This was our pull thru campsite at Windmill Point. Large, grassy but no privacy at all. The campground office was behind our fiver and three back in campsites were on our awning side. It had 30amp, 15amp and water hook ups. My first impression of this site wasn’t great, but we always have fun camping regardless of where we are.
Windmill Point is very close to home for us, under 45 minutes. I planned this park due to work obligations and having to stay close. The park itself is pretty nice and very clean! There are garbage and recycling bins located all around the park for easy camper access.
The quarry is a spring fed is 12 acres. There are places to fish, places to scuba dive and small beach area and lots of large inflatables! Lifeguards are on hand in the swimming areas too! Here are some photos of the quarry.
The multi use Friendship Trail is located just outside the park. We took advantage of this and biked the trail to Fort Erie. What a nice trail and what a lovely time out with my sweetie! Next year when we return, we plan on heading to Port Colborne. Here are some photos!
This park has a lot to offer! In part, due to its location close to Niagara Falls, Fort Erie, the Welland Canal and so many other tourist attractions! Having the trail so close was a really awesome bonus for us!
On Saturday the park had a live band come in and play and they were actually pretty good! Sunday night they had movie night outside on a big screen for the kids. They offer programs during the summer to keep kids busy if swimming isn’t enough. Here are some photos of the park
So for a review of Windmill Point! The best serviced campsites are the ones that back onto the quarry. Numbers 201 – 206 would be what I would choose next time. Most would accommodate our fifth wheel, which is 36 feet, but they are all back in. #214 is the only pull thru that I noticed. They are currently adding more sites in a different area of the campground but they won’t be finished and reservable until next year. Not sure if there will be any pull thrus there or how big they will be.
The park has laundry facilites, a canteen, a playground area, large event tents and of course showers. Everywhere in the park we went, it was very clean all the time. Park staff regularly picked up garbage and emptied bins all over the park, throughout the day. They offer programs for kids, a clean swimming area and of course lots of inflatables. If I were a parent of young kids, I’d like the fact that they have lifeguards staffed!
The firewood was blessedly dry and with tax it came to $9 a bundle. They also offered some neat little camping souvenirs at the front office. I found a coffee mug in the shape of a travel trailer!
The staff were friendly and helpful. They told us of the services they offered such as a pump out for $15, brought us our wood, took our reservation for next year and cheefully refunded us the $15 stay all day deposit we were automatically charged upon booking. The park was regularly patrolled and there was security onsite at night.
Absolutely no complaints with this park. In fact, we booked Civic Holiday weekend here for 2017. It’s another work obligation weekend which we’ll have to stay close to home. This time I booked a nice site that backs onto the quarry. A little more private and nicer than our last.
If you’re looking for a park in Niagara, give Windmill Point a try. It has a lot to offer whether you’re just looking for a clean, quiet park to stay in while touring Niagara of if you’re looking for a park with facilities and fun things for kids.
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