2.3 Terrible

Jay Lake Campground & RV Park

Minden, Ontario

1831 Haliburton County Rd 21
Minden, Ontario K0M 2K0
Phone: Click to view

Sites: 75
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 44.95139
Longitude: -78.66422

Elevation: 1125' (approx.)
Park Features
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites no
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • 55+ Only 55+ Only no
  • Kid Friendly Kid Friendly yes
  • Boondocking Boondocking no
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts ?
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Full Hookup Full Hookup yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) no
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • Public Phone Public Phone no
  • Water Water yes
  • Cable/Sat. TV Hookup Cable/Sat. TV Hookup no
  • WiFi WiFi yes
  • ATT Cellular Provider ATT
  • Verizon Cellular Provider Verizon
  • Sprint Cellular Provider Sprint
  • T-Mobile Cellular Provider T-Mobile
  • Restrooms Restrooms yes
  • Showers Showers yes
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities ?
  • Camp Store Camp Store ?
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • Propane Available Propane Available ?
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar ?
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse ?
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Horse Camp Horse Camp ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip ?
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter ?
  • Restrooms: vault Restrooms: vault yes
  • Pool Access Pool Access yes
  • Playground Playground yes
  • Recreational Trails Recreational Trails yes
  • Rec Room Rec Room ?
  • Casino Casino ?
  • Fishing Fishing ?
  • Beach Beach ?
  • Biking Biking ?
  • Boating Boating yes
  • Golf Golf ?
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities ?
  • Horseshoes Horseshoes yes
  • Mini-Golf Mini-Golf ?
  • Outdoor Courts Outdoor Courts ?
  • Pickleball Pickleball ?
  • Water Access Water Access yes

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3 Reviews

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Review Count: 1
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2013 - $35.00
Overall Rating:

"Horrible owners and park". First impressions are everything, and when you pull up to this campground, the first impression you get is it is a dumping ground. The first thing you see when you arrive are 2 huge dumpsters/storage units place in front of the owners house, you see the garbage and recycling containers. Once you move past that, the next thing you see is the owners have used a camping space for their own storage, although there is plenty of storage (the old owners never had their stuff all over the place.) The current owners have a huge boat (which isn't even allowed on the lake), a flat bed with tons of chain link fencing, a trailer, just randomly parked by their house. The new thing they have added, is a very pathetic "rope" to keep trespassers out. This is very inconvenient having to get in and out of your vehicle each time we want to leave to go into town. In all the years we have been here, there has never been anything like this. They have raised our rates by close to 30%, and they have taken so much away from us. We are now responsible for our own lawn maintenance, we now have to pay for hydro, and we don't get our winter storage fee deducted from our fees. The opening weekend there was no running water, or use of the washrooms, because the lines were frozen. Again, in all the years we have been there, we have never experienced anything like that. There are so many empty lots, we counted at least 15! That should tell you something about the new owners and how people see them. They have no people skills, the lady owner is just plain rude! Her famous response is "well if you don't like it, pull your trailer off our property!" We have all been bullied into staying. We no longer can sell our trailers privately, we just have to pull them off, which is expensive and costs us to loose the value of our trailers. Overall, definitely not the same park, horrible owners. I do not recommend this park to anyone. We camped at Jay Lake Campground & RV Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: June, 2012 - $35.00
Overall Rating:

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. We camped at Jay Lake Campground & RV Park in a Tent Trailer.

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Review Count: 4
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: June, 2010 - $40.00
Overall Rating:

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. We camped at Jay Lake Campground & RV Park in a Travel Trailer.

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