We spent this past weekend at a private campground near Waterloo, ON – Green Acre Park. We were quite surprised with the size of this park – it was huge! Much of the park is seasonal but there are different sections with transient sites. They range in size and service level. Ours was a very large pull thru with three way hookups. I can’t say it was private at all, but it was level and a good quality. Here are some photos of the park:
We arrived at the park a little later on Friday and found the campground office closed. Staff had left an envelope for us on the door with the WiFi password and our campground info. We were set up fairly quickly, had a quick dinner then enjoyed a Friday night campfire. The wood we bought at the park was dry and we got quite a bit for the money. $7.50 for a large blue recycle bin.
Saturday was a fair bit cooler than Friday but it was sunny. We spent quite awhile walking around the park looking at the different areas. There are quite a few large sites some pull thru, some back in. Here are some photos of the different campsites:
Saturday was a day of relaxing! We had a campfire then headed to our friends Harry & Liz’s place for dinner. Afterwards we headed back to the park to enjoy an evening campfire. Some other RVing in Canada group members, Cynthia and Ken stopped by to visit as well. Camping people are the friendliest!
So, for a review of Green Acre! It’s a nice, clean, well maintained park. If you’re looking for a less wilderness feel and a park geared more towards family activities for smaller kids, this park would be great. In the summer, there’s a pool and a hot tub to use. The playgrounds were really awesome with lots of cool things for kids to do. There’s a rec hall where different events are held during the summer season, a camp store and a catch and release fishing pond. Of course horseshoe pits and a volleyball area.
There are better sites, but for the most part privacy is very limited. There are no hiking trails, nor paddling opportunities at the park, but Laurel Creek Conservation Area is a very short walk outside this park. It is a pretty park with lots of green areas and again, it is very clean. The rates aren’t too bad for the night. We paid $46 per night for a pull thru with 50 amp, water and sewer hookup and free WiFi.
If you’re interested, here is a link to the campground:
Here’s a link to my Picasa album: