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Samuel de Champlain Provincial Park

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One of Ontario's less appreciated parks, especially with big brother Algonquin looming large... read more

Reviewed May 18, 2018
Edward W
Toronto, Canada
Always a great time

We have been camping here at least once a year for over a decade. Well run park with nice museum... read more

Reviewed March 8, 2018
Donna R
Elliot Lake, Canada
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Champlain Provincial Park Road, Mattawa, Ontario P0H 1V0, Canada
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Reviewed May 18, 2018

One of Ontario's less appreciated parks, especially with big brother Algonquin looming large nearby. We were here one week before the official open, so everything was closed except for the gates. We still got a chance to check out the two rivers as they raced...More

Thank Edward W
Reviewed March 8, 2018

We have been camping here at least once a year for over a decade. Well run park with nice museum, good lots, beach and playground. A good place to relax and unwind. Only downside to last visit was another camper who let his dog run...More

1  Thank Donna R
Reviewed October 26, 2017

We have camped here twice now, both times in the Babawasse campground, and plan to make it one of our yearly destinations. The first visit we had a bad campsite which looked ok on the website but in reality should never have been listed as...More

2  Thank GailynS
Reviewed October 13, 2017

Beautiful place for bike riding, camping, hiking and taking in nature. Impressive facilities with clean showers, toilets and sinks. The entire campground was booked up upon arrival and we were fortunate to make an online reservation beforehand. We lucked out on having a quiet, private...More

2  Thank Miranda B
Reviewed September 28, 2017

We camped here for the Sept 17 long weekend (booked in March based on the reviews), and we were somewhat disappointed. While I can understand the desire to have radio free zones near the water, the person who designed this park was having an off...More

Thank Greg H
Reviewed September 27, 2017

We stayed here in September, at the Babawasse campground. People are friendly, showers and washrooms are excellent. Park is dead quiet at night. Be careful which site you pick, some are all dust/soil and you'll be tracking it everywhere. Only complaint is the $7.75 for...More

Thank firewalker130
Reviewed September 15, 2017

A beautiful provincial park for a family camping trip. We recently stayed at site 16 and it is highly recommended if you are tent camping. It is tucked down, away from the road and nicely secluded, just steps to the beach/docks/start of the river and...More

1  Thank Liz M
Reviewed September 4, 2017

We have been to a lot of campgrounds. We have seen the good, the bad and the down right ugly and then there is Samuel de Champlain!!! EXCELLENT!!! The moment we arrived we were impressed. The check in was quick and the directions were clear....More

4  Thank Donshari
Reviewed September 1, 2017

Stayed at end of August. Lot 66 Babawasse Campground - pretty good lot but some slope and long way to electric outlet (100+'), as lot description states. They do rent 50' 30 amp extension chord for $5/night and refundable $100 deposit. Great tubing on river,...More

2  Thank pensfan872017
Reviewed August 16, 2017 via mobile

We have been visiting this park to hike its' trails for a few years now. This year we decided to camp here as well (we used to stay at Kiosk_Algonquin & drive over).Our site (143) offered nice privacy. It was also nice and quiet at...More

1  Thank Denise B
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Val R
July 21, 2016|
Response from khrystey | Reviewed this property |
You are not supposed to bring firewood into parks. They have firewood for sale. It is to stop the spread of disease/bugs in wood.