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7 RV Parks near Durham, Ontario
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
Jun 2017 - $70.00
A tad expensive, but you do get what you pay for : a clean, well kept park, a clean heated small pool, lots of areas to play, wooded sites, open sites, concrete pads or not, super excellent wifi, power, water and sewer in all sites, free firewood, nice little lake with beach perfect for the kids, 1 TV station with antenna. Very, very friendly and helpful staff, garbage pickup. My kids came and stayed in fancy fully equipped cabins. Loved it, well except for the very hard mattresses in the bunk beds. Well worth it. - dshelston
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
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
Aug 2017 - $50.00
Park is mainly Seasonal. RV sites are at the back very far away from amenities (pool, washrooms, club room). Sites is gravel with trees at the far back. If you call to see if there are sites available you will be charged a $5.00 reservation fee. Dump site location not well marked or maintained. - Billb1
Aug 2013 - $46.00
This park has very friendly and helpful owners who were around very regularly. Most sites are occupied by seasonal campers. The transient sites are very heavily shaded and thus satellite access is virtually impossible. Even the roads are somewhat tight for our 36 foot fifth wheel. Their laundry is small but clean and inexpensive. On the whole, this is a reasonable place, but we would likely not stay again because of the poor satellite access. - wandrr