Glowing Embers RV Park & Travel Centre Good Sam Verified Campground

26821 100th Avenue, Acheson, AB T7X 6H8

Good Sam Verified Campground
(9 reviews) 3 out of 5 stars from 9 reviews
Good Sam Rating
Good Sam Rating
Facility 8
Restrooms 10
Appeal 9
(9 reviews) 3 out of 5 stars from 9 reviews

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With over 200 full-service sites, we offer something for everyone; from families to large groups needing banquet facilities. We are conveniently located near many golf courses, shopping and the world-famous West Edmonton Mall

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Address

26821 100th Avenue
Acheson, AB, T7X 6H8

Coordinates:
53.539130, -113.770120
Elevation:
2,900 ft (884 m)

Open all year

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Facility

Type: RV Park
Partial Handicap Access
Emergency Phone
Dump station
Laundry
Eco-friendly park
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Eco-friendly park
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Policies

Pets welcome
Tents Allowed
Folding Tent Campers Allowed
Road condition: Good
Road type: All Weather
Big rig sites
Onsite RV service
Table at site

Tenting Sites

Overflow area
Total spaces: 288
Spaces available: 223
Seasonal Sites: 65
Site length (Max length): 70 (70)
All-Weather sites: 223
Pull-thru size: 30 x 70
Pull-thrus: 25
Back-in size: 25 x 45
Room for slideouts: Yes
Shaded sites: Some
Number of full hookups: 223
Amps: 30 Amp/50 Amp
Max Amps: 50

Restrooms
Ice
Laundry
RV wash: self-service
Laundry
RV wash: self-service
Table at site
Entertainment
On-site RV service
RV supplies
Entertainment
On-site RV service
RV supplies

Exercise room
Playground
Enclosed game room
Pavilion
Planned activities
Pavilion
Planned activities
ATV riding
Mountain biking
Hunting season: None
Mountain biking
Hunting season: None

(within 10 miles)

Archery range
Fishing
Boating
Casino
Kayaking / canoeing
Casino
Kayaking / canoeing
ATV riding
Mountain biking
Hunting nearby (within 20 miles)
Mountain biking
Hunting nearby (within 20 miles)

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Visit Edmonton from the Best & Closest Campground

Great base camp for family fun! Closest park to world-famous West Edmonton Mall, with shopping, huge water park & indoor amusement park, Golf Courses, Excellent Restaurants, Farmer’s Markets, Art Galleries & Starlight Casino

3 (9 reviews) 3 out of 5 stars from 9 reviews
Facility
3
Restroom
3.6
Appeal
2.6
What is being rated?
2 2 out of 5 stars 09/12/2021

Spent 2 months at this park (June/July 2021). The sites vary from a tenting area to pull thru which translates from small to good size. The park itself is quite spread out. Small playground with swings and slides for the children and a fair bit of space for field activities. Small fenced off-leash area for pets but plenty of room to walk your dog in the park. Large laundry room but many of the machines were out of service. Other amenities, such as work out and arcade rooms were closed (perhaps due... Read More

Spent 2 months at this park (June/July 2021). The sites vary from a tenting area to pull thru which translates from small to good size. The park itself is quite spread out. Small playground with swings and slides for the children and a fair bit of space for field activities. Small fenced off-leash area for pets but plenty of room to walk your dog in the park. Large laundry room but many of the machines were out of service. Other amenities, such as work out and arcade rooms were closed (perhaps due to Covid). Also has a small restaurant with outdoor tables. There is only one bathroom/shower facility at the entrance to the park. Although it is a good size, it could surely be kept cleaner. There are plenty of mature trees throughout. Staff were quite receptive. It is situated in an industrial area, however, we did not find the noise to be too intrusive. For us, the location was very helpful making it easy to venture off to Edmonton and surrounding cities, towns, lakes and parks. It is clear this park has been here for some time (about 40 years) and could use some renovations in appearance and facility upgrades.
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5 5 out of 5 stars 07/23/2019

This is our third year going back. My kids love it! Close to WEM, fun arcade for the kids, great laundry and shower facilities. My kids love the park! Quiet enough area with good space to walk the dogs.

2 2 out of 5 stars 08/14/2017

Check in was pleasant and efficient. That's where it ends, Folks! Facility is geared for long term residents and is not kept up well at all. We had a parking-lot type site, both the TV and Wifi left a lot to be desired. At this point in our travels we had learned what Good Sam advertises is not always what you get! Very difficult to find.

3 3 out of 5 stars 08/08/2017

The rv park may be hard to find if you do not google it first and take a virtual drive with google maps satellite street view. If you do that, it's a snap. I was tempted to give the park a higher overall rating because it has lots of mature trees and therefore lots of shade in most sites, important in the summer but it's an older park so didn't quite make it. Very large park. Friendly staff. I don't believe we had reservations and still got a spot. The restrooms and showers are clean, but the showers... Read More

The rv park may be hard to find if you do not google it first and take a virtual drive with google maps satellite street view. If you do that, it's a snap. I was tempted to give the park a higher overall rating because it has lots of mature trees and therefore lots of shade in most sites, important in the summer but it's an older park so didn't quite make it. Very large park. Friendly staff. I don't believe we had reservations and still got a spot. The restrooms and showers are clean, but the showers cost I believe 2minutes per Canadian dollar, which I thought was too much and opted to use my trailer shower instead. There is wifi but it's terrible to non-existent, I did not try using it at the office (too early in the trip to be desperate). There is some train noise but no traffic noise. There is a Costco not too far away for gas if you're a member. If you're coming from the USA, the gas prices may be a sticker shock.
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3 3 out of 5 stars 07/02/2017

Despite reasonable ratings by good Sam this park is dated. First, the Wi-Fi does not work anywhere even close to the registration area. Second there are very few Pull-thru spots and even those are small with narrow streets. Utility hook ups are easy to access. Worst of all is access directions on GPS locators since Park access is on that frontage road with a difficult access to the frontage road. Fortunately there are numerous signs after getting off the main highway. Pull through sites are... Read More

Despite reasonable ratings by good Sam this park is dated. First, the Wi-Fi does not work anywhere even close to the registration area. Second there are very few Pull-thru spots and even those are small with narrow streets. Utility hook ups are easy to access. Worst of all is access directions on GPS locators since Park access is on that frontage road with a difficult access to the frontage road. Fortunately there are numerous signs after getting off the main highway. Pull through sites are without trees while remainder of Park has numerous trees on the sites.
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3 3 out of 5 stars 06/30/2017

Stayed 1 night. My wife thought that the site that we were put in was the roadway due to the lack of picnic table. The wifi was non-existent. we were told when we checked in that it was spotty in the park. We were later told by another park employee that the wifi on the park had not worked for quite a while and they had not been able to find someone to fix it. the park was full of non-functioning wifi antennas.

3 3 out of 5 stars 05/16/2017

wifi was terrible , even in the pavilion , we were situated 3 rows from the pavilion and had zero reception . The site we were in was muddy and had little gravel , we had to carry our dogs to a grassy area to do their business . Showers were a little run down , one tiled stall was blocked off , $3 to get a basic shower , $1 at a time . Basic store had very little of use in it . A lot of extremely old rvs at the site , I am sure a few did not run and very poorly kept. For the price charged , I was... Read More

wifi was terrible , even in the pavilion , we were situated 3 rows from the pavilion and had zero reception . The site we were in was muddy and had little gravel , we had to carry our dogs to a grassy area to do their business . Showers were a little run down , one tiled stall was blocked off , $3 to get a basic shower , $1 at a time . Basic store had very little of use in it . A lot of extremely old rvs at the site , I am sure a few did not run and very poorly kept. For the price charged , I was expecting far more amenities , I will not be back , Walmart has better
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2 2 out of 5 stars 07/29/2016

The location is very difficult to find due to the address being a highway when in fact they are on a service road. Even knowing that, it is confusing to reach even when in sight. Once there the gravel roads are extremely potholed - they do not require speed bumps. In the 1970's when this was probably built it was a nice place. However, it appears that the owners have not invested any money since. For example, the laundry door is left open with no screen door and the bugs are worse inside than... Read More

The location is very difficult to find due to the address being a highway when in fact they are on a service road. Even knowing that, it is confusing to reach even when in sight. Once there the gravel roads are extremely potholed - they do not require speed bumps. In the 1970's when this was probably built it was a nice place. However, it appears that the owners have not invested any money since. For example, the laundry door is left open with no screen door and the bugs are worse inside than outside. The sites are back in and the streets are small. Tow vehicles and even satellite dishes completely encroach on the driving space with no control from management. I would not recommend this, however, alternatives may not be as good. The location for access to the Edmonton mall is the only good thing about Glowing Embers.
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4 4 out of 5 stars 10/06/2015

We occupied a back-in site at the front of the reception building for 6 nights. The staff are all very friendly and extremely helpful. Restrooms are clean and the showers are hot. At the time there was a diversion through an industrial area with on-going building works to reach the site, which was rather confusing. I would recommend the site to anyone staying in Edmonton area.

2 2 out of 5 stars 09/12/2021

Spent 2 months at this park (June/July 2021). The sites vary from a tenting area to pull thru which translates from small to good size. The park itself is quite spread out. Small playground with swings and slides for the children and a fair bit of space for field activities. Small fenced off-leash area for pets but plenty of room to walk your dog in the park. Large laundry room but many of the machines were out of service. Other amenities, such as work out and arcade rooms were closed (perhaps due... Read More

Spent 2 months at this park (June/July 2021). The sites vary from a tenting area to pull thru which translates from small to good size. The park itself is quite spread out. Small playground with swings and slides for the children and a fair bit of space for field activities. Small fenced off-leash area for pets but plenty of room to walk your dog in the park. Large laundry room but many of the machines were out of service. Other amenities, such as work out and arcade rooms were closed (perhaps due to Covid). Also has a small restaurant with outdoor tables. There is only one bathroom/shower facility at the entrance to the park. Although it is a good size, it could surely be kept cleaner. There are plenty of mature trees throughout. Staff were quite receptive. It is situated in an industrial area, however, we did not find the noise to be too intrusive. For us, the location was very helpful making it easy to venture off to Edmonton and surrounding cities, towns, lakes and parks. It is clear this park has been here for some time (about 40 years) and could use some renovations in appearance and facility upgrades.
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5 5 out of 5 stars 07/23/2019

This is our third year going back. My kids love it! Close to WEM, fun arcade for the kids, great laundry and shower facilities. My kids love the park! Quiet enough area with good space to walk the dogs.

2 2 out of 5 stars 08/14/2017

Check in was pleasant and efficient. That's where it ends, Folks! Facility is geared for long term residents and is not kept up well at all. We had a parking-lot type site, both the TV and Wifi left a lot to be desired. At this point in our travels we had learned what Good Sam advertises is not always what you get! Very difficult to find.

3 3 out of 5 stars 08/08/2017

The rv park may be hard to find if you do not google it first and take a virtual drive with google maps satellite street view. If you do that, it's a snap. I was tempted to give the park a higher overall rating because it has lots of mature trees and therefore lots of shade in most sites, important in the summer but it's an older park so didn't quite make it. Very large park. Friendly staff. I don't believe we had reservations and still got a spot. The restrooms and showers are clean, but the showers... Read More

The rv park may be hard to find if you do not google it first and take a virtual drive with google maps satellite street view. If you do that, it's a snap. I was tempted to give the park a higher overall rating because it has lots of mature trees and therefore lots of shade in most sites, important in the summer but it's an older park so didn't quite make it. Very large park. Friendly staff. I don't believe we had reservations and still got a spot. The restrooms and showers are clean, but the showers cost I believe 2minutes per Canadian dollar, which I thought was too much and opted to use my trailer shower instead. There is wifi but it's terrible to non-existent, I did not try using it at the office (too early in the trip to be desperate). There is some train noise but no traffic noise. There is a Costco not too far away for gas if you're a member. If you're coming from the USA, the gas prices may be a sticker shock.
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26821 100th Avenue, Acheson, AB T7X 6H8
Coordinates: 53.539130, -113.770120
Elevation: 2900

Directions
From Jct of Hwy AB-16A & Hwy AB-60, S 0.75 mi (1.2 km) on Hwy-60 to Twshp Rd 525A, W 0.1 mi (.2 km) (R); N-bnd on Frntg Rd 263A to entrance 1.1 mi (1.8 km) (L)

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