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Nicolston Dam Campground and RV Park

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General

  • Family-run site on the banks of the Nottawasaga river
  • Around an hour's drive from downtown Toronto
  • Outdoor pool, miniature golf, fish ladder and canoe hire on site

Fancy a holiday with a side order of history? There’s bags of it right there at the campground for folk staying at Nicolston Dam Campground and RV Park: this place was founded by John Nicol way back in 1853 and has been kept in the same family ever since.

Guests at this campground on the banks of the Nottawasaga river can still see the original dam and mill, and there are heaps of other historic places to visit with a drive of an hour or so. An hour’s drive can also take you to downtown Toronto if you’re up for urban wanderings; those who’d rather stick to rural surrounds can easily hike nearby, fish for trout or salmon at the park’s fish ladder or hire canoes, paddleboards or kayaks for days on the river.

And should you fancy a few hours relaxing on site, there are games of volleyball, miniature golf and horsehoes to play, a solar-heated outdoor pool for swims and sunbathing, and a playground to keep the tinies amused.

Evenings at Nicolston Dam are best spent in the traditional manner, gathering round the campfire; a firepit is provided on each site and there’s firewood for sale in the shop (also the place to pick up ice creams and ice bags on warmer days).

An inn is within walking distance.


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Park was beautiful and lots to do for kids11/08/2020

Reviewer's country: CanadaTanya H.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass touring pitch (riverside)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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Features

Leisure on site

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment

Fishing

Fitness centre

Games room

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Play area

TV room

Take away

Tennis

Watersports

Amenities on site

Bath available

Car parking by pitch/unit

Composting toilet

Disabled facilities

Dog park

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Launderette

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Portaloo

Pub toilets

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Barbecue provided

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Peaceful

Spectacular scenery

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Electric car charging point(s)

Gas cylinders available

No drinkable water point

No hot water

No running water

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Dog walk nearby

Nearby farmers' market

Shop nearby

Type

Farm

Large (51-200 pitches)

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Golf nearby

Horse riding nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Restaurant nearby

Touring and motorhomes

Tourer storage facilities

Location

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  • 5140 5th Line Essa Township, Nicolston, Alliston, Ontario, Canada, L9R 1V2
  • Timezone America/Toronto Eastern Daylight Time (GMT-04:00)   GPS 44.1706°N 79.8122°W

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Local attractions

For open-air activities, it’s just a couple of minutes’ drive to the nearest golf course, and there are walks and lake swims to be had 10 minutes away at Earl Rowe Provincial Park. If you’d like to head out by bike, a recommended route is the North Simcoe Rail Trail, along the route of an old railway line.

To get to grips with a bit of the area’s history, it’s about a five-minute drive to the Sir Fredrick Banting Homestead, or a 20-minute drive to Base Borden Military Museum to see the fab collection of aircraft and armoured vehicles. Bygone Days Heritage Village, just under an hour away, is worth a visit, as are the ships at Discovery Harbour.

Other options recommended by the Nicolston team include the town of Alliston, five minutes' drive west; the village of Cookstown (10 minutes east); Tanger Outlet Mall (15 minutes east); Barrie (25 minutes north) and Canada's Wonderland, 40 minutes to the south. Elmvale Jungle Zoo, 45 minutes away, is good for a family day out, and there’s an excellent zoo and aquarium in Toronto.

The campground has plenty of tourist info and leaflets for guests' use, and staff are happy to assist.

  • Does Nicolston Dam Campground and RV Park have a swimming pool? Yes View all features
  • Is Nicolston Dam Campground and RV Park dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Nicolston Dam Campground and RV Park? For open-air activities, it’s just a couple of minutes’ drive to the nearest golf course, and there are walks and lake swims to be had 10 minutes away at Earl Rowe Provincial … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Nicolston Dam Campground and RV Park?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  1 p.m. –  8 p.m.
    Depart by:  11:30 a.m.

    Please use self-serve check-in. Your vehicle ticket will be on the mill/office door.

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Terms and conditions

Please read the park terms and conditions below and the Pitchup.com terms and conditions.

Admission
Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

Arrivals and departures
Late arrivals must notify the park as soon as possible. Your booking will be held for 24 hours. After this period the management reserves the right to relet your unit.
No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.
Units will be allocated on arrival.

Dogs
A valid vaccination certificate must accompany your dog.
Dogs must be kept on leads and supervised at all times.
Guide dogs are allowed on site free of charge.
The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act (i.e. Pit Bull Terrier, Japanese Tosa, Dogo Argentino, and Fila Brasileiro).

General
Discount cards and gift vouchers cannot be applied to bookings made via Pitchup.com.

Pool
Only park guests are authorised to use the pool.
Swimsuits are obligatory and swimming shorts or Bermuda shorts are not permitted.
The outdoor swimming pool is open between 15/05 and 15/09 (subject to weather conditions).

Safety
Firearms are not permitted.

Visitors
Visitors are not permitted on site.

Additional terms

Under 21s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

Silent generators may be used during daylight hours; be mindful of your neighbours.

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