Again, the majority of this list of campsites was found at http://www.magbaztravels.com/
We were also given this pamphlet when we were there which we both found really useful: http://www.docstoc.com.lax.llnw-trials.com/docs/101343358/folder-campings-2011-English This, along with the camp-sites listed below meant we were never usually too far from a camp-site if we needed one.
Lipova: Baile Lipova. E68 Arad-Deva. 24 km east of Arad in Lipova follow Sistarovat direction. Camping just outside Lipova at a spa. Str Lugojului 50.
Minis (Dutch): Route Roemenie. E68 Arad-Deva. At Paulis turn left for Ohioroc.
Rucar (Dutch): Panorama. E574 Brasov-Pitesti. Camping lies in a mountain pass between Podu Dambovita and Rucar. Str Brasovolui 219.
Camping Comarnic Dragos December 2010: “A delightful small site useful for those traveling the treacherous Transfagarasan road. The site seems to be financed (at least partly) by Belgians, & operated by Romanians. “All have a warm and friendly manner & we spent a long time talking to Tom, a Belgian who provides aid for a disabled children’s home in a nearby village. He and his party were here on the occasion of his wedding to a local Romanian girl, which had occurred the day before we arrived here.” The site is called ‘Camping Comarnic Dragos’ Tel 0248-747.044. Site location is just west of Burlusi village which is situated on the route 73C a few Kms west of Curtea de Arges, heading for Ramnicu Valcea. The name of the administrator is Dragos STANCU. Cost this year was 30 Lei. All the usual facilities, but the block is a small one. There are electric hook-ups. Also hardstanding at top of site, looked suitable for larger vans, but cannot be sure there would be hook-ups there.”
Darmanest (Dutch): Camperland Camping. DN12A Onesti-Comanesti. Darmanesti is 25 km north-west of Onesti. Str Calea Trotusului 272.
Bulz: Jean en Mirela Bonka. E60 Oradea-Cluj. 70 km east of Oradea, turn off right for Bradca Bulz. Difficult access for caravans.
Spinus (Dutch): Camping ‘The Vineyard’. DNI9 Oradea-Satu Mare. At Biharia turn off following Salard. After a few km, Spinus is on the right, nr 48.
Reba: Interkamp Ludwig. DN17d Nasaud-Sangeorz. 4 km east of Nasaud on the left.
Braila: Lacu Sarat. DN2b Buzau-Braila. 7 km before Braila.
Bran (Dutch): Camping Vampire. E574 Brasov-Pitesti. In the famous ‘Dracula Castle’ village of Bran. Str Sohodol 77c. (Newly open and recommended to us in 2006). Visit www.vampirecamping.com. Tel 0265 083909. €13.50 in 2006. Vampire Camping Bran – Strada Sohodol 77 C – RO – 507025 – Bran
Brasov: Camping Dirste. E60 Brasov-Ploiesti. 7 km south of Brasov on the left. Str Calea Bucurestilor 265. Restaurant, no laundry. Open mid-May to mid-September. (Large and easy to find. Recommended from our visits in 2003 and 2004.) Tel 0268 259080. €10 in 2004.
Rasnov: Camping Valea Cetatii. E574 Bran-Brasov. Turn right in Rasnov for 1 km towards the castle. Very simple camping next to Hotel/Restaurant Cetati directly below castle. Open June-August. (Hotel Tel 0268 230266 – open all year).
Mehadia: Hercules. N6 Mehadia-Baile Herculane. 5 km before Baile Herculane.
Cluj-Napoca: Camping Faget. 5 km south of Cluj in the hills. From D1, turn west for 2 km at sign. Restaurant. Tel 0264 596234.
Gilau (Dutch): Camping Eldorado. E60 Cluj Napoca-Oradea. 15 km west of Cluj, through the village of Gilau, on the right of the road. Washing machines. (A large well-equipped site English spoken.) €12.80 in 2004.
Poieni (Dutch): Camping Roemenie. Take 172B at Poieni.
Black Sea Coast
Warning: Probably only open May-September, and very crowded in July/August.
Eforie Nord: Popas Turistic Meduza. E67 Constanta-Mangalia. 14 km south of Constanta in Eforie Nord take the first left, direction Steaua de Mare. Behind Prahova Hotel at north end of town. Noisy. Tel 0241 742385.
Mamaia: Camping Tabara. A few miles north of the popular resort at the northern end of the strip, located right on the white sand beach with excellent facilities. Approx €10 in summer 2006.
Mamaia: Popas Hanul Piratilor. DN39 Mamaia-Navodari. 3 km north of Mamaia, 6 km south of Navodari. Café, beach. Tel 0241 831454.
Navodari: Camping “S”. On the coast road between Mamaia and Navodari.
Navodari: Popas 111. DN39 Mamaia-Navodari. 4 km before Navodari on the coast.
Neptun: Zodiac Vest. In the village of Neptun, 10 km north of Mangalia. Signed from DN39. 200 m from the sea, beside a lagoon.
Ozunca Bai: Camping the Valley. This is a Dutch-run campsite. It is situated in the small mountain resort of Ozunca Bai at the foot of the south Hargita mountains. The village is known for its beautiful nature and mineral water spring. Their website gives much more information, including the route to the camping from Brasov, Sibiu and Miercurea Ciuc. ABOUT £11, PAY FOR SWIMMING POOL.
Coming from Brasov, follow DN11 / E 574 direction Targu Secuiesc.Turn left to DN12 / E 578, direction Sfantu Gheorghe.In Sfantu Gheorghe keep following DN12 / E 578, direction Miercurea ciuc. Turn left in Micfalau, taking DN122 direction Baraolt coming from Miercurea Ciuc, Follow DN12 / E 578 direction Sfantu Gheorghe.In Micfalau turn right, taking DN122 direction Baraolt. Follow DN12 / E 578 direction Sfantu Gheorghe.
Coming from Sibiu, Follow DN1 / E 68 direction Fagaras/Brasov.At the traffic lights in Codlea turn left toward Tg Mures, after 450m keep left to follow the (DJ112A) toward Bacau / Tg. Mures / Sf. Gheorghe. At the end of this road turn left to DN13 / E 60 direction Tg.Mures / Sighisoaraat Maierus leave the ‘highway’ with a right turn into the village (DN131).In the village, go straight ahead taking the DN131 through Apata, Aita Mare and Baraolt.
In Baraolt follow the road straight ahead, taking DN122 through Biborteni and Batanii Mari.
FOR ALL THREE: After about 10 km, after passing down the mountain, you reach Hatod. There is a very sharp curve to the left (RIGHT FROM SIBIU), the outer corner of this side is the side-path leading to Ozunca Bai. From the side-way “Ozunca Bai” follow the road through the village , over the hill. Beyond the hill is a bridge that leads to the camping.
Intorsura Buzaului: Daniel Bulgaria’s Camping. DN11 north-east from Brasov for 12 km to Harman. DN10 east for 29 km to Intorsura Buzaului. Farm camping
Vizuresti (Dutch): Frans Brinkman. DN7 Bucharest-Targoviste. After 19 km at Tartasesti turn right onto DN71. In 5 km at Baldana, right to Vizuresti.
Baile Tusnad: Popas Univers Turist. DN12 between Sfantu Gheorghe and Miercurea Cuic.
Gheorgheni: Popas km4. DN12c Gheorgheni-Bicaz. 4 km east of Gheorgheni on N12C. Simple campsite with shower and toilet in the houses annex. The owner is really friendly and helpful in giving advice on where else in the surrounding areas deserves a visit.
Aurel Vlaicu (Dutch): Camping Aurel Vlaicu. E66 Deva-Sebes. 10 km north-east of Orastie, turn left at Camping sign into Aurel Vlaicu village. Str Principale 155. Rooms, washing machine. (Recommended from our visit in 2003. Run by Jeanette Wiskerke. English spoken. Warning: entrance through a low arch, though larger motorhomes can access the site via a lane to the back gate. This was impassable in June 2006 after severe rain!) Email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. Tel 0254 245541 or 0722 548499. €12 in 2003.
Simeria: Villa Doerr. E68 from Deva, turn left into the centre of Simeria at sign ‘Camping and Villa Dorr, 2 km’ and then right at the T-junction. Guesthouse/ restaurant on right with camping field below on left. English spoken by wife of the owner/manager, Paul Doerr. Good meals. In February 2010, “We stayed here and there is now a small, newly constructed washroom containing shower, basin and toilet actually on the camping field. It was unisex when we were there but a second washroom was awaiting fitting out. All was clean and tidy. There was a barbecue area with covered seating as well as a hut to rent. We also had polarity problems with the electric supply!” In November 2010, “with the camping field closed, we stayed in a secure car park at the rear of the Guesthouse, with a hook up and use of the excellent bathroom inside the Guesthouse. We also took advantage of the restaurant for a splendid evening meal.”
Amara: Perla. D2a Urziceni-Slobozia. Take DN2c at Slobozia, 10 km north to the village of Amara on a saltwater lake.
Iasi/Poieni: Stana Poieni. DN24 Iasi-Vaslui. 23 km south of Iasi on the left side of the road.
Baneasa: Camping Casa Alba. E60 Ploiesti-Bucharest. After Otopeni (international) Airport, but before passing Baneasa (domestic) Airport, turn left onto Aleea Privighetorilor (by a Police Academy). After a few hundred metres, turn left again at the Camping sign. New campsite, 8 km north of central Bucharest on bus route. Washing machines. (Restaurant has traditional musicians – at a price. English spoken.) Tel 230 5203. €14 in 2003.
Branesti: Restaurant Pustnicu. 18 km east of Bucharest. DN3 east from Bucharest signposted Calarasi. Turn off for Branesti signposted Pustnicu, under carriageway. Turn right at T-junction. Restaurant/playground with hardstanding for night. Helpful English-speaking manager. Not a proper campsite. (From old Caravan Club book – uncertain.)
Cernica: Camping Cernica. 10 km east of Bucharest. Take ring road round east side of city and turn off east for Cernica. Take track towards lake on right hand side. In recreation area by lake, restaurant open weekends. (From old Caravan Club book – uncertain.)
Borsa: Borsa Turism. Str Pietroasei 9. Run by Belgian, Kris Velleren. “Not a campsite, but Kris is a good guide to the Maramures area, offers bed & breakfast and answers email queries.” English spoken. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. Visit www.borsa-turism.be. Tel 0262 343711.
CAPRIORA COMPLEX TURISTIC. December 2010: “Site to be found on a minor road leading due North from Baia Mare. It’s on the west bank of Lake Firenza. We were told of this site by a young German couple at Carta and it was a good tip. But it is not suitable for large oufits unfortunately. The site is interestingly positioned in the maramures within a forested area. All facilities, but again small in size. Vans are parked on the hotel car park with hook-ups provided. Cost this year was 50 Lei.”
Sapanta: Camping Poeni. Camping near the ‘Merry Cemetery’, 3 km south of Sapanta village. Open 1 June-31 Aug. Tel 0262 322228.
In October 2010, Sapanta campsite: “It’s both lovely and awful at the same time. For a spot of light relief, a highly intelligent horse opens the gate regularly to browse the campsite pastures, and the inmates! We left in the morning after arriving the previous evening, knowing that this was a site we had greatly enjoyed previously but would probably not be returning to. The situation is that the owner has been allowed to develop a (quite decent) restaurant next to the site and has obviously lost interest in the campsite as such.
Gone is the original pleasant streamside restaurant. Practically, the ablutions block is very poor now, in desperate need of refurbishment. There is the room at the back, which combines shower and toilet with no door on either and no male/female identifier sign. At the front is a similar arrangement, where the toilet was full and no water would issue from the cistern to wash it away! The whole timber construction is highly sub-standard. Having said that, although it is unofficial, there are toilets (no showers obviously) in the new restaurant which campers can use but you have to find this out for yourself!
The surface of the campsite was waterlogged when we were there; the aforementioned horse didn’t really help in this respect! Perhaps the most off-putting thing of all is the current state of the road leading to the site from the main road. This has been allowed to deteriorate very badly and is possibly the worst stretch of road we have ever come across in Romania – and that must say it all! It took an age to cover the 2 miles.”
Eremitu: Camping Mustang. DN153 Sovata-Reghin. 12 km north-west of Sovata turn off at Eremitu.
Sighisoara: Camping Villa Franka. On the hill behind the railway station, by the Villa Franka Restaurant. Signed from the town centre. (Warning: Access up very steep hill, suitable for small camper-vans only.) The restaurant serves good food and has one of the best views of the city.
Sighisoara: Camping Central. In the middle of town. Main entrance not suitable for caravans and campers, which must use the back entrance. Str 1 Dec 1916 nr 30. Signed in the town, up narrow streets with weight limit. Recommended to us, but not for larger motorhomes.
Sovata: Vass Kert. From the centre of Sovata follow Sovata Bai and Reghin. Signposted. Hungarian-run.
Targu Mures: Camping Complex Strand. At north-west end of town on the banks of the River Mures, 2.5 km from centre. Str Aleea Carpati 59. Beach, good facilities. Run by Hotel Transylvania in town centre, tel 0265 265616. “Recommended by Lonely Planet guide 2004, but we saw no signs for it as we drove through in 2006.”
Potoci/Bicaz: Cristina. DN15. By the dam of the Bicaz Lake. North from Bicaz over the dam and then another 2 km.
Busteni: Tudor Petre. E60 Brasov-Ploiesti. 30 km south of Brasov. Str mester Ureche 20.
Bizusa Bai: Ralca. E58 Dej-Baia Mare. 40 km north-west of Dej.
Blajel (Dutch): Camping Benelux. DN14a Medias-Tarnaveni. 6 km north of Medias in the main street of Blajel village, on the right. Str Tudor Vladimirescu nr 87. Small swimming pool. (Recommended from our vist in 2003. English spoken.) Email firstname.lastname@example.org. Tel 0269 851079. €14.75 in 2003.
Carta (Dutch): Camping De Oude Wilg. E68 Sibiu-Brasov. 43 km east of Sibiu, turn left to Carta, 3km. Cross the railway, then watch for Camping sign and turn left before centre of village. Keep left and the campsite is signed 50 m along on the right. Str Prundului nr 311. Tudor and Manette Dragoi. Open all year (check before arriving in winter). Washing machine. Free WiFi. Highly recommended from our visits in 2003, 2006 and 2010, especially the complimentary liqueur. Superb 3-course dinners to order, all home-made by Tudor! Excellent English spoken. Website: http://www.campingdeoudewilg.nl/ Emai1: email@example.com. Tel: 0269 521347 or 0723 186343. Winter Rate €10 in November 2010.
Saliste (Dutch): Camping Pension Salisteaanca. E68 Sebes-Sibiu, turn off at Saliste.
Fundu Moldovei (Dutch): Camping de Vuurplaats (Camine). Strada Principale 130. Owner/ Managers: Engeline and John Manshanden. Tel/ Fax: 0040230236019 or Mobile: 0040720211399. If no reply between 1 November and 1 April, call Dutch Mobile: 0031653142107. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Excellent, well illustrated website in English and Dutch: http://www.vuurplaats.eu/. GPS Co-ordinates: 47.320652 N, 25.250021 E. In the mountains, over 2,000 ft above sea level with 24 electrical hook ups. We haven’t visited, but we look forward to doing so.
Ciocanesti: Tomoiaga Vladimir. E58 Vatra Dornei-Campulung Moldovenesc. At Jacobeni turn off for Borsa on DN16 for 10 km to village of Ciocanesti, Str Oita 223. (Warning: This road was in a very bad state in 2006 and we saw no sign of any camping in the village.)
Dragomir Monastery: Camping Dragomir. Take E85 north-west from Suceava for a short distance, then turn right (north) for 5 miles along a lane to Dragomirna. The car park opposite the Dragomir Monastery offers overnight parking with hook-up, as well as a small café. (Recommended from our visit to the Painted Monasteries in 2004.) €6 in 2004.
Humorului Monastery: Camping a la Ferme. 5 km north of Gura Humorului, near the Red Monastery at Humor. Run by Leonard and Elena Butucea. Email email@example.com. Tel 0744 959047.
Humorului Monastery: There are camping places at the three star Pensiunea Cristiana near Manastirea Humorului. The address is: Str. Stefan cel Mare, nr. 223, Manastirea Humorului, Jud. SUCEAVA Tel: +40 230 572789; +40 746 825585. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. The website is: http://www.pensiunecristiana.lx.ro/
Ilisesti: Tourist Hotel. 20 km south-west of Suceava on E58. Hard-standing in hotel/restaurant car park. (From old Caravan Club book – uncertain?)
Mestecanis Pass: Mestecanis Pass Hotel. E58 Campulung Moldovenesc-Vatra Dornei. 16 km south-west of Campulung Moldovenesc, at top of Mestecanis Pass (3,636 ft or 1,100 m high). Restaurant with camping field. (Recommended from our visit in 2004. Hook-up through cabin window.) €4.5 in 2004.
Moldovita Monastery: Camping Vila Lulu. In village of Vatra Moldovitei, on DN17A, 21 km north-east of Campulung Moldovenesc, on right. Restaurant and simple campsite. Hard-standing with hook-up inside the gate. Village 2 km from monastery (Recommended from our visit to the Painted Monasteries in 2004.) €6 in 2004.
Spataresti: Stibina. E85 Suceava-Roman. At the junction with DN2e, south of Falticeni, opposite the petrol station.
Sucevita Monastery: Popas Turistic Bucovinean. DN17A Radauti-Campulung Moldovenesc. 3 km south-west of Sucevita Monastery, on left. Hotel, restaurant, hard-standings with hook-up. Open all year. (Recommended from our visit to the Painted Monasteries in 2004. Good meals.) Tel 0230 417000. €10 in 2004.
Vatra Dornei: Camping Autoturist. On hillside on north-western edge of town. Take E58 from V-Dornei centre (Suceava direction) and soon turn left at ADAC Camping sign from roundabout. Follow signs up hill, 0.5 km. Restaurant. Open mid-May to mid-September. (Recommended from our visit in 2006. Good meals. German spoken.) Email email@example.com. Tel 0230 371892. €8 in 2006.
Lugoj: Ana Lugojana. E673 Lugoj-Deva. 6.5 km north-east of Lugoj.
Timisoara: Camping International. 5 km east of city centre on E70, on the right coming from Lugoj, near the airport. Large site in forest, with good restaurant. Aleea Padurea Verde nr 6. (Recommended from our visit in 2003.) Email firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit www.campinginternational.ro. Tel 0256 208925. €14.5 in 2003.
Tomesti: Valea lui liman. E673 (DN68a) Lugoj-Deva. A few km from Faget in the village of Tomesti
Independenta: Camping Pelican. 38 km east of Tulcea. George & Jane Swindail visited in May 2004 and write: Camping Pelican is just outside the village of Murighiol, and attached to a hotel of the same name. A handy stop on the edge of the Danube delta, but very poor facilities and not many suitable pitches. However, in August 2008, Jennie& David Langley wrote: ‘On our way out to the Danube Delta we found Camping Pelican closed. It is being renovated to provide superior accommodation, we’re told, but NO camping.’ But see Murighiol below!
Istria (south of Babadag). The Swindails overnighted (May 2004) on a small site close to the ruins of Histria on the shores of Lake Sinoe (beware mosquitoes). They didn’t notice a campsite name but say it’s obvious once you reach the archaeological site.
Murighiol Camper Stop. “In August 2008:’Lili & Octavian Glodian’s “Camper Stop” in the village of Murighiol is a small site in their garden & still being developed”. Exceptionally clean showers and toilets. The couple speak french and apparently English. Although weren’t at all helpful when our car had broken down and he demanded either we pay then for the extra night, or somehow get our car out of the campsite, yet didn’t understand what we were asking when we explained that we needed a mechanic. We stayed in the camp-site just a couple of yards down on the opposite side of the road on our third night which was much more basic but the owners were much friendlier.
Brezoi: TIR parking at km 207 on the E81 between Sibiu and Ramnicu Valcea. For an overnight stop.
Calimanesti: Europa 15a. E81 Sibiu-Ramnicu Valcea. The camping is by a restaurant on the main road at Calimanesti, on the River Olt.
Lipovat: Capriara. DN24 Vaslui-Barlad. 5 km south of Vaslui, past Muntenii de Jos, turn right for Lipovat. Camping not signposted – ask!
Doaga: Baza de Agremont Doage. E85 Adjud-Focsani. At roundabout take E581 east towards Tecuci. After 6 km cross the railway line and within 100 m turn right (gravel path). 1 km to camping on the right of the path.