This is a quiet RV park on Highway 11, north of Kirkland Lake. It is far enough in from the highway that you won't notice the trucks or trains. It has a boat launch, nice sunsets, cottages for rent, a laundry room and dump station, but no sewer hookups. Overall, it was clean and quiet.
This is a lovely rustic (no services) campground on Rodayer Lake, along the James Bay Highway running from Matagami to Radisson. At km 189, follow the good gravel road about 1/2 km to the lake. There are 11 level, medium-sized back-in sites surrounding a large turn-around area. There are picnic tables, an outhouse and a boat launching ramp. The campsite is free, but the municipality suggests a $5/day donation to cover the maintenance costs. More information is available at the information station at km 6.
This is a rustic (no services) campground along the James Bay Highway running from Matagami to Radisson. At km 48, follow the gravel logging road 10 km to the Waswanipi River. There are two back-in sites, suitable for small or medium-sized RVs; no big rigs. There are picnic tables, an outhouse and a boat launching ramp. This area is *very* remote; even in August, I was the only person there. The campsite is free, but the municipality suggests a $5/day donation to cover the maintenance costs. More information is available at the information station at km 6.
The good: scenic park, with fairly large sites and good roads. Lakefront sites available if you book far enough in advance, or go off-season. Lots of hiking; open year-round. The bad: hideously overpriced for electric-only sites. This was the most expensive park (by far) that I've stayed in all year.
This is a great park, just a few km east of highway 11 on Lake Temiskaming off Highway 65. It's mostly seasonal sites, with several rows of short-term sites. Some are huge pull-throughs, others are large back-ins. Prices vary by services required. Free fast Wi-Fi available, but reception will vary due to trees and hills near the office. There's a small store, boat launch, swimming pool and kids playground available. Cell phone reception is very marginal, although a new tower across the lake is being installed for 2011. I stayed here for a month and a half, and loved it.
This is a municipal park with mostly seasonal campers, but some overnighters. Sites are fairly large, level back-ins with a picnic table and a fire pit. Park has a beach on the lake, and a playground area for the kids. It's only a 10 minute drive into Kirkland Lake for groceries and supplies.
This campground is almost entirely filled with seasonal campers, but occasionally they can fit an overnighter in. There are only four sites with electrical hookups (powered by solar panels!); the remainder are unserviced due to the remote location (14 km north of Timmins on Highway 655). Roads are good; most sites are quite large, surrounded by trees. Untreated well water is centrally available, as well as a dump station. Access is via swipe cards, which seem to randomly stop working. I'd strongly suggest that you phone before coming, as all sites may be full during the summer (I ended up camping in their parking lot, which worked out okay).
This is a small RV dealership with 6 campsites available for short-term stays, some with 30-amp hookups and others with 15 amps. There are no showers, toilets, laundry, Wi-Fi or any other facilities available and campers are told that the well water is not fit for human consumption! It's nicer than staying at a Wal-Mart, but is not a good value for your money at $36/night.
This is a nice park just off highway 11, with good signage and roads. It's mostly seasonal sites, but has partial and full service overnight sites too. Very quiet, no highway noise and only 1 train per day going past. Wi-Fi is $5/day, but there is good cellular coverage for those people with an air card. Large sandy beach, boat launch, snack bar and boat rentals available. I stayed here a week and would definitely return.
This is a large park surrounding two man-made lakes with waterslides and picnic areas. Most sites (especially those facing the water) are seasonal; there are full-service overnight sites on the south side (which looked large, level and nice), plus partially-serviced sites on the north side (where I stayed). My site was huge; other parks would have put 4 RVs in the same space! Wi-Fi was pay-by-the-hour, but cellular coverage is good for those with an aircard. My only complaint with this place was that some people (mostly kids) had loud music playing during the day.
Mostly seasonal RV sites, with a few overnight sites. The sites are wide and level, but not very deep; big rigs may have difficulties. Some sites have a good view of the lake and docks, although they are not directly on the water. The free Wi-Fi signal was not strong enough to be usable at my site, and the park is too far from the highway to get a good cell signal. Overall it was a pleasant place to stay for a few nights.
Quiet, peaceful campground on Wild Goose Lake. $28/night for long, level pull-through sites in the woods, or $34/night for back-in sites right on the lake. Beautiful sunsets, boat rentals and fast free Wi-Fi (which stops working every few days). No highway or railroad noise; the only thing that you will hear are the loons.
This is a municipal park right on the shore of Lake Nipigon, with hiking trails, a beach and a boat launch. Sites are fairly large back-ins, with partial hookups. Free Wi-Fi was surprisingly good considering the remote location, but cell phone coverage was very poor. I had to drive out highway 580 almost to highway 11 to get reception. My main complaint is that there is no camp host or any staff on duty overnight. On a holiday weekend, there were several alcohol-fueled loud parties which lasted until 2am, and no one around to keep the peace. The office staff indicated that next time, I should phone the OPP (located an hour's drive away).
This is a nice but pricey park near the falls, with wide level sites that might not be long enough for huge rigs. Lots of trees, so satellite TV reception may be difficult. Free Wi-Fi with a strong signal. There are nice hiking trails at the back of the property going through the woods. Overall it's a decent park, but a bit expensive for my tastes.
This is a fishing camp on Red Gut Bay. Most of the RV sites are seasonal; phone to see if there are any overnight sites available. From Fort Frances, proceed east on Highway 11 past the Highway 502 turn-off and the iIdian reservation to Pearsons Road; the camp is 4 miles north on this wide gravel road.
2010 is the first year that The Willows has been open, and although things are a little rough around the edges, the park is being developed very quickly. The RV and tent sites are mostly in the woods, with a few pull-throughs for overnighters. No Wi-Fi, pool or laundry yet, but the office is currently under construction, and facilities upgraded. I would definitely return!
Quiet city park near the waterfront; sites are wide and level, but not very deep. Fortunately, the roads are very wide, so your RV can hang over the end of your site without problems. A few sites have water views, but most are back further in the trees. Wi-Fi hotspot is at the office; coverage at sites will vary due to the hills, but it only dropped a few times for me. The park has convenient access into town, but it's a long, slow drive in from the highway through downtown!
This large provincial park is often full during the summer season. The sites are fairly large and level, but get muddy after it rains. No Wi-Fi available, but the town is within walking distance for groceries, snacks, etc. Reservations recommended.
Long, wide, level sites with lots of grass and a few trees. Hookups are shared between sites, so bring your extension cords. Surprisingly, there is no Wi-Fi available at all! It has easy access from the perimeter highway, but some truck noise as a consequence. The entire park has poor drainage, so everything becomes soft and muddy when it rains.
Nice park with some sites a short walk away from the lake. 15, 30-amp electric only; central water taps and dump station. Fairly large, level sites... very good layout and interior roads. Unfortunately, there were lots of bugs due to the swamp east of the park.
Nice sprawling camping in the woods, but the trees make getting into some sites (especially the back-in ones) a bit tricky. Rates vary depending on amperage and hookups, and about half the sites are seasonal residents. Wi-Fi is pay only, and I found that the signal wasn't strong enough to connect to. Apparently there will be new owners this summer, so things may be different then.
Park has level, wide, private sites among the trees; some are long, some are medium length. The campground is 3/4 km on a good dirt road from the highway and railway, so there is relatively little noise. $21 for electric/water; $40 for sewer as well. No Wi-Fi yet, although it is planned for 2010 (and won't be free). Cell coverage is marginal (I had a dropped call), and data rates are 1X only (no EVDO yet). There is a pool, miniature golf, kids' play area, horse shoes, etc., plus a huge woods with trails to wander through. (But beware of the ticks -- I came out with several dozen on my pants!)
This is a nice village campground; mostly wide, level sites but some of them have lots of trees! 15 amp electric only; one central water station; There is a dump station near entrance. No Wi-Fi is available, but I got a good cell signal. There is occasional train noise, but it's not too bad. There are two pull-through sites for big rigs, but the turn-around at the end of the park looks rather tight for them.
This is White City/Eastern Regina's lowest cost campground! Unfortunately, there is a reason for that... it's right on the highway, with lots of noise. Plus, everything looks a bit shabby and in need of a fresh coat of paint. But the staff are friendly; it's an acceptable place for a night or two, and quite convenient to the east end of the city. Free Wi-Fi worked well near the house, but apparently poorer in the front section of the park. Lots of permanent residents with cluttered sites. Tent camping and rental cabins also available. I would stay there again, just for the great rates.
A village campground, next to the sports arena. Signage is almost non-existent; turn north into town on the first road west of highway 19, then left at the stop sign onto First Ave. The campground is on your left. Has back-ins only, one central water tap. Sites are level and wide, but not long enough for big rigs. $10 dry, $15 with power: 15-amp only! The dump station is outside the campground just west of the entrance, on a dead-end road; you'll have to do a three-point turn on the grass to get out, but it's manageable. Saskatchewan Minerals has huge salt hills next door, so your vehicle will get stains from the salt dust.
Spacious campground with level, medium-sized "pull-off" sites. Lots of grass and trees, but close to the highway, so there's noise too. Free Wi-Fi only works near the office. It seemed a bit over-priced for the area.
Nice quiet town park with lots of grass and some trees. Sites are fairly large, with fire pits and picnic tables. No sewer hookups or dump station. Pay at the drop box; no staff on site. $10 dry, $20 power/water (15 and 30 amp only). Huge play area for the kids and dogs; nice 10 minute walk into town.
This RV Park/campground is a bit of a drive out in the country (on good roads), but it's worth it for the peace and quiet. $27 per night, minus Good Sam discount; works out to $22/night for a week (including the free 7th night). Sites are level, wide and either medium length or long. Half are pull-throughs, half back-ins. Friendly staff; great sunsets; fire pits and picnic tables at each site, with a separate tent section. No sewer hookups available, but there is a dump station on-site. Free Wi-Fi available, but you have to get a pass code each day, and it barely reaches the sites at the back. Cellular reception is passable; I had a few dropped calls. I would definitely return!
A quiet country setting at a golf course. Sites were back-ins on a hill, making it a bit tricky to get in, but doable. Some seasonal sites, but they seemed clean and friendly. Free Wi-Fi worked well, and the office staff were friendly. They have separate prices for 15/30/50-amp sites, so you get to pick what you want. I would stay here again.
Yuck. You know you're in for an unpleasant stay when you're greeted by a "No Potable Water" sign at the entrance. Fill up your tanks somewhere else before you get here, because the water isn't drinkable. Although their website shows 15-amp sites for $29 a night, you can't get those unless all the 30-amp sites are full, and the 30-amps are $36, not $32 as shown on their website. There's no Wi-Fi either, and the hookups are too far forward in the sites. Also, the circuit breakers are in a locked cabinet; when I arrived, neither my site nor the ones on each side of me had power. I had to phone the office to have them come out and reset the breakers. I would NOT stay here again!
57 campsites among the trees (most are back-in); some suitable for big rigs. Electric hookups only; central water and dump station; no Wi-Fi. Easy walk into town and groceries! It was a nice place, but seemed a bit pricey for the lack of services.
Wow! Very quiet, clean and peaceful park on the bank of a river, with hiking trails nearby. Lots of wild deer wandering around. Friendly, very helpful owners live on site. RV sites were wide and fairly large (some pull-through, some back-in), with 30-amp or 50-amp power; price varies depending on power and whether you want a cement patio area. Three cabins, B&B available also, plus large rec room. Wi-Fi coverage was poor at the edge of the park, but that's the only negative. It's worth the drive to stay here; I would definitely return.
The RV sites are behind the motel; enter from 7th Avenue but pay at the motel office. Sites are level, but hookups are shared and in strange locations. Some sites are pull-throughs, some are back-in. Wi-Fi access point is at the motel, and coverage in the RV park was very poor. Note: the motel is right across the road from the BNSF rail yard; freight trains are moving around at all hours of the day, so it's rather noisy. The office staff are friendly, and the winter rate, ($10 plus tax, due to the water being turned off) is great! I was told that the summer rate was around $20.
This RV park is in an industrial area, and has mostly permanent residents. There is some noise from two nearby highways, plus the railroad and airport. The sites are pull-throughs, and fairly large; big rigs should have no problems. $23 reflects an electric-only site. Wi-Fi worked for an hour, then completely died; the office staff indicated that they had recently switched providers, and were having many problems with it.
Quite acceptable overnight park; has level large pull-throughs; grass and picnic tables between sites. The park is far enough away from the highway to be very quiet, yet fairly convenient access. Free Wi-Fi was fast; it looks like they've switched from Hughes satellite to DSL or cable. I downloaded a lot, and did not encounter any restrictions or slowdowns. Office staff (owner?) seemed helpful and very appreciative that I chose to stay here. I would definitely stay here again.
Very spacious park with lots of grass between sites. Long, wide, level sites; very easy access for big rigs. Free Wi-Fi was fast and worked well. Laundry room was a bit small (only 2 washers and 2 dryers), but was clean. There is a little bit of highway noise from highway 278, but I-15 is far enough away that I didn't hear it. I would definitely recommend this RV park.
Fairly quiet and clean RV park; front section is end-to-end pull-throughs for overnighters and back-ins for longer term tenants. Back section of park is park models and manufactured homes, but looked clean and well kept. Sites are not quite level, but long and wide with nice grassy areas between them and a few trees. A few have picnic tables, but not one per site. Free Wi-Fi was very unreliable, despite a strong signal!
Park has level cement or gravel pads; sites are fairly long and wide, but some big rigs may need to back into the pull-through sites at the end of each row. Sites have a nice grass area with picnic tables (in good condition). Park is clean, has many large trees, nicely landscaped, paved interior roads. Staff was friendly, fast check-in. Free Wi-Fi worked well. Unfortunately there is a lot of noise from the nearby highway, which is the only significant negative for this place. I would definitely stay here again.
A tolerable place to spend the night; sites are narrow but level, with many vehicles parked on the road, making it difficult to get into some sites. The park seems to be 99% permanent residents (but fairly clean); overnighters are an after-thought, and don't have a dedicated area. Wi-Fi is free but very slow during the evening, with 30% of packets lost. There is some grass between the sites, picnic tables are in good repair, and there's a large dog-walking area. Try to avoid the front section (in front of the office); it's very narrow and has lots of highway noise. You can get a discount if you don't want sewer hookups.
$20 for 30-amp hookups; $25 for 50-amp. The 30-amp site that I was in was very narrow; the sewer connection for the adjacent site was right at the end of my steps. Hookup boxes are all bent and twisted, likely due to being hit by RVs due to the small sites! The sites are mostly level pull-throughs with gravel between the sites; no picnic tables or grassy areas except at the end of each row. At least half the sites are permanent residents, but they looked clean. It's fairly easy to access from the I-15, yet far enough away to have very little highway noise. Fast, free Wi-Fi worked well. I'd certainly stay here again for a night, but would take a 50-amp site, as they seem to be a bit larger.
This park has fairly level, reasonably-sized sites, but 30-amp only, at least in the area that I was assigned to. Staff seemed very friendly and helpful. Although the picnic tables badly needed replacement, I didn't see the numerous weeds or dog excrement that others complained about. It's got easy access from I-15, but lots of highway noise at night. Fast, free Wi-Fi. $30 seems a bit high for this area and this time of year.
Quiet, clean and friendly, but small! You have the choice of long but very narrow pull-through sites, or wide but short (28 feet) back-in sites. Pull-throughs do not have room for you to put out your awning, and do not have room for both you and your neighbor to have slide-outs. (I was fortunate to not have any slides so there was barely enough room to walk between my rig and the next one). Wi-Fi was the fastest that I've seen yet; no passwords or coupon codes required, just connect and go. Hookups are shared between two sites, but only have one 30-amp and one 50-amp outlet, so one of you gets less power. A good place to stay (and far enough away from the highway to be very quiet), if your rig will fit.
Small (9 site) BLM campground; great dry camping for only $5 per night! No water or dump station on site, just outhouses. No cell reception; most sites could get a satellite signal, as there aren't too many trees. Important note: due to a sharp turn in the road and small sites, a sign at the entrance reads: max. trailer size 24 feet. I brought in a 26-foot trailer without any problems, but I wouldn't recommend anything over 28 feet. This makes a great base for exploring Zion National Park, and is much quieter and cheaper than staying in Sand Dunes State Park.
Unserviced "pull-off" sites in a beautiful location! Great if you want to motorbike or ATV in the dunes; otherwise rather noisy with all the off-road vehicles roaring through the campground. Try BLM Ponderosa Grove down the road if you want something quieter and cheaper.
Fairly quiet park; has fast, free Wi-Fi. It seemed quite clean and nice, but perhaps a bit pricey for the area. The sites were reasonably long, but some of them were quite narrow. Be sure to ask for a wider site if you have slide-outs.
Dry camping surrounded by beautiful cliffs, with the Colorado River nearby. Sites aren't level side-to-side nor front-to-back, so bring LOTS of boards! The pull-through sites are quite wide and long, with lots of room for big rigs. Back-in sites around the edge are smaller and probably intended for tent campers, although a small motorhome or trailer could easily fit in them too. It's rustic but pretty, and a very good price too.
There are three campgrounds within the national park; this is the only one with hookups, and the only one suitable for medium-to-large RVs. The sites are fairly wide, but only a medium length (very big rigs may have problems; try Camper Village in Tusayan instead). Interior campground roads are paved, but the pavement is broken due to heavy use. No Wi-Fi at the campground, but there is a signal at the lodges, and at the library. The free shuttle bus stop is within easy walking distance, so you don't have to drive anywhere if you prefer (and some sections of the park are off-limits to cars). The park is busy year-round, so be sure to reserve in advance.
End-to-end pull-throughs; property has some hills, and some sites aren't too level. Pavement is broken and some minor potholes. Not too bad, just a bit unsightly. No 30-amp outlets, just 20- and 50-amp, so bring your adapters. Generally it was a decent place for 5 nights, with LOTS to see in the area: Painted Desert/Petrified Forest, Sedona's red rocks (highway 89A), Lowell Observatory, Montezuma Castle, etc. Staff was friendly and helpful too! Note: no cable TV, no phone, no Wi-Fi (although you MIGHT be able to get a signal from the Super-8 motel if you're lucky)!
The price seemed high for Arizona, but you're paying for its relatively close location to the Grand Canyon. Very wide, fairly long pull-through sites (and some back-ins), set far enough back from the I-40 that I didn't hear much highway noise. Sites at the bottom of the hill were level; ones further up the hill looked sloped. They charge extra for 50-amp hookups, and extra during March Break or other holidays. Wi-Fi was completely broken when I was here, but they warned me about that when I phoned ahead.
$23.80 for a 30- or 50-amp pull-through at the Good Sam rate. Sites were large, but some (especially further up the hill) do slope somewhat. The free Wi-Fi worked well, but seemed a bit slow at times. Overall, the park was clean and well-kept, with nice interior roads, a tree and picnic table at each site and nice landscaping around the office, although the sites are entirely gravel. Despite being mostly overnighters, it was quite busy; reservations would be recommended.
Gravel sites with a large cement patio pad; full hookups and free Wi-Fi. There's some landscaping around the park entrance, and a lodge/rec room with a pool table, big TV, etc. for get-togethers. It's mostly permanent RVers there, but their rigs seemed clean and well-kept. Moderate highway noise from I-40 and 95. If you need gas, follow "K" St. to Harbor Ave. in Arizona -- it's almost a dollar a gallon cheaper there, and only a 10 minute drive away!
Campground has 25 full-hookup sites, plus dozens of partial- and no-hookup sites. I stayed in the electric-only area, which was much less crowded than the full-hookup area. Sites are narrow but long, and are just dirt plus rock. It's not great as a campground, but since you get free admission to the Ghost Town (a tourist trap, but a well-done one) it's a better deal. Amazing scenery around here; be sure to visit Rainbow Basin Natural Area while you're in the area.
An acceptable campground in a run-down town. Overnighters seem to be assigned to front section, where the sites are end-to-end pull-throughs (i.e. the first person gets a pull-through, the next has to back in behind the first). No cable TV or Wi-Fi, although the owner is actively looking into Wi-Fi suppliers. It's far enough away from the highway to not have any traffic noise, but there is a bit of noise from the railway a mile away. Sites are fairly large, and the office staff is friendly. Nearest gas station is 6 miles away, as many businesses in Boron have closed.
This park has pull-through sites (back-ins are for permanent residents) with side-by-side hookups; no grass or trees. The sites would be too narrow for slides or awnings if each site was occupied (it was built in the 40's, when RVs were smaller), but the park is never full according to the manager! So, people just use two sites, which gives you lots of room. Some train and airport noise during the day, but it's certainly tolerable. Wi-Fi is $3 per day! It's certainly not a destination place, but at $18 per day it's acceptable for an overnight.
It's nothing fancy, but has convenient access to highways 99 and I-5. Not too much highway noise; surrounded by fields on the other 3 sides. Lots of motorcycle noise from permanent residents! All sites are pull-throughs, with one section just for overnighters. Grass is only at the ends of each row; sites are entirely gravel, with a few trees that are too small to provide any shade. Sites are wide and long; lots of space! Free Wi-Fi was very flakey, and didn't work most of the time (management was waiting for their supplier to get replacement parts in stock). $25 price includes Good Sam discount.
This is not an RV Park, but rather a bunch of hookups along the fairground buildings, where the public may stay when the "Big Fresno Fair" isn't on. Enter from Gate 2 on South Chance Ave, and pay at the Administration Building (immediately left). The office is only open Mon-Fri; no idea where (or if) you pay on weekends. There aren't any official site numbers, so you just park anywhere that you want. The hookups are 15 and 50 amps; no 30-amp hookups, so bring your adapters. Sewer hookups are along one building only; the rest are electric and water only. Be sure to test for electrical power before you unhitch; I found none of the 50-amp outlets worked, and half of the 15-amp outlets didn't work either. Circuit breakers are in a locked panel, so you can't reset them. I talked to three people to report that none of the 50-amp outlets worked; they all promised to send the fairground's electrician over, but three days later, he still hadn't showed up. Officially there is no Wi-Fi provided, but I found several open access points close to South Chance Ave. Buildings blocked the signal elsewhere, so you probably won't have access at your site. Avoid parking here if there are any events going on; I arrived a few days before 300 head of cattle showed up for an exhibition. Dozens of cattle trailers and trucks were double-parked along the interior roads, making it completely impossible to get an RV trailer out. I was trapped there for an extra day, until they went home! The official website for the fair is "fresnofair" but they don't have RV Parking information listed yet. I suggest that you phone before you arrive, to see if there are spaces available.
Decent park: convenient and clean, but noisy (freight trains and Edison Highway) and no grass. Staff seemed friendly and helpful. Overnighter area is all long pull-throughs, with 50 amps, cement pads and picnic tables on patio blocks. Long-term area is a mix of back-ins and pull-throughs, with gravel and very small privacy fences. Free Wi-Fi requires registering with a coupon code from the office, but works okay.
This is just a HUGE (but level) gravel lot, with quite large pull-through sites. Each site has two pairs of hookups; I wonder if they "double up" when it's really busy. 50 amp sites are $5/night extra. Be sure to closely watch for the "RV Park" signs when you leave Highway 12, as you need to enter from Aston Ave, not Bennett Valley Rd. It isn't scenic, but it's decent and convenient.
Pull-through sites (which cost extra) are grassy, others are all gravel and medium-sized. Free Wi-Fi (which worked fine for me), but no washrooms/showers/laundry. Convenient access to I-580, but far enough away that it is quiet. Friendly camp hosts (4 of them!) too. Garbage/recycling bins are located right on some sites; you may have to move them out of your way when backing in! It's a bit pricey for just a gravel parking lot with hookups, but you're paying to be close to the San Francisco area.
Fairly large back-in sites in a grassy field near fairgrounds and industrial area; 30-amp/water/sewer hookups; no Wi-Fi, no washrooms/showers, etc. Decently clean, and reasonable priced for the area. Open field, so most sites should have good satellite reception. The railroad runs right next to the park, with freight trains every hour or two. Oddly, they weren't loud enough to wake me at night. I suggest that you phone ahead (Mon-Fri, 8-5 only) to check availability, as the RV area seems to be also used for overflow parking for fairground events (e.g. swap meets).