Last week we enjoyed a few day of RVing in Niagara Falls. We decided to stay at the Niagara Falls KOA and we had a great time and really enjoyed our campground and its central location.
The entire drive down was a white knuckle rollercoaster due to a huge storm that we were driving with. Little did we know when we got to our campground we found out that our neighbours to the south in the US, just kilometres away, had tornados touch down!
So much rain had come down so quickly, our site was flooded! A few hours later, it dried right up.
We got set up with in our pull through full hook up site and got right into enjoying the resort amenities.
The Niagara Falls KOA has a large camp store with snacks, groceries, supplies, firewood and lots of cute souvenirs. This is the location you can also pick up a weekly activity schedule of all the events and activities that are happing during your stay. During out visit it was Pirate Week and events and activities included, making a pirate ship craft, pirate party for kids, tie-dye shirts, movie under the stars (Hook was being shown), treasure hunts, wagon rides and much more. If you have kids, they are well prepared to help break up a long summer day with an activity or two.
This KOA had a TON of park space for kids. They playground equipment was new, well cared for and fenced in! With cars and RVs coming in and out all day, fenced in play areas are a blessing for parents. The play grounds were kept very clean with lots of garbage cans and benches and we always noticed staff walking through making sure it was in order.
Do you know about Jumping Pillows? We didn’t until last week and let me tell you the first thing out of the kids mouths when they woke up each morning was “Can we go to the Jumping Pillow now? How about now?” These inflatable pillows were a hit with every single kid and adult in the campground! I can’t lie… I spent a fair amount of time bouncing with the kids myself. And again, it was enclosed with a fence!
Behind the Jumping Pillow was a small games room with some claw games, ping pong and giant Connect 4.
Niagara Falls KOA also has 3 pools. Two outdoor heated pools, one is 3 to 9 feet deep, the other is 1 to 3 feet deep. The shallow wading pool was perfect for my 2 and 5 year old as they could both touch the bottom! This was huge for them and they felt very independent paddling around without mom and dad holding on to them every second. Of course we were in the pool with them!
There is also an indoor pool available with change rooms, seating, cubbies for belongings and 2 hot tubs.
The mini putt was a new experience for the kids and at 1$ per person for a round they can go ahead and take my money if it keeps the kids busy and happy! The small 9 hole mini putt course is nothing to write home about but we all found it challenging and the kids thought they were so cool cause they were “golfing”.
We don’t anticipate a golf scholarship in the little man’s future unless the PGA starts allowing you to putt with your hand. Notice putter in the middle of the green.
As mentioned “Hook” was the movie of the week and it was shown on the Saturday night of our stay. Campers were free to bring a chair or a blanket and set up in front of the big outdoor screen. There is even a small concession stand set up where campers can purchase non-alcoholic drinks, popcorn and cotton candy for a small fee.
If an alcoholic beverage is more speed, there is a restaurant and bar on site with a patio! Located by the camp store at the front gate.
Good to know:
For a campground it was a bit pricey at $100 per night for a full hook up pull-through. After staying there for 3 nights I feel the price is justified based on the quality and quantity of amenities available. The facilities were clean, updated and comfortable, staff was friendly and approachable. For a US traveller this would be a great rate with the current exchange.
Sites are small(ish). A pull through site is nice and long but you are close to your neighbour.
Niagara Falls KOA is about 5km from the Falls. Located on Lundy’s Lane, this KOA is close to groceries, restaurant and outlet shopping. Many locations are within walking distance.
We were able to get 28 channels of digital cable.
This campground is very much geared for families. Kids, parents, grandparents, there is something for everyone. If you are looking for a more quiet adult location, this might not be it. Unless you love Jumping Pillows… then you will love it!
Adults are allowed on the Jumping Pillow!
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