We spent four nights here in the beginning of July. As usual with campgrounds, you never know who your neighbors will be, and we weren't lucky in this instance. Across from us for the first night were a family with a dog that did a lot of barking. The other three nights we dealt with a partying congregation of about 15 people and about three vehicles...obviously the park staff weren't checking the two-vehicle, 8 person limit...
When we checked in, the young lady couldn't help us with any of our questions, saying "I don't usually work here." Nice.
We were in the bluff area, but if you want a lake view, you'll have to be on the strip of sites beside the lake; very nice view and more quiet due to less neighbors.
The playground is very nice. You have to drive to the beach or take a long walk, about 2 km from our site. The beach itself is nice, but the roped-off area is too small and too shallow. The lifeguards were a bit too vigilant if that's possible...they used a bullhorn to say "no masks underwater!". Talk about paranoia!!! You can basically wade in the "swimming" area and there's no swimming outside of that area. If you want to swim "without supervision" you'll have to go to a neighboring county beach or even Sandbanks National Park in Ontario which has amazing beaches.
This park is nice, especially if you have very young children. But like a box of chocolates, you never know what you're gonna get insofar as neighbors are concerned...I didn't notice any park staff patrolling the grounds to ensure that camp rules are respected. That's really a shame since so many parks have great rules but so many don't enforce them.
- Also Known As:
- Fair Haven State Park Campground Hotel Fair Haven