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Old 06-06-2019, 10:42 AM   #1
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Gem in the rough - Heading to Alaska?

If you are heading to Alaska from the east to Mid continent you will probably head northwest through alberta to Mile 0 of the Alaska highway. More than likely you will head via Saskatoon then on towards Edmonton in Alberta. For this portion most will stay on the Trans Canada HWY 16.

However if you elect to Take Hwy 14 at North Battleford, you head towards Wainwright Alberta, at almost no loss of time. On the NW corner of the town, next to the Hwy is the Wainwright Golf Course (5250'49.1"N 11052'18.4"W), which has a Campground just off the first golf T. Cost was only CAD$35/night!

We did not have a toad, if you do they only have one or two that can be considered pull throughs. The rest are back-ins.

The campground is a Gem in the Rough. It has 30 amp power, free wood, plus full water and sanitary on each site. On the days we were there they had rare east winds, and it was still very pleasant. Stop at the Pro-shop to sign in.

Wainwright has most amenities and box stores, be sure to stop in at the restaurant built into the old train station downtown. Awesome breakfasts there. Plus they have a Free book exchange, a mini railway museum and more. In addition the town has a military base on the south side which also has a free to access small static display area with tanks and trucks and things. This needs a bit of maint.

Being as this was in the middle of the prairies, it was a distinct pleasure and surprise for us, plus you can put in 18 holes by supper time if you wish. We ended up staying for a few days.

I have photos but don't know how to post them on this site.
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Thanx Skip, No I was not aware of how to post pictures other than the picture link.

Here goes pix of Wainwright

Photo 1 is parked next to the #1 Competition Golf T's
Photo 2 is a Centurion Tank on display at the base.
The Third one is the Railway station as mentioned in the text.
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We did not have a toad, if you do they only have one or two that can be considered pull throughs. The rest are back-ins......
Just for clarification.... motorhomes pulling a toad don't require a pull-through. Backins are just fine. Just disconnect. Now there are lots more options for sites!
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