7 Parks near Leamington, Ontario
Sep 2015 - $55.00
We stayed for 6 days. Originally they had us by the pool but we explained we wanted a quiet site, & that our dogs would be disturbed by constant traffic walking by to the pool (and may bark). So they switched us to Maple ave. That turned out to be a much better site-much bigger & a view of the bay. Wi-fi only works at the rec center. There is another wi-fi that announces itself but is not free, therefore we never tried the wi-fi. The speed bumps are fairly steep on the 1st road of the park. And the alignment of the gate and 'safety' posts made it a bit tricky to leave with our rig. The rest of the roads are well kept. However, there are several roads that are unmarked dead ends - which can be unnerving when your new. We were given a pass for the mirror so that they would raise the barrier each time we returned from town. However, never did the see the pass, we would have to ring the gatebell & show it out the window every time. They should have a gate card option. Our site was level, & clean - except for the garbage in the firepit left by the previous campers (that was cleaned out by their crew 4 days later on their own (we hadn't use the fire pit). The park is fairly quiet where we were sited. The dog park is quite large & clean, with trees-our dogs loved it. A double gate on the dog park would be a nice addition. The recreation hall is quite impressive. Very few negatives - they need more garbage cans - i didn't find a single one except for 'at' the dog park (so walking your dog you're carrying the 'refuse' all the way back to your site). There was no recycling center to be found. There were mangled tin cans with sharp edges & frequently garbage on the little park by the bay. (I picked up the cans because it could cut little bare feet or dogs feet). There is very little shade in maple cr. All in All we will return - and the area is really nice too :) - ciara
Aug 2012 - $40.00
My family loves this campground and we return to it often since it is close to our home of Windsor, Ontario. We visited 3 times this summer and will continue to frequent it next year, I'm sure. The main washroom facility is usually very clean and well kept. There are often lines on the weekend to use the showers but the water is hot and the showers/ toilets are well maintained. The pools, including water slide, are always a hit with the children. The lifeguards are friendly and do a good job of controlling the area. The addition of the dog park was a nice surprise this year and we appreciated having it available. We also liked the added security that was driving through the park during the night. We also love the proximity of this campground to Point Pelee and Leamington for day trips and visits to the beach/ waterfront. My only criticisms/ suggestions involve the main park next to the bathroom- this area needs some TLC and new equipment. We were also disappointed that there was a fence extended to the waterfront this year that blocks walking/ bikes from passing through to the bathrooms from the main part of the campground. This was a very well-used path and it was missed. We also had some concerns with the hydro hook-ups along our street. They needed some attention and when we had a problem, we were instructed to just "use another plug". - kepro
Jun 2012 - $50.00
An update for 2012: nice park, primarily a seasonal situation, an easy bike ride to Leamington and Pelee Is ferry. Friendly staff and residents. Sewer pipe was broken but useable at our site. Two unheated pools weren't open in mid-June, nor was the rec hall. The heated indoor pool is a 3-ft deep kiddie thing within the closed rec hall. Couldn't find showers or a bathroom unlocked during our stay. All this should be corrected in July. If you park near the rec hall the Wi-Fi is free but very weak and slow. A stronger Wi-Fi is available at a price, but we didn't try it. - ebdavis
Oct 2016 - $35.00
Great Park, Great Staff. We make this park our weekend getaway spot, as it is only 45 min from home. Park is always maintained, bathrooms are always clean and well maintained, although the facilities in Middle Creek are long overdue for a change. Being so far from Toronto, Ontario Parks forgets we pay what they do up there, and has not provided this park the funds needed to upgrade these old facilities like they have in other parks. Thats where the staff here excells, making the best of what they have to offer you, making it still a great camping experience. Nice beach area, but too bad it's on Lake Erie (yuck). There are some excellent water sites, and most sites are seperated by trees/brush. - Jaycojay
Aug 2016 - $35.00
We visited Wheatley Provincial Park during the Monarch Butterfly migration south from Point Pelee. That was really cool. Wheatley P.P. was very busy, so book early. The Park was very clean and the staff was helpful. Our site was in the Middle Creek campground and the sites were spacious for our 24' trailer, and were wooded enough for some privacy.
They have some nice walking trails, down to the beach. We would go back. Oh and there is a public 9 hole course, just outside the Park. Next time we will take our clubs. - crunch27
Aug 2015 - $30.00
Very nice Provincial Park in Ontario. We had a very private level grassy site surrounded by bushes and trees. 30A electricity and water with a sewer at the entrance to the park. We especially enjoyed the trails around the lakes and down to the beach. There are picnic areas on the beach also. The road into the campsite area is a bit narrow but quite manageable. We would definitely stay again. - swike
Jul 2011 - $40.00
Wonderful campground; we have little kids and they enjoyed everything. Beautiful and clean with friendly staff and a great camp store. Sites are fairly level with trees, and beach is nice and clean too. reasonable prices for wood, ice and bait. - chevelle
Aug 2010 - $42.00
This was a lovely park. The sites were spacious and you weren't sitting on top of your neighbour. Lots of trees and green spaces. Very kid-friendly place. If you have a satellite ask for a site with fewer trees, but they are nice to be parked under if you don't have a dish. Site was fairly level. The only negative I can say about the place is that directions to get to the sites is poor. Very few markers on the roads directing you, and we had a tough time leaving, again no EXIT markers. I went ahead in the car trying to find a way out. Lots of people there seem to be there for the season. - Rambling All Around
May 2008 - $30.00
This is a really cute park catering to families. The owners of the park are some of the nicest people you could ever meet and do everything possible to make your stay a memorable one. The park is of older vintage which restricts larger units from entering. Many low hanging limbs and electrical lines prohibit access to the transient area of the park. One of the many attractions of this park are the structured activities that are endless. They offered complimentary pizza on Saturday night and followed that with a dance for kids until 11:00 pm. The overall condition of the park was clean and tidy and in good condition. - skiddy
Jul 2011 - $60.00
We had the worst time here; so much so we paid 3 nigts and left after only one. There is no swimming, no playground, and they charge $45 a night plus $5 per child and I have 3 kids! Only one washroom so one person at a time. Sites have no fire pits unless it's a seasonal site. There are trees but not much shade at all. Check it out on google maps before you go; we will never return. Staff was very rude, but nice on the phone at time of booking. - biscayne
Jun 2010 - $40.00
We camped here right on the shores of Lake St. Clair. Big trees provided shade and flowers were blooming. The campground is older but adequate and the hostess is nice and accommodating. The only con is that it is not 30 minutes from Windsor but more like 45 minutes to an hour. We would stay here again if ever this way. There is a fishing dock where you can fish just steps from your campsite. Everything in Canada just seems so much cleaner, especially contrasting to Detroit. - JWT
Oct 2016 - $45.00
We originally chose this park because of the proximity to Detroit and that was a big mistake. Crossing the border by bridge or tunnel was a major hassle. We will never even think about using this campground again and unfortunately it's not the campground's fault.
The facility was adequate and well kept, but if you don't play golf there's not much to do there. The sites were pull-thru and full hook-up, but they are all jammed in next to each other.
There is no park store on site in case you forgot something, but they do have ice and overpriced firewood.
The resort is filled with seasonal campers as well as park models, so I'm not sure the nightly rate reflects the lack of amenities. - semodan
Oct 2015 - $43.00
Very large park, lots of seasonals. This seems to be largely a snowbird park. Our rate reflects an off-season discount of 10%, but it is still expensive. The transient sites are all pull-through but are back to back. Still, by parking the right direction, you can face away from your closest neighbor. The park is very open with only a few trees, and is surrounded by a golf course. We were here in the final week of operation, and the few other users all seemed to be full-timers like us, just staging to cross the very nearby US border at the appropriate time.
We would probably stay here again. - wandrr
Aug 2013 - $45.00
This was the first campground we have ever experienced as we are newbies to the RV world, but not to towing long trailers - we routinely tow a 36 foot utility trailer. Park closes and so does the gate at 8 pm, so if you're going to be late make sure you call and get the gate code. We found out quickly that "pull-through" isn't the same as "easy in". The spot was very tight to get into, with narrow in-roads. Park was very clean, lots of seasonal trailers. Golf course looks decent but didn't play it. No garbage pick-up, you have to carry it to a central spot. Owners were super-nice. - MaRVey and the Monster
Jun 2015 - $35.00
Store was understocked. Mini golf was extremely poor quality. No privacy. Bring ear plugs - Too close to the 401.
Located minutes from downtown, which was convenient. Sites are way too small and fire pit was in fair condition. Staff was accommodating but not overly friendly. We felt a little mislead by what was advertised on the website and what the conditions were when we arrived. - A_0
May 2008 - $36.00
The cg is laid out in several sections. My lot was fairly level with full hookup. Roads are dirt and makes for a dusty environment when the wind is blowing right. Staff was friendly and helpful. Monitored the park on a regular basis. The park is about a half mile from Hwy. 401 and sometimes you could hear the road noise. but not often and not too loud. Appears to be many permanent residents. They were in an area of their own. A large pond has fish (catch & release). Wash room and showers were clean, free and large. Downtown Windsor is about 25 minutes away. I would stay there again. - eaf14131
Jun 2012 - $33.00
Park features a sandy beach that is sometimes closed owing to water safety (bacteria readings). Hawk tower is a popular observation point. There is also a large day use area for picnics, games, dog walking, or whatever. Trout pond for fishing. Nice recreational trail. Plenty to do in the area especially if you like visiting wineries. Sites start at $33 (unserviced). 15 and 50 amp sites are also available, as well as water connections. Some turnover in staff including a new park superintendent means some old problems have finally been addressed to the park's betterment. Enforcement has been stepped up. Parkview campground has been closed and is returning to its natural state. Marshview remains open and is frequently booked to capacity on weekends, so reserve well in-advance. 3/4 of park is seasonals. Very laid back and peaceful. Officers address any noise/rowdiness promptly. Lots are mostly shaded and of good quality, although not as private as what some provincial parks offer. Not all is rosy though: the comfort station is frequently closed on the weekends owing to problems with their septic system pump failing. Portajons are provided but many campers are disappointed to find showers, laundry, and bathrooms closed by Sunday morning. Staff are working diligently to find a permanent solution. Also, pedestal power can vary from site to site. Best to check your power with a meter or have in-line monitoring/protection in event of brownout. In conclusion and overall I'd like to say that in the last five years Holiday Beach Conservation Area has risen a few notches and is a fine place to stay whether you are a tent camper, RV'er, or seasonal. Both staff and guests are very nice to deal with. Highly recommend. - John-in-SWO
Aug 2007 - $20.00
Friendly gate staff, camp store with basic needs, scenic walking trails, low user fees, beach. Initial impression was good. But there are no conservation officers - and it shows. The park office closes at 9pm whereupon the area becomes a free-for-all, supposedly with municipal police patrolling (we saw them drive through twice in the afternoon). The bathroom facilities consisted of a trailer on a platform (not handicap accessible) which was absolutely filthy. At the CG, the screaming of profanities, loud stereos, harvesting of firewood from the forest, cruelty to wildlife, etc. only left us wondering what it must be like after 9 when the park closed. Neighbors were pretty rowdy and we decided to break camp early and not spend the night rather than take our chances staying there overnight. Now please keep in mind that there are TWO camp grounds within Holiday Beach. We apparently picked the wrong one in our quest to get a spot close to the waterfront. There is a no-alcohol campground closer to the park entrance which is also resident for some seasonal campers who probably don't put up with any nonsense. The no-alcohol camp site also has a proper comfort station with showers. If you are a family camper looking for a safe and peaceful place to stay and not a carload of underage drinkers looking for somewhere to party with impunity, you may want to pick your campsite from the ones in the nicer campground closer to the park office. - John-in-SWO