Silent Lake Provincial Park

Silent Lake Provincial Park

Silent Lake Provincial Park
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  • sarahnaid
    Listowel, Canada415 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Day trip
    We stopped here on a road trip from Orillia to Ottawa. The day use area offered a lovely area to have a picnic and go for a swim part way through the drive. While the roped off beach area is small, we are all strong swimmers so swam beyond it out to an island and back. The park store stocked ice cream cones that the kids also really appreciated. A lovely spot to stop.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written August 5, 2023
  • wigsy
    Hamilton, Canada559 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Magnificent Park
    Magnificent park. We used the day use area and went canoeing for the day on the lake. The facilities are fantastic for day use. The park itself is beautiful lots of Canadian Shield rock formations and islands on the lake. Highly recommended.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written October 7, 2023
  • JaHTravelog
    Strathroy, Canada28 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Silent Lake Camping in the Fall
    It was best time of year to go because after water is turned off less people camping. Day use facilities still had toilets, showers and use of dishwashing sink. Canoe rental reasonable price. Staff nice. I stayed in pet friendly yurt with no water or electricity. Next time, I will stay in yurt with electricity and propane fireplace. Gas bbq worked great! Firewood for woodstove was provided. Ice block 4. Firewood for outside cost 15. Noise from one yurt travelled across site but by 10pm it was quiet. It was a wonderful experience camping in middle of forest. I enjoyed doing a slow wander by waterfall on lakeshore trail. I got lost on Bonnie trail but hold straight up hill to get back to parking lot. There were so many laves it was easy to get list.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written November 1, 2023
  • Kandy D
    Barrie, Canada11 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Glamping Cabin
    We rented one of the cottages,a dog friendly one so we could bring our husky. It was quite comfortable,nice gas fireplace to keep us warm and comfortable. The lake was a short walk away. The comfort station was warm and very clean as were the showers and dish washing facilities. My kind of camping!
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written November 26, 2023
  • Travel25346533585
    893 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Swimmers Dream Lake
    Best Provincial Park I have been to. As a Serious Swimmer I researched Lakes with No Powered Watercraft. This is it. There are actually 3 lakes linked together. I regularly swim 10 miles open water and in "Boating" Lakes you have to worry about being Run Over. They have Canoe Rentals and you see the Occasional Paddle Board.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written March 25, 2024
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Travel25346533585
893 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Family
Best Provincial Park I have been to. As a Serious Swimmer I researched Lakes with No Powered Watercraft. This is it. There are actually 3 lakes linked together. I regularly swim 10 miles open water and in "Boating" Lakes you have to worry about being Run Over.
They have Canoe Rentals and you see the Occasional Paddle Board.
Written March 25, 2024
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Kandy D
Barrie, Canada11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
We rented one of the cottages,a dog friendly one so we could bring our husky. It was quite comfortable,nice gas fireplace to keep us warm and comfortable. The lake was a short walk away. The comfort station was warm and very clean as were the showers and dish washing facilities.
My kind of camping!
Written November 26, 2023
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JaHTravelog
Strathroy, Canada28 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Solo
It was best time of year to go because after water is turned off less people camping. Day use facilities still had toilets, showers and use of dishwashing sink.

Canoe rental reasonable price. Staff nice. I stayed in pet friendly yurt with no water or electricity. Next time, I will stay in yurt with electricity and propane fireplace. Gas bbq worked great! Firewood for woodstove was provided. Ice block 4. Firewood for outside cost 15.

Noise from one yurt travelled across site but by 10pm it was quiet. It was a wonderful experience camping in middle of forest. I enjoyed doing a slow wander by waterfall on lakeshore trail. I got lost on Bonnie trail but hold straight up hill to get back to parking lot. There were so many laves it was easy to get list.
Written November 1, 2023
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wigsy
Hamilton, Canada559 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
Magnificent park. We used the day use area and went canoeing for the day on the lake. The facilities are fantastic for day use. The park itself is beautiful lots of Canadian Shield rock formations and islands on the lake. Highly recommended.
Written October 7, 2023
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Leslie F
Fergus, Canada12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Solo
This feels like a mini Algonquin Park. Lovely, pristine lake. The park is tidy and well kept with new picnic tables, good signage and clean comfort stations.

Most sites are very private, especially the non-electrical ones. This park is hilly with many sites having narrow openings between trees. Beware that big trailers and 5th wheels may have difficulty.

Hikes are fantastic but once again quite hilly and gnarly. Not for strollers or wee ones. If you like forest hikes, you will love Bonnie’s Pond trail. Beach is sandy and the water super clear and clean.

The silence and serenity here makes it one of the best parks in Ontario.
Written September 27, 2023
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sarahnaid
Listowel, Canada415 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
We stopped here on a road trip from Orillia to Ottawa. The day use area offered a lovely area to have a picnic and go for a swim part way through the drive. While the roped off beach area is small, we are all strong swimmers so swam beyond it out to an island and back. The park store stocked ice cream cones that the kids also really appreciated. A lovely spot to stop.
Written August 5, 2023
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D D
Toronto, Canada10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Couples
It’s the best escape all seasons. Well maintained trails, comfort stations, beaches. Staff friendly and very capable
Written February 10, 2023
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Karen B
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022 • Friends
Silent Lake is a wonderful provincial park. It’s perfect for those who don’t want to canoe with motor boats zipping by at high speeds. I’ve been going regularly for years and always enjoy it. Please be aware that if you are hiking around the lake, it is not well marked. At one point you must pass over a beaver dam and once over it is unclear where to go next. Each time there is a bit of a turn there should be clear markers. The staff really needs to fix that problem. It’s also a bit overgrown in parts too which make following the path more difficult.

It’s stunning in autumn 🍁
Written September 17, 2022
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ONTARIO1981
CANADA260 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Family
Beautiful hiking trails with breathtaking views! The scenic outlooks are a must if you visit this park!
Written July 13, 2022
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Canadian_Guy1000
Mississauga, Canada3,357 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2021
Upon my arrival on Tuesday, on campsite #40, it turned out I was the only camper on the whole loop and did not see any other campers. Only over the weekend the park became quite busy. Yet it always remained very SILENT!

I had camped on this campsite in 2009; its main feature was a cool big rock! The weather was perfect, and again, there were no mosquitoes—which was quite amazing, since there were plenty of swampy areas all over the campground. There were also many eye-catching mushrooms growing everywhere. Except for numerous chipmunks, I did not spot any raccoons or foxes. I was told there were black bear sightings this summer along park trails, but not on campgrounds. On several occasions I spotted blue jays, which were curiously observing me, but later flew away. At night it was sometimes possible to pick up distant loon calls, but more often the very distinctive sounds made by barred owls were heard! On one occasion a barred owl had to be just meters from my tent, as the sound was so loud (and for novices, probably scary, too) that it woke me up. Even though I had tried to locate barred owls by following their calls for years, I never succeeded—until now! As I was walking at night to the comfort station, I saw a movement between trees—it was a barred owl flying soundlessly from one tree to another. I shone my flashlight—and there it was, sitting on a tree branch! I even managed to take a few photographs.

The nearby comfort station was very clean; the wardens religiously patrolled the campground at least 4 times a day.

This year the firewood sold in parks was quite expensive. Fortunately, last year I found a place in Bancroft that sold firewood much cheaper and I brought so much that each night I enjoyed sitting around the fire until midnight or later. While in Bancroft, I also visited the Eagle Nest, a very impressive and sacred place.

I certainly enjoyed my stay in this great park.
Written October 3, 2021
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