6.8 Good
     
Kingston, Ontario

Rideau Acres Campground

Kingston, Ontario



1014 Cunningham Rd
Kingston, Ontario K7L 4V3
Phone: (613) 546-2711

Sites: 320
Recent Rate: $50 7/2016

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) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets ?
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities yes
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available yes
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts ?
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot ?
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter yes
  • 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 yes
  • $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 yes
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities ?
  • Beach Access Beach Access yes
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp yes
  • Marina Marina yes
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals yes
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Golfing Golfing ?
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) ?
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals ?
  • Hiking Hiking yes
  • Spa Spa ?
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit yes
  • 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 yes
  • Billiards Billiards ?
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong ?
  • Lake Lake yes
  • Pond Pond yes
  • River River ?
  • Creek Creek ?
  • Ocean Ocean ?
  • Water Park Water Park ?
  • Casino Casino ?

Review Details

Ratings overview

37 Reviews

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Review Count: 64
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $50.00
Overall Rating:      

Park has a security gate but in the area where it's situated, I'm not sure it's really required. Staff in the office were friendly and they have a well equipped store for some basic supplies plus an ice cream parlor. The park is very large and there are lots of permanent residents. The park has a lot of potential but it looks a bit "tired". There are a lot of trees and shrubs that need trimming as well as the grass needed to be cut on our site. Wifi is only available in their hall. There is a nice waterfront walking path. There are train tracks nearby but trains do not bother us. If you don't like them, you probably wouldn't like it here. Far enough off the highway that road noise is not a problem. Very quiet at night. We would definitely stay here again if passing through the area. We camped at Rideau Acres Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer (plenty of space) for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
Tips for other Campers:

The park is very close to Kingston, Ontario where there are lots of things to do as well as shopping & restaurants. We didn't unhook this time because we've been to Kingston before but if you haven't been, it is a very beautiful city and worth seeing. There are 2 gas stations just before the park entrance. One for sure, has diesel.

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Review Count: 17
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: June, 2016 - $39.00
Overall Rating:      

We enjoyed the site by the lake, nice and quite, spacious.
All the amenities for an enjoyable stay. We camped at Rideau Acres Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Site Number
D3
Site Surface
Gravel, Grass
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

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Review Count: 53
States Visited: 22
Helpful Reviews: 9

Date of Stay: May, 2016 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed five weeks and this was our second visit. Spacious campground with lots of room, especially off-season. Surrounded by water on two sides and adjacent to Rideau Canal. Easy access off 401 but highway noise not too bad and park is very quiet at night. Sites are mainly gravel and level with many pull-throughs. Grass is cut regularly. WiFi not good except in clubhouse. Friday nights usually offer a theme dinner. Water quality and pressure was variable - make sure you have a filter. Easy access to all facilities. Kingston is a pretty city on the St Lawrence. We would definitely stay here again. We camped at Rideau Acres Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

If you like hiking, the Rideau Trail, the Cataraqui Trail, and the K&P Trail are nearby and beautiful.

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Review Count: 53
States Visited: 22
Helpful Reviews: 9

Date of Stay: October, 2015 - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

We're staying for a month ($1050 including water, 30 amp, and sewer) at this very well-run park. The grounds are beautiful. Rideau Acres is one of the few parks in Ontario that is open all year. Laundry facilities are good. WiFi is non-existent at our site but there is a huge meeting room where one can sit with good connectivity. The sites are long and level though many are on grass, so we put supports under the jacks. Very quiet. We would definitely stay here again. We camped at Rideau Acres Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
79
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

Lots to do in Kingston, a university city in the Bay of Quinte. Many good walking trails.

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Review Count: 56
States Visited: 24
Helpful Reviews: 23

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

NO CABLE; NO WIFI; good local TV English speaking channels. Very pretty park with tall pine trees on both sides of the site. Site is gravel and mud due to rains. Long pullthroughs with full hookups including 50 AMP. Park is very close to Kingston which is a lovely historic town with a beautiful harbor. We camped at Rideau Acres Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Site Surface
Gravel, Grass
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open, Some Shade

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Review Count: 111
States Visited: 28
Helpful Reviews: 18

Date of Stay: August, 2015 - $37.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a beautiful campground with easy access to Routes 401 and 15. The view of the lake is breathtaking. Two swans were swimming on the lake every morning. There's a nice little pond with ducks, geese, chickens, and Guinea hens, and peacocks roam the grounds. The store is well-stocked. There's a large clubhouse that they call "the hall". The large pool, with lifeguard, is behind the hall. There are, however, lots of problems here. The main dirt road has nasty speed bumps that sneak up on you because they are not marked. Once you get past the main road, the other dirt roads throughout the park are narrow and winding, and it was very difficult to maneuver our 36' Class C. The sites are level, but the sewer hookup is so high off the ground we couldn't raise the hose high enough for the sewerage to run through. We had to stand there holding the hose up to drain it every time we dumped. The water pressure is very low. The trash and recycle bins are always overflowing; the smell is horrible and it attracts skunks. You cannot have your mail delivered here; you have to go to the main post office in downtown Kingston for general delivery. The wifi, which is free, is only available in the store. The laundry costs $3 to wash and $1.50 to dry (if you use high heat; if you use perma press, they don't get dry and you have to put in more money). Besides all of that, the people are rude and act as if you're bothering them if you ask a question (such as "Can we get our mail delivered here?"). Did I mention the trains? You hear their whistles all day and all night. We don't intend ever to return to this campground. We camped at Rideau Acres Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Site Number
S11

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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 1

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.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Site Surface
Grass
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade

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Review Count: 8
States Visited: 8
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.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel, Grass
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

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

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

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.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
D14
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
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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Review Count: 100
States Visited: 26
Helpful Reviews: 17

Date of Stay: October, 2014 - $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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Review Count: 20
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: August, 2014 - $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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Review Count: 130
States Visited: 32
Helpful Reviews: 14

Date of Stay: June, 2014 - $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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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2013 - $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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Review Count: 158
States Visited: 44
Helpful Reviews: 27

Date of Stay: July, 2013 - $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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Review Count: 69
States Visited: 24
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: June, 2013 - $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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