We were looking for a place in Prince Edward County for the August long weekend as a bookend to a camping trip to a couple of Provincial parks. Sandbanks was full and we were looking for something quiet, however close to the beach. Doing a search on the Internet, we found Edgewater Family Campground and it appeared to fit all of our requirements. Working via email was very smooth and we got all set up.
Check-in was smooth and we were soon setting up in a lovely tree-filled site that offered our Tent trailer good privacy given the normal aspects of a private campground. Grass covered and spacious, we had both power and water. Walking around the campground, the seasonal residents were very friendly, and there were lots of activities going on, run by the Social committee.
The issue, which has been pointed out by others, is the outdated bathrooms. The Men's room had a window that the urinals could be seen from the outside, and through the door. The bathrooms were cleaned each day between 1 and 2pm, however I was unsure what was done. There were four sinks in the men's bathroom and the one electric hand dryer had a layer of dead bugs on the top that was never cleaned off in the three days we were there. The floors were always muddy, the shower curtain had mold on it and the place always felt damp. There were signs up not to wash dishes in the sink, however people were still doing it as the bits of food left behind showed. The final straw was on the last day, all of the stalls in the women's bathroom were out of toilet paper, long before the office was to open.
Unfortunately the bathrooms were bad enough that we won't be back, which is unfortunate as it is close to the Park, Bloomfield and Picton which gives you lots of options for activities.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Family camping on West Lake, 5 minute drive from the Famous Sandbanks Provincial Park. West Lake Willy Waterpark and boat rental business on our beach. Some serviced sites for small trailers/pop up units and lots of unserviced sites for a great family tenting experience. Seasonal sites available. Come STAY & PLAY at Edgewater. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Edgewater Family Campground Picton, Ontario, Canada