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Serpent River Campground

Spragge, Ontario


4696 Hwy 17 W
Spragge, Ontario P0R 1K0
Phone: Click to view

Sites: 100
Recent Rate: $$$$

Office Hours:

Seasonal Hours: May 1st - October 10th

Monday: 9:00am - 10:00pm
Tuesday: 9:00am - 10:00pm
Wednesday: 9:00am - 10:00pm
Thursday: 9:00am - 10:00pm
Friday: 9:00am - 10:00pm
Saturday: 9:00am - 10:00pm
Sunday: 9:00am - 10:00pm

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Latitude: 46.21114
Longitude: -82.60138

Elevation: 614' (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+ 55+ no
  • Kid Friendly Kid Friendly yes
  • Boondocking Boondocking no
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts yes
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • Group Camping Group Camping yes
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
Hookups
  • Full Hookup Full Hookup no
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) no
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Sewer Sewer no
  • Phone 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
  • Rogers Cellular Provider Rogers
  • Telus Cellular Provider Telus
  • Bell Canada Cellular Provider Bell Canada
  • Shaw Cellular Provider Shaw
Amenities
  • Restrooms Restrooms yes
  • Showers Showers yes
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities yes
  • Camp Store Camp Store yes
  • Pet Area Pet Area yes
  • Propane Available Propane Available no
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar yes
  • 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 yes
  • Restrooms: vault Restrooms: vault no
Recreation
  • Pool Access Pool Access yes
  • Playground Playground yes
  • Recreational Trails Recreational Trails yes
  • Rec Room Rec Room no
  • Casino Casino ?
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Beach Beach no
  • Biking Biking ?
  • Boating Boating yes
  • Golf Golf ?
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Horseshoes Horseshoes ?
  • Mini-Golf Mini-Golf ?
  • Outdoor Courts Outdoor Courts ?
  • Pickleball Pickleball ?
  • Water Access Water Access ?

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25 Reviews

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Review Count: 68
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 9

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

This is the 2nd time we have stayed at this park. Clean washrooms & showers. No wifi or cable TV and no sewer hook-ups but there is a dump station in the park. Well stocked store and they have a book exchange and movie rentals. Traffic noise could be an issue for some because the park is on the Trans Canada highway and the transport trucks went by on a steady basis. Lots of space between sites. We camped at Serpent River Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
A4
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
No

Campground Details

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

Annette's Diner across the road from the park serves good home good meals and GREAT pies! Good prices.

20 minute drive to Elliot Lake and Blind River.

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Review Count: 14
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 2

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

We received a business-like reception and an orientation. There are a lot of permanent residents. Some of their sites are quite spacious and some have sewers. The short-stay sites are sewerless, pull-through, and quite close. There is not much shade. As other reviewers have noted, the lanes separating rows of sites are narrow and turning can be challenging. Dog walking, when we were there, was limited to the campground on the road side of the railway because the river side was covered in goose droppings. Wifi is strong by the office. We could occasionally get a connection at our site. Road noise from busy highway 17 (Trans-Canada) was constant. Inside the trailer with the windows shut we were not bothered by it. The occasional train did not bother us either. We were there for an overnight and would do the same again but would not stay longer. We camped at Serpent River Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
11
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Interior Roads
Tight Turns
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
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Review Count: 21
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 6

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

Good place to stop in for a night. Pull thru spots with electricity and water. Dump station on way out. They had a nice looking pool but the weather wasn't cooperating when we were there. Laundry facilities worked well. We camped at Serpent River Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Dirt, Grass
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
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Review Count: 72
States Visited: 27
Helpful Reviews: 8

Date of Stay: May, 2017 - $32.00
Overall Rating:

This is a nice little park that has a river adjacent to the back lots. It made a nice place to walk our dogs. The road was a little close, but we didn't hear anything in the night. The wifi was okay and people friendly. As a stopover, we would recommend this campground. We camped at Serpent River 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
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
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Review Count: 35
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 11

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

Sites were not very even and were gravel with a lot of grass growing through. When we leveled our 39 foot motorhome the front end was so low that the steps would not open fully. Since we were only staying 1 night we did not bother trying to add pads and re-leveling. When we were ready to leave in the morning it looked like it would be difficult to get out of our pull-through site as the trailer next door had stayed hooked to its tow vehicle and it looked like it would be tight squeeze to get past the vehicle and the post marking the site across the very narrow road. Luckily the trailer across from us pulled out and we were able to cut through their site. We were able to get satellite TV and our Verizon was strong. Campground was OK for spending the night while passing through. We camped at Serpent River Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Gravel, Grass
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Power Hookups
30 Amp

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Interior Roads
Obstacles
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
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Review Count: 68
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 9

Date of Stay: August, 2016 - $43.00
Overall Rating:

Very nice park on hwy 17. Lots of seasonal campers but the sites were all well maintained and the park was quiet. Nice playground and pool and a good dog walk area. The lady in the office was very friendly and they have a well equipped store for supplies. Road noise was not an issue. There is a train that goes past twice a day. We would stay here again. We camped at Serpent River Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Asphalt
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
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
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Review Count: 94
States Visited: 23
Helpful Reviews: 20

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

Very nice campground right on Highway 17. Nice friendly easy check in. Security gates at entrance. Gravel roads and grass/gravel pads with lots of grass between pads. Easy access with large, long, spacious pull thrus. There are two sections to the park - the back section is seasonal and the front section is short term. The sections are separated by the pool and large playground. The wi-fi was fast but a little difficult to sign in at startup and did cut out a couple of times.

NEGATIVES: Lots of highway noise that did lighten up after dark. We had to sleep with windows closed and a small fan on for white noise. The water pressure was quite low.

This was a great overnight stay and we would definitely stay again. We camped at Serpent River Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
4
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
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
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Review Count: 4
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: May, 2016 - $33.00
Overall Rating:

Check in was quick and efficient. The defective 30 amp breaker at our site was changed out promptly. Campground appeared to be well kept. Noise from the nearby road was not bothersome. Easy in and out from highway #17. We camped at Serpent River Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
2
Site Surface
Gravel, 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
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 119
States Visited: 30
Helpful Reviews: 47

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

A lot of seasonal and permanent sites, but mostly neat and well-kept. Nightly guests are assigned to sites near the front, which are mostly good pull-throughs. My biggest complaint was the "free" Wi-Fi was extremely slow and only really accessible from the office patio. I was told that sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't, and this was just "one of those days." As someone who needs about an hour of Internet per night for business reasons, I am getting tired of finding out that promised Wi-Fi just does not exist, even with a booster. There are very few campgrounds with electric along this stretch of the Trans-Canada Highway, so am disappointed with results. We camped at Serpent River Campground in a Motorhome.

Clean Restrooms
Clean Showers

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
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Review Count: 24
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: July, 2014 - $37.00
Overall Rating:

This is a nice place to stay along Route 17 in Ontario, Canada if you have a big rig. There was plenty of space between sites, however, the road between the rows of sites was pretty narrow. If the park isn't full you can drive through the site in front of you without having to make a tight turn, otherwise it would be a challenge. It's right off the highway but quiet and there was good signage off the highway, driving from the west to find it. WiFi was good, no cable TV. No sewer hook-up at the site. They have a dump by the entrance but we didn't need it. We would stay here again but would ask for a site in the front row for easier access to get back out. We camped at Serpent River Campground in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 8
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: June, 2013 - $37.00
Overall Rating:

Unexpected treasure . Planned on spending one night but extended stay an extra day. Well maintained campsite on the lovely Serpent River. Near highway but no problem with noise. Owner very friendly and helpful. Would definitely stay here again. We camped at Serpent River Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2012 - $30.00
Overall Rating:

Management efficient and friendly. Sites grassy with level gravel bed. Water electricity great. On the Serpent River for view. Near the highway but noise was not a problem. Excellent pool at 4.5 feet. Friendly campers. No sewage hookup and wifi reflected in rating of 7/10. We camped at Serpent River Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 7
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: July, 2011 - $39.00
Overall Rating:

Okay as a stop over, easy in and out! Few sites that are 60+ ft. Didn't use the pool but it looked dirty. We could smell garbage constantly... It was overflowing and never was emptied! Owners weren't overly friendly! One channel on the aerial... No cable. Go to 'Clarences Fish Market' up the road ( Hwy 17) towards Algoma Mills. Best smoked trout we've ever had! We camped at Serpent River Campground in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 142
States Visited: 47
Helpful Reviews: 19

Date of Stay: July, 2011 - $39.00
Overall Rating:

There are few campgrounds for big rigs on the Trans - Canada highway, so Serpent River is a welcome sight. It's easy in and out.  Has electric and water, no sewer but the pump-out has easy access on the way out. (Although it's on a little incline.)  The biggest drawback is the highway noise. Fairly good Wi-Fi but it comes in and out. Sites are fairly level and grassy.   Stone Ridge Golf Course is 13 miles away and is a nice course in good condition. Food at the golf course restaurant was also good. Would stay here again especially if space were available away from the road, or motorhome windows were closed.  We camped at Serpent River Campground in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 152
States Visited: 49
Helpful Reviews: 19

Date of Stay: June, 2011 - $35.00
Overall Rating:

I agree with previous reviews. This is a decent older campground along side the Trans Canada Highway. Our grass site was level and roomy, the rest rooms are spotless. The staff is friendly and helpful and there is a "chip truck" on site serving fries and other food. The noise from the highway is a presence, but not terrible. We stayed here for one night en route west. And the Wi-Fi worked well. If you like to watch TV in your rig, you'll need a sat dish. There's no cable TV and no on air reception. We camped at Serpent River Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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