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6 RV Parks near Minden, Ontario
Jul 2016 - $37.00
This is a very rustic campground and typical for northern Ontario. Roads are dirt and sites are grass. Very rough road heading to our site. We had, I think the best site in the park. Not level but satisfactory. Nice view of the bush. - coehotrodder
Jul 2013 - $35.00
"Horrible owners and park". First impressions are everything, and when you pull up to this campground, the first impression you get is it is a dumping ground. The first thing you see when you arrive are 2 huge dumpsters/storage units place in front of the owners house, you see the garbage and recycling containers. Once you move past that, the next thing you see is the owners have used a camping space for their own storage, although there is plenty of storage (the old owners never had their stuff all over the place.) The current owners have a huge boat (which isn't even allowed on the lake), a flat bed with tons of chain link fencing, a trailer, just randomly parked by their house. The new thing they have added, is a very pathetic "rope" to keep trespassers out. This is very inconvenient having to get in and out of your vehicle each time we want to leave to go into town. In all the years we have been here, there has never been anything like this. They have raised our rates by close to 30%, and they have taken so much away from us. We are now responsible for our own lawn maintenance, we now have to pay for hydro, and we don't get our winter storage fee deducted from our fees. The opening weekend there was no running water, or use of the washrooms, because the lines were frozen. Again, in all the years we have been there, we have never experienced anything like that. There are so many empty lots, we counted at least 15! That should tell you something about the new owners and how people see them. They have no people skills, the lady owner is just plain rude! Her famous response is "well if you don't like it, pull your trailer off our property!" We have all been bullied into staying. We no longer can sell our trailers privately, we just have to pull them off, which is expensive and costs us to loose the value of our trailers. Overall, definitely not the same park, horrible owners. I do not recommend this park to anyone. - seasonal_camper
Jun 2012 - $35.00
Potentially a nice park. Rough around the edges, and poorly kept. Sites tend to be messy, and campers loud at night on long weekends. Pool was supposed to be open, but was still green from algae, and cold although promised to be heated. Bathroom tidy early in day, but wet and messy by midday. Owners were rude to campers when told pool was not open until after a pot-luck dinner, (although why they would want to swim in the pool in the condition it was is beyond me?) Not much going on in this park and other campers as seasonals avoided and grumbled about the owners non-stop... not a happy place to visit. Won't be back. Too bad. - camping folk
Jun 2010 - $40.00
This park has a nice pool, that's about it. Although my 2 year old was not allowed in even with swimming diapers. I have to warn you about the 'sheriff'. She drives around on her golf cart screaming at people with her cowboy hat and badge. Her husband was driving the tractor for wagon ride and the display she put on I will never forget, in front of all the horrified kids. The language and threats she was spewing I don't hear on my hockey teams bench. She made a huge scene in which brought everyone out of their trailers to see what was going on. Because some kids were driving down her road to their cottage. Unbelievable. - barrie_camper
Jul 2018 - $140.00
Started off our holidays (my friend and her child and myself and my 2 children) by renting one of the cabins (cabin #4). The cottage itself is being updated and was clean. We were told everything was in the cottage as in kitchen and pots and plates and that they had a inadequate number of cutlery for a family of four etc. The shower you could not turn around in, wash you hair, shave your legs etc plus there was no lip for the water so showering made the entire bathroom flood. It was nice that we had a little park and the volleyball courts were right outside the door. We had a short walk to the beach if you could call it that. They advertise it as a lovely beach but it's a boat launch. There is a little area that is marked off for what I assume is swimming, DO NOT GO IN THIS, ITS FULL OF LEECHES!!!! The 3 kids came out just off the shoreline covered in leeches crawling all over them. We ran them up to the showers to scrub them off where they would not come off so we rushed back to the cabin to scrub again. Once we finished that we went up to see the owners and they were less than impressed that we seemed to be taking their time. They explained that it was nature and they can't kill animals or take them out of the water. There is no sign saying swim at own discretion and there is a no life guard sign. The beach is not sandy like pictures suggest just like the water. To top our vacation off the game room was never - not once - opened. Owners I felt were fake and when talking to them almost talk down to you. The wife is extremely rude. - Buda
Aug 2017 - $33.00
Getting a campsite in this area is very difficult. This is an old seasonal family park, and is a work in progress. The owners of the park are a very nice couple, that will go out of their way to accommodate your needs. Which they did for us, we were looking for a place for a few weeks to visit the area and even though there are really no transient sites, he made one for us. The park has some very old rundown trailers in it, and has a lot of accumulated stuff laying around. The owners are investing a lot of money and time into making this a good camp again. All that said, it worked for our needs, we had a FHU. power very strong, wi-fi was $25 a month for one device, which was strong. Two washers and dryers, Sprint phone worked OK. Not much space to walk the pup. All that said, Very nice owners, we would stay here again. - Living the Dream
Sep 2016 - $30.00
We called the campground after we found that the spot where we planned to boondock could not accommodate our 43' rig. The owner of this campground was immediately welcoming and told us that he could have a place available for us. Even though he said it was "right on the road", cautioning us that it might be noisy, there was a large parking area for visitors between us and the road and we never noticed road noise at all.
He and his wife are very welcoming and wanted to ensure that we were totally satisfied with our stay. Although the majority of the park is occupied by seasonal guests, they were very helpful to us who were only staying a couple of nights. The park is right on a lake and there is a boat access point and swimming area available.
Note: when leaving with a big rig, you may want to exit through the entry gate as it is a more straight road. - pattic777
Nov 2015 - $38.00
We stayed a weekend. The beach is a mess, duck poo everywhere. The docks are can't be walked on. Lane going in almost ripped the bottom of our trailer out.
Nothing to do, almost deserted. We asked for firewood and was never delivered. Host weren't on site almost the whole weekend. You have to fend for yourself. Nothing for the children to do. the climb on thing was so old and smelly. Sites are badly uneven. - Sue Kaas
Jul 2013 - $38.00
Quiet peaceful campground right across the road from Pine Lake, just about 10 min north of Haliburton. Several seasonal sites. Campground website needs be updated. It lists “fully serviced sites” but the overnight sites we saw only had grey water hookup and no black water (sewer) hookup which meant we had to visit the dump station at the end of our stay. Also, the website lists 30 amp service but our site had a 30 amp fuse inserted in a 15/20 amp box which still doesn’t make it 30 amp service. We moved over to a true 30 amp site the next day so that we could run our a/c and other items at the same time without blowing the breaker. This could be a great campground if improvements are made. The owner was pleasant. - naturelover
Jun 2012 - $18.00
We stayed at Balsam Lake campground. Our site (#92) was large, but very uneven – even after three boards under one side and our front landing gear fully extended, I couldn’t level the trailer. We moved to another site that was level. We found that even the sites that are “premium” have very tight turning issues. If you have a large rig (we have a 35’ toy hauler), consider an end spot. We found that the camp staff were very friendly. - N1Hub
Jun 2010 - $42.00
We love this place. My kids are 5, 3 and 2 and look forward every year to spending 4 or 5 nights here. The first time we were here we were in one of the loops and didn't particularly have the greatest weekend due to noisy neighbors, but since then we know where to stay and never any problems. Even lucky enough to get one of the lakefront sites one year. Amazing. The beaches are awesome and there is a dog swimming area at the canoe launch. Awesome playground. Just pack a bag in the morning and head to the beach for the day. - barrie_camper
Jul 2007 - $36.00
We booked a pull through site that was supposedly suitable for a large vehicle but it was extremely difficult to get into and no way could we pull through. Sites were very close together, the number of campfires at night made it literally hard to breathe, it was always crowded and noisy. I guess if what you're after is activity as opposed to a quiet relatively peaceful camping experience this may be the place, but not for us. - bandb
Aug 2016 - $17.00
Mostly seasonal campground but some overnight/transient sites. Best sites w/30 amp & H2O would be 426 - 428 as they were private and treed. For sites 329A-D which were all open except for trees in behind, you drive up a grassy hill. The campground lacks signage as these sites were difficult to find without direction from the staff. The campground office isn't marked either so we guessed on where to register upon our arrival. The website needs improvement for the info they provide for overnight campers, as all it says is "$17 per person, children free". Found out that extra adults are $5 each after the first 2 adults @ $17, though staff didn't monitor or check to see how many people were on a site. No fee for extra vehicles. Got 1 tv channel with our antenna. Free internet was available near the office. This campground caters to people with ATV's as they were everywhere in the campground due to the Victoria Rail Trail which cuts through the park. The campground has a clean large shallow pool which was unheated but refreshing. Well-kept playground equipment at the playground fields and near the pool. The beach area was small and steep; the water gets deep there quickly. We were able to dock our canoe & boat near the beach for free. Bathroom & showers were tidy. To access the dump station, you had to back in your RV which was awkward. - naturelover