Hipcamp host Brooke V.,
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Nestled into a Valley aside a winding riverbed, this group campsite offers serene privacy for guests. With a private beach and swimming hole only a short walk away, guests will be able to have fun splashing around in the water on hot days or simply enjoy the breathtaking views through the peaceful forest leading up to the sandy shore. 

With 3 designated camper/RV spots

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Nestled into a Valley aside a winding riverbed, this group campsite offers serene privacy for guests. With a private beach and swimming hole only a short walk away, guests will be able to have fun splashing around in the water on hot days or simply enjoy the breathtaking views through the peaceful forest leading up to the sandy shore. 

With 3 designated camper/RV spots and 5 tent areas, this is the perfect get away spot to accommodate large families or family + friend groups of up to 18 persons (children under 2 for free!) ***groups over 12 is an additional $5/person. The whole site as photographed is yours to privately enjoy! 

The camping space is equipped with a covered camp shack that houses an old fashioned cook stove, a propane BBQ, a picnic table and a propane fire table feature with plenty of room for your group to come together away from the weather! In addition, there is a playground right next to the camp shack for children to enjoy...and for the adults- a 3 hammock hangout space (hammocks provided). For all ages to enjoy you will find horseshoe pits as well!  There is also an additional picnic table outside. Nestled into a quiet corner of the campsite is a secluded fire pit area for roasting marshmallows and late night stories (for guests convenience there is firewood available for purchase on site). Guests are welcome to use the clean + well maintained outhouse on site. 

Next to the camp space is an operating regenerative agricultural farm, guests are welcome to inquire about fresh eggs, whole pastured chickens and garden produce that may be available (Vanderkley Valley Farm). We are also more than happy to give your group a farm tour! Only minutes from the site are the towns of Eckville (East) and Leslieville (West) for groceries, restaurants, gas stations, etc. Approximately 20 minutes away is the busy beach and boardwalk of Sylvan lake, a very popular summer destination! 1.5 - 2 hours away are the beautiful sights of Nordegg and Abraham lake, these would both make for a beautiful day trip during your stay if desired.

Campsite area
Tent or RV site
1 site
Up to 18 guests per site
Up to 6 vehicles
No wheelchair access
RV Information
Travel trailers, Fifth wheels, Toy haulers, Pop-up campers, Class A RVs, Class B RVs, Class C RVs, Campervans, and Cars allowed
Vehicles under 45 feet allowed
Back-in site
Accommodates slideouts
Surface type: grass-or-field
Surface levelness: requires leveling
Generators allowed
Hookups: No electricity, water, sewage, or TV connection
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Picnic table available
Bins available
No showers
No wifi
Laundry absent
Have a question? Send Brooke a message!
  • Check in: After 3PM
  • Check out: Before 11AM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 2 nights
  • Accepts bookings: 6 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 20% off

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Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Fishing

While not abundant with fish, you are welcome to toss a line out to try your luck!

Hiking

You are more than welcome to hike along the riverbank!

Swimming

The private beach boasts a shallow shore and swimming hole!

Wildlife watching

Birds, occasional moose, beavers, cranes, eagles, hawks have all been spotted on the property!

Biking

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Riverside Valley with Private Beach in Alberta.

Beach

The private beach is only a short 2 minute beautiful walk from the fire pit area!

Field

The campsite sits alongside a hay pasture.

Farm

The campsite is located on the Vanderkley Valley Regenerative Agriculture Farm property!

Forest
River, stream, or...
Swimming hole

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Hipcamper Sheri
Sheri G.
recommends this listing.
July 29th, 2022

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay with our large group, Brooke and Nolan were really accommodating, always quick to provide water and wood when needed (and we're big water drinkers, we went through a lot of water). There was tons of open space for games, and shade for the tenting area. The kitchen and outhouse were both clean and well stocked. Recent rain meant things were quite wet and mosquito-ey, but Brooke gave us flexibiliry with tent locations to avoid wetter areas, and a new firepit was in place farther from the stream (up by the kitchen). The only thing that we would have liked was a more easily accessible water source for things like doing dishes and washing up (drinking water was provided in the large water cooler size bottles).

Hipcamper Kelly

Amazing camping experience

Kelly P.
recommends this listing.
July 16th, 2022

Was a great time! The beach was wonderful, and the little pond was wonderful, we brought two kids (1 & 3) and they weren’t bored for a second, we were able to get a farm tour by the amazing hosts, and go and see the cows aswell, the coyotes howling at night was actually super amazing, our only advice DOUBLE the bug spray haha, book 100% again! Thank you for having us!

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Hipcamper Yana

Amazing family summer vacation ❤️

Yana H.
recommends this listing.
July 10th, 2022

We loved camping on Brook & Nolan's land! This camping site exceeded all our expectations! Grass was cut and well maintained so you could walk and run barefoot, lot of room to run around and play outdoor games. There's also a playground for little ones. Food Shack was super clean and covered so you can eat inside, rain or shine. We loved an old wood burning stove that is actually very well functioning if you know how to use it. We even baked pre-packaged cinnamon buns inside it and it was evenly cooked! BBQ was available and ready to use; when we ran out of propane, water and wood ($10 for toped up wheel barrel) Brook & Nolan came over and replaced them. The hosts are so genuine they installed a firepit by the food shack which made it super convenient to have instead of other firepit which was a little walking distance and next to the water where we were almost eaten alive by mosquitoes even with fire going on (of course rainfall didn't help). Now you have 2 firepits! As soon as we mentioned it, they took it onto a consideration and fixed the problem; our last day we really enjoyed the fire. The beach is very nice and super private. Our second day staying Brook & Nolan invited us to check out their farm where they raise their chicken. Our kids had a chance to collect few eggs and keep them, they were super delicious for breakfast the next day! On the last day we stopped by their farm before leaving and bought few frozen chicken and few dozen off eggs! We'll be back!!!

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Hipcamper Brooke
Response from Brooke, the Host, on July 13th, 2022

We do appreciate your booking and you taking the time to leave this lovely review! We hope to see you all again soon and welcome you anytime!

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Hipcamper Dave & Chelsea
Dave & Chelsea S.
recommends this listing.
July 7th, 2022

We had the most amazing weekend at Brooke's property. The peaceful and private surroundings, the private beach and the cook shack put this property off the charts wonderful. Brooke even gave us a tour of their farm, which our city kids loved petting the chickens & cows! The cook shack had 2 picnic tables, a nice barbeque, a stove we used for heat on rainy days, and some extra amenities to help our stay be comfortable. The outhouse was very clean and the kids had no problem using it. Having complete privacy for our group to run, play and hangout was spectacular! Would 100% recommend this property!

Hipcamper Brooke
Response from Brooke, the Host, on July 7th, 2022

It was our pleasure to host your group- thank you so very much for booking with us. We hope to have you all back again!

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Hipcamper Amber
Amber M.
recommends this listing.
June 29th, 2022

We had an absolutely amazing time. The place is set up great with everything you could possibly need! Great job guys, we will be back for sure!!

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Hipcamper Brooke
Response from Brooke, the Host, on July 7th, 2022

Thankyou for sharing Amber- love the photos. Appreciate your booking and would love to have you back anytime!

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Hipcamper Louise

Camping in paradise

Louise L.
recommends this listing.
June 16th, 2022

The site was immaculate, private and so pretty. Host are very friendly and accommodating. Will definitely be back.

Hipcamper Brooke
Response from Brooke, the Host, on July 7th, 2022

Thanks Louise! Have a wonderful summer, hope to see you again!

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Hipcamper Kristen
Kristen G.
recommends this listing.
May 29th, 2022

We loved camping at this property. So much space. It is very beautiful and peaceful. We would love to go back again sometime 😀

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Hipcamper Brooke
Response from Brooke, the Host, on July 7th, 2022

Thanks Kristen! Appreciate your review and would love to have you back again!

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Hipcamper David

Great first hipcamp experience!

David L.
recommends this listing.
September 26th, 2021

It was a beautiful quiet , well layed out spot with a lot of attention to details. The camp shelter and the toilet were exceptional. Clean, nicely set up, grass cut , fire pit stocked with firewood , little sandy beach, barbecue, wood burning stove and fire table. We had over a dozen people there for 2 nights and everyone was very happy with the place . Quite the little gem ,good directions and very close to Red Deer. We would definitely camp there again. Host answered questions by messaging within an hour .Thank you Brooke.

Hipcamper Michaela

A perfect family escape

Michaela A.
recommends this listing.
September 7th, 2021

I can’t rave enough about our stay! Brooke was incredibly hospitable and went out of her way to make sure our stay was perfect. The location is peaceful, private and exceeded all of our expectations. It’s also a quick drive to nearby golf, hiking trails, dirt biking etc. The spot was great for our group with tons of room to explore, walk, play games, enjoy the private beach, fish and relax! We will definitely be back!

Awards

Best of 2022 Alberta
3rd place
Best of 2022 RV Spot
Finalist
Property
Vanderkley Valley Farm
State
Alberta
Country
Canada
CA$100/night
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