8 RV Parks near Merickville, Ontario
Aug 2012 - $26.00
The camp administrators are very personable and happy to give advice on where to eat, local activities, etc. Although there were other families with children, the majority of people at this site seemed to be pre-senior/senior, many with seasonal set ups. We stayed for three nights, and two of those nights the gate was closed to traffic by 9pm. No bigs, I just let the chain out and drove in, but it would have been nice to know if there was a curfew. There were no children's play areas on site, but there is a nice park about a 5 minute walk down the road. The park is lovely with pleasure craft and yachts sailing right past the door to our tent, much to the delight of my children (aged 6 & 3). There were no pools or splash pads evident in the immediate area, but for the price, I wasn't expecting anything spectacular. The only big shock/surprise was the fact that multiple trains go by the campsite each night, tooting their whistles! This isn't necessarily a bad thing, but we certainly were not expecting it! We would stay again. - HendersonClan
Jun 2011 - $29.00
Great overnight park or short stay, mostly back in spots. No sewer, do have a dump station and fresh water fill up area. Located on the Rideau River. Beautiful village all services in walking distance. Parks Canada Lock Station next door. Free firewood, trailers are close together. Great value for the price and the Lions Club its a great organization. - The Allens
Aug 2016 - $35.00
When we were shown our site I mentioned to the park attendant that the site looked more like a driveway. It was situated between two large RV'S and was no wider than 10 feet. There was no picnic table or firepit. - Georgian Geriatrics
Aug 2016 - $51.00
Just a great park. We try to visit every year. If you stay on the canal side you can chat with the boaters while they move by between the 2 locks. You get to watch the bridge open to allow a parade of beautiful boats go by. You are right in the middle of a picturesque town within walking distance to everything. Clean restrooms and showers, water and electric. Dump station. Even the free wifi is good. - Smasma
Jun 2016 - $40.00
Park is right on the Rideau Canal in downtown Smiths Falls. Easy walk into town.
Sites are on either side of the central road - on the canal or backing on to residential back yards - lots of trees on this side.
We had booked site backing onto the canal, but very few shade trees along the canal. It was hot (36C) when we arrived so we opted for a site in the trees. Much more comfortable for us as we do not have a/c yet.
Note: park has only water and electric - no sewers. There is a dump station close to office.
Park offers seasonal rates. There were some seasonal campers but they mixed in well with transients like us. Hard to tell who was who.
Highly recommended. We would stay here again. - DCM/JMB
Aug 2017 - $56.00
Friendly staff, grounds well cared for, great activities for all ages. Good size sites, clean. Awesome camping experience!! Love the bouncing pillows & waterslide & free coffee. - Kate B
May 2016 - $66.00
We always tend to stop by for a weekend in October as they have the best haunted house for young kids (6-12 yrs). This is a KOA and the level of service is right up there. Facilities are clean, staff are helpful (they helped dump at the dumping station), pizza place on site (weekends only in Oct), etc. My kids liked the bouncy field (air inflated field which acts like a trampoline) very much. - Gus_976
Jul 2015 - $54.00
Beautiful park, decent lots (gravel pad, fair amount of space between sites For a koa), tons of things for kids to do - splash pad, pool, park, jumping pillows [big & small] toddler park, lrg water slide ($5, specific dates and times), on site chip wagon and pizza (specific dates and times), baseball field, swings, Kamp k9, rental bikes, mini putt ($). Bathrooms were super clean, and free showers really make this ideal (note: there is no sewer hookup available at this campground). What makes this campground lose some points is the male owner, who does not seem to enjoy himself at all. He is very short-tempered, and not at all chatty, despite us trying to make the effort when we had to be in close proximity (ie. He runs the chip wagon and pizza stand). His wife is very friendly and is who greeted us upon arrival, and chatted with us when we requested a pump-out service (stay 5 days and you get 1 free pump out). When you arrive you will have some rules read to you. I tend to take this personally, but with some thought, it's an indication that they have had problems to deal with in the past. Park is super-busy on the weekends, so we were happy with our Sunday to Saturday stay. All in all, would recommend a visit. - Larinator
Jul 2017 - $100.00
This is the worst campground I have ever been to. The owners are a miserable old couple that care only about money. Firewood must be bought through the campground supplier and they take a piece. Or you can buy wood from them for 6$ a milk crate. 1 bathroom located at the entrance. Coin operated shower. Honey wagon that you must use to pump out your black tank. No store, no canteen, no recreation room, no free wifi, no reliable wifi,dogs must be leashed at all times. Electricity is nowhere close to 30 amps. Roads are grass so when it rains the campground won't allow your vehicle in, not even to drop off elderly or handicapped people. There are 3 full pages of rules and the owners are constantly checking and harassing you if they don't approve. All "ground coverage" including camping matts must be first approved by owners. Make sure you have excellent trailer insurance because if any happens to your trailer, even if it is the campground's fault it will be your responsibility to pay for. There is very little for kids to do. There are no trails. You must pay for any watercraft you bring in (canoes, kayaks, small boats with trolling motors) no dock space is allowed ever, except for the owner's boat, boat "launch" is poor and not accessible when it rains. No garbage facilities, campers have to take it with them. No music outside your trailer and inside noise must not be heard outside. When it's hot and the under powered electrical blows the breaker you must call the owners and wait. Also be prepared for the owner to tell you that it's too hot to camp and to go home. Also when the campground fries your trailer digging and hitting their own power lines, they will deny any wrong doing and tell you to rebook your vacation. Small slippery beach area. A manual gate that you must open and close each time you pass regardless of time of day or weather. If you love camping do not stay here or you will hate camping by the time you leave. - Jay Flight
Aug 2014 - $45.00
This park is certainly tranquil, with shady trees, however it is not much of a park. In addition to the rate of $45.00 they charge $5.00 for Wi-Fi which barely allows you to download email, they charge for showers, and have no laundry facilities. The park is mainly full timers. Grass parking bays and no real facilities other than the basics. We stayed here 3 nights. - TommBoyd
Jun 2014 - $45.00
This price includes the tax. Quiet and well maintained park. You pay for Wi-Fi ($5.00) but it worked very well. Had a couple park water issues (pressure) but management quickly resolved the problem. Park is only a couple miles from Carleton Place, so grocery shopping is easy. Very friendly staff. - cooter5
Aug 2017 - $1.00
Here's are review we are frequent campers there as we have family that lives just down the road. We called in July to book for the august long weekend the girl whom we spoke to said she had one site left for the long weekend so we booked it. When we arrived on Saturday august 5th to check in my husband was greeted with no "hi how are you" but with a " it will be 25$ fee for early check in" as we were 1hr early. So we decided to back out and go kill 1hr in Prescott. Then upon are return my husband was told that we did not have reservations for the long weekend that we were booked for the following weekend and they had no sites available so we were unable to camp there. Just to add to all this they even charged us for a cancellation fee for the weekend we were not supposed to be booked for . Not a good start to our holidays. The staff at check in was not pleasant and they did not seem to care about our situation they did not even try to accommodate us. Why would we pack up a huge fifth wheel to come on the wrong weekend. I have to say they have lost our business at this point. We will now stay at the other campground in the area. - Danny wolfe
Jun 2017 - $54.00
For a week we had a lakefront site - a wonderful view, however we could not sit outside as the shad flies were in the multi millions...During the week it was heaven but full on the weekends with VERY loud music at night, and no one at the office to complain to. Given the opportunity they seem to enforce the rules - no rugs on the lawn, guests must park in the lot. The sites are mushy after long rains..but they keep the park beautiful. There was no wi fi. - new 5th wheeler
Sep 2016 - $50.00
Great location, we stayed at a site on the water. The internet was a little iffy, good water, and power. The view is fantastic, the staff were helpful and nice..Not alot in Prescott...but we didn't need to go anywhere....you could bring a small boat...it looked like easy access. - new 5th wheeler
Jun 2015 - $36.00
Beautiful location in the Canadian Shield on Big Rideau Lake, part of the historic Rideau Canal system. Interesting terrain and they've done a great job of creating level campsites. We really enjoyed the privacy. Huge sites, lovely trails. - dresda
Sep 2017 - $35.00
This is our 3rd season at this resort on the East Shore of Mississippi Lake, just 2 miles outside of Carleton Place and less than an hour from downtown Ottawa. Let me start with the positives. The campers at the resort are amazingly friendly as we were quickly welcomed, followed by many occasions of birthday parties, boat cruises, happy hours and morning coffee chats, while enjoying the lake views.
The pool is salt water and kept clear at this gated resort that offers key to all seasonal campers. Park has great facilities and events for kids to play and enjoy as most campers feel comfortable allowing children to go out on their own to play. Three weekends in the summer the park brings in a local band for music and dance. While park offers free wifi, since we arrived it's so unreliable. The distance the washrooms are from the pool (approximately 500ft) always bring into question how often the kids just use the pool as their washroom facility and the reason we stopped using the pool.
Unfortunately the family that currently operates this resort is going through a family crisis with the parents in the middle of a pending divorce that's dragged into the mess, 2 adult children and two grandchildren. This has moved their focus off maintaining a clean beach, keeping bird mess of docks, and general timely clean-up. Park neglect would be the simplest term to describe its facilities and we can go days without seeing someone working here. Owners seem to be making emotional decisions versus operating the facility as a business. Customer service seems forgotten as owners prefer to antagonize campers! Campers placing their name in a move cue get ignored.
The resort used to have a café open from 9 to 9 with ample servings. Now it might open at 9:30 or later, and have noticed it closed as early as 5:30 pm. In any event, be prepared for slow service when it is open and warn your visitors that come into the park, when they go into the restaurant to register. - Living our Dream
Aug 2014 - $45.00
Great park. Lots of activities, very clean. Friendly staff. 3 dump stations, onsite pump out available. Secure gate access, recycle and garbage area. Firewood available. 20 min drive to Brockville. Boat launch. Store. Lots of seasonal sites too. Beach roped off area for swimming. Pavilion, picnic area. - The Allens
Aug 2017 - $45.00
This park is one of the worst! 90% are old trailers for the most part with full timers. There is one area for transients and is very tight to get to. The price should be in the $25 range but unfortunately if you're visiting Ottawa theres not much else. You're better to stay further out and drive in. We only stayed here as it was close to the airport which we used to fly back home for one week before continuing our trip. And theres this one owner who has proclaimed himself to be the speed police! I am a very careful driver watching out for kids; I have 10 grand kids myself. When I'm driving in a park I usually do about 8-10 MPH. Well this guy decided to put up his own 5KPH sign (that's 3 MPH for you Americans) and if you're doing 1 over he'll come running up to your vehicle and start berating you in French!! Just warning you if you stay here. Do yourself a favor, just don't stay here! The other problem is the breaker for my site is in a locked panel. So yes the breaker kicked and I had to go to the office to fetch one of the staff! Ridiculous! Every pedestal must have its own disconnect; he explained that he didn't trust any renters to turn other breakers off! DUH! If you had put the shutoff at the plug you wouldn't have to worry about this. Its a ma and pa operation gone bad. - North America in 90 days