General Campground Information
Check-In and Check-Out times
Visitor Policy during Ontario's Road to Reopening
- 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
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.