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Nicolston Dam Campground & RV Park

9.2
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From £29.15/€32.82/A$53.47/US$38.31/$50/CHF36.88/SEK341.71/DKK244.82/NOK313.39/ISK4,181/ARS1,514.70/CLP26,303/PEN127.03/NZ$58.30/ZAR573.62/PLN141.05/R$158.35/CZK835.12/RSD3,883/HUF10,665.70/RUB2,612.26/CN¥262.68 (for 1 night, 2 adults)

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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 & 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.

Please note

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

Dogs are not allowed in the on-site accommodations.

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

The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act.


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9.2

Overall rating based on 23 reviews

 

96% would recommend this park to a friend.

91% would stay here again.

 

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Very friendly staff 09/17/2018

Reviewer's country: Canada Anonymous Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Powered grass trailer site (riverside)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    How clean and well kept the campground was

    Disliked: 

    No sewer hookup to have pumped was an extra or you tow over to dump station

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Highly recommend 09/04/2018

Reviewer's country: Canada Sharon B. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Powered grass trailer site
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    This is a really nice campground.
    The sites and large with lots of green space surrounding you.
    There is lots to do within a few kms.

    Disliked: 

    No sewage hookup but we knew that going in and the pump out stations are very handy.

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The park was very well kept, washrooms are clean recommend ... 09/04/2018

Reviewer's country: Canada kevin p. Confirmed

  • Powered grass trailer site
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    The park was very well kept, washrooms are clean recommend this place to everyone!

    Disliked: 

    Pool closed too early,

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Anonymous user

Excellent site very friendly staff 09/04/2018

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  • Powered grass trailer site
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    Excellent

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    Nil

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Grass sites, cleanliness, friendly staff! 09/04/2018

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  • Powered grass trailer site
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    Grass sites, cleanliness, friendly staff!

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Friendly owners very clean park 08/25/2018

Reviewer's country: Canada Glenn M. Confirmed

  • Powered grass trailer site (riverside)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Friendly owners
    very clean park

    Disliked: 

    Slow wifi

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Staff was great. Nice park we will return. 08/20/2018

Reviewer's country: Canada KIM T. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Powered grass trailer site (riverside)
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  • Liked: 

    Privacy and large site

    Disliked: 

    Showers need an upgrade.

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Great camping experience, despite a day of rain. 08/12/2018

Reviewer's country: Canada Ted R. Confirmed

  • Powered grass trailer site (riverside)
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  • Liked: 

    Sites are very roomy with trees for shade and a great river view. Park and pool were also quiet during the week. Washrooms and showers were clean and close to our site.

    Disliked: 

    Little red spiders...

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Excellent staff and site 08/12/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom sue c. Confirmed

  • Powered grass trailer site (riverside)
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  • Liked: 

    Our first time in Canada and driving an RV. The staff here could not be more kinder, helpful and supportive. They organised a few repairs to our RV. The joys of hiring!
    You can hire kayaks here, swim and play golf. The camp site is very clean and quiet. Plenty of space to set up. I can highly recommend this site. It is also less than an hour away from our RV pick up so a great place to head for on your first night.

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Nice people run the place... 07/31/2018

Reviewer's country: Canada Carl L. Confirmed

  • Powered grass trailer site (riverside)
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  • Liked: 

    Nice people run the place...

    Disliked: 

    Site certainly was not worth 80$/night. Just grass and dirt spots for overnight camping. Have stayed at much nicer places for less...

From the manager...

We are sorry you did not like the site that was assigned to you. Unfortunately some of the lower sites that have kayak launches available on site are sandy due to the spring floods. If ever you are unhappy with a site we ask you to please let the office know and we will do our best to re-loacte you for your comfort.

Thank you for your thoughts on the price, that included some extras you had added as well as taxes. We are sorry that you did not find your stay comfortable and hope you enjoy the rest of the summer, if you have any further inquires please feel free to contact us at the camp office 705-435-7946.

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Features

Leisure on park

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment

Fishing

Fitness centre

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Playground

Recreation room/arcade

Takeout

Tennis

TV room

Watersports

Amenities on park

Bath available

Drying room

Free wifi

Grocery store

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Laundromat

Parent & baby washroom

Payphone

Pick-up from public transport

Restrooms

Shower available

Washing-up area

Wheelchair access

Wifi

Utilities

Charging facilities

Dump station

Propane/gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Touring and motorhomes

Tourer storage facilities

Rules

Barbecue grills allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Peaceful

Spectacular scenery

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Golf nearby

Horseback riding nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Restaurant nearby

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Convenience store nearby

Nearby farmers' market

Type

Farm

Large (51-200 sites)

Location

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

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Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel using the Get directions button above.

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.

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Permitted arrival/departure time

RV, trailer and tent sites
Arrive:  1 p.m. –  6 p.m.
Depart:  11:30 a.m.
On-park accommodation
Arrive:  1 p.m. –  6 p.m.
Depart:  11:30 a.m.

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

Nicolston Dam Campground & RV Park cancelation policy

No refunds within 1 week of arrival date.

No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.

If you need to cancel or amend your booking, please give as much notice as possible so that someone else has the chance to book. You may wish to buy holiday insurance for cancelations and for your property/injury whilst away.

Please note that your deposit is paid to Pitchup.com and is non-refundable.

Payment

A 15% non-refundable deposit is payable now. Nicolston Dam Campground & RV Park will debit the balance from your card 1 week before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 1 week then the balance will be taken immediately.

You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking.

Tax

Supplemental tax (exclusive) 13%

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

Dogs
A valid vaccination certificate must accompany your dog.

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

Dogs
Dogs are not allowed in the on-site accommodations.
Dogs must be kept on leashes and supervised at all times.
Guide dogs are allowed on site free of charge.

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.

Dogs
The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act.

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

Arrivals and departures
Units will be allocated on arrival.

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