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14 RV Parks near Nelson, British Columbia
Aug 2017 - $25.00
An old mobile home park, the owner has put in some RV sites. The owner is such a nice lady and does her best to accommodate you. She provides free WiFi on your RV site; you are beside a creek and close to town. Spacious sites, on grass with a picnic table.
We have been coming here annually for 8 years. I have hated to review as my fear it will be so booked far in advance and we won't get a site!!! The absolute best bang for your buck in anywhere we have ever stayed. - mdjr
Jun 2017 - $25.00
Stayed 3 weeks amazing place clean and quite large lots friendly hostess. Only 3 kms from beautiful historical downtown Baker st. Full hookups and wifi for only $25dollars a night. - 13rvliving
Sep 2016 - $15.00
There are about 8 sites in total of which 4 seem to be permanent, two of which are very old and tired. Of the four free sites two are very difficult to level, they are on a grass slope. Internet was off the first day but on the second. It is situated behind a used car lot so the location is not ideal either. - Codliveroil
Jul 2017 - $45.00
July 29, Saturday Nelson City Park, Nelson, BC $45, 37 sites many with hookups, Site 2 This is a City Park located on High Street in the town of Nelson, BC. The roads are narrow and the sites are unlevel located on a slope above the town which looks out to the lake. Large RV's are not recommended. We are only 25' and it was tight. Sites are narrow and close together. Checkin was easy and the girl was very informative. There are free showers here and bathrooms next to the office. Crowded park run by the town with the income from the park helping to support youth activities in the area. We stayed here because the historic district of the town is about a half a mile walk from the campground and there is a pathway down to the lake. The park needs some updating. Nelson was an old mining town for iron and silver then logging and sawmilling. There are over 350 historic sites in town left over from the boom days. Many are open to the public but not the private homes. Trucks can not drive in the historic section of town and dogs also have restricted zones. Looking out from our site, we could see the traffic of route 3A but also the lake. We had driven from Grand Coulee over 200 miles, and crossed through the border, so it was a good stop for us. There is also a Walmart about a half mile from the campground but it is the smallest one in Canada and very busy. Most of their shelves were empty. If you need to stay in town this is the place but if not I would move on. - gsnakehill
Jul 2017 - $32.00
They have tried to have as many site as they can get in a very small area. Many are back to back sites on a shared drive. That leaves no room to park a car or have lawn chairs or mat down. I was given dirty looks for being in my site because it ruined the other person's parking. Great location though. - merrygoround
Aug 2016 - $30.00
This is a city-run campground. The staff are very young but very helpful and run the place well day to day. There are very few full service sites but there are lots of unserviced tenting sites. Like historic Nelson itself, this is built into and up a hill/cliff with some of the tenting sites being on platforms on the hillside - very cool. Lots of younger campers some older folks might call tie-dye hippy-types but they were great company for we of the older type who actually grew up in that era. One central building with the bath/shower and a large covered area where the tenters sheltered and charged their phones, iPads and laptops. Great views across the west arm of Kootenay Lake from the site. Contact these folks by phone as they weren't very responsive by email. If you're booking a full service site be very sure the staffer has it right - it took us three phone calls and then when we arrived they still had it wrong, but they made it right in the final analysis. All in all a funky enjoyable experience. - User3527
Jun 2017 - $32.00
I can't add much to the other reviews, except to say the prices have gone up. The unserviced spots are $32 per night and the ones with power are $39. It's still a very nice park with good sized spots and not too far from Nelson which is becoming a busy little town! - cachencouple
Sep 2016 - $35.00
We stayed in the Friends Camprground which is right next to the lake and the sandy beaches. The sites are open and don't provide much privacy but have electric hookup. Sandspit Campground is more shaded and private but have no hookups. The lake is one of the most beautiful lakes that one will ever camp near. Great for kayaking and swimming and does have a boat launch. There is also a spawning channel for the Kokanee salmon that is within the campground. We were there during spawning season which is a neat thing to see. There are lots of trails within the campground but many were closed due to bears in the area because of the spawning. They also have a dog beach very close to the campground. We will return. - trump5
Aug 2016 - $35.00
We stayed at the Friends Campground, within this park, and it was wonderful. The site was large and level, and it was quiet. There was a grey water dump (not for RV dumping) next to the drinking water tap that largely solved the no sewer problem. - Htt_AB
Jul 2016 - $50.00
Owner is very sweet and this campsite is a quiet, beautiful,hidden little gem. We had a fabulous view of the lake and the setting was very relaxing.
Lots of massive trees
Swings, but no playground
Small beach like area for swimming and lake assess.
All sites full hookup, but bring a long sewer pipe.
Filtered water tap for drinking water at the washrooms.
Two tent sites right on the waters edge.
Perfect for 26ft trailer, but not big rigs. - Kelly plus 3
Jul 2012 - $36.00
We stayed here for 3 weeks. View of the lake is incredible. Sites are well situated for access to confident drivers. Lots of wood available for fire pits. Each site has a steel picnic table. Hot showers are great and bathrooms are clean. 30 amp service is available so air conditioners can be used. Boats can be launched here and kept in a large marina. There is a back for kids to play and the lake is clean and cool. Tall trees provide lots of shade. A new UV filter was added this year to take care of the "boil water" advisory the entire district seems to have this year. - Calgarynorm
Oct 2011 - $35.00
This park is inappropriate for big rigs. It is also mainly for permanent residents and seasonal homes with very few overnight spaces. We stayed there in a 36 foot motorhome, but it was tight. We lost power several times in a one-day stay. We were warned not to drink the water. The bathrooms are ancient with toilets that move when sat upon. - cuervo
Aug 2016 - $26.00
Nice smallish state park-like CG at golf course on a hilltop above small town airport, the final 1/4 mile drive to the CG is up a 8-10% grade but is paved. The sites are partly shaded, gravel, electric/water and the sani-dump is at the visitors center in town across the bridge at 6th ave and 20th st. We had a 5 bar AT&T (Rogers) cell signal, there is 1 off air TV channel, and the WiFi is good at sites closest to the restrooms. The restrooms were stylish, clean, and we were told by the host the showers were $1 for 7 minutes. We got our site assignment and invoice from the host at the CG which we paid at the pro shop after setting up. - readontheroad
Sep 2015 - $30.00
This is a small RV park and different. It is on a very nice golf course! It is well run and friendly. We were traveling with two other RVs and liked parking together. One of our spaces extended their stay. The manager held three other spaces that were actually better so that we could remain together. If you like to hike this is the place. While our husbands played golf us ladies climbed a switch back mountain just behind the park to the very top. A beautiful view of the town and river. There is also a nice restaurant within walking distance on the golf course. We stayed for three nights. Very quiet at night. - Boulder Nana
Sep 2012 - $28.00
Excellent place to stay, new and clean restrooms. Showers are $1 for 8 minutes. Communal fire pit and firewood. Pet and child friendly. Hosts were friendly and helpful. - bbrien
Sites: 50 | Recent Rate: $$$$ | 26 Reviews
Oct 2018 - $45.00
The arrival was very good with a friendly young lady, she was very helpful. The park looked good and clean and close to the Trans Canada Hyw. The whole park is well maintained, so the toilets were good and clean.
Aan komst was zeer goed met een vriendelijke jonge dame, ze was zeer behulpzaam. Het park zag er goed en schoon uit en dicht bij de Trans Canada Hyw. Het hele park is goed onderhouden, zo ook de toiletten waren goed en schoon. - jaro
Jul 2018 - $28.00
We stayed here for almost a week and loved it. It is an "adults only" RV park which was fine for the two of us. The location is great, right along the beautiful Kootenay River We had a long pull-through site and all of the utilities worked very well including the Wi-Fi. The people who ran the park were incredibly helpful and friendly. - Trackman
Jun 2018 - $45.00
We stayed here for two nights with our dogs. We were lucky to get a spot backing onto the river...very beautiful scenery! This is an adults only quiet campground so, needless to say, that is what it was. The spots are large and grassy and the grounds are immaculate. The owner is super nice and helpful. We loved it here, I'd certainly recommend it. - DarlaGirl
Aug 2012 - $15.00
A small park with some great shade trees when it's really hot (cedars). Cool in the mornings when camped under those trees. The finest water you'll find anywhere! People come there to fill up their water jugs. There is a sani dump available, that pretty much everyone uses, even locals that aren't camping. The bathrooms are kept clean...the showers in the back are very old and desperately need upgrading. If you intend to use them you would be advised to wear thongs. Try not to end up here on a Friday or Saturday night, in particular. If the local hoodlums show up you won't sleep very well. They drink, smash and burn picnic tables, try to burn trees, break off door handles at the bathroom, etc. The park keeper that lives nearby - him and his wife are/were super!)is powerless to control them, and he was beaten up by them in 2011. I have been coming into this area since 1982 and nothing has changed. The police (R.C.M.P.) are about 30 miles away in Nelson (through the night). They know all about it, as does the administration in the village of Salmo. In summary: usually a fine shaded place to camp weeknights and to fill up on water, and to the use sani dump. Lots of room for the kids to run around: swings, bars. - Bonterra
Jul 2009 - $15.00
Small, quaint campground on the edge of the city park. Good place for the kids to burn off energy. No hookups, but water is available. Sani-dump on site. The washrooms and showers for the city park are available for campers to use. Washrooms were clean. Didn't use showers - they looked older and not too inviting. Camp fires permitted in rings. Sites were very generous in size and were very well shaded by tall evergreens. Very quiet at night. - BigChev
Aug 2015 - $35.00
This park fell far short of what is described on their website. The services were poorly installed with the water connects being pvc piping sticking out of the ground unprotected. Many didn't work. The only other RV on site was a long term resident with a lot of junk around his RV. The grounds were poorly kept with dog droppings throughout the site. Their were no washrooms or showers available. The area is no not big and the sites not well defined. I question how 36 RVs would fit. The picnic table were old and unuseable. Given the rate of $35 per night plus tax there are many better options available in the area. - Camper_Guy
Dec 2011 - $30.00
Hard to complain about the only RV Park open in Castlegar in December so sometimes you have to take what you can get. But the one spot available is like camping in someone's backyard. No showers or washrooms available. - Salt & Pepper Adventures