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Nicolston Dam Campground & RV Park

9.6
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From £37.35/€42.30/A$66.55/US$49.43/$65/CHF49.52/SEK439.23/DKK315.34/NOK401.06/ISK5,299/ARS1,347.28/CLP32,040/PEN161.01/NZ$72.95/ZAR655.39/PLN182.44/R$190.34/CZK1,095.45/RSD4,997/HUF13,666.53/RUB3,088.96/CN¥330.76 (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 folks 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 fire ring 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).

Please note

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

Dogs are not allowed in the on-site accommodations.

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


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9.6

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91% would stay here again.

 

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Sites are clean and well looked after 07/08/2018

Reviewer's country: Canada Hennie M. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Powered grass trailer site (riverside)
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    Sites are clean and well looked after

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Friendliness and helpfulness of owner and family. Clean sites, washrooms ... 07/03/2018

Reviewer's country: Canada Tim S. Confirmed

  • Powered grass trailer site (riverside)
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    Friendliness and helpfulness of owner and family. Clean sites, washrooms and pool. Meeting people from all over the world. Floating on the river on a tube

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Large level sites liked how you could park facing the river 07/02/2018

Reviewer's country: Canada Wendy E. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Powered grass trailer site (riverside)
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    Great spot nice mix of sun and shade. Nice pool. Clean bathrooms with tubs and showers perfect for kids. Friendly staff and tubing on the river was fun.

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Great sites for camping, would not recommend the cabins. 07/02/2018

Reviewer's country: Canada Dawn A. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Powered grass trailer site (riverside)
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    Location, beautiful by the river. Quiet park, nice pool.

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    Cabin was extremely small, very little room to move around.

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Great staff, very helpful. Fantastic location. 07/02/2018

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

  • FHU grass trailer site
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    Perfect location for us. We were in Alliston for a wedding and this was in close proximity to all venues.

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    Would have loved a bit more shade as it was unbelievably hot. Facilities could be improved upon.

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Sites are large and grassy, no sand tracked into the ... 06/28/2018

Reviewer's country: Canada Rowena B. Confirmed

  • Powered grass trailer site (riverside)
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    Sites are large and grassy, no sand tracked into the trailer. Staff friendly

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    11:00 am check-out is just a little too early, noon would be better

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Loved this campground, looking forward to another visit soon 06/27/2018

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    Large site, quiet, beautiful setting

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Beautiful and clean - staff is always friendly and helpful. 06/14/2018

Reviewer's country: Canada Lesa N. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

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    Beautiful and clean - staff is always friendly and helpful.

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Great staff? Clean and beautiful spots... bathrooms were well maintained 06/10/2018

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

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    Great staff? Clean and beautiful spots... bathrooms were well maintained

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Our group occupied three sites on the water and we ... 05/22/2018

Reviewer's country: Canada Cheryl T. Confirmed

  • FHU grass trailer site
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    Our group occupied three sites on the water and we all loved the park and staff. We will definitely be coming back again. Thank- you for making our May 24 a very memorable one.

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Thank you for staying at Nicolston. I didn't know about a problem with the wifi until I saw your review. The problem has been solved. Hope to see you again real soon!

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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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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.

Elmvale Jungle Zoo, 45 minutes away, is good for a family day out, and there’s an excellent zoo and aquarium in Toronto, too.

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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

Balance refunds: no penalties

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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Terms and conditions

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

Dogs
A valid vaccination certificate must accompany your dog.
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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