The Current River at Trowbridge Falls CampgroundCheck-in & check-out times

Check-in time is 3 pm. If the camper(s) will be arriving later than 8 pm, the campground must be notified prior to 6 pm on the day of arrival; otherwise, the reservation will be tagged as a “No Show” and the "No Show" policy will be followed.

Check-out time is 12 noon. Campers must check-out at office before leaving the campground. 

General campground rules

The City of Thunder Bay is dedicated to promoting a safe and quiet camping environment for families and campers are asked to follow the campground rules:

  • Must be 18 years of age and have a credit card (Visa/MasterCard) to reserve a site
  • Radios and stereos may be used, but the volume must not bother neighbours
  • Any person found destroying park property or breaking park rules will be evicted without refund; costs of any damage will be assessed and charged
  • Moves between sites are not permitted without campground office approval
  • One vehicle is included with a campsite permit. Additional Vehicle Permits must be purchased for all other vehicles at the time of registration; parking space for extra vehicles may not be available adjacent to the site
  • Where space permits, the camper will be are allowed one piece of shelter equipment plus one dining shelter/tarp on your campsite. Only one piece of shelter equipment is permitted per site: this can be a tent trailer, house trailer, motor home, self-propelled camping unit, or tent.
  • Only one table per site
  • Fireworks are prohibited
  • Unnecessary noise, disturbance or other offensive behaviour will result in immediate eviction and/or police action. This unnecessary behaviour could result in permanent banishment from all City of Thunder Bay campgrounds.
  • We ask that children are accompanied by an adult to the washroom and shower facilities
  • A maximum of six people are allowed per site, including visitors, unless all individuals comprise a single family of parents and their children
  • Quiet time in the campground begins at 10 pm until 8 am
  • Only registered campers are allowed on campsites after 10 pm
  • Guest parking is provided at the main office building, but is not allowed at the campsite
  • Obey posted speed limit and be aware of pedestrians (children) on roadways
  • Day visitors must leave the campground by 10 pm. Overnight visitors must pay “Overnight Guest” fee per person and/or per vehicle.

Topic specific rules

 Park Natural Resources
  • To protect the park’s natural resources, we ask that campers do not remove, damage or deface natural objects such as plants, trees, and rock formations
  • Cutting live vegetation is strictly prohibited
 Fires & Firewood
  • In the campgrounds, campers must build campfires only in designated areas
  • Campers may not damage or remove any vegetation, dead or alive, from the campsite to use as firewood
  • Campers may not build fires on grass
  • We ask that campers not bring in firewood from other forests, as this can spread invasive species
  • We ask for small fires only; campfires should not exceed one metre in height, and be no wider than the campfire pit allows
  • Campfires must be attended at all times
  • We ask campers to make sure the campfire is out before walking away from it
  • To prevent unwanted wildlife (raccoons, bears, wolves, etc.) from visiting the campground, we ask that campers keep their campsite clean at all times
  • Garbage can be deposited in the centrally located garbage bins. Plastic bottles, pop cans, and glass can be recycled separately. Garbage should not be left on at campsites overnight.
 All-terrain Vehicle & Mini-bikes
 The use of all-terrain vehicles or mini-bikes is strictly prohibited.

 Alcoholic Beverages
  • Only those of legal age (19 or older) may be in possession of alcoholic beverages
  • While at Chippewa Park Campground, open liquor is only permitted on a campsite with a valid registration and is prohibited in all public areas including trails, beaches and waterways.

If a campsite is damaged, a report is completed and forwarded to the Supervisor and the Facility Booking Coordinator. The parties involved will be notified by the Supervisor and/or Facility Booking Coordinator and they will be charged for the damages accordingly. 


  • Dogs and cats are allowed at both Chippewa Park Campground and Trowbridge Campground; however, pets must be controlled by their owners, and must not disturb other campers. If a pet is too vocal, the camper will be asked to find other accommodations.
  • Aggressive dogs are a hazard to other campers; owners of such pets will be asked to leave the campground.
  • All pets must be kept on leashes no longer than six feet when outside their owners' vehicles, sites or cabins. Please do not leave a tethered dog unattended.
  • Pet owners must ensure that their pets not to make excessive noise or disturb others. Excessive noise from a barking dog which disturbs fellow campers will be considered a violation and a warning issued. If multiple warnings are issued, the camper must leave the campsite and will not be issued a refund for any unused days.
  • Pets may not be left alone on campsites. This will be considered a violation and a warning issued. If multiple warnings are issued, the camper must leave the campsite and will not be issued a refund for any unused days.
  • Pets are not permitted to cause injury, including damaging the parks natural setting.
  • Pet owners are required to properly dispose of pet waste. Pet owners can be a charged a fee if failing to pick up after their pets.
  • Pet food should be stored safely, so that it does not attract unwanted wildlife
  • Pets are not allowed to enter the washroom/shower facilities


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