Lake Dore Tent & Trailer Park, Eganville, Ontario
Lake Dore Tent & Trailer Park is a campground located in Eganville. Welcome to the Ottawa Valley's beautiful Lake Doré Tent and Trailer Park.Lake Doré is proclaimed to be the largest fresh water lake in the world without an island.Consisting of 50 acres located on the south shore, 145 campsites on approximately 14 acres of developed park land,it features 3 beaches and the balance mixed bush.
Local dining options close to Lake Dore Tent & Trailer Park include Frisco's Steak & Seafood, Eganville Dixie Lee, Granary Schnitzel House Restaurant, and The New Country Rose.
Reviews for Lake Dore Tent & Trailer Park, Eganville
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Sun 01 Sep 2013
Positives: clean, clean, clean
Negatives: lifeless but life goes on.
Too many rules to the point of walking on eggshells. Years ago it was vibrant, lots to do. Different owners now I see.
Place is still clean. The seasonals told me the "fry guy" no longer camps their and left 3 years ago along with the other dozens of trailers. His fries were awesome!
I had to go looking for 50/50 tickets??? I won the huge jackpot a few years ago and now no one buys out of protest of the owners. Sad indeed.
Wed 10 Jul 2013
Positives: Some of the campers we met were nice.
Negatives: Staff. Lack of activities.
Comments: The location of the campground is very nice. Lake Dore seems like a good lake to camp on. Campground owner is quite rude -- not sure how to read her. Not sure if it's because we were English or what.
Wed 15 Aug 2012
Positives: very clean, speed limit in park enforced not only by staff but by other campers. This is great as there are many children there.
Have a one time cost for seasonal campers so that they can have visitors to there site without the visitor having to pay.
Negatives: I have not experienced any negatives .
We had been looking for a campground to rent a seasonal site in and to purchase a larger trailer.
We stayed at Lake Dore for one week in July 2012. We were given a site that was not to our liking because of location and no shade. I spoke with the owner on Sat. and on Monday we moved to a site on the water with shade. She was very helpful. During our week there we experienced a very bad storm. Many trees were down, trailers were damaged. Our trailer was small and moved about 5 feet forward with us in it. Everyone at this campsite pitched in to help with the clean up, to go around and check on people to make sure everyone was okay. Later with another possible storm on the way we were all asked to go to the rec. centre for safety reasons. The staff were excellent during this time.
For sure this is a quiet family campsite, but this does not mean that people are not enjoying their stays and having fun.
We have since purchased a trailer on one of the seasonal sites and are looking forward to spending time there. We would not have done this if we had any concerns about the campsite.
Fri 29 Jul 2011
Comments: We were very disappointed in the way we were treated while trying to visit friends who were weekend camping at the park for teh second year in a row. We live locally and stopped in to try and make plans for dinner in town later or to hit the Eganville fair and were denied entry unless we payed the visitors fee ($8 for two of us) even though we explained we were NOT staying or using facilities~just trying to make plans for doing stuff in town...a few minutes tops and since our friends were a few camp sites over from the office we could easily be 'monitored' so that they could see we were leaving in a few minutes. No exeptions were made and we since we found it rediculous to pay $8 bucks to wakl over and say 'Hey let's meet up in town later', we unfortunatly did not get to meet up with our friends from Toronto area. Renfrew county also lost tourism bucks here. Shame, for such a silly thing. We clearly understand the visitors fee if you are staying or using facilities etc, but not if you are pretty much trying to get in contact with folks staying at the camp. Very disappointing and we will NOT ever recommend this camp to any friends or family again. Very bad business managment for sure. thanks
Tue 12 Jul 2011
Positives: Very clean and well kept campground
Staff helped us back in to our site
We stayed at this campground for 3 nights. We were treated very well, had a nice site by the water (50 feet). Next to the beach where pets are allowed. The staff were very friendly and so were we.
Seems like a few “seasonal campers” have a knot in their face, not happy with the changes made by new owners. Could be that they (the unhappy seasonal campers) were/are very much part of the problems that they say have been created by the owners .
We do not know why all these people decided to vent their discontent on this site, at least the owners who are there to manage/run the place have nothing bad to say about their ex “seasonal campers”. No matter how long you have been staying at a campground, it does not and ever will give you the right to run it.
Mon 04 Jul 2011
Positives: very clean
Negatives: listed above
$$$$ expensive to camp.
$$$$ firewood very expensive
I was placed on postage stamped size lot for the weekend. Many people packed in like sardines.
Had to wait 1.5 hours for the shower..... luke warm water.
People walking around with open containers of alcohol and at beach as well.
Was told I could not bring my dog beforehand, but other weekend campers brought their dogs.
Fri 01 Jul 2011
Positives: Clean Clean Clean
Negatives: can't think of any yet.
Comments: Our family has camped at many of the campgrounds in the Ottawa area, and find that this camp ground suits our family perfectly. 2 boys ages 12 and 14. There is always some type of activity going on every weekend we have stayed. The owners are most helpful, from guiding the trailer into it's spot to providing any help required or lending us anything that we may lack for our set up. The grounds are kept in very good condition. The beach is also always clean. We will definitively be back this summer.
Sun 05 Jun 2011
Positives: Beach is always in great condition, washrooms are always kept clean and owners are friendly and helpful.
Negatives: Don't have any
Comments: This is our third yr returning as over nite campers. We find the park very clean, with nice grassy sites. The beach is clean and the washrooms are also clean. The owners and staff have always been friendly and helpful. In past yrs. there appeared to be activities for children of all age groups. We will be returning again this yr and would not hesitate in recommending it to family and friends.
Thu 30 Sep 2010
The questions to ask for the 2011 season.
How is the water quality, when was the last test done?
Why is there no opening (welcome) meeting for us seasonal campers?
Why is there no recreation committee and who will organize campground activities?
An accurate statement of all expenses where the owners spent the camper's association money?
Why seasonal campers who also work at the campground break rules while other campers are berated and ultimately evicted.
Ownership of this campground should answer these questions honestly if they are to gain the some of the trust that has been lost.
Sat 25 Sep 2010
Positives: seasonal and weekend campers are great
Negatives: staff - owners
staff - seasonal campers
** no money left for activities **
Staff/owners at Lake Dore say "it is a privilidge to camp here". With that attitude it is no wonder that 25+ seasonal campers left at the end of 2010.
Mismanagement with the way the "water advisory" was handled. Weekend campers not being properly advised that they had to bring there own water.
Sports and activities are now second priority. Seasonal campers wanting to spend their rec association money on campground events and equipment only to be denied by owners (who control the money).
Campground owners then using campground association money for their own use without permission as they cancelled the rec association..... and kept the money! By the way the money they kept is between $4000-$5000.
some staff at park are also seasonal campers. Rules do not apply to them. Drinking, yelling at kids and loud campfires are ok. But.. do not break a rule or they will report you.
Sat 07 Aug 2010
Positives: nice beach
Negatives: no activities
playground needs updating
Comments: I agree with the previous reviews. This campground used to have a lot going on in the way of activities. We visited last summer when there was a rec committee and things were much better. I don't think we will be back again.
Wed 14 Jul 2010
Positives: Good location, campground is clean, good beaches, a lot of activites and most of all great owners and staff. I recommend that you visit this campground.
Negatives: I don't have anything to add.
Comments: We are seasonal campers at this campground and we enjoy it very much. There were some issues with some of the seasonal campers that had been campbing there for years. They did not like all the changes that the new owners had implemented. The owners have done a lot of upgrades to the campground and we feel they are doing a great job. We are going on our forth year and are looking forward to another great summer at Lake Dore.
Tue 13 Jul 2010
Positives: nice beach
Negatives: children's park outdated
not a fun atmosphere
very poor ownership
wife of owner and staff unfriendly
We once were seasonal campers in this park for many years, and absolutely loved it. Even though there were different owners, over the time we were there, it only got better. We went to visit the park in the last two years, and we were very surprised.
The new owners were so different. Not only did the prices sky rocket, they charge for anything and everything you can think of. On top of that, they now have so many rules, that the atmosphere is somewhat of a prison camp. The general feeling among the campers now is very sour. As a result, at least 27 campers have left the park at the end of the season in 2010. What does this tell you? We will never visit again.
Sat 22 May 2010
wagon rides (only activity)
Negatives: not much for kids
broken basketball rims
playground is a health hazzard
I agree with the previous review in most respects. This used to be considered a "family" park. Not so anymore!
When I asked about events/activities on certain weekends I was told that there was only "possible" activities and it was dependant on the campers to organize the events in the park. ?????
I have stayed here before and there was lots of things to keep the kids occupied. I can now do the same things for free at a public beach then what this campground now offers.
Thu 06 Aug 2009
Positives: clean washrooms
2 guys selling 50/50 were very friendly
beach very nice
kids wagon ride
Negatives: too expensive
canteen staff rude
playground is falling apart
Our family stayed for 3 days. It was our first time back in 4 years. I guess there has been a change in ownership since then. They charge a fee for everything now including a charge for a third child.
Kids were charged for using ping pong table that actually belonged to their recreation association.
Sat 01 Aug 2009
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