7 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 - $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 2010 - $38.00
Very clean and well kept. Showers are cleaned twice a day but they are small. Half the sites back onto the Rideau Canal and are very nice with boats moving up and down thru the canal from lock to lock. Walking distance to shops and pubs downtown. Only issue is no sewer on sites but a good dump station is available. There are boat docks for vessels traveling the Rideau Canal System available. - jasper0803
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
Jun 2013 - $55.00
I didn't enjoy this park as much as I have others due to how close together the lots were. We could here our neighbors talking in conversational tones while they were inside their camper next door. Two dogs in lots directly across from each other started barking every time they were both outside at the same time because they were only about 6 feet apart when on their tie-outs. I also felt like I was in the middle of another neighbor's fireside chat because of the close proximity. Having said that, it is clean, well maintained and there are lots of activities for the kids including pool/splashpad, jumping pillow, very cool play structure, waterslide, craft corner, life-size chess board and pedal car rentals. The owners are friendly enough, but expect rules to be followed explicitly. Not a bad thing, but it can be a bit tense. I wouldn't refuse to go back, but will not look to camp there again if other options are available. - JJ Spectre
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
Jul 2013 - $45.00
As the name says, very tranquil, well laid out park. We arrived in a downpour and the campground had some issues with minor flooding from a very wet spring. The owners showed us to our site and helped us back in. They are extremely friendly and have a pride of ownership and care in the park. The grounds have nice mature trees and the sites are not crowded together. Well thought out recycling program and activities like horseshoes etc. We spent 5 nights here and it is a great place for seeing the area while being able to escape back to a quiet place at night. - Island Folk
Aug 2016 - $25.00
First time here. Heard great reviews. This is a leased managed park that is owned by the St. Lawrence Parks Commission. Grassy sites, no mats permitted and really you do not need them here. Water on your site, beaches are nice, pet swimming area. Lots of seasonals.
50 amp not available, but lots of big units using adapters. Our unit is 30 amp but did need the power reset twice. We weren't running everything, but it was a warm weekend.
Dump station and pump out service is available for a fee. 3 bundles of firewood run you $25 cdn or $10 each.
Great view of the St. Lawrence and ship traffic. 2km from Johnstown, On and 4km from Prescott, On. Ogdenburg, NY / Johnstown, ON International Bridge 2 minutes. You can view the whole bridge span from the park. Office and staff contact is basically office hours only. If you need wood/propane/pump out or power reset, you need to do it during office hours. - The Allens
Jul 2016 - $20.00
We really loved this park. It is right on the St. Lawrence seaway. We had a pull-through site. The rate was Passport America and cash payment. This park has a large number of seasonal sites but very well maintained. The land is owned by some kind of Canadian Parks commission and all seasonal sites must be vacated in the window - the RV and all patios, sheds must be removed. This keeps the seasonal RV sites very clean and uncluttered. We would have stayed here longer but the park was full for the Canadian Civic 3 day weekend. - lyzzards
Jul 2016 - $41.00
This is a nice park, conveniently located and very family oriented. There are a number of seasonal sites and less overnight sites. When I called to reserve, I had to tell them what kind of site I was looking for, because they didn't ask. We had our trailer and my niece set up her tent on the same site, but we were still charged for two sites. Next time I would just book two sites. Internet is $2/device/day and worked well. Showers are $1 for six minutes (in reality about 4.5 minutes). - MSSW
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
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