- Entrance Gate
- BANDO'S onsite Pizza Parlour
- Family Reunion Headquarters
- Haunted Forest - October
- NEW Mining Attraction
- Pancake Breakfast - July & Aug.
- Planned Activities Available
- RV Clubs & Rallies
Fun is always on the schedule at Barrie KOA!
To your site, Pizza tonight!
BANDO'S PIZZA @ Barrie KOA.
Made from scratch using only the freshest ingredients, our campers clamour for our delicious stone-baked pizza, popular panzerotti, and amazing garlic fingers. It's located right on our campground and we even deliver right to your site. For dessert, try our mmmm good S'mores Pizza, with rich chocolate pieces, graham crumble and marshmallow gooey goodness. 705 739 1900.
And right next door to BANDO'S, the KOA store is home to some of the best ice cream in Barrie. Choose a single scoop for the little campers or go for the gusto and get a large for yourself. Not an ice cream fan? That's okay - we've got lots of exceptional novelty desserts, too.Download the details
Live, Laugh, Lick
Everyone nose Barrie KOA loves our four legged campers! Our Kamp K9 runs offer your pet the freedom to exercise, and play in a safe environment. They might even meet a lifelong friend too!
And where your cat or dog is concerned, have them bunk with you throughout your stay in our grrreat pet friendly accommodations. That means not having to leave them behind when you go on vacation. You'll find KOA's pet policy on our website, and we're always happy to answer any questions you may have!
Just for Grown-Ups - Patio Sites in Cedarwood
Cedarwood Country at KOA is ready to host campers looking for a quiet, private getaway. Large concrete patio sites and 100' pull thrus, fully landscaped provides a comfortable camping haven. You'll even have an adults-only recreation hall with a kitchen, exercise equipment and a flat screen TV.
HEALING HAPPENS HERE - KOA Care Camps
At Barrie KOA, we're proud to get involved with KOA Care Camps, a non-profit charity that supported 56 specialized children's cancer camps in 38 States and Provinces in 2013. At these camps, kids with cancer experience the fun of summer camp while still having access to the treatment they need. Working together, KOA owners, the KOA home office, our partners and KOA campers raise funds for this single cause, and we thank you for assisting us in giving smiles back to so many awesome kids. Join us for KOA Care Camps Big Weekend May 9th and 10th for a free night of camping and to help make a difference in a child's life.Until cancer is a memory, KOA Care Camps will continue to help these great kids heal and make joyful memories of their own.
Kids of all ages are gonna love our modern playground, where they can run, swing and climb to their heart's content!
Campground EventsListing Calendar
May 1 - October 15 | Camp, Play, Stay!
It's open camping season and weve got awesome activities planned for you. Our themed weekends include suds of fun and ice cream socials to DJ dances...and of course, BANDOS Pizza will be open! Plan a stay with us today and we'll see you soon.
August 1-4 | Holiday Hilarity August Long Weekend
Who says you can only celebrate a holiday when the calendar says so? Not us! From Valentines to Christmas and everything in between, were rockn that Christmas sweater, the uglier the better for this mid-summer celebration weekend. If luck would have it, you can throw all your eggs into this camping basket and join us. As tradition would have it, a favourite guest will join us and back by popular demand, all your KOA holiday events.
Aug 8-10 | Candyland Weekend Kool eats for a Sweet Retreat
Hungry for a weekend of confectionery delights? Break your jaw on this sticky situation as we unwrap a kandyland weekend of eats and sweets. A sugar explosion takes the cake on this weekend as we bring back favourites like candy bar B.I.N.G.O., dangling donuts and an ice cream social. Itll be mounds of fun!
August 15-17 | Generation Gap Through the Ages
Its a blast from the past. Starting with the 50s thru the 90s, were bringing it all back the music, the fashion, the hair styles and the movies for some great campertainment. If youre ready to groove to the oldies and dance Disco fever then this is the weekend for you! Of course we will have some classics with Tie Dye, hula hoops and neon colours all weekend long.
August 22-24 | Mardi Gras Big Easy Spirit
Let this camping weekend fuel your big easy spirit. Feed your need for beads with dazzling colours of purple, green and golden as we wagon the carnival theme through the streets of KOA. Let the good-times roll with traditional Mardi Gras fun and games and enjoy the biggest camping bash this side of the bayou. Not sure what all the fuss is about? Reserve today and find out!
Being Social is in our Nature!
Like us on Facebook or simply check us out and say hello. We have lots to show you! Fend off some "boardom" while on Pinterest . Our campers have the best ideas! We're still a little Twitter shy but it's coming. Add your camping photos to Instagram. Stay connected, watch for updates, camping specials and KOA fun all year long.
GREEN for KOA Care Camps - E-Waste Event Carries On
Barrie KOA was recognized with a prestigious "Kamp Green" award for its innovative electronics recycling program that invites campers and the public to bring in outdated electronic devices for recycling. The funds collected from the recycling center are donated to the KOA Care Camps for children with cancer charity. With inspiration from Al and Sue, frequent campers to Barrie KOA, we share this award. And so the tradition continues, if you have electronic waste (essentially anything you plug in), we will take it off your hands and put the "GREEN" towards helping children with cancer to attend summer camp. Helping children, helping the environment. Collection bins are available at the campground. NO large appliances please (i.e. NO fridges, freezers, A/C, stoves, car batteries).http://www.ecyclesolutions.com/Download the details
BANDO'S PIZZA @ KOA - Hometown Pizza made here at Barrie KOA.
Our finest stone-baked pizza delivered piping hot to your site just the way you like it. What a unique camping experience! Homemade dough topped with delicious cheese and your choice of several fresh ingredients. Why not have an order of Garlic Fingers on the side? Leave the cooking to us and we'll create your favourite pizza pie right here on site! BANDO'S Menu.
Gift of Getting Away From it All Camping GIFT CERTIFICATES
Give a Barrie KOA Campground Gift Certificate and help friends and family escape to camping. Gift Certificates can be special ordered in any denomination. You may purchase them by emailing your request to firstname.lastname@example.org or calling toll free 1 800 562 7397 (see upper right corner). Have your credit card ready and we will make arrangements by phone for any occasion gift certificates.
Meet Your Hosts
""It is like an extended family because it is so intertwined with our lives.""
At a time when most people can barely decide what to do with their life, Tony and Amy Raposo owned a campground. In 1986, the Raposos, then just in their early twenties, decided to make a bold move and purchase a KOA campground. Tony was working fulltime at his parent's family farm, and Amy was finishing her last year of university.
"It was my father's idea, being an entrepreneur," Amy said. "He showed us how campground ownership suited both our talents and interests." In a handshake deal, the Raposos bought a campground just 30 minutes away from home. Back then the newly-married couple didn't run the campground with the same intensity as they do now. "We were so bored during the off season that we would go get jobs. We did that for a couple of years," Amy said.
Those days are over as the business requires around-the-year attention. Barrie KOA is a family-run business with the couple's three children growing up and working on the campground. "We started with the campground, and it is all we have ever known," she said. "It is like an extended family because it is so intertwined with our lives."
Their customer service keeps up with the campers' changing needs. "We do as much as we can for the customers," Tony said. "We are continually upgrading the campground in order to give campers what they want and keep them coming back."
Tony described the couple as "hands on" owners, with a remarkable staff who support and believe in the campground as much as we do". "As our KOA grows, it makes life that much more interesting," Tony said.