7.3 Good

1000 Islands / Ivy Lea KOA

Ivy Lea, Ontario

514 1000 Island Parkway
Ivy Lea, Ontario K0E 1L0
Phone: Click to view

Sites: 136
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 44.36110
Longitude: -76.02084

Elevation: 265' (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 yes
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Full Hookup Full Hookup yes
  • Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP)
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • Public Phone Public Phone yes
  • 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 yes
  • Camp Store Camp Store yes
  • Pet Area Pet Area yes
  • Propane Available Propane Available yes
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar ?
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse yes
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Horse Camp Horse Camp ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip ?
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter yes
  • Restrooms: vault Restrooms: vault ?
  • Pool Access Pool Access yes
  • Playground Playground yes
  • Recreational Trails Recreational Trails yes
  • Rec Room Rec Room yes
  • Casino Casino ?
  • Fishing Fishing ?
  • Beach Beach ?
  • Biking Biking yes
  • Boating Boating ?
  • Golf Golf ?
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities ?
  • Horseshoes Horseshoes ?
  • Mini-Golf Mini-Golf ?
  • Outdoor Courts Outdoor Courts yes
  • Pickleball Pickleball ?
  • Water Access Water Access ?

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24 Reviews

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Review Count: 5
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2010 - $72.00
Overall Rating:

We camped here for 5 days in mid July. The campground quickly filled by the weekend. The grounds are exceptionally well maintained. As each camper would leave, a crew would show up to empty the fire ring and pick up any trash left behind. The campground features some premium sites that feature upgraded landscape and patio furniture. I wasn't sure it was worth the extra fees, so I settled for a regular full service site. Lots are a good size. The camping Kabins are richly landscaped with bushes and flowers. They obviously spend a few dollars on landscaping in many areas. I found the pool to be well maintained but small for a campground that size. They sure could use a larger pool to accommodate more people. There is a limit of 40 people in and around the pool. Kids quickly take over and leave little room for adults. It was still nice to see the kids having fun. There are many planned activities for the kids. From movie nights with free popcorn, drive-by hay rides with water guns, free ice cream, hot dog feasts, etc. This campground is great for families with kids. WiFi is free with good coverage in most parts of the campground. Every morning, a free copy of the local newspaper is delivered to your door. Firewood is available but seemed to be made up mostly of construction cut-offs. For boaters, there are plenty of boat launches in the vicinity. The week we were here, they were building an outside gym. Never got to see it finished. At the entrance of the campground is a nice and safe bicycle path that goes on for miles. The village of Ivy Lea is a beautiful lake-side community featuring well kept homes with lush landscaping. In closing, I found the price way too high, but perhaps worth it for families with kids. I will certainly return to this campground. We camped at 1000 Islands / Ivy Lea KOA in a Motorhome.

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

Date of Stay: June, 2009 - $60.00
Overall Rating:

This ridiculous price includes the KOA discount and taxes, for a park without Cable and with three pools so small that adults don't have room to swim. My back-in site was so off-level that I couldn't use the sewer hookup because my tanks are forward of the dump valve, therefore on my site, downhill from it. Probably a blessing, as the portion of the sewer pipe above ground was loose and removable; could have been a disaster. For those with dump valves amid ships, bring a long sewer hose, as all I saw was rear hookups. The power/water post had been backed into and not repaired, but worked well. Very leaky tap at one of the dump stations. Lots of equipment and activities for the kids. Altogether an average KOA which charges 20 dollars too much. We camped at 1000 Islands / Ivy Lea KOA in a Motorhome.

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

Date of Stay: May, 2009 - $50.00
Overall Rating:

We camped here the last weekend in May, so the campground was less than half full. I found this overall to be a good campground for families. The pools were amazing, nicely landscaped. The entire pool area was surrounded by a glass-like fence which really helped keep the wind chill to a minimum. One of the pools has a kid-friendly hot tub which seemed to be quite popular with the younger folks. The trailer sites aren't very private but that seems to be the norm for a private campground. We booked an upgraded back-in 30 amp full hookup site that backed onto a field designated for dog walking. Nighttime we enjoyed listening to the frogs in the pond a bit further away. That part was good. The upgraded "patio", or decorative stone sitting area was a bit of a let-down to be honest. It consisted of reddish coloured gravel for the ground cover and a very small wrought iron table with 4 chairs and an umbrella. The wind level prevented us from using the umbrella, and the size of the table was too small for a family of 4 to sit down comfortably for a meal. I'd really have preferred a picnic table. The bathrooms were clean and they seemed to have recently installed new counter tops, sinks and hardware. The rest of the bathroom area looked a bit aged, albeit with a recent coat of paint. There seemed to be a bit of rejuvenation going on in the campground - they were in the process of redoing the front areas of the Kabins as well as setting the ground for new Lodges. The staff were always friendly. My kids really enjoyed the movie night with the free popcorn in the main office in the evenings. There didn't seem to be any other activities the weekend we were there with the exception of the movies and swimming, but that was most likely because it was early in the season. The tent sites in the back of the property were amazing - no services but the privacy and view seemed to be second-to-none (sites T24-26). We camped at 1000 Islands / Ivy Lea KOA in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2008 - $30.00
Overall Rating:

It was OK. We have stayed in nicer KOA's. The pool area is great for kids but very crowded on a nice weekend. The bathrooms were OK but could be a bit dirty at times. The showers are in need of make over. The kids activities were very "lame" and are in need of improvement. I'm not sure why they would bother, they are so bad. We stayed at a rainy time and some of the lower(elevation) sites were flooded out. We camped at 1000 Islands / Ivy Lea KOA in a Tent.

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

Date of Stay: June, 2008 - $44.00
Overall Rating:

Very nice park, only one pool was open, splash pad was not turned on, play area needed some maintenance. Quiet campground, nice but small stes. Deserving of it's good reputation. Staff very helpful. We camped at 1000 Islands / Ivy Lea KOA in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 12
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: October, 2007 - $40.00
Overall Rating:

We loved this KOA. It is very family and pet friendly. What we really liked is that all activities, i.e. bingo, jumping castle, special bbq's, ice cream sundae socials etc, are all included with the nightly rate, no extra costs which are typical at KOA's. Owners are very friendly and make this a very welcoming place. Very new deluxe sites have wrought iron table and chairs, above ground fire pit, colored gravel and nice landscaping. Yes sites are close together but so are most KOA's. We will be spending many weekends here. We camped at 1000 Islands / Ivy Lea KOA in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 30
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: September, 2007 - $37.00
Overall Rating:

Great location in a nice area. Lots to see and do. We arrived here after a heavy rain and the dirt and gravel roads turned into a messy, muddy bog. Some attention to drainage is needed here. The owner however is making improvements as evidenced by some attractive landscaping around most of the campsites. I was somewhat ticked off by the fact I was unable to use my debit card. The owner nade some excuse that KOA being an American company were unable to sort out their banking tranzactions in Canada. Nonsense of course, there are many KOA's in Canada where debit cards can be used. He does, however, have an ATM in his lounge area. Enough said. We camped at 1000 Islands / Ivy Lea KOA in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 109
States Visited: 24
Helpful Reviews: 14

Date of Stay: September, 2007 - $45.00
Overall Rating:

The sites are small and most require leveling - some needing a great deal. I stayed in one of the patio sites and it was not worth the extra charge. The sites are narrow, there is no privacy and there is a drainage ditch located behind them. These appear to be newly developed and it would have been better to develop less sites and make them worth the charge. The pull through sites are grass and gravel. These required leveling as well. The pools are small and one was in desperate need of a good cleaning. The roads have big puddles after a rain which mixes with the exposed dirt to create muddy conditions. The owners and staff are very nice and the bathroom facilities were clean. I would consider other parks if returning to the area for comparison. I would stay here again if nothing else available. We camped at 1000 Islands / Ivy Lea KOA in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 4
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2007 - $42.00
Overall Rating:

We choose this park for its childrens activities and they were excellent covering a large age group. The sites were small, but service excellent on all parts. Only down side is pools are very small and unsupervised by both KOA and other parents an accident waiting to happen. We camped at 1000 Islands / Ivy Lea KOA in a Travel Trailer.

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