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07/2014
rating [ 10/10 ]
We stayed at this park for 3 days and enjoyed it very much. The first morning we woke up, most of the trailers/motorhomes that had been there the night before were gone! However around supper time new campers came flooding back in, and this was what we saw daily while we were there. It has more transient campers than we've seen elsewhere so far, but it is run so well, and so smoothly, that we were not the least bit put out staying there several days. We even contemplated extending our stay, but needed to travel back towards the south. The staff is VERY friendly, willing to help, and the owner (we only met the man) was a very nice guy. They have the ability to weigh your vehicle and trailer at at cost of $50, which we did, and discovered that we were about 800lbs over on the rear axle of the truck! Very valuable service. They have an RV wash, a shared kitchen, and an agility area for dogs, all of which we did not use, but were well kept. **NB: We were treated to the sight of a bear cub on a nearby site. They apparently live-trap and release bears that come into the campground. In this area you really need to be sure that all food is stored properly. It was an AMAZING sight to see. Also, the price quoted above is the cost with a KOA members card.
07/2014
rating [ 5/10 ]
We had originally tried to book Algonquin Park however they did not have sites available for our needs. When we found Algonquin Trails we figured that this would be a nice alternative. Suprisingly, despite high ratings, the park had few sites booked. When we contacted the park we specified the size of our unit and that we were looking for a pull-through with some privacy. We were told we were booking a "large" pull-through site. We were able to view the site online, however the picture makes the site look larger than actuality. When we put out the slide-out we were very close to small trees. Not too big an issue. However, we needed to find something to hold up some very big branches on the other side of the trailer in order to use our awning. The site is very sandy, but hey, this is camping! Our fire pit was not cleaned out and was extremely full of coals. We eventually scooped it all out and spread the coals over the ground, under some trees. The site states that they have an indoor pool. It is under a roof with plastic siding around it, however there are several large holes in the siding, meaning you will be bathing with mozzies. And there are a LOT of mosquitos here. The owners live on site and we met only the husband who was quite friendly. The kids playground is very old and run down, and there was a charge for the little mini-putt area, so we did not use it. The trails at the back of the park are very grown over and we turned back after a short distance. We did not have a bad stay, however we will not book here again.
07/2014
rating [ 7/10 ]
This was our first stay at a KOA. We arrived in a downpour, which later turned to a Thunder Storm. However, when I went inside to check-in, I was greeted by the most wonderful French woman who was so cheerful that I was happy to be there! That alone will make me consider going back. The second thing that goes a long way is that the gentleman who escorted us to our site also backed us in. Any time I don't have to guide the trailer in is a huge stress reliever and very appreciated! The woman who welcomed us informed us that there is WiFi throughout the park; however two days before, the tower where we were staying was struck by lightning and was currently not working. She offered to check on another site for us where the WiFi was working, and was able to change our accommodations. As we were setting up it was pouring. Our site ended up being a complete and utter mud pit. There seems to be drainage issues in many parts of the campground as there is "Big O" throughout. However, at our new site we were lucky enough to be at the bottom of a hill, so we got it all. We stayed for 3 days, and although the rain soon stopped, our site never did dry up. This made for a very dirty trailer most times. The sites are very close together but luckily no one had booked beside us after our first day, so we weren't too bad. The free pump out service (if staying for 3 days) was appreciated as there is no sewer service and gray water fills up quickly. The scenery was lovely, and the chipmunks come right up on your hand and in your lap. Something tells me they're used to getting snacks! We did not use the facilities (we day-tripped into Parry Sound) though the pool area and children's play area looked very appealing and there were always kids enjoying both. There is a nearby train that is louder; however, I did not find this to be an issue. You soon get used to hearing it and it becomes very easy to tune it out at night. Will stay again.
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