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Recreationland Campground

Ottawa, Ontario


1566 Canaan Rd
Ottawa, Ontario K4C 1E5
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Sites: 90
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 45.51978
Longitude: -75.33284

Elevation: 212' (approx.)
Park Features
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • 55+ 55+ 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 ?
Hookups
  • Full Hookup Full Hookup yes
  • Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP)
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • Phone Phone no
  • Water Water yes
  • Cable/Sat. TV Hookup Cable/Sat. TV Hookup yes
Connectivity
  • WiFi WiFi yes
  • ATT Cellular Provider ATT
  • Verizon Cellular Provider Verizon
  • Sprint Cellular Provider Sprint
  • T-Mobile Cellular Provider T-Mobile
Amenities
  • Restrooms Restrooms yes
  • Showers Showers yes
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities yes
  • 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 ?
Recreation
  • Pool Access Pool Access yes
  • Playground Playground yes
  • Recreational Trails Recreational Trails ?
  • Rec Room Rec Room ?
  • Casino Casino ?
  • Fishing Fishing ?
  • Beach Beach ?
  • Biking Biking ?
  • Boating Boating ?
  • Golf Golf ?
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities ?
  • Horseshoes Horseshoes ?
  • Mini-Golf Mini-Golf ?
  • Outdoor Courts Outdoor Courts ?
  • Pickleball Pickleball ?
  • Water Access Water Access ?

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12 Reviews

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Review Count: 21
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: July, 2017 - $35.00
Overall Rating:

The actual washroom building does not have adequate lighting -- we can barely see anything once the stall door was closed. We ended up using the bathrooms in the shower building. While the lighting was better, it was in a state of what we would consider to be disrepair. We ended up mostly did not use the facilities. The site we had was at the edge of the campground right along side a road. The tall tree took care of the privacy issue, but as we have a hybrid travel trailer, and it was really noisy at night. The other major issue is related to the security of the reservation process. While the reservation web form is HTTPS protected, it says right on the form that the "form is not stored on any site, it is emailed direct to the campground." Emailing credit card number is a big NO-NO, as it is not a secure medium. I ended up using my low-limit card that I would not mind as much should it get compromised. We camped at Recreationland Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 1
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2016 - $30.00
Overall Rating:

Enjoyed meeting the manager and his daughter. Very helpful about local attractions and services.

Site 116 required 50 ft of hose for water no big deal.

Level parking area and quiet.

Would recommend to a friend . We camped at Recreationland Campground in a Truck Camper.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Site Number
116
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open, Some Shade
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Review Count: 87
States Visited: 33
Helpful Reviews: 36

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: 18
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 6

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: 187
States Visited: 46
Helpful Reviews: 48

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: 5
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: 87
States Visited: 26
Helpful Reviews: 2

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: 40
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: 68
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: 15
Helpful Reviews: 1

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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