Ontario Provincial Parks you've camped at

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  1. lpm

    lpm EH?

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    For this year, so far, it's Chutes and Windy Lake PP. We'll probably go to some others as well but we are playing it by ear. Northern parks are not as hard to get into as those in Southern Ontario so we are not worried about reservations yet. Besides, save the fee if we can.

    Also thinking of MI State Parks in the UP as well.
     
  2. losttourist

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    Cyprus lake provincial park (a couple of decades ago)
    The Pinery
    Point Farms (good)
    Balsam Lake
    Algonquin interior (beautiful)
    Bon Echo (spectacular)
    Sibbald Point (awful)
    Oastler Lake
    Lake St Peter (honeymoon)
    Killarney (great)
    Rock Point
    Six mile lake
    Im sure there are others but I cant remember at the moment
     
  3. gcarter95

    gcarter95 Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

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    let's see,

    Charleston Lake
    Lake St Peter (1st time this year)
    Voyageur
    Fitzroy Harbour
    Bronte Creek
    Cyprus Lake (honeymooned for 2 weeks in a tent!)
    Bonnechere
    Bon Echo
    Rideau River (1st time this year)
    Sharbot Lake
    Samuel de Champlain
     
  4. frankvanw1

    frankvanw1 London, Ontario, Canada

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    The Pinery [PU]
    Port Burwell
    Long Point
     
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    Killbear (2 times now - great park)
    Killarney (my favorite so far)
    Balsam Lake (terrible!)
    Port Burwell (really a nice park. needs some upgrades, but overall, loved the place)

    BgDM
     
  6. lpm

    lpm EH?

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    Out of curiosity, why?
     
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    Canoecamper New Member

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    lpm -- Quetico is a wilderness canoeing park. Paddle & portage only.

    Hmm, it looks like there is one drive-up campground at French Lake. We spend a lot of time in Northern Minnesota near the Boundary Waters -- looks like we might have to check out this campground and do some Quetico daytrips! [:)C]

    "The Dawson Trail Campground at French Lake is the only entrance in Quetico Park for drive-in camping. The 107 campsites, 49 of which have electricity, are close to comfort stations, showers, a laundromat and other amenities. All the other campsites in Quetico Provincial Park are backcountry campsites. "

    http://www.ontarioparks.com/ENGLISH/quet-facilities.html
     
  8. lpm

    lpm EH?

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    Thanks. The last part of your post makes sense as I seem to remember a former colleague at work who had gone to Quetico with their fifth wheel.
     
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    I love Rock Point been there 3 times year.
     
  10. cjgonegolfing

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    We camped 9 days this summer at Presque'Ile...it was awesome!
    It's been 10 yrs since we last camped there.

    We camp at Sandbanks every Labour Day weekend....can't wait!

    Cheers.....CJ
     
  11. BrendaD1123

    BrendaD1123 Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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    Our list would be:

    Algonquin - Canisbay Campground
    Algonquin - Kiosk Campground
    Arrowhead
    Awenda
    Balsam Lake
    Bon Echo
    Bronte Creek
    Chutes
    Darlington
    Earl Rowe
    Emily
    Grundy Lake
    Killbear
    Lake Superior - Agawa Bay Campground
    McRae Point
    Pancake Bay
    Pinery
    Port Burwell
    Presquile
    Sandbanks
    Six Mile Lake
    Turkey Point
     
  12. Csea

    Csea New Member

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    I havent camped there yet but been out a few times, Its called Rideau Acres. Its about 20 Min from Kingston. Thinking of planning a rally there.
     
  13. ALICAM

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    I assume you mean Rideau River Provincial Park...Rideau Acres is not a provincial park...this list is for Provincial Parks you've been to only...not private parks
     
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    I can now add Grundy Lake P.P to our list got back yesterday from a week long camp-out. What a beautiful park. It has now been added to our list of parks we will go back too. (full write up will be posted later)
     
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    Just came across this thread.
    A few years ago, I went through the Ontario Provincial Parks booklet and marked all the ones we had camped at. At that time it was 51 and we've added a few since then.
    Of course, we've had over 35 years to do this.
     
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    Stayed at these over the years.
    Arrowhead
    Awenda
    Algonquin
    Esker Lakes
    Killbear
    McGregor Point
    Pinery
    Port Burwell
    Silent Lake.
    One day will make it to Killarney :)
     
  17. gzbugkiller

    gzbugkiller New Member

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    THis is my second year of camping. Have been to:

    Pinery, Long point, Sauble Fall, Geulph Lake, Killbear, Killarney
     
  18. lpm

    lpm EH?

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    I can now add Halfway Provincial Park to my list. It was an okay park but it's not something I want to go to again. There are other parks I would prefer to visit.
     
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    lpm EH?

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    Since I can't find the edit button to edit my previous post, I want to add Missasagi Provincial Park, north of Elliot Lake. All non-electrical sites but a very nice area. Without the mines, nice dark skies!
     
  20. LilSis

    LilSis Stay on the lighter side

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    Have camped at:
    Arrowhead
    Mikisew
    Restoule
    Algonquin
    sharbot lake
    Bon Echo
    Balsalm Lake
    Grundy Lake
    Killarney

    We have done canoe tripping at Algonquin and Killarney.

    We have most enjoyed: Sharbot Lake- Great sites, intimate setting. Mikisew - great beach, and not too far out of the way.

    Arrowhead is a very large campground, and while the sites we had were very private - it took forever to get to comfort station, beach, etc.

    Algonquin we only liked for canoe tripping- otherwise it feels like trying to cram too many people in a small area, at the detriment of the park.

    Restoule is also a very nice campground, it is just way off the main roads.

    We plan to go this year to Pinery, Charleston Lake or Murphy's Point.

    I would like to hear people's experiences and opinion of different campgrounds.
     

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