6 Parks near Bracebridge, Ontario
Aug 2015 - $73.00
This is one of the worst places we have ever stayed. Muskoka Ridge is a very old park and it appears as though no upgrades have been done. We only had 30 amp, no WiFi, no cable, and at times the water was only a trickle. The owner just doesn't seem to want to put any money in the place. Even the picnic table looked like the original one from 40 years ago. The road was very narrow, with vehicles parked in front of their sites, so we had a very tight jockey to get out with our 40-footer. Maybe if you had a 30-ft. unit, you'd be all right, but we will never stay here again. - wallysmom
May 2015 - $55.00
I have stayed here before and thought I would check it out again, the washrooms have not been painted for years and are very dirty. only 2 sinks are working the other one has been out of service for years. The grounds are not very clean, and the site are pityfully. the owner does not care about you or the sites just money as you see in his rates. I have checked out other parks in the area and they are all booked full, this one is half empty. So that will tell you something. Spoke to some of the seasonal people are they all seem to to be very nice and helpful. Could not find the owner, gate is locked and no one in the office. Is this really how you run a business?... the owner does not touch the sites it is all up to you to fix them for them. I must say thou the pool was clean. was not overly happy with the park or the owners at this time. not very helpful with the sites getting in or out of them. In the spring they are all full of water and the campers are not too happy about it.Our site that was given to us was full of water up to our ankles... lots of better parks out there. - wideopen
Jul 2013 - $56.00
Not worth $56 a night for sure but it is the only one there I could find. The owners are very friendly and try to help. There is no WiFi and I knew that going in. The park is mostly seasonals with children playing. The site they gave us first was a back in and I would have to unhook. Being only there for 1 night they gave me a longer site right next to the swimming pool ( the kids playing ). It was a grass site with some gravel. The electric was 30 amp, water was OK. The sewer was a white PVC pipe laying on the ground dumping into a larger pipe. I would look long and hard for another place if going through here. I did and this was it. - nedmtnman
Aug 2009 - $38.00
We had fairly low expectations before arriving here after reading earlier reviews. We decided to try it anyway given that it is across the street from Santa's Village, which was where we were headed. The park itself was fine. The sites are really small and packed in, but there are lots of trees around, which made it a bit nicer. The bathrooms were acceptable - not the best we've seen, but not the worst either. We know there was a pool there, but we didn't go looking for it because we had enough stuff to do. The staff were helpful. Most people camping here have young children, and the go-carts from the theme park are a stone's throw away so if you're looking for a quiet place to camp, this isn't it! However, the deal they offer with two nights of camping plus two-day passes to the park is a good one, so it's worth checking out for that reason. - happy-camper
Aug 2007 - $36.00
This campground is affiliated with Santa's Village across the road. It is all dirt and pine needles. There is no sewer hookups as they have been outlawed by the town. You pay top dollar for a poor site then have to pay an additional $5.00 to dump your tanks. The showers and restrooms were filthy. The worst we have ever used. The roadways are very narrow and you have to be very careful that you don't clip trees when using them. There are a number of permanent units there that are in various stages of decay. All together a very poor place to stay. There are other campgrounds in the area including a KOA. I wished I had stayed there. I will never stay at this campground again. - murph164
Aug 2016 - $42.00
There are beautiful sites in this park. Unfortunately they are all seasonal. Those left for transients are as tight as in south Florida. It feels like you are camping in someone's back yard. We met family who came from the south while we came from the north. Unfortunately during our family dinner one of the seasonals started a fire throwing on bags of leaves and then started to chain saw up a tree. Dinner ruined between the noise and the smoke.
The only adult we saw was a lady working in the front office. Although she was pleasant all other tasks were being handled by teenagers. So there was no enforcement of rules. Loose dogs and golf carts piloted by 4 or 5 children running around even after dark. Roads partially blocked by multiple vehicles parked near seasonal sites. Such a shame as it could be a wonderful park. - Smasma
Jul 2016 - $35.00
We stayed at a site in amongst some seasonals. It was a large spot and quiet. Our grandkids loved it..pools, bikes for rent, playground. This is an older KOA and a bit rough around the edges but the staff are very friendly. Their is a nine hole par 3 golf course and boats for rent across the road both operated by the campground. Store has lots of stuff. Washrooms are tired but fairly clean. - Ron and Lynda
Jun 2011 - $46.00
We’re quite familiar with KOAs, and this one is not up to standards. It is in need of some updating. One of the things that we didn’t like was that the seasonals were mixed throughout the campground, and many of them were older and run down. Water pressure on our full-service site was very low at peak times. We had requested a large site, but we had barely enough room to park and place the picnic table in front of our trailer. The front desk seemed to be run by teenagers (absence of adults), although they were polite and friendly. While we didn’t use the pools, they were attractive and well used by regulars. The interior roads are gravel and bumpy, but it is easy to manage large rigs through the campground. Free wi-fi was available at the front building and pool areas only. The campground is a short drive to downtown Gravenhurst. We stayed for three nights. - N1Hub
Jul 2016 - $35.00
Although I didn't get the warm and fuzzies when I called to reserve, it was a decent park. Making the reservations was a little frustrating. I was given "yes" and "no" answers, had to calculate what I owed and I had to initiate an email confirmation. However, when we got there, the owner (who was the same lady on the phone during reservations) was very pleasant and helpful. The store didn't have set hours so when we needed something we had to knock on her trailer for her to open the store. That was annoying!
The Dump Station is 10 feet away from the childrens playground. That was weird. They didn't seem to have Sewer for transient sites but our spot was wonderful and clean. Right by the river. The locals were really friendly. The bathrooms and showers we found to be very clean. The whole park in fact. It seems like an older park. There wasn't anything fun to do except for the river and horseshoes. They did have a carnival for the kids that weekend and a Tiki Party at night. It was only for locals but they encouraged us to attend. The only thing that bothered us from not going there again is that the train passes right by the park and it sounds like its going through it. Our whole camper shook. Scary!
Would we go back....only if we had to. - Gabriela
Aug 2012 - $40.00
Definitely a communication problems. Called two weeks prior to book for a three nights stay. Asked if we could bring our own wood, was told yes but was not informed there was a fire ban. Never told that the pool was out of commission before booking, when we did ask once on site, we were told that it was gonna be working hopefully that day, but the whole decking around out was torn out for repair, obviously was not a small fix and was not fixed by the day we left. The store was open at random hours, couldn't quite figure out the hours. We were there for four days and not once did the washroom get cleaned and never had paper towel or soap to wash your hands. Was quite difficult to figure out which site was what number and no help from staff on site. We would definitely not go there again. - melspring25
Sep 2009 - $32.00
The park itself is beautiful, set in among mature trees. A sign warns of no units longer than 25 feet. Even with a 22 foot trailer, we found it difficult to maneuver through the park. The hostess was not particularly friendly, or helpful. The hookups are placed in the wrong locations, with the result that we had to drive into a back-in site, then use the next-door site to free up our tow vehicle. She then booked a fellow camper onto that site while we were away from our site. That meant that when we went to leave the next morning, we had to have the neighbor move off his site in order that we could get our tow vehicle to the front of our trailer to hook up. The dump station cannot be accessed by a 22 foot trailer easily. Although the camp itself is quiet and beautiful, we will not be returning. - Kaygee
May 2016 - $45.00
After a long HOT drive, we checked into this park - we should have kept on driving.
Office staff was pleasant. Computer went down when I checked in so I did not receive itemized receipt until a young man showed up at our RV later and asked me to sign their paperwork. That's when I saw the $3.50 "reservation fee". I told him I'd sign it if he took off the reservation fee. He went back to the office never to be seen again.
Sites out back are serviced, if you call 15 amps and water service. The $45 +$3.50 +HST (tax) amounted to $54 and change Canadian!! The full service sites in front appear to have mainly "permanent" residents.
Wi-Fi was free, but not usable unless you were very close to office.
Washroom appeared to be new, but the floors were wet when I visited each time - safety hazard??
I know the reservation fee is minor, but it is the principle. We showed up unannounced - we did not reserve, so why the fee?
I would not recommend this park. I certainly won't stay there again. - DCM/JMB
Jul 2015 - $40.00
Campground was mostly full of seasonal campers and permanent locals. Sites were grass or gravel, with roadways being also gravel and dirt, which was a problem because of dust with every entering and leaving vehicle. Also, Wi-Fi was free, but not usable unless you were very close to office. Sites were partially wooded, but I managed to get a satellite signal and used a booster for Wi-Fi. Dump station was way in the back and hard to get to with my 32' motorhome. Office staff was helpful, but that did not improve the facilities. I will probably not come back here again. - judy_online
Aug 2005 - $31.00
Nice park for smaller units. Some sites on water have boat dockage. Pine section has electric for bigger units but some are not level (large boulders). Right off Rt. 400 (exit 162) so you hear traffic all night at the larger sites. Small dump station by office. 40 minutes to an hour to Parry Sound. Possible parasite from beavers in 6 mile lake so we didn't go swimming but others did (towel off briskly was recommended). - pegdiver