2 Parks near Toad River, British Columbia
Jun 2012 - $10.00
Stayed at the Poplars to and from the Yukon. Quiet, clean, and good price. They now offer only Campground/RV Park and Cabins. Their cafe is closed as is their fuel. I was told they had the business for 21 yrs and now want to scale back. I got there in mid June, and they had just opened the day before. They said they will close sometime in late Sept. - roeco
Jun 2011 - $1.00
This campground is CLOSED. Roadside sign approaching from the North says "OPEN," but rounding the corner you can see fence and barrels blocking both driveways. We continued a few miles to Toad River Lodge. - JCMDT
Jun 2007 - $24.00
The sites are long, level, dirt pull-throughs. We had FHU's in site #30 at the top of the hill next to a large open area. We had beautiful views in front and left of us. The pull through sites are long but extremely narrow and the park felt very cramped when it got more full in the evening. We had a problem with our power, it dipped significantly when load was high in the evening. Staff was friendly and helpful. - mahaffee
May 2016 - $40.00
This was by far the most poorly managed place we've seen thus far in more than 8,000 miles of RVing. And it's a shame because the location (nestled in a valley by a small lake) is perfect and this could be a 5-star place. But it is poorly managed, short-staffed, and ill-kept.
Had a reservation for our RV at Toad River. Went in after a long day's drive only to wait at the counter for more than 10 minutes for someone to come from the kitchen. When we gave our name, she told us the "new girl" had booked us in a site that was already taken, they had no more RV sites available but we could pull up near one of the cabins and hook in to water and electric from one of the buildings. After looking at the tight space where they wanted to put us, I walked back in, waited again, and told her we'd decided to drive on. Miraculously, they suddenly had a site available. Unbelievable.
The sites were relatively flat, decent water pressure, enough space to park our Jeep alongside. They had extremely weak WiFi (worse than many campgrounds). Wildlife (we saw a moose, beaver, ducks, etc.) come to the water in the evening, but there is no designated place to walk to the lake's edge so we had to walk through people's campsites to access it.
We didn't even try the restaurant because we'd already seen people waiting impatiently for food and the same woman who finally "discovered" a site for us was already stacking chairs on tables at 8:20 even though we were told the restaurant was open until 9 p.m.
Had we not had such a hassle after we bothered to make reservations, my rating would have been a little better. This is such a missed opportunity on the owners' part. - DebGA
May 2016 - $25.00
This small park on a lonely stretch of the Alaska Highway is one of the nicest places we've stayed at in more than eight years of full-time RVing. It's also one of the best bargains, thanks in part to the favorable foreign exchange rate and a Good Sam discount. Large, level gravel pads with picnic tables and fire boxes in good condition at each site, surrounded by well-groomed lawn. There's also FREE FIRE WOOD! The park slopes gently down to a medium sized lake with swans aswimming and there are stunning alpine vistas. There's a cafe with a good comfort food menu and cabins that look very nice on the outside. We extended our stay from an overnight to three days because we liked the place so much. There were only a few other campers while we were there, which allowed the dog off-leash to chase a Frisbee and swim in the lake without bothering anyone else (or the swans) or objection from the management. The wi-fi worked well. Elevation is 2,400 ft., so check the weather. We were just barely, and I mean barely given the latitude (North 58?51'), able to connect with DirecTV using a Winegard TRAV'LER dish; no luck with earlier attempts in Fort Nelson and Pink Mountain. If satellite fails, the cable TV signal here is good and channels include HBO and IFC. Fuel and propane are available; we did not check the prices. - Pawticket
Sep 2015 - $29.00
Stayed 3 nights. Beautiful spot on lake near beaver dam and lodge. Enjoyed watching the beaver and muskrats. They have fuel, tire repair, and propane as well as good food at restaurant. Free firewood, cable TV and WiFi. Very friendly staff. Will definitely stay again. - washdweller