Chutes Provincial Park

Chutes Provincial Park, Massey: Address, Phone Number, Chutes Provincial Park Reviews: 4.5/5

Chutes Provincial Park
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Kalyani
Toronto, Canada120 contributions
Beautiful park!
Aug. 2021
Good Small park that we were lucky enough to get a site adjacent to the falls. Hearing the sounds of the water was so relaxing specially at nights. The sites were well spaced and a good size. Beautiful hiking trail and the beach by the falls is nice way to relax. Small town near the park has everything you need. Definitely would stay again!
Written August 22, 2021
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Curlgolf
Toronto, Canada47 contributions
Great short stop
Oct. 2020
Very glad we stopped here on the way from Sault Ste Marie to Manitoulin. Super easy since it's just a couple of minutes off highway 17. A short, easy trail from the parking lot leads to an amazing observation platform with a roaring waterfall coming right at you and falling to the rocks below. Trail continues to other falls if you have more time.
Written October 15, 2020
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CPhillips
Barrie, Canada1,045 contributions
Excellent way to stretch our legs!
Sep. 2020 • Friends
Driving between Sudbury and Sault St Marie this was meant to be a simple stop to stretch our legs - what a lovely surprise to find it provided a good hike! The campground looked amazing too - we’ll spaced lots and so well maintained. The rapids, falls and well groomed walking trails were a delight. Very clean washrooms.
Written September 20, 2020
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Trevor V
Windsor, Canada60 contributions
Nice Smaller Provincial Park
Aug. 2020
Very nice smaller campground for Provincial Park. We stayed for 3 nights. Nice beach area letting you swim right near the falls and float around.

Nice easy trails for hiking with great views of the falls.

Only complaint is only 1 fill / dump line. The line Monday morning was 6 vehicles deep when we were leaving.
Written August 25, 2020
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Lauren
Hamilton, Canada114 contributions
One night stay
Aug. 2020 • Family
Had a great one night stay on our Ontario road trip. The sites were well spaced and a good size. The waterfall was nice and larger than we had expected. We walked the Twin Bridges trail which was a nice, easy hike. The park is located near the highway so we could hear transport trucks throughout the day and night. The park was also out of firewood but there was some available in town. We would stay again!
Written August 9, 2020
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101amt
Niagara Falls, Canada332 contributions
Better Than Expected
Sep. 2019
Stayed here on Labour day weekend last year, and was apprehensive since it was one of the few parks with availability left. We were pleasantly surprised though. The sites are well spaced out.

A con of the campgrounds though would be the fact that the park is located beside a CN rail so you will very loudly have trains coming through.

The hike for the waterfall was easy.

If you plan on fishing here, good luck!
Written August 5, 2020
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JMH
3 contributions
Beautiful park!
Jul. 2020 • Family
Beautiful park. Campsites are large. The park is well maintained and clean. Trails are well kept with beautiful views. Definitely would stay again!
Written July 26, 2020
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Canadian_Guy1000
Toronto, Canada2,473 contributions
The sound of the waterfall is awesome; the sound of generators is NOT
Sep. 2019
In 2019 I was heading to the USA for my vacation and I spent two nights at this park—in August and then at the end of September, when I was driving back to Toronto. I love staying on campsites close to the river and the falls-I got campsites 100 and 98 (on which I had camped in the past). After setting up my tent, I went down to the river. I found a smooth concave depression in the rocky shore close to the waterfall which made a perfect vantage point to comfortably lounge and enjoy the falls. This ‘rocky chair’ was so cozy that instead of reading the book I had brought with me, I fell asleep.

Since I stayed for just one night each time, I did not have much time to hike the trails, but it was still very refreshing to take a short stroll in the morning along the river. The park staff were, as always, very nice. In September the office was unmanned (at least when I arrived), but there was a self-serve pay station as well as a traditional option of inserting the payment in an envelope. In September there were already leaves on the ground and all kinds of mesmerizing mushrooms. Surprisingly, I did not see any pine cones, which two years ago had been plentiful at this very campsite and had kept falling on our tent. Except for an occasional squirrel, I did not notice any other animals in the park.

Overall, it is a very pleasant park, easily accessible from the main highway, close to stores and towns and it makes a perfect base to many outdoor activities in the area.

The loop I stayed on (Big Chutes Crescent) was, as the sign proclaimed, a “Radio-Free Zone” (awesome!). Unfortunately, an RV arrived and parked on the adjacent campsite and immediately started running a generator in the evening. I was quite surprised that the park allowed generators in the radio-free zone and I wanted to speak to a park warden about that, yet I did not see any park employees around. Later I read the park tabloid and when it mentioned “Radio Free Camping”, it only referred to audio devices as prohibited in the radio-free campground; under “Summary of Provincial Park Offences”, it said that ‘operation of an audio device in a radio free area is prohibited’. Regrettably, generators were not mentioned.
Finally, on page 6 there was a separate item on generators—that they can be run in the park only between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. and that “NO generators are allowed in the Radio Free campground”!

This particular regulation should be more publicized and enforced. I would suggest that the sign with the “Radio-Free Zone” should also mention “Generator-Free Zone” and in the park tabloid “Radio Free Camping” should clearly indicate that in addition to audio devices, generators are prohibited as well.

However, in my opinion generators should be banned from parks, especially where electric campsites are available. I have been camping in Ontario provincial parks for almost 30 years and I think this was the first time I saw/heard a generator. That is one of the most important reasons I enjoy camping in provincial parks so much. I would not like Ontario parks to become like so many parks in the USA, where the sound of generators is often omnipresent.
Written November 17, 2019
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John M
Hamilton, Canada165 contributions
Surrounded by Fall Colours
Oct. 2019 • Family
We arrived here as one of the pit stops on our day-long drive between Toronto and Sault Ste. Marie. It was a cloudy day, but there's an advantage to that: thr falls are mightier!

Since we had this as a pit stop, we only stopped at the lookout and at the beach. Entering the park, the gatehouse actually has a very tiny gift shop that sells Ontario Parks souvenirs, even a Chutes shirt!

The fall colours are very best appreciated at the beach area. You are totally surrounded 360 degrees by different hues of red, orange, yellow, green, and even brown leaves.

There also seems to be a lot of fish trying to climb upstream. Not sure what kind of fish it is, but it has white outline on its tail. Not sure how they can climb the mighty waterfall too...

Also, among the fish climbing upstream, the dog area seems to be full of dead fish being washed ashore. It was an unfortunate sight. Not sure if they starved to death, got killed by dogs or by birds of prey. Just shows the harshness of the wilderness.
Written October 18, 2019
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Annmarie m
San Antonio, TX236 contributions
Beautiful fall side trip
Oct. 2019
Traveling thru and had planned to stop but it had been raining all day, decided to stop anyway well worth the side trip. TookTwin bridges trail about 51/2 km that took us to several lookouts of the falls and seven sisters cataracts. Very pretty. There is a trail guide available at start of trail. Because of rain did not take any other trails. Beach area was nice, fine sand below falls. Heard many birds.
Written October 13, 2019
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