8 Parks near Walkerton, Ontario
Aug 2010 - $25.00
Site was a grass back-in and not level. Canoe rentals across from park. Adjacent sports fields get noisy at times, but it is usually quiet. Walking path leads into town. - Onemoretrail
Jul 2015 - $50.00
Beautiful park, excellent amenities! Would recommend anyone to stay here. There are a lot of activities going on everyday. Beaches are clean and have great water activities for kids. Loved our stay, looking forward to our next visit. - Kate86
Aug 2014 - $56.00
Well maintained grounds, and the seasonal guests are friendly and welcoming. These are the only two positives that I can report from our recent trip to Fisherman's Cove. We arrived well in advance of closing time as per the instructions found with our reservation email, only to find the office closed. None of the posted phone numbers resulted in human contact. 3 hours away from home in a thunderstorm, there was no turning back. We camped in a parking lot for the night without any of the services that we paid for. We were charged full rate for that night. The good: Well groomed sites Clean bathrooms The bad: Very high rates Constant nickel & diming. Read the price list carefully before you book. Staff is argumentative and unhelpful LGBT community: read the price list for their definition of 'Family', then decide for yourself if you feel welcome. The advertised hot tub is rarely cleaned No cellular reception Office hours change without warning If you have a pet Rottweiler, Am Staff, or pit bull you aren't welcome here. Coin operated showers are traditionally 25 cents. They are a dollar here, shorter than normal, and cold even in the off season. There are bible passages posted all over the place. The advertised free wifi is only valid at the front office. If you want it at your site, it costs extra per device. The coverage is not complete, and you may not be able to connect from all sites. There are no refunds if you can't connect. There is no cellular reception at all for Rogers & Bell, other providers unverified. - ihatefishermanscove
Jul 2012 - $54.00
In considering that we would be passing through the Kincardine area late in the day, my wife and I chose this park based on the description in a major directory. Being a Saturday and thinking good parks would not have any vacancies we decided to call ahead to secure a space. We accepted the only pull-through they had left, a bonus as we wouldn't have to unhook the toad. Upon arrival and checking in we saw we were being charged $54 for the site. A bit pricey but acceptable. However in addition to that they were charging $10 as a reservation fee. Altogether with taxes a total of $71.19. I was informed that the free Wi-Fi was only available at the office building, if I wanted it at my site there would be an extra charge of $5. The lady in the office went through all this without blinking an eye. Anyway because of the time of day and that we were tired we bit the bullet and checking in. On the plus side this park presents itself very well. Located on a spring-fed lake it is picture postcard beautiful. Buildings are all relatively new and spotless. Roadways are paved, sites are huge with concrete patios, hookups all work well and are properly placed. All sorts of activities for both adults and children. The majority of the sites are for seasonal campers (?), which are well kept. However due to their outrageous pricing policies we won't be back. - BillandEila
Aug 2014 - $40.00
This campground (cg) is old and run down. It's run on a cash only basis - so be prepared to have everything you need in cash up front. The cg is messy, and not well laid out. There are no dead end signs for example - not fun when your rig is 55’ long in total. Their map is hand drawn with markers and then photocopied for the last 20 years it seems - so it’s pretty much illegible and useless. Cell signal (not the cg’s fault) is abysmal and seems to move constantly. We were placed in a ‘previously’ seasonal site. The only way to fit our rig was diagonally. It took us 1 hr of jockeying back and forth for that entire time to fit our rig in - not due to the size - which was generous - but the horrid topography — there was a 8 ft tall rubble hill on onside (seemed to be just rubble and weeds dumped there), trees all placed ‘purposely’ but in such a way as to block any logical way to get into the site, not to mention the garbage on the site — and rubble such as old broken patio stones etc. On the site there were numerous beer caps, zip ties, garden hoses - it was a mess, as well as several points where you could simply drop your RV down a steep hill if you weren’t super careful. We spent a lot of times clearing crud out so it wouldn’t spike our tires. After finally getting the rig in - the pervasive smell of garbage took over - being that the site was about 100 yards from their ‘dump’ area - also a mess. We damaged several areas of our roof due to the very low branches on either side of the narrow ‘road’ (I use the term loosely). The same trees also pulled clear off our vortex vent on the roof (a feat!). Also, prior to the cg entrance is a super steep gravel hill - about 40 degrees, right after you turn on to their road - so you don’t have any real momentum to get up the hill nicely. (we received no warning of this when we called and reserved.) I would not recommend trying that hill with an RV in any sort of damp weather. The owners / managers themselves seemed nice, as did fellow campers (the few we saw). First night there they had a horseshoe contest - which was really rowdy - lots of loud yelling, loud cursing and beer clinking clearly heard even from several hundred yards away. The next day that area was still messy with debris from the ‘party’. We asked about return time for the gate locking and were informed ‘we only lock the gate on long weekends to stop people going into town late at night for more beer’! The water is completely undrinkable - in fact the supply was a buried green 20 year old garden hose … completely unsafe. The sewer hookups were a disaster and really seemed like an afterthought. And the water itself was terrible smelling. I think they were pumping it straight out of the pond. On one of the days we were there we had the pleasure of watching, smelling, and hearing their tractor pump the sewage from the front lawn pipes and go back and forth past our site with it to some ‘other’ place - all day long. The land is beautiful but the campground needs to be basically rebuilt. The cg store is really nothing but some old ice cream and t-shirts with the cg name on it (unlike the website ads). Wood is 8$ a bag (very large bag). The place is overrun by mosquitoes due to the stagnant ponds. Some of the seasonal campers are quite rowdy at times. The cg managers advised me the pictures on their web site are not even ‘their’ cg. I would not return. - ciara
Jul 2016 - $75.00
We have stayed at this park many times. The campground is very very well maintained. Garbage is picked up 3 times a day. Free fire wood is provided and stored on your site in wood containers. They deliver the firewood daily to your site.
The swimming pool is a salt water pool and is well maintained.
Our experiences with this park: if you want a nice quiet camping experience, then camp during the week. The weekends can be very busy and therefore a bit noisy. - SharonO
Jun 2016 - $70.00
A real class act. Concrete level pads, free firewood, super fast wifi, heated pool, worth the cost when compared to other campgrounds. Also have real nice sites in forest, with all 3 services. Owner has invested lots, and still does, and it shows. Staff is friendly and super helpful. Like beach on small lake, and great trout fishing. Very quiet and well behaved clientèle. Hard to beat. - dshelston
Jul 2014 - $63.00
I enjoyed the Shamadon Resort campground. As advertised, it was all nature. However, the only "upscale" part of the park were the prices. I asked about a trailer rental for my 72 year old in-laws, stating on the phone they would need a washroom in the rental unit. The original invoice was $130 per night. At that price, I was certain it was definitely "An Upscale Resort For The Discerning RVer" even though no photos were available. In actuality, the rental units would have been about average in the early 1980s. After friends of ours stayed in two separate units the weekend before my in-laws did, we were shocked at the condition of the units. (One worse than the other.) After inquiring a couple of times, we negotiated a lower price for the unit on the condition that it was thoroughly cleaned. In my opinion, they should not be renting out these units, period. Not even for $130 for two nights. The campground itself would have been lovely, if a little pricey, but those rental units were too close to nature, and left me with a bitter taste about the management, and the way their treat their customers. - EJL
Jul 2014 - $39.00
Nice family campground with decent-sized sites. Trees in between offered privacy in Maples campground section. Some seasonal sites. Good-sized playground for children. Horseshoe pits for adults. Covered pavilion with electricity and tables. Camp store was only open on weekends but ice & firewood was available for purchase at gatehouse. Though no swimming pool, there was a small wading pool for children. Cell phone reception was available only near the gatehouse and not at the campsites. A 15-minute drive to Port Elgin where there is a Walmart. This campground is an access point (#11) along the Saugeen Canoe Route. - naturelover
Jun 2014 - $35.00
This is a great little spot right on the water in Kincardine. I pulled into this park only 20 minutes after buying my first trailer, and we have been addicted ever since. In no small part, that is due to the welcome we received at Bluewater. The park manager was friendly and welcoming. When he found out that we were new to the whole camping business, he made sure that we were not left without any of those myriad provisions that new folks wouldn't know about (15/30 adapters, etc). I was only in town to buy the trailer and do some work locally the next day, so I had only booked a single night. We had so much fun, we stayed for the rest of the week. The park is small (I consider this a feature), and is a short walk to downtown Kincardine. The Beach (across a quiet street) is visible from most sites in the park. - ihatefishermanscove
Jul 2016 - $45.00
This campground is AMAZING! They are open all year long! It is a huge campground with various levels of privacy and can accommodate large camping groups too. The size of the lots will vary based on accommodation type (30'+ RV versus tent).
The online reservations site is extremely user friendly and they shows multiple pictures for each site so you can see what you are getting before you get there. Their website also gives a good description of the type of site you are booking (i.e., full/partial sun vs shaded, level of privacy, etc.).
They have huge bike/walking trails. They have a general store that offers a great variety of goodies. You can rent bikes of various sizes. Their beach is AMAZING! Bathrooms are super clean and are checked on multiple times a day. They gates are open until 11 pm. They are not far from the Port Elgin beach and the town has a lot of box stores and great restaurants if you want a night off from cooking.
The staff are always smiling and extremely pleasant and accommodating.
Lots of wild life to see and hear (turtles, frogs, variety of birds singing, raccoons, chipmunks, squirrels).
All around.... you just will not be disappointed. - Salen
Jun 2014 - $49.00
The park needs a good cleaning up. Trash was laying around in several areas (shame on the campers). This park is a nightmare for a large rig. Limbs need to be trimmed on roads and at sites. I booked a site for a unit over 32' and had a 2" limb about 20' from the entrance of my sight at a height of about 10'. Instead of workers driving around they should try to work at making this park the jewel it should be. Our RV is 40' long. - illini777
May 2008 - $34.00
MacGregor Point Provincial Park has nice large, treed sites. The sites are spaced well apart. We camped in site 334 and our friends camped in site 335. These sites are intended for two families camping together. They are connected sites, but still a good size. There are excellent bike trails at this Provincial Park. - treetime
Aug 2016 - $38.00
Pros: Very clean
Cons: run like the military. Silly floor mat rule even though tents kill more of the grass.
Kids were told it was too early to play at the park (10:15 in the morning)
Creepy guy walks around at night with no flashlight telling people to get back on their site.
Heaven forbid if you sneeze after dusk as you will be warned of the noise. - Rohan
Jul 2016 - $45.00
Going to this campground is almost like being in a military. The owners drive around the park all day to ensure rules are adhered to. There is no privacy (neighbours in your back pocket) and it is very open. You have to pay for showers. The staff at the front desk are very curt.
We informed the front desk that a tree on our site was infested with little white worms and they were falling all over us and our food when we were eating. The owner came to investigate and looked at us like we had three heads. We showed him proof and he never apologized, offered to move us to a different site or give us a partial refund. He just looked and walked away.
They have a FULL page of camp rules in fine print! You can't even tie a cord around a tree for clothes lines. They are very strict with campers listening to music. They have a speed limit for bicycles! Only mesh mats/carpets are allowed. Alcoholic beverages are only permitted on the individual's campsites. You can't even bring a drink to a neighbour's site.
We will never go back! Worse private campground ever. - Salen
Jul 2016 - $45.00
Daily monitoring by unfriendly owner, told to turn down music at 1 pm in the afternoon, which was not loud. They do not want outside wood in the park, yet charge an exorbitant amount $8.50 for theirs which is only 5 or 6 slabs and burns fast. This adds another $100.00 or more to the price for a week. At 11pm they come and tell people it is 11 no music at all not even an acoustic guitar. Whatever they say about wood does not justify the amount they charge. We will not return! Incidentally, you cannot use outdoor carpet unless it is see through, ridiculous. - BikerGordy