Camping is Back! We are now welcoming overnight campers. Come on out to enjoy mini golf, pedal cart rentals, the swimming pool, horseshoes, mining, basketball, and some physical distance activities.

At the gateway to the 1000 Islands, Kingston, Ontario, is a city rich in history, culture, critically acclaimed attractions and cuisine. This Canadian gem is the perfect backdrop for your next adventure. Whether you visit for a day or for a week, 1000 Islands/Kingston KOA wants to be your home base as you explore this incredible region. Start planning your retreat to the best camping locations in Kingston, ON and book your stay at 1000 Islands/Kingston KOA.

1000 Islands Camping
One of the main attractions in this area are the 1000 Islands. In actuality, the 1000 Islands is a North American archipelago that contains more than 1,800 islands. Located in the St. Lawrence River between the borders of the United States and Canada, this freshwater paradise is the perfect place for couples, families and friends to enjoy some unforgettable sightseeing and outdoor recreation. Additionally, the mystery and history surrounding the 1000 Islands draws visitors from all over to our comfortable campground. Throughout the 1800s, the fashionable elite used this region as a retreat, building elaborate island mansions complete with Gothic designs and secret passageways. Discover this region for yourself as you explore the area's charming waterfront villages, historic homes and majestic castles.

Experience the tragic love story of Heart Island from one of the many boat lines servicing the Kingston, ON area. Here you'll see firsthand the inspiring Boldt Castle, with its Germanic-style architecture. Other notable sites include Singer Castle on Dark Island and Rock Island Lighthouse with its panoramic river views.

While many visitors come to 1000 Islands to relish in its fascinating history, today, the area is well-known as a hub for outdoor enthusiasts. From sailing and paddling down the St. Lawrence River to swimming in the river's crystal waters to hiking the local trails, natural beauty and outdoor adventure await around every turn. 

Explore Historic Kingston
Located where the St. Lawrence River enters Lake Ontario, Kingston is just minutes from our Kingston vacation spot. The city offers guests of every age and interest something to do. Throughout the year, Kingston is alive with cultural events, dozens of museums, art galleries, historic sites and world-class freshwater sailing. Get the lay of the land when you climb aboard Kingston Trolley Tours. This hour-long hop-on, hop-off tour gives visitors a glimpse of Kingston's most notable attractions

Take a trip back in time when you visit the UNESCO world heritage site, Fort Henry, open daily for visitors with regular live demonstrations. Or you can visit Bellevue House, home of the first prime minister of Canada, Sir John A. Macdonald. 

When your stomachs start to grumble, stop in at one of Kingston's impressive restaurants. The eateries run the gamut, with cuisines spanning the globe. 

Ways to Stay at Our Kingston Campground
If you're searching for a camping resort near Toronto or a fun-filled Kingston, ON vacation spot, the 1000 Islands/Kingston KOA has lots of ways to stay to suit every kind of visitor. Whether you are a first-timer or a full-timer, we will be able to accommodate your needs.

  • RV Sites: The 1000 Islands/Kingston KOA has "Big Rig" friendly level pull-thru 50 amp sites to accommodate every type of RV. If you're looking for RV parks near Kingston, then look no further!
  • Tent Sites: Treat yourself to one of our deluxe Tent Sites with concrete deck and a wooden swing. 
  • Cabins: We also have Camping Cabins for 4-6 people and Deluxe Cabins with washrooms and kitchens. 

Special Campground Amenities You'll Love at Kingston KOA
While this region features outstanding attractions and incredible activities, sometimes our guests prefer spending the day at our friendly camping resort. We have activities for everyone:

  • Have fun in our large heated pool
  • Relax on our sun deck or lounge on your large campsite
  • Spend time with the kids looking for treasure in the mining station
  • Ride around the camp on one of our pedal carts
  • Show off your golf skills on our nine-hole mini-golf
  • Participate in one of our many themed weekends

We have ample physically distanced activities to enjoy, from horseshoes to basketball and so much more. Check out some of our other great campground recreational activities or if you are looking for what to do in Kingston, Ontario this week, check out our Event listings.

Experience the Best Camping in Kingston
There's camping — and then there's KOA. Find out why when you book your stay at 1000 Islands/Kingston KOA. KOA is known for clean lodgings, luxurious amenities and fun-filled camp activities that everyone can enjoy together. Whether you're planning a romantic getaway for two, a family reunion or a solo journey, we are your gateway to everything this region has to offer. 

We can't wait to be part of your epic adventure to Kingston, ON and 1000 Islands. Reservations are recommended, so reserve your campsite or cabin today

Your Hosts: Patrick, Amanda and Hans Wagner “Wir Sprechen Deutsch”

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Campground Amenities

  • 100 Max Amp
  • 90' Max Length
  • Wi-Fi
  • Pool (5/15 - 9/7)
  • Snack Bar ($)
  • Mini Golf ($)
  • Firewood ($)
  • Pavilion
  • Bike Rentals ($)
  • Dog Park
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Ways to Stay

KOA Holiday

KOA Holiday Campgrounds

Whether you’re exploring the local area or hanging out at the campground, KOA Holidays are an ideal place to relax and play. There’s plenty to do, with amenities and services to make your stay memorable. Plus, you’ll enjoy the outdoor experience with upgraded RV Sites with KOA Patio® and Deluxe Cabins with full baths for camping in comfort. Bring your family, bring your friends, or bring the whole group – there’s plenty of ways to stay and explore.

KOA Holidays Feature:

  • RV Sites with a KOA Patio®
  • Deluxe Cabins with full baths
  • Premium Tent Sites
  • Group meeting facilities

Latest Hot Deal

Big Weekend

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WHEN: May 13-14, 2022

WHAT: Stay Friday night, May 13th at a participating campground, and get Saturday night, May 14th for just $20*.

WHY: The Big Weekend helps raise funds to send kids with cancer to medically-supervised camps all across North America. Kids fighting cancer deserve a chance to attend a summer camp and to just be a kid again. Funds raised from May 14 support the KOA Care Camps Trust which distributes more than $1 million dollars annually to support 125+ Care Camps each year. Learn more at koacarecamps.org.

* Only at participating KOA locations. Applies to one-site, for two consecutive nights at the same KOA. Sites may be limited. Not valid with other discounts.

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Local Area

Historic Kingston Penitentiary

Visit the infamous Kingston Penitentiary and tour through Canada's oldest and most notorious maximum-security prison. Take a tour through the cells, common areas and much more. The Kingston Penitentiary didn't actually close its doors until 2013, so one of the most compelling features of your tour could be meeting some of the Penitentiary workers who act as "stations" on the tour. Their first-hand accounts can paint a vivid picture and help you imagine what life was like for the prisoners who lived there just a handful of years ago.This is one of the most popular tours in Kingston and highly recommended by all visitors. Tours last one and a half or two and a half hours.

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Boat Tours to the 1000 Islands

Experience fairy tale castles, exquisite natural beauty, historic lighthouses and luxurious mansions on your boat tour of the 1000 Islands. Let us arrange a cruise for you to enjoy the magnificent views of the 1000 Islands. Scenic narrated boat tours meander between islands, under bridges and through channels, sharing the colorful history of this archipelago. You'll hear stories of industry titans and bootleggers as well as social elites and pirates. You'll also experience the awe-inspiring wonder of famed Boldt and Singer Castles.Cruises are one and a half or three hours and depart daily. Treat your family to a lunch or sunset dinner cruise through the islands up the St. Lawrence River. Kingston 1000 Island cruises starting only minutes away from our campground. WE HAVE DISCOUNT COUPONS AVAILABLE.

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Old Fort Henry

Fort Henry national historical site is Kingston's award-winning premier historic attraction and outdoor military museum. The original fort was built during the War of 1812. A second fort was completed in 1837 on the site of the first and is the historic landmark that visitors enjoy today.Fort Henry presents a fun and stimulating visitor program daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Retrace the soldiers' steps at Fort Henry and watch the Guards perform military drills, changes of guards and the artillery detachment fire the "big guns." Don't miss the spectacular sunset ceremony every Wednesday in July and August. For more information, visit www.forthenry.com.

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Bellevue House

Explore the fine grounds and historic halls of Bellevue House. Built in 1840, this house is a rare and fine example in Canada of Itallinate Villa Architecture. Bellevue was home to Sir John A. Macdonald, Canada's first Prime Minister, in the late 1840s. One can imagine that the seeds of Canadian democracy were planted on these historic grounds.Today, the house is a national historic site commemorating Macdonald's contribution to the development of Canada. Visit Bellevue House and be part of the costumed interpreters' day-to-day life in the 1840sYou'll be treated to information about the site and stories about Sir John A. Macdonald's legacy and Canada's Confederation.

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