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Ol' MacDonalds Resort

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Nanton, Canada
Reviewed 1 September 2015 via mobile

What an fun place for kids! So much for kids to do, tie dye shirts to movie nights every night for the kids. It was nice to have a couple of hours an evening without the kids while they attended the movies, $3 for movie and $3 for for popcorn and water!! Great beach, lots of sand for the kids...

Thank Fightn11
Calgary, Canada
Reviewed 27 August 2015 via mobile

We had booked this "resort" months ago for our 5 night vacation and were told we had a full service with trees and a private site! We had been here years ago in a tent and thought is was nice but wow, we could not take another minute in this horrible place after checking in...Check in was smooth and we...

6Thank shanlavic
Calgary, Canada
Reviewed 25 August 2015

I have to start with the bad because it definitely outweighed the good: - The facilities were extremely dirty. The showers were filthy, the eating area of the restaurant was gross and smelled of bathroom, the bathrooms at the beach had all kinds of disturbing stains on the walls... - There were not enough bathrooms. There was a wait every...

3Thank mndywtts
Reviewed 25 August 2015 via mobile

We stayed at Ol Macdonald last weekend with Friends. Between us we had 4 children and they all had a great time from the beach, carts, merry go round, petting zoo and park they where all worn out. Yes the place itself is dated and could do with a few changes but it's camping site it's expected. It's a great...

1Thank Mrs-Birkett
Edmonton, Canada
Reviewed 23 August 2015 via mobile

I don't think I've ever been so disappointed in something I was so excited for. 1) Upon arrival you are required to pay for anything and everything, including leashed dogs and any other people or vehicles coming with you. The woman at the reg office grills you with questions to find any other applicable charges. 2) Then you are provided...

5Thank I3ritt
Reviewed 20 August 2015 via mobile

Just wanted to say a few things about our first time experience there. The good: Heard how family friendly it is and this certainly was true! Loved how there are many activities for kids to do. We had five kids in our group (ages 7,5,3,2 and 4 months old). The site that we stayed at was walkable for my 2...

3Thank xena333
Leamington, Canada
Reviewed 16 August 2015

Spent a weekend here with son, daughter in law and grand son. Wonderful treed site with lots of space. There are many playground areas, restaurant, coffee shop and a spectacular large clean and groomed beach. Shallow water where you can wade out 100 ards and still only be up to your waste. While prices are a bit on the pricey...

Thank RnR_152014
Calgary, Canada
Reviewed 13 August 2015

This is a resort that caters to kids. In fact, the resort is crawling with kids! Every year our children meet new friends and enjoy all the splendid activities this campsite offers. If you are a wilderness adventurer this is not the campsite for you! This is a resort that offers tractor-train kiddie rides ($2), Arcade, In-door Heritage Barn mini-putt...

2Thank G S
Reviewed 13 August 2015 via mobile

Was a bit of a cash cow bit the kids loved it. Wish they had more full hookups in the trees section of the campground. Majority of the full hookups area you are right on top of eachother. With little to no trees in between.

Thank Jennifer B
Reviewed 5 August 2015

The Good: large beach; number of amenities; friendly staff; laughs with friends Unfortunate: dirty (perhaps paving roads in campground would make it somewhat cleaner); many unsupervised children; some adults needing supervision; over-crowded; more washrooms needed Unusual and Unfortunate: women sitting on lawn chairs while being driven around in the back of a truck; older man standing beside playground who was...

5Thank Tara E

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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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Additional Information about Ol' MacDonalds Resort

Address: Box 26, Erskine, Alberta T0C 1G0, Canada
Region: Canada > Alberta > Erskine
Number of rooms: 400
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“Camping spots closer to the beach are more treed but services are more limited.”
2CarolineGirls, 26 Aug 2016 | Read review
“For a long weekend find a site and book for the next year”
Goriders99, 8 Sep 2015 | Read review
“Bring ear plugs”
390nc, 2 Sep 2015 | Read review
“Great sunset on the beach over looking Buffalo Lake”
RnR_152014, 16 Aug 2015 | Read review
“Go somewhere else.”
heathero333, 8 Apr 2015 | Read review
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