9.5 Excellent

Sand Lake Campground & Cottages

Elgin, Ontario

5 Powell Bay Rd
Elgin, Ontario K0G 1E0
Phone: Click to view

Sites: 53
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 44.58583
Longitude: -76.24792

Elevation: 391' (approx.)
Park Features
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • 55+ Only 55+ Only no
  • Kid Friendly Kid Friendly yes
  • Boondocking Boondocking no
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts yes
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • Group Camping Group Camping no
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot ?
  • Full Hookup Full Hookup no
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) no
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Sewer Sewer no
  • Public Phone Public Phone no
  • Water Water yes
  • Cable/Sat. TV Hookup Cable/Sat. TV Hookup no
  • WiFi WiFi yes
  • ATT Cellular Provider ATT
  • Verizon Cellular Provider Verizon
  • Sprint Cellular Provider Sprint
  • T-Mobile Cellular Provider T-Mobile
  • Restrooms Restrooms yes
  • Showers Showers yes
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities ?
  • Camp Store Camp Store yes
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • Propane Available Propane Available yes
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse ?
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Horse Camp Horse Camp ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip ?
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter ?
  • Restrooms: vault Restrooms: vault no
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Playground Playground yes
  • Recreational Trails Recreational Trails ?
  • Rec Room Rec Room ?
  • Casino Casino no
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Beach Beach yes
  • Biking Biking ?
  • Boating Boating yes
  • Golf Golf no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Horseshoes Horseshoes yes
  • Mini-Golf Mini-Golf no
  • Outdoor Courts Outdoor Courts ?
  • Pickleball Pickleball ?
  • Water Access Water Access yes

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4 Reviews

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Review Count: 6
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: July, 2017 - $50.00
Overall Rating:

Sand Lake is a fairly small campground, right on Sand Lake. It's a short 700m down a gravel road so no issues there. Owners were able to get us fairly last-minute into a site for a long-weekend. It's mostly seasonal campers, with about 8 overnight spots. The owners are fantastic - helpful and friendly. Sites are fairly close together, separated by a wooden fence and a tree here and there. Our site was WET: in their defense, it's been raining almost non-stop since spring, so that was not a huge surprise. Showers were clean, washroom was filled with bugs as people seem to leave the door open overnight. Overnight sites do not have sewer, but there is dump station on the way out. I did need to pick up a second freshwater hose to reach. I would stay here again. We camped at Sand Lake Campground & Cottages in a Travel Trailer.

Clean Restrooms
Clean Showers

Site Details

Site Surface
Gravel, Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my travel trailer
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

You're about 30 minutes from either Smith's Falls or Kingston. Yes, there's a village close (either Elgin or Portland) but shopping there is limited. Being right on the lake is fantastic, and there are 2 docks if you're bringing a boat.

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Review Count: 110
States Visited: 38
Helpful Reviews: 10

Date of Stay: August, 2010 - $34.00
Overall Rating:

Agree with the previous positive comments. I would have given it a 10 if there'd been CATV and a pool. WiFi generally good, but maddeningly slow at times. The owner was a super lady; because the overnighters don't get a sewer hookup, she cheerfully carted down a honey wagon. Lots of stuff to do here (but bring videos as the TV reception is very limited) and in the beautiful Rideau valley. Really nice to wake up right next to the lake, listening to the waves. We'll be back for a week next time, and we highly recommend this park to all. We camped at Sand Lake Campground & Cottages in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 5
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: May, 2009 - $34.00
Overall Rating:

Wonderful park right on Sand Lake. Mostly seasonal sites with sufficient room for transients. The owners were wonderful and extremely helpful. We were given an extension cord and honey wagon for our use. We spent 10 days there and would definitely return. We camped at Sand Lake Campground & Cottages in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 6
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: March, 2009 - $33.00
Overall Rating:

This little campground is a real "gem on the Rideau Canal System" on Sand Lake. Quiet, family camping at it's best. The owners are always on site & although we were only there for the weekend they included us in all the activities, even a free BBQ. We camped at Sand Lake Campground & Cottages in a Motorhome.

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