The Happy Camper Campground

Buena Vista, Saskatchewan

The Happy Camper Campground is a campground located in Buena Vista. The Happy Camper is located close to Lumsden Beach, a short 5 minutes from Regina Beach and a convenient 25 minutes to Regina.

Regina Beach offers a golf course, horse back riding, restaurants, bar, grocery store, hardware store and boat launch.

All sites have 30 amp power and water and are close to washrooms and showers. Parking for boats and R.V. sewage disposal are offered to our campers.

Nearby restaurants include The Waterfront Beach Bar & Grill, Tumblers Pizza, and Blue Bird Cafe.

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Box 401
Buena Vista
S0G 4C0

Tel: (306) 729-2617
Fax: (306) 729-4817

Reviews for The Happy Camper Campground, Buena Vista

1 / 10 based on 3 reviews

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1 OUT OF 10 rating
Fri 21 Aug 2009
Staff / Service: 1
Location: 4
Cleanliness: 1

Positives: The campground is located in the Lumsden beach area and is very secluded, it has been built on open pasture with some treed areas and a lot of back brush. We saw lots of birds and that was nice. The campground has lots of room to grow and it would look a lot cleaner if the back brush was cut. The trees would also grow much bigger if the dead fall was cleaned up in and around the trees.

Negatives: The floor in the washrooms if very slippery I and my wife and our two kids all almost fell a few times after showering. Proper fire pits and firewood would have been nice. As this is open pasture land the wind was a bit much at times. The owner wants cash for everything. I get the felling that the owner isn’t a business person at all and could learn some people skills.

Comments: This campground although fairly new, seams run down or poorly taken care of. The roads within the campground are beyond washboard, and when pulling your trailer through the campgrounds take care to go very slowly as the potholes are many. The washroom facilities are clean, however you have to pay for the shower and the water warm to very cold. You also cant drink the water, however the smell will turn you off anyways. The host (owners) is very picky about how you park your trailer. If you were going to stay for an extended visit don’t plan on doing you laundry in the campground unless you want to re mortgage your home. In talking with many of the seasonal campers they seam unimpressed with the park management and feel like they are being nickel and dimed.

1 OUT OF 10 rating
Wed 12 Aug 2009
Staff / Service: 1
Location: 3
Cleanliness: 1

Positives: Clean washrooms- (Coin operated showers, minimal time, water luke warm at best)

Negatives: Seasonal Campers Beware: Rules changed daily without any notice, depends on the owners mood. Lots of hidden costs after you pay for the seasonal site which is a steep fee to begin with, extra for the sewer tank, extra for the sewer tank dumps, extra for 15 amp power, only 30 amp which trips regularly is included with the anual fee, extra if you want to have guests at your site, $5.00 per person and all the extras are to be paid cash with no official receipt. The entire campground is overrun with gophers and gopher and badger holes which was never addressed by the owner.The owner does not clear the dead trees out of the brush,so the dead trees have fallen into the sites causing damage.You Must get the owners approval to plant any tree on your site but beware you are paying for the improvements to his campground as there is absolutely no compensation to the camper.

Comments: This campground is very poorly managed. The owner complains about everything that the seasonal camper wants to do. The camp sites were serviced with water and electricity only. Almost all landscaping improvements to the sites were financed by the seasonal camper, trees planted, crusher dust or gravel,fence panels. When you want to leave the site you are expected to leave all improvements without any compensation from the owner. We were very disappointed in this campground,it had great potential but it seemed that the campers were a bother to the owner.

1 OUT OF 10 rating
Wed 01 Jul 2009
Staff / Service: 1
Location: 5
Cleanliness: 2

Positives: Close to Regina, coin operated laundry on site (but was quite costly to wash and dry a load of laundry)

Comments: The property has tons of gopher/badger holes which become a real risks after dark when taking a walk. Our experience was that one day it would be ok with the owners for us to cut some overgrown grass around our trees, and the next day it would not. It was the same with any type of small improvements we would want to make, such as bring in gravel at our own cost. Garbage was only picked up once a week rather than daily. When the owners had a problem with a seasonal or overnight camper, they would talk about the problem with the other campers rather than going right to the person that the problem was with. This caused alot of animocity throughout the campground and led to alot of misunderstandings and inappropriate behaviors. The owners wanted everything paid for with cash, no cheques. There were alot of little extras that came about after the "seasonal camping fees" were paid. No receipts were issued for the extra fees that we had to pay. Nothing much for smaller children to do but swing on the swing sets that were not anchored down in any way and one small teeter totter. There was also a volleyball/badminton net put up but that was for older children and or adults.

Regina Beach offers a golf course, gas stations, laundromat, post office, grocery stores and deli, convenience stores, beach and recreation site, boat launch, horseback riding and go-karts, ATM's (RB Esso and Hordos Insurance Brokers), restaurants, hair stylists, realtors, septic services, insurance agent, Home Hardware store, snowmobile trails, warm-up shacks, cross country skiing, baseball diamonds and bike and walking trails.

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