I prefer staying in a provincial or national park, but Rouillard Campground has grown on me. This is a family-owned campground, and they are very nice people. They gave us a nice, quiet spot, and they work very hard to make you comfortable and provide everything you need. Maybe a little early, but they are decorating for Halloween. Some people live here and go to every day jobs. Some are retired, while some come and stay all summer. Others, like us, are passing through. It is interesting to see the variety. As we were working very hard to find a campground for our next stop, I went into the office and kiddingly asked for a double expresso. The young lady, who had always been so nice, pulled up Columbia Supreme Keurig cup. As we left, Martha went back in and told her how much we enjoyed our stay.
This is the most amazing campground. It is like Disneyland for kids, only better. There are no lines because there are so many things to do. People flock in from everywhere, bringing the entire family. Some let the kids out while they are waiting to register. Then they follow their camper on bicycles or skateboards or on foot. There is everything here, but the main feature is a natural stream they have made perfect for tubing and rafting, and what better to do on a hot, summer day. This is the kind of place you can turn the kids loose and they come back for meals. Little, teeny kids are riding bikes with training wheels, just whizzing around, smiling and laughing. Feed the ducks, climb on all kinds of devices, do a zip line, go play pingpong in the game room, hike or bike trails, play basketball, miniature golf or volleyball, make campfires and roast marshmallows.
This is the last weekend before school, so it was packed this weekend. Every spot must have been filled. We met several very nice families and enjoyed listening to whistling, loving fathers and laughing kids. It’s a lot of work to come in, set up tents or pop-up campers, unload bikes and rafts, and fix meals. Everyone has to pitch in, and they do. I cannot believe I didn’t see anyone get hurt. Oh sure, there were bike spills, but there was no screaming. They just got back up and went on. It is very entertaining to watch how people set up, take it down, cook and clean up.
JoAnne and her husband are the owners, and they run a great show. They have the best website I have seen for booking and selecting a spot! We came because it is close to Jaques Cartier National Park, and we need electric, and it’s also an easy drive to Quebec City. We booked two nights and then kept adding on until we stayed five nights. JoAnne was super in helping me connect to WIFI with my Mac. Thank you JoAnne!