Date of Stay: July, 2015
With only a couple caveats, we loved our stay at Rondeau Provincial Park. We were looking for a quiet and relaxing place to get some beach time. The campsites are fairly private with many trees and bushes separating campers. There is a fill station near the dump station to fill up your fresh water tank. The showers were some of the best that we have every seen. Water was almost too hot! The beach areas that are walkable from the campground are grown up with weed right down the the waterline and are infested with mosquitos. There are other nice beaches, but you have to drive a few minutes. The dog beach is the farthest away (+5km). The beaches are nice, with a combination of sand and some pebble. The Lake Erie water temperature was "warmer than New England but colder than Virginia Beach". The staff were quite helpful. We had an electrical problem at our site and someone came right away to fix it. On the other hand some new campers arrived right next to us who were more into partying. The weed smoking would begin early in the day and the noise at night was a bit more than acceptable. We complained to the staff and were promised an intervention, but nothing changed. We just ran the fan in our trailer at night and it drowned out most of the noise... In the area here is hiking, biking, fishing and beach and that's pretty much it. To go to town for supplies is a 20 min drive. If you're looking for peace and quiet in a natural setting, that's what you'll get!
Date of Stay: August, 2014
We were a little apprehensive when we arrived at this campground as reservations are not site specific and they give you a colour-coded tag and ask you to go find your own site that corresponds to the colour. Turns out it was fine. We found a very nice site in the G loop that was very close to the beach. Be advised that sites are on the small side and the maneuvering is tight so big rigs might have a tough time. We were on the beach almost every day and walking on it every night. The campground AND beach are very dog-friendly. On the beach, if you're looking for waves, you won't find many. It's more like a very warm, salt-water lake. Views of dolphins, cargo ships, Navy vessels and helicopters were great fun! Privacy between sites is great. Our only complaint was the Wi-Fi. They have an Internet cafe area, but for eight days we couldn't connect with two phones or a laptop. The staff said that that the Wi-Fi was erratic and that some people were able to connect, but we never talked to anyone for which is was working. Normally, we wouldn't care much, but we were trying to sell our house while we were away. Luckily, MacDonalds is five minutes away with free Wi-Fi. We would camp there again in a heartbeat!
Date of Stay: July, 2014
We primarily chose this campground for a weekend getaway due to its proximity to Montreal. You can’t beat a drive of about an hour! The campground is well laid out and has a choice of primitive sites as well as those with power and others with both power and water. Ours had both and the rate reflects this. There are two playgrounds and some organized activities for younger kids. The views of the St. Lawrence, the ship traffic, the south shore of the river and the foothills of the Adirondacks on the horizon are spectacular. One downside was the train horns at night. We ran our ventilation fan the second night and that helped. Also, although they do their best to clean it up daily, there was Canada Goose poop on the beach. Lastly, while swimming, the kids and I went out too far (beyond the sandy area) and cut our feet on zebra mussels, which we didn’t know were a hazard! We reported it to the friendly and helpful staff and they posted warnings right away. Despite these hitches, we'll certainly go to this campground again.
Date of Stay: August, 2013
Although the sites are a little close for our liking, we really enjoyed staying here. It's a great, affordable location for going to the beach, with reasonable drives to Hampton Beach and Kittery Outlets. If you go to the outlets, eat at Robert's Maine Grill, it was amazing! Back to the campsite; as others have said, the faucet is way to the back of the site, so you'll have to use two 25-foot hoses. The campground is very pet friendly, with doggy doo stations here and there where you can pick up bags and drop off used ones. There is no alcohol allowed on the campground, but you do see many people drinking out of big plastic cups...Beaches are beautiful, but the ocean is very cold. They had dump station problems while we were there, but came up with a work-around within a couple of days and gave us a discount, so we were satisfied.
Date of Stay: July, 2013
Beaches are fantastic! It's like a Caribbean beach in the heart of Canada. This is a massive campground, but there is plenty of tree cover to provide privacy. We dry-camped with friends who were tenting it, but there are sites available with electrical service. This is a VERY popular campground and you need to reserve months in advance to get a choice site.
Date of Stay: July, 2013
A beautiful, clean, and quiet campground. Sites are immaculate, spacious, and the views of the mighty St. Lawrence are impressive. The staff is friendly and helpful. There is a small beach that is adequate for cooling off. As for the alcohol ban, we enjoyed beer and wine discreetly with no problems. We saw deer on several occasions. It is very close to Upper Canada Village, which makes a nice day trip.
Date of Stay: June, 2013
This is a quiet, family-friendly campground without many frills except for the beauty of the lake itself and the surrounding Adirondacks. There is a wide assortment of site types from secluded lakeside ones with their own private beaches to ones in the woods to ones in large grassy areas. Some are pull-thru. Playground is on the small side and more for the under-10 crowd. Beach is clean and usually guarded. Our kids had a great time just riding their bikes around. We noticed some fire pits were upgraded this year.