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.
Date of Stay: June, 2012
Beautiful campground with a fair bit of shade, fabulous scenery, helpful staff and easy access to Hemlock Lodge & Hoedown Island. We had a site along the stream (check out sites B27-B35). We could walk down to the stream and splash around as it was shallow. Only negative comment would be the location of the H20 & electrical hook-ups. We had a back-in site but the hookups were at the front of the site and on the opposite side. Luckily, we brought extra cord & hose, but had to walk over them to access our trailer. Internet was available if you pay for it; otherwise you can find a hot spot at Hemlock Lodge. Their restaurant was very good. We had visitors to our campsite for dinner and there was no fee for them to enter which was nice.
Date of Stay: June, 2012
We stayed here while visiting Mammoth Cave Nat'l Park. The campground is smaller in size and located in a farm-like setting which made it feel cozy and quaint. The campground hosts were very friendly, helpful and accommodating, obviously caring a great deal that their patrons would enjoy their stay. The bath house was immaculate! We felt it was the perfect place to stay while in the Cave City area.
Date of Stay: May, 2012
Very picturesque and well-maintained campground nestled in the hills. Amish buggies pass right in front of the campground to our pleasure. We enjoyed playing the free mini golf as well as disc (frisbee) golf. Pool wasn't opened but looked great. Would be nice to have more trees in between sites and a recycling program for bottles, cans, etc. The only negative comment would be the 2 trails in the campground: Tea Hollow Nature Trail and Flying Squirrel Trail, as they were not well maintained nor easy for anybody to follow. They started out well, but then the trail stopped and you wondered which way to go, with no signage to tell you if you were still on the right path. This definitely needs improvement. Overall, a fantastic place to stay while exploring Amish Country...make sure to visit Berlin, eat at Mrs. Yoder's Kitchen, visit Amish Home at Yoders, and check out Breitenback Wine Cellars.