Date of Stay: August, 2015
Small, quiet campground in middle of farm land; our site backed onto a cornfield. Campground is neat & tidy with paved roads and cement pads for each site. Can't beat price of $23/night, incl tax, for full hook-up; also no reservation fee. Phone reception & free internet worked great. Had over a dozen tv stations with our antenna. Some seasonal sites but all had modern large units and were well kept. Not much for children to do although there is a small playground & horse shoe pits for older children. Public boat launch adjacent to campground parking lot. Nice paved trail from boat launch leading out to the bay. There's also a Nature Trail Walkway, about 2 miles long that starts at the campground and leads out towards Bay City. Sadly, you cannot see the bay from either trail due to thick high plants/weeds that grow about 6' tall.
Date of Stay: July, 2015
Mostly seasonal sites. Smaller section for transient/overnight guests; these sites are mostly open, smaller, with few trees and little privacy. I would recommend sites 110-113 if you want some shade. We were escorted to our site and shown where to place our trailer. Staff were pleasant. Campground could use some updating but is kept clean and tidy. Roads were dirt but they coated them to prevent dust. Showers cost a quarter to use but it gave plenty of time and worked well. While we were there, the pool was not heated and even though it was July, was too cold to stay in for more than a few minutes. Wading pool had no water in it for several days. We used the tennis court and mini golf. Great place to dock/launch your boat and enjoy the lake. We caught good amounts of perch and bass. You have 2 hours free internet during your stay but once you access it, you have it for the next 2 hours and not 2 hours for the duration of your stay. No reservation fee to reserve a site (which is a bonus) and visitors/guests were not charged a fee to enter or for parking. Overall, a pleasant stay!
Date of Stay: June, 2015
We had site #22 -- very spacious, trees in back for privacy and quite level -- probably the nicest in the park. Water and 30 amp hydro easy to connect to and no extra hose needed. Free Internet was available in the park, though you had to go to the front gate/booth to access it, as it didn't reach our campsite. Small playground for children, though not much else to do for kids. Awesome 18-hole golf course next door, in fact, you could see the carts go by behind the trees. We used this campground as a base to tour the bourbon distilleries and see the Stephen Foster Story performance, which is a must-see. Note that the actual campground address is 836 Hwy 49 and not Stephen Foster Avenue -- just follow the signage.
Date of Stay: May, 2015
Great location for visiting the Hocking Hills scenic trails; in fact, Old Man's Cave Trail & parking lot is right next door. Good-sized campsites throughout the park. There are no water hook-ups, however some of the sites are next to the water tap and you can do a quick fill-up of your tank with a hose. Lots of trees behind most sites to provide some privacy. Some sites pads were on a slope due to the terrain. Visitors are allowed in for free which is a nice feature. Pools weren't yet open when we were there but looked inviting and clean.
Date of Stay: August, 2014
Campsites are in a natural wooded setting; most seemed spacious with trees in between for privacy. As nice as this is, I found the owner to be unfriendly with poor people skills. Perhaps this is why the campground was less than a quarter-full in the prime of summer, yet nearby Prov parks were at full capacity. If you want a campfire, you must pay $10/bundle of wood, as no outside wood of any kind is allowed. There is a fee to use the dump station if only staying a few nights. Could be a great place with some improvements to the facilities which are showing their age, and with a happier disposition from the owner.
Date of Stay: July, 2014
Nice family campground with decent-sized sites. Trees in between offered privacy in Maples campground section. Some seasonal sites. Good-sized playground for children. Horseshoe pits for adults. Covered pavilion with electricity and tables. Camp store was only open on weekends but ice & firewood was available for purchase at gatehouse. Though no swimming pool, there was a small wading pool for children. Cell phone reception was available only near the gatehouse and not at the campsites. A 15-minute drive to Port Elgin where there is a Walmart. This campground is an access point (#11) along the Saugeen Canoe Route.
Date of Stay: June, 2014
Another nice COE campground with large spacious sites throughout. Our site, #61, had a newer picnic table and large decorative stones/boulders leading down to the water. You could walk down to the shoreline to fish, whereas some of the waterfront sites are not accessible. Visitors were charged $3 per car. Peaceful & quiet family campground. Would definitely return if in the area.
Date of Stay: May, 2014
The campground is divided into 2 sections, 1 on each side of Highway 31. You could hear & see traffic on the sites bordering the highway. All sites were spacious, well-kept, and offered privacy with the mature trees and hills in between. We stayed prior to the Memorial Day weekend and no reservations were needed as barely any campers present. No extras at this time either (pools, restaurant, activities were closed) but price reflected this. Saw several deer in the campground. Would definitely return if in the area again.
Date of Stay: May, 2014
We didn't camp here but drove through the park to check it out while in the area. When we first entered, I thought it was a parking lot, as all I saw was asphalt with patches of sand in between and the odd tree. Couldn't believe my eyes when I saw that this was actually the campground (the electrical posts gave it away!) If you like zero privacy and like to eat sand, then this is the place for you. Only benefit is the scenic location right beside the lake and sand dunes.
Date of Stay: September, 2013
Spacious wooded sandy sites with trees and shrubs in between for privacy. Very friendly and helpful campground owners. Six unisex bathrooms each with toilet, sink and shower: great idea! Sandy shallow beach area along the Ottawa River overlooking the Quebec forest. Lots of Muskoka chairs at the beach to sit on and relax. Numerous trails throughout the campground forest. Many seasonal sites but all well kept newer units. About 40 minutes from Petawawa. Would definitely return if in the area again.
Date of Stay: August, 2013
Stayed in the full hook-up section. Sites were mostly pull-throughs with a few trees in between and fairly spacious. Small beach area, but there is an outdoor unheated pool, wading pool, hot tub, and splash pad. Activities included tennis, volleyball, and shuffleboard ($5 refundable deposit). There are many cottages throughout the resort, but they were older, tired, and in need of repair (i.e. peeling paint on window frames) but did appear clean. Would have been nice if staff wore uniforms and had vehicles/golf carts that identified who they were. (Didn't know if it was staff riding around or just the seasonal campers.) Were given wrist bands to wear but since staff didn't seem to care, we removed them. Overall, a pleasant experience.
Date of Stay: July, 2013
Quiet peaceful campground right across the road from Pine Lake, just about 10 min north of Haliburton. Several seasonal sites. Campground website needs be updated. It lists “fully serviced sites” but the overnight sites we saw only had grey water hookup and no black water (sewer) hookup which meant we had to visit the dump station at the end of our stay. Also, the website lists 30 amp service but our site had a 30 amp fuse inserted in a 15/20 amp box which still doesn’t make it 30 amp service. We moved over to a true 30 amp site the next day so that we could run our a/c and other items at the same time without blowing the breaker. This could be a great campground if improvements are made. The owner was pleasant.
Date of Stay: June, 2013
Peaceful and serene campground nestled among the hills, with spacious open grassy sites and trees at the back. Very clean country-theme bathroom/shower building. Narrow unpaved single-lane road to access campground. Gravel RV pads and road inside campground. No children's activities, pool or beach. Free internet and firewood. Owner/host was friendly, helpful and regularly made his rounds to ensure everybody was happy. Good location for visiting nearby attractions. "American Mountain Theater" show was great: a must see!
Date of Stay: May, 2013
Very nice wooded campground with spacious sites, some of which were on the lake (though no direct access to lake on most because of cliffs). Stayed in a back-in full hook-up site, but would choose a pull-through site next time due to short length of cement pad for both trailer and vehicle. Low water pressure for the 5 days we were there. Peaceful campground but not a lot to do for children. There is a small beach area and 1 playground near office. The restroom/shower buildings were the nicest I have even seen--modern, spacious, had a foyer with washers & dryers, section for books to borrow, individual showers and very spacious bathroom stalls, plus stainless steel sinks and benches outside.
Date of Stay: August, 2012
We had #38 which backs onto the river. Site was grass and dirt surface but very spacious and had some shade. Hook-ups were at the front of the site which is odd for a back-in site. There is just 1 washroom/shower building located up a hill beside a small playground. No campstore. No internet access. Bundle of wood was $8.00. Wish there was a beach or pool in the campground, but they did have a decent walking trail. Campground is very close to Hwy 401 but couldn't hear much noise which was a pleasant surprise. Overall, a great place to stay while visiting the Toronto area.