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Review Count: 15
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Jellystone Park Camp-Resort, Woodstock, New Brunswick

Date of Stay: July, 2018 - $40.00
Overall Rating:

To be fair to the park, we ended up here because of a hurricane induced power failure to northern Nova Scotia and southern New Brunswick. So this was the firstst place we came to that had power on (hot as hell and needed AC). This place was crowded, most likely more so with others looking for a powered site, but I like a quiet, uncrowded camping experience. THIS IS NOT IT. Noisy little creatures everywhere (ya I know it's a Jellystone Kids Fun Park). So that said, if you can stand the noise -go for it.

OK, as I recall because we were in the overflow area, our site was very close (side to side) to our neighbors but long enough not to unhook. The electrical was a shared pole, that needed an extension to our regular 30 amp cord. There is a sewer dump on the way out.

The (non) overflow area [regular spots] appeared crowded, mostly back-ins. Unknown water/sewer options were available. Interior roads were one way and as this is an older CG, a little tight, no interfering trees but lots of poorly parked cars / tow(ed) vehicles.

Staff are everywhere, as there are so many options for KIDS - pools. slides, pool with slides. Play areas etc. Sooooo MUCH NOISE. Don't go here unless you like a noisy kid filled splash adventure. But I suppose 99.9% of campers who end up here, that's exactly what you signed up for. No concerns about power - even though this was a HUGE park , power worked well voltage never dropped out. We camped at Jellystone Park Camp-Resort in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
overflow-electrical
Site Surface
Gravel
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
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
No

Review Count: 15
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Stephenfield Provincial Park - Stephenfield Campground, Carman, Manitoba

Date of Stay: July, 2018 - $15.00
Overall Rating:

Nice Manitoba Provincial campground. Kinda in the middle of nowhere, this was our first visit and most likely the last. We had read (else where) that this was a dog friendly area .. not so much. Hot as it was this past Canada Day long weekend - no place for the dogs to go swimming. Having said that the sites are private (we were in Bay 2 S 6E) and could barely see / hear our neighbours. Our particular site was a "bear" to back into with our34 foot 5th ...... combination of branches / trees / opposite site markers and moderately narrow roadway. Got it done - not much funthough. If you like walking trails - this is the place for you, many / many trails and a nice walk along the lake as well (boat launch's [x2] and dock were crowded so hot dogs could not swim). IF we do come again we will opt for the hard to get electrical and water sites - we were supposed to be less than 150 feet from water [I have lots of hose - but not that much] .......but in reality we were more like 200 + feet from the faucet. We camped at Stephenfield Provincial Park - Stephenfield Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
BAY 4 Site 6 E
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt, Sand, 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:

If you walk about - you can't access the spillway from the campground (south side of the lake) I appears there are stairs to go fishing and under the spill way from the north side ,,, don't know how to get there though.

Review Count: 15
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Franklin Motor Hotel and Campground, North Bay, Ontario

Date of Stay: June, 2018 - $45.00
Overall Rating:

YIKS ...... tight tight tight. Few good options around North Bay On. On the upside .... your in town .... no wilderness camping here.

This campground is a tight loop around back of a Motel - reminiscent of 1970's camping, roads are tight - and that's with a TT / or 5th - how a large MO could fit would indeed be a challenge. We have stayed at this CG MANY times (thus the only dated pic's from about 20 years ago). The power was on again off again - my brothers site and 1/2 the CG went out overnight - and they sweltered in their MO (class C - 28 feet). Lucky we remained with power - different breaker I suppose. We have been with a 21 foot TT, 28 foot TT, 32 foot TT and a 34 foot 5th - all do-able - but its a challenge. Power as I recall is 15/20/30 amp.

Mosquitoes can be horrid, fish fly's can be a problem as well / they coat EVERYTHING.

Your in town so take a walk about --- BTW if there's an incoming TT/5th etc and your on the way out the loop in/out is around the side of the motel - someone's going to have to give way.

Would we stop here again ...... NO, power (as demonstrated is not reliable - read OLD CAMPGROUND), sites are very tight (5th and MOHO stay close to the Motel - open end of the loop). Our trips now include "not" stopping here. But having said that it is perfect for someone that wants to stay IN TOWN. We camped at Franklin Motor Hotel and Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
stayed in several
Site Surface
Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my travel trailer
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Interior Roads
Tight Turns, Scraping Branches, Obstacles
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

North Bay is the home of Canada's shamefull treatment / now museum to the Dion Quintuplettes (spelling?). Back in the 20-30's the children were seized by the Provincial Gov and PUT ON DISPLAY like a zoo.

North Bay is an old city with tight / small access in the downtown area, my suggectionis if visiting stay out of town and drive into town in your tow / toad etc.

Review Count: 15
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Quarry Park Campground, Stonewall, Manitoba

Date of Stay: June, 2018 - $30.00
Overall Rating:

Previous comments are no longer valid .... this has been cleaned up by the town, and is lovely place for "kids" the swimming area / next door (run by the town $$ entrance fee) - but it is supervised and has life guards. Nice enough AND if you like being / IN TOWN (5 min walk) this could be for you. We camped at Quarry Park Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
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, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
No

Review Count: 15
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Pine Valley Resort, Stonecliffe, Ontario

Date of Stay: May, 2018 - $30.00
Overall Rating:

It's a little tight in spots ... highly recommended. This is a fishing / camping not GLAMPING stop. If you don't like a little dirt on your tires this is not the spot for you. We camped at Pine Valley Resort in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

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

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Covered Forested
Interior Roads
Tight Turns, Scraping Branches, Obstacles, Poor Conditions
Tow Vehicle Parking
No

Review Count: 15
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Wasagaming Campground (Parks Canada), Riding Mountain National Park, Manitoba

Date of Stay: September, 2017 - $39.00
Overall Rating:

What can I say to add to the previous post. WOW, would come back for sure, but not to this site. Site 79 is in the last row (read dead end) turn 90 degree's LEFT and there it is 10 feet in on another 90 degree's .... impossible to get in with our 34 foot - 5th. Sooooo. Turn left. Back up so rear end is 180 degrees from original. then carefully pull into tiny spot (side to side) There are better spots (and worse, wow, its like parking on a hill in some places) - so use Google Earth Street View to poke around, it's shows all sites ... too late for us. Can't really add to the previous post (great) but at site 79 we were 2 min walk to town. Apparently bears are a problem here, so all food and BBQ's must be locked away OR the park rangers will confiscate them. We camped at Wasagaming Campground (Parks Canada) in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
79
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt, Sand, Grass
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer (plenty of space) 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
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

Review Count: 15
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Grand Beach Provincial Park, Grand Marais, Manitoba

Date of Stay: July, 2017 - $22.00
Overall Rating:

Here now... the last weekend of July. Years ago you could not get a "pull thru" for the longer RV . Back in's could be quita chore ..... Well we're here again after 15 + years or so ... they have come up with a solution - sorta. Were in Area 3 (site 3) ... the pull throughs are long - kinda tight.. poorly thought out. Area that is usable ie: cleared of bush - set up chairs, sit around a fire is 1/10 the site size -- if you pull up as far as possible - (can't leave the truck hooked up as it now sticks way out onto the road ... so have to park it behind the camper, and the door still opens back of the cleared area. Looking around not all sites are as goofy as thisone - but many are. Site 6 would be much better with close access to off site water. (next time). Can't complain about the staff or the park itself its very quiet and safe. Site is pretty level - sandy soil and gravel. The BEACH is why everyone from everywhere comes from - no comparison that I know off close. WEST BEACH is muscle beach (haha) and EAST BEACH is family area. We camped at Grand Beach Provincial Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
LOOP 3 --- Site 3
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt, Sand, Grass
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

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

electrical only sites --and no serviced of course. Bring water - our 175 feet of hose was not long enough.(site in front of us 6 - would have been way better.

Review Count: 15
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Birds Hill Provincial Park, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Date of Stay: July, 2017 - $15.00
Overall Rating:

We are here NOW .... Meadowlark 8 - Electric 30 amp, no other services (water taps about 150 feet away). OK Prov campground ... close to Winnipeg, get about 4 english and 1 french over the air TV stations. OK store within walking distance. Park police make frequent drive by's to assure peace and calm. No complaints. We camped at Birds Hill Provincial Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
MEADOWLARK 8
Site Surface
Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer (plenty of space) for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Firewood is $9.00 a bundle (dry but poorly split - bring a big axe). If you can bring your own firewood $$$. Town of Birds Hill is close, Wpg 20 min.

Review Count: 15
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Blue Lake Provincial Park, Vermilion Bay, Ontario

Date of Stay: July, 2017 - $45.00
Overall Rating:

Just back (July 15th). We stayed at site 106 (strange 45 degree pull thru) As prev noted great Provincial Park - we brought 175 feet of water hose so we could fill the doggie pool and refill on board water after 4 days). Used the showers - they are GREAT (free) and washrooms for the first 4/5 days. Then used on board for a "home shower - awwwwh - better water pressure) Apparently our secret dog swimming area has been found - as it is quit small - once someone else is there - your outta luck - DARN. During JULY - AUGUST staff will deliver your wood (pay with MC/VISA at the office) or CASH when they drop it off - between 6 -9 pm YAAAA. Site was very unlevel side / side and quite low at the back - took ALL out leveling blocks. We camped at Blue Lake Provincial Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
106
Site Surface
Dirt, Sand, Grass
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer (plenty of space) for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Interior Roads
Tight Turns, Scraping Branches, Obstacles
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

LCBO and SHELL fuel available in Vermillion Bay (that's the turn off) - sign for Park ar very poor- keep a sharp eye out.

Review Count: 15
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Aaron Provincial Park Campground, Dryden, Ontario

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

Ontario Provincial Park, quit expensive for what you get (electrical). Employees are OK - extreme limited purchases at the gate (wood is VERY pricey). Sites vary in size up to huge pull through - we at site 55 (not very level) needed to park sideways (lucky it's huge), so we could get within 100 feet to the electrical. Pull through across from us had a MH with electrical 10 feet from the drivers side as apposed to our 150 feet passengers side from the electrical. Crowded with long weekend crowd, but everyone was friendly (got loaned an electric extension 50'). We camped at Aaron Provincial Park Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
55
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer (plenty of space) for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Gates close at 8 pm

Review Count: 15
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Orchard Hill RV Park, Kelowna, British Columbia

Date of Stay: August, 2016 - $45.00
Overall Rating:

It's all about expectation

This is a SMALL campground were you are secure, it's quiet, and the owners really care about you. There (if I recall) only 9 spots. 5 back in and 4 pull through. The campground are clean -your in the middle of a walnut and (peach I think) orchard. FYI because its SO small the owners are on site (at home) but not necessarily available. This is a side project it seems.There is a big board with your assigned site - there are ample instructions on expectations, There is (included) a cable-box / remote - again all with instructions. Would I go back .... absolutely .... little pricey. We camped at Orchard Hill RV Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
7
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Kelowna camping is difficult to find and expensive, this nice place and deserves better evaluations.

Review Count: 15
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Tunnel Mountain Village II Campground - Electric Hookups (Parks Canada, Banff National Park, Alberta

Date of Stay: August, 2016 - $35.00
Overall Rating:

This was just an overnight stop for us , but would be worth a longer stay. Campground is well thought out with easy - large - (on each side) "C" shaped pull throughs. Lots of room to maneuver. Be aware to is an enormous Federal Campground and there is one entrance (where you check in) so be patient there's 10 campers waiting for one employee to process.

It's expensive for the service you get ... but .... it is Banff, everything is expensive. View is worth the price.

Don't recall that there's anything much to do other than look at the amazing view. You'll have to go into town. We camped at Tunnel Mountain Village II Campground - Electric Hookups (Parks Canada in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
822
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt, Grass
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious, Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
Tips for other Campers:

Banff township is a bit of a hike - but if you like tourist traps - go for it. There is a Shell gas station in town but not big enough for anything other than a separate tow or towed vehicle

Review Count: 15
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Blue Lake Provincial Park, Vermilion Bay, Ontario

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $25.00
Overall Rating:

Nice Ontario Provincial Park, services are OK. Excellent idea that Friday - Saturday evening staff drive around on ATV selling firewood. Typical Canadian price, but convenient. Beware sites are difficult due to narrow roads for bigger 5th wheel or MH. It was even a challenge getting our old 20 foot TT in a few back-in's. Trust your GPS because the entrance road is extremely poorly marked. So North just ~ 100 feet west of the SHELL. Very popular, always full with a great beach with even an unofficial dog swimming area. We camped at Blue Lake Provincial Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
62
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt, Grass
Site Type
Pull through
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
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

Review Count: 15
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Hnausa Beach Provincial Park, Arnes, Manitoba

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $20.00
Overall Rating:

In July, 2016 we camped at Hnausa Beach Campground for the second time. Have been in 19 and 37 (pull through). We had electricity but no water or sewer. There are no full service sites at this campground. We like it because it is somewhat remote and not very busy during the week. There is a fairly small sandy beach but it is enjoyable for children. There is a small playground and modern washrooms and showers. Firewood has been free.

The staff do an excellent job working every day on the grounds - cutting grass, picking up garbage and tidying sites as campers vacate. Other than swimming, sunbathing and using the small playground, there is not much else to do here. Riverton, Arborg and Gimli are fairly close so visiting them is an option.

Visited July 2016. We camped at Hnausa Beach Provincial Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Site Number
37
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, Picnic Table
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:

Bring a book and some beer - sit around the free firewood/campfire and relax.

Review Count: 15
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Winnipeg Beach Provincial Park, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Date of Stay: June, 2016 - $20.00
Overall Rating:

Manitoba Provincial Park ....excellent sites - it's only about 4 - 5 years since they did a total renovation. Everything is great EXCEPT for the noise from the town of Wpg Beach - literally across the road - so you get road noise etc from cottage country. So that gets a -1 from my 10/10 = 9/10. We camped at Winnipeg Beach Provincial Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
New Dipps 43
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, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Town - grocery etc is within walking distance ( < 1000 feet), Liquor is about a 5 minute drive or a 20-30 min walk.

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