4 Parks near Parry Sound, Ontario
Aug 2012 - $40.00
This is an extremely popular park and it was August. Need I say more? We were in the Kilcoursie Bay loop. The sites were close together and not level. The little access roads were just dirt tracks and with so many vehicles parked on them, difficult to traverse. There didn't seem to be any restriction on how many camping units or vehicles could be on a site, and there were ropes hung all over the place with tarps on them. We have stayed in many great Provincial Parks over the years but this one was just not up to par. We had planned to stay several days but moved on. - canoeperson
May 2008 - $34.00
Terrific campground. The best in Ontario, Again it is expensive for what you do not get. But the sheer size of the campground makes it worth it. - randyk1711
Sep 2016 - $53.00
We made a last minute decision to overnight somewhere in Ontario in what was supposed to only be a drive through to get to Michigan. We chose Parry Sound and this KOA, given its good reviews. Although ours was a quick one night, we very much liked the campground. The bathrooms and showers were extremely clean with very nice tile work and even music piped in. The showers each had a changing area as well as a soap dispenser on the wall. The one thing to watch for is the step in to the building which is a raised threshold that immediately drops again. You can trip if not careful. The pool looked a nice size for play, but maybe not for laps. Kids' play area looked like well maintained fun as did the small mini golf area. Even canine friends had a small fenced area to romp in. Our site was an easy back in, very level gravel. The only thing we had a smidge of difficulty with was the placement of the site numbers, on posts at the back of the site, not along the road. Since we arrived at dusk, that was a little hard to read but then, we also didn't need to try to negotiate around sign posts at the road edge in the oncoming dark either. Since the office was closed with no one to guide us, the map guided us to the right spot just fine. Much of the campground appears treed and shaded. We tried to find over the air digital stations but only located one and it had a telethon. So we pulled out our "Northern Exposure" season one dvds and laughed for an hour. The camp store isn't huge but is well supplied. Yes, there were train whistles in the night but since I use ear plugs, I heard nothing. My spouse heard them but was not bothered by them. So pack ear plugs if such sounds in the night bother you. We had no issues at all with the dump station, an easy drive in/out near the entrance. Overall, this is a fine stop for the area, very close to both Highway 400 and the town of Parry Sound. If we ever return to this beautiful part of the world, we'll surely stay here again. - khorne
Aug 2016 - $58.00
This was a typical KOA. Lots of activities for kids, seemed neat and clean and the staff were very pleasant. We had only water and 50 amp electric, but they offered a complimentary mobile pump out service.
The problem was the location. This is an uneven, rocky, heavily treed campground with narrow, twisted roads that are poorly marked. This campground was not appropriate for big rigs, in our opinion.
We have traveled 10s of thousands of miles throughout the USA and Canada. We have had 3 motorhomes over the last 10 years, ranging in length from 42 to 45 feet. This is the first time we've sustained ANY body damage, and it was all due to the trees and some turns that were frankly impossible for a 45 ft rig.
Our fault, we know. But if this campground wants to accept big rigs, we think they need to do a much better job of planning safe routes in and out of the campground! - MerBee
Jul 2016 - $45.00
Wasn't really aware there were no sewer hook ups throughout this park. Map legend identifies power options. Water hook up at each site is assumed, and it is, but no sewer hook up. Can be quite a line up at dump station depending on your departure time. - kenandterry
Jul 2015 - $40.00
We booked this park after finding it on the Internet to attend events in Parry Sound. The park is a short 10 minute drive from all the shopping you will need. Trailside Park is spread out and is on three seperate small lakes and primarily caters to 'Seasonals' but had room for our 36' 5th wheel and Volvo tow vehicle. Roads are all gravel, sites are generally gravel/dirt and not all are perfectly level and lots of unserviced tent sites as well. We had FHU including 30amp power in our site and most of the overnighter sites did. Generally pretty quiet but the weekends had lots of traffic coming and going. The grounds and buildings all could use some TLC but the new managers and workers for Carefree Resorts are working constantly to look after and improve the facilities. Cell coverage on Telus worked but WiFi was non existent for my laptop. - JohnJo
Jul 2015 - $30.00
Note that this is now part of the Carefree RV Park network and the name is now Carefree Trailside Park.
Nice park on two lakes! Very quiet. There are several beaches including one for dogs. There are only 4 or 5 sites for overnight stays, but they are large pull throughs with hydro (power), water, sewer. The roads are rough but passable. - sfrantz
Jun 2011 - $40.00
This park is too far from the highway and the Parry Sound area. It is located on 30 acres around a large lake. Most tenants are year long or weekend inhabitants. It is a lot like a provincial site. The sites are not very level, and there is an entrance gate which is an inconvenience. It was not well kept, and the washrooms were a fair distance from the sites. I would not stay here again. - teachb
May 2015 - $50.00
We just loved this park. very clean, well maintained, great staff, sites are roomy and shaded. Overall just loved the park. would recommend it to everyone. - wideopen
May 2012 - $39.00
The rate is for a W/E pull through site, includes taxes and reflects a Good Sam discount. No cable but free Wi-Fi in the office area. We stayed just one night but enough to tell this is a very nice campground. The way in is a little bumpy and inside we had a steep gravel road downhill to our site but the site itself was very spacious, good level and good hookup access. Lots of privacy, we couldn't even see any other campers. Just a few meters to walk to the beach, no water view though. Very friendly and helpful staff. During our stay we locked ourselves out and the owners did everything to help us out. In the summer season there seems to be lots of activities for families with kids. We didn't use any facilities. If in the area we would stay again. - TheSchweitzers
Aug 2011 - $43.00
Campground is mainly seasonal but they do have three very nice pull-through sites with full hook-up for big rigs. Reserve in advance! Clean grounds and family operated. Would return if we were in the area again. - Aftica