Celebrate summer by firing up that motorhome and discovering some of the diverse camping options in the Calgary area. If you haven’t yet de-winterized your RV or are looking for a new rig your Alberta RV Dealer can help. Come in for a visit and soon you’ll be fishing, golfing and checking out those to-die-for classic cars with the best of them.
Spring Hill RV Park – Classic Cars Anyone?
Head for the Spring Hill RV Park this August and take in the Show and Shine Charity Car Show. Register and show your vintage car or truck, or just come to take a look and enjoy the barbecue. All money raised goes towards the Alberta Children’s Hospital. Trophies and door prizes are offered. This year’s event is on August 17. Located in Cochrane, roughly 45 kilometres west of downtown Calgary, the campground offers 121 campsites and can handle RVs of all sizes. Campsites offer full hook-ups with either 30 or 50 amp electric service. Pets are welcome as long as they are leashed and cleaned up after. A convenience store, liquor store, laundry and showers are available.
Calderon Acres – Golfing and More
Calderon Acres, 51 kilometres east of downtown Calgary in Strathmore, combines the fun of RV camping with the convenience of an onsite golf course and driving range. The RV park is private but the golf facilities are available for public use. RV campers get a discount on green fees. This is a large park, with 311 spaces tucked between trees and open green spaces. A large playground is in the center of the RV park section and a man-made lake is on the eastern end. The golf course also fronts the eastern edge of the RV park. Calderon Acres is 25 kilometres north of Wyndham-Carseland Provincial Park.
Eagle Lake RV Resort – Fishing Fun
Roughly 64 kilometres east of Calgary near Strathmore is Eagle Lake RV Resort. The campground, which can handle all sizes of RVs, is open from mid-May until mid-September. Reservations are accepted for weeklong or longer stays between June 20 and September 1, but drop-ins are welcome. Eagle Lake RV Resort offers 139 campsites, some with water and electric hook-ups. Amenities include a sundry store, mini-golf course, a mini-farm petting zoo, Saturday night hayrides and a swim beach that is separate from the boating beach. Rent a boat and go after perch, pike and walleye or launch your own craft. Regulations and licensing information is available at the Alberta Guide to Sport Fishing Regulations website. Dogs are welcome throughout the park except in the buildings and on the swim beach. A nightly rate is charged and they must be leashed and cleaned up after. If you forget to bring the makings for S’mores, no problem. Kits with marshmallows, graham crackers and chocolate are available at the camp store and a real hit with kids of all ages.