12 Parks near Waterdown, Ontario
Aug 2012 - $33.00
The previous review of this park is way out of date. We stayed here for 6 weeks in a 35' 5th wheel. The management is extremely friendly and helpful. Yes, there are some older seasonal trailers, so what! The residents are friendly, there is a large pool that is lifeguarded (wish it was heated) and a new playground for the kids. We had our grandkids there with us for a month and they loved it! There is a new section in the back that just opened up that are all pull through, that section isn't shaded though. There are also some pull-throughs closer to the front. The shower facilities are limited, only one shower per gender by the pool. However, it was clean. There is a dance every Sat night during the summer. We enjoyed our time there and would return. Most reasonably priced campground around! - stormdancer
Aug 2007 - $35.00
We reserved a site suitable for a Motorhome but found upon arrival that we couldn't even get the rig to the available sites because of the dirty, narrow, rutted and pot holed interior roads. The Park is full of old full time trailers and is obviously not interested in catering to transients. - bandb
Sep 2016 - $31.00
We wanted a site near the greater Toronto area so we could meet up with friends and this park fit the bill. The cost seems high for electric only service, and as mentioned in other reviews, the electric post may be a long ways from where you need it to be. In our case, it was located between sites 110 and 112, therefore, for site 110, on the non-utility side of our RV, and very close to the front of the site. We ran the power cord under the bus, and parked the bus with its front right at the road, and with an extension cord, we could plug in. The tow vehicle had to be parked in the grass next to the site. The site was plenty long for our 43' bus and would have been great if we had had two extension cords or the power pedestal was closer to where we needed it. We considered pulling into the site rather than backing in, but the roads are narrow and we weren't sure we would be able to get turned around to leave if any additional sites were occupied. The roads inside the campground are gravel and have lots of potholes - maybe to be expected by end of the season.
There are beautiful wildflowers growing in the "Prairie" section at this time of year - so it is very pretty. It appears that only the Prairie and Savannah sections are open, and, since it is mid-week, less than 1/3 of the sites are occupied. - pattic777
Jul 2015 - $32.00
It quite a pretty park. All personnel were friendly and helpful. In our Prarie loop, the sites were large and clean.
The electrical outlets are quite far apart. Be very cautious about which one you book. If you do not have an extension cord, you may not find a good spot. We just barely made it. We had to move from the first spot as we old have need almost 50 feet if we wanted room to park the tow.
Our sited needed to be mowed. Many were mowed, many needed it a couple of days ago. Wild flowers were beautiful. Beautiful!
If you understand these limitations, you will enjoy the place. No WiFi but you are close enough to Starbucks. - jubilee32
Aug 2010 - $42.00
This park was a pleasant surprise since it is so close to the city and yet so quiet. It is convenient for travel into Toronto. The only issue we had was the distance to the power point. The posts are shared by two sites and whoever gets there first gets to use the plug they need and the other gets the leftover. We got a 50 or 15 amp plug when we needed the 30. The park is very clean and the workers were all friendly. We will stay there again when in the area. - cdnoutback
Jul 2007 - $16.00
The park was in disrepair. It is about to come under new ownership, so hopefully the new owners will fix it up a bit. Many things were old and worn (bathrooms, play area, lighting, showers, etc.) It was okay, but could be much better. - hedoTravelers
Aug 2016 - $44.00
Stayed here for a week while visiting family nearby. Arrived on Civic Holiday and the place was packed. Staff at checkin was cordial and helpful. Back in site with a little bit of gravel and grass. Utilities worked fine - no problems. This looks like an old, repurposed farm, so everything is out in the open and there is no shade. 1/2 of the park are full time/seasonal, but are pretty neat and well-kept. Our site was immediately adjacent to the dumpsters which were full when we arrived and didn't get picked up for a week (I assume because of the holiday). Staff came around a couple of times and tamped them down with a backhoe....which just succeeded in stirring up the flies. Pool looked good (but crowded). There were no campfires allowed due to a burn ban in effect. You pay for wifi - and it was terrible. Use your own hotspot. They charge for visitors - $5 each for seniors). Good security with strict gate access. No cable, but we were able to get satellite very easily since there were no trees.
This park met our needs for a convenient spot close to family. I wouldn't call of a resort - that's a bit of a stretch. - FireFlyer
Sep 2015 - $50.00
Since we were here last, 4 years ago, many more sites have been added (I would estimate an additional 50-60).
Still only 2 washers & 2 dryers in the laundry !!
In the Ladies washroom only 2 sinks with no water available at 1 of them.
Kids Splash Pad is now finished and open, but the main pool was overcrowded and "Adult Only Swim" sessions from 4 - 5 pm daily were non-existent.
Advertised regular activities (Euchre, etc.) did not happen & we were told they haven't happened in more than 3 years.
The "Club House", which consisted of 2 old school portable a few years ago, STILL consists of the same 2 old school portables, but both are always locked unless you get management to open them for you.
WiFi is $6.00 per day!! It is OK but don't try to Skype or do anything more difficult than reading email & basic browsing.
Management/ownership appears keen to get every dollar from customers, keeps expanding the number of sites, but has done little to improve the infrastructure.
Groups of teens regularly congregate near the laundry/washrooms well after dark even though park rules say them must be supervised and on their own site after dusk.
This COULD be a great park, but currently, in my opinion, is average at best. - IANDG79
Jun 2014 - $32.00
Site # 157 Stayed here 30 nights. The campground is clean and well maintained. Very few trees throughout the park and none in the north section where 50 amp and sewer is available. The roads and sites are dirt/gravel. The south section is dedicated to the seasonal RVs and most have add-ons, etc. The campground hosts events throughout the season. There are plenty of activities for kids; pool, water features, playground, fishing pond. Tent camping is allowed. Check-in was easy. The office has short hours on most days. A pass is needed for the gate which needs to be re-issued every week. The train can be heard occasionally, but it’s minimal. Sometimes the approach to TOR changes and planes fly over. The only other noise is from the typical weekend camper that thinks they are the only people in the park and make noise until very late. The campground is rather new. They are still adding sites (the area we were in is the newest), improving the playground, etc. Hopefully they will add some trees. In a few years this should be a very nice campground. 50/30/20 electric, although 50 amp is only in the north section along with the sewer. Most of the campground is 30/20 and water only. With no shade the AC ran a lot to keep the RV cool on sunny days. The site is not level; blocks were needed to level the coach. Good quality water. Steady pressure (40 PSI) except occasionally on the weekend. OTA reception is fair with few channels. Internet: Pay. $20 per connection for the month. Good for most Internet activities. Streaming was fair and you cannot stream US sites (ABC, CBS, Hulu, etc) in Canada. Very small laundry, near the pool. 2 washers, 2 dryers. Older machines. Did not use. Same showers as the ones used for the pool and cost for hot water. Did not use, we use the shower in our coach. Large pool. Busy most of the time. Staff pleasant, talkative. Tried to get a different site (with trees) but got no cooperation from staff. They seemed reluctant to let us move. Many events on the weekends which causes the campground to fill up. Remote, quiet area. About 10 miles to shopping, etc. The usual issues with weekend campers. They are there for a few days and plan to get as much in as possible; noise, partying, smoldering campfires, etc. We stayed here because the campground we wanted was full. We will probably find a different campground the next time we are in this area. - Wiyndog
Jun 2009 - $30.00
Nice family owned place. Clean and tidy. Rules are enforced, so it is quiet at night. Friendly staff. Family oriented so there are a lot of kids around. - rpm2203
Jul 2007 - $30.00
Although we only stayed for one night, the staff were very friendly and helpful, brought their mobile pump out to our site right away and helped all they could. They seem to have a separate area for transients which was pleasant and away from the full time trailers etc. There were a lot of activities for kids and all in all seemed like a fun spot. - bandb
Jul 2016 - $32.00
We chose the location due to its closeness to our friends and family. In this respect, that worked out well. I think that some parts of the campground are better than others in terms of what kinda neighbours you get. The staff is extremely pleasant, the main bathroom (near the office) was spotless at each visit and the pool looked decent.
The cons: proximity to the 401, low water pressure during peak demand, sites have raised common areas (so your trailer is lower) and the dump station is awkwardly located near tent sites, so if you are over 30 ft and there's a car at the first tent site by the dump station, it'll be challenging! - chantalcnrobw
Jul 2016 - $63.00
This is an old park set up for old RVs. They can accommodate a 45' RV but it's not comfortable. Low hanging trees, narrow roads and sites. All of the RV sites are lower than the patio areas for some reason. Site 43 was just made a 50 amp site but we couldn't hardly access our basement storage due to how high the surrounding patio is. The sites are very close together with fire rings in bad locations. You may enjoy your neighbour's camp fire, loud music, family dynamics? We've never seen a park with a worse layout. Our pull through site was actually two sites back to back and all of the pull through sites are like this. The site next to ours did have two RVs, each facing opposite directions so that the one at the rear of ours had their patio on the mound, right beside our patio. The water connection is set up to service four adjacent camp sites. We needed a 50' hose. Also this campground is right on the very busy 401 hwy. Steady hum from the traffic. First and last time here for us. KOA Toronto north is a much better choice. - coehotrodder
Jun 2014 - $50.00
What this park lacks in upkeep they make up for with friendly staff. The sites were wide and long. The restroom facilities (shower and bathroom) need updating! - ETCTA
Sep 2016 - $40.00
50amp, FHU, back-in site. We come here because we have family close by otherwise we would find another park. Several over the air TV signals from Toronto and Buffalo. WIFI here has been and remains a serious issue, it simply does not work even though the park was virtually empty and we were right next to the building housing a router, however management is wonderful at offering excuses for it. Electric was not a problem this year as in the past. The park lost 400 trees to disease this year and it changed the setting immensely and the loss allows more traffic noise from the 401 and the area. - Bob & Stephanie
Jul 2016 - $39.00
Price reflects one night stay under Canadian amount. Paved interior roads and sites. Had a 60 foot pull-through, 30 amp electric, water, and sewer that worked great. TV antenna received 15 channels. The Internet was worthless in the evening. Good in the morning before we left. Need to cut back tree branches. Some road noise. Allows campfires. Somewhat easy in and out with a 60 foot combo. - Tallboy
Jul 2016 - $45.00
Big park, but hard to get set into slot. Big pole in way of slide out. Nothing to write home about. - Genielady
Jul 2014 - $45.00
Beautiful safe campground, lovely pool, clean washrooms. Nice quiet family friendly park. Playground could use updating. It's not really safe. It is a wooden handy man special that makes you a little nervous with little ones (splinters, falls, etc). Owners are friendly, seem to be on a bit of a power trip at times. Not tons for kids to do, but the activities committee seem to do the best the can to organize activities. Not sure if they let in weekend campers any longer (only seasonal) as the info is not on their website. Seasonal guests only. - User3551
Aug 2014 - $50.00
This conservation area is generally very heavily shaded and treed with fairly tight access roads. It is also quite heavily used. We found the access for our 36 foot fifth wheel to be extremely tight, despite the fact that they advertised access for vehicles of our size. The campsite signage is poor, making access even more difficult. In addition, the large dense trees meant that we had no satellite connection. On top of that, the place does not have a laundry and is very heavily used. We would not stay here again, particularly considering the rather expensive price. - wandrr
Jul 2013 - $40.00
Our camping spot consisted of all dirt had to travel to grassy areas. so many bugs, quite the hike to get to the water....need to have bikes or car. - simpkees
Jul 2006 - $24.00
Wonderful place. Shaded, treed sites. Most were good size. Our area had a huge lawn off the restroom so kids could play games, frisbee, etc. Many of the sites in our area had huge boulders on them- just a quirk of note. Many people had dogs- very dog friendly. Great trails and lookout towers. Nice playgrounds and swimming beach. Tons of picnic areas. Our dog loved the special dog beach. It is a long walk from the campsites to the beaches though. Laundry was conveniently located in same bldg. as the restrooms and there was a sink where I could wash dishes. - siberian
Jul 2012 - $70.00
This campground had nice size yards for each site and a very nice firepit ring. There is not a ton of shade for the non-seasonal sites. Unless you are a permanent, seasonal resident, you are not allowed to use the swimming pool. But everyone does have access to their "waterpark" which consists of a very nice swimming lake, a large inflatable water playground and a water slide. We really enjoyed our stay here and hope to return at some point. A few drawbacks to note: a train goes through at regular intervals, so if the sound of the horn bothers you, this might not be a place for you to stay. There is virtually no cell phone reception and we were unable to get any antenna reception for TV. They also charge an additional $10 residence fee for your stay besides the nightly charge. It's a bit pricey, but you still get a lot for what you are paying. - happy wi camper
Sep 2011 - $50.00
We camped here in a travel trailer on what they called a double site (we had family on the site in a pop up). What it turned out to be was a small site that they charged us double for. The quarry was loved by our teenage nephew, until he came out with a leech stuck to his foot and had his shoes stolen. Our 3&5 yr olds liked the splash pad but were not big enough for the other water attractions. The big surprise is the train, not a train ride but an actual CP rail train that screams threw the center of the park all day and NIGHT and sounds it's horn LONG and LOUD, our 3 year old son was terrified and we had to let him sleep with his ear phones on (that he would wear to watch pro mod race cars). That staff was rude and belligerent the prices outrageous ($10 for a small bag of wood), no camp store, because they have the food concession at the beach (which took 15 min's to walk to from our site). Overall we had an awful experience at this park - chevelle
Jun 2010 - $50.00
This one is a hard place to give a rating for. The water area is amazing, awesome water slides, splash pads, a lake you can swim across and jump off cliffs. Site was OK, a little small but still OK. All sounds good until the train literally passes right through the middle of the property tooting its horn while screaming through. 2am my daughter practically hit the roof when the train blew it's horn. If not for the train this place is a 9. - barrie_camper