11 Parks near Grimsby, Ontario
Aug 2016 - $47.00
Sites were spacious, though sunny with no shade. Conveniently located off QEW between Toronto and Niagara Falls. Staff was friendly and helpful. Marina, beach, and fishing. Very well maintained. Big rig friendly, though no pull thrus, but site was easily long enough for rig and tow. Quiet: could hear some noise from QEW, but not bad. A bit more than we like to pay, as we spend most of our time away from the park, but well worth it if you use the amenities. - DYK 640
Jul 2016 - $42.00
A generally quiet campground in a county park. Occasional noise from the QEW but only if the wind is from the west. The beaches on the lake are ok.
Asphalt and gravel access roads. The asphalt portion of the access road is "two lane" but iffy on two rigs passing - especially at the curves. Gravel access roads are single lane. The trees are not well trimmed for taller rigs. The older section sites are close together with heavy foliage and are not big rig friendly. The newer section is an open field with young trees. Mostly level, gravel sites are not overly long (44' class A fit with toad parked sideways) with large separation between sites. Big rigs do NOT take first two roads into older section. Wait until you pass the bath house and see the open field before turning.
Power ok even under heavy load, water ok, sewer ok (needs a donut). Wifi has very poor signal, but with a couple of high gain antennae was very usable with decent speed. Verizon (Bell) LTE 2 bars, but did not check speed. T-Mobile (Telus) LTE 2 bars with ok speed. Note that both the Verizon and the T-Mobile devices defaulted to the wrong carrier when on auto-carrier select.
Full single stream recycle on site. 3 mile loop on interior roads suitable for road bikes. The waterfront bike trail goes past the campground all the way into Toronto, but first 7 miles are street riding before getting to the shoreline. Did not ride past Hamilton as the lift bridge was closed.
We will return when in the area. - SeaLandSkyPhoto
Jul 2016 - $49.00
One of our sites was littered with cigarette butts and other small trash. Told them at the gate and while they said they'd see to it, they did not while we were here. The gate/phone staff was very pleasant and otherwise quite helpful. There is a $12 Canadian reservation fee, which makes a 1 night stay less reasonable than a longer stay. Luckily the exchange rate was favorable for us! - SaneJane
Aug 2016 - $50.00
Our first time in a trailer so we were using this trip as a test. The lady in charge couldn't have been more helpful once she knew we were newbies. Organized a pull-through full-service site for us and generally offered assistance if we needed it.
Beautiful site, lots of seasonals, very quiet even though we were still in school vacation season. - Chris_m
Jul 2014 - $46.00
We chose this campground because it is close to Niagara Falls and will accommodate a larger rig. It is off the beaten path surrounded by vineyards and the campground is pretty with trees and grassy lots. The water pressure is really high and a regulator is needed, which we had. The owners were friendly and helpful. The first hour of wifi is free and then it is $2.50 a day and works great. There is also cable TV. The pool also looked great but we didn't use it. - Ro&Don
Aug 2013 - $47.00
This place is like a secret hideaway. It is peaceful and beautiful. There are many full-timers, but nothing looks tacky. The woman who runs it is very pleasant and helpful. The Wi-Fi is free for an hour, but only $2.50 per day for unlimited access, and it works great. The cable TV was also great. It's about 1/2 hour from Niagara on the Lake or Niagara Falls and has several very nice wineries close by. The showers are a little weird - you push a button and the water stays on for about a minute. I had to push it about 7 times to take a shower, but the water was good and hot. We would definitely come back. - Capt.Deb
Aug 2016 - $48.00
We were close to our family reunion rendez-vous at Niagara on the Lake the next day. We chose for its location. We paid for 3 services but it was hot and muggy, everyone had the ac running and our surge protector tripped. Flutuating current. It tripped 5 times in 10 minutes.
Entrance-problem, no registration parking available, owner kept checking if anyone blocked the entrance and was angry. Luckily we weren't towing because we cannot back up when towing. Property is big enough to fix this problem. Internet, forget it, we could never connect, they say they have internet but.. Some trees need to be trimmed for us to drive out. Pool is too far to walk.
Nice for seasonal clients. - Nicoray
Jul 2015 - $36.00
A family oriented campground in a rural setting. Lots of families on camping outings. Many things for both adults and kids to do on the premises. We stayed at Shangri-La Park Campground over a busy weekend, liked and recommend it. Can't say enough nice things about how considerate, patient, and helpful the management was to us visitors from California. - arascal
Aug 2013 - $35.00
I notice this park hasn't been reviewed for a while so I'll update it. We stayed one night in a nice pull through. The person checking us in was friendly and helpful. It does seem to be a seasonal park and place for families. The site we had was large with well manicured grass and I would stay here again. Someone gave it high ratings and that is why we stayed. Not too far from the Welland Canal and Niagara Falls. - nedmtnman
Dec 2015 - $45.00
Lots of activities for the kids, weekend campers are far from pool/activities - so it was a bit of a hike. Tons of seasonal campers. The area we were in had average to small sites, no shade and no privacy. The bathroom was in a mobile type of structure - it was clean and new, however they were having septic/plumbing issues when I was there and for most of the stay there was at least one clogged toilet. The ground on are site was very dry, almost how you wold imagine a desert! Cracked, made pegging down our sunshade very difficult. All in all it is a great park for kids. - User3551
Sep 2015 - $30.00
We were hoping to use to pool but the "shallow pool" had a lot of leaf debris and the regular pool was very cloudy and did not look clean. We waited for over an hour at the office for someone to show up. The sign on the door said to go to the house, but no one was there either. The sewer connection at our site (220) would not accept a standard fitting for a sewer connection. We will not return. - Summer Minnesotan
Jun 2014 - $45.00
I really liked this park. Fantastic for kids - so much going on! Our campsite was squished between a bunch of "seasonal" campers. It was close to everything, but I felt a tad bit awkward, like we were intruding on people, but they were very nice. Bathrooms were OK. Far but probably because I was in the "seasonal section". I would book again and maybe choose the tent/weekend camper area. - User3551
Jul 2013 - $72.00
We thoroughly enjoyed our week at Bisell's. We had a prime spot, very level, and the park was great to explore the area from. Not too far to Niagara Falls, close to the many vineyards and farms of the area. We would definitely go back. Our rig is 38' long. - Gus the Fireant
Jul 2011 - $50.00
No real problem with this place. We'd heard really good things and we did have fun but we weren't blown away. The big pool was nice but bear in mind anytime there's an "accident," the whole huge pool has to get evacuated while they do whatever it is they do to clean it. And there's no other real option at that point. Hundreds of people standing around for an hour waiting. It's located 2 hours from our house and not really worth the drive, so we won't go back for that reason. - Rockford
Jun 2010 - $70.00
Very nice RV Park. Sites are level however close together. Fire pits and picnic table at each site. Very clean Washrooms and showers ($). Very large Pool, splash pad and water slides were a hit with the kids. Nice mini put and playground as well. Picked cherries here, yum! Recommend for families. Close to Niagara Falls and many wineries as well. - klvs2travel
Sep 2016 - $31.00
We wanted a site near the greater Toronto area so we could meet up with friends and this park fit the bill. The cost seems high for electric only service, and as mentioned in other reviews, the electric post may be a long ways from where you need it to be. In our case, it was located between sites 110 and 112, therefore, for site 110, on the non-utility side of our RV, and very close to the front of the site. We ran the power cord under the bus, and parked the bus with its front right at the road, and with an extension cord, we could plug in. The tow vehicle had to be parked in the grass next to the site. The site was plenty long for our 43' bus and would have been great if we had had two extension cords or the power pedestal was closer to where we needed it. We considered pulling into the site rather than backing in, but the roads are narrow and we weren't sure we would be able to get turned around to leave if any additional sites were occupied. The roads inside the campground are gravel and have lots of potholes - maybe to be expected by end of the season.
There are beautiful wildflowers growing in the "Prairie" section at this time of year - so it is very pretty. It appears that only the Prairie and Savannah sections are open, and, since it is mid-week, less than 1/3 of the sites are occupied. - pattic777
Jul 2015 - $32.00
It quite a pretty park. All personnel were friendly and helpful. In our Prarie loop, the sites were large and clean.
The electrical outlets are quite far apart. Be very cautious about which one you book. If you do not have an extension cord, you may not find a good spot. We just barely made it. We had to move from the first spot as we old have need almost 50 feet if we wanted room to park the tow.
Our sited needed to be mowed. Many were mowed, many needed it a couple of days ago. Wild flowers were beautiful. Beautiful!
If you understand these limitations, you will enjoy the place. No WiFi but you are close enough to Starbucks. - jubilee32
Aug 2010 - $42.00
This park was a pleasant surprise since it is so close to the city and yet so quiet. It is convenient for travel into Toronto. The only issue we had was the distance to the power point. The posts are shared by two sites and whoever gets there first gets to use the plug they need and the other gets the leftover. We got a 50 or 15 amp plug when we needed the 30. The park is very clean and the workers were all friendly. We will stay there again when in the area. - cdnoutback
Jun 2013 - $35.00
We did not camp overnight. We wanted to stop by this park and pay to dump our black and grey tanks. We called ahead, and they said they were big rig accessible. Even though it's a small park, it was a 45 min drive through their park having to go 1-2 miles an hour due to incredibly narrow roads, pot holes (huge - several feet across!), and an incredible amount of low branches. The employee had us follow him down a 30 plus degree hill, and a super narrow dirt path, and we took out several trees branches with our RV (NOT HAPPY about those scratches). We also had to put the truck in 4x4 to get up the hill (nearly didn't make it, and there was nowhere to back up and get a 'running start'). Campers were stopping us and telling us we nearly lost our entire sewer pipe system on the steep hill and that we 'shouldn't be trying that hill in that rig!" (which we wouldn't have if the employee and owner hadn't insisted it was big rig friendly). Then we finally got to the dump station it was a mess. They use chunks of concrete to help you hold down the hose, but their pipe it too small, so it flies off, and we have to clean up sewage. It's super muddy and messy. Then it takes another ten minutes to get out of the campground thanks to the same issues. We burned about a 1/8th of a tank of diesel just driving in this park. Don't camp here. It's mostly seasonals. It's not well maintained and in NO way can it handle anything larger than a20ft trailer and SUV. Lastly we had called ahead to ask how much to fill our fresh water tank with potable water and were told it would be $50.00. It costs more to get water than to camp there for the night which makes no sense at all. - ciara
Sep 2016 - $54.00
Open sewer pipe, no cover. This park is definitely a work in progress; wouldn't stay there again. - MrK1
Aug 2016 - $47.00
Our site was way in the back. There are many seasonal sites up in the front, the transients are in the back. Some of the seasonal sites could be kept up better, the whole park looked a little run down and could use some work. The hot tub is a two seater with a cover. The pool was pretty clean but the water was very cold. Our site was close to Lundy's Lane, but the traffic did not bother us. The jumping pad was nice. Our site was shady and since no one was next to us we had plenty of room. Our neighbor's fire pit was very close to our slide, but they didn't use it, so it didn't matter. We did put our slide in when we left the campground, just in case. It is a quick drive to the falls area where there is $10 all day parking. We sued the WEGO buses to get from one a attraction to the other, but because the campground is at the end of the line it could take over 1/2 hour to get to town. The bus runs every 30 min. to this area. We would probably not stay here again. - dalebonnie
Aug 2016 - $60.00
We had an issue with our "50 amp" power. We were told to only run one air conditioner. That is not my idea of good service. Front desk staff, however, was otherwise nice and helpful. - Couch9748
Sep 2016 - $50.00
Much like described by others. They placed us on a site that was so unlevel that I couldn't get our 5ver leveled out and the sewer was out of reach. Guy behind our site had a 40' motor home and his rig and ours just wouldn't fit. They did move us to another site that worked. TV was pitiful (antenna, only got 2 channels), wifi was "iffy" but worked. Basically a pasture-like piece of ground with gravel roads, grass sites. Most are fairly level (except the first one we were placed in). Lady at front desk when we arrived was nice and cooperative. When we went back to request a site change, she wasn't there and there was a young boy and (I assume) his dad manning the desk. The man OK'd the exchange but didn't seem too happy about it. I recommend staying in the USA and driving over to see the Canadian Falls. That way you keep your cell phone, wifi, etc. Luckily, the Falls are a "once you've seen them, that'll do" type of attraction, so I won't be staying here again. - hughdogg6
Sep 2016 - $45.00
We stayed here 2 years ago and have returned now for 2 weeks. This is a nice clean family campgrounds. We experienced them asking a group of rowdy young folks to leave today. Thank you for keeping this a quiet family campgrounds. Good wifi, convenient location, reasonably priced. We will always stay here on our Canada vacations. - JanWhite
Jul 2016 - $50.00
We did not stay here but did walk through and inspect the place. The site looked large and it was not real busy. It is convenient to the area and all attractions. We would probably stay here the next time as it was a little less expensive. It was not busy but still looked comfortable. They had clean showers and a nice swimming pool. Many pull through and back in sites. Lots of grassy area. - motordoctor
Jul 2016 - $80.00
Great place. Large sites, clean restrooms. Large pool, great parking. Easy access to the falls and other attractions. About 10 minutes to the falls area and about 20 minutes to Niagara on the Lake. They had a pancake breakfast on Sunday morning. 5 bucks and you got juice, coffee, 2 LARGE pancakes and 2 sausages. Perfect. Quiet at night with patrol people for safety. Nice store with lots of convenience stuff. Tents area, cabin area, trailer and RV pull through and back in areas. Really large property. I believe it is run by corporate KOA company with a manager. - motordoctor
Jul 2016 - $80.00
Nice, very clean park. Very level site, but very close to your neighbors. WiFi was just ok. Lots of vehicles lined the streets, making it hard to navigate the streets while pulling in or out of your site. All employees were exceptional! Lots to do if traveling with kids. - stlmp
Jul 2016 - $123.00
This campground was the best KOA we have ever stayed at. The bathrooms were spotless, the employees were very friendly and helpful, and it was very kid friendly. Another positive was that the WeGo bus stops right in front of the campground to take you to the Falls and other attractions. - SoniaR