Camping Lac Georges
Adult only pool
Adult only pool
Pump track/Skateboard park
Canteen & Community Hall
Community Hall Entrance
Community hall bathroom
Main entrance bathrooms
Back lot bathrooms
Do you and your family love an on-site, activity filled camping experience? If the answer is “YES!”, then you must camp here! Located in Val-Alain, QC, Camping Lac Georges offers non stop fun for an incredible price. This campground has a water park, a multi-sport center, shopping, nightly entertainment, and many other attractions to keep kids and adults happy. 4 hours from Ottawa, ON and 2 hours from Montréal, QC, Camping Lac Georges is worth the visit. If you are interested in exploring the Val-Alain area, start with La Vallée Bleue. This agritourism farm specializes in blueberries, blackcurrants and organic cranberries, offers tastings and guided tours of the fields. Discover delicious and innovative drinks and top-quality homemade products. This farm boasts a picnic area, a petting zoo, and playground. Lovers of nature, gardening, history, photography and walking will enjoy a visit at Domaine Joly-De Lotbinière. Golfers can play a round at Golf Lotbinière. Cyclists can ride the Parc Linéaire de Lotbinière. Honestly, we were so busy at the campground that we only ventured out to restock on food and drinks 15 minutes away in the town of Val-Alain. We stayed at Camping Lac Georges with two other families for 1 week in August 2018.
Camping Lac Georges is a large campground composed of 952 camp sites. 761 of these sites are seasonal. Sites 1-54 offer 3 services (water/elec./sewer). Sites 124-137 offer 2-3 services (water/elec./some have sewer) and sites 10-173 have two services (water/elec). All sites also include a fire pit and a picnic table. Not much privacy is offered between sites, especially in the 3 service areas. These areas are basically an rv parking lot. Sites 153-137 are tucked into the forest, providing privacy and shade but these are a bit far (approx. 15 minutes walking) from all the campground activities. Sites 101-123 are short and won’t accommodate much more than a tent, tent trailer or very small rv. These sites have some trees but not enough to provide privacy. Here’s the site plan. We stayed on lot 112 with friends on lots 108 & 109 in August 2018 and liked the proximity to all the activities. Not too close to be bothered by the high traffic and noise around the beach/pools/sport center but close enough get to everything within 5-10 minutes of walking.
This campground is busy! Reservations are hard to come by. For summer 2019, 2 of us started calling when office opened for the season on March 1st. After 3 days and over 800 calls each, with only a busy signal at the other end we more than Frustrated. From reading their Facebook page, many people had the same issue. We ended up going through Facebook and getting a staff member to respond that way, but nothing was available so this summer, we’ve booked somewhere else for our 3 family week.
The camper turnover is surprisingly high. In one week, we had 3 different immediate neighbors and there were constantly people setting up and tearing down camp throughout the grounds. Quiet time is from 11pm-9am Sunday-Thursday and midnight-9am on Friday and Saturdays. They ask that music be turned off at 10pm. We found that this curfew was generally well respected. Campsite rates are a very reasonable $58.07 + taxes per night with a minimum stay of 2 nights for all visitor sites. There is a 3 night minimum if you are here during statutory holidays. Access to the water park and the multi-sport center are included in your camping fees! Additional visitors must sign-in at the reception desk and a fee will apply. Visitors arriving after 5:30pm are free. All visitor must leave by 11pm. Arrivals are at noon and departures at 1pm (YAY!). You must gain access through security gates. Note that these are closed from 11pm-8am. There is a parking lot opposite the water park if you come home late one night. This campground is pet friendly but pet must not be left unattended and must leashed or tied securely at all times. Here is a full list of their regulations and fees.
Bathrooms and Laundry Facilities
Camping Lac Georges has 4 full (toilets & showers) bathroom facilities + 1 bathroom (toilets only) located in the community hall. Bring quarters for the showers. The bathroom facilities near the campground entrance, near the beach and at the back near site 468 have a few toilet stalls and shower stalls as well as a large counters with sinks. The areas are very clean, updated in style and are continuously being maintained although it did happen a few time where the facilities near the beach were very sandy and a toilet was plugged up for a while near the multi-sport center. It’s can’t be 100%, 100% of the time when this many people using the facilities. The full bathroom in the water park area is only accessible when the water park is open.
The 3 laundry facilities are located in main service center across from the community hall and adult pool, the facilities building at the campground entrance and at the facilities at the back near site 468. The rooms are clean and have large counters and a sink. There are multiple sets of washers/dryers. Pricing is $1.50 for washing and $2.00 for drying.
Camping Lac George has a fun family atmosphere. There is never a dull moment! The multi-sport center and the water park were a HUGE hit the whole family and the fact that they are included in your camping fee is a great deal! Here’s what’s at the multi-sport center: fenced in courts for pickle ball/volleyball/tennis, ball-hockey, ladder toss, horse shoes, shuffle board, washers, enclosed dirt track for remote control cars, bouncy pillow, basketball, play structures, air hockey, fooze ball, giant Connect 4, mini-putt (0-15 years $1 and 16+ $2), a skate board park and pump track (BMX style, paved, bike area…my boys adored it!). I’m probably missing a few activities! All equipment can be obtained under the big gazebo at the center of the area. You will need to leave a piece of identification to sign out rackets, balls, bean bags, etc. You must bring your own and wear a bike helmet, knee and elbow protection on the pump track. This center is open till 10pm is fully paved or has astro-turf is fully lit and is well attended. Drinks are allowed in anything other than a glass container. It’s a great way to spend an evening!
Another great attraction at Camping Lac George is the water park. Oh my goodness. We loved it. This fenced in area includes a large walk in pool with a max. depth of 4′-0″. Little kids will have a blast in the massive pirate ship splash structure. they can also use the 3 slides near the big kid slides. There are 3 big kid/adult slides. You get a great view of the whole camp ground when the top of these 40′ towers of terror (I’m not good heights or speed). Entrance to the water park is through a supervised gated door and security is tight. They’ll check your bags for food and drinks – not allowed, and they’ll make you leave your shoes on shelves. Kids over 12 can access the water park without adult supervision. There are lifeguards throughout the space. It’s like being on a resort. You can relax on beach chairs, sit in the very shallow part of the pool and soak up the sun or hang out on the astro-turf (no real grass here so it’s crunchy on the feet) lawn area. The line ups for the water slides are quick so plan on climbing those steps a a lot! There were summer camps attending daily during the week so unless you’re only here for a weekend, you may notice a lot of moderately supervised kids. They say that the pool was heated but we found it on the cool side. If you’re interested in a pool with no little kids splashing and running around, there is a lovely, well heated adult pool (adults and kids 12+) next to the beach. It is gated and supervised by a lifeguard. You’ll have to remove your shoes before entering the area. Food and drinks are not allowed.
Prefer beach time? Spend a day enjoying the soft as powder sand at the edge of a man made lake. If you show up early enough, you may score a palapa/gazebo, complete with a picnic table, to keep you shaded. If not set up your lawn chair or towel and listen to the music, watch the fun activities such as seasonal campers competing to build their own boats and race across the water. Take a swim under the supervision of 2 lifeguards. Food and drinks (no glass containers please) are ok here! Bring your biggest cooler!
What if it rains? You can still go the to water park or swim at the beach. Both stay open unless there is thunder and/or lightening. Hang out in the community hall and play some provided board games while watching one of the many televisions, bring in a snack or purchase one from the adjacent over the counter restaurant. You can use the gym also in found in this building. Note the the community hall may have a lot of summer camp kids inside depending on the time of day.
Need more activities? They have vendors come in daily and set up on the side of the community hall so you can shop. There’s an arcade in the same building as the reception office and convenience store. Biking or walking around the campground itself is good time killer and great exercise. Go sing and dance with the live band and all the other campers on a weekend evening. Send the kids around to gather empty beer cans and wine bottles from other campers (the seasonal were very generous and happy to offload their empties) and bring them back to the can crusher machine/recycling area at the reception to make some money and spend at the convenience store or the arcade. Sit around the campfire and do what campers do.
This was a great place to spend a week with friends. We all had an amazing time. We wish we could have been able to reserve again but everything was booked solid. We LOVED that there was not a mosquito, black or deer fly in sight! Not one! Imagine camping for a week, not using bug spray, and coming home with not a single bite! Miracles do happen. That being said, they must be spraying the grounds with some gross chemical. We did see lots of birds and wildlife so it doesn’t seem to be affecting them…that we know of. Will we go back? If we can get a spot, we’ll be back someday!
Kid 1 – “The pump track was incredible! Water slides were super fun. We made money bringing cans back. All the activities were free. There were lots of kids to play with. The night concert and dance party was really good. There were no mozzies!” *Kid 1 is a mosquito magnet no matter how much bug spray is applied or how much clothes he is wearing.
Kid 2 – “The water slides were awesome and I did them all by myself! I liked building sand castles at the beach with my friends.”
Kid 3 – “I liked the pump track and I liked the water slides…that’s it.”
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