This is our 3rd year in a row stay here with are friend we love this camp ground the staff are amZing and always very helpful, always lots of stuff for the kids to do. campground is well taken care of and clean already have plans to come back.
Lots if permanent sites and some day sites (with electricity and water but no sewer hook ups--pretty basic). Permanent sites are typically on Deer Lake or on a canal going to the lake--most people have a boat in their backyard or at a dock nearby. Lake opens through a canal to many other lakes and waterways. Canoes can be rented for $20 for several hours. Camp ground is only a couple minutes off highway 11 and Huntsville. Kids enjoy a playground and pool and quiet and open camp roads to cycle on. Washrooms and showers are next to the pool. Staff are pleasant.
Staff very helpful and courteous .good park for families and access to 4 large lakes in Muskoka with good fishing when weather is favourable . Many activities planned during summer. Extra wide campsites and many permanent seasonal trailers and park model units on canals throughout the park.
We had pretty much decided to buy here, but trying to get responses and service is unreal. So, we have bought elsewhere. Deer Lake is a very basic campground. We liked it because of lake access for boating. The canals are appealing when the water isn’t too low. But on our second visit, the water was very low and rather disgusting. Washrooms are clean and pool is ok. Campground floods easily. Office staff are great. But trying to get in touch with management, or get a response from them is so difficult that it lost them a sale. The place we bought at is fantastic and much nicer so we aren’t disappointed with that, just with the way we were treated at Deer Lake. If you’re just looking for a basic place for a short stay, this might be okay for you.
Avoid this pit of a campground. We spent 4 miserable days at this park and will never go back. The check in staff sent us down roads that could not handle a big rig. After getting stuck on branches and backing out onto a side road, a maintenance worker helped us down a road that only had the issue of low hanging utility lines… He held up the lines with a long piece of lumber while we drove under them to our mud bog of a site. The site was so sloped that I needed to use very block I carry to get even close to level. We were in a large mud hole that was as large as our rig. Then we find out that they don’t have sewer hookups and that their dump station is up a hill and on a corner such that big rigs cannot get to it. We ask about options and they tell us they have a mobile dumping service... for $30… only on Tuesday and maybe on Wednesday. We pay and wait on Tuesday morning, and wait some more, and wait some more and finally go to the office to check the plans for the mobile dump service before they finally showed up. The bathrooms and showers were never cleaned. I had the same grass and mud in the shower stall on every day. The only positive for this park, other than leaving, was they had working wifi. See our updates, full reviews and pictures at our blog at thegilliamsisland.…