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Parry Sound, Ontario

Parry Sound KOA

Parry Sound, Ontario



276 Rankin Lake Rd
Parry Sound, Ontario P2A 0B2
Phone: (705) 378-2721

Sites: 108
Recent Rate: $58 8/2016

Latitude: 45.298505308247
Longitude: -79.904916286469

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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 yes
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • 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 no
  • 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 no
  • Phone Phone yes
  • 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 yes
  • Waterfront Waterfront no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse ?
  • Camp Store Camp Store yes
  • 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) yes
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room yes
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities ?
  • Beach Access Beach Access ?
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp ?
  • Marina Marina ?
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals ?
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Golfing Golfing ?
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) ?
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals ?
  • Hiking Hiking ?
  • Spa Spa ?
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit yes
  • 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 yes
  • Billiards Billiards ?
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong ?
  • Lake Lake ?
  • Pond Pond ?
  • River River yes
  • Creek Creek ?
  • Ocean Ocean ?
  • Water Park Water Park ?
  • Casino Casino ?

Review Details

Ratings overview

11 Reviews

These reviews are the opinion of an RVParkReviews’ member and not the views of RVParkReviews.com

Review Count: 65
States Visited: 25
Helpful Reviews: 7

Date of Stay: August, 2016 - $58.00
Overall Rating:      

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! We camped at Parry Sound KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
32
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt, Sand
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Interior Roads
Tight Turns, Scraping Branches, Obstacles, Poor Conditions
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

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Review Count: 147
States Visited: 44
Helpful Reviews: 26

Date of Stay: August, 2014 - $56.00
Overall Rating:      

We have never stayed at a KOA in all our RVing years and now I know why. Way overpriced for what you get, particularly at this one. $56/night for 30 amp back-in site with no sewer, cable TV and marginal Wi-Fi is just ridiculous. The 30 amp power was poor and would not run out rooftop air/heat without a struggle. Had we not been so tired and unable to find other options in the area we would not have stopped at all and I know we would definitely not return at these rates. We camped at Parry Sound KOA in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 475
States Visited: 50
Helpful Reviews: 34

Date of Stay: August, 2014 - $49.00
Overall Rating:      

Our site was a gravel mostly level back-in. Noticed some soft ground nearby where wheel ruts had developed. The electric and water worked fine. No cable TV, but found a couple of channels off the antenna. Wi-Fi worked well enough to write this review. Lots of trains running every hour. I probably wouldn't come back as they had no full hookups, the train noise and rate is expensive for what we got. We camped at Parry Sound KOA in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 4
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: July, 2014 - $50.00
Overall Rating:      

This was our first stay at a KOA. We arrived in a downpour, which later turned to a Thunder Storm. However, when I went inside to check-in, I was greeted by the most wonderful French woman who was so cheerful that I was happy to be there! That alone will make me consider going back. The second thing that goes a long way is that the gentleman who escorted us to our site also backed us in. Any time I don't have to guide the trailer in is a huge stress reliever and very appreciated! The woman who welcomed us informed us that there is WiFi throughout the park; however two days before, the tower where we were staying was struck by lightning and was currently not working. She offered to check on another site for us where the WiFi was working, and was able to change our accommodations. As we were setting up it was pouring. Our site ended up being a complete and utter mud pit. There seems to be drainage issues in many parts of the campground as there is "Big O" throughout. However, at our new site we were lucky enough to be at the bottom of a hill, so we got it all. We stayed for 3 days, and although the rain soon stopped, our site never did dry up. This made for a very dirty trailer most times. The sites are very close together but luckily no one had booked beside us after our first day, so we weren't too bad. The free pump out service (if staying for 3 days) was appreciated as there is no sewer service and gray water fills up quickly. The scenery was lovely, and the chipmunks come right up on your hand and in your lap. Something tells me they're used to getting snacks! We did not use the facilities (we day-tripped into Parry Sound) though the pool area and children's play area looked very appealing and there were always kids enjoying both. There is a nearby train that is louder; however, I did not find this to be an issue. You soon get used to hearing it and it becomes very easy to tune it out at night. Will stay again. We camped at Parry Sound KOA in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 28
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2014 - $51.00
Overall Rating:      

This an excellent park with a very friendly and helpful staff. It is well shaded and well kept. We camped at Parry Sound KOA in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 10
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: July, 2013 - $70.00
Overall Rating:      

Very nice campsite, but a little tight for a 40 ft. motorhome. Way overpriced compared to any campground we have stayed at during out trip across Canada. Lots of things to do for kids (we didn't have any), but our experience is that the KOA's are overpriced anywhere. Good for an overnight stay, but we wouldn't pay $70 a night for water and power with no sewer hookup again. We camped at Parry Sound KOA in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 5
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: April, 2013 - $50.00
Overall Rating:      

Family owned & operated with friendly staff willing to help. Stayed early in year when things were getting ready for season. Excellent Wi-Fi, good gravel interior roads. Easy to find and convenient to visit Barrie, etc. Would stay again. We camped at Parry Sound KOA in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 21
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2011 - $53.00
Overall Rating:      

This is an average park. Some treed sites, some in the open. Site landscaping could be improved. WQe found the nightly fee excessive considering the lack of sewer hookups and general park appearance. Staff were friendly and helpful though. We camped at Parry Sound KOA in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 119
States Visited: 46
Helpful Reviews: 9

Date of Stay: July, 2011 - $45.00
Overall Rating:      

This is not a bad campsite, but isn't overly accessible for big rigs. While the KOA computer was down we went into a pull thru that was 47'; we're 45' but it worked out ok. If the computer hadn't had a problem we would have been in a back-in that would have really been difficult to get into. Wi-Fi was intermittent. There was a good rainstorm, but the campground drained well. No sewer at sites, but dump station is convenient on exit. Lots of ATV folks. The campground is a good 15 miles from Parry Sound. Would stay here again in a big rig but only if we had to. The ease of booking online keeps us going to KOAs. We camped at Parry Sound KOA in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 28
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: July, 2010 - $43.00
Overall Rating:      

A nice wooded campground, with some problems. WiFi is sporadic at best. Many of the sites, particularly on the periphery, are not level at all. Pretty quiet, except for a rail line with occasional trains that need to blow horns because of a blind crossing. We camped at Parry Sound KOA in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 13
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2007 - $32.00
Overall Rating:      

Small campground with friendly people running it. Sewer pump out available included in the cost because no sewers available anywhere on the grounds. Washrooms were old but clean, showers were small but clean.The beach they advertise is a joke. It is nothing but a boat launch. They have a very good trail system if you are into ATV's which a lot of people are who use this campground. We would definitely go back. We camped at Parry Sound KOA in a Motorhome.

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