Waterton Park, Alberta, Canada

Crooked Creek Campground – Other reviewers at rvparkreviews.com

August, 2016

The Lowe’s overall rating (based on value for the money,
quality of amenities and utilities, site suitability and what
we believe other RV’ers in our situation would be looking
for) = 6 out of 10 stars

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Lots of grassy areas and pretty good site spacing here

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The pit toilets looked like they were falling apart, and the bathrooms in the newer building weren’t so nice, either

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The views in almost every direction from this place were amazing

Noise level and overall “feel” of the campground?
The park fronts on a major highway, and it’s NOISY during the day.  Not too
much traffic at night until the early morning hours.  Noise within the park is
minimal.  It’s located outside the National Park a few miles and in an area
with stunning views of surrounding mountains.   The host was very helpful
and knowledgeable about the area and available activities.

Road and site access?
Interior roads were gravel and not too dusty.  Sites consisted of gravel pads
with grass all around.  All sites appeared to be back-in type.  Getting backed
into them was not too difficult.  Most sites looked fairly level and we didn’t
even have to use our jacks.

Condition of sites?
Spacing between sites was generous, with nice grassy areas covering the
whole area.  The gravel parking pads were somewhat narrow, but adequate
for our large rig.  It was long enough for us to easily park our car in front o
the coach.  There were a few trees, but they provided minimal shade

Utilities offered and their quality?
Full hookups, with adequate 30-amp power and good water pressure.  The
utility outlets were well located.  The park offered WiFi, but we didn’t try it
because we had a great Verizon signal.  We were told their WiFi was slow,
though.

Picnic table and/or fire pit?
A decent wood picnic table, but the fire pit was disappointing.  Just a
section of metal pipe that was mostly rusted away.  We didn’t use it.

Bathrooms/showers/laundry room?
All of the facilities were very old.  There were pit toilets in the middle of
the park, and the “main” bathrooms were clean but not so nice.  The
laundry room was tiny with one washer and one dryer.  It was the “honor
system” where we paid the host $5.00 for each load.

Pet friendly?
Lots of grassy areas around the rigs for the dogs to use, but of course
folks were expected to keep them on-leash and clean up after them.
There was also a long gravel road just outside the entrance to the park
that several people used, and doggies could probably be let off leash
for a run in that area.

Bicycle/walking trails nearby?
No paths or trails out of the park, and no reasonable options along the
main highway out front.

Groceries & other services nearby?
Only a small grocery store in the small town of Waterton Lakes, about
8 miles away.  They did carry some fruits and veggies there, however.
Many excellent restaurants in town – we had more meals there than we
should have and they were all very good.  It’s a great town to walk
around, shop, eat or just sit by the gorgeous lake.

Comments:
The RV park was conveniently located to Watertown Lakes, a very
cool resort town within the National Park, surrounded by mountains
and a glacial lake.  We couldn’t get enough of this quaint town and the
wonderful nearby hiking.  We would definitely come back here if in
the area.

Nothing fancy at the RV park, it’s set up for all types of campers and
had what we needed.  The huge minus was the traffic noise from the
highway.  It really wasn’t a place where we wanted to sit outside the
rig and relax, but we didn’t have much of a chance to do that anyway.
Without the road noise this park would have easily gotten an “8”
from us.