1000 Islands / Ivy Lea KOA

Exclusively located, this eco-park is the only KOA situated on the magnificent 1000 Islands Parkway.

It's within walking distance to 1000 Islands/Boldt Castle cruises, diving, boat rentals and a bike path. This KOA is minutes away from premier golfing, and it's the closest KOA to the casino.

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Premium location! This is the only KOA right on the magnificent 1000 Islands Parkway. It's within walking distance to 1000 Islands/Boldt Castle cruises, diving, boat rentals, restaurants and a bike path. You're minutes away from premier golfing - and this KOA is closest to the casino. Explore the islands, national parks, beaches, historic forts and castles. This luxe campground offers outdoor movies, mining station, giant Jumping Pillow, huge playground, arcade, outdoor fitness centre and great dog park. Enjoy the two heated pools (86 F), slide, splash pad, kids' hot tub, adult hot tub with a waterfall, fabulous sundecks and serene gardens. Lush garden sites and sites with a patio area offer upscale camping, while woodland sites offer a tranquil setting. Check out the photos/events calendar for professionally planned activities (free!). Registration includes four adults or two adults plus kids. Recipient of numerous prestigious tourism awards for excellence. Pool: May 3 - October 14. Max pull thru: 55 feet.

Maximum persons per site is 4 adults or 2 adults and 4 children. Please call for reservations if your reservation requires different. Tents are not permitted on RV sites.

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Campground Amenities

  • 50 Max Amp
  • 60' Max Length
  • Wi-Fi
  • Pool (5/3 - 10/14)
  • Hot Tub/Sauna
  • Propane ($)
  • Firewood ($)
  • Pavilion
  • Bike Rentals ($)
  • Dog Park
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Campground Recreation

Did you know that Ivy Lea KOA has activities every weekend from the opening weekend until closing weekend and In Season we have full time activity directors running programs 7 days a week!
Did you also know that Ivy Lea KOA offers all the activities included your registration costs! If we have an ice cream social its free, if we have wagon rides with bubble gum and bubbles, its free! If we have a BBQ , its free!
But just so you are prepared, we do things like Tie Dye that is also free if you bring your own T-shirt or pillowcase etc, but we do have t-shirts for sale,  cheap too!  How about temporary Tattoos-  they are free too.
What about our bingo nights with prizes, free - movie nights with popcorn every night in season - yup free. Pancake breakfast Sun mornings in the off season - free. Outdoor ping pong - free, our massive jumping pillow - free.
You get the idea. Come and have fun.

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Local Area

1000 Islands Boat Tours

ou will be amazed at the local beauty of the St Lawrence River. Whether you go for an hour or three you will just get a small idea of how beautiful it really is. See multi-million dollar homes and ones so small they are more like sheds. Look over the edge and you might see the International Border. Check out "http://www.rockportcruises.com/" , Rockport Boat , or Gananoque Boat Line. www.gananoqueboatline.com Some you can walk to from our campground. If you want to see ,http://www.singercastle.com, Singer Castle http:// www.boldtcastle.com Boldt Castle, these are the tours to take. There are two tours within walking distance or a short bike ride plus two more within a 10 minute drive. These Cruise operators offer tours of Boldt and Singer Castle, Millionaires Row and Zavikon Island that has the shortest International Bridge in the world. If you come to the 1000 Islands make sure you see the Islands! WE HAVE DISCOUNT COUPONS AVAILABLE. Traveling to either Castle will require a valid Passport by USA Border Services for all persons Rockport Cruises 23 Front Street, Rockport, ON
www.rockportcruises.comRockport is located in the `Heart of the 1000 islands`on the St. Lawrence River. We offer waterfront dining and scenic cruises. From the moment you step aboard, the picture perfect setting will fill your mind and you will be captured by an essence of excitement..1-hour Heart of The Islands Cruise
3.5-hour Boldt Castle Tour
Two Castle Tour
2-hour Palaces & Palisades Cruise
2-hour St.Lawrence Lunch Cruise
3-hour Sunset Cruise
3-hour Sunset Dinner Cruise Gananoque Boat Line6 Water St, Gananoque, ON www.ganboatline.com All Aboard Gananoque Boat Line operates five triple-decker, all-aluminum vessels. Facilities on board include: rest rooms on each deck, coffee shop and refreshments. There are five open decks and two fully enclosed decks. The Gananoque Boat Line fleet is inspected and certified by Transport Canada - one of the highest standards in the world!2 Locations
* 1-hour, 2.5-hour, and Boldt Castle Stopover tours.
* You start and finish your tour in the Heart of the 1000 Islands at either Gananoque or the 1000 Islands Bridge location in Ivy Lea (one hour tour only).Day Cruises
Gananoque Boat Line is the largest and oldest cruise company in the 1000 Islands. Having five vessels ranging in size from 350 to 500 passengers, enables us to offer a cruise for any interest and any schedule!1-hour Beauty of the Islands Cruise
1-hour Ivy Lea Cruise
2.5-hour Lost Ships of the 1000 Islands Cruise
5-Hour Boldt Castle Stopover CruiseGananoque is located just 20 minutes east of Kingston, Ontario; in the beautiful 1000 Islands.

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Sky Deck

Get a bird's eye view of the 1000 Islands. The Sky Deck is only minutes away from the campground and right beside a factory outlet. An elevator makes it easy. Don't forget your camera. Click here for more information.The 1000 Islands Tower will be open for the season on Saturday, April 19th 2014!

The opening hours for April are
Monday to Friday + Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm
Saturday from 9 am to 5 pm

We welcome you to the heart of the 1000 Islands.Enjoy the breathtaking view from the 1000 Islands Tower, see the 1000 Islands & St. Lawrence River.

The 1000 Islands Tower is a unique tourist attraction, the only one of it's kind in the 1000 Islands.
From the top you will see the best of what the area has to offer.

Running continuously, the elevator takes only 40 seconds to reach the first of three observation decks and provide visitors with a spectacular photographic opportunity as they enjoy the panoramic view of the 1000 Islands and St Lawrence River stretched out 130 metres or 400' below.

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Helicopter Tours

Kouri's Kopters Inc
www.kouriskopters.com
1-855-855-4354Exclusive Helicopter tours of the 1000 Islands, Boldt Castle and Private Helicopter Charters.1000 Islands TourBeginning in the spring 2014 season, our new location in the 1000 Islands allows us to cut our tour prices in half!Within seconds after takeoff, you will see the beauty and splendor of the 1000 Islands that no other tour can provide. On clear days, you can see both the 1000 Islands bridge, the Ivy Lea bridge and hundreds of private islands that make this region so beautiful.This tour is approximately 10 minutes in duration.$99 per person*1000 Islands Boldt Castle TourOver 4.5 million people visit the 1000 Islands region annually - many come to experience the beauty of the islands but some come to see the incredible grandure of the many mansions built upon these granite islands.Inarguably the most famous of all is Boldt Castle on Heart Island. Built by George Boldt in the late 1800s, he abandoned the structure before it was finished when his wife suddenly died.Passports are not required.
This tour is approximately 18 minutes in duration.$149 per person*2 Castle TourHow can you see nearly all the islands in the 1000 Islands, both bridges, Boldt Castle and Singer Castle all in about 30 minutes?The only aswer to that question is to climb aboard one of our helicopters and experience it for yourself. There is nothing that can compare to the breathaking views in the helicopter and we want to share the experience with you.This tour is offered in limited availability and is typically flown after 3pm in the summer season. Please ask about other times as it may be available based on peak hour demand.$199 per person*Custom ToursWinter or summer, feel free to ask about a custom tour.If you're staying at one of the many hotels or bed & breakfasts in the 1000 Islands and would like either more time or just have a private flight, please ask our staff for information on private tours.Our central location allows us to offer tours anywhere in the 1000 Islands, the Historic Rideau Canal, The City of Kingston, and more.Please call for pricing.

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Go Golfing

Golf courses in and around the famous Thousand Islands, Gananoque,Ontario, East, Canada.  http://www.gananoque.com/golf.html . Several Islands have golf courses offering excellent golf and beautiful scenery at the same time. Of course (excuse the pun) Smuggler's Glen is our favorite course. An outstanding new facility awaits you! Located in the heart of the 1000 Islands, Canada; world famous destination for boating, fishing, vacationing and now golfing. This professionally designed 18-hole championship course features bent grass greens and fairways, brilliant white sand bunkers and fabulous vistas from several highly elevated tees. This newly built (opened July 2005) hidden gem, 6502 yard, championship design, par 72 golf course opened to rave reviews in 2005. The course design takes full advantage of the rugged and beautiful Canadian Shield landscape of mature mixed forests, tall white pines, high granite cliffs and rolling hills and valleys. Smuggler's provides the ideal setting for your next round of golf, tournament event.

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