Kingston, Ontario

Rideau Acres Campground

Kingston, Ontario



Kingston, Ontario
Phone: (613) 546-2711

Sites: 320
Recent Rate: $55 7/2015

Latitude: 44.303936
Longitude: -76.418367

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) ?
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets ?
  • Showers Showers ?
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities ?
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station ?
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available ?
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available ?
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts ?
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot ?
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter ?
  • RV Wash RV Wash ?
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip ?
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking ?
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service no
  • Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup no
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access yes
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground yes
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • yes-river Waterfront Waterfront yes-river
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse ?
  • Camp Store Camp Store yes
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar yes
  • Business Center Business Center ?
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms yes
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities ?
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services ?
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) yes
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room ?
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities ?
  • Beach Access Beach Access ?
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp ?
  • Marina Marina ?
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals ?
  • Fishing Fishing ?
  • Golfing Golfing ?
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) ?
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals ?
  • Hiking Hiking ?
  • Spa Spa ?
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit ?
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball ?
  • Sports Field Sports Field ?
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games ?
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment ?
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre ?
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf ?
  • Billiards Billiards ?
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong ?
  • Lake Lake ?
  • Pond Pond ?
  • River River ?
  • Creek Creek ?
  • Ocean Ocean ?
  • Water Park Water Park ?
  • Casino Casino ?

Review Details

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31 Reviews

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Off to Camp

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

Date of Stay: July, 2015 - $55.00
Overall Rating:      

We camped at Rideau Acres several times over the past 5 years. Up until a few years ago we really appreciated the service and facilities. It has a large amount of seasonals and various types of campsites. In recent years there has been an increase in the number of sites but no increase in services (garbage collection, skunk control, cleaning of sites) which has caused us to camp elsewhere in the region. The check-in at the main entrance is hindered by a long line-up waiting to check-in and only one employee working inside the reception area, answering the phone and tending to guests. Their once well maintained park had become overrun with skunks which they refuse to control, telling campers that they are part of nature. As we have a dog, I no longer feel secure camping here. It is unfortunate as we had previously enjoyed our time camping at Rideau Acres and appreciated the amenities provided which was a plus (beach, waterfront, boat rentals,etc). We camped at Rideau Acres Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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jpainter01

Review Count: 5
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $54.00
Overall Rating:      

This was our first stay at a Canadian park. They had no cable and Wi-Fi was available only at their store. The sites are nicely sized, but just grass and gravel. The park is definitely "Big Rig" friendly.

The park is very large and borders a lake, but very few sites have view of it. Perhaps if your plans include lake usage their fee would be justified, but I found them quite high considering no Wi-Fi or cable available. With the high Canadian tax, our site was about $60 a night.

They do have a great building to accommodate large group functions, so it was good for our group camp-out. I would not choose this park for a private stay due to the lack of Wi-Fi. We camped at Rideau Acres Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Tips for other Campers:

Campground is about 15-20 minutes to Kingston, Walmart and other shopping.

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FrankSz

Review Count: 6
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: May, 2015 - $50.00
Overall Rating:      

Advertise free wifi. Sure, if you want to go and sit in their store during business hours. Commuter train blasts through every hour all day and the frieghts continue on into the night. Impossible to sleep. Booked site for 1 week, left after 2 days. Only 0ne place to put garbage and thats a 5 minute drive, never mind hiking to it. Dumpsters are overflowing. Bathrooms and showers are too few and dirty. Showers have no place to sit or place soap and shampoo. We camped at Rideau Acres Campground in a Tent Trailer.

Tips for other Campers:

Kingston is such a wonderfull city at first blush. It is a shame that the two RV parks near Kingston has soured our view of this city to the point where we are not interested in returning or as was our original plan, to relocate to Kingston.

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User3302

Review Count: 45
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 8

Date of Stay: October, 2014 - $40.00
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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: 1

Date of Stay: August, 2014 - $45.00
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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: 101
States Visited: 28
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: June, 2014 - $42.00
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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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lauradawn

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

Date of Stay: July, 2013 - $43.00
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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: 117
States Visited: 33
Helpful Reviews: 11

Date of Stay: July, 2013 - $42.00
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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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seeyajohn

Review Count: 68
States Visited: 24
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: June, 2013 - $35.00
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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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Liz410

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

Date of Stay: July, 2012 - $42.00
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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: 1

Date of Stay: May, 2012 - $40.00
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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: 1

Date of Stay: April, 2012 - $32.00
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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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Igotjam

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

Date of Stay: September, 2011 - $25.00
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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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User2134

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

Date of Stay: September, 2011 - $41.00
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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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nobghuri

Review Count: 46
States Visited: 19
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: October, 2010 - $32.00
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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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