The biggest downside to Thunder Bay is location. It's in the middle of nowhere. On the other hand if you play golf, like solitude, and nature, it's ideal. The Wi-Fi runs 5/3 Mbps down/upload speeds that put it in the upper bracket of campgrounds. Cable TV is okay not really outstanding. Networks through our RV outside antenna was very good. There's a horse drawn wagon and gourmet dinner available that others have said is terrific. We didn't go to it. All roads and pads are asphalt and level. Campground personnel is very cordial and friendly.
My rate was based on $840 for 30 days. Owners were very friendly. Wi-Fi is an on again, off again situation. Speed was measured less than 0.5 Mbps on several occasions. The campground is next to a river. About 40% of the campers had boats. The river runs from Lake Huron to a couple of large lakes. Definitely a good boat location. Cable TV didn't exist and antenna reception is marginal on 2 channels. There was 9 other channels available most of the time. Roads were gravel and on most of the sites. Room between sites was good.
As others stated there's 3 areas: North, West, & East. I've stayed here 3 or 4 months for the last 5 years in the North section. Facilities are outstanding. Roads are asphalt, pads are level, long, and concrete. Hot tub and pool is large and in the ground. Tennis courts are in two locations. Prices are based on the monthly rate that varies from low in the off season to the highest in Feb. Electricity costs us around $55 but we're in a 30 ft RV. Motor coaches seem to run around $100 per mo. About 25 ft of green grass lies between the pads. Pads are about 15 ft wide and 65-70 ft long. All the roads are wide and pull-thrus are easy access even for 45 ft buses. Motor homes and 5th wheels are the most popular choice. About half of the winter months are filled with Canadians. Friendliness is probably more personal. If you go out and visit there's plenty of people to talk to. The water is hard and doesn't really taste good. I'm not a water drinker so it doesn't bother me. Tall palm trees are spaced 2 per green spots. The view in the park is outstanding. The wind blows almost daily, but it probably holds down the bugs. They aren't really a problem. We plan on returning here in Dec 2014 so that's the best recommendation. The West section is cheaper, but personally I don't care for it. It's more crowded.
Bristlecone Lodge is on a fairly busy Hwy 67 on the north side of Woodland Park. About 4-5 times a week the fire dept receives a call and the sirens are heard. I'd rate the Wi-Fi around B+. Up time is probably 80-90%, but the manager promised new equipment soon. Digital cable TV is probably A- and is up 90-95% of the time. Sometime in Aug/Sep DirecTV is supposed to come and install better service. The layout is a little random to miss the many pine trees. Mostly shade is the result. Satellite TV would probably not be available although I don't have a satellite. Sites would probably need some leveling for most RV's. Management is very friendly. I stayed here for 3 months at $475 per month plus $56 for electricity.
Stayed here for 1 month. Beautiful surroundings. Canon City is about 6 miles east of Mt View. Owners are very friendly and try to insure that you have a delightful stay. Cable TV without premium channels. Wi-Fi is above average at 2.5 downloading and 3.5 uploading speeds. Coverage is not this good everywhere in the campground. Cell phone service is good for AT&T, but spotty for Verizon. Driveway and sites are nicely graveled. Some sites have concrete pads and fire rings.
Campground appeared to be nice. There were a lot of oil country full timers. We spent one night there while passing through. Roads were tight. Since our 30-ft. Airstream was smaller than a lot of RV's we managed to get out without much hassle. Our biggest complaint was the Wi-Fi service. It was non-existent. Office worker said I could walk up to the office and connect. That wasn't what I bargained for. We won't be back.
Sites seemed to be randomly laid out. Backing in was not a piece of cake. Lots of trees, some in the way: offering good shade. TV was 60+ channels. WiFi was in and out with speeds 1.4/0.5 mbps down/uploading at best. Interrupts were common and speeds of 0.5/0.5 mbps were often. Costco was 2 blocks away. Lake was the high point.
All inside CG roads were gravel. Sites were almost level. Entering each site was tight although not impossible. Most of the staff was friendly, one staffer wasn't. WiFi ran around 1.4-3.0 down & 0.5 uploading. Drive into CG was pretty steep. Several have complained about train noise. I'd say if you don't like train whistles, don't stay in Bozeman, period. The KOA may be far enough away from the tracks to be ignored.
We stopped overnight and were pleasantly surprised. Staff was friendly. Cable TV was an extra $2 and there were about 80 channels. All driving surfaces were gravel. Very windy the night we stayed. Distance between sites was about 8-10', a little more crowded than we like. Swimming pool was full of kids during the day. Internet speeds were 5/0.5 Mbps for down/upload that is pretty good. We would stay there again for short stays less than a week.
Paved roads with gravel sites spaced about 10 ft apart. Wi-Fi speed was measured at 11.0/5.3 Mbps down/upload--best at any campground I've found so far. We are full timers for 4 yr in a 30' RV. Wife liked the large laundry and prices were washer $1.25 and dryer $1.50. No pool, probably not for kids. Low prices for this area. Good Sam discount was given to total $29. Came to spend one night and stayed a week.