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Charlie Lake, British Columbia

Ross H Maclean Rotary RV Park

Charlie Lake, British Columbia



13016 Lakeshore Dr
Charlie Lake, British Columbia V0C 1H0
Phone: (250) 785-1700

Sites: 69
Recent Rate: $38 7/2016

Latitude: 56.277420813092
Longitude: -120.95670134526

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets no
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities yes
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available no
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts no
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter no
  • RV Wash RV Wash no
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking no
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) no
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • WiFi WiFi yes
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service yes
  • Telus Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers Telus
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup no
  • Phone Phone yes
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground yes
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • Waterfront Waterfront no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Camp Store Camp Store no
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Business Center Business Center no
  • Group Camping Group Camping no
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms yes
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities no
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services no
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) yes
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Beach Access Beach Access no
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp yes
  • Marina Marina no
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals no
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Golfing Golfing no
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) ?
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals no
  • Hiking Hiking yes
  • Spa Spa no
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit no
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball no
  • Sports Field Sports Field yes
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games no
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment no
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre no
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf no
  • Billiards Billiards no
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong no
  • Lake Lake yes
  • Pond Pond no
  • River River no
  • Creek Creek yes
  • Ocean Ocean no
  • Water Park Water Park no
  • Casino Casino no

Review Details

Ratings overview

18 Reviews

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Review Count: 12
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $38.00
Overall Rating:      

It was a nice clean park with easy access from the highway. The staff were very pleasant and helpful. It is surrounded by bird sanctuary with good walking trails. The boat launch for Charlie Lake is right outside the gates if you are a boater. Some of the campground was very nice with grass and trees but we were given a site in an open expanse of gravel backing right up to a playground. Two seniors with two dogs dont really enjoy the screeching of children at play. We had to have our air conditioner run the whole time as it was like being in the open desert. The access road was in terrible condition. I don't think it was good value and wouldnt stay there again. We camped at Ross H Maclean Rotary RV Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
60
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
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:

Fish creek community forest has beautiful walking trails. The Charlie Lake community Church is a lovely friendly congregation right across the highway from the RV park.

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Review Count: 475
States Visited: 50
Helpful Reviews: 34

Date of Stay: July, 2015 - $24.00
Overall Rating:      

Even if you make a reservation don't expect to get a full hookup site. There are only 10 of them and most of them looked like they were occupied by workers. Our site was a back-in water and electric and in that section there was grass between the sites as well as a table and fire ring. There were a couple of long pull-throughs that could take any size unit. The full hookup sites had the worst location. They were up against a fence near the highway and hardly any space between them. There is also another section where all sites are gravel. The campground is part of a larger park that has a playground and walking trails near the south end of Charlie Lake. No cable TV, but found 1 channel over the air and satellite reception should be good as most sites are open. Wi-Fi was extremely slow and next to useless. The dump station could be accessed both directions, but could be used by only one unit at a time. Traffic noise would be noticeable at sites closer to the highway. I might check out other campgrounds in the area for a full hookup site if ever here again. We camped at Ross H Maclean Rotary RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
17
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open

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Review Count: 64
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: July, 2015 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

Ross McClean RV Park is a convenient stop on the Alaska Highway. Pull-thru sites are located in a gravel lot with electric and water only. Some back-in sites with FHU. No Cable but WIFI was good especially during off-peak hours. Nice walking trail around adjacent lake. Friendly staff. We camped at Ross H Maclean Rotary RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open

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Review Count: 183
States Visited: 27
Helpful Reviews: 24

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $28.00
Overall Rating:      

This was a pleasant surprise--a spacious park with lots of green grass and staggered sites. WiFi was a little weak but usable. Laundry room small but clean. Only real downside was the traffic noise. Would stay here again. We camped at Ross H Maclean Rotary RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

Didn't go into Fort St. John but there is a Walmart there.

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Review Count: 57
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $28.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice park if you are on grassy side - large grassy sites with gravel parking, table, and firepit. Other half of park is all gravel, no table, etc., just basic gravel parking area.

Our site had trees on either side which was nice for a little shade and privacy. We camped at Ross H Maclean Rotary RV Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
27
Site Surface
Gravel, Grass
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

FSJ has most stores including WMart. Try Whole Wheat & Honey Cafe downtown for a nice coffee/lunch. It's at 100 and 100th.

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Review Count: 26
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: July, 2014 - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

The park is nice, wide open and very large spaces for big rigs. The owners were nice. 30 amp breaker popped once, because we shared it with the unit next door, but once they went inside the building and reset it, it didn't happen again. Would recommend this park. Charlie Lake has some history behind it and is within walking distance. Was pleased with this park. We camped at Ross H Maclean Rotary RV Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 45
States Visited: 19
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: September, 2013 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

The park is well maintained and clean. The only sites with sewer are back-ins along the fence, but there is a sani-dump on the way out. Restrooms are clean and well kept. Some of the sites have grass, but the large pull-throughs are in a gravel parking area. There is a beautiful lake next to the park with walking paths. The only downside to the park is the traffic noise. Now that the oil/gas industry is prospering in the area, there is non-stop truck traffic on the Alcan, and the highway is within 300 yards of the park. The power, albeit only 30 amp, is consistent and dependable. The Wi-Fi service was excellent. We camped at Ross H Maclean Rotary RV Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 65
States Visited: 24
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: July, 2013 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

Very friendly check in. Level gravel sites, big rig friendly, but very close to neighbors. Highway noise was a problem for me, as it is just a few yards from the main road. Loud truckers and emergency vehicles passing all night long. Chain link fence surrounds the park. There is a nice marsh area and lake next to the park. Did not use any of the facilities. TV reception, Wi-Fi and phone service was good. Would have rated it higher, had I gotten a good nights sleep. We camped at Ross H Maclean Rotary RV Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 123
States Visited: 43
Helpful Reviews: 18

Date of Stay: July, 2013 - $31.00
Overall Rating:      

My big complaint about this park is I reserved a site with "full hookup". Full hookup means water, sewer and electric. After I paid I was informed there was no sewer. Only ten sites in camp have sewer and those go to long term guests. The hosts said maybe they should tell people that before they pay (because once you pay you are stuck). There is no RV/car wash, but there is one in town. We took our car there. Fortunately, since the campground would not even allow us to clean our windshield with a bucket of water, the gas station we stopped at on the way into town was full service. The attendant not only pumped our fuel and propane, but he cleaned the windshield! The park was flooded in spots because of all the rain they had. Luckily it was mostly gravel otherwise we would have been stuck in the mud. There is a gate entering and exiting the park. The gate into the park doesn't normally open till close to check 11:00. The outgoing gate doesn't open till 7:00, but the host did have it open for us by 6:00 when we told him we wanted to leave early. The campground has a gate connecting it to the Memorial on Charlie Lake. The town of St. John was very nice with lots of stores and restaurants and a very helpful visitor center. We camped at Ross H Maclean Rotary RV Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 38
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: June, 2013 - $31.00
Overall Rating:      

A nice campground, but next to noisy road. Fortunately, we have good soundproofing. Check-in was perfunctory. Gravel, level sites that were a little close. Good hookups and good WiFI (why we selected it). Probably good for kids with lake and playground. We would stay here again if we needed hookups. We camped at Ross H Maclean Rotary RV Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 286
States Visited: 38
Helpful Reviews: 48

Date of Stay: May, 2013 - $31.00
Overall Rating:      

This commercial park is just outside of Fort Saint John, about 5 miles from a very good Safeway. It is along the Charlie Lake shore, but not on the main lake shore. There is a very nice marsh like, nature area just behind the campground. It makes for a nice short stroll. It is close to the Alaska Highway and there is some traffic noise. We were able to get a place further back from the highway, so traffic noise was not a big problem. It is open with no privacy between sites, or for that matter, to the highway. However, even with that it is a pleasant enough setting. Satellite is not a problem as there are few trees. Our Verizon phones had a medium strength signal. The lady at check-in was pleasant and helpful. We did not use the bath rooms or the laundry, but everything looked clean. We had good 30 amp service and water at our site. There is a dump station on the way out for an extra $2.00. We camped at Ross H Maclean Rotary RV Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 7
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2012 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

This campground was nice. Great playground for the kids and the lake immediately behind it. Took our pups swimming. The showers were, clean but required loonies. I would stay here again. We camped at Ross H Maclean Rotary RV Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 23
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: June, 2012 - $34.00
Overall Rating:      

It is another basic park with a gravel lot, 30 amp power, water, a few sites with sewer, and a dump station. It does have a nearby playground and is right off the lake. It has good Wi-Fi if connected to the right port. A bit of road noise but not bad. We camped at Ross H Maclean Rotary RV Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2010 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a very basic RV Park. It is just gravel spaces. However, the view is great. You are right next to Charlie Lake and there is a park attached to to the RV Park. I would also like to say that the person who checked me in was one of the nicest people I have ever met. I'm sorry I didn't catch her name. Also, there is no septic hook up, but there is a dump station right at the exit you can use for free if you stay here. Only drawback is the security. While it is great that it is so secured, you are literaly locked in between 10 pm and 7 am. So if you are a real early riser or you arrive late, you are out of luck. We camped at Ross H Maclean Rotary RV Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 109
States Visited: 43
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: June, 2009 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

This park is actually named Ross H. Maclean Rotary RV Park and its actually located just west of Fort St. John on the grounds of Charlie's Lake Park. Its a neat little park but has very few full hookups. Its showers and toilets were immaculate but you needed coins for shower stall water. Their wifi worked very well. One cannot see the lake from here due to a berm. The drives and sites were gravel and everything here was very level. There was noisy road work underway on the highway so it got quite noisy early in the morning. We felt $30 was too pricey for an electric only site. The park was perhaps one tenth full. We camped at Ross H Maclean Rotary RV Park in a Travel Trailer.

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