Anybody Stayed at Claybanks RV Park in Merritt, BC? - Escape Trailer Owners Community

Go Back   Escape Trailer Owners Community > Camping | Places, Gear and Planning > Campgrounds, Waysides and Resorts
Click Here to Login
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 02-21-2016, 11:05 AM   #1
Senior Member
 
nathanj04011's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: Midcoast, Maine
Trailer: 2016 Escape 5.0 TA
Posts: 421
Anybody Stayed at Claybanks RV Park in Merritt, BC?

So we (by "we" I mean me...my wife delegates the details) are getting serious about the trip back from BC to Maine in June.

Our orientation is supposed to take place on a Friday at 8:00AM, so what I am thinking of doing is once we take delivery in Sumas, to head back across the border into Canada, and head up BC-5 toward Kamloops. However, we probably won't want to go too far that day so we can get the trailer set up, make sure things work (like our memory) and have time to do the happy dance.

We also will want full hookups the first night because...well because! Ok, fine. We have only dry-camped a couple of times and need to be able to fall back on the glorious hookups if we have an emergency. You know, in case we use too much water, or use our hair dyer or the toaster oven too much...?

So anyhow, as is per my routine, I looked on rvparkreviews.com and found the above mentioned campground. It gets pretty good ratings, but of course, I am 100% ignorant of anything west of Vermont, when it comes to good/bad campgrounds. We will drive to Glacier NP Saturday, so we are looking for just the one night along the route.

Is there anyone familiar with that campground, or other nice full hookup campgrounds in that area (roughly 125-175 miles from Sumas)?

As always, thank you!!
__________________

nathanj04011 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-21-2016, 11:13 AM   #2
Senior Member
 
Dave Walter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Edmonton, Alberta
Trailer: 2013 Escape 19 & 15B
Posts: 1,872
If you are staying near Merritt,BC, my recommendation would be monck provincial park campground, which is nearby. I don't believe they have full hookups, but the campground is in a beautiful setting and well worth the stay.
__________________

__________________
2013-19' & 2013-15B {avg is two 17's}, towed by 2011 Toyota FJ Cruiser

"It is better to remain silent at the risk of being thought a fool, than to talk and remove all doubt of it." - 1907, Maurice Switzer
Dave Walter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-21-2016, 11:24 AM   #3
Senior Member
 
LarryandLiz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Maple Ridge, BC, British Columbia
Trailer: 2014 17B;2012 Nissan Frontier SV 4
Posts: 569
In 2014 we stayed at Moonshadows in Merritt for our very first night in the trailer and our very first time backing up. We wanted hookups also for much the same reasons you cite. It was rainy that day, the CG was muddy. Moonshadows was near the edge of town near a nice little river. Nothing special about Moodshadows specially after being at Provincial parks but of course you are looking for hookups.

Coquihalla CG in Hope is closer to Chilliwack and is ok for a CG nicer than Moonshadows.
LarryandLiz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-21-2016, 11:26 AM   #4
Senior Member
 
PGDriver's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Southern Alberta, Alberta
Trailer: 2015 Escape 5.0TA
Posts: 1,437
Definitely Monck Provincial Park. One of the nicest places around, no hook ups but you can take on drinking water and they have a Dani dump.

Cheers
Doug
__________________
Doug & Eileen
2015 Escape 5.0TA
2015 GMC Sierra Crew 4X4 6.2 8 speed
PGDriver is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-21-2016, 11:40 AM   #5
Site Team
 
cpaharley2008's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: York, Pennsylvania
Trailer: 2016 2ndGen Escape 19' PRAIRIE SCHOONER pulled by 2014 Ram Hemi/8sp
Posts: 13,661
After leaving Kamloops heading east on TransCanadian Highway head south at Calgary to Lethbridge and tour the famous "Head smashed in buffalo jump) UNESCO site.
__________________
Jim
The two most important days in your life are the day you were born and the day you find out why………..Mark Twain
cpaharley2008 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-21-2016, 12:05 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Spruce Grove, Alberta
Trailer: 2009 17B - Escape Pod
Posts: 138
Claybanks

We have stayed at Claybanks a few times. Nice folks run it, and it is clean and well run. It does the job, but certainly is not a destination. Once they were full, and they put us in a field across the street. Monck sounds nice, and we will try it next time. Kentucky Lakes is a hidden gem to the south, but no hook-ups. You will have a great time wherever you end up - our first night was in the Husky Truck stop in Blue River, in November!
__________________
Dave
2009 Escape 17B
2010 Toyota Highlander
ddevin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-21-2016, 12:13 PM   #7
Senior Member
 
nathanj04011's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: Midcoast, Maine
Trailer: 2016 Escape 5.0 TA
Posts: 421
Thanks for the info! Monck PP looks like a great place. However, the one detail which was delegated to me by my wife was "I want hookups our first night."

Granted, we will hopefully be staying in the NP campgrounds at Glacier and Yellowstone, so we will be initiated into "properly" managing our resources at that time.

But I do want to able to to the happy dance and not the dance with my hands over my head while my wife pelts me with one of her newly quilted pillows while emphatically emphasizing "one detail, I just asked for one detail!" while our kids laugh and take videos for Vine...
nathanj04011 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-21-2016, 12:31 PM   #8
Senior Member
 
gbaglo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: North Vancouver, British Columbia
Trailer: 2009 Escape 17B - "Toad". '08 Toyota RAV4 V6
Posts: 10,721
I've chosen to stay at Moonshadows over Claybanks. Claybanks has a 24 hour wood mill operation behind it, up on the hill. Other than that, it's OK.
Pic is Moonshadow ( couple years ago ).
Attached Images
File Type: jpg Moonshadow 3.jpg (332.1 KB, 23 views)
File Type: jpg MoonS 2 2014 W.jpg (255.6 KB, 27 views)
__________________
2009 Escape 17B "Toad"
2008 Toyota RAV4 V6 Sport
North Vancouver, British Columbia

What happens to the hole when the cheese is gone?
- Bertolt Brecht
gbaglo is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 02-21-2016, 12:53 PM   #9
Member
 
alan in alberta's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: St Albert, Alberta
Trailer: 2006 Escape 17B
Posts: 80
Last March we stayed in Wildrose campground in Hope BC to de-winterize and get set up. It was reccomended here ( thanks whoever that was)

Not far but before the Coquihalla hills

They have full hook ups and some pull through sites
alan in alberta is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-21-2016, 01:50 PM   #10
Senior Member
 
NW Cat Owner's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2015
Location: Seatac, Washington
Trailer: "The Trailer", 2nd Gen 21' & a 2017 Tundra CrewMax in Blazing Blue Pearl
Posts: 2,493
Quote:
Originally Posted by cpaharley2008 View Post
After leaving Kamloops heading east on TransCanadian Highway head south at Calgary to Lethbridge and tour the famous "Head smashed in buffalo jump) UNESCO site.
I'd second this! I found this to be very interesting when we were there some years back.
__________________

__________________
Laura and Dirk and Spike (the cat)
www.UnderKittySupervision.com
NW Cat Owner is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off






» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:53 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2012 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.