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We've been on the road since Oct 2001, spent 2 years in Europe in a 15' Knauss trailer, since then have lived full time in a 30' Carriage Cameo 5th wheel.

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Review Count: 43
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 4

Havana Glen Park, Montour Falls, New York

Date of Stay: September, 2017 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

Small campground with 14 RV and 10 tent sites at city recreation park. Campsites are under mature deciduous tree canopy located between a baseball field on one side and picnic area/trailhead to gorgeous Eagle Cliff water fall on the other. Most sites are "freeform" with no defined parking space, just a power pedestal and water spigot. Our Verizon cell had 4 bars of LTE, our ATT phone had no signal. Conveniently located 4 miles south of the town of Watkins Glen and 1 mile south of the village of Montour Falls. We camped at Havana Glen Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

The Eagle Falls in the park is not to be missed, 5 minute walk up some stairs on canyon side trail to the base of the falls. Also, the town of Montour Falls 1 mile away has 156 foot tall She-Qua-Ga Falls located at the west end of Main Street.

Review Count: 43
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 4

River Haven Resort, Britt, Ontario

Date of Stay: August, 2017 - $26.00
Overall Rating:      

Medium small, mostly static CG on inlet w/ 2 EW and 3 EWS transient pull thru sites. Dump, free hot showers, laundry, free good WiFi, propane refill, 5 bar AT&T (Rogers) cell, no off air channels, onsite restaurant is closed, but clubhouse available. Friendly, helpful manager and fellow campers. On peaceful Byng Inlet off Georgian Bay, boat ramp & docks & fishing supplies available. The campground entrance is down the first road on the west side of the highway from the north end of the highway 69 bridge over the inlet. Narrow interior roads. We camped at River Haven Resort in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
Transient
Site Surface
Grass
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
No

Review Count: 43
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 4

Bobcaygeon Fairgrounds, Bobcaygeon, Ontario

Date of Stay: August, 2017 - $24.00
Overall Rating:      

Excellent location, just 2 easy blocks walk to "downtown" with the canal lock and the front fairgrounds parking lot is also the site for the weekly Saturday morning farmers market. The entire fairgrounds property is mostly full of seasonal campers with generally well kept sites that have to move offsite during the late September fair and for the winter (so everybody has to be mobile). There are ~6 grassy transient sites with electric and water, whatever unoccupied seasonal sites, and a large grassy back lot available except during few events during the summer-- call the host at the number listed to confirm availability. The campground has a (free?) honey wagon service weekly, a dump station adjacent to the shower house and a boat ramp into the Little Bob Channel that has direct access to the Trent Severn waterway under the fixed highway 24 bridge (~8' clearance?). The free WiFi signal radiates from the entrance to the large arena building facing the front parking lot so didn't reach our campsite. We had 2 bar cell signal with our ATT phone (Rogers) and 3 off air TV channels. Important note: approaching from the north via Main St. is not recommended-- the one way Main Street swing bridge over the canal requires a sharp 90 degree turn onto the narrow bridge. Approach the campground from highway 36 via King St. We camped at Bobcaygeon Fairgrounds in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Campsite Features
Fire Ring
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Canal lock #32 and mooring walls are right in "downtown" Bobcaygeon and are only 50' from a working swing bridge that carries Main street across the canal. The Kawartha Dairy headquarters is 400 yds walk N and has a retail ice cream outlet at the small factory. The Settlers Village about a mile N of town has late 1800's buildings recovered from the local area.

Review Count: 43
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 4

Trailside Park, Parry Sound, Ontario

Date of Stay: July, 2017 - $48.00
Overall Rating:      

Large mostly seasonal/permanent full hookup CG on small but steep rolling hills between two small lakes with a small transient full hookup and dry area. Dump station, free pokey WiFi, heated restroom "suites" with free hot showers in 2 new purpose built trailers, 2 bar AT&T (Rogers) cell signal, no off air TV channels, sand swim beach with small playground on one of the lakes, gated entrance. This was the only CG up & running after a tornado hit the area one week before we arrived in early July, they had their electric repaired within 2 days and the downed trees were being removed. We camped at Trailside Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
D42
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Island queen tours in Parry Sound were excellent, 2 hr am tour focuses on big fancy cottages, 3hr pm tour cruises outer islands through a swing bridge, both go through Hole in the Wall. Great views & nice museum at Tower Hill

Review Count: 43
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 4

Batman's Cottages and Campground, Sheguiandah, Ontario

Date of Stay: July, 2017 - $32.00
Overall Rating:      

Very family friendly park on Georgian Bay of Lake Huron. Boat rental, boat ramp, beach at campground. Most sites are unusually large for a commercial campground with trees/bushes separating sites. 4 bar ATT (Rodgers) cell signal, no off air TV channels, free WiFi near office, dump station on siding as you leave park, honey wagon service available. The place impressed us as quiet for a family park, strict quiet curfew enforced and no motorized "toys" are allowed in park. We were also impressed with the stylish decks and gardens of most of the seasonal/park home sites. We camped at Batman's Cottages and Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
61
Site Surface
Gravel, Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

The town of Little Current has excellent waterfront walk, ice cream shop ("3 Cows and a Cone", near the swing bridge), and unusually well stocked grocery store for a town of it's size.

Review Count: 43
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 4

Brennan Harbour RV Park, Spanish, Ontario

Date of Stay: July, 2017 - $31.00
Overall Rating:      

Campground is on the shore of the North Channel of Lake Huron at Spanish, Ont and is a new RV facility at an existing lakeside lodge/cottage complex. Very friendly manager. Sites are plumbed for sewer and are awaiting gov't approval to be used but till then there is a pay back-in dump station that is free if staying for a week. Toilet/shower/laundry building should be installed by 2018. The all-back-in sites are arranged in a "T" layout with entrance/exit at the bottom of the "T". Turn right at sign about halfway down the entrance road to the lodge/cottages to enter RV area. Gravel surfaced sites are long and spacing between sites is decent but trees between sites may restrict awning use. Limited WiFi, boat rental and 3 course meal (w/ 24 h notice) are available from lodge, small beach area when lake is at normal level. 3 bar AT&T (Rodgers) cell signal, no off air TV reception. We camped at Brennan Harbour RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
Tips for other Campers:

Nice municipal marina at Spanish with high overlook and hiking trail, boat dock and 3 course meal (w/ 24 hr notice) available through lodge at campground.

Review Count: 43
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 4

Castlegar Golf Club and RV Park, Castlegar, British Columbia

Date of Stay: August, 2016 - $26.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice smallish state park-like CG at golf course on a hilltop above small town airport, the final 1/4 mile drive to the CG is up a 8-10% grade but is paved. The sites are partly shaded, gravel, electric/water and the sani-dump is at the visitors center in town across the bridge at 6th ave and 20th st. We had a 5 bar AT&T (Rogers) cell signal, there is 1 off air TV channel, and the WiFi is good at sites closest to the restrooms. The restrooms were stylish, clean, and we were told by the host the showers were $1 for 7 minutes. We got our site assignment and invoice from the host at the CG which we paid at the pro shop after setting up. We camped at Castlegar Golf Club and RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
19
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Small farmers market in season 9A-1P on Saturdays. Restored highway suspension bridge spanning Kootenay River built in 1913 now a historic site accessible from end of Brilliant Rd. Zuckerburg Island Heritage Park and chapel/house accessible across pedestrian suspension bridge near 7th ave & 9th st.

Review Count: 43
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 4

Armstrong Kin RV Park, Armstrong, British Columbia

Date of Stay: August, 2016 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

Lovely shaded campground in excellent location: 1 block from town and next door to fairgrounds. Interior road is a little tight, but it works. Most sites are back in, but there are several pull thrus. Very friendly campground hosts. We camped at Armstrong Kin RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
14
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

The cute little town of Armstrong is easy walking distance, one block, from Campground. Farmers Market in summer season every Saturday morning at adjacent fairgrounds.

Review Count: 43
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 4

Joe Schmucks Roadhouse (formerly Alpiner Motel & Campground), Sicamous, British Columbia

Date of Stay: August, 2016 - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a small campground behind a restaurant (Trip Advisor rated #1 in town) and A frame cabins adjacent to river. The 7 full hookup sites and about a dozen no hookup sites are arranged roughly in a circle around a large gravel courtyard. The full hookup sites are bordered by evergreen hedges and the dry camping sites are on a grassy crescent above the river.

Campsites were fairly protected from highway noise and the traffic thinned out at night. There is a dump station and very unusual airconditioned two suite bathroom/shower trailer. The campground office is on the side the white house behind the restaurant.

The Free WiFi was excellent. We had 4 bar cell signal (AT&T/Rogers), no off air TV channels or cable. We camped at Joe Schmucks Roadhouse (formerly Alpiner Motel & Campground) in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
3
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

The RJ Haney Heritage Village & Museum is a good small, but growing living history museum about 17 miles west in the town of Salmon Arm. We rented a small boat for a day on the lake from Get Wet in Sicamous, they were the cheapest in town and seemed like a well run mom-and-pop operation.

Review Count: 43
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 4

Crazy Creek Resort, Malakwa, British Columbia

Date of Stay: August, 2016 - $36.00
Overall Rating:      

This campground is an ongoing reconfiguration of some other use property and is still a little rough around the edges. For example, their dump station is at a different location accessed from another highway turnoff. The property has hot springs pools, boardwalk to swinging bridge and waterfall-- all accessed for additional fees. Campers get a 10% discount for these attractions.

They offer 15 amp/water back-in sites for $35 CAD and 30 amp/water back-in and pull-through sites for $44 CAD. Our gravel pull-through site was accessed by driving across a small grass rise, and could be problematic in wet weather. The free WiFi was easily bogged down in the evenings but OK at other times. We had no cell service (AT&T/Rogers) and there were no off air broadcast TV channels. Satellite access would not be a problem in the pull-through sites area. There was some noise from the trans Canada highway 1, but it seemed to taper off at night.

The interior campground road was dirt/clay but was in relatively good condition. Campground registration was at the hot pool check-in desk adjacent to a large gravel parking lot and there was signage to direct you there from the highway turnoff. The dump station was in the middle of a large gravel lot about 1/4 mile east off the highway down a narrow, curving driveway. We camped at Crazy Creek Resort in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
site 8
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

There are separate fees for the hot pools and waterfall/suspension bridge. A good medium sized living history type outdoor museum, Three Valley Heritage Ghost Town, is at the Three Valley Lake Chateau Resort about 10 miles east. The "last spike" site for the Trans Canadian Railway is at the Craigellachie's rest area about 3 miles west and has a small gift shop.

Review Count: 43
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 4

Maple Pool Campground & RV Park, Courtenay, British Columbia

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $24.00
Overall Rating:      

Fairly new owners of the campground are working hard to clean up the place after it had been run down in the past. About 1/2 of the sites toward the front of the campground are occupied by full time residents and some of these sites could use the help. Everybody we talked to was very friendly though. We would stay again.

The campground is very convenient to town, we were easily able to walk to the Canada Day Parade in town. Our full hookup site was in the middle of the campground on grass under trees. Other areas in the campground were more clear if satellite views are important.

Wifi was good, we had a 5 bar cell signal (ATT/Rogers), and the free cable had 50 channels. Showers were $1 CAD per 5 minutes. We camped at Maple Pool Campground & RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Nice waterfront park, airforce museum, and Filburg Lodge with tearoom at Comox 4 miles away. I would recommend approaching the campground using 17th st. bridge instead of 5th st. bridge to avoid downtown traffic.

Review Count: 43
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 4

Wilcox Creek Campground (Parks Canada), Jasper National Park, Alberta

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $12.00
Overall Rating:      

We actually looked at this campground to use with our 30' 5th wheel but chickened out and thought we would report our observations anyway.

The campground is located on a dense pine covered hillside east of the parkway, up a quarter mile long access road about 2 miles south of the Icefields visitor center or about 1 mile north of the Banff/Jasper Park boundary sign. There is a VERY popular hiking trailhead at the foot of the CG access road that can reduce this part of the road to a single lane at times.

The campsites are short and narrow "shoulder-side-pulloff" type widely scattered around 6 narrow one way roads along the hillside. There is a water fill with threaded faucet and dump station along the exit road at the foot of the hill and we saw 2 other threaded water points scattered in the campground. The CG also had a couple of vault toilets and an open kitchen structure. No cell service, no off air TV just a scenic National Forest type campground.

The park service recommends a 27' maximum length and we saw only one site that was as long as 34', tree-to-tree. It looked to us that the suggested ~27' length limit should apply to the combined length of your rig, meaning a vehicle with a short trailer or a class A/B/C unit no longer than that. Given the narrow interior CG roads (and limited parking space), we thought it would be all but impossible to parallel park a 27' towable with slideouts on any site. It looked to us that you could (carefully) drive/pull any type of unit 30' or less through the lowest road in the CG if you wanted to just pass through and use the water/dump station at the exit.

CG fee was the same as the nearby parking lot at the Icefields visitor center, $15.70 CAD/nite, and an optional daily permit for a fire (including firewood) was an additional $8.80 CAD. Dump fees for non-campers was $9.00 CAD. Flush toilets and free WiFi (with chit from the Jasper National Park desk) available at the Icefields visitors center 2 miles north. We camped at Wilcox Creek Campground (Parks Canada) in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Other
Campsite Features
Fire Ring
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Interior Roads
Tight Turns, Scraping Branches

Review Count: 43
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 4

Icefields Centre RV (Parks Canada), Jasper National Park, Alberta

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $12.00
Overall Rating:      

Probably the only CG between Lake Louise and Jasper for rigs longer than 27'. Dry camping in large, treeless sloping asphalt lot used for parking during the day and RV camping at night. Pull thru sites in the middle of the lot and back in sites at perimeter. Outstanding views of mountains and glaciers, with vault toilets at lot and full service restrooms at nearby visitors center. And did I mention the excellent views?

No water/dump available for RVs and I didn't notice any water fountains in visitors center but bottled water was available from vending machines. For rigs less than ~27-30 feet, water and pay dump station is available seasonably up a steep hill at Wilcox Creek CG about 2 miles south.

Free, fast WiFi with chit from Jasper National Park desk available 24 hrs/day in visitors center (and in camping area with appropriate amplifier). Visitors center also has moderately priced cafeteria and expensive dining room.

We took the advice of park ranger to arrive before 11A or after 6P when the crush of day users in the lot subsides. We camped on the Friday of a 3 day holiday weekend and camping area was less than 50% occupied after 6P (after being all but full at midday).

Not sure where the camping prices listed in the other post came from, we paid $15.70 CAD per nite according to the signs at the self check-in kiosk and I later confirmed that price with park rangers and that this price has been in effect all season. We camped at Icefields Centre RV (Parks Canada) in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
SW corner of lot
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Glacier "buggy" ride is now bundled with cantilevered glass floored Glacier Skywalk and is not available separately. Combo price is $80 and our pick of times would be near 10A opening.

Review Count: 43
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 4

Brannen Lake RV Park & Campsite, Nanaimo, British Columbia

Date of Stay: June, 2016 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice state park like campground under tall pine trees a couple of miles off highway. Most sites shaded, and usually tens of feet of spacing between sites. We found it convenient to the ferry terminal.

We got 5 off air TV channels, the WiFi signal doesn't reach more than 150' from the office but there is a nice open air shelter with picnic tables next door to use, we had a 2 bar AT&T cell signal.

Very family friendly with a playground and activities for the kids, especially on the weekends. We didn't see any direct access (or even views) to the lake from the campground although their website does show a small beach and dock. For anyone concerned about such things, you do pass a small prison about halfway to the campground from the highway (but the prison does have great views to the lake!). We camped at Brannen Lake RV Park & Campsite in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Nice waterfront park and walk in "downtown" Nanaimo.

Review Count: 43
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 4

Timber Lodge RV & Campground, Port Alberni, British Columbia

Date of Stay: June, 2016 - $32.00
Overall Rating:      

A medium small campground area laid out on both sides of a long driveway running behind a motel and Japanese restaurant. The camping area had only scattered trees with ~5-10' of grass and some shrubbery between sites. The campground has it's own toilet block with showers attached to the building with the indoor pool.

Nice views of the surrounding mountains and very convenient to the local visitors center. We camped at Timber Lodge RV & Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
A3
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

The McLean Lumber Mill historic site was excellent, we rode the steam train to it from town on a weekend to be able to see everything operating. We also enjoyed the Lady Rose Marine Service freight boat day trip to Ucluelet. Salmon were running thick at Stamp Falls park 10 mi NW of town in late June. The Japanese restaurant at the motel/campground was surprisingly good.

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