15 Parks near Kitchener, Ontario
Jul 2015 - $45.00
We stayed at the Chalet (main) campground. It is close to a road near an industrial park so the traffic noise is a concern but we were in the middle of the park so it was not too bad. Site was large enough and there are trees around but no privacy between sites. Interior gravel roads are poorly maintained and have large potholes. Washrooms and showers need some TLC and are dated and dirty. The picnic tables are in poor shape.The value came from the "Big Splash" camping package and our two grandsons- five and nine-really enjoyed the water area, mini golf and Funworx. The campground itself almost seems like it is treated as an afterthought and with upgrading it has the potential to be way better. The 'camper pool' is not near the 'Chalet' campground or the 'Glen' campground for that matter and it is a long walk, or short drive, but when we got there it was 'icy cold' and even the boys would not go in it! The hot tub there was OK. While the campground site numbers are clearly posted, the signs for the rest of the complex are not very specific, although once at the campground office they did give us a detailed, but small, map of the complex. The office closes early and there is no security. Speaking of which, although this is not fault of the campground itself, we had a tablecloth and clothesline and pegs plus one tea towel stolen from our site while we were all at Funworx. This is the first time this has happened to us in many many years of RVing.
We cannot comment on Wi-Fi, as we travel 'off the grid' when camping. - Ron and Lynda
Jul 2014 - $50.00
Park itself is nothing special. We stayed here to go to Bingemans Big Splash Park. Washrooms were not very clean - I did not take a shower, so I didn't look in the stalls. I did see someone cleaning it one morning...but perhaps they need to do a washroom "check" or clean a couple times a day? Playground was really pathetic. That's an exact quote from my 10 year old and her friend. My 5 year old said it was for babies. Literally one slide. Overall it is fine, just no "frills" whatsoever. If you are traveling with kids, make sure they have lots to keep them occupied if you don't plan to go to the water park. - User3551
Jun 2007 - $60.00
This was one of our most disappointing and expensive camping experiences. It is by no means a camping resort. The $60.00 a night pull though full hook up sites, cannot accommodate modern motorhomes. We had to trim the branches on some cedar trees just to get our slide out. The site was grass that had not been cut in weeks and the pad was old gravel that was very unlevel. Our last step was almost two feet above the ground after we leveled the motorhome. The power was so bad that it almost melted my electrical hook up. I burnt my fingers on the plug trying to get it out. The sewer hook-up was broken. I had to pull out the duct tape to seal it. The sewer next door to us was cracked and without a cover. The smell was as aromatic as you would expect. We had to stuff plastic bags down it to keep the smell down. When we voice our issues about the hook ups with the staff, they were completely unconcerned. The water was shut off for maintenance in Sunday morning at 9 AM during prime shower time without notice. Good thing we had water on board. Many of our neighbours were caught with soap in there hair & no water. The park does not include what are now considered standard amenities, like cable and WiFi. For the price, one expects these amenities. The pool is located about a mile from the full hook-up site at the top of a steep hill. If you are not in good shape, or have a vehicle, you will not make it. They is no path to the pool, so you are forced to walk down the steep road with blind corners and no sidewalks. We were almost hit twice. We have stayed at campgrounds for $20.00 a night that had much better facilities. This is by no means a resort, although they price it as one. The best part about our stay was leaving. Good thing it was only one night. - Coach Campers
Jul 2016 - $50.00
Beautiful sites overlooking the in-park water fountain pond. Very peaceful and scenic with mature trees and shrubbery. Enjoyable evening walks throughout the park roadways. - kenandterry
Jul 2016 - $41.00
This was our second time staying here. Because of the U.S.-Canadian exchange rate, it was a better deal this year. Overall, this is a good park. Clean, relatively quiet with plenty of activities for campers. The park is mainly comprised of seasonal-long term park models with approx. 85 transit sites. The utility infrastructure works well - sometimes the power voltages drop below 109V. The sites do require some leveling. My complaint is the office staff. They were primarily comprised of young people with fair-poor customer service skills. They were not very helpful when I asked to relocate to a full hookup site and unable to make a decision on their own. I prepaid to have firewood delivered and they forgot to make the delivery. It took 2 phone calls to have it delivered. - jl2000
Oct 2015 - $48.00
Good level pull through. Very near St. Jacobs which is why we chose to stay here. - D and M
Aug 2009 - $15.00
Campground is operated by City of Cambridge. It is well maintained with clean washrooms and showers. No reservations. First come, first served. "Honor Box" to deposit the $15 per night. 3 night maximum. Local residents can only stay by special permit. Very wide sites with mature cedar hedges between. 7 sites with 15 amp power and 7 with 30 amp. 3 sites with water. City bus stop 8 minute walk away. We stayed 3 nights and were all by ourselves. Open to public dump station and water supply. - normsoo
Jul 2016 - $35.00
Great small campground just outside of the city. Plan to stay again. Just like a staycation but with all the camping bells and whistles. The seasonal campers are very friendly and inviting for the events that are on the weekends. VERY clean restrooms. Bring your darts and games as the pool and games area are always available to utilize. - kmnpcampers
Jul 2010 - $35.00
Nice family run place. Is almost all seasonal, but some short term available. Has it's own VERY small lake (there is no pool). Great place for kids. Very friendly. We had a wonderful time there and will likely return. - rpm2203
Jul 2006 - $31.00
This could be a nice campground, but maybe it attracts the wrong crowd. In the morning when we left the men's washroom had seen the camper from hell. Toilets were plugged on purpose, in one stall excrements were used to write obscenities on the wall. I hope this was an isolated incident. - wpr
Aug 2014 - $50.00
This conservation area is generally very heavily shaded and treed with fairly tight access roads. It is also quite heavily used. We found the access for our 36 foot fifth wheel to be extremely tight, despite the fact that they advertised access for vehicles of our size. The campsite signage is poor, making access even more difficult. In addition, the large dense trees meant that we had no satellite connection. On top of that, the place does not have a laundry and is very heavily used. We would not stay here again, particularly considering the rather expensive price. - wandrr
Jul 2013 - $40.00
Our camping spot consisted of all dirt had to travel to grassy areas. so many bugs, quite the hike to get to the water....need to have bikes or car. - simpkees
Jul 2006 - $24.00
Wonderful place. Shaded, treed sites. Most were good size. Our area had a huge lawn off the restroom so kids could play games, frisbee, etc. Many of the sites in our area had huge boulders on them- just a quirk of note. Many people had dogs- very dog friendly. Great trails and lookout towers. Nice playgrounds and swimming beach. Tons of picnic areas. Our dog loved the special dog beach. It is a long walk from the campsites to the beaches though. Laundry was conveniently located in same bldg. as the restrooms and there was a sink where I could wash dishes. - siberian
Jul 2012 - $70.00
This campground had nice size yards for each site and a very nice firepit ring. There is not a ton of shade for the non-seasonal sites. Unless you are a permanent, seasonal resident, you are not allowed to use the swimming pool. But everyone does have access to their "waterpark" which consists of a very nice swimming lake, a large inflatable water playground and a water slide. We really enjoyed our stay here and hope to return at some point. A few drawbacks to note: a train goes through at regular intervals, so if the sound of the horn bothers you, this might not be a place for you to stay. There is virtually no cell phone reception and we were unable to get any antenna reception for TV. They also charge an additional $10 residence fee for your stay besides the nightly charge. It's a bit pricey, but you still get a lot for what you are paying. - happy wi camper
Sep 2011 - $50.00
We camped here in a travel trailer on what they called a double site (we had family on the site in a pop up). What it turned out to be was a small site that they charged us double for. The quarry was loved by our teenage nephew, until he came out with a leech stuck to his foot and had his shoes stolen. Our 3&5 yr olds liked the splash pad but were not big enough for the other water attractions. The big surprise is the train, not a train ride but an actual CP rail train that screams threw the center of the park all day and NIGHT and sounds it's horn LONG and LOUD, our 3 year old son was terrified and we had to let him sleep with his ear phones on (that he would wear to watch pro mod race cars). That staff was rude and belligerent the prices outrageous ($10 for a small bag of wood), no camp store, because they have the food concession at the beach (which took 15 min's to walk to from our site). Overall we had an awful experience at this park - chevelle
Jun 2010 - $50.00
This one is a hard place to give a rating for. The water area is amazing, awesome water slides, splash pads, a lake you can swim across and jump off cliffs. Site was OK, a little small but still OK. All sounds good until the train literally passes right through the middle of the property tooting its horn while screaming through. 2am my daughter practically hit the roof when the train blew it's horn. If not for the train this place is a 9. - barrie_camper
Jul 2014 - $45.00
Beautiful safe campground, lovely pool, clean washrooms. Nice quiet family friendly park. Playground could use updating. It's not really safe. It is a wooden handy man special that makes you a little nervous with little ones (splinters, falls, etc). Owners are friendly, seem to be on a bit of a power trip at times. Not tons for kids to do, but the activities committee seem to do the best the can to organize activities. Not sure if they let in weekend campers any longer (only seasonal) as the info is not on their website. Seasonal guests only. - User3551
Aug 2016 - $44.00
Stayed here for a week while visiting family nearby. Arrived on Civic Holiday and the place was packed. Staff at checkin was cordial and helpful. Back in site with a little bit of gravel and grass. Utilities worked fine - no problems. This looks like an old, repurposed farm, so everything is out in the open and there is no shade. 1/2 of the park are full time/seasonal, but are pretty neat and well-kept. Our site was immediately adjacent to the dumpsters which were full when we arrived and didn't get picked up for a week (I assume because of the holiday). Staff came around a couple of times and tamped them down with a backhoe....which just succeeded in stirring up the flies. Pool looked good (but crowded). There were no campfires allowed due to a burn ban in effect. You pay for wifi - and it was terrible. Use your own hotspot. They charge for visitors - $5 each for seniors). Good security with strict gate access. No cable, but we were able to get satellite very easily since there were no trees.
This park met our needs for a convenient spot close to family. I wouldn't call of a resort - that's a bit of a stretch. - FireFlyer
Sep 2015 - $50.00
Since we were here last, 4 years ago, many more sites have been added (I would estimate an additional 50-60).
Still only 2 washers & 2 dryers in the laundry !!
In the Ladies washroom only 2 sinks with no water available at 1 of them.
Kids Splash Pad is now finished and open, but the main pool was overcrowded and "Adult Only Swim" sessions from 4 - 5 pm daily were non-existent.
Advertised regular activities (Euchre, etc.) did not happen & we were told they haven't happened in more than 3 years.
The "Club House", which consisted of 2 old school portable a few years ago, STILL consists of the same 2 old school portables, but both are always locked unless you get management to open them for you.
WiFi is $6.00 per day!! It is OK but don't try to Skype or do anything more difficult than reading email & basic browsing.
Management/ownership appears keen to get every dollar from customers, keeps expanding the number of sites, but has done little to improve the infrastructure.
Groups of teens regularly congregate near the laundry/washrooms well after dark even though park rules say them must be supervised and on their own site after dusk.
This COULD be a great park, but currently, in my opinion, is average at best. - IANDG79
Jun 2014 - $32.00
Site # 157 Stayed here 30 nights. The campground is clean and well maintained. Very few trees throughout the park and none in the north section where 50 amp and sewer is available. The roads and sites are dirt/gravel. The south section is dedicated to the seasonal RVs and most have add-ons, etc. The campground hosts events throughout the season. There are plenty of activities for kids; pool, water features, playground, fishing pond. Tent camping is allowed. Check-in was easy. The office has short hours on most days. A pass is needed for the gate which needs to be re-issued every week. The train can be heard occasionally, but it’s minimal. Sometimes the approach to TOR changes and planes fly over. The only other noise is from the typical weekend camper that thinks they are the only people in the park and make noise until very late. The campground is rather new. They are still adding sites (the area we were in is the newest), improving the playground, etc. Hopefully they will add some trees. In a few years this should be a very nice campground. 50/30/20 electric, although 50 amp is only in the north section along with the sewer. Most of the campground is 30/20 and water only. With no shade the AC ran a lot to keep the RV cool on sunny days. The site is not level; blocks were needed to level the coach. Good quality water. Steady pressure (40 PSI) except occasionally on the weekend. OTA reception is fair with few channels. Internet: Pay. $20 per connection for the month. Good for most Internet activities. Streaming was fair and you cannot stream US sites (ABC, CBS, Hulu, etc) in Canada. Very small laundry, near the pool. 2 washers, 2 dryers. Older machines. Did not use. Same showers as the ones used for the pool and cost for hot water. Did not use, we use the shower in our coach. Large pool. Busy most of the time. Staff pleasant, talkative. Tried to get a different site (with trees) but got no cooperation from staff. They seemed reluctant to let us move. Many events on the weekends which causes the campground to fill up. Remote, quiet area. About 10 miles to shopping, etc. The usual issues with weekend campers. They are there for a few days and plan to get as much in as possible; noise, partying, smoldering campfires, etc. We stayed here because the campground we wanted was full. We will probably find a different campground the next time we are in this area. - Wiyndog