Ontario Provincial Parks you've camped at

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  1. ALICAM

    ALICAM Member

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    Hi..Just wondering if anyone has ever put down a list of all the provincial parks they have camped at over the years...I'll get it started with my own personal list thus far

    Algonquin (Canisbay & Lake of Two Rivers), Arrowhead, Greenwater, Finlayson Point, Kettle Lakes, Windy Lake, Lake Superior, Oastler Lake, Killbear, Silent Lake, Emily, Darlington, Sibbald Point, Port Burwell, Wheatley, Rondeau, Pinery, Point Farms, MacGregor Point, Sauble Falls....20 in total so far

    Alicam---from up near Goderich on beautiful Lake Huron
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  2. ALICAM

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    Oh yes...1 more before it became Bruce Peninsula National Park.....Cyprus Lake Provincial Park...plus Devil's Glen near Collingwood, before they closed it for camping

    Alicam---from up near Goderich on beautiful Lake Huron
    me '59 & DW '62
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    2009 Rockwood Roo 19' Hybrid

    Edited by - ALICAM on September 15 2008 21:23:30
     
  3. Snow

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    As a kid Ive camped at a lot of provincial parks, only ones off hand I can remember are Arrow Head (cause I passed every other weekend while in College) and Silver lake, cause I took the family there last year.

    I'll have to check with my parents and see what other ones we camped at.

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  4. zippo1guy

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    Let's see...most were in my teen years, over twenty years ago, and we were mostly drunk back then. Hopefully I can remember...Arrowhead, Killbear, Oastler, Bass Lake, Six mile lake, Mcrae point, Mara, Earl Rowe (I think), Craigleith, Algonquin, Awenda. And I am sure there are a few more, but mind is cloudy!

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  5. JamesRL

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    Lets see:

    Sandbanks (as a kid and in my 20s).
    Algonquin (canoe camping at Opeongo 3 times, group camping)
    Lake St. Peter
    Emily
    Grundy Lake
    Sibbald

    Day trips to Petroglyph(worth a visit for sure)
    Turkey Point
    Long Point
    Port Burwell
    Earl Rowe
    Ferris

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  6. P-51

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    My list would be:

    Wheatley
    Rondeau
    Pt Burwell
    Long Point
    Turkey Point
    Rock Point
    Pinery
    Point Farms
    Inverhuron
    McGregor Point
    Awenda
    Sandbanks
    Rideau River
    Fitzroy
    Bonnechere
    Killbear
    Arrowhead


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    Bon Echo
    Rideau River
    Voyageur
    Fitzroy Harbour
    Charleston Lake
    Murphys Point
    Silver Lake
    Sharbot Lake
    and Sandbanks and Bronte Creek for day use.

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  8. ALICAM

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    I can also add Springwater, Petroglyphs and Craigleith as day use to my list above

    Alicam---from up near Goderich on beautiful Lake Huron
    me '59 & DW '62
    DD '88, DS '91, DD '96

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  9. Snow

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    Ok, can also add Bronte Creek, Craigleith & Sandbanks.

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  10. lpm

    lpm EH?

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    Since we started camping in 1999, we have been to Killarney, Kakabeka Falls, Rainbow Falls, Sleeping Giant, Blue Lake, Neys, Finlayson Point, Esker Lakes, Fairbanks, Lake Superior (Rabbit Blanket Lake, Agawa and Pancake Bay), Windy Lake. As you can see, these are all northern parks.

    Oh yes, I forgot about Driftwood, Samuel de Champlain, Arrowhead and Algonquin at Pog Lake. We have been to these parks in either tents, tent trailers or in our new TT. I must mention we almost camped at Ivanhoe Lake but that is when the cable snapped on the tent trailer and led us to a new TT this summer.

    We are going to go camping this weekend at Chutes and end the season at Grundy Lake on Thanksgiving weekend. At least that's the plan for now.

    Update: We made it to Chutes that weekend and Grundy for Thanksgiving. What a glorious weekend! We also visited Restoule and are thinking of that park for next Thanksgiving. A lot quieter!

    Liz and Bill
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    Edited by - lpm on September 24 2008 00:10:52

    Edited by - lpm on September 24 2008 00:13:23

    Edited by - lpm on October 13 2008 19:20:31
     
  11. reidsd

    reidsd Kelowna, B.C.

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    My Ontario P.P. list would include:

    Recent Popup camping with DW and children:
    Kakabecka Falls
    Lake Superior (Agawa Bay)
    Chutes
    Sibbald Point
    Long Point
    Pinery

    Tent camping as a young adult:
    Darlington
    Sandbanks

    Canoe camping:
    Algonquin Park (many week long trips involving many lakes, rivers and portages)
    Killarney (one week long trip)

    Despite the fact that I am currently living in and raising a family in the Okanagan Valley in the Southern Interior of (Beautiful) British Columbia, I was born in Kingston and raised in Southern Ontario (Kingston, Ajax, North Bay, Whitby, Burlington, Hamilton, Ottawa)

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  12. wantingapup

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    Good post made me look at the parks map to find all the ones I've been to over the years (many years <img src=../Images/icons/icon_smile.gif border=0 align=middle alt="Smile">.
    In a Pup with my parents
    Emily, Presquile, Grundy Lake, Pancake Bay, Rainbow Falls, Kakabecka Falls, Rushing River. there were many trips to all these parks, especially the ones around superior as we did a trip from ontario to winnipeg every 2 years as our parents brought the kids home to show off to the grandparents <img src=../Images/icons/icon_smile.gif border=0 align=middle alt="Smile">
    Since then in a tent with DH, DD, DS1, DS2...hopefully soon to become a PUP...
    Sauble Falls, Macgregor point, pinery, craigleith, Port Burwell, Wheatly, Sibbald Point (sorry we didn't know better..), Presquisle, Sandbanks, Bon Echo, Silent Lake, Killarney, Restoule (one of our faves), Arrowhead, Killbear, Six Mile Lake, Kettle Lakes (our version of bring the kids home to show off to the grandparents), Algonquin (Mew Lake, Rock Lake, Lake of 2 rivers), Blue Lake (the one trip around superior to show the kids off to the great grandparents)
     
  13. D-mo

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    ok .. I'll give this a go.
    Rideau River (1st yr)
    Fitroy (ongoing go to park)
    Voyageur (once was enough thanks)
    Murphies Point (one of our favs)
    Presquile
    Sandbanks (yearly summer destination)
    Sharbot Lake
    Charlston Lake
    Algonquin Park (Cannisbay, Rock Lake, Achray)

    I think thats it ...

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    Wow, we better pick up the pace.....

    We spend a fair amount of time at Burwell over the summer. Love the private large sites.

    Lets see:

    Presquile
    Wheatley
    Pinery (a million times)
    Point Farms

    Gonna try a few MI SP's this summer....

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  15. Luv2ridebikes

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    Quetico - I wouldn't advise trying to transport your pop up into there.

    Steve & Deb (boys are grown & gone)
    Aspen & Riley (the 4 legged children)
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  16. ALICAM

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    And I've got my reservation for Inverhuron this year....that will bring me up to 23

    Alicam---from up near Goderich on beautiful Lake Huron
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    Diveman Margaritaville, No seriously Toronto, ON

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    This is a great list. We are just starting out with our family of 4 and would love specific recommendations for some of the parks within 400km of Toronto. Our children are 4 and 8 months.

    thanks,

    Mike

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  18. ALICAM

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    Hey Diveman...Killbear to me is the absolute most gorgeous park I've been to, followed by my perennial favourite, Algonquin...MacGregor and Pinery along Lake Huron are also very nice if you have bicycles

    Alicam---from up near Goderich on beautiful Lake Huron
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    Have booked Craigleith for a weekend in May (my Daughter loves this place, and the fossils!) and a week at Bass lake in July. Thinking Arrowhead for August, and some other small trips in between.
     
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    Killarney
    Port Burwell
    Earle Rowe
    Sand Banks
    Guelph Lakes
    Pinery
    Lots of boon-docking when younger
    Lots of interior camping when younger.

    This year going to:
    Killarney interior canoing
    Turkey Point
    Earle Rowe
    Guelph Lakes
     

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