7 Parks near Thunder Bay, Ontario
Sep 2015 - $37.00
Sites were not cleaned regularly. Noisy campers and barking dogs were not controlled after hours although the day employee was excellent and visited offenders. Entrance road is very rough with large holes in pavement. - camperme
Jul 2006 - $23.00
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. - cakehead
Oct 2016 - $32.00
Nice large park. Stayed one night. Very few people here since park closing in a week. Nice places to walk nearby. Very cute cabins available to rent too. Large pool and little water park. Large playground for kids. - Paige Taylor
Jul 2016 - $52.00
Very busy campground. There are many seasonal campers. Some sites were cluttered and some were very neat. The staff was very helpful. We noticed a lot of planned activities for the campers. We stayed in this park to visit with friends in the area for a few days. - pasco1215
Jul 2016 - $54.00
KOAs are not our first choice, as we are two adults traveling months at time in a big rig. We generally are not seeking the family-friendly amenities at a KOA. And generally we find that they are overpriced, for our requirements.
However, in some cases, they are the only campground with big rig sites (50 amp).
That said, this is one of the nicest ones we've been in. The big rig sites were well laid out and more than adequate in terms of length. They were satellite friendly, and level.
The folks were very nice here, the location convenient to the highway.
We even broke down and played putt-putt golf one afternoon! - MerBee
Jun 2012 - $37.00
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. - TheSchweitzers
Jul 2011 - $33.00
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. - lrp374
Sep 2016 - $39.00
Reservation for the powered sites during summer. Pay at campground at museum office, after hours there is a cash box. Power 115 volts stable. Sewer only at a Dump Station, easily accessible. The site has open areas for kid to play. Big Rig friendly. Convenient to Fort William Museum and fort. There are shuttles to take you to the fort or can walk a wilderness pathway to the fort. - wearecanadian
Aug 2016 - $27.00
Very convenient to city of Thunder Bay (20 min). Located right on the grounds of Fort Williams Historical Park. Watch out for goose droppings as you walk the manicured lawn near the boat launch. Very quiet, on residential neighborhood. - rvYoungster16
Jul 2016 - $39.00
Fee cited is in Canadian dollars. Nicely landscaped campground in easy walking distance to Fort William Historical Site. Two sites share a water/power post but good spaces between pairs of rigs. Picnic table and fire pit for each site but hard to figure out whose was whose. Very open with lawns throughout. Nice breezes in the afternoons. Great to have 50 amp power. Our post had only one water spigot so need a splitter. Best free WiFi we've had in ages. Dump station nearby and easy to access. Only negatives were washrooms and showers very poorly maintained. And, remember to have mosquito repellent! Check in at on site Visitors centre on arrival for camping package. - Darleen
Sep 2016 - $45.00
This is a tired, needs loving care, typical old Canadian RV park. The store and entrance of the park are fine, staff friendly but as you enter the RV site area you notice that a lot of the shrubs, bushes and trees need to be either removed or trimmed back. Has a good location right on HWY 11-17. A little TLC would greatly improve this park. - Mike McClelland
Aug 2016 - $45.00
Nice park but not worth the $45 price. Clean facilities, good roads, easy access for a 36' motorhome. Good wifi and pick your site carefully for satellite. The staff is courtesy but not very warm and welcoming. - Coy R
Jul 2016 - $41.00
Stayed here for 4 nights. Very clean restrooms and showers. It seems most people who come here use it as an overnight stop. Not a bad place, but the sites are small so not really much space for having people sit around the fire ring (which you have to obtain from an out building). Quiet place to stay, no complaints at all. - Bob806
Sep 2016 - $52.00
Nice park at the top of the hill with mostly level, gravel-lined sites. Rangers were very helpful and loan out extension cords (with a deposit). Electrical panels in Canada can be nearly 100' from your RV. Sites here were better geared for large fifth wheel trailers than many in Ontario. Trees were trimmed more for our height and width. Nice walking paths that are used for skiers in winter. Falls are beautiful with a great boardwalk. Variety of things to do in Thunder Bay. - JBick
Oct 2015 - $40.00
The park was typical of state and provincial parks, i.e. long on beautiful trees and beautiful sites and short on conveniences. It is close to the falls and the really nice walking trails. At night it was very quiet and dark and the stars were abundant. - mountainfan
Aug 2015 - $40.00
Campsite large, need at least 75 feet of cord. Trees along all roads low and could gouge your roof, corners are especially tight. Some site good for large rv with slides but many not. Constant traffic along all roads with many speeding, no one around to warn people of speed. Many sites seem to have multiple families on them so cars do poke out onto road. Washroom lights on timer; they do go out while in there. Showers have no control for temp and you have to press button at least 8 times for complete shower. - too tall
Oct 2016 - $41.00
Like the other reviewers have said, this campground is about 35 km off of Hwy 17, but well worth the trip to it. It is a huge campground with quite a few sites on the lake. The 200's sites are best suited for MH's but there were many other sites that would also be acceptable, they just wouldn't be on the lake.
If you are using electrical be sure you have at least 75' of power cord as the outlets are spaced between two sites and can be a long ways away from your unit.
They have a very nice Visitor center with canoes, kayaks, and bikes available for rent. There is a beautiful sand beach. Besides the lake, the main attraction in this park is the numerous hiking and biking trails. Some short, some very long and difficult (Sleeping Giant).
The park is so nice we seriously considered staying an extra night, but just couldn't fit it into our schedule. We will definitely return to this park.
About 12km before the park is a road that goes to the Lake Superior Thunder Bay overlook. Warning, do not attempt to drive on this road with anything bigger than a car. It is a winding, steep and pothole filled road, but the view at the end is worth it. - cagvc
Sep 2016 - $45.00
This is a remote park on a peninsula near Lake Superior. It is a fair distance from the Trans Canada Highway, but a nice park with lots of areas for hiking. Campground is narrower. RVs fit in the 200 area at the far end, with some campsites having a view of the lake. Campsites on the upside of the lake have a view of trees that are mostly dead from about 8' down, so even though you have privacy, it's not ideal to look at. We were here in September and the roads and trails get fairly muddy. The beach area is pretty and the only place we could get wifi. You can bring your portable there to get good cell reception with pleasant scene. - JBick
May 2015 - $38.00
.Excellent camping park met friends spent the day beautiful. - upset seasonal