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.
Hiking or Peaceful Walks
Take your pick. Barrie KOA hosts a nice walking trail that takes you through the campground and into the "back 40" as it is affectionately known. We also have walking and hiking trails nearby with the Copeland/Simcoe County Forests within walking or driving distance of the campground.
Perfect Place for your Biggest Events
Got a Big Group Event? Let us make it a Big Deal! When it comes to family reunions, regional rallies, work retreats or church outings, theres no place like Barrie KOA. We make it easy, and we make it fun - so book your big group camping event today! This is the perfect spot to host your next gathering. Sorry, Long Weekends and special event weekends in July and August excluded from group bookings.
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.
September 3-October 8 | Just for Grown Ups Festive Fall
Start your Grandtravel today! The Fall is all about brilliantly coloured foliage, crisp evenings and quieter stays during the week when the children head back to school. We're offering the 55 plus crowd a chance to camp and join us mid-week Sunday through Thursday and receive a 25% discount off your camping fees. Stay one night or more and this deal is yours. Excludes Thanksgiving Sunday. Reserve Hot Deal.
October 3-5 | Hallo-Weekend Haunted Forest
This is one escape worth Falling for. Join us as we get a head start on the haunting season and all the Halloween Festivities. We begin with pumpkin carving, trick or treating for guys and gouls dressed in costume, and perhaps a game of BOOGO or two! Barrie KOAs Wasteland Haunted Forest walk will be revisited this weekend as we transform the woods into a thrill of scary scenes and all sorts of live creatures.Try this screaming deal and well see you soon.Download the details
October 10-13 | Lets Fall into Thanksgiving Long Weekend
Thanks-for-giving us a great season campers! Nothing says fall like a festive table and potluck supper, pumpkin fun and games, bootiful costume contest with trick or treating, Doggone cute pet parade, and much more. The woods around Barrie KOA will feature the Wasteland Haunted Forest as a stirring night time backdrop, complete with un-dead and things that go bump in the night.
THANK YOU CAMPERS! Beef and Pork BBQ a HUGE success!
Thank you campers for your participation in our 18th Annual Beef and Pig BBQ hosted in July to raise funds for KOA Care Camps. This particular event raised over $1800. A season total of more than $6000 thus far will help to send one more child with cancer to camp. We are grateful for your ongoing support. This would not be possible without KOA campers who Care. Thank you.
Next big event is KOA Hot Diggity Dog Corn Roast- August 30, 2014. Another fundraising feast awaits! Bring it on!
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. Looking for a little sweet treat? Be sure to try our delicious s'mores pizza...chocolately marshmallow gooey goodness?Download the details
Haunted Forest "Wasteland" Revisited
The haunting season is soon to be upon us. Join us as the woods around Barrie KOA are transformed into a thrill of scary scenes against a stirring night time backdrop, complete with ghosts and goblins and all sorts of creatures that slither and moan. Children under 9 (parental discretion) and the faint of heart can join us for a walk through the haunted woods in the twilight hours. The Haunted Forest walk through premieres this season on October 4. Join us for this weekend with a Stay for 3, Pay for 2 Hot Deal special. Forest will also run Sunday night of Thanksgiving Weekend.
Deluxe RV Sites at Barrie! Unique Adult section exclusive to Big Rigs!
Cedarwood Country Adult community @ Barrie KOA has grown to include PULL THROUGH Deluxe patio sites. Unique camping sites host large lawns, concrete patios and pads 70-90 feet, dual sewer drops, 30/50 amp service, water hook up and plenty of room for multiple slideouts. Private Recreation Hall with WiFi, full kitchen, big screen TV and exercise equipment offered. Security and privacy await. They go quickly so book now!
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 email@example.com 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.And NEW to KOA, Gift Cards. These are also available to campers up to $1000 and must be purchased using Visa or Mastercard.
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.