I agree with the previous reviewer that it is a quiet park geared towards families and mature couples. Not that younger ones would not be welcomed, but they would have to respect the rules of the park in place which are meant for everyone to enjoy their stay, in a quiet, peaceful surrounding. We stayed for 6 nights so that my husband would be closer to the client he was working with that week, as we live about 105 km away which makes it a long, early drive every day. We were very pleased to find this campground being opened all year around which is a rarity in Ontario. Pleasant staff, very clean grounds and as far as the noise from the 401 it isn't really that bad. It kind of becomes part of the surrounding noises along with the birds, etc... We would definitely go back.
We went to Darlington PP to "break in" our new trailer. We've been going to this park for around 10 years and it has greatly improved in the last couple of years. We discovered that the majority of Lakeside campground were pull-through sites, which was great for our first time out with the trailer. There's a train track just north of the Park that is quite busy but after a while it just becomes "white noise". It's part of the park's "charm". We were just a couple of sites away from the lake which was great. We'll keep on going back to Darlington for a long time as it's only 20 minutes away, but once there, you feel as though you're miles away from home!
The park is OK. It's clean and well laid out but there isn't much to do. Can't sit outside much because of the mosquitoes, which are everywhere in that area. There seemed to be quite a few seasonal and/or full timers there. Good spot to use as a base to visit all the attractions at this end of the town.
This campground had parts of it under complete renovations and the area we were in looked pretty old. The sites were right next to the road as the pull-throughs were the kind that make a small half circle. There were no pads to speak of and the sites were quite bare. It was basically open for all to see as were all the other sites. It was such a switch from Jasper and Lake Louise which had straight pull-throughs and lots of vegetations and trees. Banff was a bit of a disappointment. But it was clean!
Had we known we were going to find Paradise, we would have booked a much longer stay. Our site was right next to this amazing little creek that gurgled continuously putting you in a total relaxed state. The sites were well groomed, there were flowers everywhere and everything just looked perfect. It's nestled at the bottom of this small valley as if in its own little world. We would definitely go back!
The area we were in was very clean, quiet, maybe a bit on the crowded side, but nonetheless very pleasant. The sites are quite long so they can accommodate all big rigs. Good location as a base if you want to visit the surrounding areas.
Surrounded by mountains. What can be better than that! This campground is clean, quiet, and is the perfect place to look at the stars at night as there is nothing to obstruct your view around you. We would definitely go back.