availability was good because of end of season. The staff are polite and helpful but serious regarding campground rules, and that's a good thing. It features nicely treed RV sites on wide road. Tent sites are cozily nestled in heavily treed area on narrow road. The RV sites are paved and mostly level. There is a large overflow area ok to store trailer temporarily. There are no pull-through RV sites. There s no wi-fi but it is available a 1/2 mile north on 49 Avenue at the Parkland Mall in front of Safeway or at Tim Horton's coffee shop a bit further north. All services worked well (power/water/sewer). There are lots of stores/shops/banks/auto mechanics/fuel in the area. We picked up after our pet; please pick up after yours. We camped at Lions Campground in a Motorhome.

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