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Date of Stay:
August, 2017 -
When we arrived our campsite A2 was muddy and there were orange cones between ours and the adjacent site. I was quite disappointed as all of the other sites in this loop did not have a wetness issue. Even though it was early evening we returned to the office but the young man said he couldn't change it only 'the girls' could do it in the morning. We left early in the morning to head into Ottowa bit when we got back midday two young maintenance crew were adding a layer of dirt to the orange coned area. I asked him if it was possible to add some sawdust or mulch to our site. He informed me they had weeks of rain and drainage was an issue throughout the park. Within a half hour the head of maintenance knocked on our door to explain what was happening and would a layer of gravel be adequate? We left to go back into the city and when we got home that night we pleasantly surprised to see all of the muddy area covered with gravel. This type of response deserves a shout out here. Due to the rain most of this area of Ontario is swarming with mosquitoes! We camped at Wesley Clover Parks Campground (formerly Ottawa Municipal Camp) in a Motorhome.
The changing of the guard every day at 10am in front of the Parliament building, June 25-August 25? Is not to be missed. Tickets for free tours of Parliament (don't miss the library!) are available everyday at 90 Wellington which is directly across from Parliament. There is usually a long line but it moves fast enough considering. If you want the English speaking tours be in line before 10:30.
Date of Stay:
July, 2017 -
It's a small but clean and wonderfully located park. The showers were the largest and best we have ever seen. A 10-15 minute walk to town along a path that follows the gorge and leads to the falls. What a gem and serendipitous stop on our way to Quebec City!! We camped at Falls and Gorge Camping in a Motorhome.
Date of Stay:
April, 2017 -
When arriving at night there should be better lighting, signs for numbered areas and numbers on the electric post, not on arbitrary trees. We had to get out of the car (rainy night) and shine a flashlight on many sites to find ours. Roads are in poor shape, rutted and narrow. Sites not level and are hard pack which is messy and gritty when wet. There were many other available sites but we were given a deeply forested back-in site swarming with TICKS! My husband took a shower which was never more than barely warm and the showers are not connected to the bathroom. It appears to have nice facilities and great for kids but I would never stay here again for the amount we paid including our KOA membership which I am beginning to question. We camped at Philadelphia / West Chester KOA in a Motorhome.
Longwood Gardens is a must see!