We operate two campgrounds for visitors and residents to enjoy. These sites offer cabins and traditional RV, trailer and tent campsites. For Thunder Bay residents, they offer a mini-vacation just minutes from home! For out-of-town visitors, they offer scenic camping with convenient access to Thunder Bay amenities.

Chippewa Park Campground

Chippewa Park Campground is a great destination for family fun, scenic beauty and relaxation, right on the shore of Lake Superior with an amazing view of the Sleeping Giant. The campground is on a fun and scenic park setting, with several site-types to choose from. Whether you want to rent a cabin, pitch a tent or enjoy your RV, Chippewa Campground is a great place to camp.

See the Chippewa Park Campground Map and the Chippewa Park Map.

Location

2465 City Road, Thunder Bay, ON P7J 1J7

Reservations

To reserve a cabin or campsite during in-season (first Friday in June to September long weekend); call Chippewa Park Campground at 807-623-3912. Visa™ or MasterCard™ is required.

Chippewa Campground will take reservations beginning the first week of January for the upcoming camping season for all campsites and cabins. Bookings can be made for stays from the first Friday in June to the Monday of the September long weekend. Campsite/cabin reservations during the in-season are on a first come, first serve basis.

Campground facilities

  • Washrooms and showers are located in central buildings
  • Laundry facilities are next to the Community Kitchen
  • Community Kitchen includes: picnic tables, two microwaves, two electric ranges and a fridge. There are also two double sinks with hot and cold running water for doing dishes. No cutlery, mugs, glasses or dishes are provided at the campground.
  • Pump-out station
  • Firewood and ice are available at the main campground office for purchase

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.

  • Check in time is 3 pm. If camper will be arriving later than 8pm, the campground must be notified prior to 6pm 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.

  • Radios, stereos are of course allowed but the volume must not bother neighbors

  • Anyone caught destroying park property or breaking park rules will be evicted without refund and will be held responsible for any damage to the site.

  • 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 and they may have to be parked in a separate designated parking area from your campsite.

  • 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 can be a tent trailer, house trailer, motor home, or self-propelled camping unit or tent per site will be permitted.

  • 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 to the washroom and shower facilities.

  • Six people maximum per site, including visitors, is allowed. No more than six people can occupy a campsite unless these people comprise a single family of parents and their children.

  • Quiet time in the campground begins at 10 pm until 8 am

  • Only registered campers allowed on campsites after 10 pm

  • Guest parking is provided at the main office building, but is not allowed at the campsite

  • Day visitors must leave the campground by 10 pm. Overnight visitors must pay “Overnight Guest” fee per person and/or per vehicle fee.

  • 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 and Firewood

  • Campers must build campfires only in designated areas.
  • Campers cannot damage or remove any vegetation, dead or alive, from the campsite to use as firewood.
  • Camper cannot build fires on grass.
  • We ask campers to not bring outside firewood, as this can spread invasive species.  
  • We ask for small fires only; campfires should not exceed one metre in height and no bigger in diameter then the campfire pit allows.
  • Campfires must be attended at all times.
  • We ask campers to make sure your campfire is out out before walking away from it.

Garbage

  • To prevent unwanted wildlife (bears, wolves, etc.) from visiting the campground, we ask that campers keep their campsite clean at all times. 
  • Garbage can be disposed 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.

Mechanized Travel

  • The use of all terrain vehicles or mini-bikes is strictly prohibited at Chippewa Park Campgrounds. 

Alcoholic Beverages 

  • Liquor can only be in the possession of a person of legal age (19 age or older).
  • Open liquor is only permitted on a campsite with a valid registration and is prohibited in all public areas including trails, beaches and waterways.

 

Log cabin rentals

Seven modern, wheelchair-accessible cabins are available. Cabins are electrically heated and have two queen-size beds, table and chairs, microwave and small fridge. A beautiful wooden deck at the front is perfect for relaxing in the sun.

  • Bedding can be provided for an additional fee. Towels are not provided at the campground.
  • Cots are available on request at no charge.
  • At the time of check-in, all campers must pay cash deposit for all cabin keys at Chippewa Campground. That same camper will get the cash deposit back at the time of check-out or when the key is returned to the front office.

RV sites

12 electrical-only RV sites are available at the campground. Water is only available for filling tanks. Six of the sites have 30 amp electrical services, and six have 15 amp services. Each site has a picnic table. These RV spots are located in front of the historic cabins.

34 full-service RV sites are available with water and 50 amp/240 volt electrical service. These RV sites are located along the shore of Whiskey Jack Creek. This area has its own central washroom and shower facilities.

Tent sites

Approximately 16 tent sites are conveniently located in a wooded area near the main campground building and a large open playfield. Additional sites are situated on grassed areas adjacent to the treed areas.

This un-serviced area is also available for group bookings for trailers and tents. This area will hold approximately 40-50 trailers.

Dump station

The public dump station can be used free of charge by registered Chippewa campers. Non-registered trailers/RVs will be charged a fee.

Discounts

If the camper booking a reservation is 65 years of age or older, or has a disability, a discount rate of 15% will be applied to the stay. Make sure to let the campground worker know of your discount before the payment is put through. No refunds will be allowed after the purchase has been made.

Pet policy

  • Dogs and cats are allowed at Chippewa Park Campground, however good behavior from all animals is required. Constant pet noises may bother other campers. If a pet is too vocal, the camper will be asked to find other accommodations.
  • Dogs that are acting hostile or aggressive will be asked to leave the campground along with their owners.
  • 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.
  • Pets are not permitted 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 being left alone on campsites 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 naturals object.
  • Pet owners are required to properly dispose of domestic animal excrement. Pet owners can be a charged a fee if failing to pick up after their pets.
  • Pet food should be stored safely as to not be deemed a wildlife attractant.
  • No pets in the washroom/shower facilities.

Cancellation policy

Penalties have been put in place to ensure that campers do not make reservations with no intention of staying the full number of days they are booked. This practice ties up a campsite longer than necessary, effectively blocking other campers from booking it and resulting in fewer sites being available for reservations - particularly for long term stays during the busy months of July and August.

  • There will be no change fee to extend a reservation.
  • Reservations changed or cancelled with more than 24 hours in advance will have no additional fees.
  • Reservations changed or cancelled prior to 24 hours of the reservations will result in 1 full day rate charged.
  • If the camper does not show up by 8 pm (EST) on the day of the arrival, a “No Show” fee will apply. The “No Show Fee” will result in the reservation being cancelled and a penalty of the first night’s camping fee will be charged.
  • Campers with reservations who shorten their stay after arriving (and have already paid for their entire stay) will have 50% of the remaining nights refunded back to them. This does not include the non-refundable reservation fee.

Trowbridge Falls Campground

Trowbridge Falls Campground is nestled in the woods beside the cascading rapids of the Current River. The campground features many a park, hiking trails, biking trails and access to popular swimming spots on the river. The campground features RV and tent sites with water and electrical services. City shopping and services are nearby.

See the Trowbridge Falls Campground map.

Location

125 Copenhagen Road, Thunder Bay, Ontario, P7B 6B3

Reservations

To reserve a campsite during in-season (first Friday in June to September long weekend); call Trowbridge Falls Campground at 807-683-6661. Visa™ or MasterCard™ is required.

Trowbridge Falls Campground will take reservations beginning the first week of January for the upcoming camping season for all campsites and cabins. Bookings can be made for stays from the first Friday in June to the Monday of the September long weekend. Campsite/cabin reservations during the in-season are on a first come, first serve basis.

Campground facilities

  • Washrooms and showers
  • Laundry facility
  • Pump-out station
  • Firewood and ice are available at the main campground office for purchase

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.
  • Check in time is 3 pm. If camper will be arriving later than 8pm, the campground must be notified prior to 6pm 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.
  • Radios, stereos are of course allowed but the volume must not bother neighbors
  • Anyone caught destroying park property or breaking park rules will be evicted without refund and will be held responsible for any damage to the site!
  • 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 and they may have to be parked in a separate designated parking area from your campsite.
  • 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 can be a tent trailer, house trailer, motor home, or self-propelled camping unit or tent per site will be permitted.
  • 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 to the washroom and shower facilities.
  • Six people maximum per site, including visitors, is allowed. No more than six people can occupy a campsite unless these people comprise a single family of parents and their children.
  • Quiet time in the campground begins at 10 pm till 8am
  • Only registered campers allowed on campsites after 10 pm
  • Guest parking is provided at the main office building, but is not allowed at the campsite
  • Day visitors must leave the campground by 10 pm. Overnight visitors must pay “Overnight Guest” fee per person and/or per vehicle fee.
  • 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 and Firewood

  • Campers must build campfires only in designated areas.
  • Campers cannot damage or remove any vegetation, dead or alive, from the campsite to use as firewood.
  • Camper cannot build fires on grass.
  • We ask campers to not bring outside firewood, as this can spread invasive species.  
  • We ask for small fires only; campfires should not exceed one metre in height and no bigger in diameter then the campfire pit allows.
  • Campfires must be attended at all times.
  • We ask campers to make sure your campfire is out out before walking away from it.

Garbage

  • To prevent unwanted wildlife (bears, wolves, etc.) from visiting the campground, we ask that campers keep their campsite clean at all times. 
  • Garbage can be disposed 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.

Mechanized Travel

  • The use of all terrain vehicles or mini-bikes is strictly prohibited at Chippewa Park Campgrounds. 

Alcoholic Beverages 

  • Liquor can only be in the possession of a person of legal age (19 age or older).
  • Open liquor is only permitted on a campsite with a valid registration and is prohibited in all public areas including trails, beaches and waterways.

 

Campsites

Twenty-eight electrical-only sites are available at the campground, with 15-amp electrical service. Water

is only available for filling tanks.

Thirty-six full-service sites are available with water and 50-amp electrical service.

Dump station

A dump station is available and free to registered Trowbridge campers. Non-registered trailers/RVs will be charged a fee per use.

Discounts

If the camper booking a reservation is 65 years of age or older, the senior discount rate of 15% will be

applied to the stay. Make sure to let the campground worker know of your discount before the payment

is put through. No refunds will be allowed after the purchase has been made.

Pet policy

  • Dogs and cats are allowed at Trowbridge Falls Campground, however good behavior from all animals is required. Constant pet noises may bother other campers. If a pet is too vocal, the camper will be asked to find other accommodations.
  • Dogs that are acting hostile or aggressive will be asked to leave the campground along with their owners.
  • All pets must be kept on leashes no longer than 6 feet when outside their owners' vehicles, sites or cabins. Please do not leave a tethered dog unattended.
  • Pets are not permitted 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 being left alone on campsites 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 naturals object
  • Pet owners are required to properly dispose of domestic animal excrement. Pet owners can be a charged a fee if failing to pick up after their pets.
  • Pet food should be stored safely as to not be deemed a wildlife attractant.
  • No pets in the washroom/shower facilities.

Cancellation policy

Penalties have been put in place to ensure that campers do not make reservations with no intention of staying the full number of days they are booked. This practice ties up a campsite longer than necessary, effectively blocking other campers from booking it and resulting in fewer sites being available for reservations - particularly for long term stays during the busy months of July and August.

  • There will be no change fee to extend a reservation.
  • Reservations changed or cancelled with more than 24 hours in advance will have no additional fees
  • Reservations changed or cancelled prior to 24 hours of the reservations will result in one full day rate charged.
  •  If the camper does not show up by 8 pm (EST) on the day of the arrival, a “No Show” fee will apply. The “No Show Fee” will result in the reservation being cancelled and a penalty of the first night’s camping fee will apply. 
  • Campers with reservations who shorten their stay after arriving (and have already paid for their entire stay) will have 50% of the remaining nights refunded back to them. This does not include the non-refundable reservation fee.

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