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14 RV Parks near Waterdown, Ontario
Oct 2018 - $40.00
The rate quoted is ball-park: (a) I can't remember and (b) we paid for 10 days or so. Most of the sites are seasonal and quite well shaded, but still quite close to one another. Short-stay sites are in an open area and closely spaced. (Real estate is at a premium in southern Ontario.) Our site was just long enough for our 23' trailer and tow vehicle; longer sites are available. Wifi was strong, but internet access was intermittent. We ended up using our phones as hotspots most of the time. A full recycling program is in effect, though food compostables are not included. This campground worked well as a base for visiting friends and relatives in the Toronto/Hamilton area, and we would use it again for that purpose. We visited in October, after all the seasonal activities had wound down; so we can't comment on them. The campground was fairly quiet, with some seasonal residents coming out on weekends. - Ian in Nelson
Aug 2018 - $55.00
Park office closed at 4p but owner/manager was there for our later arrival. Site was in a grassy field with full hookups. Leveling OK. Only there for one night but the facilities seemed nice with pool, etc. - Fran in Wisconsin
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The previous review of this park is way out of date.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
Apr 2017 - $30.00
Couldn't wait for May so I dragged the family here for a one night so I could test all controls in travel trailer from winter storage. Hard spot to back into with my 59 foot setup. I picked a bad spot. Not all the camp sites flat. It was mud soaked from weeks of rain. Keep in mind that this is a provincial park so no water on site. You have to haul water jugs to your fresh tank filler. Which was 10 trips for me. Lucky the faucet was close and there's no threads to screw on to either. I recommend this park when it has dried out. - Cannonball
Oct 2016 - $30.00
Very close to Toronto if you need a place to stay. The sites are a good size and most have good privacy. - Adventure-as
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
May 2017 - $16.00
The Resort could have so much going for it. The listing says trails, I live here year round no trails. Indoor hot tub has been down for years. Too many Abandoned trailers and Module homes, cars, front end loader, Maintenance Building, etc destroy the beauty of what could be. Roads need repairs badly. We have no security entrance for entering and leaving the Resort. This causing problem with stealing and breaking into Trailers and homes The front Office and indoor pool are not being maintain Roof and Ceiling have major leaks. The indoor and out door pool are in good shape ready to swim, out door hot tub with water fall very nice. Bands that play every Friday Saturday Night in Bar, Sunday a band plays by the out door pool very nice. The restaurant is not reliable for opening hours. Hamilton Zoning and Bylaw and Owner have us in a Time Capsule" (there words) Sad that this once Beautiful Resort is going down. I/We as residence, campers would love to see money spend in the Resort for the many issues. We're in the woods, every unit is different and unique. Rather than being like most Parks that are cookie cutters. Nature and their sounds are great. Neighbours talk to one another and help out in so many ways. Support staff, both friendly and courteous. Different Events by Fernbrook are planned and other events organized by residence. If Only Hamilton staff and Owners of the Park would put more time, energy and money back into consideration of the problem in a timely manner, If Only. - Dawn Ashford 2017
Jul 2008 - $16.00
This naturalist campground has been for sale for several years, but the deal never closes. The previous reviewer was correct in saying it is a bit run-down. The main building's facilities are clean and in decent shape, but outdated. The grounds could be nicer, but crowded and not tended to on a regular basis. Many seasonal/full time residents, and only about 10-15 "first come first served" sites. They do not accept reservations, nor do they have numbered sites.They have a nice pond and stream,with hookups and water every 30 feet or so, and you just park where there is room. The restaurant/snack counter is excellent and has fair prices for good food. The full service bars (in and out) are well stocked and the bartenders are friendly. The heated pool and hot tub area is beautiful, natural rock and good seating. They have a band or DJ in the pool bar most Saturday evenings during the summer. You can have a fire at your site, which we find is getting scarcer in the area... Remember, since it's a naturalist resort, you will pay daily grounds fees of about $33 per couple per day, in addition to the camping fees. - NY Nudist
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
Jun 2018 - $47.00
For the park name to refer to "Toronto" is a reach as the park is one hour minimum drive to downtown Toronto. It is most unfortunate the campground is adjacent to a major four-lane corridor as the truck traffic is HORRIBLE. Even with running our AC fan we heard the trucks through the night. The campsites are laid out so your neighbor faces you. We spent three of our four nights door to door with the neighbor making it uncomfortable for both parties. The WiFi is OK, but goes in and out. - Russell01
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
Aug 2018 - $45.00
This campground has more acreage with more tents and campers than I have seen, so far, in my travels. There are a lot of tent sites, a lot! I walked around and saw the seasonal area which was more homey and shady and removed from the rest of the grounds, as it should be. The rest of us were lined up like we were in a parking lot with many rows, although we parked on grass instead of asphalt. It felt impersonal and certainly didn't lend itself to getting to know the neighbors. Everything was satisfactory, but I'm not sure I would return here again. - EdinFL
Jul 2018 - $47.00
This a large park needing some maintenance of the sites and the roads. Our site was a FHU on a gravel turned to dirt base that wasn't level. Although they claim cable, there was no connection at our site. The park is convenient for visiting Toronto. Over half this park is devoted to tenting. - Rd yacht
Jul 2018 - $40.00
We stayed here on our way back home for a night. The park was easy to get to via GPS and signs. Once there the check in was quick and pleasant. Once at our site we found it easy to maneuver into and the amenities were set near the rear but reachable. Water pressure was good, electric stable and sewer close enough. Cable is available but you have to make arrangements with the local cable company yourself. WiFi was good even near the back of the park. If there was anything negative it was the buzz from the highway 401. Other than that it was an excellent experience and we would defiantly stay here again. - Tundra2084
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
Jun 2017 - $51.00
Beautiful campground, once we found it that is! (Campground website says it's in Cambridge but you will need to program your GPS for the City of Flamborough or Hamilton, as if you indicate Cambridge, it will lead you nowhere and wondering where to go next. From exit 268 on the 401, it's about a 25-min drive to the campground entrance). The campground has sites of all sizes from x-large to medium, either pull-thru or back-in, all with 2 picnic tables each and a fire ring, most with lots of privacy with trees/shrubs in between sites. There is a gated entrance; they give you a swipe card to enter which was no extra cost. We camped the week before school was out for the summer and there were plenty of empty sites. We walked the Boardwalk Trail around the lake and climbed the Lookout Tower. There is no internet available anywhere in the campground so please be aware. We had a few tv channels. As for their alcohol ban, we brought some along but drank it discretely (we enjoy some wine with our dinner). Park staff (young students) would drive around the campground a few times a day and waive hello; not sure how much the alcohol rule is enforced but we didn't see anybody interrogating others about it. Didn't appear lots for children to do, though some were fishing. Anyway, we enjoyed this natural & peaceful campground and would return again. - naturelover
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