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The Good, The Bad & The Ugly of this campground location

3.0 of 5 bubblesReviewed Aug 7, 2012
Just came back from Christina lake and we camped at this campground for more than a week. No comments for the motel and permanent trailers they have for rent. I haven't been in any of them so it is not fair to comment on those - I comment only on the campground:
The Good: 1) The campground has the only swimming pool in the area, it is very refreshing but they could clean of the bugs at least once a day (I'm not picky just that they have to get a little bit more involved in the camp management). 2) The location is good - two minutes to a comunity beach where you can lay on the sand - although very crowded because it is the size of a big lot house - still a beach. 3) The campground is not too big - around 10 full hook-ups, 8 water & power, 7 or 8 permanent trailers & 5 motel units. So the campground not beeing so big then it is a little bit quiter than the other ones where I saw probably hundred of units. 4) Close to an ice cream place and burger outfit that the kids can walk there (not the small kids - teenager ones).
The bad: 1) Only two toilets, two sinks and two showers for men and the same for women. 2) No dish washing station (although on the fence is one advertised). 2) The place is for sale so I think they do not put the same care as it would be if it was not for sale - that's my opinion.
The ugly: 1) When we left and discharged our black and grey tanks it took more than an hour because some of the water (with all the stuff in it) got out on the ground at an adjacen site through the sewer hook up - so we had to wait so the water would not get on the whole area although it was a three meter pond left behind. 2) No lids on the hook ups so sometimes you can smell the odors. 3) At the end of the day it was some sort of disgusting to go to the bathroom and washroom. They clean the bathrooms in the morning but they should do it at least three times a day - I've seen one of the men toilet getting out twice (on long weekend they had a family reunion with 70 people so imagine). 4) The garbage pick up was done only once a day even if the campground was full for the long weekend. Probably it will be OK for the regular days but when you have the place full with all that heat.
Date of stay: August 2012
Trip type: Travelled with family
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
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2.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
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    Reviewed July 31, 2012

    We just came back from our first visit to Christina Lake. We stayed at the Totem campground. We were pleasantly surprised with the well maintained campsites with painted decks for your trailer and picnic tables with table clothes already provided. The pool was very clean and well maintained. There is a basketball net and ball provided on the grounds. It is about a 3 minute walk down the road to the public beach. The beach sandy not rocky and the water is so clear and warm. Our friends stayed in the motel and it was very roomy and the kitchenette was well stocked with utensils and pots etc.
    Thinking of going back again.

    Date of stay: July 2012
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