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Samuel de Champlain Provincial Park

Champlain Provincial Park Road, Mattawa, Ontario P0H 1V0, Canada
+1 705-744-2276
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Camping and River Tubing

We have camped here twice now, both times in the Babawasse campground, and plan to make it one of... read more

Reviewed 26 October 2017
Orillia, Ontario, Canada
Wish We Could Have Stayed Longer

Beautiful place for bike riding, camping, hiking and taking in nature. Impressive facilities with... read more

Reviewed 13 October 2017
Miranda B
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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Champlain Provincial Park Road, Mattawa, Ontario P0H 1V0, Canada
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Reviewed 26 October 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

Thank GailynS
Reviewed 13 October 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

Thank Miranda B
Reviewed 28 September 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 27 September 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 15 September 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

Thank Liz M
Reviewed 4 September 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

1  Thank Donshari
Reviewed 1 September 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

1  Thank pensfan872017
Reviewed 16 August 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

Thank Denise B
Reviewed 22 July 2017

SDC is a long drive for anyone coming from the GTA but it's totally worth it. We have visited about 20% of all the provincial parks and this one is in my top 5 or 6 for sure. It's breath taking in beauty, totally serene...More

Thank SalesGirl77
Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

Unfortunately our visit was greeted with some stormy weather and so we could not hike as much as intended. The scenery is amazing and even spending some time driving through the park was a great way to enjoy the park. Enjoyed the Visitor Centre for...More

Thank Dave A
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Val R
21 July 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.