The City of Thunder Bay operates two campgrounds for visitors and residents to enjoy. These campgrounds offer cabins (Chippewa Park Campground only) and traditional RV, trailer and tent campsites. For local residents, the campgrounds 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 an outstanding destination for family fun, scenic beauty, and relaxation - right on the shore of Lake Superior. Take in an awe-inspiring view of the Sleeping Giant. The campground offers several site types:  rent a cabin, pitch a tent or enjoy your RV!

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

Location

2465 City Road, Thunder Bay, ON P7J 1J7

Reservations

Visa™ or MasterCard™ is required when booking a campsite. 

  • To reserve a campsite during in-season (first Friday in June to September long weekend): call Chippewa Park Campground at 807-623-3912
  • To reserve a campsite for the upcoming season, from January-May, contact the Facility Booking Coordinator at 807-625-2941
  • No bookings can be made after the September long weekend until January of the following year

Campsite/cabin reservations during the in-season are on a first-come, first-served basis

Rates

2021 campground rates (subject to change)
Description Rate ($) HST ($) Total ($)
RV electrical and water service $45.25 $5.88 $51.13
RV electrical service  $38.50 $5.01 $43.51
Tent only site (no services) $33.00 $4.29 $37.29
Cabin daily rate* $105.00 $13.65 $118.65

*Does not include 4% Municipal Accommodation Tax

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

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 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
  • 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 untill 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. 

Respect Park Rules

  • 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

  • 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

Garbage

  • 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.

Mechanized Travel

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

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.

Pet Policy: see "Pet Policy" drop-down below 

Damages

  • 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. 

 

Log cabin rentals

Seven modern, wheelchair-accessible cabins are available. Cabins are electrically heated and have two queen-size beds, table and chairs, a microwave and a 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 receive 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 (water is only available for filling tanks)
  • Six RV sites with 30-amp electrical services (located in front of the historic cabins and has a picnic table)
  • Six RV sites with 15-amp services (located in front of the historic cabins and has a picnic table)
  • 34 electrical and water RV sites with water and 15, 30, and 50-amp/240 volt electrical service (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, 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

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
  • There will be no change-fee for reservations changed or cancelled more than 24 hours in advance of a planned stay
  • One full-day fee will be charged for reservations changed or cancelled with less than 24 hours remaining until the planned stay
  • If the camper does not arrive by 8 pm (EST) on the planned day of 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. This does not include the non-refundable reservation fee.

Trowbridge Falls Campground

Trowbridge Falls Campground is nestled in the whispering woods beside the cascading rapids of the Current River (see the photo at the top of this page). The campground features a park, hiking trails, biking trails and access to popular swimming and wading spots on the river. City shopping and services are nearby.

The campground features:

  • 28 electrical-only sites, with 15-amp electrical service (water is only available for filling tanks)
  • 30 30-amp electrical and water sites 
  • Five 50-amp electrical and water sites

See the Trowbridge Falls Campground map.

Location

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

Reservations

Visa™ or MasterCard™ is required when booking a campsite. 

  • To reserve a campsite during in-season (first Friday in June to September long weekend), call Trowbridge Falls Campground at 807-683-6661. 
  • To reserve a campsite for the upcoming season, from January-May, contact the Facility Booking Coordinator at 807-625-2941
  • No bookings can be made after the September long weekend until January of the following year

Campsite/cabin reservations during the in-season are on a first-come, first-served basis.

Rates

2021 campground rates (subject to change)
Description Rate ($) HST ($) Total ($)
RV electrical and water service $45,25 $5.88 $51.13
RV electrical only $38.50 $5.01 $43.51
Tent only site (no services) $33.00 $4.29 $37.29

 *Does not include 4% Municipal Accommodation Tax.

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 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.
  • Radios and stereos are allowed, 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 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 to 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
  • 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 may not damage or remove any vegetation, dead or alive, from the campsite to use as firewood
  • Camper may not build fires on grass
  • We ask that campers 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 be no wider than 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 (raccoons, 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 Trowbridge Park Campground. 

Alcoholic Beverages 

  • Only those of legal age (19 or older) may be in the possession of alcoholic beverages.
  • 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 Park 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 or campsites. 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

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
  • There will be no change-fee for reservations changed or cancelled more than 24 hours in advance of a planned stay
  • One full-day fee will be charged for reservations changed or cancelled with less than 24 hours remaining until the planned stay
  • If the camper does not arrive by 8 pm (EST) on the planned day of 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. This does not include the non-refundable reservation fee.

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