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Samuel de Champlain Provincial Park

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Samuel de Champlain Provincial Park

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OntarioCanuck1 wrote a review Sep. 2020
Georgetown, Canada3,679 contributions594 helpful votes
Great trails, we started at red pine loop, wonderful views of the gorge, trail easy to moderate, easy to follow, good parking. Lots of mushrooms, go for it . Then did shorter wabashkiki trail, said use at own risk but easily done, not as good view wise but ok.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Ashlyne N wrote a review Sep. 2019
Brantford, Canada203 contributions59 helpful votes
Went here for school and stayed at the lodges, they were spacious and the beds very comfortable. The park had a nice river flowing through it which you can lazy around and ride a tube down. The cafe made us food while we were there and it was absolutely terrible. Would not recommend food to anyone! Overall if I was camping or lodging here and making my own food I would recommend this park.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Hips Akimbo wrote a review Sep. 2019
Canada124 contributions84 helpful votes
Spent two nights here in the middle of August. Lots of campsites to choose from so we didn't bother reserving. Took a site close to the water that was cited to have little privacy; to the contrary, it was not close to other sites and, despite having roads on three sides, we found traffic to be minimal and pedestrians quiet and few. On the second night a neighbour came to warn us that a crowd of young people had arrived and to prepare for a noisy night. Not. Everyone was considerate and quiet. Only downside was the damp firewood sold at the store. Just birch and, with a bag of kindling, came to nearly $17. Store has limited stock, mainly ice, beverages, icecream and candy. Wished we had been prepared for the 'lazy river'. About 12" deep, it looked very easy but be prepared to tandem vehicles or arrange for a pick up. Coordinated our trip to coincide with the 'Voyageur Experience', an educational reenactment on the beach but due to drizzly weather, it was moved indoors. Not quite the same experience, so we skipped it. Disappointed. A great little park that has not been overly used. Best for canoeing but there are hiking trails, too. Convenient to the Eau Claire Gorge, about 10 minutes away.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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BaNa wrote a review Aug. 2019
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Right time & Right place to end our Summer Vacation. We enjoyed 3 nights camping with super beautiful weather, No rain & few bugs or mosquitoes, clear blue sky & plenty stars at night from August 18 till 21/2019. The campsite was #48 at Babawasse. The comfort zone was pretty clean and friendly staff at the visitor centre. This park also provided many good programs, at least one program per day. We loved the canoe tour for 1.5 hours and we were allowed to stop & play at the little waterfalls. As well, the Night navigator program was good. Awesome water tubing along the Mattawa river. Swimming at the Moore Lake made us feel fresh and relax. We recommend this campground to all campers.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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lachainem2018 wrote a review Aug. 2019
Temiskaming Shores, Canada26 contributions7 helpful votes
My family and I just got back from a 4 day camping trip at Samuel de Champlain Provincial Park. First thing we noticed is the sites are quite spacious. We are a family of 4 and always have a large tent and gazebo setup. We had room for these, as well as a large area to setup a tarp near the fire to hide from the rain. We went on two hikes. First one was the red Trail. It is around 3 Kms and took us a little under 2 hours to complete. We had 4 kids with us and one elderly person. The trail is great for hiking. The path is covered in bowling ball sized rocks and large roots. There is a hill climb and descent involved. Nothing too crazy. Definitely not suitable for someone with a stroller. The second trail we did was near the day use beach. It is a short 1Km trail trough the forest with some bridges overlooking the wetlands. The beaches are excellent. Sandy and quite shallow until you get near the buoys. Excellent for small children. The park offers Kayak, Canoe and stand up paddle board rentals. The rentals are already locked up at key areas around the park so you don't have to load and unload them on your vehicle. We had time to do some fishing while we were there. We didn't manage to land any brook trout, however we did catch and release quite a few bass. Overall this is a great park. One thing to note would be if you choose to rent a site with hydro. Be sure to bring an extension cord. We didn't bring one, so we couldn't use the hydro. Don't forget to stop by the store and visitors center.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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