General Campground Information

Quiet Hours

Quiet hours are set from 11:00pm - 7:00am. We ask for no loud talking, radios, TVs or other noise between these hours. Children under 18 must be at their parents' site by 10:00pm unless accompanied by an adult. Please respect your neighbours and do not walk through other campsites.

Office Hours

Barrie KOA will reopen for the 2022 season on May 6th, 2022. Our off-season hours will begin at this time and generally run 10 - 6 mid-week and 9 - 8 on Friday and Saturday.

Check-In and Check-Out times

Cabin Campers arriving for a Camping Cabin and Deluxe Cabin may Check-In any time after 3:00 pm with Check-Out at 11:00 am.  RV Campers may arrive any time after 1:00 pm and Check-Out at 11:00 am.

Visitor Policy during Ontario's Road to Reopening

Visitors will now be able to enter the campground.
- There will be a MAX 10 guests to a site, including both registered campers & additional registered guests (visitors). 
- Visitors MUST register with the office upon arrival, complete our COVID-19 waiver, as well as pay the per person visitor fee. $10 per adult and $5 per child 3+, and seniors.
- We ask that everyone continue to follow all Provincial restrictions including current mask mandates, and social distancing practices. Please note visitor restrictions will still be in place, and will be accommodated at the campgrounds discretion. We will not tolerate large or unsafe gatherings of any kind. 

As we transition from less restrictive COVID-19 guidelines, this policy may change back to the former policy noted below.

Friends of registered campers are welcome to visit during the day and will need to vacate the campground by 10:00 pm. 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.

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 $9.00 tax included per bag - kindling $6.00 per bag. Be sure to ask about our Fire Wood Kit!

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.

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.