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Thunder Bay, Ontario

Thunder Bay KOA

Thunder Bay, Ontario



162 Spruce River Rd
Thunder Bay, Ontario P7A 0N6
Phone: (807) 683-6221

Sites: 179
Recent Rate: $52 7/2016

Latitude: 48.494260361901
Longitude: -89.131473325085

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets ?
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities yes
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available yes
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts yes
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot ?
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter ?
  • RV Wash RV Wash ?
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip ?
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking ?
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • WiFi WiFi yes
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service ?
  • Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup yes
  • Phone Phone yes
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access yes
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground yes
  • Pet Area Pet Area yes
  • Waterfront Waterfront no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse ?
  • Camp Store Camp Store yes
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar ?
  • Business Center Business Center ?
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms ?
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities ?
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services ?
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) ?
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room ?
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities ?
  • Beach Access Beach Access ?
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp ?
  • Marina Marina ?
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals ?
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Golfing Golfing ?
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) ?
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals yes
  • Hiking Hiking ?
  • Spa Spa ?
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit yes
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball ?
  • Sports Field Sports Field yes
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games ?
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment ?
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre ?
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf yes
  • Billiards Billiards ?
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong ?
  • Lake Lake ?
  • Pond Pond yes
  • River River ?
  • Creek Creek ?
  • Ocean Ocean ?
  • Water Park Water Park ?
  • Casino Casino ?

Review Details

Ratings overview

24 Reviews

These reviews are the opinion of an RVParkReviews’ member and not the views of RVParkReviews.com

Review Count: 65
States Visited: 25
Helpful Reviews: 8

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $54.00
Overall Rating:      

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! We camped at Thunder Bay KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel, Sand, Grass
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

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Review Count: 71
States Visited: 28
Helpful Reviews: 10

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $52.00
Overall Rating:      

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. We camped at Thunder Bay KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
P 154
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

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Review Count: 22
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: June, 2016 - $45.00
Overall Rating:      

Very large and nice campground. Many long term units are in many of the shaded sites, but the large, open area near the pool is quite nice. The WIFI is terrible - anywhere in the park. The playground is large and fenced which is great. There are two pools, both nicely warm, a deeper one for adults and a 2-3' one for kids which was great. The splash pad was still being built. The roads to the upper area were steep and rutted but the lower roads were just fine for even the largest RV. We camped at Thunder Bay KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
22
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

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Review Count: 21
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: July, 2015 - $50.00
Overall Rating:      

A long driveway in, which was very rough and bumpy. Dusty roads all through the park. No direction on where to park for registering, just a mishmash of cars parked, RVs trying to get in, and little kids flying by on their bikes. Wi-Fi was nonexistent at our site and often couldn't reach it in the office. Only 15 out of 160 sites had 50 amp service, and there were very few sites with cable. We will not return. We camped at Thunder Bay KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
150
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open

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Review Count: 6
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: May, 2015 - $51.00
Overall Rating:      

Excellent staff, very helpful. directed us to the right people for emergency repairs on our refrigerator and safety chains. Joined KOA because of the level of service offered by ThunderBay KOA. Turns out Thunder Bay KOA is the exception, not the rule, if you merely have a tent trailer. The highway can be heard from the RV park but it is acceptable. A freight train blasts through the area, horns blaring, around 3 AM though. We camped at Thunder Bay KOA in a Tent Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
99
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

If you are in need of RV repairs, I highly recommend Doug Pringle of T-Bay Mobile RV Repair.

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Review Count: 9
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: June, 2014 - $44.00
Overall Rating:      

Very good campground. Nice sites, not too close to your neighbor, and not bothered by highway noise. It is really not that loud. Pleasant and helpful staff. Site was nice graded, tidy with picnic table and fire/pit. We would recommend this park and would stay here again. We camped at Thunder Bay KOA in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 10
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: August, 2013 - $50.00
Overall Rating:      

Very loud. Right next to the Trans-Canada highway (aka the busiest highway in Canada.) Vehicles are packed like sardines. Neither me or my family were able to sleep because of the excessive traffic noise. Clean park. Your basic KOA. We camped at Thunder Bay KOA in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 26
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: August, 2013 - $43.00
Overall Rating:      

The staff are very friendly and helpful. The park is clean and well maintained. The store has lots of groceries, souvenirs, and camping equipment. They had lots of activities for the weekend, including hayrides, pancakes breakfast, and an ice cream social. The only things I did not like were the fact that the showers are in the main office building, which is a hike, and Wi-Fi is only available at the office, not at the sites. Taking my laptop down there a couple of times a day was inconvenient, especially since I am from the U.S. and this is my only way to keep in touch with family and friends (and not pay roaming charges on my cell phone). We camped at Thunder Bay KOA in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 15
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: July, 2013 - $50.00
Overall Rating:      

Efficient staff, friendly. Industrial scale campground, with few trees in the main lower area. Wi-Fi only works at reception. Pool area could have done with cleaning due to volumes of users. Very close to the Trans-Canada Highway. We camped at Thunder Bay KOA in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 5
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2012 - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice site, easy pull through. They didn't take me to it, but the map and signage was very good. Didn't use the pool but I noticed a lot of people did, and they seem to enjoy it. Easy to get to. I would stay here again. We camped at Thunder Bay KOA in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 175
States Visited: 34
Helpful Reviews: 9

Date of Stay: June, 2012 - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

This park has two levels. The lower level is generally where overnighters go and others without reservations. The sites here have not been maintained for many years. Some driveways are lumpy and others are a water hole when it rains. The upper level sites are much better. This lack of maintenance is a great shame since overall its the best park for miles around. We camped at Thunder Bay KOA in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 22
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: July, 2011 - $51.00
Overall Rating:      

I give it a 3 only for the fact that the staff do make a very good effort to be great about everything. Regarding the place itself. Well, because it is a 'cram them in exercise' I felt the place resembled a "refugee camp." Also when we were here: at around 3 am a young group were roaming around hitting the sides of campers with their hands and feet! Did not complain in the morning, just packed up and left one day early. The place is staffed by mainly under 21's, so what can they achieve when one complains. I have used other KOAs in the USA and they are far, far superior to this one. We camped at Thunder Bay KOA in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 72
States Visited: 25
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: July, 2011 - $26.00
Overall Rating:      

The rate reflects an extended stay rate. Nightly rate is in the $40.00 range. The owners of this park make a great effort to make this park a really great park. They are continually making improvements to the facilities available for guests to use. This year they were completing a shuffle board game. They are also working on new shower facilities for the upper group of sites. I would give this park a 10 anytime if they would just put in some time on the sites themselves. Our site was a catch basin for the rail run off. I had to rescue our clogs which were floating down the road after a good rain. Anytime it rained our site was inundated. A little work and the flooding could be controlled. For the Thunder Bay area you are limited to RV places and this is the best one in the area. Owners very friendly and will do what they can to make your stay a good one. We camped at Thunder Bay KOA in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 19
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: June, 2011 - $46.00
Overall Rating:      

A nice campsite with large grassy spots. We stayed on the lower level. Staff was very pleasant and cooperative. Washrooms were excellent, very clean. It was a little far from the downtown core. Wi-Fi was somewhat inconsistent. The only fault I have is that they changed for cablevision, and for the money you only got 5 channels. I would camp here again. We camped at Thunder Bay KOA in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2010 - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

Large campground, easy to get to, with lots of activities for kids, with a great well heated pool. Different sections with the majority of the pull-throughs in a "field" at the front of the park closer to the road. No fire pits. The "back-in" sites are up a hill at the "back". We have stayed in both. The back-in was nicer, but harder to get in/out. The field site was very convenient near the pool, mini golf and office. Excellent Wi-Fi. Negative - no shade or fire pits in the field, could hear the train and highway when outside the motorhome. We camped at Thunder Bay KOA in a Motorhome.

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