A stay at Thunderbird RV Park in Campbell River

Choosing where to stay is one of the main factors that determine how much you’ll enjoy a given place. Seeing the city of Campbell River was the reason we were staying 2 nights, so getting an RV park close to everything was important. That made Thunderbird RV Park the easy choice. It was perfect for our needs, and I gave them top marks on my TripAdvisor review.

The drive to the park on paved roads was a nice change, and as soon as we saw the location in person (we had looked at it on Google Maps), our hopes were very high for a quality stay. The entrance is a bit tight, and it’s not really clear which way you need to go once you pull in. I had actually come in the first entrance off Spit Road , which, although it takes you past all the seasonal/permanent residents, is easier to understand.

Thunderbird RV Park in Campbell River, BC
The 3 staff members in the office were friendly and professional, and check-in was quick and easy. The cost for 2 nights was $80 plus $4 tax.

Thunderbird RV Park in Campbell River, BC
We got a site in the middle row, which is pull-through, has 30 amp power, and is wide enough for both the RV and Tracker. It’s level, gravel, and has a picnic table. The 2 outside rows also have firepits. I paid $3 for the Premium wifi package, and it was quite fast for email and browsing.

Thunderbird RV Park in Campbell River, BC
Thunderbird RV Park’s location on Tyee Spit gives great views of Discovery Passage (over/through a chain link fence) from the first row of RV sites, and obstructed views from the middle row. A waterfront walking trail on the opposite side of the road is great for walking dogs, and being close to the float plane base is a bonus for me, as I love watching them.

Thunderbird RV Park in Campbell River, BC
The bathrooms, located beside the office are clean and modern, but small. There are only 2 toilet stalls in the men’s, and one of the door locks was broken, so really only one if you value privacy.

Thunderbird RV Park in Campbell River, BC

Thunderbird RV Park in Campbell River, BC
Firewood is $8 for a wheelbarrow load, and the neat garbage/recycling area allows campers to do a fairly wide range of recycling.

Thunderbird RV Park in Campbell River, BC

In summary, we were really pleased with our stay at Thunderbird RV Park and wouldn’t hesitate to stay there again.



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