***  CAMPSITES IN POLAND  ***

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INTERACTIVE MAP :

As a source of help to fellow travellers, the interactive map (right) gives the location of all the campsites used by us in Poland and Western Lithuania during our summer 2010 trip.

Each site links to the chart below which gives details of:

  • campsite name, location, and GPS co-ordinates
  • date of our stay
  • cost per night including any discounts
  • campsite features together with our comments
  • assessment-rating

Campsites are rated on a scale +5 (excellent) through to -5 (dreadful); we have tried to be as objective and consistent as possible, basing our assessment on standards specifically applicable to Poland, over the following criteria:

  • attitudes shown, the welcome we received, and standards of hospitality and helpfulness
  • location and setting
  • standard of facilities
  • price and value for money

Prices are quoted in Polish Złoty - current exchange rate around 4.5zł to the pound sterling.

It is important to stress that comments given relate purely to the dates of our stay which in many cases was peak holiday season. Other sources of campsite information and listings are given on the Travel Tips Page.

Click on the campsite locations to link to details in the chart below 

Awarded  Trip's
Best Campsites
accolade,
rated at +5

 

Highly commended,
awarded +4 rating

NOT recommended:
poor hospitality, poor value, or poor facilities
SITE NAME LOCATION and
GPS COORDINATES
DATE of STAY COST per NIGHT FEATURES and COMMENTS RATING
+5 excellent

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-5 dreadful
THE JOURNEY OUT:  
Camping Bouscarel, Calais, France In Oye Plage village just east of Calais
GPS:
N-50.98653
E-2.04749
20 June €19.21 2-star site open all year round and convenient for Calais/Dunkerque ferries; pleasant welcome from owner; plenty space for visitors away from statics; modern, clean facilities; boulangerie and supermarket in nearby Oye Plage village; slightly expensive for basic site +3
Camping Warnsborn, Arnhem, Holland
Western outskirts of Arnhem

GPS:
N-52.007261
E-5.871377
21~22 June




€19.20
inc CCI discount
Set in pleasant parkland in western outskirts of Arnhem, with trees for shade; very friendly and hospitable welcome from family owners; helpful welcome-pack provided with town plan and details of buses into Arnhem from bus stop just outside camp; modern and clean facilities, bread for sale on order, free wi-fi internet; Airborne Museum at 2 miles away at Oosterbeek

Campsite web site

+5
City Campingplatz,
Kleinmachnow,
Berlin, Germany
Exit 5 Kleinmachnow off A115 into Berlin; site on banks of Teltowkanal

GPS:
N-52.400128
E-13.178959
23~24 June €20.50 Faultlessly helpful and hospitable welcome with city plans and instruction for public transport (bus and S-Bahn train) and day-ticket from Wannsee for 10 km journey into Berlin centre; pleasant setting along canal embankment with good E~W orientation for morning/evening sun; modern and spotlessly clean facilities with hot water; riverside bar-restaurant selling local draught beer; slightly expensive but good value given all the site's ++ points
Campsite web site
+5

 

POLAND

WIELKOPOLSKA and SW POLAND: 
Camping Malta, Poznań (155) By Lake Malta  east of Poznań centre

GPS:
N-52.4034
E-16.983726
25~26 June 80zł demanded,
BUT
64zł paid
in line with price on their internet site
Modern site but over-pretentious and over-priced: utterly over-surly, unhelpful and unwelcoming reception staff - getting any information was like drawing teeth; hedged pitches set among bungalows by hotel near Lake Malta, facilities modern, but no hot water in wash-ups; 10 minutes' walk for #8 tram to Poznań centre with supermarket near to tram-stop; 2010 price published on their website as 64zł/night, but unannounced increase to outrageous 80zł which we refused to pay.  No other campsite in Poznań which is well worth visiting, but Camping Malta exploits its monopoly and is NOT RECOMMENDED -1








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Camping Albatros,  Stęszew (29) Set among pine trees by Lake Lipno at edge of Stęszew
GPS:
N-52.283623
E-16.723552
27~28 June 40zł On arrival, site appeared locked, but in fact a pleasant welcome from lady-owner, altho no English spoken; campsite very run-down, set in rough ground with flies and midges from long grass, under high pine trees with antiquated power supplies; in wet weather, stay up in higher area; Lake Lipno attracted crowds from village, but no security problems; facilities antiquated but perfectly serviceable with hot water +3





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Ośrodek Jelonek, Karpicko, Wolsztyn Northern of Kapicko village near Wolsztyn
GPS:
N-52.13844
E-16.124411
29~30 June 40zł Our intended campsite in Wolsztyn, Camping Ustronie was now closed; by chance we found Ośrodek (Holiday Camp) Jelonek near to a hotel on outskirts of Karpicko village, and were welcomed by the warden who cleared space for us to camp between the huts, with power, toilets and shower; altho not ideal, when faced with no alternative, this was a lucky chance find, and very welcoming +3




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Camping Mały Raj, Stypułów (138)
Off side lane in  village of Stypułów south of Kozuchów
GPS:
N-51.704722
E-15.541667
1~3 July 48zł Overwhelmingly hospitable welcome from Dutch-Polish owners; camping area set in paddock/orchard behind family house in remote hamlet of Stypułów, approached via poorly signed dirt-lane; facilities modern and clean with hot water, washing/drying machine and water-fill hose; honey, jam, beers and home-made wine for sale; the name Mały Raj means 'Little Paradise' and it truly is. Stalag Luft III POW camp 10 kms away in Żagań
Campsite web site
+5






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LOWER and UPPER SILESIA: 
Camping Wiśniowa Polana, Miłków , near Karpacz (142)
Near Miłków village and Karpacz
GPS:
N-50.805989
E-15.767741
4~5 July 45zł
inc 10% CCI discount
Pleasant welcome from German-speaking staff; delightful linear setting, grassy and tree-shaded along riverbank, with views of Karkonosze Hills skyline; but riverside beaches and bathing pools crowded at weekend with day-trippers; facilities limited but clean, with hot water and kitchen; short drive to Karpsz for ski-lifts to Karkonosze Hills and Śnieżka peak on Czech border +4







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Camping Leśny Dwór, Wolibórz, near Nowa Ruda  (196)
 
East of  Wolibórz village near Nowa Ruda in Lower Silesia
GPS:
N-50.589204
E-16.579313
6~7 July




43.80zł
inc 10% CCI discount
Friendly, helpful and hospitable welcome; site is set on terraced hillside in tree-lined grounds of former manor house which is now a hotel; facilities inside the hotel/manor house - good kitchen with hot water for washing up and WCs/showers in basement, modern and clean; free wi-fi internet; very good value at 43.80zł
Campsite web site
+5





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Camping OSIR Polanica Zdroj Sports compex at spa-town of Polanica Zdroj
GPS:
N-50.413333
E-16.512222
8~9 July



 
49zł Perfunctory welcome at reception; campsite is set within a sporting holiday complex (Ośrodek Sportu - OSIR) with high levels of ambient noise from crowds of holiday-making youngsters; hedged pitches but in deep shade and wet ground; facilities rather care-worn, but functional and clean with hot water; poor value given what was on offer
Camping Lossanna at nearby Kłodzko a TOTAL NO-NO: semi-derelict dump on hillside in former Prussian fortress, and charging 60zł a night!
+2







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Camping Stadion Olimpijski, Wrocław  (117) In northern suburbs of Wrocław, next to Stadium
GPS:
N-51.117398
E-17.090693
10~12 July


 
60 Pleasant and helpful welcome from owners who provided city map, tram details and tickets for city visit; large open field with little shade, next to rather passé stadium; tends to be crowded with large groups; trams #9,12 or 17 from stop just outside site; very old-fashioned and primitive facilities, totally inadequate for size of site, but hot water and kept clean; very expensive at 60zł/night considering poor facilities; Wrocław is wonderful city to visit and don't miss the Racławice Panoramic Painting +2






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Camping Katowice  (215)
 
At motorway junction south of Katowice

GPS:
N-50.243611
E-19.047778
13 July 57zł
inc 10% CCI discount
When you eventually escape from the surrounding motorways and aggressive traffic and finally reach the site, the gates will probably be locked, but warden will come down and admit you; the setting could not be much worse, amid inescapable motorways and poorly signed it is pretty inaccessible and overwhelmed with traffic noise; once you do find your way in, the site is OK  but ground slopes badly; facilities modern and clean with plenty of hot water in showers and wash-ups; site run by Katowice city authorities and expensive +2






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MAŁOPOLSKA: 
Centre for Dialogue and Prayer, Oświęcim (Auschwitz) In suburbs of Oświęcim, just around from Auschwitz site

GPS:
N-50.023375
E-19.19908
14~15 July





50zł Religious institution with delightful camping area in parkland grounds, just 10 minutes walk from Auschwitz 1 Museum site; very pleasant and helpful welcome from the English-speaking staff; camping area quite separate from the religious institution, set in delightful gardens with its own modern and clean facilities block, but only small trees for shade; some noise  from youth groups visiting the centre; free wi-fi internet in restaurant area; good value given setting and facilities and proximity to Auschwitz                     Campsite web site +5







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Camping Ojców Ojców village in small National Park
GPS:
N-50.217502
E-19.834785
 
16~18 July


40zł Rather gruffly unwelcoming owner, no English spoken; informal and straightforward campsite in small paddock behind bar-pension in Ojców village, pleasant setting in wooded valley in Ojców National Park; basic and limited facilities but peasant bar-terrace; free wi-fi internet within range from nearby restaurant
Camping Złota Góra in wooded hills above village even more basic and primitive
+2





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Camping Smok, Kraków Western suburbs of Kraków

GPS:
N-50.047605
E-14.76943
19~21 July 80zł
less 5% discount
74zł
Welcome - there was none! Totally surly, complacent and unhelpful owners: no city plans, limited supply of tickets for bus into city - getting information was like drawing teeth! Lower camping area in open waterlogged field, overwhelmed by traffic noise and rowdy groups of youngsters; upper area better but limited space; wholly inadequate and unclean facilities meaning queues for showers; excessively expensive -2





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Camping Ustup, Zapopane  (207)
3km north of Zakopane centre

GPS:
N-49.322185
E-19.985665

NB GPS given on ACSI site totally wrong

22~26 July 65zł Hospitable welcomes do not come any better than this; the family-run campsite totally concerned for their guests' well-being, nothing is too much trouble; terraced open field alongside mountain stream with views looking up to Tatra Mountains and pine-covered hillside; facilities modern and continuously cleaned, washing machine; hot water brought out for washing up; well-stocked supermarket just round corner; ATM at nearby garage; mini-buses along main road to Zakopane; rather expensive but you get a super service +5

               
 


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Camping Polana Sosny, Niedzica, Pieniny  (38)
Just below the Czorsztyn dam near to Niedzica village and Slovak border

GPS:
N-49.405165
E-20.332603
27~29 July






49zł Smilingly positive and helpful welcome from English-speaking staff, nothing too much trouble; settings do not come much better than this - well-drained, flat meadow below Czorsztyn dam on banks of fast-flowing Dunajec river with beautiful views across to alpine houses of hillside village on opposite bank; facilities clean and modern in traditional wooden building, picnic tables, water-filling points, free wi-fi at reception; river-rafting on Dunajec, Slovak open-border just beyond campsite; an excellent value, well thought-out and appointed site
Campsite web site
+5

               
 



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Camping PTTK Dom Turysty, Nowy Sącz  (87) In eastern suburbs of Nowy Sącz near skansen

GPS:
N-49.619722
E-20.715556
30 July 43zł Rather unsmiling and perfunctory welcome; large PTTK hostel with open camping area, in eastern suburbs of Nowy Sącz near skansen; limited power supplies and some traffic noise; facilities old-fashioned but clean; 1 wash-up sink in ladies' showers! pleasant bar-terrace on site; given all, reasonable value at 43zł +3






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CARPATHIAN FOOTHILLS:
Camping Tylawa, Dukla Farm site at Tylawa village, just off Route 9 to Dukla Pass
GPS:
N-49.472809
E-21.713791
31 July


 
25zł A delightfully straightforward farm site with warmly hospitable welcome; just off Route 9 to Dukla Pass in glorious wooded Carpathian foothills setting; basic but clean facilities with hot water in shower, hotel-bar and small shop in nearby village of Tylawa; farmer will rig power supply if you want it; best value campsite of trip at 25zł +4





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Camping Jawor, Solina, near Lesko   (248) Above Lake Solina

GPS:
N-49.394832
E-22.459488
1 Aug 35zł Hard to find, and when you do, you wondered why you bothered.
Functional welcome verging on the surly; Solina area near the Jawor dam and lake is overwhelmed with holiday-makers with all their noise and entertainment distractions; you fight a way through the crowds and traffic to reach campsite, next to a fairground overwhelmed with noise of discos; ground is filthy and muddy even in August fine weather; facilities sordidly grubby and dysfunctional - you avoided a shower for fear of coming out dirtier than when you went in
                            ** WORST CAMPSITE OF THE TRIP **
                           
** AVOID AT ALL COSTS **
-5









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Camping Tramp, Cisna in Bieszzczady Hills Near centre of Cisna village in Bieszczady Hills
GPS:
N-49.209131
E-
22.331471
2~3 Aug

 
28zł Basic site kept by a delightfully hospitable and welcoming couple and set close to centre of Cisna village in Bieszczady Hills; shops, bar-restaurants in village with Bieszczady Forest Railway 3 kms at Majdan; large open camping field alongside River Solinka and surrounded by pine forests; facilities basic but functional; owner will rig power supply if you want it; each evening campfire and BBQ under covered wooden shelter with singing, a delightfully memorable stay +5










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Camping Ustrzyki Górne, Bieszzczady Hills  (150)
 
At Ustrzyki Górne in heart of Bieszzczady Hills

GPS:
N-49.107759
E-22.650719
4~7 Aug 41zł Campsite kept by the PTTK tourist organisation, but with rude, surly staff with utterly indifferent attitudes; wonderful setting in heart of Bieszzczady Hills set against Ukraine border with first class walking on the surrounding hills and połoniny ridges; campsite is generally unkempt and uncared for, and becomes a swamp in hill country wet weather; facilities run down, grubby and dysfunctional; good if expensive shops in village; campsite's saving grace, in addition to glorious setting, is the separately run excellent bar-café on site with its good-humoured staff     +1


  
             
 


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Camping Biała Góra, Sanok  On hilltop above Biała Góra bridge and skansen at Sanok

GPS:
N-49.574894
E-22.204506
8~9 Aug 30zł A basic but very welcoming small huts-campsite, sited on hilltop above skansen at Sanok; approach via steep concrete roadway immediately behind 'wooden boat' café just at far side of Biała Góra bridge; no grass camping area, but use car park alongside huts with power supply; basic and straightforward facilities with kettle in kitchen for hot water for washing up; at 30zł/night, good value given hospitable welcome and walking access to Sanok Skansen and Icon Museum in centre of town +2







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Camping Pastewnik, Przeworsk  (221) By lake just north of Luhačovice spa

GPS:
N-49.12315
E-23.23956
10~11 Aug



61zł Friendly and business-like welcome from owner; rather damp camping area with shade from large trees but overwhelmed with traffic noise from main road and voracious midges; facilities old-fashioned but functional but with limited hot water; washing machine and free wi-fi internet; very pretentious and expensive restaurant with campsite alongside rather a passé afterthought, adequate for an overnight halt +3





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LUBLIN  PROVINCE:
Camping Duet, Zamośź  (253) Just off Route 74 west of Zamośź centre

GPS:
N-50.719445
E-18.01718
12 Aug





 
42zł
inc CCI discount
An average site within 15 minutes walking distance of Zamośź centre; perfunctory welcome from unsmiling lady owner; large grassy camping area with shade from large trees but limited power supplies restrict placing; some noise from nearby sports complex; facilities functional with ++ hot water; Zamośź old centre is delightful and be sure to try the local Zwierzymiec beer on draught at Rynek, also visit moving Rotunda memorial to 8,000 local people murdered by Germans in WW2 +3






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Agroturist-Ośrodek Okuninka, near Włodawa Small agroturist at edge of Okuninka village

GPS:
N-51.506238
E-23.524776
13~14 Aug 25zł Family-run agroturist holiday-camping with enthusiastic welcome from English-speaking enterprising owner; set in garden behind family house; facilities basic verging on the primitive; Okuninka is a lake-side rowdy holiday resort and only reason to come to here is to visit memorial site of Sobibór extermination camp near to Włodawa; this agroturist was only place we found to camp in the vicinity not overwhelmed by holiday-makers +2





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Camping Graf Marina, Lublin (65) By Lake Zemborzyck in southern suburbs of Lublin

GPS:
N-51.192222
E-22.527500
15~18 Aug 38zł
inc 10% CCI discount
Only campsite in Lublin but it's a disgrace to Eastern Poland's principal city: an indifferent welcome making no provision for its visitors - no city maps or information, no washing machine, no shop, no internet; small shop 10 mins walk away near #1 bus stop for Lublin; large unkempt site fenced off from leisure lake but only small number of powered pitches; facilities limited, unclean and broken down - very poor standard. Lublin city worth a visit, as is Majdanek concentration camp memorial site +1






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Camping PTTK Spichlerz, Kazimierz Dolny (36) 1.5 km west of Kazimierz Dolny  centre

GPS:
N-51.318889
E-21.930278
19 Aug




45zł
inc 10% CCI discount
Rather woe-begone and neglected campsite in grounds of pretentious PTTK hotel with perfunctory welcome at hotel reception; approached along bumpy cobbled lane from centre; camping area gloomy and boggy, better to camp on driveway; facilities old-fashioned and care-worn but functional; free wi-fi internet in hotel bar +2





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MAZOVIA PROVINCE:
Camping Wok, Warsaw (90)

SE outer suburbs of Warsaw 8 kms from centre

GPS:
N-52.177980
E-21.147270
20~22 Aug 70zł
inc 10% CCI discount
For a city campsite, Wok could not be bettered in any way: small, friendly, family-run site with helpful and hospitable welcome: pre-prepared Warsaw information pack - bus times (half-hourly #146 bus into city), tickets, city map, everything you could ask for (worth buying 9zł day rover ticket for buses, trams, and metro); small secluded camping area shaded by tall pine trees; facilities best we have experienced in every respect, clean and modern with excellent kitchen/wash-up, BBQ garden, water fill-up hose, free internet, bar and good value restaurant, washing/drying machine, shops within 500m; expensive but given everything, excellent value
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+5










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Camping Nad Liwcem, Węgrów   (246) On River Liwcen just west of Węgrów Centre

GPS:
N-52.399067
E-22.005401
23 Aug 50zł An old-fashioned but delightful hut-camp site, conveniently en route for Treblinka; friendly and hospitable welcome from lady- warden; pleasantly shaded setting on outskirts of Węgrów on banks of River Liwcen; facilities old-fashioned but functional; well-stocked Topaz supermarket on street leading into town; slightly expensive for basic site +3





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PODLASIE PROVINCE:
Camping U Michala, Białowieźa  (124)
Białowieźa village in primeval forests National Park

GPS:
N-52.693552
E-23.832479
24~27 50zł Small family-run campsite set in large garden area behind house at entrance to Białowieźa village, best campsite in area of National Park; warm and hospitable welcome from German-speaking owner; facilities limited but modern and clean; garage and small shop for bread and basic foodstuffs 100m along village street; National Park protected bison reserve and way-marked footpaths in primeval forests essential, also Forest Narrow Gauge Railway at Hajnówka +4






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Camping Bartek, Augustów Northern outskirts of Augustów near Hetman Hotel,  ulica Sportowa
GPS
N-53.861829
E-22.999663
28 Aug 45zł Small straightforward campsite in northern outskirts Augustów; perfunctory welcome by young staff; open camping area surrounded by tall trees with plenty of power supplies; facilities slightly dated but functional with hot water at wash-ups +3


               


 
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Agroturystyczne Tarasiewcz, Tartak in Wigry National Park
In village of Tartak near to Stary Folwark

GPS:
N-54.088622
E-23.089056
29~31 Aug
 
50zł Very basic agroturist-farm site with hospitable welcome from US-English speaking owner Mrs Zofia Tarasiewcz; camping area with power supplies 200m across field from roadside farmhouse on shore of tranquil Lake Pietry; in fine weather this is as delightfully peaceful and idyllic a setting as you could ask for; facilities are basic - earth-privies and draw water from your own electrically-pumped well, but fully modern WCs/showers at farmhouse

Camping U Haliny in Wigry village looked good alternative, but PTTK campsite in Stary Folwark village is a disgraceful NO-NO
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WESTERN  LITHUANIA:
Camping Druskininkai,
SW Lithuania
Outskirts of spa town of Druskininkai
GPS:
N-54.009111
E-23.977528
1~2 Sept 60 Lithuanian lits 1 of new breed of westernised Lithuanian campsites with all expected facilities + high cost; pleasant welcome from English-speaking staff; long linear site (former railway station) set alongside pine forest with reinforced grass hedge-divided pitches; facilities brand new and heated with all you could need; good value bar-restaurant on site; spa town of Druskininkai dreary with nothing to commend it but Soviet era statue park at nearby Grūtas is a must +4






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City Camping, Vilnius Western suburbs of Vilnius in car park of exhibition centre, near TV Tower
GPS:
N-54.677806
E-25.225861
3~4 Sept 65 Lithuanian lits
inc 10% CCI discount
Helpful welcome with information provided for city visit - city map and guide, trolley-bus information and tickets; campsite is securely fenced-off area of exhibition centre car park with ample power supplies and reinforced grass space for tents; facilities  consist of good, clean WCs/showers and kitchen/wash-ups with hot water in portakabin buildings; 5 minutes walk to bus stop for #16 or #11 trolley bus into city centre +3






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Camping Harminie, Rūdiškės,
SW Lithuania

In pine forests 3kms south of Rūdiškės village

GPS:
N-54.507556
E-24.889733
5~6 Sept 60 Lithuanian lits One of the finest campsites ever used in terms of personal welcome, wonderful setting and standard of facilities; ex-pat Dutchman Mr Wim Braun welcomes you personally and shows you round; camp is set in landscaped clearing deep in pine forests, the result of years of hard work in clearing the ground and planting with shrubs and carved wooden features - totally idyllic; lovely common room in wooden chalet; facilities limited in scale but first class; washing machine; Mr Braun will drive you to and from Rūdiškės railway station for the train into Vilnius as part of his service to his guests; campsites certainly do not come better than this
                  
** BEST CAMPSITE OF THE TRIP **
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THOROUGHLY RECOMMENDED **
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Camping Pušelė,
Vištytis, SW Lithuania
On eastern shore of Lake Vištytis

GPS:
N-54.427889
E-22.751667
7 Sept 40 Lithuanian lits (far more expensive in summer season) Campsite only nominally open in early Sept which meant we had the place to ourselves, avoiding the inevitable noise of summer hoards; magnificent lake-side setting looking westwards over lake into setting sun towards closed border of Russian Oblast of Kaliningrad; facilities semi-closed, functional but no wash-ups +3




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NORTHERN POLAND,  BALTIC COAST AND GDANSK:
Camping Rusalka,
Węgorzewo, Mazurian Lakes (175)
On N shore of Lake Mamry near
Węgorzewo
GPS:
N-54.186389
E-21.770278
8 Sept 39zł Pleasantly welcoming lady at reception who had answered our phone enquiry in English; campsite set on sloping ground on lake shore; facilities 300m distant on remote hilltop, antiquated and gloomy with no hot water in wash-ups; reasonable value for out of season
Campsite at Gołdap now closed
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Camping Szekla, Strzelce, near Wilkasy, Mazurian Lakes (276) On W shore of Lake Niegocin
GPS:
N-53.986667
E-21.762778
9 Sept We left 25zł since owner was not there Cordial welcome from owner; basic site on flat, grassy western shore of Lake Niegocin; would be popular in summer but in Sept almost deserted; facilities very basic with limited hot water (no incentive to shower on cold morning!); cost unknown since owner absent - we left 25zł, which we felt the place merited +2



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Camping Ukiel,  Olsztyn (16) Just off Route 527, 6km west of Olsztyn
GPS:
N-53.786404
E-20.396762
10 Sept 45zł Very friendly and hospitable welcome from German-speaking owner; well signed from Olsztyn, a beautiful setting on sandy, flat heath-land hilltop overlooking Lake Ukiel and surrounded by pine woods; facilities old-fashioned but functional with hot water in showers and wash-ups +4




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Camping Frombork, Frombork  (12) East outskirts of Frombork, to Braniewo
GPS:
N-54.358889
E-19.695833
11 Sept 40zł Pleasant welcome from English-speaking warden; tree-shaded camping area with adequate power supplies and water-filling points, but slightly uncared for; facilities old-fashioned but functional with ++ hot water; Frombork cathedral with Copernicus association, and road-crossing to Kaliningrad at Braniewo (visa required) +3




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Camping Elbląg, Elbląg (61)
On banks of River Elbląg, 500m from town centre and canal boat anchorage
GPS:
N-54.153416
E-19.394125
12 Sept






40zł
inc CCI discount
Jewel of a small site with very obliging owners; everything you could need, but crowded with German tourists even in Sept; delightfully welcoming hospitality with information on canal boat trips and town map; set on banks of River Elbląg, 500m from old centre and canal boat anchorage, a green oasis with shady trees in industrial area of town; facilities limited in number but modern and clean; washing machine, free wi-fi and fully equipped kitchen; excellent value for such a pleasant site with such a warm welcome; be sure to see inclined planes on Elbląg Canal +5







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Camping Gallus,  Krynica Morska,on Wiślana Sandspit  (71) 1km from Krynica Morska, on lane over to fishing beach
GPS:
N-54.379733,
E-19.42387
13 Sept We left 25zł at reception
believing this was all the place deserved
Total non-welcome - left by lady from hotel to figure out the place for ourselves; set among gloomy pine woods on sloping brow of Wiślana Sandspit in grounds of hotel; when you eventually find facilities, they were modern and clean with hot water, but showers in separate building at 5zł extra; be sure early morning to go out of rear gate down to Plaża Rybacki (fishing beach) to see boats being unloaded and fish gutted and packed - you can buy fish direct from boats +1






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Camping Pole-Namiotowe, Piaski on Wiślana Sandspit Piaski village, ul Piaskowa 6

GPS:
N-54.429466
E-19.597979
14~15 Sept 35zł Informal camping in garden to rear of house; despite language difficulties, friendly and welcoming; flat, grassy garden along rear lane leading off main street of Piaski village, last isolated settlement at eastern end of Wiślana Sandspit where wild pigs roam in street; facilities basic and straightforward but adequate; 2 shop-bars in main street; be sure to walk 4km path along to closed border with Russia which divides the sandspit.
Camping Piaski in main street looked good but closed end August
+4






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Camping Stogi, Gdansk  (218) Eastern suburbs of Gdansk at Stogi Beach

GPS:
N-54.369722
E-18.730000
16~18 Sept 50zł
inc 10% CCI discount
Helpful reception with city plans and details of trams and tickets; a rather care-worn site with tarmaced camping area partly under cover, in eastern suburbs of city at Stogi Beach with #8 tram terminus 200m away; facilities old-fashioned and chilly but hot water in showers and wash-ups; this is probably the best site available at Gdansk but at least the nearby #8 tram is convenient for city visits 20 mins journey; nearest shops in Stogi - get off tram for shops and wait for next tram every 10 mins; Gdansk shipyards of historic significance for recent Polish history +3







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Camping Maszoperia, Jastarnia, Hel Peninsula (75) 2 kms before Jastarnia on Hel peninsula

GPS:
N-54.715278
E-18.730000
19~20 Sept Negotiated down to 50zł
 
A gloomy static-ridden holiday camp with thankfully all its summer 'attractions' closed in Sept; perfunctory reception from surly owner; set on lagoon side of Hel peninsula alongside beach, getting full force of winds; facilities - relayed pop-music to entertain moronic summer visitors still playing in Sept - hot water in showers but lukewarm in wash-ups; be sure to visit Hel fishing port and buy flądra fish straight from boats +2





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Camping Leśny,
Łeba  (51)
In eastern suburbs of Łeba

GPS:
N-54.762222
E-17.565833
21~24 Sept





50zł
inc CCI discount
Everything you could want from a campsite in late Sept: helpful and hospitable welcome from German-speaking owners; tree-shaded camping area with ample power supplies, just 10 mins' walk from town centre shops and fishing port; heated modern and clean facilities with instant hot water, washing/drying machine, water-filling point, free wi-fi internet covering whole campsite: be sure to visit the moving sand dunes of Słowinski National Park and German WW2 rocket launch site
Campsite web site
+5







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VISTULA VALLEY and WESTERN POLAND:
Camping Nogat, Malbork (197) Suburbs of Malbork 1km from castle
GPS:
N-54.046640
E-19.038277
25~26 Sept


50zł Officious and unhelpful non-welcome at nearby Sports Hotel reception; an unkempt campsite, part of sports complex on banks of River Nogat; facilities purely functional; free wi-fi; Teutonic Knights' Castle in Malbork impressive, but excessively overpriced and best viewed from outside +2




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Camping Tramp, Toruń (33) On banks of River Wisła (Vistula) across from city
GPS:
N-52.999832
E-18.606248
27~28 Sept 30zł
inc 10% CCI discount
Greeted with rude indifference at reception and total lack of any city information; a gloomy site set on banks of River Wisła and totally overwhelmed with traffic and railway noise; facilities grubby and smelly but at least heated and hot water in showers and wash-up; cheap price, but you get what you pay for; Toruń heavily congested by Route 1 traffic and heavy trucks - making access/egress to campsite onto 1-way system difficult +1





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Camping Marina, Ostrów near Sulęcin, Western Poland (50) Just south of Ostrów village near Sulęcin
GPS:
N-52.410587
E-15.118561
29 Sept 63zł Gates locked on arrival but warden responded to phone call to open up; set among woods by small lake 500m along side lane just south of Ostrów village, open camping area divided into pitches each with power; modern facilities with hot water in showers and wash-ups; unduly expensive for a basic site, but close to German border +3




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THE JOURNEY HOME:
Campingplatz Waldsee,
Hämelerwald, Germany
Exit 51 of A2 autobahn; site on eastern edge of  Hämelerwald
GPS:
N-52.351516
E-10.126948
30 Sept



 
€15 Pleasantly hospitable welcome at family-run campsite on edge of small town of Hämelerwald, just off Exit 51 of A2 autobahn; delightful lakeside setting among pinewoods; a few statics but plenty of space for visitors; facilities modern, clean and heated with plenty of hot water in showers and wash-ups; small bar-café at site; good value at €15/night +4

Camping Warnsborn, Arnhem, Holland
 
Western outskirts of Arnhem

GPS:
N-52.007261
E-5.871377
1 Oct



€19.20
inc CCI discount
Set in pleasant parkland in western outskirts of Arnhem, with trees for shade; very friendly and hospitable welcome from family owners; helpful welcome-pack provided with town plan and details of buses into Arnhem from bus stop just outside camp; modern and clean facilities, bread for sale on order, free wi-fi internet; Airborne Museum at 2 miles away at Oosterbeek Campsite web site +5
St Louis Camping, Ardres, near Calais, France

 
In village of Autingues near to Ardres, 8 kms south of Calais
GPS: N-50.83832
E-1.976434
2 Oct €21 Always a hospitable welcome from owners Carine et Dominique Sanson; flat grassy pitches and good facilities; good value bar-restaurant; supermarket in Ardres village; a delightful site to end the trip and convenient for Calais or Dunkerque ferries

Campsite web site
+4

WEBSITES LISTING CAMPSITES FOR POLAND
the most useful web sites we found to help with pre-trip planning were:

  Polish Camping Federation listing - Polish Camping Federation campsite listing
  Pola-Namiotowe campsite listing - Polish campsite listing by Pola-Namiotowe
  Camper Park Poland listing - Campsite listing given by Camper Park Poland
  Camping-Info listing for Poland - Polish campsite listing given by Camping-Info
  Rento-camp listing for Poland - Polish campsite listing given by Rento-camp
  ACSI listing for Poland - Polish campsite listing given by ACSI

 

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