Ferris Provincial Park

Ferris Provincial Park, Campbellford: Address, Phone Number, Ferris Provincial Park Reviews: 4/5

Ferris Provincial Park
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John M
Hamilton, Canada165 contributions
Ranney Gorgeous but Don't get lost in their trail network!
Aug. 2021 • Family
Trails are easy. Nice view ir Ranney Falls. Sadly it is blocked off the day we went. Regardless I saw people paddling along the river below the bridge.

I also got confused by the Ranney Falls Trail, I thought I was following that trail and several hundred metres after the fork and after seeing the park closing hours and seeing some wooden feature I realized I was following the trail back to the town of Campbellford! The actual trail runs through a day use area and loops from there and was on the other side of the fork which also says River Access Prohibited or something along those lines so I thought we were not allowed to go there. So definitely the signage could be improved.
Written August 28, 2021
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karin p
8 contributions
Disgusting Washrooms
Aug. 2021
We have camped to many Provincial Parks and Ferris was by far the worst. The washrooms have not been updated since the park opened in the 70's. They are old and disgusting. Black mold on the shower walls, dirt and hair all over the floors. The toilets often didn't flush or overflowed. The floors in the washrooms were always wet, hopefully from the humidity but I'm not so sure. One of the stalls in the men's washroom had no door! There must be a standard for Provincial Parks and this one definitely failed. We had just camped at Silent Lake where all the facilities were new and kept so clean. Ferris was a major disappointment and we will never camp there again or recommend it anyone we know.
Written August 25, 2021
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Roam554911
1 contribution
Worst Provincial Park Ever!
Jul. 2021
This is the worst provincial park we’ve stayed at in 22 years! We knew going in that there was no swimming allowed at the park but our attempts to find a nice local spot to swim failed leaving us very hot and sweaty. Also, there is only 1 female and 1 male shower stall in the entire park, the comfort station is run down and water sprays out of the wall when you press the flush button on the toilets causing the floor to be permanently wet & muddy, there are only 3 picnic tables in the picnic area and they are all under the picnic shelter which has a permanent sign saying ‘reserved’ even though no one is using it. We’ve been to many of our beautiful provincial parks and would never go back to Ferris.
Written July 29, 2021
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chickandbeast
Southgate, Canada8,480 contributions
Fireflies every night great views of the Valley
Jul. 2021 • Couples
Lovely site overlooking the valley large and grassy. Fireflies every night giving us a light show. Pleased with the peace and quiet and privacy.

Walked trails to the river and Trent Canal had a picnic with boats to watch, could do with a few more benches or tables.

Lots of potholes on the road to the site makes it hard for the truck and the RV. Only real complaint water and dump station are together one line and one tap. On the wrong side for us had to stop traffic and go the wrong way or have no water. People not always patient in a line up. Why not have them both sides? No shortage of space.

I would go back but haul heavy filling with water somewhere earlier.
Written July 27, 2021
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LoveTravel396051
1 contribution
Thumbsdown on this park
Jul. 2021
The park definitely needs upgrades .Ive been to 21 different provincial parks and out of those parks this would be 21st .washrooms dont seem to be cleaned and having only 1 shower for men and one for women for all 160 something sites .no maint staff cleaning sites .The only thing good was that itwas located close to Campbellford that was a beautiful little town with quaint little shops and a great bakery .
Written July 11, 2021
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Anne S
6 contributions
A gem that needs a lot of updates
Jun. 2021 • Couples
A gem that needs a lot of updates! Wonderful cut grass sites. Good water. Close to the canals to canoe/kayak. Biking trails including great Canadian bike trail!!!!
3 very outdated comfort stations, no disabled facilities within. 1 male/female shower for 165 sites ( mostly tent campers) which had people washing dishes/ bathing at any taps ( no signage not to). Roads are extremely rough. Soooo much opportunity to teach new campers. Needs washroom at the wonderful boat launch. Campbellford visitor centre on the north side of the canal was really the best for getting area information
Written June 29, 2021
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monica P
Kirkfield, Canada29 contributions
Fall 2020 Thanksgiving
Oct. 2020 • Couples
We love this PP. Nice large sites with lots of privacy. The walking and hiking trails are well maintained and great for dog walking. Town of Campbelford is very scenic with lots of quaint attractions!! Chocolate Factory, Cheese Factory and the very picturesque Trent water way!! Beautiful park to visit in the fall!!
Written October 12, 2020
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donaldbW681SP
Vaughan, Canada37 contributions
4 days at Ferris provincial park
Aug. 2020 • Friends
We stayed at Ferris site 66 in the bedrock campground. We have a 30’ travel trailer and the site was plenty big enough no trouble backing in even if your a beginner. Make sure you bring a long power cord as the hook up is probably 75’ away. we had morning shade and afternoon sun, privacy was ok but have had better. Very busy road with cars that speed way faster than they should ! And the dust from the dirt road is crazy, we actually put rocks on the road so people would slow down. Be careful if you have little kids Comfort station always busy as there is lots of tent sites here. 5min drive into town and there seems to be everything you need including a stedmans lol. Make sure you visit the bakery too
Written August 16, 2020
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Imam A
Thornhill, Canada134 contributions
Beautiful Provincial Park
Jul. 2020
Ferris Provincial Park is less crowded and it's beautiful. Lots of parking space. Take your chair with you. 1 1/2 hour drive from Toronto.
Written July 25, 2020
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on_camper
1 contribution
Washrooms closed and the remaining ones are pretty bad
Jul. 2020
Sanitation conditions are appalling. The comfort station was closed with COVID reasons given as official explanation. The remaining one was very far away. Also how is packing everybody in one comfort station instead of two supposed to help fighting COVID? That only open comfort station was probably last repaired 30 years ago, dirty, soap was running out. To be fair there are also 2 outhouses one for men and another one for women. Each has 2 stalls and a sink. No soap supplied for some reason, but a small bottle of sanitizer was provided instead. I witnessed the cleaning of those outhouses. They are located in one place, side by side. A crew of 4 girls arrived, spent about 15 minutes doing something and left. I entered right after, nothing looked cleaned. There was even paper still on the floor. When I tried to use sanitizer it definitely looked like being dissolved with water. I wonder how much it sanitizes after that.

Almost all the roads are gravel roads, so you can imagine the amount of dust.

The river is nice.
Written July 20, 2020
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