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Bingemans: Camping in Kitchener

Lots of Roadtrekers have plans to make a pilgrimage to the headquarters and main factory of Roadtrek Motorhomes in Kitchener, Ontario. Canada. What may don’t realize is that just one mile down Shirley Avenue from the Roadtrek factory is a campground that in itself makes a great RV geataway.

 

Some spots are right on the Grand River
Some spots are right on the Grand River

The place is called Bingemans and it’s really a complex of summertime amusements, a camping resort complete with a huge water park, golf course, paintball range, access to canoeing or kayaking on the Grand River and a summer full of festivals, special events and concerts.

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The Grand River is a great place to fish, kayak or canoe

The Grand River is the largest river entirely within southern Ontario’s boundaries. The river owes its size to the unusual fact that it has its source relatively close to the base of the Bruce Peninsula, yet flows southwards to Lake Erie. It is a great fishing spot, with bass, trout, walleye and numerous other other species.

Camping spots are flat
Camping spots are flat

It has over 450 campsites, although 150 of them are set aside for seasonal camping. You can get sites with no hook-ups, electricity and water, and full service pull through sites for larger RV’s. I’ve stayed there many times and, with a group of 50 Roadtrekers, will do so again in mid July.

Gary, the manager, has told me that if you mention Roadtrek, he will offer special pricing.

Camping spots, once you get down the road and the hill from the seasonal campers up by the front office, are flat and spacious, with firepits, picnic tables and lots of shade trees.

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Grassy, shady and spacious spots abound

In previous years, I’ve not been impressed with the bathrooms and showers. Two years ago, on my first visit, they were pretty dirty. Last year, the main bathroom was repaired and expanded. When Jennifer and I visited a few days ago, we both did a quick inspection and found them very clean and neat, despite their rather spartan appearance.

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Bingemans is on Shirley Avenue, just one mile east of the Roadtrek factory

 

To get to Roadtrek, just turn right (west) at the gate. Roadtrek’s factory consists of a 120,000 sq. ft. main assembly plant with a state-of-the-art 30,000 sq. ft. paint facility. Tours are available Monday through Friday at 10:00 am or 2:00 p.m.

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Roadtrek factory tours are held during the week. Call ahead for availability

The factory is closed weekends, between Christmas and New Year and all Canadian holidays and for a two week summer shutdown.

It’s important that, if you want a tour, tat you call ahead. Space is limited. Contact the comoany at [email protected] or call 1-888-ROADTREK to make a reservation.

 

 

3 thoughts on “Bingemans: Camping in Kitchener”

  1. Barbara Dalderis

    We’ve been lucky enough to visit the factory three times. Bingeman’s is close to the factory and nice. We’ve also enjoyed Green Acres RV Park near Waterloo. But now that we have a CS Adventurous we may boondock!!

  2. I’m glad to hear that Bingeman’s has improved so much because when we were there at the end of the season in 2008 it was a disaster to say the least. We moved the next day to Green Acres with its landscaped grounds, many flowers and summer time college help for a very well run family owned campground. Will have to try B next time.

  3. Just wondering about the date. I would love to attend if there are enough sites available.

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