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Kinbasket Lake Resort
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“Perfect for large groups”
Reviewed September 3, 2013

With a large group of friends and family we rented 4 of the 6 cabins available and they worked out perfectly. Not all the cabins are the same though and some were a bit nicer and more spacious than others but all were very pretty and had all the amenities you would need (flushing toilets were a HUGE plus) The cabins each overlook the lake which is one of the prettiest I have seen and each has a large deck with an amazing view. The water is a beautiful color . Rick and Sue were fantastic. Very helpful and always around if you needed them.

When we were there the beach was almost non-existent due to the high water level so that was a little disappointing. The playground and the surrounding woods gave our kids lots to do and they met a bunch of other kids there every time they went. We always felt they were completely safe.

Its no secret there are trains that run nearby and it is a busy track. I didn't mind them during the day but the first night was a little noisy. After that you kind of get used to it. I would bring ear plugs though. The bathrooms had plenty of hot water and were free which was nice. They could probably use a little updating but were otherwise in good condition. Because this campground is secluded (approx. 40 minutes past Golden) I would make sure to bring all the food and drinks you need with you as what they have available in the main lodge is minimal at best. Lastly, there is no Wi-Fi and some of cell service was unreliable so be prepared to be out of touch.

Overall it was a great place to stay and I would certainly return again or recommend to a friend.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
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Red Deer, Canada
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Reviewed September 2, 2013

My family rented 2 cabins and we had one RV site here for 4 nights. You can't beat the scenery. The lake and mountains are breath taking! The cabins are very cute and fairly well stocked. Yes the trains run pretty frequently. I managed to tune them out, but I can see that it would be difficult with young kids at night.
Overall I was quite impressed and plan on returning. I prefer the rustic type camping over the perfectly manicured rv resorts so this suited me just fine.

  • Stayed August 2013
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Calgary, Canada
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Reviewed August 26, 2013

I chose this campground based on much earlier reviews. We had a 2-night reservation, and left after the first night without even bothering to tell the owner. We were put in the "elite" section, which is completely misleading, because it's basically a sandpit with hookups and firepits. In their defense, this is a new section of the campground, so there hasn't been time for grass to grow, but there wasn't a single tree either. The train is visible from the campsites, and there were no less than a dozen trains that went by during the night, with their whistles blowing and the train crossing bells dinging. We didn't stay long enough to explore the lake or the rest of the campground, but if you like a more rustic place to stay, this might be to your liking.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 19, 2013

This definitely a semi rustic rv park. Access of the highway heading east is very dangerous, passing lane at the entrance on a very busy highway. Road to the park is used by logging trucks. The camp sites are rough and not level. If you are staying for a number of nights you will have to move your rv to the sani dump. The electrical system on our site only had 10 amp service. You have to boil water to drink. The lake has many pieces of wood floating around,no beach at this time of year. Not big rig friendly. The train goes BH y at least 5 times per night and blows it whistle as there is a railway crossing just before you enter the park
You are 40 k from nearest town.

  • Stayed August 2013
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Edmonton, Canada
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Reviewed August 14, 2013

The place is situated on a beautiful lake, however there is no grass and it is extremely dusty (rock flour), lots of yellow jackets and horse flies. The CP Rail train runs right next to the campground and blows it's whistle 3 to 4 time because of the uncontrolled crossing 50 feet before you enter the resort. The train runs at least 20-25 times in a 24 hour period......therefore little sleep was had in our trailer. The campsite were clean, staff always wondering around enforcing the rules, however when there was a fight between the two campsite due to noise complaints no action was taken. They indicated they are ATV friendly however no one knows the trailers and we ended up trailering our quads out to FSR.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
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Calgary, Canada
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Reviewed August 13, 2013

We stayed at Kinbasket Lake Resort in our travel trailer for 4 days. The worst of it was a bit of dust, yellow-jackets and deer flies. You find that in a lot of places - bring traps and sprays. As for the railroad, we loved it. It reminded us that we were in the Canadian Rockies. No worries about bears or other animals. The kids loved the swimming area around the docks and fishing from the docks. My son even caught a fresh-water Ling Cod. Others were pulling out Rainbows and White fish.We made lots of fiends and resolved to come back next year. The staff were very friendly. We went down the logging road and filled up water bottles at the water fall with fresh glacier run off. Overall we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Edmonton, Canada
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Reviewed August 12, 2013

Kinbasket lake resort sounded fantastic and just what we wanted.

Firstly, I would like to say the positives with the campground:
- The scenery is breath-taking
- We found the campsite clean
- All the staff were friendly, Rick is a personable host
- Although a little rustic, the washroom were always clean, and had plenty of hot water
- There were no Mosquitos

Their website indicated:
- The road is a 5 km Forestry Service Road with switchbacks
- indicated there will be a combined time of horns of about 90 seconds per day, and the low rumbling of the trains for about an hour in total.
- Quiet Time is 10PM until 9AM - conversation level only, no music or excessive noise
- vigorously enforce rules about conduct & noise

What we encountered and experienced:
- the Forestry road was "extremely" hard to manouver on motorcycles (with a trailer)
- the condition of the road is beyond the resorts control, however road condition should "really" be identified as realistic possible concerns for all campers (as i did have verbal communication w/Rick when booking the camp site).
- The mountain and lake view is amazing
- for such a beautiful lake, there is no swim area
- the dust on the raodways and around the campground was extreme, again this is out of control of the resort as it hadn't rained in 6 weeks
- 27 trains/day travelled through the campsite 24 hrs/day, blowing it's horn and making noise.
- the noise from the train & tracks sounded like the train was at your doorstep, making it very difficult to sleep
- the train noise (occuring all nite long) should "really" be identified as realistic possible concerns for all campers and not a combined total of 90 seconds. (This is another insult as to not identify it as it really is.)
- there is no beach ! (calling anything around the campground a "beach" is an insult)
- the shower/bathroom house is maintained, but should really be upgraded for hygienics and better privacy for changing and showering.
- the campsites contained no grass, no pads, just dirt and no privacy
- the campground caters to "ATV's (Quads)"
- the quad operators all obeyed the speed limits and rules
- the campers mostly obeyed the rules and did not disturb others
- however, the loud partying noise from a neighbouring campsite was unbearable (till 4:00 am)
- the party animals had no concern about respecting any rules w/ noise and alcohol
- when requesting the partiers to quiet down in the middle of the night, I was told to go tell Rick (This tells me they didn't have any concerns with when breaking the rules (quiet policy)). I don't mind campers staying up all night quietly drinking & talking, but this was an all out party !
- when explaining to Rick the noise and behavior concerns from the night before, he indicated he is very tired after a 16 hour day and there is nothing he can do. Obviously, no one is walking through the campground making sure the campground is reasonably quiet.
- I later find out the noisy campers are avid ATV'ers and return yearly to the campground

To summerize, this is an "ok" campground, but the negative encounter we had with noise from partyers and the trains, really have turned us off from ever returning. We feel almost misled from the discriptions on their website. I would definately look at somewhere else to camp, you couldn't do any worse.

Poky & Gumby

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Kinbasket Lake Resort
Address: 1 Columbia West Forest Service Road, Beavermouth, British Columbia, Canada
Location: Canada > British Columbia > Beavermouth
Amenities:
Beach Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Specialty Lodging in Beavermouth
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Kinbasket Lake Resort sits alone on a 240 kilometer long lake in the BC mountains. It consists of 6 self contained cabins, 45 serviced campsites, 8 unserviced campsites, boat launch, docking, and seasonal beach. Hot showers, flush toilets and sinks are available to all guests. It is a semi-rustic location meaning you are not glamping and you are not roughing it, and a great many of our customers refer to it as "paradise". Our clientele is mature adults and families and of the 3,500+ camp nights we host each season a great many are returning customers. A number of those were just bumps in mom's tummy the first year, I've seen them every year since, and now they are teens. And then there are some you will read from that have a different idea of camping than we do or different expectations and will never again be a customer. C'est la vie! ... more   less 
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