My family and I stopped here for two nights during our trip around Lake Superior in late August 2013; 4 children ages 2-10. This campground is right off the main road that runs through Thunder bay, very close to amenities, stores, etc. The falls were, by far, the highlight of the campground for us, the children loved playing in the eddies, pools and the falls themselves. The water appeared clean, albeit a few leaches here and there that you might need to pull off!
There appeared to be lots of campsites at the campground, but I had read on Tripadvisor that a site near the falls is nice. boy am I glad we did that...sort of. With the lovely sounds of the falls and being so close to the water and the action, that is alos a downside. We had lots of people trying to cut through our campsite to get to the falls and we were camped next to a rather permanent-looking encampment. The people there didn't seem to bother anybody, but the first night (a Sunday) they were up and down, getting on their ATVs to go somewhere and back. Maybe the bathroom?!?! Dunno. Also the first night, at about 3, a group of people cam right through our campsite on their way somewhere. Not the best feeling in general, especially when you have 4 young children in tow.
Our campsite was dirty when we got there, and we had to do a lot of cleaning. Literally as we arrived to our site, we caught someone walking off with our picnic table. When we talked to them about it, they said that their had been taken. So, even though the guys at the gate were nice enough, they didn't do a whole lot at all to police things; there were LOTS of people there just to swim parking in empty campsites, etc., to enjoy the Falls.
When I read what I wrote, I guess I have to say the reason why I gave it 3 stars is because we are a hardy bunch and loved the Falls! the campsite, just a pass.
- Also Known As:
- Trowbridge Falls Campgrounds Hotel Thunder Bay
- Trowbridge Falls Campgrounds Thunder Bay, Ontario