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
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
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
Jul 2015 - $25.00
Everything was OK. Nothing was great. The laundry was the most expensive we'd seen in 5 months of travel. The smallest mini golf course we'd ever seen. The staff were OK. Not great customer service. The site was close to next door but mostly flat. Bugs galore so don't forget your bug spray. - kiwitravelers
Jul 2015 - $20.00
Beautiful setting on the St. Lawrence River. Our site faced the volleyball area and "beach" then the water was just beyond so we did not have any other RVs in front of us. 30 amp service only + water, no sewer hookups but there are a couple of dump stations and pump out service is available. Wifi is $2 per unit (laptop or Ipad etc) per day. A few over the air TV stations were available and we had cell signals from the US here.
Our site sloped towards the water so some leveling was required. The park is very big but well laid out and the sites are spacious. - Bob & Stephanie
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