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Old 01-13-2011, 07:33 AM   #11
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We live in the Alliston Area, and have camped at the following Provincial Campgrounds that we would recommend;

Bass Lake PP in Orillia: (Nice clean beach, our favorite site is 50 as it is near washrooms and field for grandkids)

Arrowhead PP in Huntsville: ( only been there once but will go back)

Mew Lake Algonquin: nice campground near Lake of Two Rivers. Clean park from all aspects.

Bon Echo PP: a bit of a drive to but it is a real nice park, but hard to get into.

Balsam Lake PP: only been there once but will go back, nice size beach and make sure you bring your bike as it is a large park.

We have not done any private campgrounds yet but are looking into starting.


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Old 01-13-2011, 09:10 AM   #12
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where to go

thanks for the info. we are planning a trip down east next year. Wife would really like to see a whale. Did you go on a whale sight seeing tour?

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Old 01-13-2011, 10:14 AM   #13
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We actually did go out east a couple of years ago and stayed in familys driveway near halifax, but I can look up the info on the campgrounds that were our backup plan if you would like.

One more piece of advise that I received from a friend. Only travel for 8 hours max and then setup camp. This makes for a more enjoyable trip and gives you a chance to explore the area you are staying as well. I found that by doing the 8 hours I was not tired by the time we got out there.

I would also recommend staying at Fundy National Park. (Make reservation before hand, go past the gatehouse without stopping and go to the Campground gatehouse. This will save you the daily cost for the park that they will charge you. I found this out the hard way. But once you are at your campsite, you get the slip for your vehicle too.)

BTW what kind of trailer do you have?

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Old 01-29-2011, 09:09 PM   #14
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Trillium Woods Casmpground Olipant near Wiarton and Sauble Beach treated me very well last year when I was working in the area and stayed there. Lots of shady sites, sandy soil quaint little lake setting, clean bathrooms.

Macgregor Point Provincial Park near Kincardine is an interesting park. Rockier setting. Large park recently reopened so everything was recently upgraded. Nice trails to explore.

If you want a more commercial suburbia feel Carsons in Sauble Beach is a nice spot for kids . Pool, splash pad and walking access to the most awesome beach in Ontario IMHO. paved park roads make for nice rollerblading. Definitely not roughing it and little shade. Nice clean bathrooms as well.
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Old 01-29-2011, 10:06 PM   #15
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Originally Posted by bryanne7 View Post
Hello All, just wondering if anyone one out there if from the Barrie or surrounding area and has some favorite camp grounds to visit that they might want to share with us. Does not have to be provincial parks. Thanks
We are from Ontario and we have camped in Ontario Provincial Parks, private campgrounds and KOA in Ontario and State Side along with some other private campgrounds.

My pick for an Ontario Provincial Park would be Killbear Provinical Park (booking for Extra Large Electrical sites can be tricky as these sites are the first to be booked in the prime summer months).

My pick for a KOA would be to drive down to the State side (Penn State area) as the KOA Campgrounds are too close to the Barrie are such as Cookstown and Owen Sound.

My pick for private campgrounds with Full Hookup and close to Barrie would be TOJO Campground; facilities are endless and Seasonal Campers along with Hosts Bob and Louise are warm and welcoming.

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