Sharbot Lake Provincial Park

Sharbot Lake Provincial Park

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juan a
2 contributions
Aug. 2022
I have experienced absentee staff in their satellite park "SIlver Lake"..dont believe any claims of safety or they have a Park Wardens that patrol or report dog attacks:)
Dont expect any level of workplace safety response in my experience and opinion ..bleeding everywhere form an unleashed viscious dog that may have been rabid is not what I paid for..dont expect any mandatory Public health unreported to about it form them either..do it yourself
Written October 11, 2022
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StellaNM
Silver City, NM57 contributions
Sep. 2022 • Couples
Lovely campground with many sites on the water or with water views.
Yes, there is traffic noise from the highway but the pros of this park outweigh the cons.
The staff is friendly and helpful, there are two beaches and canoe and kayak rentals, firewood for purchase and exceptionally clean showers and restroom.
Written September 6, 2022
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Jo-anne C
Haley Station, Ontario, Canada71 contributions
Jul. 2022 • Couples
We camped here with our dogs and enjoyed the location and the amenities. We especially enjoyed the walking trails and dog beach.
If you're camping here, choose your site wisely if you're bothered by noise as some sites are closer to the highway and you can hear the traffic.
Written August 9, 2022
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KWB354
Sanger, CA37 contributions
Aug. 2021 • Family
Park is nice. We had a site across from the playground and near the Black Lake beach. Clean and well ordered, and the grandkids had a wonderful time. Only real complaint is that the entire park is very close to Highway 7, and traffic noise is noticeable at all times.
Written September 5, 2021
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bananabrianna
Consecon, Canada129 contributions
Jul. 2021 • Family
Worth the drive 10 minutes past Silver Lake PP to go here instead! Lots of sites with varying topography. Walk-in waterfront sites, electrical sites, tent sites. Kids park is great-beach very small but nicely groomed. Enjoyed our stay here
Written August 3, 2021
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Lori
Kirkland, Canada1 contribution
Jul. 2021 • Couples
Very disappointed with Sharbot lake. I had read the reviews and thought I was prepared for some road noise. The park rests between the lake and highway 7, and highway traffic is a constant with trucks, and motorcycles as the worst. Hiked the main trail 1.5 kms, biked the park, all very small. Recommend canoeing to the portage and continuing in Sharbot lake. Drove into Perth, 30 minutes away for dinner, at Fiddlehead’s, beautiful view from the patio of the park. Glad we visited Sharbot but definitely not a return visit for us.
Written July 25, 2021
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Chelsea M
Kitchener, Canada23 contributions
Jul. 2021
Sharbot Lake is a beautiful park if you're looking for a road trip destination. It is small - under 200 camp sites, most of which are not large in size. Some campsites overlook the lake, and you can hear loons all night long. However, you can also hear the traffic on Highway 7 (even on the far side of the park) as well as other campers - remember that sound travels on the water. I'm not sure what other reviewers are saying about the "sound police", though... we found park staff to be about on par compared to the other provincial parks I've been to as far as noise enforcement.

The gypsy moth caterpillars were in full force when we were there... it sounded like it was raining the entire time but it was really caterpillar faeces falling from the sky. If you're not into insects, maybe try and find a park that is less Oak-filled.

We rented a canoe for 2 hours @ $30; it takes an hour-ish to canoe the entire perimeter of the lake, which is a lovely way to spend an afternoon. The beach, on the other hand, was disappointing in that it has a very small shoreline and feels crammed with people on a sunny day. If you're not a kid person, avoid altogether.

There are only 2 very small trails at this park. If you're looking for good hiking, I recommend taking a day trip to Frontenac, which is less than an hour away (be sure to swim off the rocks located just inside the entrance.... divine). *There is currently free entry into Ontario Parks for a daytime visit from Monday-Thursday*

There was nothing spectacular about Sharbot Lake, but it is a nice one to go to if you're someone who likes to explore Ontario's parks.
Written July 18, 2021
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Tim
Kingston, Canada1 contribution
Aug. 2020 • Friends
Park rangers over police you, camp ground is aided by side, might as well camp in your own backyard, you won’t get policed for whispering too loud.
Written November 21, 2020
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Tiffany Lam
Toronto, Canada11 contributions
Sep. 2020
Went for a three day, two night trip in September.

The park itself was not too busy, which was great.

We booked campsite 123, which is a premium site, so it costs extra. Definitely worth it as you can see Black Lake and you can walk down and do some fishing from your campsite.

Highway 7 was NOISY! Defeats the purpose of having a relaxing, peaceful trip, and the park is so close, you can see the cars and trucks traveling on the highway from the campsite.

There is only one loop trail, the discovery trail that I would not recommend for the little kids. Steep going uphill and downhill. Most of the lookout points were blocked by shrubs.

The vault toilet is closer to campsite 123 than it appears on the website. At night, it was kind of annoying to hear the constant bang of the toilet lid and the door being open/closed. No sink at this vault toilet, however there is sanitizer. On the first day, it was surprisingly clean, however it started to get its funk the day after. The staff did come by and clean everyday.

Beaches were small but very beautiful. Plenty of picnic benches.

It was unfortunate to see campers leaving their garbage strewn all over their campsite after they had left. While driving to the beach, we noticed water bottles, firewood bags, etc left all over the empty campsites, and even one with a fire still going. Very disappointing.

Other than that, we were never bothered by the Park Warden as I’ve read on most reviews, and had a great but short getaway from the city!
Written September 15, 2020
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holidaySnowcountry
snowcountry205 contributions
Aug. 2020
Spent two nights as a extended family Aug 21-23 2020

The campsite was less than great as it was situated between two service roads.
The hourly nightly park vehicle traffic was very disturbing for sleeping as the noise from the truck and sweeping lights was annoying . As well , the noise from the highway nearby was quite loud and disturbing as it is very close to this park. An escape to nature was certainly not a feature here .
Our site was very close to the next site so privacy was an issue.
The wood purchased on site for campfires was wet and soggy and this caused all the campfires around to smolder and smoke excessively. In fact the whole site was wreathed in smoke and made for a less than optimum experience for all.
Sand flies were everywhere and small houseflies were incessant at all areas .
The beach was lovely, people were friendly and the vault toilets were clean.
If you are staying in tents rather that tent trailers this site is not ideal .
I imagine those with trailers would have a better experience due to the ability to mitigate noise at night.
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Written August 29, 2020
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