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This is a quiet RV park on Highway 11, north of Kirkland Lake. It is far enough in from the highway that you won't notice the trucks or trains. It has a boat launch, nice sunsets, cottages for rent, a laundry room and dump station, but no sewer hookups. Overall, it was clean and quiet.

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This is a lovely rustic (no services) campground on Rodayer Lake, along the James Bay Highway running from Matagami to Radisson. At km 189, follow the good gravel road about 1/2 km to the lake. There are 11 level, medium-sized back-in sites surrounding a large turn-around area. There are picnic tables, an outhouse and a boat launching ramp. The campsite is free, but the municipality suggests a $5/day donation to cover the maintenance costs. More information is available at the information station at km 6.

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This is a rustic (no services) campground along the James Bay Highway running from Matagami to Radisson. At km 48, follow the gravel logging road 10 km to the Waswanipi River. There are two back-in sites, suitable for small or medium-sized RVs; no big rigs. There are picnic tables, an outhouse and a boat launching ramp. This area is *very* remote; even in August, I was the only person there. The campsite is free, but the municipality suggests a $5/day donation to cover the maintenance costs. More information is available at the information station at km 6.

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Medium-sized level sites; a generally clean and decent campground. Wi-Fi isn't free, although the rates aren't too bad. The main negative is the constant highway noise!

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The good: scenic park, with fairly large sites and good roads. Lakefront sites available if you book far enough in advance, or go off-season. Lots of hiking; open year-round. The bad: hideously overpriced for electric-only sites. This was the most expensive park (by far) that I've stayed in all year.

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This is a great park, just a few km east of highway 11 on Lake Temiskaming off Highway 65. It's mostly seasonal sites, with several rows of short-term sites. Some are huge pull-throughs, others are large back-ins. Prices vary by services required. Free fast Wi-Fi available, but reception will vary due to trees and hills near the office. There's a small store, boat launch, swimming pool and kids playground available. Cell phone reception is very marginal, although a new tower across the lake is being installed for 2011. I stayed here for a month and a half, and loved it.

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This is a municipal park with mostly seasonal campers, but some overnighters. Sites are fairly large, level back-ins with a picnic table and a fire pit. Park has a beach on the lake, and a playground area for the kids. It's only a 10 minute drive into Kirkland Lake for groceries and supplies.

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This campground is almost entirely filled with seasonal campers, but occasionally they can fit an overnighter in. There are only four sites with electrical hookups (powered by solar panels!); the remainder are unserviced due to the remote location (14 km north of Timmins on Highway 655). Roads are good; most sites are quite large, surrounded by trees. Untreated well water is centrally available, as well as a dump station. Access is via swipe cards, which seem to randomly stop working. I'd strongly suggest that you phone before coming, as all sites may be full during the summer (I ended up camping in their parking lot, which worked out okay).

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This is a small RV dealership with 6 campsites available for short-term stays, some with 30-amp hookups and others with 15 amps. There are no showers, toilets, laundry, Wi-Fi or any other facilities available and campers are told that the well water is not fit for human consumption! It's nicer than staying at a Wal-Mart, but is not a good value for your money at $36/night.

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This is a nice park just off highway 11, with good signage and roads. It's mostly seasonal sites, but has partial and full service overnight sites too. Very quiet, no highway noise and only 1 train per day going past. Wi-Fi is $5/day, but there is good cellular coverage for those people with an air card. Large sandy beach, boat launch, snack bar and boat rentals available. I stayed here a week and would definitely return.

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This is a large park surrounding two man-made lakes with waterslides and picnic areas. Most sites (especially those facing the water) are seasonal; there are full-service overnight sites on the south side (which looked large, level and nice), plus partially-serviced sites on the north side (where I stayed). My site was huge; other parks would have put 4 RVs in the same space! Wi-Fi was pay-by-the-hour, but cellular coverage is good for those with an aircard. My only complaint with this place was that some people (mostly kids) had loud music playing during the day.

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Mostly seasonal RV sites, with a few overnight sites. The sites are wide and level, but not very deep; big rigs may have difficulties. Some sites have a good view of the lake and docks, although they are not directly on the water. The free Wi-Fi signal was not strong enough to be usable at my site, and the park is too far from the highway to get a good cell signal. Overall it was a pleasant place to stay for a few nights.

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Quiet, peaceful campground on Wild Goose Lake. $28/night for long, level pull-through sites in the woods, or $34/night for back-in sites right on the lake. Beautiful sunsets, boat rentals and fast free Wi-Fi (which stops working every few days). No highway or railroad noise; the only thing that you will hear are the loons.

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This is a nice but pricey park near the falls, with wide level sites that might not be long enough for huge rigs. Lots of trees, so satellite TV reception may be difficult. Free Wi-Fi with a strong signal. There are nice hiking trails at the back of the property going through the woods. Overall it's a decent park, but a bit expensive for my tastes.

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This is a municipal park right on the shore of Lake Nipigon, with hiking trails, a beach and a boat launch. Sites are fairly large back-ins, with partial hookups. Free Wi-Fi was surprisingly good considering the remote location, but cell phone coverage was very poor. I had to drive out highway 580 almost to highway 11 to get reception. My main complaint is that there is no camp host or any staff on duty overnight. On a holiday weekend, there were several alcohol-fueled loud parties which lasted until 2am, and no one around to keep the peace. The office staff indicated that next time, I should phone the OPP (located an hour's drive away).