Nicolston Dam 5140 5th Line Essa, Alliston, Ontario L9R 1V2



Since 1960, Nicolston Dam has offered water front camping along the Nottawasaga River, hosting 86 sites family owned and operated. Like a breath of fresh spring air, our hidden jewel will conjure up happy memories of childhood camping trips.

Choose one of our beautiful shady riverside campsites or enjoy an open sunny space.  We offer both 15 and 30 amp sites with convenient  water hook ups, as well as unserviced sites nestled along side the Nottawasaga River to reconnect with nature!

Relax the day away casting a line, swimming in the pool, with a game of mini golf, soccer, or canoeing/kayaking on the Nottawasaga River. Wi-Fi $, laundromat, playgrounds, ice, firewood and security gates  are some other great features here at the Dam! We pride our campers in recycling as much as possible in our bins for composting, cardboard, plastic, etc.  Alcohol bottles collected for charity.

Located just off Hwy 89 in Essa, we’re right between Cookstown and Alliston. We are walking distance to the Nottawasaga Inn. Enjoy a relaxing getaway surrounded by the fresh country air and tranquil setting of the Nottawasaga Valley. An easy 45 minute drive from Toronto, 13 km off the 400 Hwy, exit 75.

CHECK IN TIME: 1:00 pm

CHECK OUT TIME: 11:00 am For extended check in and out times a fee of $15 + hst will apply if site is available.  Check in office before 10:00 am

Cookstown Outlet Mall 10 minute drive away.

Military Base Borden is only a 12 minute drive away.

Skydive Toronto 20 minute drive away.

Sunset Speedway 20 minute drive away.

We look forward to your stay!

Our Veterans have given so much to us, we would like to give a little back. Throughout the month of May, Veterans will receive a 10% discount off their campsite stay. Simply present your military retirement card, to receive your discount.

The Veterans discount does not apply to groups or packages. Can not combine discounts.

Welcome IMP RVer’s! 

The 2014 International Plowing Match and Rural Expo is coming to Simcoe County, near the settlement of Ivy, from

September 16 to 20, 2014.

12 minute drive to Ivy from Nicolston Dam.


Pool at Nicolston looking from top of mill.

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