Rideau Acres Campground

     


Kingston, Ontario
Phone: (613) 546-2711

Sites: 320
Recent Rate: $40 10/2014


Latitude: 44.303936
Longitude: -76.418367

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites
  • Big Rig Access
  • Tent Camping
  • Restrooms (Plumbed)
  • Pit Toilets
  • Showers
  • $0.00 Shower Fee
  • Laundry Facilities
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee
  • Dump Station
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee
  • Propane Available
  • Firewood Available
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts
  • Water Spigot
  • Picnic Shelter
  • RV Wash
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee
  • Corral
  • Landing Strip
  • Overflow Parking
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP)
  • Electric (50 AMP)
  • Water
  • Sewer
  • WiFi
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee
  • Cellular Phone Service
  • Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup
  • Phone
  • Central Modem
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.)
  • Pool Access
  • Family Friendly
  • Playground
  • Pet Area
  • yes-river Waterfront
  • Clubhouse
  • Camp Store
  • Cafe / Snack Bar
  • Business Center
  • Group Camping
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Group Kitchen
  • Banquet Facilities
  • Concierge Services
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s)
  • Recreation Room
  • Gym/Workout Facilities
  • Beach Access
  • Boat Ramp
  • Marina
  • Boat Rentals
  • Fishing
  • Golfing
  • Bike Path(s)
  • Bike Rentals
  • Hiking
  • Spa
  • Horseshoe Pit
  • Volley Ball
  • Sports Field
  • Arcade Games
  • Live Entertainment
  • Amphitheatre
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf
  • Billiards
  • Ping Pong
  • Lake
  • Pond
  • River
  • Creek
  • Ocean
  • Water Park
  • Casino

Review Details

Ratings overview
  • Excellent 7
  • Good 13
  • Average 3
  • Poor 3
  • Terrible 2

28 Reviews

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User3302

Review Count: 45
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

This large campground is located on Colonel By Lake that is part of the Rideau Canal system. Our level water/electricity campsite had a beautiful lake view. Many of the campsites are for seasonal folks, but there are still good ones for temporary visitors as well. The campground is close to Kingston, ON and very close to the Kingston Mills locks of the Rideau Canal, which are very pretty. The park has free internet at an “internet Café” and in a multipurpose room. Price reflects a Good Sam discount. We camped at Rideau Acres Campground in a Motorhome.

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The Allens

Review Count: 14
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $45.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a Good Sam Park, members receive 10% off. Tell them you are a member when booking. Bring your card and show on check-in. The rate I posted was based on after discount, taxes and using 3 services, 30 amp, sewer, water. Pool is staffed by two lifeguards. Adults only swim one hour in afternoon time posted. Park is located on the Rideau Canal Waterway and has a lake. Boat launch on site. Roads are dirt throughout the park. So please follow the 5 MPH posted speed limit, children and animals and golf carts share the roads and no one wants to taste the dust as you rocket back and forth to your camp spot. It's a quiet park, been there four times this year. They can accommodate large groups together. Special event section too. There is 24-hour gate access, with a $5.00 deposit for transponder to use designated gate. If you want a specific site and it's available during your registration there is an additional $10 fee. When you arrive there is a driveway on the right that campers can park next to each other while registering. Store on site, two gas stations less than 1 km south from the park. Garbage and recycling station at exit area. Horse shoe pits, basketball nets, park for children, beach, duck and geese pond, you will see the birds roaming around. There are a a large number of seasonal campers and it's a friendly place. My only disappointment is the registration girl, needs to smile and roll her eyes less. I'm not going to name her, others are cheerful. Yes, each time we have visited it has been noticed, by us and others. We camped at Rideau Acres Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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wandrr

Review Count: 98
States Visited: 28
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $42.00
Overall Rating:      

This large park is about 75% seasonals, most of whom are not particularly friendly to transients. Nonetheless, the facilities are pretty good, at least in the part we used. Their laundry is satisfactory, though somewhat undersized for the number of users. Convenience to Kingston is the major attraction for us. Our rate includes a discount for a week long stay. We might stay here again if we need to be close to Kingston. We camped at Rideau Acres Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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seeyajohn

Review Count: 66
States Visited: 24
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

This is not a great Big Rig Campground, but it does have its own charm. The roads and sites are dirt and the recent rains made them soggy. The sites are uneven although it was not difficult to level our rig. Wi-Fi is only available at the office. On the other hand the setting of the campground is on Colonel By Lake that provides associated wildlife and great sunsets. The park is exceptionally friendly to birds and has a large approachable population of birds including peacocks and a variety of geese. We camped at Rideau Acres Campground in a Motorhome.

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lauradawn

Review Count: 2
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $43.00
Overall Rating:      

Campsite right on the water, great to see the sunset and rise. Very friendly, and quiet during the week. Quite a few mosquitoes, but nothing a bit of spray can't fix. We camped at Rideau Acres Campground in a Tent.

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Bob & Stephanie

Review Count: 113
States Visited: 33
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: - $42.00
Overall Rating:      

Expensive park for what you get, WIFI was only a hotspot and no cable is available. We hit town just in time for a dog show at the park, but thankfully we spent the day away from the park. The area is beautiful. The park itself is very dusty. Since we only wanted an overnight stopping place, this place was somewhat pricey for the services available. We probably would not return. We camped at Rideau Acres Campground in a Motorhome.

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Liz410

Review Count: 5
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $42.00
Overall Rating:      

Got a site the last minute for 2 nights during the week. Was about 50 feet from a beach! Shallow water, warm, with a little island to walk to. Great for the kids! Nice tent sites right on the water. Friendly seasonal campers. Decent playground, and clean pool. Only one shower in each bathroom, but was often vacant (surprisingly). A lot of noise from passing trains. There was one around 10:30 PM, one sometime overnight, one at 7 AM that I wasn't too thrilled with. Overall we enjoyed our stay and will return. We camped at Rideau Acres Campground in a Tent Trailer.

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Little Black Dog

Review Count: 34
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed here as part of a week long group rally. Long, level pull through sites with good internal roads. The water system kept cutting off and on and running dirty, but otherwise the facilities are good. Wi-Fi is available at the store (cafe?). Our group (36 trailers) used the excellent rec hall for dinners on two nights. We enjoyed the stay. We camped at Rideau Acres Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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ChrisFish

Review Count: 10
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $32.00
Overall Rating:      

Wonderful park with peacock, guinea hens, and geese wandering around. Permanent residents are well separated from transient. Shaded as well as sunny pull through sites. Wi-Fi available at main rec hall and also a Wi-Fi Cafe. Friendly people all over with great roads to walk/hike throughout this huge park. Security gated with guard shack. Rate was based on a monthly rate. The only drawback was poor water, very mineral based well water. Make coffee with bottled water! We camped at Rideau Acres Campground in a Motorhome.

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User2134

Review Count: 22
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $41.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice well run campground on the outskirts of Kingston, ON. On the river although we did not have a riverfront site. Personnel was friendly and helpful. We camped at Rideau Acres Campground in a Motorhome.

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Igotjam

Review Count: 82
States Visited: 23
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

Not a bad park but not real professional in dealing with public. No signage to tell you where the office is and seldom anyone around to take your money. We extended our stay a few times and it was almost impossible to find someone. Constantly saw new arrivals wandering the park trying to figure out how to register. One guy told me he was just taking an open space and leaving the next day without paying. Not sure how that worked out. We stayed over a week and the shower had an old toothpick and razor cover on the floor the whole time I was here. Beyond that, sites were nice, large and well kept. Rate was Passport America and varied from $19-$25 depending on who took your $. We camped at Rideau Acres Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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5er Camper

Review Count: 3
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $22.00
Overall Rating:      

Please note: the rate I've listed is the Passport America rate. We've had the pleasure of visiting this campground a number of times both with groups as well as "solo" and will again in the future. From what we've seen if you're visiting the Kingston area you won't find a better campground. It's completely "as advertised" and we definitely recommend it. We camped at Rideau Acres Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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nobghuri

Review Count: 46
States Visited: 19
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $32.00
Overall Rating:      

As per previous reviews, the place is a little tired, but still pretty OK. Nice long pull through sites, though we had to do quite a bit of leveling. Handy to downtown Kingston. Also, very pretty, right on the canal. Being so late in the season, we didn't use the showers, so can't comment. Roads were a little muddy with the bad weather, but just surface stuff. Still solid. Nothing that would bury your rig. The biggest disappointment was the WiFi. Once again, third party provider, so any problems are not the park's problems. Signal was weak, even with a Lynx booster, and bandwidth was pitiful. Like so many parks, they haven't got it that "full service sites" these days needs to include good internet. Staff was friendly and helpful. Gave us a real welcome feeling. We would stay here again if in the area. We camped at Rideau Acres Campground in a Motorhome.

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diehard

Review Count: 16
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $38.00
Overall Rating:      

Where to start? Let's start with the reservation. Now, I made my reservation on Thursday. Not bad, that they had a spot for this great weather weekend for me. I mentioned that I was a Passport America member, knowing that they do not accept the discount before August 15, but the guy who recorded the reservation, told me they would accept it anyway. GREAT! I make my reservation. The check in, being a busy weekend, was havoc. Lined up all the way to the main road, I walked up to the check-in booth. Being about 6th in line, there are vehicles that pull up past the STOP sign and park right at the access gate and line up. Well: how are all these people standing in line, going to get in, now that buddy at the back of the line is now blocking the gate? Great. I finally get to check in, and the girl who is checking my in advises that the person who took the reservation was wrong and that they will not accept the PA discount, "during the summer." I ask her when else are we supposed to be camping in Ontario? Not about to turn back home after 2+ hours, I check in. Girl at the check-in gives me the wrong site number. The site #'s are very difficult to find and there isn't really all that much room to be maneuvering a 35+ foot RV around. I get to the site and there is already another camper in it. Great. #2 Finally get my correct site and head back. Nice site, kind of unlevel, FHU with the sewer, in the front of the site? I don't know anyone who would have a hose that long. Great. #3 The pool was great. Weather was awesome. They kick all the kids out of the pool for an adult swim from 2pm to 3pm. Everyone leaves and there was no one there. I'm not sure if anyone was there for that hour, but it seemed to be a waste to throw the kids out if there are no adults here to swim. They could have gone around and checked the 20 or so people here, who were all with kids, if any would stay for the adult only swim. Overall, an experience that tells me that I won't be back to this park. We camped at Rideau Acres Campground in a Motorhome.

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gottagosouth

Review Count: 2
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $38.00
Overall Rating:      

Sites are nice and reasonably level. Owners are making efforts to put money back into the park though the washrooms are in need of a major face lift. The staff was pleasant, and helpful and the grounds are beautiful. Nice beach and dock area. Great sunsets. We would certainly go back. We camped at Rideau Acres Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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