Very nice park, everything looks like new. Spacious, level pull through sites, no privacy in lack of any trees though. Good hookups, excellent washrooms. The dump station is on the way out, easy to access. Wi-Fi only at the office but it's fast and reliable there. Our rating reflects value for money, we feel the price to be a little ambitious. However, we liked the place for being far from any traffic and we had a good night's sleep here. Also it's convenient to explore Thunder Bay's attractions. The paved road to the park is pretty bumpy but we would stay again at Chippewa when in the area. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
The RV portion of the park is only a few years old but already shows signs of disrepair. All facilities need a good cleaning. Wi-Fi is only available near the office. I didn't count the tent sites as they are not well marked and could range from 10-20 to many more if people were together. We would however, stay again if in the area as it is the most convenient park in the area. For those with kids they have an amusement park, wildlife park and other activities. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Nice people, clean washrooms, clean showers. One of the nicer shower rooms I've used while camping. Easy to find, fairly quiet for a tent, and fairly private sites with a great campground map. We were just here for an overnighter and it was great for that. We camped here in a Tent.
No problems to report about this RV Park, except it was too pricey for what we received. The site was fine, the power was consistent and the water pressure good. I agree mostly with the comments below. Would consider an alternative RV park or campground next time due to price/value. We camped here in a Motorhome.
As has been mentioned in previous reviews the RV area in this campground is separated from highway by several roads of manufactured homes. Most of these residences appear to be inhabited by seniors, so there is little noise generated from this neighborhood. Unfortunately, road noise is still a problem, although truck traffic becomes relatively light in the evening and on weekends. Most of the sites are separated from each other by large bushes, which offer privacy. Additionally, most of the campground is shaded by large trees. I used the park as a base for exploring the Thunder Bay area. If you stop here, be aware that it is a 1/2 hour ride in to the city of Thunder Bay. The rate given is in U.S. dollars and includes taxes. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very quiet park. Some "residential" manufactured housing up front, but doesn't really detract. Some grass, weeds and branches could use attention, but we did see the owner working on smoothing the roads. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This was a nice park about 15kms outside of Thunder Bay. It had a pool and hot tub which opens at 5pm. We don't use the facilities wherever we travel as we are self contained and prefer to use our own in our Motor Coach. If you are using a Telus HSPA Wireless Device you will not have any service in this area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Happyland is located about 10 miles west of Thunder Bay on the trans Canada Highway. Sites are level, and most are heavily wooded, providing good privacy. Some may be a bit narrow for both slides and awnings. There is a rail line fairly close to the park, but I was awakened only once by a train during our 3 night stay. There are a fair number of seasonal guests here, but most seem to be in a separate "residential" area. This is a very nice park and I would definitely stay here again. Just a couple of minutes west of the park is Kakabeka Falls which is the second biggest in Ontario (Niagara is #1). We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This was a very green and pleasant facility, however it's quite a ways (16 miles) from the city of Thunder Bay. Nevertheless, it IS just down the road (2 km) from the Kakabeka Falls Provincial Park, a stunning attraction that is second only to Niagara in Canada, I believe. The campground also has a very nice dog walk area that doubles as a great hiking trail for 2.5 km. The owners appear to be making significant improvements in the property and everyone I spoke with thought the place was improving. Level sites with good hookups. We would stay here again if in the area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
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. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Happy Land Campground is an ok park. We occupied a large pull-thru (site 36) with full-hook-ups (30 amp). Because it's quite wooded, we were not able to lock onto a satellite connection for the internet, but were able to lock onto the satellite for TV reception. However, they do have reliable free Wi-Fi that reaches at least as far as site 36. It looks like mostly full-time and/or seasonal residents. However, the residential area is segregated from the "over-nighters". The park is just off highway 11/17 and there is some road noise, but not terribly intrusive. We chose this place for its proximity to Thunder Bay and we would camp here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
My visit did not start well. When you enter the office is to the left and has a red lettered sign saying pull up. After check in you have to go around a tree back to where you came. To do this, if you have a big rig, you will have to disconnect. Then as you enter park you will see the small black lettered sign saying "big rig parking", so when you go in stay right. Just a hint to the owners all important signs should be the same color and size. Site was do able in my 38 footer but not the largest I've ever had. OK one nighter but next time might try the KOA on other side of town. You are about 14 miles west of Thunder Bay at Happy land. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Easy access to park and to our site. Tight area were you check in at the office. Quiet park in a grove of trees. Nice to find a 50 amp park in Ontario. We would sty here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This park is a little ways outside of Thunder Bay, but it is one mile from beautiful falls that are well worth visiting. We have a 37 foot Class A and it was a little tight driving through the park, but nothing to worry about. Very well shaded lots. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Large pull-through sites with plenty of trees. 50 amp is $4 extra. WiFi in the immediate area of the office only. Very, very attractive park, with room for any size rig. Pleasant manager. Small laundry (2 washers and 2 dryers that cost $2.25 per load). Great trails through the woods, where an unleashed dog can go undetected. Would definitely stop there again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We had a great time here. It is a provincial park, next to Canada's second largest waterfall, with a great swimming beach on the river, all within walking distance of a small town. We were in site E22 - a double site. There is 30 amp power on a stand at the entry to the site. We pulled in so we faced the forest and did not need an extension to reach the power. We got lucky, there was a street festival the weekend we were in town. Negatives, the site was not easy to level, I picked up a leech swimming and it seemed expensive. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Kakabeka Falls is a nice park. Restrooms and showers were clean. The 30 amp service pole was far enough away from our motorhome that I had to use an extension cord. A little pricey at $47.00 for only electric hookups. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Great park: staff was very friendly and helpful. Only two complaints. The fire wood was terrible: would not stay lit although it was dry. Second: the electrical pedestals were very far from the set-up area. Bring extra lengths of cord or ask for an extra one at the park office. If they have one available they will lend it for the duration of your stay. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
Nice wooded campground, however the electrical system is messed up, could not hook up 30 amps, only 15 amps. No programs were offered during our stay, even though it is a provincial park. We only stayed 1 night, were booked for 3. The falls were nice. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This park has many large, well separated, well shaded, quite level sites for those who enjoy a "camping" type experience. Water hookups not available but at the dump station a fresh water hose is available to fill water tanks. The waterfalls is also quite a sight - well worth dropping in just for that reason. This park is about 20 minutes west of Thunder Bay, at the town of Kakabeka Falls. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Nice site, easy pull through. They didn't take me to it, but the map and signage was very good. Didn't use the pool but I noticed a lot of people did, and they seem to enjoy it. Easy to get to. I would stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This park has two levels. The lower level is generally where overnighters go and others without reservations. The sites here have not been maintained for many years. Some driveways are lumpy and others are a water hole when it rains. The upper level sites are much better. This lack of maintenance is a great shame since overall its the best park for miles around. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The rate reflects an extended stay rate. Nightly rate is in the $40.00 range. The owners of this park make a great effort to make this park a really great park. They are continually making improvements to the facilities available for guests to use. This year they were completing a shuffle board game. They are also working on new shower facilities for the upper group of sites. I would give this park a 10 anytime if they would just put in some time on the sites themselves. Our site was a catch basin for the rail run off. I had to rescue our clogs which were floating down the road after a good rain. Anytime it rained our site was inundated. A little work and the flooding could be controlled. For the Thunder Bay area you are limited to RV places and this is the best one in the area. Owners very friendly and will do what they can to make your stay a good one. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
I give it a 3 only for the fact that the staff do make a very good effort to be great about everything. Regarding the place itself. Well, because it is a 'cram them in exercise' I felt the place resembled a "refugee camp." Also when we were here: at around 3 am a young group were roaming around hitting the sides of campers with their hands and feet! Did not complain in the morning, just packed up and left one day early. The place is staffed by mainly under 21's, so what can they achieve when one complains. I have used other KOAs in the USA and they are far, far superior to this one. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
A nice campsite with large grassy spots. We stayed on the lower level. Staff was very pleasant and cooperative. Washrooms were excellent, very clean. It was a little far from the downtown core. Wi-Fi was somewhat inconsistent. The only fault I have is that they changed for cablevision, and for the money you only got 5 channels. I would camp here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Large campground, easy to get to, with lots of activities for kids, with a great well heated pool. Different sections with the majority of the pull-throughs in a "field" at the front of the park closer to the road. No fire pits. The "back-in" sites are up a hill at the "back". We have stayed in both. The back-in was nicer, but harder to get in/out. The field site was very convenient near the pool, mini golf and office. Excellent Wi-Fi. Negative - no shade or fire pits in the field, could hear the train and highway when outside the motorhome. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Disappointing choice overall. The campground is good for kids with a nice playground, small pool, and trout pond. Many activities that would appeal to children. The campground is set in a pleasant valley and has many trees. It is close to a major highway which made it rather noisy even at night. Our grassy site is far from level and required four blocks under one tire, and several other blocks under the others to become level. Wi-fi is spotty when the campground is full. Electrical failure, too, but don't know why. Marked this campground down as sites are not level and are not well spaced. Also grassy sites and long entry road is compacted dirt. Adult swim hours at 9 p.m. for a half hour but the water is an unattractive color! We camped here in a Motorhome.
Well maintained park, with friendly staff, in a good location for sight-seeing. Some gravel sites but most are on grass. Roads have dust control applied and speed bumps help prevent speeding. Laundry facilities including equipment is in top order. Wi-Fi does not always have a strong signal especially on first day of 2-day stay. Cell phone and data stick were also weak but that may have been due to our service provider not having a strong local network. Lots to do for everyone and there are many extra activities on weekends. One of the better KOA sites. Recommend reservations in July and August. We stayed here before and will stay again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We stayed here for 5 days and quite enjoyed our stay. The staff had to be the friendliest of any private park we have stayed at. We also found that the prices in the store were very reasonable from basic food items to sweatshirts. It is only a few kilometers from Thunder Bay made this location ideal for sightseeing and shopping. We would highly recommend this park if you are in the area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
NOT your typical KOA. It had a lot more than usual, wagon rides for kids, ice cream social, fishing pond, good supply store. A very friendly helpful staff. Site wide and hook ups easy access. Only negative was the sites were gravel and not perfectly level. We enjoyed our two day stay and would come again. Stayed with two other families traveling along with us in their rigs (two motor homes and one fifth wheel). We camped here in a Motorhome.
The family had a wonderful time at this campground, however previous comments on Trans-Canada Hwy noise and 2 AM train whistles detract from the peacefulness campers are expecting wherever they park. Having to bag your own firewood should be a service looked at by park management. We camped here in a Motorhome.
[ 8 / 10 ]
This was the typical KOA. Very clean, lots to do, great help from the staff, well maintained park. They had a variety of areas for kids, travelers, and seasonal campers. Some areas had shade and some were for sunny days. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Stayed 5 weeks. This park is close to the Trans-Canada highway. It is also used by the locals as a weekend getaway. Some are there for the summer. Weekend activities usually relate to a charity fund raiser, Some activities for kids. We enjoyed our stay and have the grandkids there almost every day. They have fun with other kids. Camp fires can be a problem with the amount of smoke. Park is well looked after and very clean. Sites are fairly good sized, We had to ask for some dust control as the dust was very bad. We will stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
I stayed here for a week and extended for another. This site would be a 10 if not for the traffic noise that goes on all night from the Trans Canada Highway 11-17 that is visible from the campground. My site was large but not level. It was almost all sand and caused dirt problems. I ended up buying an outside rug piece to help. There were grass sites but no shade. Most of the real nice sites are permanent rentals. Staff was very helpful and friendly. Nice pool and showers. Has an excellent mini put on site and a free catch and release trout pond for your enjoyment. Playground for kids. This park is used by locals for weekend get a ways and as a vacation spot. I would stay here again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Good signage to campground. Long entrance road currently being upgraded. Large parking area in order to register. Office very friendly and efficient. This is a very large campground with a range of rustic and open campsites to suit all type of campers. Good access roads throughout the campground. Majority of sites are pull-thrus which are flat and wide. Limited number of premium 50amp sites. These sites were well set up for big-rigs with a pleasant outlook over pond and fountain. Solid electricity and good water pressure. Excellent base to explore the Thunder Bay area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Unbelievable entrance! Huge inukshuk at the entry, roadway to floral display and more. Beautiful mini golf complete with a pond with a lit fountain. Pancake breakfasts, hamburger/hot dog supper, ice cream social-not the place for dieters! Security shut down the country music promptly at quiet hours. We had a break-down and needed parts-on the long weekend! Owners and staff bent over backward to help source parts and even golf-carted them to the site and helped with the repairs. All staff had good suggestions about local attractions-when are many and impressive. We loved Fort William-give yourself at least three hours so the "residents" (actors) can really help you feel life in the times. Now have a garden full of amethyst rocks too. Would highly recommend. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This campground lies on the north side of the city right on the Current River. Right off the Trans Canada Highway. It is in the middle of a boreal forest so there is abundant shade everywhere. Site are spacious but bring along adapters and extension cord as electricity is in odd locations. One section appears to be getting a 30amp upgrade with water at convenient plugs. Some sites could use levelling. Good TV reception of local channels. On site manager friendly and efficient. City crews do a good job maintaining we always saw them working during the day. Beware of Bears though, as they can visit at night. Falls are great for wading (they are only 3 feet high max) in dry weather. Watch out after rains though. Trails to Cascades in one direction and Centennial Park in the other. Not very crowded during mid week but people we did meet were pleasant. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.