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Newgate Sandy Shores Campground

on Lake Koocanusa; reservations accepted



    Feature:

    • Newgate Sandy Shores Campground has Boat Ramp Boat Ramp
    • Newgate Sandy Shores Campground has Showers Showers
    • Flushable toilets Flushable toilets
    • Boating (non-motorized) Boating (non-motorized)
    • Fires are permitted Fires are permitted
    • Fishing Fishing
    • Boating (Motorized) Boating (Motorized)
    • Swimming Swimming
    • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets
    • Firewood Available Firewood Available
    Reservations: 1-877-993-2288

    Contact Information

    Box 77
    Grasmere, BC
    V0B 1M0

    Phone:1-250-887-3272

    Physical Address: Kikomun Newgate Rd


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    SHE SAYS
    (1/6/2010)

    Really enjoyed this campground. The lake is amazing and we enjoyed taking our rented boat across to the other side for some exploring and a beach picnic. The beach area is large. There isn't a lot of sites here but the lake can be very busy. One thing I didn't like was that supplies were quite a drive away. The small store there does not have much. The showers are located at the entrance of the campground and there was only two so we waited in line most days. They were clean though. The managers of the campground were on site and very helpful and friendly. Defintely going back!
    Making reservations was an easy and enjoyable process:
    Reception upon arrival at campground was a good experience. :
    Cleanliness of boating, park and beach areas:
    Cleanliness of public areas :
    This camp ground was quiet and family friendly.:


    Hendrika: 6 night stay on
    overal rating: (7/10/2013)

    Our first impression of the campground was not good! But by the end of the week we were enjoying ourselves. I'm not to sure if we would go back to quick seeing as it was $43/night, plus extra fees when you have a boat. Gas was $1.49/L and they stated it was purple premium when there is no such thing! It was probably farm gas...so beware! It pretty much is camping in the hills at a price...you are paying for the sandy beaches is all


    Carol: 7 night stay on 5/5/2013
    overal rating: (5/5/2013)

    Don't come here if you want to party past 11pm! or are looking for paved roads and a fully stocked store. This a water, beach lovers paradise. Best boating lake! No weeds! No mosquitoes! Amazing sandy beach! Clean water! HOT! +30c! Sunny! I believe they call this area The Banana Belt and Canada's Caribean. Our pictures look like we are somewhere tropical. Lots of free drift wood to burn. We camp in a trailer so never use the campground washrooms. Love the fact it is quiet at night. Love the fact we can cook dinner and see our boat and kids playing on beach or swimming. Only place at Koocanusa you can camp right on the water


    laura: 14 night stay on 12/28/2012
    overal rating: (12/28/2012)

    Our all time favorite campground. We have stayed here a few summeers. Sure it doesn't have great ammenities, store etc... but is sure has a fantastic beach. You can camp right on the water, therefore kids can play on beach while you sit and have a drink. You can park your boat right on the beach, so you can see it while camping. Koocanusa is gorgeous, feels like the caribean on a hot day. Very hot, we had many, many +30c days this summer. We used the washroom in our trailer so never ventured to the outhouse, used the shower at the store every few days, was like any campground.


    Sean: 8 night stay on 7/8/2010
    overal rating: (7/20/2010)

    Pros: • Beautiful lake and mountain views if you have a lake front view • Lots of sandy beach if you are camping in July ( reservoir lake usually full by mid August ) • Lake is very clean and great to swim in • Lake is long lots of room for boaters • Has a store with little selection some fishing lures, Ice, ice cream and candy • Showers two for women one for the men 1$/5min ( not as clean as they could be cleaned about every second to third day ) • Good well water very clean • Has a sani dump • Pay phone out side of gate • Has a boat launch • Boat gas and propane Cons: • VERY, VERY expensive after HST worked out to almost $50/night ( Has no services camp ground is on government lease land that is used for cattle grazing in off season) • Upon arrival was told that our camp fee did not include boat launch that was another $30 flat rate fee and at the same time told that our camp fee did not include showers. • Inverter generators only and can only be run from 8am to 10 pm • No cell services, cell’s ping off the Montana tower so you will get a 1.45/min charge for any calls • Fire wood is $8 a bundle ( very small bundles 3 to 4 hours will burn two bundles so if you don’t bring your own wood or chain saw to cut some in the back woods cost about 10 to 16 dollars a night in fire wood ( we went and cut our own)) • Has no laundry facility • 1 hour drive to the closest point for emergency services or food. ( the 37 KM road in is windy can not speed on it ) • Camp site are very dust you will have sand and dust through out your camping unit. • If you break down it will be a very expensive fix closest place with services is 1 hour away. • Bought 4 ice cream treats for the kids cost $21 • Boat gas on site $1.19/L No playground, lots of spear grass and other prickly plants that kept getting stuck to the kids and into the skin




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