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7 RV 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
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
Jul 2018 - $27.00
A lovely, grassy, roomy, quiet park. The park sits on a knoll overlooking the river and Fort William. There is a lot to see and do at Fort William; historic re-enactments, canoe and kayak rentals, interactive exhibits and lots more. Great place for kids and adults. The RV sites are roomy but hookups are shared with the site next to you. Some sites have water and power. Free, easy access dump station at entrance to park. Access is easy with lots of adjacent open space for kids and dogs. The park has trailers for rent by the night. They are reasonable and great for a family or friends camping trip. - Travel_IMHO
Sep 2017 - $35.00
The historical park is amazing, we spent a whole day on a tour and just exploring. For anyone interested in the history of the settling of the Americas this is one of the best exhibits we have visited. Now I have to say the negative. The provided showers and restrooms are just portable units basically glorified porta potties. They do have excellent restrooms in the visitors center so that helped. That said it is a beautiful setting with views of the river and rolling countryside. - dewwood
Aug 2017 - $32.00
This campground is actually just a row of RV utility posts with 30 amp electricity and water for 10 RVs located on the Fort William grounds just beyond the parking lot. There are also 8 travel trailers for rent and a few dry camping sites. A sewer dump station is nearby and the toilets and showers are in a trailer. Check-in is inside the fort visitor center. Even though it is not really a campground it is a comfortable and quiet place to stay for a few days. The grounds are a huge grassy field so there is plenty of space to walk and exercise a large dog. The electricity and water were good and the wifi worked very well. The fort is a re-creation of the largest fur trading fort in the world in 1816. It is very well done and is worth at least a full day. - JoyceM
Aug 2018 - $37.00
The park road from the entrance to the office is in terrible shape - way too many potholes and bumps in the pavement. Office staff was friendly and efficient. Our site was a level gravel and sand pull-through. There was a little too much sand in the gravel which ended up inside our motorhome. There are some sites that are grass and while they were probably cleaner, they didn't look as level. We had full hookups with cable TV. Electric. Cable TV and water were located in the middle while the sewer was further back towards the rear. The only extension needed was for the sewer. Electric and water worked fine, but the sewer outlet was slightly uphill and I was forced to lift the hose, so it would drain properly. The site had a table and fire ring as well. There are some 50 amp sites where you can have a patio as well. The cable TV only had 7 channels and since they were analog, picture size was reduced. One channel was fuzzy intermittently. Wi-Fi was very weak because it was coming from the office hotspot. It worked occasionally, but most of the time it was pretty useless. Noise was a concern at times. Our site was next to the playground and when kids have fun... and when nothing was heard there then the highway noise popped up. The only reason we stayed here was due to location and for one night it was okay. - Onemoretrail
Jul 2018 - $40.00
This is a very nice KOA Holiday with a lot of amenities (mini-golf, horseshoes, shuffleboard, 2 heated pools, kids water zone, big dog park). The roads could use a little upgrading, especially the entry road which was very bad. Our site was fairly big with nice grass and there are mature trees, but very little other landscaping. Our Dish satellite worked fine, but you have to find a site that will let you shoot between the trees. Their free Wifi never worked right and kept going out or was very slow. Unfortunately our Verizon hotspot didn't work either as this place is pretty remote. We had a site with sewer, but they offer a dump station for a $30 fee (kind of pricey). Our main reason for downgrading the rating is it is right next to the highway and there is a train in the distance, so not quiet and tranquil. Also, the pool area had loud music blaring all afternoon and had way too many people in them, so we never went in. - Hands For Him
Sep 2017 - $85.00
This KOA is just OK. There are dirt interior roads. Some sites are grass and or gravel. Wifi OK. NO CABLE TV at our site with was delux site. Road noise. Great people in office. Standard KOA. Strange that the premium sites don't have cable but are in he trees preventing satellite connection. Hum.....wifi pretty good no streaming capability though. - jeffnbarb
Sep 2018 - $34.00
The site was level. The campground is woodsy. Could not get any television channels. No wifi. It was late so we did not ask for help with these. - Sue S
Jul 2018 - $45.00
Happy Land was an amusement park in the 60's, thus the name of the campground. Most of the signs throughout the park look like they might be from the 60's, too. It's not a modern campground at all, but the sites are kept up well and the owners are very helpful and friendly. This is the first park I've been to that has a full-time residential section and there are "do not enter" signs at the end of the roads in that section. The RV park is shady in spots, and a few spots are completely in the shade (back-in), there's enough space between sites, and the campground has a pool, playground, restrooms and showers, a laundromat, and a gift shop. I would stay here again. - EdinFL
Jul 2018 - $31.00
This RV park is behind a mobile home park, but this doesn't detract from it. There are 100 sites with everything from no service sites to full hookups. It accommodates everything up to big rigs. Most sites have some trees and privacy. There is plenty of parking when registering at the office (which also serves as a gift shop). The main road to the campground has a couple of speed bumps. Most of sites are pull-throughs with a few back-ins near the office. Our site was more than long enough for our rig, but due to untrimmed berry bushes it was impossible to put out our awning and got in the way of opening up one of my storage doors. I noticed that the park has some very long and large sites, but some of them were hampered by untrimmed tree branches which would scrape the roof tops of some rigs. Our hookups were in the middle of the site which was convenient for us. All utilities worked fine. I wasn't able to get any OTA TV, but the office staff insisted some campers have been able to get a couple of channels at times. I noticed a few sites were able to get satellite TV, but with all the trees it probably won't work at most. The Wi-Fi worked most of the time with only the odd bump. It was good enough for e-mail and browsing. There is a washroom in the middle of the park and showers and laundry in the back. The laundry has 2 washers and 2 dryers. They looked old, but clean. It cost $3.25 for each. The dryers give about 45 minutes of time. Even with the overgrown bushes surrounding us, we would still stay here again. - Onemoretrail
Aug 2018 - $50.00
We bought a brand new travel trailer and pulled it from the lot where we bought it to the Whispering Hills Campground. The park is beautiful and everyone is friendly including the grounds staff. Unfortunately for us...the 30 amp electric box we were plugged into didn't trip and melted the main electrical cord for our trailer and we were without power. Our trailer was towed to the shop after one use. When we contacted the park superintendent, he was polite but very uncooperative in helping to rectify the situation. He admitted fault but refused to provide any further details. As a result our trailer is still in the shop waiting for payment of damages. The situation has still not been resolved. - MichelleLR
Sep 2017 - $36.00
This is a very nice park. Our site was not level, but in any case, we had to park our trailer off the pad and in the grass for the electric cord PLUS an extension cord to reach the outlet situated on the road between our site & the next. It was very difficult to manoeuvre the trailer there. The park office was closed; so we couldn't rent an additional extension cord. (Not parking on the designated pad is a $30 offense, but, fortunately, no one was checking.) Some sites have the electric outlet placed more reasonably. Apart from the electrical issue, our site was lovely. (So I'm not sure how to rate it.) Water was not available on-site and the taps located here and there have no threads; so we couldn't attach a hose to get water into our holding tank. We eventually discovered that potable water is available from a hose at the sewage dump site. We only stayed one night; had the weather been better we would have stayed longer. - Ian in Nelson
Sep 2017 - $41.00
September 8, Kakabeka Falls Provincial Park, Kakabeka Falls, Ontario, Canada , 169 sites, site E32, $41, bathhouse with showers, dump station, hiking trails, Kakabeka Falls boardwalks and views, This Provincial Park has three campgrounds located here right off HWY 17 &11 in Kakabeka Falls near Thunder Bay, You drive into the park to check in and to visit the day area where there are two big parking lots to view the falls. Riverside Campground and Fern's Edge Campground are unserviced but closer to the falls. Whispering Hills Campground sites have electric and a bathhouse with showers (new). There are some pull-through sites but most are backin. We stayed in the Whispering Hills Campground and enjoyed it. The roads are narrow and a little confusing. There is a dump station here and water fill. The Falls are stunning and a must see walking on the boardwalks on both sides. There are stairs but a very easy walk. Great stop! - gsnakehill
Jul 2018 - $45.00
Wanted to give an updated review as last one was from 2016. Agree with the reviews here - very nice park, lots of hiking trails and biking trails, sits on a beautiful lake with access to a lot of other lakes in the area. It is a bit of a haul off the main highway, so if you are just looking for an overnight pull in, you have other options in the area that are right off the highway. But if you are looking to stay a few nights, I would definitely recommend it. - Tony and Becky
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