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Old 04-11-2012, 01:42 PM   #11
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Just thinking out loud here but how much is a night up nort ?
Iowa dnr camp grounds. on average
full hook up 18.00 a night water/elec/sewer
ele/water 16.00 a night
elec only but have water available upon entry 14.00 a night

state camp grounds pretty much mirror the dnr

private has a huge range
28.00 to 38.00 a night . some have full hookup,most have water/electrical .

btw off season rates drop everything by 2.00
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Old 04-11-2012, 02:10 PM   #12
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Our PP range from $37.25 to $46.50 for hydro only and a shower house. The price includes the HST (tax).
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Old 04-12-2012, 09:39 AM   #13
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I really don't mind paying the higher price to stay at a Provincial Park.

With government b#ll $h17 being what is and what it always will be, our province fails to adequately fund our parks, and contribute a measly 25% of the total monies needed to maintain them, causing our user fees to go up and up.....but lets not get talking about the government.... :/
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Old 04-12-2012, 10:10 AM   #14
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I agree that Ontario Provincial Parks are a tad expensive, but they do tend to offer a different experience.

I still prefer them over private campgrounds and believe the price is well worth it, for us that is.

It's all about what you want.
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Old 04-12-2012, 12:24 PM   #15
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I find that most provincial parks are older and the sites are too small for a 34' TT. We have tried camping at several different PP. We also found that the price is no lower then the private parks. At a private park you can get W/E and very often full hookups where as the PP only offer electric and then you need a mile of cord to reach the post.
And you also get a long list of crazy rules that limit your experience to that of a prison!! IMO!! Of course!!

I much prefer to enjoy my stay without having to spend an hour reading the rules and wondering when I will break one.

I was at a park last season that wouldn't allow me to walk my dog after 10pm. So a walk to the beach to watch the sunset was out of the question. Fires had to be out by 11pm. Kids on the site by dusk. Wow what a fun camping experience. Oh and to top it all off the neighbours snored!!
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No not forget the firewood ban and the drinking of alcohol ban. The only good ban was the radio ban in a selected area, made for a quite weekend. Made reservations and told the person that we had a 34' trailer. She informed me that they had the perfect spot for our size trailer. When we got to the site it would be hard to get a 18' into the area. The site was large enough for our trailer, it was a drive through and the turn in and out were impossible to made without hitting the underbrush and scratching the side of the trailer. The parks are old and need to be upgraded. They were built when the trailers were shorter and they did not have slide outs.
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Old 04-12-2012, 01:21 PM   #17
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I agree that Ontario Provincial Parks are a tad expensive, but they do tend to offer a different experience.

I still prefer them over private campgrounds and believe the price is well worth it, for us that is.

It's all about what you want.
Agreed! A different type of experience in provincial parks than public CG. I haven't seen many private CG yet but always loom for the ones offering more privacy than amenities. We have no kids (except for the 3 furry one) so don't need all the bells and whistle.
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Old 04-12-2012, 02:56 PM   #18
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Welcome to the forum. I used to spend alot of time in the PP in the late 70's-early 80's and loved it!!! Alot of fond memories, so I'm sorry to hear they are not what they used to be. You are more then welcome in the MN state parks!!! Beautiful all of them!!!
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Old 04-12-2012, 11:50 PM   #19
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My DW likes to refer to me as being frugile. I call it down right cheap. We bought the book "Free or Cheap campsites". We enjoy the forestry campsites. Part of the contracts with the government for harvesting tree was and is they must build campsites and maintain them. This is Boonie Camping and the ammenity is the pit toilet or maybe not. These campsites are free, off the beaten path so it limits the number of users.
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we camp exclusively at ontario provincial parks .. ask away ...

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Ok!
How about Pancake Bay and Point Farms?
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