Cedar Cove Resort

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Cedar Cove Resort
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Reception Bathroom

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Main Bathroom

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Men's - main bathroom

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Women's - main bathroom

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Women's - main shower

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Women's - main bathroom

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Women's - main bathroom

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Adam's Outfitting

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Lots - E9 & 10

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Lots -E8 & 9

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path to the beach

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Lots E10, 14 & 17

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Lots E7 & 6

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Lots E14 &17

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Lots - E7, 6 & 5

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ramp to pool and bathrooms

ramp to pool and bathrooms

ramp to pool and bathrooms

Men's pool bathroom

Men's pool bathroom

Men's - pool bathroom

Men's - pool bathroom

Men's - pool bathroom

Men's - pool bathroom

Men's - pool bathroom

Men's - pool bathroom

Men's - pool bathroom

Men's - pool bathroom

Men's - pool bathroom

Men's - pool bathroom

Men's - pool bathroom

Men's - pool bathroom

Men's - pool bathroom

Women's - pool bathroom

Women's - pool bathroom

Women's - pool bathroom

Women's - pool bathroom

Women's - pool bathroom

Women's - pool bathroom

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"D" lots

"D" lots

"D" lots

"D" lots

"D" lots

"D" lots

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"D" lots

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"D" lots

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"D" lots

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Beach bathroom

Beach bathroom

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Mystery Island

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Margaret's Marsh

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Volleyball near marina

Volleyball near marina

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Bingo Gazebo - near pool

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E-8 firepit view

E-8 firepit view

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"E" lots - 10 & 14

"E" lots - 10 & 14

"E" lots - 14 & 17

"E" lots - 14 & 17

"E" lots - 17 & 18

"E" lots - 17 & 18

"E" lots -18, 19 - 22, 23

"E" lots -18, 19 - 22, 23

"E" lots - 22 & 7

"E" lots - 22 & 7

"E" lots - 21

"E" lots - 21

"E" lots - 15, & 6, 7, 8

"E" lots - 15, & 6, 7, 8

"E" lots - 21 & 15

"E" lots - 21 & 15

"E" lots - 6 & 5

"E" lots - 6 & 5

"E" lots - 6 & 5

"E" lots - 6 & 5

"E" lots - 21 & 15

"E" lots - 21 & 15

Lot E7 -view

Lot E7 -view

Lot E8 - view

Lot E8 - view

Cedar Cove
If you have not been camping at Cedar Cove, you absolutely must try it out! Located in White Lake, an hour away from downtown Ottawa, this lake side campground has everything your family could ask for. With many things to do such as fishing, boating, spending time on the beach or by the pool side, enjoying themed weekend and organize activities or enjoying the view while have a drink and a wonderful meal at their restaurant, the Lakeside Bar and Grill, you’ll planning your next trip back before you leave! Cedar Cove is a great destination for campers who also enjoy boating. Don’t have your own boat but would like to rent one while you’re here? You can do so at their partner boat shop Adam’s Outfitting.  If you’d like to plan a day trip while camping here, the village of Pakenham  25 mins. away. It’s a lovely area to spend the day exploring the many little shops, have an ice cream cone at Scoop’s or pick up lunch and have a picnic at the Historic Five Span Stone Bridge.

The Campsites
Cedar Cove is filled mostly with seasonal campers. The do however have a few spots for weekenders. 8 large pull through sites (D-16-23) and 16 sites that are more suitable for tents and tent-trailers or small hybrids rv’s (E5-E22). The “D” sites are large and have a gravel pad to park your rv on. They are shaded with large trees and are located around a grassed field that is perfect to let the kids run amok in or play an organised game of soccer, Frisbee, washer toss or have a water balloon fight! We stayed on E9 with our 12 foot tent trailer. We were a bit surprised at how small the sites in this area were but we made the most of it. We spent some time over our time there watching fellow campers arrive and try to figure out how they were going to squeeze onto their sites. Neighbours had to move vehicles and everyone helped navigate. The campground owners even got involved as the task of parking trailers sometimes looked impossible and took a lot of work. In this area, there are gravel pads to park trailer or to place your tent on (bring and inflatable mattress or cots if you’re tenting). There are nice big trees that offer shade but there is no privacy to speak of especially if you are in lots E14-17. Those site would be great though if you were a few families staying together! Sites E11 & E12 are on a lower grade than E5-E10. Sites E7-E10 have a view of the lake, through the trees, and their fire pits are behind their sites and on a lower grade so you have to walk down a small embankment. We really enjoyed this feature even though the mosquitoes where in full attack mode when we were there! Note that E8&9 share a fire pit. From the campfire level you can walk down another small embankment to access “Bayside Walk” a walking path that goes from the docks at Adam’s Outfitting to Fisher’s Point, past the beaches. “E” sites have 20 AMPS of electricity, water and sewage hookup. and are $49/night. Please note that all rates for both “E” and “D” sites include 4 people only. Additional children (under 18) are $7/night, adults are $10/night.
If your rv is more than 26 feet long, they will locate you in the “D” sites. These sites have 30 AMP service and full hookup. The sites are $59/night.
If you prefer cottage camping, you can rent an rv of chalet! Check out the prices and pictures here.

Bathrooms and Laundry Facilities
The main bathrooms and laundry facility are located between the “E” and “D’ sites on the corner of Cedar Cove Road and Lilac Ave. The bathrooms are well maintained and are cleaned regularly. Seems that every time we had to visit the loo, they were closed for cleaning. The women’s and men’s bathrooms each had 2 showers, a wheel chair accessible bathroom stalls complete with a sink but no soap for hand washing, 3 regular stalls and 3 sinks. The women’s bathroom was dark compared to the men’s (I think one of the bulbs may have needed changing). The showers are free but you’re showering in low light and the water took close to 10 minutes to warm up in the women’s bathroom. In the men’s bathroom, my husband reports that the shower took only a few minutes to warm up but turned cold halfway through washing up.
The laundry room was clean and contained 4 coin operated washing machines and 4 dryers. The cost of one load was $1.75 to wash and $1.25 to dry.
Other bathroom options are the ones at the reception area. These are beautiful bathrooms include 2 stall and 1 sink each. There are also bathrooms at the pool area but they are supposed to be for use by swimmers only. The women’s bathroom has 1 wheelchair accessible stall and a regular stall. It also has a fully accessible shower complete with a height adjustable shower head, a bench and a grab bar. The men’s bathroom is similar but has an accessible stall and has a urinal. The shower is larger than the women’s but the adjustable shower head is tied at the top of the adjustment bar. The water pressure in the sinks and showers is poor and hot water took a while to come but these bathrooms are clean, modern and well lit. The positives outweigh the negatives here.

Activities
This year Cedar Cove has a new recreation coordinator, a seasonal camper with a background in event planning. The staff and the kids rave about the change! Not only are there weekend activities for the kids, there are also some during the week! This is rare from our camping experience. The kids were happy to be able to read what the day schedule was at the recreation hall in the morning. Crafts, water fights, bingo games, and many other fun planned activities are on the menu. The recreation hall, across from the reception building, is where you will find a large craft area, a pool table and a ping-pong table! There is an open area in front of it where events such as the flea market or a petting zoo take place. There is a play structure park, at the edge of this open space. The back of the reception building houses the Lakeside Bar and Grill. We did not eat here but it looks beautiful and from what we heard other campers say, the food, the view of White Lake and the staff are amazing! Locals come to Cedar Cove just to dine at their restaurant. You can a drink at their bar and catch up on the latest sport scores, dine inside or outside on their patio. Below the restaurant is a convenient store. It has quite a good selection of food and camping necessities. It also has fun stuff that the kids love like slushies, candy and hard ice cream! You can purchase ice and firewood here. Firewood is $10 per bundle. To the right of the reception hall is the pool a large pool with a new concrete deck, fencing and a gazebo, this pool is perfect on a sunny day! It also has many Adirondack style chairs and adjustable lounge chairs…bliss! The pool is open from 10am-8pm and there is adult only swim times from 12-1pm and 5-6pm. Food and drinks, other than bottle water and pets are not permitted in the pool area. The pool depth starts at 0.9m and slopes down to 2.90m at its deepest. The pool is supervised most of the time but you can’t always tell by who as the lifeguard doesn’t always wear the identifying t-shirt.

Parents’ Overview
We really enjoyed this campground. If were ever decided to become seasonal campers, this place would be on our short list. There are so many things to keep the kid and adults busy! We enjoyed the pool and being able to rent a canoe was a treat. Next time we’d like to try their restaurant. The weekender sites could have been bigger but it was entertaining to see people try and cram themselves on to the small lots lol. Ohhh the cursing and evil looks we saw could challenge even the strongest of relationships!

Kids’ overview
Kid 1 – “I liked the pool, the recreation hall and going for a canoe ride. The place is really big so there are a lot of roads to bike on. Fishing was really fun even though kid 3 caught way more fish than I did. ”
Kid 2- “I liked riding in a canoe. I liked the pool and the park.”
Kid 3- “I like the lake because we got to canoe and fish and I got my own fishing rod! I like the hut with the pool table.

Have you been here lately? Is there anything you’d like to add to our review or comment on? Do you have any questions? Is there anywhere else you’d like us to visit and review? Feel free to speak up!

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