Camping in Kingston, Ontario at 1000 Island / Kingston KOA

One of my favorite cities in Ontario is Kingston. The incredibly rich history grabs my attention, so much so, that I cannot absorb it quickly enough. The food leaves my taste buds dancing, and the attractions are endless. There is something for everyone to do in Kingston, Ontario, whether you are exploring on land or water. 

Both times we’ve taken our family to Kingston we’ve stumbled on free downtown events that have etched their way into our memories. Within minutes from the heart of downtown Kingston is our favorite place to stay when in Kingston, Ontario. Here is our Kingston KOA review. 

1000 Islands/ Kingston KOA Review

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Family Owned

This family owned establishment welcomes you with open arms. Patrick and Amanda have a bouncing boy who is two and a newborn baby boy recently added to their family. You’ll see plenty of their family during your stay, whether it be when they are hosting Saturday ice cream social (all monies goes to Camps for Children with Cancer). Or during one of the many planned themed activities Patrick and Amanda host each weekend, the best is when they swing by your camp site to say hello during your stay. Their smile and warm heart are felt the first time you stay at Kingston KOA. That is why we continue to go back each year.

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SO CLEAN!

Kingston KOA is one of the most immaculate camping grounds we’ve camped at over the years. The staff and ownership at Kingston KOA are very well organized, and although you don’t always see it happen, there are always busy bees working on keeping the grounds, bathrooms, and sites excellent for campers. 

The bathrooms are always clean and never leave you skipping a shower because you can clearly see bathrooms get scrubbed daily! 

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Sesame Street

Kingston KOA is a smaller campground with roughly 100 sites give or take. We prefer to stay on Sesame Street, the sites back onto trees (although the map doesn’t look like it) and across the road are tent spots and enough space leaving room for the kids to throw a ball around. We find the sites on Sesame Street, feel private compared to the other streets.

Each one of Kingston KOA sites has gravel pads for your trailer to park on and a grassy site, which means you don’t have to worry about dirt, dust, and mud on rainy days. Kingston KOA is a very quiet campground with a focus on family fun.

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Kids Activities & Themed Weekends

Above and beyond the weekly themed events that happen during the summer at Kingston KOA, they have a bunch of kids activities to keep them busy well you camp. Kids activities at Kingston KOA include mining, mini golf, nightly wagon rides, giant chess, heated pool, park and our favorite the big peddle karts.

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Kingston KOA has an affordable activity bracelet you can purchase at check-in that allows the kids a chance to try all the activities on site during your stay for a very low price.

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The big peddle karts are so fun we rent six of them each time we stay and race as a family around the park. The competition is serious but in the end, you cannot help but giggle your way around. 

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New this year is the big jump pad, which is also included with your stay, plus a whole lot of fun for the entire family to enjoy.

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Tent, Trailer or Cabin – You Pick!

If you don’t have a trailer or tenting it is not something of interest to you, Kinston KOA has gorgeous cabins tucked away in the trees and feel very Muskoka. The deluxe cabin even has a bathroom, talk about Glamping.

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“We plan on continuing our tradition of spending a weekend camping at Kingston KOA. The welcome is so warm it feels like home each time we go back.” 

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Disclosure: This post was sponsored by KOA America, as always the opinions are my own!

Comments

  1. I love thousand islands boat tour near there. We went years ago as a family and it was lovely!

  2. I’ve always been a huge fan of the KOA campground chain! Always a great deal for your dollar, they have so much to offer!

  3. I’ve never been to 1000 island..my sister has been and talks about it 30+ years later

  4. Alayne Langford says:

    I haven’t been to a KOA Campground for years! I would love to visit Kingston 🙂

  5. I can’t wait till our kids are a little bit older to take advantage of all the great campgrounds around Ontario. I am still too scared the youngest one will just walk away from our site. Thanks for the awesome review

  6. Juliee Fitze says:

    I have always wanted to go to 1000 islands.

  7. I’ve always wanted to go! Def next on my list!

  8. Never been there but looks like nice place to visit!

  9. KOA is a really family friendly camping experience. Love the jump pad~ my kids would probably be on that thing all day!

  10. I haven’t been to 1000 islands since I was a kid but now I want to go again!

  11. Thanks for the tips! Never thought of Kingston KOA as a camping ground!

  12. we love camping and glamping kingston may be a bit far for us, but looks like an amazing place to stay

  13. Clair Palmer says:

    what oh wow, I think this is a must for us next year, the kids would have a blast 😀

  14. my kids would really love the activities like the rock mining. thanks for sharing, i had no idea kingston was such a great place to camp

  15. BobbiJo pentney says:

    This looks like such an amazing little hide away.

  16. Wow, looks like a really fun campground for families.

  17. ERIN MCSWEENEY says:

    THANKS FOR THE REVIEW I’VE BEEN LOOKING FOR A KOA TO GO TO..THIS ONE CAN GO ON MY LIST

  18. sarah jackson says:

    Wow ! I have never camped at a KOA campground , looks amazing , so much stuff to make for a great family weekend ! thanks for the info!

  19. We took our kids camping there when they were little. Sounds like even more fun has been added since.

  20. Darlene W says:

    Have camped many years ago at a KOA camp and enjoyed every minute of it

  21. kristen visser says:

    oh wow that place sounds like a blast! I love that you can pick spots surrounded by trees. So peaceful and relaxing. And all the different activities they have to keep the kiddios busy is a huge plus! The jump pad and peddle karts looks so fun

  22. Victoria Ess says:

    I haven’t looked into these campgrounds before or heard of KOA — they look like a great place to stay though!

  23. Nancy J Montgomery says:

    Sounds like lots of fun!

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