First the positives. The campground is only two miles from town and overlooks the beautiful Muskoka River. It's nice and quiet, the sites are large and the people are friendly. Now for the negatives. The park is gated but thre's no office which is a problem if you arrive unannounced. The washrooms are old and the floors are lifting. There's only one washer & dryer. You'd think there would be standards of appearance but the owners seem not to care. The first thing we saw as we drove in was piles of brush lying around. The planters were obviously neglected and almost everything was dead. We found we could not put our recyclables in the bin because they hadn't been emptied in some time. There were some old trailers that looked deserted and parked willy-nilly. We found the owner, who recently acquired the place, to be quite rude and the seasonal people we spoke to said they were quite fed up. We camped here a few years ago and loved it, now we will not come back. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We had fairly low expectations before arriving here after reading earlier reviews. We decided to try it anyway given that it is across the street from Santa's Village, which was where we were headed. The park itself was fine. The sites are really small and packed in, but there are lots of trees around, which made it a bit nicer. The bathrooms were acceptable - not the best we've seen, but not the worst either. We know there was a pool there, but we didn't go looking for it because we had enough stuff to do. The staff were helpful. Most people camping here have young children, and the go-carts from the theme park are a stone's throw away so if you're looking for a quiet place to camp, this isn't it! However, the deal they offer with two nights of camping plus two-day passes to the park is a good one, so it's worth checking out for that reason. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This campground is affiliated with Santa's Village across the road. It is all dirt and pine needles. There is no sewer hookups as they have been outlawed by the town. You pay top dollar for a poor site then have to pay an additional $5.00 to dump your tanks. The showers and restrooms were filthy. The worst we have ever used. The roadways are very narrow and you have to be very careful that you don't clip trees when using them. There are a number of permanent units there that are in various stages of decay. All together a very poor place to stay. There are other campgrounds in the area including a KOA. I wished I had stayed there. I will never stay at this campground again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.