Seasonal camping on beautiful Gillies Lake

Seasonal Camping

Mountain Trout Camp is a home away from home for our many seasonal campers. There is a sense of community and it is a joy seeing children of all ages make friends and play outdoors. The seasonal sites at Mountain Trout Camp are spacious, private and surrounded by trees.

Seasonal campsites are rated Bronze, Silver, Gold or Waterfront based on the size and location of the lot, plus an annual winter storage fee. A one-time setup fee and security deposit also apply. All lots include 30 amp metered hydro, water, and sewage. See below for rates, and rules and other information for seasonal campers.

Beginning 2022 season, we are offering seasonal or monthly trailer rentals. Inquire for more information. 

See below for an updated list of available open sites and trailers for sale. Contact us with any questions.

Open Sites

Currently, there are no open sites available.
Please contact us to be put on our wait list. 

Trailers for Sale

There are currently no trailers for sale

Check back again soon or contact us to be notified when new trailers are listed for sale.

Seasonal Camper Rates, Rules & Info

 

Subject to change with or without notice. Taxes are in addition to rates and fees listed.

Rates

  • Seasonal sites – Bronze = $2,500. Silver = $2,850. Gold = $3,200.

  • Winter Storage ‐ $400 fee to store trailer and/or belongings from October 17, 2022 to April 27, 2023.

  • Trailer Sales ‐ Management acts as a broker on all trailer sales and receives 10% of sale price . All potential purchasers must be pre‐approved by Owner.

  • Administrative fee ‐ $500 – One‐time setup fee for new seasonal campers.

  • Site deposit - $200 - Refunded when vacating site as long as no cleanup, damage, or outstanding payments.

  • Hydro – Additional fee based on metered usage.

  • Visitor – Per night or for a day visit. $15 when Occupant not present (subject to pre‐approval). $5 per night or for a day visit when Occupant is present. Persons 15 and under are free.

  • Septic – Each seasonal site has a 250‐gallon septic holding tank. First three pump‐outs each season are free. Each additional pump‐out costs $40. $10 per quarter tank for the final pump‐out of season if already had three pump‐outs.

  • 420 lb Propane Tank Rental – Optional propane tank rental. $50 per year. $150 installation fee. Holds 380 liters. Inquire about per liter price.

  • Trailer Help – General help $30 / hr (min 1 hour). Winterization $80. De‐winterization $30.

Rules & Information

In addition to the Park Rules (see PDF at the bottom of the page), the following rules apply to seasonal campers (Occupants) and their visitors.

Visitors

  • A visitor is anyone visiting the Site, other than the Occupant and any persons 24 years of age or under who live in the same household as the Occupant. The Occupant must be present in order to have visitors, unless otherwise arranged and approved in advance by the Owner. Visitor fees (see above) apply to persons 25 and over living in same household as the Occupant.

  • Visitors must be registered prior to or at the time of their arrival, and not afterward. Occupant can register visitors in person at the office, or by phone, email, or text. Please include the number of visitors aged 15 and under, 16 and over, their arrival and departure dates, and whether they require visitor parking (please provide car make, model and colour only if parking is required). The fee for visitors registered in advance will automatically be added to Occupant’s tab.

  • The License of Occupation must be operative and in good standing for visitors to access the Site. Owner reserves the right to ask visitors for ID, limit the number of visitors, or to refuse visitors entry into the Park, at its sole discretion.

 

Tabs & Invoices

  • An invoice is required before sending payment, unless paying in person at the office. Invoices are provided by email and can be paid in person by debit, Visa debit, cash, credit card, Apple Pay or Google Pay; online by credit card, Visa debit, Apple Pay or Google Pay; over the phone by credit card or visa Debit; e-transfer to camping@mountaintroutcamp.com; or by cheque. For e-transfers, security question/answer are not required. For invoices of $2,000 or more paid by etransfer, a $20 credit will be added to the Occupant’s tab.

  • Owner will invoice tabs and hydro fees to Occupant within a week after Park closing, or upon the Occupant vacating the site. The Owner will monitor the tab throughout the season and if it reaches approximately $200 before end of season, the Owner will issue an invoice. Owner can, at any time, refuse to offer a tab and/or request full payment.

  • Payments must be received by the invoice due date.

 

Trailer, Site, Site Improvements & Maintenance

  • Mountain Trout Camp seasonal campsites are for recreational camping only. Mountain Trout Camp does not provide permanent residency during the camping season. Occupant must not occupy their Site for longer than 149 days per season, and each visit must not be longer than 28 days.

  • Occupant must not attempt to sell, transfer, lease, sublet, or assign the campsite and the responsibilities, privileges, and obligations provided under the License of Occupation, in total or in part, to another person. All trailer sales must be preapproved by Owner to any potential buyer. Owner has the right to not approve a buyer, with or without reason. A 10% fee must be paid to Owner for all trailer sales. The buyer is responsible for paying this fee directly to the Owner by deducting that amount from what is owed to the seller. No for sale signs are permitted anywhere on Occupant’s site.

  • Owner or campground staff have full access to the Site at any time, whether Occupant is present or not.

  • Trailers must be roadworthy licenced and insured at all times. Trailers must be positioned on a Site to allow for expeditious removal. Although there is no age limit on trailers, all trailers need to be sufficiently maintained and in reasonable condition. Trailers which are deemed unsuitable must be replaced or removed at Owner discretion.

  • Site must be kept clean and tidy at all times. This includes decks, sheds, equipment and any other items or structures that may be onsite. Renovation material may not be stored outdoors. Occupant is responsible for yard maintenance (including lawn trimming) and landscaping. If the Owner has to maintain the Site due to the Occupant’s neglect, the Occupant will be charged a fee.

  • All structures are considered temporary fixtures. Structures must be moved or disassembled upon vacating site unless special arrangements have been made with Owner. Any site improvement must be pre-approved by Owner. This includes planting trees or bushes, clearing of branches/trees/bushes, decks, gravel, fences, sheds, gazebos or bunkies. Occupant must provide Owner with detailed descriptions of planned modification of site. No compromises will be made for non-compliant site improvements which occur without prior approval from Owner.

  • The maximum permitted size for a shed or bunkie is 100 square feet. Common dimensions are 10’x10’ or 8’x12’. The maximum exterior height is 10 feet from the ground for a flat roof, and 11 feet from ground for a top angle roof. Each site is limited to having one shed and one bunkie. Sunrooms, Florida rooms and add-a-rooms are not allowed, except those that are prefabricated and specifically designated for park model trailers. All prefabricated add-a-rooms and sunrooms must be pre-approved by Owner. The Occupant will be charged a Structure surcharge fee for any Site structure that results in the Owner’s property taxes being increased as a result of the structure being added.

  • No alterations, construction or encroachments of any kind are allowed beyond the boundaries of Occupant site.

  • Affixing anything to a tree, including clotheslines or signs, is not permitted. Birdhouses are the only exception.

  • Pre-approved site improvements can occur only between opening day and the Wednesday before Victoria Day weekend and between the Wednesday after Labour Day to the Wednesday before Thanksgiving weekend.

  • 420 lb propane tanks can be topped up twice a season (after Victoria Day in May and after Civic Holiday in August). It is the Occupant's responsibility to advise Owner whether they require a top-up (a reminder will be sent out beforehand).

  • Outdoor fridges are only permitted if secured inside a shelter or structure, such as a shed or bunkie.

  • The Occupant is not permitted to receive mail or parcels at the campground address. Any other type of delivery must be pre-approved by Owner.

  • Occupant is responsible for monitoring how full their septic holding tank is and must request a pump-out when the tank is 2/3 full or more. A $20 surcharge will occur for pump-outs requested for tanks less than 2/3 full. There is no fee for the first three pump-outs per season. Each additional pump-out costs $40. If three pump-outs have already been made before end of season, then the final pump-out will be charged $10 per quarter tank. If during a pump-out the tank overflows when the cap is removed, a $20 clean up fee will be charged to Occupant. Owner offers pump-outs once a week on Mondays. Occupant must notify Owner by end of day the previous Sunday (min. 1 day’s notice) if they need a pump-out.

  • Please recycle by using the blue bins near the large brown garbage bin. Avoid throwing recyclables in the garbage. Owner is responsible for sorting recycling, including all liquor/beer cans and bottles. Plastic bags are non-recyclable. The big brown cardboard bin is for staff use only; please put cardboard in the blue bins. Batteries can be dropped off in the office for recycling.

  • Cooled firepit ashes can be put in the metal cans located behind the brown garbage bin.

  • Leaves can be put in large brown garbage bin or along the pile of rocks on Wyonch Lane.

  • No outside garbage or recycling can be brought in and disposed of in the campground bins.

 

Boat & Vehicle Parking

  • Vehicles or trailers parked in visitors parking must be pre-approved and registered at the office. A $5 fee per day will be added to Occupant’s tab.

  • Occupant must be preapproved from Owner to park boats on shoreline or against the rock wall. Occupant must clearly identify the boat to Owner. Boats can only be parked when the Occupant is at the Park. There is a charge of $5/day for parking a fishing boat on the shoreline. Kayaks and canoes are free to park along the rock wall.

  • See Rate Sheet for 2022 boat slip and trailer storage fees. Seasonal boat slips are available on a first come, first serve basis. Owner does not guarantee Occupant the same boat slip and may switch boat slips throughout the season if required. Occupant is responsible for monitoring their boat. Owner is not liable if any damage or theft that may occur. When approaching our Marina, ensure travelling speed is low and look out for swimmer safety. No music permitted in boats parked on boat slip. Please note, assigned boat slips may be cancelled or changed as needed. If cancelled, the refund will be prorated.

 

Pets & Recreational Vehicles

  • One dog per site is permitted. Seasonal campers who owned more than one dog prior to May 14, 2021 are grandfathered to allow more than one dog, for the lifespan of the dog(s). After the lifespan of the additional dog(s), the Occupant’s limit will be one dog.

  • As of end of 2021 season, the use of recreational vehicles such as motorcycles, dirt bikes, mopeds, ATVs or golf carts are no longer allowed. Storage of these vehicles is permitted, however, use within the campground is not. If Occupant used such a vehicle during the 2021 season, the vehicle will be grandfathered strictly for entering and exiting campground, or for pulling a boat in and out of the water. If Occupant used a recreational vehicle during the 2021 season, please contact the Owner for registration. Owner at any time may limit usage or cancel grandfather system for any reason to any Occupant. Occupant agrees to have liability insurance for recreational vehicles.

 

Misc.

  • Owner requires at least three days’ notice for firewood delivery. Occupant is responsible for stacking their own wood.

  • Posting of signs must be pre-approved by Owner. 

  • Advertising of business activity to other campers is prohibited. Conducting business activity that requires customers to visit Occupant trailer is also prohibited.

  • Owner encourages Occupant to share any type of concerns, including noise concerns, which will be treated with strict confidentiality. Owner takes it seriously when campers are negatively affecting the enjoyment of other campers.

  • Unless Occupant notifies Owner otherwise, Occupant agrees that Owner can post pictures and videos on Mountain Trout Camp website and social media for promotional purposes.