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Ross H Maclean Rotary RV Park

Charlie Lake, British Columbia


13016 Lakeshore Dr
Charlie Lake, British Columbia V0C 1H0
Phone: Click to view

Sites: 69
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 56.27742
Longitude: -120.95670

Elevation: 2277' (approx.)
Park Features
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • 55+ Only 55+ Only no
  • Kid Friendly Kid Friendly yes
  • Boondocking Boondocking no
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts no
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • Group Camping Group Camping no
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
Hookups
  • Full Hookup Full Hookup yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) no
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • Public Phone Public Phone yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Cable/Sat. TV Hookup Cable/Sat. TV Hookup no
Connectivity
  • WiFi WiFi yes
  • ATT Cellular Provider ATT
  • Verizon Cellular Provider Verizon
  • Sprint Cellular Provider Sprint
  • T-Mobile Cellular Provider T-Mobile
Amenities
  • Restrooms Restrooms yes
  • Showers Showers yes
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities yes
  • Camp Store Camp Store no
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • Propane Available Propane Available no
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Horse Camp Horse Camp no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter no
  • Restrooms: vault Restrooms: vault no
Recreation
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Playground Playground yes
  • Recreational Trails Recreational Trails yes
  • Rec Room Rec Room no
  • Casino Casino no
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Beach Beach no
  • Biking Biking no
  • Boating Boating yes
  • Golf Golf no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Horseshoes Horseshoes no
  • Mini-Golf Mini-Golf no
  • Outdoor Courts Outdoor Courts yes
  • Pickleball Pickleball ?
  • Water Access Water Access yes

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20 Reviews

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Review Count: 1
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2017 - $25.00
Overall Rating:

Very spacious, grassy sites, not just a parking lot like so many other RV parks we have encountered while traveling from California to Alaska. Office and maintenance personnel very friendly, washroom and shower were also spacious and CLEAN! All for a reasonable price. It is close to town for groceries and gas but still near a lake and walking trails. A refreshing stop on the Alaska Highway! We camped at Ross H Maclean Rotary RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
11
Site Surface
Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

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

Safeway, gas, and a Starbucks nearby in Fort St. John.

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

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: 1
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

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

Slideouts from 5th wheels on either side almost touching mine. Water pooled on the gravel pad when it rained and an extremely disrespectful lady running the place. I paid for 8 days but couldn't take it and left early. We camped at Ross H Maclean Rotary RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
45
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Not Convenient
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Review Count: 107
States Visited: 27
Helpful Reviews: 18

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: 557
States Visited: 50
Helpful Reviews: 67

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: 220
States Visited: 28
Helpful Reviews: 43

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: 86
States Visited: 24
Helpful Reviews: 19

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: 2

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: 57
States Visited: 22
Helpful Reviews: 10

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: 175
States Visited: 49
Helpful Reviews: 39

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: 68
States Visited: 24
Helpful Reviews: 15

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: 38
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 3

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: 344
States Visited: 40
Helpful Reviews: 94

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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