2 RV Parks near Vermilion Bay, Ontario
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 - $45.00
Just back (July 15th). We stayed at site 106 (strange 45 degree pull thru) As prev noted great Provincial Park - we brought 175 feet of water hose so we could fill the doggie pool and refill on board water after 4 days). Used the showers - they are GREAT (free) and washrooms for the first 4/5 days. Then used on board for a "home shower - awwwwh - better water pressure) Apparently our secret dog swimming area has been found - as it is quit small - once someone else is there - your outta luck - DARN. During JULY - AUGUST staff will deliver your wood (pay with MC/VISA at the office) or CASH when they drop it off - between 6 -9 pm YAAAA. Site was very unlevel side / side and quite low at the back - took ALL out leveling blocks. - Medic73
Jun 2017 - $33.00
9 km in from the highway. Signage within the park could be a little better. Lovely clear lake with great fishing. Sunset was spectacular. - neilmcb2002
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
Jul 2016 - $39.00
As we drove into this small campground (28 sites, no seasonals) I commented to my wife that the grounds were so immaculate, that it reminded me of a golf course. This 40 acre property sits on a lovely little lake with a sandy beach (where we enjoyed a couple of hard lemonade before dinner). There is a 4 km hike, though we only journeyed to the lookoff point where the owners made a tree-log bench for viewing. There is a playground for the children, as well as Adirondack and zero gravity chairs for enjoying the tranquility at the sandy beach. Most sites are 100ft long EWS, but tenting is also possible. $39 for EWS pull-through. Washrooms and showers were immaculately clean. Unfortunately we only stayed one night as we were on our way to the Rockies, as this is a true gem. - driftdiver1