Granite Ridge Wilderness Campground, Kearney, Ontario
Granite Ridge Wilderness Campground is a campground located in Kearney. We welcome, Tenters, Group Campers, Families, Rv's, Nature Lovers, Prom Groups ,Religious Groups and many more to vacation at our beautiful park.
Nearby restaurants include Kearney Trailside Cookhouse.
Reviews for Granite Ridge Wilderness Campground, Kearney
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Sat 03 Aug 2013
Comments: If you complain of anything the owner will threaten you with eviction from camp. Very rude man. He answers back to you in an arrogant manner. He sells you overpriced cheap wood. Washing facilities are the worst I have ever seen.
Tue 10 Jul 2012
Positives: Large grassy sites
Lots to do
New dual flush toilets
Lots of trees
Negatives: Teenagers that understand the rules while sober but that changes by the end of the day
Dirty campers make the bathrooms hard to keep clean
Lots of people driving everywhere instead of walking
Our 4th year coming back to this spacious campground with lots to see and do. On and off we stayed most of the summer in 2012. Lots of fabulous work done to the beach...WOW!! The owners try very hard to keep washrooms looking there best, too bad campers couldn't help, maybe too many young people? They come around daily and pick up garbage,and are one of the few campgrounds that recycle, thanks for that!!!
Few campgrounds we've stayed in actually have any grass but this place does. They offer group camping on very large sites. Lots of trails, great fishing and clean grounds.
Yes you have to buy their fire wood but that is the same at campgrounds all accross Canada.
Sat 03 Sep 2011
Total rip off! They charged us $25 per person per night, with 10 people on out site thats $500 to stay in a sub par campground. Then the owners tried to sell us birtch wood as hardwood for $10 a bag when no outside wood is allowed in the park.
I guess some people sneck into the grounds because the owner went site to site accusing the guests of sneaking people in, he was beyond rude and i was a little blown away.
The bathrooms were disgusting, the sites were horrible. worst campground ever
Thu 01 Jul 2010
Positives: Lots of Activities
Negatives: Toilet Facilities
Very Rude owners
Bad ground maintenance
Dogs on beach
A group of 10 of us stayed here for the Canada Day long weekend this year. Upon checking in we were told that one of the sites we had booked is unavailable and that we would all have to try and cram onto one site. Not a good start.
I'll start with the positives first; the non electrical sites were fairly average nothing special but nothing too bad either. The beach at the lake was nice and so was the river. It was good that they had a lot of activities to do, for example; horseshoes, volleyball, basketball etc..
Now on to the many negatives and why I'll never spend my money at this place again. The washroom facilities were atrocious, you were lucky if one out of the 4 stalls wasn't spewing feces filled water all over the floor. Most of the time all 4 toilets were out of service. The toilets are also in the same small room that houses the showers. So while you are showering your feet are sitting in toilet water because like everything else here the shower drains don't work either.
They have a no outside firewood allowed policy and as much as they tout this as an environmental issue it's just a ploy to get you to buy their wood. There are small stores just in Kearney that sell cheaper wood and that is a close enough town that there is no issue of bringing in unwanted pests into the park. The fire wood is also overpriced at this campground. You can buy it by the bag for $8 or by a load for $40. You're actually better to buy 5 bags of wood then you are to buy a load as you'll get more wood from the bags. (another one of the owner's ripoffs)
The grounds are very poorly maintained and on my first walk on an atv trail I stepped directly in a pile of human feces. Absolutely disgusting. There were not supposed to be any dogs allowed on the beach but like everything else there; the people didn't care and there were dogs and their waste all over the beach.
The electrical sites are very plain and basic. A wide open dirt field with patches of grass and lots of blowing sand. There are very few trees in this area to get a bit of shade during the day.
The owners were very rude and when we voiced our concern over the many issues we had during our stay we were told and I quote “Hopefully the next place you stay will be worse than here and you decide to come back.” Wow talk about great parting words.
All in all I will never go back there and am writing this review in the hopes that other people don't make the stupid decision and book a site here either. There are many other grounds in the area and I'm sure that they will treat you better.
Sorry for this review being a little long winded but I have never been as let down from a campground as I was here. Don't make the same mistake I did. Camp somewhere else.
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