Date of Stay: August, 2012
This was our first time camping here. I remember this campground as a child but under different management and name. Check in was fast and friendly, price is fair in our opinion $45 for water/electrical site, although the sites have absolutely no shade. No shade this summer was a killer. Our site was mixed in with the seasonal campers and beside the 5 cabins, centrally close to washrooms and pool. It's unfortunate that the sites in front of the pool and playground do not have water/electrical because that would have been convenient for us with having an 8 eight year old who could spend all day on the playground. We wouldn't consider the "lake" to be a lake, it's extremely muddy and is full of catfish and suckers. On their website they boast about good fishing and canoe rentals. We did not see canoes but there were a ton of paddle boats but not anywhere near the water. A sign was posted stating $5 paddle boat rentals for 1/2 hour. We'd have to say it very much lacks in the activity department! Summing up to a boring campground, but great for relaxation and quietness! Didn't have any encounters with racoons which is nice. And the bugs were very minimal. The pool are is clean, there are two pools, one that is 3ft and 4ft, the other is 4ft and not sure but a deeper end. The splash pad was okay, we couldn't imagine more that 4 kids on it at once, anymore would be a potential for accidents to happen. Lifeguard at one point was reading a book while 10 people were in the pool and she was located in the single pool area away from splash pad and "kids" pool. I don't even think she noticed when we entered that area. I did not see her look over once while my husband and 8 year old were in the pool. The playground was large and had many different play options. The main bathrooms were extremely clean and comfortable! Showers are metered at $1 for 10 minutes I believe. Downfall here they only accept old loonies! Here's the kicker. When I purchased a bundle of wood during check in, my change included a new loonie. You would think she knew that we campers would need old loonies (for the showers). Also would have been nice for her to mention it. The bathrooms up at the pool located inside the hall are not so clean, but tolerable. Truth be told, the only reason we went here because it is super close to home and we knew the weather was not going to be cooperative. We usually camp 2 hours away in Stouffville, that's were we will be going next year.
Date of Stay: July, 2012
We have stayed here twice and absolutely love it here!! Excellent price for water/electrical camp site. We love the private, cute beach. Free internet is a super plus bonus. 2 playgrounds, large pool, hot tub, horseshoes, sand filled volleyball courts, tennis courts & shuffle board, so much to keep everyone having fun, fun, fun. And its all included, just have to put down $20 deposit when signing out equipment (has to be cash). Downfall: only 41 tenting sites with water/electrical. They book up fast on weekends. The general store (can't remember the name) is reasonable priced and super friendly service. Tenting sites are centrally located close to everything. Bathrooms are clean but are a tad bit rustic. But hey: you are camping and showers are free!! We love, love, love Cedar Beach Resort. Can't wait to go back next year.