We had previously stayed at this site 17 years ago, when you had to pay (and leave a deposit) at the nearby swimming pool with Eurocheques(!).
This time there was a friendly young couple living on site, who open the barrier for you and take payments.
The turning off the main road (D263) is a bit odd - best to look on GoogleMaps/Streetview before travelling - the site is near a tall red brick & cream water tower.
Plenty of cheap electric hook-ups in the main part of the site.
The toilets were clean, but toilet paper is not supplied (no holders). There is a communal entrance to the Ladies & Gents and the dividing wall doesn't go up to the roof. We only stayed overnight, so didn't use the shower block. This is a basic site with no frills, but the charges were very reasonable.
Despite being close to the town it was very quiet, and we decided to stop here again on our return from Switzerland (it was about halfway (in travelling time) from Calais to Luzern). The main part of the town is rather more than walking distance, unless you're feeling energetic.
Almost opposite the turning to the camp/swimming pool, the road to the Hospital leads to an Maxi Coop supermarket. There are some takeaway places towards the town. Don't fall for the 'Super you - 5 mins' ad sending you the opposite way - it's 10km.
From Calais, you can travel toll-free through Belgium/Luxembourg & Germany - follow the A8 to Zweibrucken, then drop down through Bitche. The Northern Vosges scenery with its hills and wooded valleys on this part of the journey is worth seeing. Coming this way, you'll pass a large Auchan hypermarket on the outskirts of Haguenau if you need more than basic supplies. This is some distance from the campsite, so best visited first if you want to.
Nearby, the large locks on the Rhine near Rheinau have a waterside cafe - on the way to the motorway down the German side of the Rhine. The toll-free French motorway to Basel starts near Haguenau, but passes near Strasbourg, and can be busy. To the east, it's not far to the A5 and Karlsruhe, where the A8 can be rejoined. Baden Baden and the Black Forest aren't very far away.
We would definitely stay here again, if it was on or near our route.
Best way to find the site is using the sat nav co-ordinates in the Caravan Europe book. However, these are slightly out. If you end up by the school the site is on the other side on the right as you go out.
Friendly reception and large pitches.
We did not leave the site as it was late when we arrived.
Unlike many sites we did not trip the electrics.
There seemed to some longstayers on the site but did not see any statics
A good stop of site after a long drive.
Only stayed one night and would only go again if needed somewhere reasonable to stay.
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