7 Parks near Smiths Falls, Ontario
Aug 2016 - $51.00
Just a great park. We try to visit every year. If you stay on the canal side you can chat with the boaters while they move by between the 2 locks. You get to watch the bridge open to allow a parade of beautiful boats go by. You are right in the middle of a picturesque town within walking distance to everything. Clean restrooms and showers, water and electric. Dump station. Even the free wifi is good. - Smasma
Jun 2016 - $40.00
Park is right on the Rideau Canal in downtown Smiths Falls. Easy walk into town.
Sites are on either side of the central road - on the canal or backing on to residential back yards - lots of trees on this side.
We had booked site backing onto the canal, but very few shade trees along the canal. It was hot (36C) when we arrived so we opted for a site in the trees. Much more comfortable for us as we do not have a/c yet.
Note: park has only water and electric - no sewers. There is a dump station close to office.
Park offers seasonal rates. There were some seasonal campers but they mixed in well with transients like us. Hard to tell who was who.
Highly recommended. We would stay here again. - DCM/JMB
Aug 2010 - $38.00
Very clean and well kept. Showers are cleaned twice a day but they are small. Half the sites back onto the Rideau Canal and are very nice with boats moving up and down thru the canal from lock to lock. Walking distance to shops and pubs downtown. Only issue is no sewer on sites but a good dump station is available. There are boat docks for vessels traveling the Rideau Canal System available. - jasper0803
Aug 2012 - $26.00
The camp administrators are very personable and happy to give advice on where to eat, local activities, etc. Although there were other families with children, the majority of people at this site seemed to be pre-senior/senior, many with seasonal set ups. We stayed for three nights, and two of those nights the gate was closed to traffic by 9pm. No bigs, I just let the chain out and drove in, but it would have been nice to know if there was a curfew. There were no children's play areas on site, but there is a nice park about a 5 minute walk down the road. The park is lovely with pleasure craft and yachts sailing right past the door to our tent, much to the delight of my children (aged 6 & 3). There were no pools or splash pads evident in the immediate area, but for the price, I wasn't expecting anything spectacular. The only big shock/surprise was the fact that multiple trains go by the campsite each night, tooting their whistles! This isn't necessarily a bad thing, but we certainly were not expecting it! We would stay again. - HendersonClan
Jun 2011 - $29.00
Great overnight park or short stay, mostly back in spots. No sewer, do have a dump station and fresh water fill up area. Located on the Rideau River. Beautiful village all services in walking distance. Parks Canada Lock Station next door. Free firewood, trailers are close together. Great value for the price and the Lions Club its a great organization. - The Allens
Jun 2015 - $36.00
Beautiful location in the Canadian Shield on Big Rideau Lake, part of the historic Rideau Canal system. Interesting terrain and they've done a great job of creating level campsites. We really enjoyed the privacy. Huge sites, lovely trails. - dresda
Aug 2014 - $45.00
This park is certainly tranquil, with shady trees, however it is not much of a park. In addition to the rate of $45.00 they charge $5.00 for Wi-Fi which barely allows you to download email, they charge for showers, and have no laundry facilities. The park is mainly full timers. Grass parking bays and no real facilities other than the basics. We stayed here 3 nights. - TommBoyd
Jun 2014 - $45.00
This price includes the tax. Quiet and well maintained park. You pay for Wi-Fi ($5.00) but it worked very well. Had a couple park water issues (pressure) but management quickly resolved the problem. Park is only a couple miles from Carleton Place, so grocery shopping is easy. Very friendly staff. - cooter5
Jul 2013 - $45.00
As the name says, very tranquil, well laid out park. We arrived in a downpour and the campground had some issues with minor flooding from a very wet spring. The owners showed us to our site and helped us back in. They are extremely friendly and have a pride of ownership and care in the park. The grounds have nice mature trees and the sites are not crowded together. Well thought out recycling program and activities like horseshoes etc. We spent 5 nights here and it is a great place for seeing the area while being able to escape back to a quiet place at night. - Island Folk
Aug 2016 - $59.00
This is truly a family park and a great place for a young family. We stayed over a weekend and it was full. This is a Municipal Park that is extremely well organized, spotless friendly. Because of weekend and area events, reserve early. We were near the beach in a back-in spot under magnificent pine trees. No septic but they do have a scheduled pump-out service. - Aftica
Jul 2012 - $38.00
We've camped here several times and love the shady, wooded campsites. The beach is clean and sandy and the lake is great for fishing. They often have bands playing at the pavilion on Saturdays and they have a playground and miniature golf for the kids. Internet is only available at the pavilion area. The only negative is that they charge you $14 to make reservations (this is not refunded). - wendypf
Aug 2014 - $45.00
Great park. Lots of activities, very clean. Friendly staff. 3 dump stations, onsite pump out available. Secure gate access, recycle and garbage area. Firewood available. 20 min drive to Brockville. Boat launch. Store. Lots of seasonal sites too. Beach roped off area for swimming. Pavilion, picnic area. - The Allens
Aug 2010 - $34.00
Agree with the previous positive comments. I would have given it a 10 if there'd been CATV and a pool. WiFi generally good, but maddeningly slow at times. The owner was a super lady; because the overnighters don't get a sewer hookup, she cheerfully carted down a honey wagon. Lots of stuff to do here (but bring videos as the TV reception is very limited) and in the beautiful Rideau valley. Really nice to wake up right next to the lake, listening to the waves. We'll be back for a week next time, and we highly recommend this park to all. - ebdavis
May 2009 - $34.00
Wonderful park right on Sand Lake. Mostly seasonal sites with sufficient room for transients. The owners were wonderful and extremely helpful. We were given an extension cord and honey wagon for our use. We spent 10 days there and would definitely return. - Nick Amendola
Mar 2009 - $33.00
This little campground is a real "gem on the Rideau Canal System" on Sand Lake. Quiet, family camping at it's best. The owners are always on site & although we were only there for the weekend they included us in all the activities, even a free BBQ. - BillM