Grundy Lake Provincial Park

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Grundy Lake Provincial Park

Grundy Lake Provincial Park
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Susan T
2 contributions
Pakeshkag River Route
Sep. 2021 • Couples
We stayed at Poplar Campground for a week. Beautiful beach. We enjoyed our time. One note, the canoe route out of Pakeshkag Lake on the Pakashkag River to connect with the Pickerel River is not fully passable at this time. Our paddle was beautiful and as described until we were about halfway down the Pakashkeg River. Past that point the river is impassable (dry) because the beaver dams have been destroyed. We were forced to retrace our route back to Gurd Lake.
Written September 18, 2021
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Kim F
Niagara Falls,10 contributions
20 years and loving it!
Aug. 2021 • Family
Having read the very negative reviews, I can only assume they are from people who either haven’t camped much and don’t know that Provincial parks have rules to keep all campers safe and happy or that they chose not to follow them. We have never had any issues with Park staff and this year was the same- only respectful, helpful interactions with all park staff and very unobtrusive visits from night staff cruising to make sure all was well in the evenings.

Have been camping here for 20 years and we still love this place. There is so much to do, from the beaches to the jumping rocks, several beautiful hikes and slippery rocks for sliding on. Great for young children and teens, definitely something for everyone!

Keep in mind if you come that this place is a good drive from any town, so aside from the well-stocked store just outside the park, you probably want to make sure you bring everything you need. Having said that, the Grundy Lake Supply store is a great place to pick up small groceries, camp supplies or fishing gear you might need (we had to buy a new air mattress there), rent a canoe or kayak- they drop them off right at the lake for you, or snacks like fries and ice cream from the snack bar.

This place is not for people who want to party at night. And because it’s bear country, you have to make sure to keep all animal attractants away when you’re not using them- that takes work, but why should some bear have to be put down because us humans caused it to become too comfortable eating our foods to be safe for people around?
If you want to enjoy nature, find peace and quiet, swim in clean water, find solitude or spend time with loved ones and smell that delicious clean air, come here. If you want to party and disregard wildlife and nature, stay in the city.

This place is a gem. Come and enjoy it.
Written August 16, 2021
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Joelle D
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Muddy and Flooded - Site sized need to be updated
Jul. 2021
Last year, our plans changed last minute and we drove past and were happy to get a site for a couple nights. So this year we thought we'd plan better and go again for 5 nights. I read the reviews and heard about 'flooded sites' We thought, "What are the chances." In the Trailers section, the site description said it would take our 32 foot trailer. We arrived, it had rained and our site was a mess. You could tell the campers before us had a huge problem getting out - big tire ruts and fire pit had to be moved. It rained again and we were in a lake. We asked at the front office what could be done. The employee said, "I wouldn't stay down there either. It won't dry out for weeks. This had been a problem for years." They offered to bring skids down, but unless you are ok breaking an ankle on wet wood, we passed. We decided to leave early. Please note : NOT ALL SITES IN TRAILERS WORK FOR THE SIZE THEY SAY. We are experienced campers and have been in tight spots, but getting out after so much rain and not proper drainage was a nightmare. If your driver is good at threading a needle, great. But now try to pull out through mud and sludge. The trailer would slide to one side up against a tree. I thought we were going to be stuck until they came and cut us out more room. After a few attempts and some very close calls we were out. If the campers across the road hadn't pulled in as far as they did (Which we needed the end of their site to get into to swing around) it wouldn't have worked. If they had set their trailer closer to the road in their site and went for a hike, we'd have to wait for them to come back before we could leave. My problem is they know this is a problem and do nothing about it. And no, you can't blame everything on Covid. We drove 4 hours each way to sit in snotty think mud. Any shoes left under the awning were washed out to the road. I'm not complaining about the weather, we can camp in the rain no problem, but when it is hard to get a site and holidays are limited and you know this is a problem, what the heck! It's not that a couple loads of gravel each year can be that hard. Update the trailer sizes for the sites! It might have handled a 32 foot trailer in 1970, but trees grow. The manager we spoke with listened and apologized and refunded our nights. We appreciated that, but nothing will change. Hopefully this will save someone else's holiday with a bigger trailer in the Trailer section.
Written July 28, 2021
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Neil D
Collingwood, Canada12 contributions
Wardens with attitudes
Jul. 2021 • Family
Seeing all these complaints about wardens we thought we would share ours, from 2 weeks ago. 1140pm we had 2 arrogant wardens request we come out of our trailer. Had been asleep for an hour. Got the full flashlights in the eyes and when we asked what this was about he demanded my ID and told me he would tell me when he was ready to. After 10 minutes he tells us that he has an issue with the four beer bottles that were left out by the car by accident. We were apologetic and explained that everything else was put away and garbage disposed of and it was an accident. Told us his hands were tied and that I would have to wait 20min while he went back to the car. When he came back to the site he felt he had to lecture me before giving me a $155 ticket for having attractants out. Told him to give me the ticket and skip the lecture so I could go back to sleep at which point he considered giving me another ticket for my attitude. We watched them the following night go around at 8pm noting sites with potential violations. They don’t talk to campers just came back at 12 and ticketed. They should be educating people not trying to meet quotas. We understand the issues with wildlife but this was extreme. When we spoke to their boss he was very understanding and when he looked at the ticket his response was “oh it was Jayden” like this clearly wasn’t the first time this had been an issue. We have never had a run in with a warden and we will not be going back to Grundy.
Written July 28, 2021
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Iris Aisling
Toronto, Canada1 contribution
Great park, awful park wardens
Jul. 2021 • Friends
The park rangers completely abuse their authority. They seemed mature, mean, and totally unprofessional. I do not recommend going here with friends or large family... These guys ruined our experience. But the park is pretty... Too bad.
Written July 26, 2021
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RickandDenise9
St. Catharines, Canada129 contributions
Gut lake Trail Hike Very nice
Jul. 2021 • Couples
The Gut Lake trail hike is very nice. Moderate in challenge and takes 1.25 hrs. WE did counter clockwise to allow for a swim near the end.
Written July 23, 2021
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robandcassandra
Dunnville, Canada4 contributions
Beautiful park but arrogant wardens
Jul. 2021 • Family
This was such a beautiful park but things have not been taken care of. The potholes throughout the park are atrocious- we had many bicycle spills because of them. The sites were not well maintained and the washrooms though cleaned regularly were not cleaned well. The worst part of the park are the arrogant park wardens. They seemed to be out to ticket anyone and everyone. We have been camping for many years and have never experienced the harassment we had at this park from the wardens. The park itself is wonderful for all ages with many things to do and see but because of the wardens leaving a very foul taste in our mouths we will not be returning.
Written July 19, 2021
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SteveKari H
1 contribution
The night warden was power tripping, but the park was great
Jul. 2021
Only had a problem with the night warden power tripping.
Great park. Lots to do from the slippery rocks, to the jumping rocks, to kayaking and swimming at the many beaches. Our kids had so much fun with so much to do. The scenery is beautiful. The lakes were warm for swimming. We even got to see the bear that was running around the campground.
We went with 6 other family's with campsites close to each other and we could do everything together, even had space on a beach for all of us.
There is only one spot for garbage, so the bears don't get in it.
Should have done a little more research on our site because it was a little bit smaller then we would have liked for our family of six but that's on us.
They had just gotten a lot of rain so the horrendous amount of mosquitos on our site was just a product of that. If you camp, you know there is a possibility of bugs.
Pot holes were horrendous, but they had just gotten a lot of rain so maybe that is the reason why.
But otherwise clean, beautiful park with lots to do.
Written July 19, 2021
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Chris D
1 contribution
Unfortunate
Jul. 2021 • Family
Such a naturally beautiful park with so many enjoyable things to do. Unfortunately the roads are extremely poorly maintained with potholes knocking kids off their bikes. The park wardens are constantly abusing their power and incredibly rude and inconsiderate of the average camper
Written July 17, 2021
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Logan M
2 contributions
Horrible experience for a retired police officer
Jun. 2021
This an awful place to be. Not in terms of the actual physical site but in terms of the young individuals working here. At the same time, reviews are deleted much like I am sure this will be deleted. There are 10-15 on one site during the pandemic, the bathrooms are gross and covid protocols are not being followed. However, as horrible as that is - they rangers need to take a self esteem course so that they don't feel the need to mistreat people to serve their fragile egos. Never in my 40 years of camping have I experienced or witnessed such ill treatment. I have moved forward with my complaints to head office. On top of it, they delete google reviews that tell the truth of how people who pay a good amount of money to come to this campground.
Written July 4, 2021
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