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Old 06-19-2011, 06:40 PM   #1
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Looking for a nice CP in this area. Is it better to stay on the U.S. side or the canadian side? I have been up there several times...but never camping. We will be traveling with our 38' MH and my SIL has a 34' 5er. We will be traveling in August and looking for some good suggestions. Thanks.
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Looking for a nice CP in this area. Is it better to stay on the U.S. side or the canadian side? I have been up there several times...but never camping. We will be traveling with our 38' MH and my SIL has a 34' 5er. We will be traveling in August and looking for some good suggestions. Thanks.
Check out four mile creek state park. I'm going there next week on recomendations from this forum. Looks like a great place.
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Looking for a nice CP in this area. Is it better to stay on the U.S. side or the canadian side? I have been up there several times...but never camping. We will be traveling with our 38' MH and my SIL has a 34' 5er. We will be traveling in August and looking for some good suggestions. Thanks.
On the Canadian side there is Shalamar at Niagara on the Lake. Sites could be larger, but acceptable. On the American side we usually stay at Grand Island KOA. Nice sites. Not the closest but we like it. Possible drawback, Grand Island Amusement Park is nearby. You may run into lots of kids.

Golden Hill State Park, about 20 miles away is very quiet and has several water and electric sites and most would handle a 34'er. Nice view of the lake, sunset views, lighthouse to tour. Drawback, w&e sites are hard to get sometimes.
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KOA Niagara Can side.... pricey but not bad........should be easy to get a site as very few Americans come to Canada these days.
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I've stayed at the KOA on both sides a couple of years ago and in May this year stayed at Four Mile Park. If I were to do it again I think I'd opt for the Canada KOA. I presume the city bus still stops almost in front of the Canada KOA and drops you off right at the falls. Much easier than the drive in from the Grand Isle KOA or Four Mile State Park and NO PARKING problems that way.
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Old 06-19-2011, 10:09 PM   #6
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My SIL and her hubby want to stay on the american side. For whatever the reasonthey don't wont to have to worry about the border patrol scouring through their 5er. My theory is that they can search through anything they want. IMO, the majority of the attractions are on the canadian side and if we stay on the U.S. side we would have to travel across the border each day to see the sights. Oh I love the inlaws!
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Pacevette- They may not want the expense of obtaining passports (necessary for returning to the USA-not canada). american KOA is extermely high priced/ noisy/ and certain sites flood during rains. (been there more than once over the years. Best CG are one the Canadian side (either KOA or on the opposite side of the road from KOA) Canadian entry is hassle free (if you are not carrying prohibited items) and the same returning to the USA. Use the Peace Bridge entrance (truck route)
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We were there in our MH about 3 weeks ago. The Canadian side is where the real views are. Crossing the border in Michigan was no big deal. We stayed at the KOA and it was nice.

We had our jeep, but the bus to the falls is literally across the street from the campground.

Also, if you have one of the enhanced drivers lic, you can use that to get back into the US in lieu of a passport.

We did the falls and Maid of the Mist, had dinner at The Keg which has a wonderful view of the falls. Also did the buffet dinner the previous day at the Skylon tower (think Space Needle without the drizzle, 56F temps and disaffected youth). All very nice!
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it's about the wasted time

I agree with the in-laws.
No way that I want to spend any more time sitting at customs than I have to.

The agents might have time to spend scouring my MH but i don't have that time.

I will stay on the American side and take my toad thru customs - much less for them to scour should they decide on it.
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Stayed at KOA Canada, and had easy access to down town via the bus which stops in front of the CG. Tha Canadians do a light show on the falls which is very nice, of coarse you must be on the Canadian side to be able to fully enjoy it. Great dinner theater right next to the CG.
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We are all still hashing it out....but thank you for all of gut recommendations. Very helpful!
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I stayed on Grand Island KOA, site was so close to other rv I had to ask before he put out slide to get my sewer hose out. If i had a slide it would not have been able to be put out. Other side was a camper full of people drinking with fire going, ashes landed on my motor home. I was at the end of the koa park that is next to the train in the park next door, sites where gravel. Price to high for the one night.
Never will go there again.
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Can't say enough good about Four Mile Creek State Park! Huge spaces, 100 feet from Lk. Ontario and near Ft. Niagara which we found as interesting as the Falls. The 4 lane divided highway to Niagara was never crowded and took all of 12-15 minutes. Hwy. 18 eastbound along Lk. Ontario to Thirty Mile Lighthouse (tours available) was interesting.
As you'll note on the NY state park web site, the price is right - note some sites have sewer - some do not.
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Can't say enough good about Four Mile Creek State Park! Huge spaces, 100 feet from Lk. Ontario and near Ft. Niagara which we found as interesting as the Falls. The 4 lane divided highway to Niagara was never crowded and took all of 12-15 minutes. Hwy. 18 eastbound along Lk. Ontario to Thirty Mile Lighthouse (tours available) was interesting.
As you'll note on the NY state park web site, the price is right - note some sites have sewer - some do not.
I'm here now because of your previous posts. Thank you. Its all you said it is.
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