General Campground Information

Check-In / Check-Out times

Cabin & Deluxe Cabin check-in:  anytime after 3:00 PM
RV & Tent Site check-in:   anytime after 1:00 PM
Check-out for all sites & cabins: 11:00 AM
After-hour Check-in: After-hour arrivals with a reservation will be left a site map in the Night Registration box with your name and site/cabin number. Please come into the General Store before 10:00 am the following morning to physically register.

Hours or Operation

Office / Kitchen Hours: May 3rd - June 27th
  • Sunday - Thursday 9am - 6pm
  • Friday & Saturday 9am - 9pm

June 28th - September 1st
  • 9am - 9pm daily

September 2nd - October 14th
  • Sunday - Thursday 10am - 6pm
  • Friday 9am - 9pm

Subject to change without notice. Please contact the campground directly to confirm. 

Pool Hours:
Open May 17th 2024 - September 15th 2024.

May & June: 10am-6pm
July & August: 10am-8pm
September: 10am-6pm

No lifeguard on duty. Children must be accompanied by an adult and abide by all posted pool regulations.

Adult swim - July and August, one hour daily. See posted times.

Laundry Hours: Available during office hours.

Quiet Hours: 11:00 pm - 7:00 am

  • Please no loud talking, radios, TVs or other noise between these hours. Please, no generators. Children must be on their site during this time. Please respect your neighbors and do not walk through other campsites.

Cancellation Policy

If you need to cancel your reservation, you must call the campground before the deadlines listed below to receive your deposit refund, minus a $10 cancellation fee. Text and email notifications of cancellations are not acceptable. Not calling to cancel/no show will result in forfeiture of the entire deposit. 
  • RV & Tent Sites: 48 hours cancellation notice is required. Please notify the KOA you have your reservation with by 4 p.m., two days before your scheduled arrival.
  • Camping Cabins: 7 days cancellation notice required. Please notify the KOA you have your reservation with by 4 p.m., seven days prior to your scheduled arrival.
  • Deluxe Cabins & Unique Accommodations: These units may have special deposit and cancellation requirements. Please check with your selected KOA campground location when making your reservations.
  • Reservations made after these deadlines require non refundable deposits. Cancellations made after deadlines will result in forfeiture of all deposits.
  • Holidays and special events may have special deposit and/or cancellation requirements. Special conditions may apply during high-demand periods and special events. Please check with your selected KOA for details.

Site Occupancy Policy

For your camping comfort, as well as those around you, we allow one family, one camping unit and one vehicle per site. Single family occupancy is based on 2 adults (18+) as well as any children under 18 living with parents, with a max of 6 per site.To allow us to best accommodate your camping needs, we ask that all reservations are made based on overnight guests. Additional day visitors are more than welcome to join you, registering separately upon arrival (see visitor policy for more info). 

Please contact the Barrie KOA Office with any questions or inquiries.

Visitor Policy

Friends of registered campers are welcome to visit during the day and will need to vacate the campground by 10:00 pm. All visitors must register at the office, pay a per-person visitor fee and obtain a vehicle pass prior to entering the campground. There is a $10.00 (tax included) per adult, and $5 (tax included) per child 3+ and seniors upon entrance to the campground. Additional vehicle parking is available either in the campground or in the visitor parking. Campground management reserves the right to limit visitors and refuse admission.

Select A Site

You are now able to request a specific campsite site number with the Select A Site charge. A one time $20 site charge will be applied per reservation. Campers are still able to make requests in the notes section of your reservation, without a Select A Site fee, but it is not guaranteed. Please note, we have a variety of Site Types at the Barrie KOA, designated with a variety of colours on our campground map. Once a site type is selected, you will not be moved out of this section. Please note, Select A Site is not necessary to be in a desired area, just to be on a specific site.

Vehicles Per Site

Each campsite or cabin is permitted one vehicle per site. Please do not park on the grass or on the roadway. Additional vehicles must be parked in our overflow visitor area. Use of recreational vehicles, including golf carts, are strictly prohibited within the campground. ATV's and dirt bikes are to be used only to enter and exit, and cannot be used on the property for any other use. EV charging is NOT supported and is strictly prohibited throughout the campground.

Respect Your Neighbours

Please do not walk through other campsites. Generators are not permitted on site.

Fire Wood Policy

Outside Firewood is not permitted within the campground, however, it may be purchased at the store window and delivered to your campsite. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency forbids the movement of firewood in hopes to stop the Emerald Ash Borer. Fire Rings are available on all sites. Firewood is sold for $12.00 tax included per bag - kindling $8.00 per bag. Be sure to ask about our Wood Bundles!

Pet Policy

Four-legged family members welcomed at Barrie KOA and may stay with you in all roofed accommodations. All pets must remain on a leash while in the campground and never left unattended. Two off-leash pet playgrounds are available to all furry guests. Trash bags and garbage cans are provided for pet waste disposal at these locations. Please clean up after your furry friends.

Propane Fill

We do not currently fill propane at this campground.

Speed Limit


Holiday Weekends

There is a three night minimum on all cabins & sites during long weekends.

Tent Policy

Tents are permitted on tent sites only. Tents will not be permitted on cabin or full hookup sites.

Planned Kids Activities

Run every weekend, daily in July & August.

Age Requirement Policy

There must be a person over 21 years of age or older registered to your site and there must be a responsible person over the age of 21 staying on the site for the entire stay.


KOA is pleased to offer free BASIC WiFi to our camping guests. Please see the Front Office (as well as your welcome package) for more information.

The WiFi provided is BASIC. It has been programmed to enable you to check email, post on social media, check the weather, make online purchases, online banking or simply browse the net. Streaming or gaming on sites such as Netflix, Skype and YouTube is not supported.

We encourage you to make plans to provide your own WiFi if you need it extensively or at your campsite.


No Clotheslines/Hammocks: Please DO NOT tie anything to our trees or campground property, this kills our beautiful shade trees. We feel it is unsafe and guests may walk or run into clotheslines and injure themselves.

Recycling / Garbage

12:00pm Pick Up

We recycle cans, glass, and paper. Please leave recyclables separated from garbage near the road for pick up prior to 12:00 Noon. Do not leave garbage out overnight.

Empty beer and wine bottles may be donated to KOA Care Camps, a cancer camp for children.DUMPING OF LARGE ITEMS IS STRICTLY PROHIBITED.


Smoking is not permitted in public buildings or restrooms. Place cigarette butts in proper receptacles, not on the ground. Cannabis may be consumed by persons of legal age in Ontario (19) within your tent or trailer. NO smoking in the cabins.


Alcohol may be consumed by persons of legal drinking age in Ontario (19) on your site only.  Excessive drinking, intoxication or drug use will not be tolerated and are grounds for immediate ejection.

Photography & Filming

You may appear in pictures or film that may be used in advertising, news reporting, public relations or other activities regarding the campground. Reservations at the campground or a visitor's pass constitute your consent for Colonial Campground to use any pictures or films it deems appropriate without payment, inspection or review.

Wildlife Awareness

For safety reasons, please be mindful of harmful plants and critters when venturing in the woods around KOA; and do not venture off campground property when walking or hiking KOA trails in the forest. Keep dogs on a leash and properly store food, trash, and cooking supplies.    Your safety and the future of wildlife depend on you.

Meet Your Hosts

The Raposo Family

"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.