Overview of Cranbrook-St. Eugene KOA
Last Price Paid: $70
Reported by CeeGee on 8/20/2018
Number of Sites 114
Pad Type gravel
Open Seasonally April - Oct.
Elevation 2,624 ft / 799 m
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“New KOA - not up to par yet”
This KOA opened up the summer of 2018. When we were there in August of 2018, some of the sites were still under construction. I suspect it will all be finished by the end of the 2018 season. Note: you pay an extra $5 per night on the weekends.
The campground is associated with the St. Eugene Golf Resort and Casino right next door. So the pool, hot tub, spa, etc. are all at the Resort. You get to the resort by climbing up 30 steps, driving, or walking up a side driveway. You can have food delivered to you from the resort.
The staff was friendly and always visible. Some of them are still learning what is what. Since the place is new, that is to be expected.
All the KOA buildings are new. The bathrooms are all unisex toilet/shower combinations and quite nice. The laundry facility was bright and clean. It was $2 to wash and $1 per 15 minutes of dry time. There was also a game room with game tables and a big screen TV with comfy seating. There is not a book exchange yet, the owner said he would like to start one - someone just needs to show up with some spare books. There is also a basketball court, a new playground, and a covered outside patio with a gas grill.
All the roads in the park are gravel and a lot of dust was being thrown up by the campsite construction. The sites are fairly well spaced with green grass between. There are fire pits and picnic tables on a concrete slab. There was a burning ban when we were there, but the KOA was renting out propane fire pits. There are some very small saplings. Give it 15 years and there will be some nice trees.
The WiFi was excellent, but then again, the campground was only half full. The cable TV was 49 digital HD channels (Canadian and American stations). I believe that means if you have an older analog television, the cable might not work for you.
Now for the downsides. The campground map shows sites next to the river with a path along the river. That is not case. The area along the river is actually a no-mans-land of trees, shrubs, high grass, rocks and a ditch. There are very few places where you can see the river. So if you are paying a premium for a riverside site, don't count on seeing the river. There are a few places were people have beaten a path to the river, we didn't attempt any of those.
The back-in spaces are turned so your walk-out door faces into the park, not towards the green space. We would have preferred it the other way for privacy.
All the utilities are positioned at the rear of the back-in sites. That means the sewer is poorly position at these sites. You better have extra sewer hose. For the pull through sites, having a car hooked to your RV when you park may also cause you utility problems when parking.
You pay a premium to stay here. We were really looking forward to a site on the river and were disappointed to not be able to even see the river. This place has potential. I hope someone else will chime in once it's totally finished. Maybe we would try this KOA again. But for now, we'll stay elsewhere.
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- 50 Amp
- 30 Amp
- Full Hookups
- cable tv
- wifi: free
- basketball court
- Game room
- hot tub
- picnic area
- swimming pool: outdoor
- big rig
- fire ring
- picnic table
- pull thru
- dog run
- dump station
- general store
- ADA Accessible
- hot tub
- restrooms: flush
- swimming pool: outdoor
- water available
- dog run
Home Hardware Cranbrook Still Allows Overnight Parking (I asked about staying for 1 night)
Super Nice People
- RoVing Walkers
There has to be better in this area
- Henry B
Relaxing location right on the river.
- Living Light RV
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