Sandy Point Campground

Sandy Point Campground

2100 Sandy Point Rd, Salmon Arm, British Columbia V1E 2Z8 Canada
View of the lake from the campground beach, Sandy Point Campground, Salmon Arm, BC
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We look forward to welcoming you to Sandy Point Campground. We have 209 RV/Tenting sites. Guests love camping on our stunning expanse of sandy beach on the shore of Shuswap Lake as well as our comfortable camping amenities. Located near Salmon Arm, British Columbia, Sandy Point Campground is a special piece of paradise where easy summer getaways begin, and a lifetime of memories last forever. Sandy Point Campground is proudly managed by the Adams Lake Indian Band. We pride ourselves at keeping your campground and lake friendly, clean, and safe for your family’s comfort and enjoyment! Campers only need to bring the fun to enjoy our amenities that include: - Stunning Sandy beach - Amazing lake frontage - Spectacular views of Salmon Arm, Mt. Id and Bastion Mountains - Swim area - Playground - Boat launch and boat storage - Boat and trailer parking - Covered cook house - Convenience store - Public washrooms with Hot showers - Sani-dump ** Sorry - NO PETS *
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R/D wrote a review Aug 2023
Vancouver, Canada5 contributions1 helpful vote
2.0 of 5 bubbles
We thought we mistakenly pulled into an RV storage lot when we arrived at Sandy Point. The RV's are jammed into this treeless field. The campground, in general, is unkempt. On the otherhand the beach is stunning - I'm sure that's what the tourists come for. No pets allow, this is disappointing.
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Date of stay: August 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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KimDave03 wrote a review Aug 2017
Beaumont, Canada20 contributions4 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
This campground is great if you are looking for a place to spend the day at the beach. Not fantastic for a relaxed beautiful camping site. Crammed in like sardines both side to side and back to back. Spots are tricky to get level and leave no room for actually sitting around and enjoying your spot. However the staff are friendly and helpful. They assist you with getting into your spot which is necessary because it's so tight. The beach is nice and is big as well.
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Date of stay: August 2017Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Dale M wrote a review Aug 2022
15 contributions2 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
This RV site has some shortcomings that may not make for a memorable experience if you are looking for a premium "lakeside RV site" experience. The shortcomings are as follows:

1. The booking website offers you the option of identifying yourself as a senior. There is no benefit to clicking on the + sign to identify yourself and others in your party as seniors. There is no reduction in the price which turned out to be $76.50 for two in a full service water, electric, sewer site.

2. There is also a requirement to sign a comprehensive waiver or liability to release the campground from any liability for damage to RV's or to the guests. There was no mention on the booking website of a requirement to sign a waiver of liability with extensive and significant waiver conditions upon check in. Had I known about the waiver requirement at the time of booking on the website and the conditions, I would have continued looking for other sites in the Salmon Arm area. I questioned the park attendant about the meaning of the waiver conditions and asked for examples. For example, had there been instances in the past with campers assaulting other campers grievously and the victims suing the campground or was there a local problem with non campers coming in to damage RV's or assault campers. As well, was there instance of pets/dogs assaulting campers that gave rise to such a blanket waiver form requirement for guests to sign in order to be admitted. The park attendant stated she had only been working there for a year but there were no incidents that she could recall. I explained that this waiver requirement was very odd and that I had been RV-ing for several years across Canada and to the Territories and stayed at a hundred plus RV sites and no site had ever presented such a comprehensive waiver to guests to sign before being admitted. Guests should never be asked to sign away their rights to sue when staying at accommodation sites like RV sites or hotels.

3. The website gives you the impression that you will be camping very close to the lake with claims like "Amazing lake frontage" and "Stunning Sandy beach". There is no possibility that you will be on the lakefront as that area is occupied by RV-ers who have set up permanently or semi-permanently for the season with sun decks and gardens attached to their RV's. This class of camper extends back from the beach to approximately the middle of the park. We had just travelled back from Ontario and the average daily price for a nice lot was approximately $50.00/night for a fully serviced site with nice tree covered lots with grass lawns on RV gravel pads.

4. The site we were assigned was close to the permanent/semi permanent campers. There was little or no lawn or discernable gravel pad in the site or any tree cover. Lots were not private at all with dividers between the sites being absent. The roads on site were dirt roads and dust was raised whenever a vehicle travelled down the road.

5. The beachfront was lovely. There was nice sandy on the beach although the water had discernable presence of green algae typical for the Shuswap Lake at that time of the season. There were no information signs posted on the beach like "Lifeguard not on duty" or advisories about water quality. In that same vein, there were no beach showers for guest convenience to wash off the lake water after swimming which would be advisable for personal health reasons when swimming in a lake with high algae content and possible swimmers itch. The closest washroom - of two on the campground - was under renovation and the showers were non functional as they were being worked on.

6. The other functional washroom was in a renovated construction trailer and split in two. Once side was for men and one side was for women. To enter either washroom, you have to climb four stairs. In the men's washroom, the urinal was missing. There were two toilet which were very narrow-about 3 and a half feet wide. There was no accommodation for people who might be disabled such as a wheel chair ramp or a toilet to accommodate people with wheelchairs or walkers. The sinks were on the dirty side. There were three narrow showers but only two of them worked as one of the stalls' water knobs did not turn. Again, there was no accommodation shower stalls for people with mobility issues. The showers were also on the dirty side. We had stayed at a municipal campsite in a small town in central Alberta the night before which charged $24.00 a night for a partially serviced site and even that site had wheel chair ramps, toilet stalls and shower stalls to accommodate people with disabilities. Plus those washrooms were clean.

7. A side observation is that the campground seems to have a partnership with a local pizza shop. The campground signage states you can get delivery for two medium pizza's with a discount deal if you give the Pizza shop a discount code when ordering. It was in the range of $9.00 for two medium pizza's. When we called to order the special, the pizza shop stated that they didn't deliver to Sandy Point unless the order was for $35.00 or more. So we ended up ordering a large pizza and a bottle of pop. All of which is to say that this transaction didn't seem transparent or ethical on the part of the pizza shop.

So all in all, the site was not the worst we have ever staying in but for the price of $76.50, we expected a bit more in terms of beachfront access and amenities, especially given the price of RV sites we had experienced across Canada this year and in past years in Canada, the territories and the USA/Oregon.
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Date of stay: August 2022
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
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3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Llt wrote a review Jul 2021
3 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
A friend reserved a site for us for 2 nights but due to smoky conditions during the time of planned camping we had to cancel the booking because we have children with us. They refused to refund or rebook the date. We understand that they have cancellation policy but hoping that if its a natural calamity like smoky/wildfire risk they would give us consideration but they didn’t.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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dennism3017 wrote a review Jul 2020
Blind Bay, Canada63 contributions17 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Great beach, bit of a rustic campground. new contact info. sandyptcampground.ca

The beach is still the great sandy expanse and warm water in the Salmon Arm of Shuswap Lake. A bit pricey for the camping but surroundings make it worthwhile.
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Date of stay: June 2020
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Danielle wrote a review Aug 2021
1 contribution1 helpful vote
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Came driving in to a dusty parking lot. It was very difficult to park the trailer as nobody parks you in. There is no set markers for the sites. The plug in for the trailer did not work. Had to use extension cords to use another pole. The water hook up you need a long hose. It's not in all sites. Picnic tables are all broken and dangerous.
The beach is nice if you can get a spot as people set up big awnings and leave them up all the time to claim their spot. It has a small swimming area. Not very big. The rest of the beach area is lined up with boats parked on the shore. I don't understand why that is allowed. Dangerous and doesn't look very nice. Not allowed to swim anywhere but in the swimming area.
There is no store like it advertised. Unless you would like ice or a few candy treats.
Hopefully this review will let others know about the false advertising this decrepited resort is protraing.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Sara P wrote a review Jul 2021
Surrey, Canada3 contributions2 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Not a good destination if you want to have a quiet place to rest on your trip. We were supposed to stay 2 nights but when we drove in, we found it was a dirt parking lot lacking in trees and grass and we were surrounded by partying campers. My mistake was that I hadn't booked a 30amp site to accommodate our a/c so the combination of the campground and the lack of ac, we went to a local hotel for the night. We stayed next door at Pierre's point the next night and although they are managed by the same group, it was a much more peaceful, green, laid back campground and I would stay there again in a heartbeat!
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Date of stay: July 2021
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Zoltan wrote a review May 2019
2 contributions2 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
No dogs allowed...
No fun allowed..
Basically everyone rammed behind a chain link fence stuck together in a sea of trailors.
You cannot go in and visit either.. visitor parking is behind a chain fence and you must sign in.
Basically salmon arm prison
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Date of stay: May 2019Trip type: Travelled solo
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js1459 wrote a review Jul 2018
71 contributions10 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Only stayed for a night but thought it was a good campground. Set up well with hot showers included in price unlike the other campgrounds nearby. Super family friendly too. The beach area looks fun. .
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Date of stay: July 2018Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Jackie H wrote a review Jun 2018
4 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I try and visit every year because the staff are excellent and very helpful. One year my husband was away working and the staff helped me to move my trailer. 😃 It is a safe and friendly place for families and the beach is unbeatable!! Love it here!!
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Date of stay: June 2018Trip type: Travelled with family
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Paul L asked a question Aug 2018
Vancouver, Canada1 contribution
Can you accommodate a 32 ft class a for tonight?
Ron A asked a question Aug 2018
Red Deer, Canada22 contributions8 helpful votes
Looking for a camping spot in July 2019. My unit is 35' long with a slide.
George Romulus O wrote a tip Jul 2021
2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"If you like noisy, crammed spaces..."
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Linda G wrote a tip Apr 2019
Tumbler Ridge, Canada40 contributions6 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"This is a campground"
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Frequently Asked Questions about Sandy Point Campground
Which popular attractions are close to Sandy Point Campground?
Nearby attractions include Salmon Arm Wharf (3.2 km), Shuswap Lake (3.4 km), and DeMille's Farm Market (4.4 km).
What are some restaurants close to Sandy Point Campground?
Conveniently located restaurants include Shuswap Pie Company, Barley Station Brewpub, and Cantina Vallarta.
Are there any historical sites close to Sandy Point Campground?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Shuswap Theatre (3.6 km).
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