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2 RV Parks near Vermilion Bay, Ontario
Aug 2018 - $35.00
Great campground with a variety of site styles and lots of trees. The campground staff are very nice and kept things very clean and well maintained and they all wave at you. They also patrol regularly and keep people and their pets under control. There's nice hot showers in a newish shower house with individual unisex rooms. The beach is great and the lake is exceptional due to its clarity. There's hiking trails all around the park plus cheap hourly canoe and kayak rentals. These a few nature programs available too. We camped in a pull trough electric site that was very large. As with most of the sites nearest the lake it was unlevel. This usually isn't a big deal but the power poles are extremely far away. This was common in all the pull through sites. We only had one 25' extension card and had to max it out through some bush to hook it up in the next site. This limited where we could park the trailer which ended up being right against the trees on the most unlevel part of the site. Overall we had a great stay, enjoyed they swimming a lot, and will be booking another long stay next summer. - AndrewE
Sep 2017 - $41.00
September 8, Blue Lake Provincial Park, Dryden, Ontario - 198 sites, site 231 electric, with or without electric, on dirt good size sites but many not level, $41, dump station, bathhouse with showers This park is located 5 miles off of Hwy 17 in Ontario. It is a beautiful park located on the glacier Blue Lake. Nice beach and the lake is crystal clear. Fishing, swimming, boating so it is a very popular family campground. Roads are not easy to drive on with an RV but doable. It was a little confusing to get to the dump station. The bathhouse with showers looked new. This was a one night stop for us and it was very enjoyable. Great sunsets overlooking the lake. We could see the lake in the distance from our site and it was a quick walk to the beach. Check in was easy and the girl was very nice. There are a number of hikes leading out from the campground. In the summer they have guided hikes and programs. This park closes at the end of September. It was a nice stop but it is very dark at night. - gsnakehill
Jul 2017 - $32.00
Overnight stay while driving to the East. We reserved an electric site, but it turned out the power post was shared between two sites, and it was on the other site. Our power cord was not long enough even with a 25ft extension cord. We were there on Canada Day, and the campground was full. As a result, the bathroom / shower was dirty. - Htt_AB
Jul 2018 - $45.00
All fees are in Cdn $ before tax. This is our second year visiting Crystal Lake, a large but low volume campground. Large because it is in a parcel of land about 40 acres in size. Low volume because there are only a handful of spaces. The wife and co-owner is very helpful and was able to find us a 100'+ level, asphalt, site with 50/30 & 20 amp, water and sewer. We also scored what I would suggest is their best pull-through site, #2. This has a couple of large conifer trees that afford some shade and screening between site #1 & 2 in addition to the strip of grass about 30' wide. All sites appear to have a fire pit and picnic bench table. This husband and wife team are constantly busy, even on a Sunday, mowing the grass, collecting garbage from waste bins placed between sites and generally maintaining the campground. Their high work ethic really shows and this CG is very well presented. The utilities worked perfectly during our stay and are well placed (for my rig) along the site. Wi-Fi is included in the cost of the site and worked well enough to open emails and browse web sites. Water is provided from the spring fed lake adjacent to the CG. The owners are confident that it is safe to drink but government regulations mean they have to show a "Boil Water" advisory. We drank the water and suffered no ill effects. The washrooms are clean and tidy. Since my first visit the owners have clearly indicated which showers are male and female but I didn't use them showers because we used our onboard facilities. There is a small laundry for a $2 charge, payable at the office. This really is a great little campground and most definitely the best we have stayed at both years while passing through Ontario. Whenever we are back out this way I would most certainly look to stay here again. The opportunity to relax is stunning and after several days of driving this is a wonderful place to rest for a few days. - Hutch333id
Jun 2017 - $45.00
The price indicated is in Cdn $ and includes tax for a 50amp FHU, pull-thru, asphalt site that is fairly level. Each site appears to have a picnic table and seats, trashcan and a fire pit. There are five pull-thrus, all approximately 100’ long. #2 has a couple of mature cedar trees that afford some screening from site #1. The remaining sites have about 15 - 20’ of grass separation.
The CG has approximately 28 mixed sites in a 40-acre section of land located by a small lake with a nice sandy shore. Unfortunately, for our three-day stay it rained heavily so we couldn’t get out to explore too much.
The shower houses have two or three showers each but there doesn’t appear to be any distinction as to which is male or female. We used our onboard facilities anyway. The same shower house also has toilets in each side. In another block located closer to the lake, there are two separate rooms with toilets and a room with a washing machine (replaced while I was there) and a dryer but I don’t know how much these are to operate.
We had an open ground fault when connecting to the electric so we moved to another site the following day after one opened up but I did see the owner repairing the defective pedestal a day or two later.
The CG appeared quite empty after our first night with only a couple of RV’s being there at anyone time
There are trains nearby but these do not appear to run through the night and it wasn’t a problem. Located about 1km from the highway so very little in the way of traffic noise.
The owner was down to earth, honest and friendly. Always appears busy working and making improvements.
We couldn’t pick up any OTA TV signals but the pull-thru sites do lend themselves to being satellite friendly. I didn’t see a dog walk area but equally, we don’t have a dog so I wasn’t really looking for one either. Wi-Fi is included in the price of staying and worked well enough for us. - Hutch333id
Jul 2016 - $39.00
This was an unexpected surprise - truly a "10" rating!!!! A tiny little campground on a lovely little lake, just off the Trans-Canada highway with 5 super-generous, satellite friendly big rig sites! 100+ ft long level gravel sites with 50 amp electric and full-hookups (but not).
There was one BIG problem here though. Their water supply comes directly from the spring-fed lake and is not treated. The written rules to the campground noted this, and said that while they (the owners) were highly confident of the cleanliness of their water, the government compels them to advise campers to boil water before consuming it.
This would not have been a problem for us had we known in advance, as we would have arrived with a full tank of fresh water on board, and an adequate supply of drinking water, ice, etc. But we were not advised of this on the phone when I made reservations, and we arrived with less than 10% of fresh water in our tanks. Not enough for bathing, cooking, etc. And I only had a half-dozen small bottles of water for drinking.
We chose not to risk a GI illness from unfamiliar (to us) untreated water. So our rating of this lovely spot must reflect this unanticipated surprise. If they'd told me in advance, so I could come prepared (as I do when I know I won't have a water supply) we would totally give them a high score. - MerBee