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Ottawa, Ontario

Recreationland Campground

Ottawa, Ontario



1566 Canaan Rd
Ottawa, Ontario K4C 1E5
Phone: (613) 833-2974

Sites: 90
Recent Rate: $31 7/2016

Latitude: 45.519778393298
Longitude: -75.332835015025

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets ?
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities yes
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available ?
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts ?
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot ?
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter ?
  • RV Wash RV Wash ?
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip ?
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking ?
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • WiFi WiFi yes
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service ?
  • Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup yes
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access yes
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground yes
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • Waterfront Waterfront no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse ?
  • Camp Store Camp Store ?
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar ?
  • Business Center Business Center ?
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms ?
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities ?
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services ?
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) ?
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room ?
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities ?
  • Beach Access Beach Access ?
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp ?
  • Marina Marina ?
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals ?
  • Fishing Fishing ?
  • Golfing Golfing ?
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) ?
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals ?
  • Hiking Hiking ?
  • Spa Spa ?
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit ?
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball ?
  • Sports Field Sports Field ?
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games ?
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment ?
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre ?
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf ?
  • Billiards Billiards ?
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong ?
  • Lake Lake ?
  • Pond Pond ?
  • River River ?
  • Creek Creek ?
  • Ocean Ocean ?
  • Water Park Water Park ?
  • Casino Casino ?

Review Details

Ratings overview

10 Reviews

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Review Count: 11
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $33.00
Overall Rating:      

Recreationland Campground, also called Recreationland Tent & Trailer Park (www.rec-land.com) has a small town family run business feel. Its gravel roadway and RV pads are pothole free and there is ample space between sites. The laundry facilities are reasonable priced and clean though the public washrooms and showers could stand a little more attention.

The park is laid out with the long term tenants separate from the overnight and short term guests. They have 30 pull thru sites and with 50 full hookups though only 3 have 50 amp power. It is a little tight parking a large 43 ft Class A like ours but quite doable and once parked there is ample parking space for the tow car.

Recreationland Campground is located off Hwy-117 near Cumberland, ON, a short 30 minute drive from Parliament Hill in Ottawa. A park 'n ride station for public transit into town is only 10 minutes away. At only $32.50/night (CDN) for a 50 amp, full service pull-thru, this the best deal in the Ottawa area. We camped at Recreationland Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
133
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Recreationland Campground is located off Hwy-117 near Cumberland, ON, a short 30 minute drive from Parliament Hill in Ottawa. A park 'n ride station for public transit into town is only 10 minutes away. At only $32.50/night (CDN) for a 50 amp, full service pull-thru, this the best deal in the Ottawa area.

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Review Count: 41
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 7

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $31.00
Overall Rating:      

Recreationland is close enough to Ottawa to make it an easy 30 minute drive into town to see the sites. It's very near the Ottawa River so sometimes it can get humid. It's right next to a road and during the day it can get a bit noisy, but at night it quiets down. While the campground is pretty, most everything is dated. The site (#139) was a pull-through, fairly new gravel, with lots of room between sites. There is a small picnic table and a small firepit. There is WiFi, and it's not too bad, but you have to pay for it ($15/week per device). The laundry has 5 new washer/dryers, about $2 per load. The bathroom is secure and fairly clean, but charges for a shower and is old. The swimming pool is small, but most people still enjoy it. The water pressure fluctuates considerably, from fairly okay to just a trickle, then back again; they are on a well system, apparently. The electrical power is marginal but I didn't have any problems from that. Everyone was friendly, but the owner is very strict about many things, including no carpets on the grass, charges for most amenities, and you can't move the firepits. Overall, a good value and a fairly quiet campground and would probably stay here again. We camped at Recreationland Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
139
Site Surface
Gravel, Grass
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Close to a Walmart (Rockland) and Boston PIzza; fun to use the small ferry's to cross between Ontario and Quebec; and Paul's Boat tour in Ottawa was very pleasant (we did the 7-9pm timeslot in the summer).

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Review Count: 169
States Visited: 45
Helpful Reviews: 40

Date of Stay: May, 2015 - $28.00
Overall Rating:      

My first suggestion is to disregard the previous review; the person who posted it pretty much gives all parks bad reviews. This is a pleasant park east of Ottawa with gravel roads and sites. There appears to be an area of seasonal/permanent RVs and an area for transients, but the whole park looks nicely kept. Roads and sites are gravel with lots of well-trimmed grass all around. The sites are larger than average and ours was at the end of a row and had a privacy hedge which made it nice. The park was fairly empty when we were there. The owner is a "crusty", but very nice, guy. The office closes sometimes if the owner needs to run an errand, but he says he'll have more continuous staffing once the summer season gets underway. He does prefer that customers pay with cash or Canadian debit cards (a US debit card doesn't work as a debit card in Canada.) Price shown is based on a weekly rate corrected for the current exchange rate. Although there are a few trees around we were able to get DirecTV signals with no problem. The signal on the Rogers cellular network is strong. The office sells firewood. We camped at Recreationland Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
131
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

Driving to downtown Ottawa takes ~30 minutes. Buy a 7 day museum pass to the 8 major museums if you're going to do any serious sightseeing.

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Review Count: 5
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: May, 2014 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

Quaint and rustic campground. Only two 50 amp sites and both are pull through at 90° angle to road, so difficult to turn into without going off the gravel Into the grass. Not nice in the rain. Would make more sense to have angled pull-throughs. Lots of rain so everything is flooded right now. Washrooms not in very good condition. In fact one of them is closed. Laundromat on site. Mostly permanents and snowbirds. Convenient to Ottawa. Super Walmart, Canadian Tire, etc. in Rockland. One of only two campgrounds in our Nation's capital that offer 50 amp service. Wi-Fi is good but is not free, and password is only good for one computer. Rates are very expensive given the amenities in the park. Pool is opening for Victoria Day weekend if the rain ever stops. Dogs must be on leash. Not really big rig friendly. Our rig is 45 feet long. We camped at Recreationland Campground in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 4
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2013 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed here for a week while visiting the Ottawa area. This park is very nice, with friendly staff keeping it well maintained. All grass sites with nice tent camping as well as shaded sites for big rigs. It is about 30kms from Ottawa, near Rockland. We definitely would stay here again. We camped at Recreationland Campground in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 39
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 7

Date of Stay: August, 2010 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

We camped here for 3 nights. It was very quiet. There are alot of older folks who camp here but the overall campground was very nice. It's close to Ottawa and i would stay here again. It has good WiFi connection and the people who are regulars here were quite friendly. If you are looking for a place close to Ottawa I would definitely stay here. Again it was quiet for us although the weather wasn't that good. There is a driving range just over the hill and lots of stores near by to shop. We camped at Recreationland Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 87
States Visited: 26
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: August, 2010 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

By giving this place a 5 I'm really stretching the truth. Grass/mud site that had been worsened by recent rain. Next time we visit Ottawa we will NOT stay here. We camped at Recreationland Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 65
States Visited: 21
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: September, 2008 - $29.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a perfectly nice, friendly, well-run campground east of Ottawa. $29 for full hookups (30amp) is a good rate for the area, and the utilities worked fine. They turn on/off the electric (hydro) via computer which is odd, so if you arrive after office hours you may be out of luck if no one is around to help you. The pull through sites are the most popular, but the back-in sites near the road are the most private. Road noise bothered our friends but not us, it's a rural road and really isn't bad. The free wifi worked but like many campgrounds was very slow. Our US Dish satellite worked fine. They include a few cable channels in the hookup. We didn't use the facilities, so can't comment on that. It's in a pleasant rural area, and there's lots of vegetation around the grounds, making it a nice place to return to after a day touring Ottawa. Sites have grass and small picnic tables. The route to downtown is a 2-lane highway that turns into a freeway, and beware that the route can be congested during rush hour, increasing the 20-minute drive to up to an hour. Some take buses from Orleans (10 minutes drive east), but with four of us it was cheaper and more convenient to drive and park in a lot in the ByWard Market area. Tip: Ottawa has fabulous easy scenic bike trails along the Ottawa River and the canal where you can ride for miles and miles. The reasons I knocked off points: No view as advertised, slow wifi, uneven gravel pads (new 50amp pads are better but more $), distance from downtown, nothing to walk to from property. I would stay here again. We camped at Recreationland Campground in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 15
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: August, 2007 - $27.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a lovely, well-maintained campground about 20 miles east of Ottawa city. The sites are large and at least 30' in width. The roads are packed dirt, but not dusty. The sites are gravel for the RV with nicely maintained grass out your RV door. There are four sections of camping areas with grassy meadows separating each section. We were in Row 130 which are pull throughs and were easily able to use our Internet Satellite. We found it convenient to drive 7 minutes from the campground and take the public bus system into Ottawa. A great grocery store, Independant, is about 2 or 3 miles east of the campground in Rockland and is a wonderful market. The owners and staff were friendly, helpful, and did a great job of running the campground. We camped at Recreationland Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 31
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2007 - $31.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice park with friendly and helpful owners. Located about 20 miles east of Ottawa in a mainly rural area. Big disappointment is the standard of the restrooms. They are way beyond their use-by date and built of materials that cannot be cleaned properly, even if the effort was made. Otherwise, amenities are good. Wifi and cable is free and operates well. Good access and internal roads with wide sites and fire rings etc. Would camp here again as no others in the area offer the same amenities, but would not go near the bathrooms until things have changed! We camped at Recreationland Campground in a Motorhome.

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