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The ultimate waterfront camping spot in Prince Edward County

Your site: "SECRET WATERFRONT"  is situated on the waterfront, at the top of a cedar lined ledge with a perfect view through the cedars of the lake. It is our most private waterfront camping site.

Perfect for swimming, fishing, boating or just relaxing. The sunset is absolutely amazing from the shore, d

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The ultimate waterfront camping spot in Prince Edward County

Your site: "SECRET WATERFRONT"  is situated on the waterfront, at the top of a cedar lined ledge with a perfect view through the cedars of the lake. It is our most private waterfront camping site.

Perfect for swimming, fishing, boating or just relaxing. The sunset is absolutely amazing from the shore, dock or your campsite.

The site has a flat spot for a medium/large sized tent and could also fit a screened in dining tent. There is also a fire pit and picnic table, as well as a BBQ available for nightly rental. It is a short walk from where you can park your car, and we have a wheelbarrow to transport your things to the site.

It is a few steps away from the 30 foot dock and a common area that has muskoka chairs and hammocks and a communal fire pit (separate from your site).

Campfires are permitted and pets are welcome! If you would like to purchase firewood, please add this to your reservation at the time of booking (see extras below).

Amenities: There is a composting toilet, sink and propane hot water outdoor shower a short walk up the hill from your campsite. There is also potable water available for cooking and drinking. 

A cell phone charging station is also located in a central spot.

There are 2 kayaks, paddles, adult life jackets available FREE for you to explore the shoreline.

Where you are:  Our property is a perfect place to embark on a cycling tour of the area and we are only a short drive from Del-Gatto, Fifth Town Artisan Cheese, Waupoos winery, Clafeld cider house, Cape vinyards, County Cider etc.

Across the road is an extensive hiking/biking trail system -- this is not part of the property but used by respectful residents and guests at their own risk.

Surrounded by breathtaking sunset views and fronting Lake Ontario, this is the perfect place to enjoy nature at its fullest.

We look forward to hosting you.

Campsite area
Tent site
1 site
Up to 2 guests per site
Short walk
2WD Accessible
No wheelchair access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Potable water available
Showers available
Picnic table available
No kitchen
No wifi
Pack it out
Laundry absent
Have a question? Send Ian a message!
  • Check in: After 3PM
  • Check out: Before 1PM
  • Cancellation policy: Super Strict (30 Days)
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 2 nights
  • Accepts bookings: 6 months out

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Take advantage of these offers available to add to your trip to THE SECRET WATERFRONT

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Hammock

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Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking
Boating
Fishing
Hiking
Paddling
Wind sports
Swimming
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at THE SECRET WATERFRONT in Ontario.

Beach
Forest
Lake
Driveway

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Hipcamper Victor
Victor G.
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July 15th, 2022

Perfect trip! The place was wonderful and very clean, the view on the lake was beautiful. I would recommend this place to anyone

Hipcamper Eric

Camping on lake ontario

Eric R.
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July 11th, 2022

The site was located right on the shore of Lake Ontario which which provided a great backdrop duirng the entire stay. There was access to a dock, kayaks and PEDS were provided as well. The site was well maintained. Ian was very approachable for any questions as well.

The site itself was very quiet and isolated but the town of Picton is ~15 minutes away for anything you need.

Hipcamper Ian
Response from Ian, the Host, on July 11th, 2022

If anyone needs tips on how to cook just about everything over an open fire -- these are the guys to ask ! The smells coming from their campsite -- at all hours -- were mouth watering.

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Hipcamper valentine

Very nice spot !

Valentine D.
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July 10th, 2022

Super spot ! L’emplacement au bord de l’eau est idéal ! L’endroit est très calme et paisible.
Le terrain était légèrement en pente mais rien de très gênant. Nous avons apprécié d’avoir accès aux commodités (douche extérieure et toilettes) ça c’est un plus !
Très agréable également de pouvoir profiter de la table de pique nique et de la moustiquaire.
Ian est très gentil et serviable. Nous recommandons sans hésiter !
Merci pour le séjour ! ;)

Hipcamper Ian
Response from Ian, the Host, on July 11th, 2022

De merveilleux invités et un plaisir d'accueillir à El Rancho !

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Hipcamper Antoine

Séjour parfait

Antoine B.
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July 9th, 2022

Notre séjour chez Ian et Lucia a été une incroyable surprise ! Non seulement ils ont été extrêmement acceuillants et bienveillants, le site est juste magnifique et les installations sanitaires qu'ils ont mis à disposition vous font vivre une expérience idéale confortable et dans le respect de la nature! Les espaces communs sont géniaux et la vue sur l'eau est magique, particulièrement au coucher de soleil ! Notre expérience à Sandbanks aurait sincèrement été moins bonne si on n'était pas allés chez eux ! Je vous le recommande vivement. Merci Ian & Lucia !

Hipcamper Jackie
Jackie B.
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July 6th, 2022

Thank you Ian and Lucia!!!

Hipcamper Camille
Camille B.
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June 28th, 2022

It was perfect!!

Hipcamper Ian
Response from Ian, the Host, on July 5th, 2022

Perfect for me as well. You guys were a pleasure to host

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Hipcamper France
France L.
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June 26th, 2022

Beautiful site in the nature, steps away from the lake and the dock. Quiet. Friendly host. Thank you for your hospitality Ian!

Hipcamper Ian
Response from Ian, the Host, on July 5th, 2022

I really enjoyed having you and your daughter here ! You were awesome guests.

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Hipcamper Sean

Thank you ian!

Sean W.
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June 20th, 2022

We really enjoyed staying with Ian! He was an extremely gracious and engaging host. We unfortunately arrived late at night on an evening with high winds. Ian stayed up in order to welcome us and helped us with accommodations when the weather became worse. The land is great, right on the water and beautiful. Lots of great features to make for a welcoming and comfortable getaway.

Hipcamper Ian
Response from Ian, the Host, on June 23rd, 2022

Awesome to have you both here and while weather conditions were not ideal -- you now know how beautiful El Rancho is and I am sure you will be back !!

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Hipcamper Stephen
Stephen S.
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May 29th, 2022

The view of the lake is breathtaking. Lucia's campsite is private and serene. The waterfront and the floating dock make it a great place to launch a kayak or canoe or to cast off and try for a fish. There's a secluded spot for your tent and a nice fire pit overlooking the water. It was exactly the camping experience we were looking for. We could not have asked for a better host, very friendly and helpful and there if you need him. We will certainly be booking in the future and letting our friends know about this awesome secret waterfront getaway.

Hipcamper Ian
Response from Ian, the Host, on June 2nd, 2022

It was a pleasure having you at our property and happy you enjoyed your stay despite the weather not being the best. We look forward to seeing you again.

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Property
"El Rancho" waterfront PEC hideaway
State
Ontario
Country
Canada
CA$75/night
1 Site

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