cleanliness and physical characteristics of restrooms, including interior construction, adequate supplies/odor free, adequate number of facilities, exterior appearance and location in relation to park spaces, and interior appearance.
the park's setting and site layout, function and identification of signage, overall exterior building maintenance, noise, trash disposal, litter and debris around the grounds and sites, and appearance of grounds, sites and entrance area.
We camped in the Okotoks Lions Sheep River Campground for two nights during the second week of May 2018. This excellent campground is not difficult to find in this attractive bedroom community south of Calgary, AB. I found the staff there to be extremely personable and pleasant. I was unfamiliar with a "Lions Club" campground but learned that this was fairly common in Canada as a fundraising project for the local philanthropic club. Great mission! The campground is right on the banks of the Sheep River with a city playground co-located there too. The RV camp is walking distance to businesses, restaurants and banks in the neighborhood that surround the park. We were directed into our pull-through site by a staff member where we hooked up to water, sewer and 50 amp electric service for $35.20 (USD) per night. This park had excellent tree cover and grass throughout the park, very well maintained level campsites and a park host on site 24 hours/day. For an urban RV park, it's surprisingly quiet at all times of the day and night. This is not an "RV resort" style park, which may be one of the reasons we loved this campground and will definitely return anytime we are in this area.
This is a nice facility in a beautiful setting. However, be prepared to be treated "crisply" by the staff. I arrived to find someone parked in front of the sign that said "Park Here" and before I knew it had two park staff yelling at me to back up. Not being able to see behind me, I was reticent to do so.
Also not stated on the promotional is that you need a water regulator on your hose intake. Thankfully, my tanks were full and I could dry camp for the weekend. They advertise "Internet" but in reality it is a pay-for-service program.
Finally, the showers cost money and do not have a temperature adjustment, mine was too hot and I had to stand outside the shower and splash myself.
Hopefully, you'll set aside an extra hour or so to read all the the "DO NOT..." signs.
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The three-number rating that accompanies each campground listing in the directory gives readers an at-a-glance assessment of a campground's amenities, cleanliness and environment.
How to read the Good Sam Rating 10/10 /10. All three ratings categories are measured on a scale of 1 to 10, with 10 being the best.Less than 1 percent of parks or campgrounds receive the coveted 10 / 10 / 10 rating, which indicates superior facilities that are well maintained, clean, well-appointed restrooms and a highly appealing appearance.Campgrounds are inspected annually by dedicated RVers like you.
Completeness of facilities
10 / 10 / 10 The first campground rating evaluates completeness and quality of facilities.In this category we rate interior roads, sites, registration area, hookups, recreation, swimming, security, laundry, store and building maintenance.
Cleanliness and physical characteristics of restrooms and showers
10 / 10 / 10 The second rating category concerns the cleanliness and physical characteristics of toilets, walls, showers, sinks/counters/mirrors and floor. If a park achieves a full point in each of the above, it receives a star (), indicating exceptionally clean restrooms.
Also rated are physical characteristics of restrooms, including interior construction, adequate supplies/odor free, adequate number of facilities, exterior appearance and location in relation to park spaces, and interior appearance.
Visual Appeal and Environmental Quality
10 / 10 / 10 This category addresses the park's setting and site layout, function and identification of signage, overall exterior building maintenance, noise, trash disposal, litter and debris around the grounds and sites, and appearance of grounds, sites and entrance area.
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