8 Parks near Amherstburg, Ontario
Jun 2012 - $33.00
Park features a sandy beach that is sometimes closed owing to water safety (bacteria readings). Hawk tower is a popular observation point. There is also a large day use area for picnics, games, dog walking, or whatever. Trout pond for fishing. Nice recreational trail. Plenty to do in the area especially if you like visiting wineries. Sites start at $33 (unserviced). 15 and 50 amp sites are also available, as well as water connections. Some turnover in staff including a new park superintendent means some old problems have finally been addressed to the park's betterment. Enforcement has been stepped up. Parkview campground has been closed and is returning to its natural state. Marshview remains open and is frequently booked to capacity on weekends, so reserve well in-advance. 3/4 of park is seasonals. Very laid back and peaceful. Officers address any noise/rowdiness promptly. Lots are mostly shaded and of good quality, although not as private as what some provincial parks offer. Not all is rosy though: the comfort station is frequently closed on the weekends owing to problems with their septic system pump failing. Portajons are provided but many campers are disappointed to find showers, laundry, and bathrooms closed by Sunday morning. Staff are working diligently to find a permanent solution. Also, pedestal power can vary from site to site. Best to check your power with a meter or have in-line monitoring/protection in event of brownout. In conclusion and overall I'd like to say that in the last five years Holiday Beach Conservation Area has risen a few notches and is a fine place to stay whether you are a tent camper, RV'er, or seasonal. Both staff and guests are very nice to deal with. Highly recommend. - John-in-SWO
Aug 2007 - $20.00
Friendly gate staff, camp store with basic needs, scenic walking trails, low user fees, beach. Initial impression was good. But there are no conservation officers - and it shows. The park office closes at 9pm whereupon the area becomes a free-for-all, supposedly with municipal police patrolling (we saw them drive through twice in the afternoon). The bathroom facilities consisted of a trailer on a platform (not handicap accessible) which was absolutely filthy. At the CG, the screaming of profanities, loud stereos, harvesting of firewood from the forest, cruelty to wildlife, etc. only left us wondering what it must be like after 9 when the park closed. Neighbors were pretty rowdy and we decided to break camp early and not spend the night rather than take our chances staying there overnight. Now please keep in mind that there are TWO camp grounds within Holiday Beach. We apparently picked the wrong one in our quest to get a spot close to the waterfront. There is a no-alcohol campground closer to the park entrance which is also resident for some seasonal campers who probably don't put up with any nonsense. The no-alcohol camp site also has a proper comfort station with showers. If you are a family camper looking for a safe and peaceful place to stay and not a carload of underage drinkers looking for somewhere to party with impunity, you may want to pick your campsite from the ones in the nicer campground closer to the park office. - John-in-SWO
Oct 2015 - $43.00
Very large park, lots of seasonals. This seems to be largely a snowbird park. Our rate reflects an off-season discount of 10%, but it is still expensive. The transient sites are all pull-through but are back to back. Still, by parking the right direction, you can face away from your closest neighbor. The park is very open with only a few trees, and is surrounded by a golf course. We were here in the final week of operation, and the few other users all seemed to be full-timers like us, just staging to cross the very nearby US border at the appropriate time.
We would probably stay here again. - wandrr
Aug 2013 - $45.00
This was the first campground we have ever experienced as we are newbies to the RV world, but not to towing long trailers - we routinely tow a 36 foot utility trailer. Park closes and so does the gate at 8 pm, so if you're going to be late make sure you call and get the gate code. We found out quickly that "pull-through" isn't the same as "easy in". The spot was very tight to get into, with narrow in-roads. Park was very clean, lots of seasonal trailers. Golf course looks decent but didn't play it. No garbage pick-up, you have to carry it to a central spot. Owners were super-nice. - MaRVey and the Monster
Jun 2007 - $35.00
We have a dually/36' high-profile fifth wheel. Our pull-through site was barely adequate. Not very long and very narrow with small, narrow streets and little maneuvering space. Site needed much levelling - had to abandon allocated space. Difficult to pull in and pull out. A good thing the park was quiet and we could use some of the site space opposite. Helpful, friendly staff. Free WiFi only at restaurant - an odd arrangement. Cable TV and good 50A service. Reasonable value for money but would not use the park again due to poor sites. Beautifully kept golf club setting and park models were really posh. An expensive place to have a vacation home but touring facilities were poor by comparison. - macrobarch
Jun 2015 - $35.00
Store was understocked. Mini golf was extremely poor quality. No privacy. Bring ear plugs - Too close to the 401.
Located minutes from downtown, which was convenient. Sites are way too small and fire pit was in fair condition. Staff was accommodating but not overly friendly. We felt a little mislead by what was advertised on the website and what the conditions were when we arrived. - A_0
May 2008 - $36.00
The cg is laid out in several sections. My lot was fairly level with full hookup. Roads are dirt and makes for a dusty environment when the wind is blowing right. Staff was friendly and helpful. Monitored the park on a regular basis. The park is about a half mile from Hwy. 401 and sometimes you could hear the road noise. but not often and not too loud. Appears to be many permanent residents. They were in an area of their own. A large pond has fish (catch & release). Wash room and showers were clean, free and large. Downtown Windsor is about 25 minutes away. I would stay there again. - eaf14131
Jul 2016 - $35.00
We stayed 2 nights, our first time, and found the park to be clean, staff was friendly and helpful. The sites were large enough so you didn't feel crowded and we had a nice view of the lake. Roads were good for bike riding. We will return. - Br43
Jul 2016 - $35.00
The park borders Lake Erie, so it is a beautiful setting. The pads are paved and very long but very basic. There is no screening between spots, but they are far enough apart that it still feels private. However, there are a lot of beach day use people in addition to campers. Dogs are allowed on leash on the paved walkway, but not on the beach. There is a park day use fee of $15 in addition to the campground fee, even if you arrive late in the day. - Dapper
Jun 2016 - $30.00
The RV park is located on a beautiful Lake Erie island. Many of the sites have a view of the lake and the sandy beach. The sites are large, many pull through and very long. There are not many trees though many have been planted. The island was created with fill provided by a two million dollar grant.
Various types of sites are available; 30 amp, 50 amp, 0 amp, water or not, sewer, or not, and back in and pull through.
The location is convenient to shopping, museums, Detroit and Toledo.
They are family friendly here, watch for children playing.
This park is high on my list of desirable places.
The only caveat is it is run by the government with all that implies including an awkward reservation system. Reservation can not be made on site. You have to call people who are not there and that caused us an inconvenience. Be sure to ask what hookups are available on the site you are reserving. They will put you on a site with no hookups without telling you. - The Penguin
Mar 2015 - $50.00
We stayed here very early in the season and there was still snow on the ground. Mostly seasonal campers. The staff was very friendly and accommodating. There are a lot of lakes around which is probably very attractive during the summer. Lots of place to walk the dogs. From what we saw we would stay here again. A bit pricey though. - Novi MI
Nov 2013 - $30.00
Spent a month and 3 weeks in pull threw site that the back side had a pile of leaves and junk so it was unusable. Restroom individuals and maintenance man both seen cleaning items in the showers and floors dirty. Park was not plowed after snow until late in day and undriveable to get rigs in or out. Only a few sites were even plowed. Monthly sites were charged .14per KWH and heat tape to parks water lines was charged to the sites. Park staff was not well trained. Question about propane bottle exchange when there exchange bottles were over due inspection individual did not know about dates! Wild cats loose in park and individual allowed dogs to run loose. One trailer was in such bad shape the individual had several tarps covering most of trailer and living in it with large pile of unknown items covered with tarp behind trailer. - Hob
Jul 2013 - $31.00
This is a beautiful park in a very nice setting. Sites are well spaced, some with shade. Blazing fast WIFI, about the best we've ever encountered. We would definitely return in the future if we're passing through this area. - Bob & Stephanie
Jul 2016 - $52.00
My wife and I have going to Harbortown for more than 10 yrs., recommending this park to fellow campers. But we have noticed a change in customer treatment and enforcement of printed rules. We see dogs off leash and site violations which seem to be ignored. On our last visit this month the next site campers returned from a day of fishing and parked their large boat on site and began cleaning fish, even though there is a fish cleaning station available. The office said they would check on this but never did. We went to the office and said we had family coming to visit and felt we shouldn't have to sit next to or smell the boat. The manager said too bad, the boat stays, it's not against the rules. Rule in the printed brochure explicitly said 1 vehicle and 1 camper per site. He was very rude and insulting and boasted that this was "my place" and if we didn't like it we could move on to another place. After we strongly expressed our opinion on the situation, we got a refund, left and went elsewhere. On leaving Harbortown another camper said others also had issues with management. To our surprise the sites at Sterling were larger, cheaper and with very friendly staff. Plus a nice view of Lake Erie. Our family arrived there and a good time was had by all! For a so called business owner (?) he needs to show respect for campers who support his business. We definitely will not return!!! And definitely not worth the $52 we paid per night, plus $4 per visiting guest. We camped in a motorhome. - Br43
Oct 2015 - $58.00
The campground is easy enough to get to, but once you're there getting to your site can be unnecessarily complicated. If you're looking to get away from it all and enjoy some quiet family time, this isn't the place for you. Sites are extremely close to one another! We were fortunate to have lovely neighbors, so that part could've been worse. The staff themselves were incredibly rude and unwelcoming. I've seen the reviews that rules were not enforced, but my experience was not the case. The staff ride around in their golf carts barking orders at guests.
The park has a lot of potential under proper management, so it's a shame that it's being run in such a poor way. My family and I will not be returning. For the money you spend here (they charge for EVERY little thing) you could stay in a five star hotel with everything included.
If you're going to stay here, be sure to double and triple confirm your reservation and site. Staff is of the mind that they don't make errors and aren't very accommodating when they do. - JDunlapMH12
Sep 2015 - $27.00
We stayed 2 nights at PP America, then full price ($54) the third night. So the average was acceptable, but the $54 price was in my opinion excessive for this park. The sites were a decent size with grass on each side. The pad is extremely narrow and there are trees that a growing up on each side at the entry and exit of the pull through sites. I had to back out as I could not go out forward with the trees in protruding onto the corners of the sites (45' moho).
The wi-fi was horrible. Could get it late at night or very early in the morning. Other than that it was hit and miss whether could connect, as if it did connect it was very slow. Seems like for this kind of money, the wi-fi could be better.
Hookups were good, lots of cable stations to choose from. Was open to receive Dish satellite. Mostly quiet except for an occasional train going by.
The office staff was efficient and very helpful. They recommended a restaurant in Monroe, Public House, which was terrific. - JoeVinnie
Jul 2016 - $32.00
Location, Location, Location. This place is probably the closest cg to Detroit and the Western suburbs. All sites are grassy and level. The pull thru sites are electric, water and sewer in the middle of the sites. The back-in sites have electric, water and sewer n the rear of the sites. In our row, back-in sites (site 55) the lot size was 25' x 75' with FHU in the rear. Good Detroit water. Good power. OTA TV has all the local channels. No trees so good for satellite. CG is expanding with another row of back-in sites.
CG is pretty quiet. Although a fair grounds, there is Walmart on one border and houses on the other three borders. Most of those staying were visiting local friends, family or visiting Detroit area.
As some have previously stated, this is not a destination cg. No pool or playground. Great for a rally as they have buildings available to use. Check you dates as they host many events here.
We stayed in a motorhome and would return if in the area. - rudy1
Jun 2016 - $23.00
We stayed here for three nights to see the museums, and would stay there again. 30 amps was enough to get by and staying in the area closest to the fence bordering Walmart, gave us great free Walmart WiFi. Great connection however the campground WiFI was not working and they gave us the usual line: "Its been acting up a couple days." That seems to be the standard excuse in Michigan. To be honest WiFi can be expensive for place like this, so I understand. The price, plus walking distance to Walmart or restaurants makes this a good value. Pull thrus, easy to navigate with big rigs and towing. - User2528
Aug 2015 - $24.00
This a huge campground but they put us way in the back in the smallest sites here and then proceeded to completely surround us with the carnival people/vehicles. They were literally on top of us and they sawed, welded, and used a grinder every day working on their trailer. Again, 98% of the campground was empty. It was like parking in a machine shop. I finally went in and asked why they would place us all together and was told that we didn't ask for full h/u. I pointed out that they could certainly have told us what was parking out here and given us the option to move but it was like talking to the wall. If they want to make sure that their guests never come back, they are definitely succeeding! If you have to camp here, don't give them your credit card until you check out your site first. We won't be back...... - exit to