Camp Hither Hills

5227 Bank Street
Ottawa, ON K1X 1H2
(613) 822-0509
Location: 45.2908, -75.5753

Open Apr 15 - Oct 31
Last Year's Rate
Card(s) Accepted
debit cards   visa   mastercard

Facility

Type (Campground)
Dump Station
Partial Handicap Access
Emergency Phone

Policies

Folding Tent Campers Allowed
Pets Welcome
Tent Camping Allowed

Sites

Total Spaces (106)
Spaces Available (96)
Width (30)
Max Length (100)
All-Weather Sites (96)
30 Amp
50 Amp
Seasonal Sites
Shaded (Some)
Big Rig Sites
Full Hookups (80)
Water (16)
Electric (16)
Max Amps (50)
Pull-thrus (13)
Pull-thru Size (30 x 100)
Back-ins (30 x 90)
Room for Slideouts (Yes)
Site Length (100)
Patios
Fire Rings
Table at Site
Tent-Only Sites (8)

Tenting

Dedicated Tenting Area

Internet

WiFi at Overnite Sites
WiFi at Park
1 Devices supported per Overnite Site
80 Sites with WiFi

Other Amenities & Services

Road Condition (Good)
Road Type (Paved/Gravel)
Restroom and Showers
Restroom/Showers ($)
Laundry
Firewood
Ice
Escort to Site
Onsite RV Service
Restrooms
Restrooms $

Recreational Facilities

Heated Pool
Swimming
Rec Hall
Playground
Outdoor Games

Recreation Nearby (within 10 miles)

Casino
Hiking
Boating
Fishing
Kayaking/Canoeing
Marina

Discounts

On-Site Rentals

Customer Reviews

Camp Hither Hills
Avg Rating 2.64out of 5 stars 2.5 out of 5 stars  (11) Reviews
2.5 out of 5 stars   Avg Facility Rating
interior roads, sites, registration area, hookups, recreation, swimming, security, laundry, store and building maintenance...
2.5 out of 5 stars   Avg Restroom Rating
cleanliness and physical characteristics of restrooms, including interior construction, adequate supplies/odor free, adequate number of facilities, exterior appearance and location in relation to park spaces, and interior appearance.
2.5 out of 5 stars   Avg Appeal Rating
the park's setting and site layout, function and identification of signage, overall exterior building maintenance, noise, trash disposal, litter and debris around the grounds and sites, and appearance of grounds, sites and entrance area.

Lorraine

Reviews: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0
Good Sam Member

Date of Stay: September, 2018
1 out of 5 stars   Overall Rating
1 out of 5 stars   Facility Rating
2 out of 5 stars   Restroom Rating
1 out of 5 stars   Appeal Rating
The only reason for choosing this park was for the advertised "Best in RV dog parks" There is no dog park. It is quiet so walking my dog was easy, but no place to play off leash. She just wanted to run.
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Gary G

Reviews: 55
Helpful Reviews: 32
Good Sam Member

Date of Stay: September, 2018
2 out of 5 stars   Overall Rating
2 out of 5 stars   Facility Rating
2 out of 5 stars   Restroom Rating
2 out of 5 stars   Appeal Rating
Nice location in the rural area just 15 minutes from downtown Ottawa. The park, however, has very little in the way of working amenities. They advertise wifi, but it does not work. The water pressure was so low that we had to use our internal water pump. The sites are gravel and a mix of back in and pull through. Our site was a pull through and was very long but narrow. See our updates, full reviews and pictures at our blog at thegilliamsisland.
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Ken X

Reviews: 5
Helpful Reviews: 5
Good Sam Member

Date of Stay: June, 2018
4 out of 5 stars   Overall Rating
4 out of 5 stars   Facility Rating
4 out of 5 stars   Restroom Rating
4 out of 5 stars   Appeal Rating
This park is best suited to those looking to disconnect in a quiet, mostly adult park. While the facilities will be considered Spartan by families it has definite appeal to those looking for peace and quiet. While families are welcome, there are few facilities for children. There is no pool (at least we didn't see one) and no playground. The 'good' - clean, quiet, level, large, grassy sites with lots of trees and greenery. Friendly host ! The 'bad' - not many facilities for children, however, well- suited for adults. The 'ugly' - internet, like in many parks is slow and can be spotty no cable TV although there are some local stations that can be picked up using an aerial. In summary, a comfortable place to disconnect and just kick back and relax.
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Mich-n-Mich

Reviews: 1
Helpful Reviews: 1
Good Sam Member

Date of Stay: September, 2017
4 out of 5 stars   Overall Rating
4 out of 5 stars   Facility Rating
N/A  
4 out of 5 stars   Appeal Rating
Very nice quiet place. Extremely friendly staff! Seems like the new owners are still renovating the place. Only reason I didn't give a 5 star rating is simply because there is nothing on site (no store in case a need arises)
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Dark N Stormy

Reviews: 2
Helpful Reviews: 1
Good Sam Member

Date of Stay: August, 2017
2 out of 5 stars   Overall Rating
2 out of 5 stars   Facility Rating
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2 out of 5 stars   Appeal Rating
Park was OK. The location was good for going downtown and shopping for food and drugstores. Really has nothing else going for it. Needs tiding up.
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Northern Ernies

Reviews: 26
Helpful Reviews: 16
Good Sam Member

Date of Stay: August, 2017
3 out of 5 stars   Overall Rating
2 out of 5 stars   Facility Rating
N/A  
2 out of 5 stars   Appeal Rating
The Pull thru sites are nowhere near level which led to us having the front wheels off the ground. Problems with the wifi the first night which got fixed the next day, and a frequent sewer smell could not find where it was coming from. This park is surrounded by a gravel company so did have some equipment noise. Probably would not stay again even though it is a good way to get in and out of Ottawa.
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Response from Camp Hither Hills
8/25/2017 6:13:43 AM
Thank you for your comments. We did find the source of the smell, just a cap not properly secured and damaged...now replaced.

Take off 2_eh

Reviews: 1
Helpful Reviews: 1
Good Sam Member

Date of Stay: July, 2017
5 out of 5 stars   Overall Rating
4 out of 5 stars   Facility Rating
4 out of 5 stars   Restroom Rating
4 out of 5 stars   Appeal Rating
We almost overlooked this Gem...The owners were very helpful getting us set-up on our pull-through site with shade and a view of the sunset. We needed the site for a prolonged stay that was convenient to the heart of Ottawa and found downtown was only 15 to 20 minutes. Very close to all amenities, banks, groceries. drug store, CTC, Tim Hortons, McDonalds and one light further all fuels including 2 types of propane very accessable for big rigs. Rideau Carleton raceway near by. We saw many improvements being made, new sites, hydro and transformers, laundry room...will stay here again.
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Response from Camp Hither Hills
8/25/2017 6:15:53 AM
Thank you!

Smits1

Reviews: 1
Helpful Reviews: 1
Good Sam Member

Date of Stay: June, 2017
2 out of 5 stars   Overall Rating
2 out of 5 stars   Facility Rating
N/A  
2 out of 5 stars   Appeal Rating
This campground is very close to Ottawa & is a pretty easy commute. The road to the campground is in terrible shape but obviously not the fault of the campground. The park is old with old run down barns on the property. The spots are spacious but the grass area is uneven & ankle turning. Needed to use blocks to fill in the holes. The pull thru sites are sloped & require extra levelling but the worst part was the lady at the desk. She was rude & unfriendly. Would not go back there except that it is close to the city.
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Marcecr

Reviews: 1
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: September, 2016
1 out of 5 stars   Overall Rating
2 out of 5 stars   Facility Rating
3 out of 5 stars   Restroom Rating
1 out of 5 stars   Appeal Rating
The place has to many faults: Part of the campground serves as a deposit for materials and heavy equipment and is full of garbage and leftovers of constructions. It has several barns full of trash. Having the appeal of a junk yard. The green areas are very overgrown, they don't cut the grass often enough, and the crap Appel orchids are abandoned, and therefore with garbage from previous campers that seems that just accumulated there over time. There are piles of gravel, sand, debris and soil, all over the place. There a lot of surrounding noise from the road and it is located within an industrial area. I wife went to walk the cat last night and on her walk the cat cut a mouse even though she walks the cat on a leash. The best thing this campground has to offer is easy to find if you are visiting Ottowa, since bank street will put you in downtown directly with zero difficulty as well as for shopping for foods, Walmart, Canadian Tire, banks, restaurants, etc. Mostly all the things that are not well in the campground is to a poor management, I write in hope that they do something about it, so other camper have in the future a better experience than mine. Thanks.
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Response from Camp Hither Hills
5/22/2017 8:34:19 AM
Thank you for your comments as it helps us address issues. The materials mentioned were not on campground property but were being stored for use on the new premium sites to be installed at the back of the campground. These sites are now completed and look marvelous as per our Good Sam inspectors. The barns full of trash refer to a barn that was off limits to campers as it is where our recyclables are kept. These materials are only picked up biweekly and do need to be stored.

rmerry

Reviews: 1
Helpful Reviews: 1
Good Sam Member

Date of Stay: July, 2016
2 out of 5 stars   Overall Rating
2 out of 5 stars   Facility Rating
2 out of 5 stars   Restroom Rating
2 out of 5 stars   Appeal Rating
This campground is conveniently situated at the south end of Ottawa on a major road that leads to the downtown core. It has acceptable grass back-in sites and some pull-throughs, and certainly has potential. But overall, I feel that the current Good Sam rating is significantly overstated. There is highway noise at times, the showers are poor (bad ventilation, phone booth sized stalls, sloped floors that don't drain properly so you are standing in a pool of stagnant water). The laundry is in a shabby looking building; it was also expensive and had a burned out ceiling light. We reported this and the owner's reply was "he doesn't want people doing their laundry in the evening anyway". The light never was repaired in the time we were there (several days). From our time of arrival until our departure the owner seemed tired, unhappy and uninterested in any improvement suggestions. Unfortunately, based on the above comments, we would not return to this campground any time soon.
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Response from Camp Hither Hills
3/20/2017 1:43:57 PM
Thank you for your comments on your stay this summer at Camp Hither Hills. It sounds like your stay was not as enjoyable as we would have liked it to be. Showers have been sloped to deal with the water issue and longer shower curtains are now in place. Extra hooks have been installed.. Ventilation fan has been replaced and now runs continuously Again thank you for your comments as they allow us to address your concerns and help us to continue to improve our park for you and others.

Candid Review 2016

Reviews: 1
Helpful Reviews: 1
Good Sam Member

Date of Stay: July, 2016
3 out of 5 stars   Overall Rating
2 out of 5 stars   Facility Rating
2 out of 5 stars   Restroom Rating
3 out of 5 stars   Appeal Rating
My husband & I were very disappointed in the showers. There were several issues which confirmed for us that the Good Sam ratings (which are usually more accurate) were deceiving. There was absolutely no ventilation, no place in the shower stall itself to set one's shampoo/conditioner or soap except on the floor. There was only 1 hook to hang towel & clothing & in one of the showers the hook was broken off. There was a very small shelf which was inadequate to place toiletry bag/container etc. No waste basket & the shower curtain, which normally provides a barrier to prevent the water from showering into the area where towel/clothing is, was not wide enough to fully cover the area separating the bathing area from the changing area. Very confined space & lastly, we have been on the road for nearly 3 weeks staying in other campgrounds & never once paid for shower facilities. The other inconvenience was that the bathrooms which are located in another area altogether were also not ventilated, short of propping the main entry door open with the concrete brick which lay on the floor. Also no reasonable surfaces available for setting one's toiletries down while washing hands. Very frustrating.
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E-bnd: From Jct of Hwy 417 & 416S (Exit 131), S 17.7 km (11 mi) on Hwy 416S to Bankfield Rd (Exit 57), E 4.5 km (2.8 mi) to Manotick Main St, SE 0.3 km (0.2 mi) to Bridge St, NE 11 km (6.8 mi) to Bank St, NW 1.3 km (0.8 mi) (R). Min 3 ngts stay on July 1 weekend

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