Rondeau Provincial Park

Rondeau Provincial Park, Morpeth: Address, Phone Number, Rondeau Provincial Park Reviews: 4/5

Rondeau Provincial Park
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LTiNGEY
London, Canada1 contribution
Not Dog friendly
Aug. 2021
The camp sites are not private at all. Very little space in between sites.If you don't mind watching your 3-4 other neighbours go about their daily camping routine than this will work for you.
NOT a Dog friendly beach.
There is one dog beach out of 11 beaches. Its the furthest on the point, rocky and dangerous undertow waves.
Save yourself and your money and skip this park.
Written August 10, 2021
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Tracy O
Corunna, Canada23 contributions
It was ok
Jul. 2021
We lucked out with our spot near the bathrooms. We had some flat areas at the top of our hilly site, that were big enough for our tents. However, I found the park to be loud, the bathrooms to be questionable in the cleanliness department, and I noticed a lot of sites were on hills with no discernible flat areas if you are tent camping. We had a group of adults next to us who spent their time drunk and dropping f-bombs quite loudly around our young children. They were nice people, but not necessarily family friendly. We did enjoy the beach and the trails around the area, but some of the bathrooms scattered around the park, were terrifying and unusable due to their uncleanliness. The bathrooms and showers near our site were ok..,luckily. The firewood is overpriced and burns way too fast, you’re better off buying firewood from a local outside the park.
Written July 29, 2021
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peacethroughtravel2
Grosse Pointe, MI218 contributions
no insects
Jul. 2021
Camped overnight with our son and his girlfriend. Open but had shade, sandy, clean, good firepit. Walked to the beach where the water was warm, clean and the sand soft and white.
Written July 22, 2021
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Blue_treetop
Vaughan, Canada28 contributions
Eaten alive by mosquitoes!
Jul. 2021 • Family
Wayyyy too many mosquitoes! We spent the entire trip swatting mosquitoes away. I have over 40 mosquitoes bites from just 3 days and that is with a lot, a lot of bug spray, mosquito repellent coils and candles. We couldn’t even stay up late at the campfire because there was so many mosquitoes. We had to head into our tent early just to get away from them as soon as it turned dark. The campsite was big but uneven. No trees for shade or to put up our hammock. The beach was barely a beach. The water was dirty/brown colour. There was no where to lay down on the sand. The park has more of a small town vibe than camping/in the wilderness vibe. There are a lot of cottages. Also a lot of small frogs on the road. And the dead bodies of frogs all over the road from being run over. No activities. You can’t rent canoes, kayaks, the only thing to do was to bike. The hiking trails are very small and short. Not scenic at all. The only good thing is that it is prime location to watch the sunrise and sunset. Sunrise on the lake. Sunset on the bay. Except when we went, it was cloudy.
Written July 20, 2021
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Julie C
3 contributions
Lovely bike ride
May 2021
We really enjoyed the 17 km bike ride loop from the park entrance to the tip and back. In order to make it a loop we had to walk our bikes through a narrow, sandy part but then we were back on the bike path.
Written May 29, 2021
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Matt Mills
London, Canada292 contributions
A wonderful getaway!
May 2021 • Family
This place was beautiful!

Our neighbours lent us their cottage for the weekend - it sits on Lakeshore (the Lake Erie side) and despite the park being closed for overnight camping, there was still wonderful things to do during the day.

The beach was nice and clean, but water is chilly (although we still managed some “cold dips”).

The hiking trails are many and nature is plentiful in this park. We saw many types of turtles, frogs, toads, snakes and a vast array of birds during our time.

By far, the highlight for me and my son was the fusing!

On the Bay side, there are many locations to fish - right from shore (although we would’ve loved a boat, canoe or kayak). There is a main dock at the launch, but we had some real success fishing along the Marsh Trail. My son even caught his PB Bass (and released it) as night was falling. A 7 lb whopper!

We got into so many varieties of fish; Largemouth Bass, Pike, Bowfin (looks like a snakehead), Rock Bass and there are even Longnose Gar in some of the Marsh areas.

A really unique and beautiful spot.

Happy Camping :)
Written May 29, 2021
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David in Canada
London, Canada208 contributions
Very misleading Twitter posts!
Mar. 2021 • Couples
We visited today March 4 2021 after reading and watching an excellent Ontario Parks official Twitter post which promotes the 2021 Spring waterfowl migration... except we very quickly discovered that it was historic footage because there was absolutely none of the reported birding activity and the lake to the West of the park road is still frozen enough to support ice fishing huts.

What was even more bizarre when asking for birding information at the park office was being told "I don't know about that, I just work here"... not going to win any park employee of the day/week/year with that response eh!

Anyway, we learnt our lesson the hard way, nice enough location for good level walks, even the trails not improved for wheelchair access could be visited with assistance, DEFINITELY check out the details of anything the park has posted online though, seems as if promotion is more important than fact.
Written March 5, 2021
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Leslie W
Tecumseh, Canada2 contributions
A Day at the Park
Aug. 2020 • Family
We opted to skip the camping & go for the day to visit friends on their site. We ended up spending most of the day at the beach which was enjoyable. The waters were shallow enough for throwing the football around & ideal for paddleboarding. The beach was alright, good enough for kids to play in the sand or to throw a towel down & suntan. Their site was okay, though not very private. They said the raccoons had been a major issue at nighttime, waking them several times & creating quite a ruckus. They were nervous leaving the tent for washroom trips which made me feel some relief that we skipped the camping experience. It made for an enjoyable day, but overall the campground isn't anything uber exciting. If you're looking for a getaway & a change of scenery & don't have any grand expectations, this will do!
Written December 16, 2020
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Mamabear2008
London, Canada10 contributions
Mosquitoes eat you alive!
Jun. 2020 • Family
Number one thing to describe this place is Mosquitoes. They were a continuous annoyance and I must have 50 bites. That’s with bug spray and thermacell. Had to go to bed early bc they were that bad.The site was a decent size and pretty. Not much of a beach as the water levels were really high. Bathrooms were clean, friendly staff. A lot of the sites were not in use. I’ve been to 10 different provincial parks (pinery, MacGregor point, port burwell, Killarney), this was definitely the worst one bc of the mosquitoes and lack of a beach. Won’t be back, ever.
Written July 31, 2020
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Chelsea M
Kitchener, Canada17 contributions
Excellent location with average camp sites
Sep. 2019
I recently travelled to Rondeau Provincial Park for a couples camping trip. We were impressed by the size of our campsite (site 137) - we had a large pop-up trailer, a tent and two vehicles parked on the site with room to spare - but we did see some of the sites were substantially smaller and would not have worked. The sites are clean, but offer little in terms of privacy (even the sites rated high for privacy weren't really all that private). However, going in late September meant that privacy wasn't really an issue, because there were so few campers around. In fact, we went an entire night without a single camper walking by, but I could definitely see how privacy/excessive noise could be a problem during busier times of year.

Campers should be warned that the bugs are awful (grassy areas + a nearby lake) and ticks carrying lyme disease have been found in the area, so it's important to be proactive and also check your pets.

We also found the park to be poorly organized compared to other Provincial Parks - the map isn't very helpful, and the girl at the check-in gave us directions that definitely did not lead us to our campsite. Washrooms and water seemed to be within walking distance at all times, though.

The beach area is beautiful, with a decent sand bar and warm water, which does make up for some of the downsides of this park.

I would only recommend staying for a weekend, as this particular park does not have alot to offer compared to others in SW Ontario. It's a great location that's an easy drive from both London and Windsor, but the campsites are only okay. A nice experience, but I probably don't need to go back again.
Written September 25, 2019
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