I generally don't post reviews for places I have stayed but I felt I needed to warn people before they choose this campground for a family vacation. To begin, overall the park is dirty. I understand that litter is caused by people but no attention is given in keeping the park clean. In the campground pool area (ice cold, non heated), which is done nicely with interlock bricks, the ground was littered with cigarette butts, empty water bottles and dead foliage. If they were to take a leaf blower and walk around for 20 minutes per day, it would make a world of difference. The campsites themselves have garbage in the firepits and under the trees. I did see a person/student driving around with a utility vehicle that burned oil like crazy picking some stuff up but it was totally random. The washrooms were horrible. An attempt was made it appears twice per day to mop the floors but the people need a serious lesson in cleaning. The facilities themselves are extremely old and run down.
They claim on their park map that there are 2 playgrounds but what existed was a single slide in one and a toddler slide in the other. No swings or other playground equipment that you would find in a normal park. There isn't anything for the kids to play on but then I guess Bingemans really don't care because they have the waterpark.
The other thing to note is that while the amount of sites is small, the campgroung is extremely spread out. We were camping on what they call the "hill" which is where the registration office is and it would be easily a 10 - 15 minute walk to go to the pool. With 2 small children we ended up driving down to the pool each time we want to use it which is a major pain. You also have to drive to the water park. There are no washrooms at the pool area so you needed to walk across the parking lot to find a one.
Overall the campground was a major disappointment and not at all kid friendly. We will not ever return to this place again. We should have asked for a refund but considering you never see anyone other than students working, we felt it would have been a total waste of time.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Bingemans Camping Resort is a natural private park located along the picturesque Grand River. We offer over 450 campsites, with 150 of those being seasonal. In addition to the traditional camping experience, we also offer our guests access to Big Splash Water Park, FunworX Indoor Playland and Kingpin Bowlounge with Boston Pizza. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Bingemans Camping Resort Kitchener, Ontario