6 Parks near Minden, Ontario
Jul 2016 - $37.00
This is a very rustic campground and typical for northern Ontario. Roads are dirt and sites are grass. Very rough road heading to our site. We had, I think the best site in the park. Not level but satisfactory. Nice view of the bush. - coehotrodder
Jun 2012 - $35.00
Potentially a nice park. Rough around the edges, and poorly kept. Sites tend to be messy, and campers loud at night on long weekends. Pool was supposed to be open, but was still green from algae, and cold although promised to be heated. Bathroom tidy early in day, but wet and messy by midday. Owners were rude to campers when told pool was not open until after a pot-luck dinner, (although why they would want to swim in the pool in the condition it was is beyond me?) Not much going on in this park and other campers as seasonals avoided and grumbled about the owners non-stop... not a happy place to visit. Won't be back. Too bad. - camping folk
Jun 2010 - $40.00
This park has a nice pool, that's about it. Although my 2 year old was not allowed in even with swimming diapers. I have to warn you about the 'sheriff'. She drives around on her golf cart screaming at people with her cowboy hat and badge. Her husband was driving the tractor for wagon ride and the display she put on I will never forget, in front of all the horrified kids. The language and threats she was spewing I don't hear on my hockey teams bench. She made a huge scene in which brought everyone out of their trailers to see what was going on. Because some kids were driving down her road to their cottage. Unbelievable. - barrie_camper
Sep 2016 - $30.00
We called the campground after we found that the spot where we planned to boondock could not accommodate our 43' rig. The owner of this campground was immediately welcoming and told us that he could have a place available for us. Even though he said it was "right on the road", cautioning us that it might be noisy, there was a large parking area for visitors between us and the road and we never noticed road noise at all.
He and his wife are very welcoming and wanted to ensure that we were totally satisfied with our stay. Although the majority of the park is occupied by seasonal guests, they were very helpful to us who were only staying a couple of nights. The park is right on a lake and there is a boat access point and swimming area available.
Note: when leaving with a big rig, you may want to exit through the entry gate as it is a more straight road. - pattic777
Nov 2015 - $38.00
We stayed a weekend. The beach is a mess, duck poo everywhere. The docks are can't be walked on. Lane going in almost ripped the bottom of our trailer out.
Nothing to do, almost deserted. We asked for firewood and was never delivered. Host weren't on site almost the whole weekend. You have to fend for yourself. Nothing for the children to do. the climb on thing was so old and smelly. Sites are badly uneven. - Sue Kaas
Jul 2013 - $38.00
Quiet peaceful campground right across the road from Pine Lake, just about 10 min north of Haliburton. Several seasonal sites. Campground website needs be updated. It lists “fully serviced sites” but the overnight sites we saw only had grey water hookup and no black water (sewer) hookup which meant we had to visit the dump station at the end of our stay. Also, the website lists 30 amp service but our site had a 30 amp fuse inserted in a 15/20 amp box which still doesn’t make it 30 amp service. We moved over to a true 30 amp site the next day so that we could run our a/c and other items at the same time without blowing the breaker. This could be a great campground if improvements are made. The owner was pleasant. - naturelover
Jun 2012 - $18.00
We stayed at Balsam Lake campground. Our site (#92) was large, but very uneven – even after three boards under one side and our front landing gear fully extended, I couldn’t level the trailer. We moved to another site that was level. We found that even the sites that are “premium” have very tight turning issues. If you have a large rig (we have a 35’ toy hauler), consider an end spot. We found that the camp staff were very friendly. - N1Hub
Jun 2010 - $42.00
We love this place. My kids are 5, 3 and 2 and look forward every year to spending 4 or 5 nights here. The first time we were here we were in one of the loops and didn't particularly have the greatest weekend due to noisy neighbors, but since then we know where to stay and never any problems. Even lucky enough to get one of the lakefront sites one year. Amazing. The beaches are awesome and there is a dog swimming area at the canoe launch. Awesome playground. Just pack a bag in the morning and head to the beach for the day. - barrie_camper
Jul 2007 - $36.00
We booked a pull through site that was supposedly suitable for a large vehicle but it was extremely difficult to get into and no way could we pull through. Sites were very close together, the number of campfires at night made it literally hard to breathe, it was always crowded and noisy. I guess if what you're after is activity as opposed to a quiet relatively peaceful camping experience this may be the place, but not for us. - bandb
Aug 2016 - $17.00
Mostly seasonal campground but some overnight/transient sites. Best sites w/30 amp & H2O would be 426 - 428 as they were private and treed. For sites 329A-D which were all open except for trees in behind, you drive up a grassy hill. The campground lacks signage as these sites were difficult to find without direction from the staff. The campground office isn't marked either so we guessed on where to register upon our arrival. The website needs improvement for the info they provide for overnight campers, as all it says is "$17 per person, children free". Found out that extra adults are $5 each after the first 2 adults @ $17, though staff didn't monitor or check to see how many people were on a site. No fee for extra vehicles. Got 1 tv channel with our antenna. Free internet was available near the office. This campground caters to people with ATV's as they were everywhere in the campground due to the Victoria Rail Trail which cuts through the park. The campground has a clean large shallow pool which was unheated but refreshing. Well-kept playground equipment at the playground fields and near the pool. The beach area was small and steep; the water gets deep there quickly. We were able to dock our canoe & boat near the beach for free. Bathroom & showers were tidy. To access the dump station, you had to back in your RV which was awkward. - naturelover