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Highway 60 at km 23.1, Algonquin Provincial Park, Ontario Canada
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#6 of 16 Speciality lodging in Algonquin Provincial Park
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Lise L wrote a review Aug. 2020
Ottawa, Canada23 contributions16 helpful votes
We adore Algonquin Park and have been camping there each summer for over 25 years. CANISBAY has been our favourite spot. But the cleanliness of the privies (outhouses) has definitely been suffering over the years. This year with the Covid pandemic, we certainly expected better sanitation. But it was the worse we've seen. After 4 nights camping, and multiple in-person and phone complaints by me and a neighbouring camper, finally a proper cleaning was done by 2 Ontario Parks attendants. Before that, after a neighbor stopped a warden vehicle and loudly complained, 2 attendants came by for 60 seconds with a spritz bottle around day 3 to address four privy units. By Friday noon, our final day, seats were stained and filthy, paper was low,flies were everywhere and feces were piled high. I left a written complaint at the administration office before departing. To add to the insult, an attendant phones me 5 days later to tell me repeatedly how high their sanitation standards are rather than acknowledge that their cleaning services were utterly sub-par. The woman states I should fill out their online refund form for their careful review ... This level of condescension and lack of caring is truly disappointing, particularly from Algonquin, the jewel of Ontario provincial parks. Better bring your own paper and sanitizers as it could be a while before they clean for you, dear camper.
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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monica P wrote a review Jul. 2020
Kirkfield, Canada27 contributions7 helpful votes
Awesome park in Algonquin. Nice large sites... beautiful beach... lots of hiking trails. Even with the current covid-19 situation, all staff members were very safe and conscientious. Masks worn at all time. Maybe only downside is the water was on boil advisory when we were here. Made the trip to mile marker 35 (dump and potable water fill station) and filled up there. Would definitely come back!!
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Date of stay: July 2020
Thomas K wrote a review Sep. 2019
Brampton, Canada27 contributions39 helpful votes
We have spent many enjoyable Labour day weekends with family and friends over the past 15+ years at Canisbay Lake in beautiful Algonquin Park. This campground has many amenities and services to ensure an enjoyable experience at the center of the Hwy. 60 corridor that provides close and convenient travel to other campgrounds, exhibits and trails including the Portage Store on Canoe Lake and the Lake of Two Rivers Store that are handy for snacks and supplies. Canisbay Lake offers a large selection of campgrounds that accommodates small or large groups and are quite private when compared with other locations. The lake is also a very short walk or drive with plenty of space to picnic, swim, canoe, take photos, etc... and this time of the year also guarantees minimal or no Mosquitoes!
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Date of stay: September 2019
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WillG568 wrote a review Aug. 2019
Pickering, Canada170 contributions61 helpful votes
We stayed here, Section 3 Site 137, after a long hiatus from camping and we really enjoyed the Park. It is centrally located a short drive from Canoe Lake and the Portage Store outfitters. With teh help of the Parks website we were able to pick a large site that worked for us. Beautiful beach and canoe/kayak launch. Great walking and biking access. Very clean and will certainly head back there to use as a base for exploring Algonquin Park
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Date of stay: July 2019
Room Tip: Pick your site and view it specifications on the Parks Ontario site
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volley11 wrote a review Jul. 2019
Oshawa, Canada143 contributions91 helpful votes
First time back in Algonquin in 20 years and still love it! Such a beautiful area. We had a huge and private site for 5 nights and we couldn't have asked for a better spot. 5 minute walk to the beach or comfort station. The lake is very shallow and you can walk out quite a distance with it being 3 to 4' deep. We took our kayaks out every day and enjoyed going all around Lake. Two things to know....we usually don't put our water into the trailer until we get to our campgrounds and Canisbay's one fill tap is past the campsite roads and is on the road to the beach parking lot. We had to go down and turn around to fill. Also the dump station is at approx the 36km mark into the Park. A bit of an inconvenience when you want to leave by the west gate but have to go farther into the Park to dump. (depending on what campground you are in) We did the great bike trail from Mew Lake to Pog and back, 12km approx. Fantastic riding trail! All in all a fantastic 6 days with great weather! We also did the hemlock Bluff hiking trail 3.5km It was good except for the mosquitos that wanted to carry us away. We will be back Algonquin Park!
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Date of stay: July 2019
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Frequently Asked Questions about Canisbay Lake Campground
Which popular attractions are close to Canisbay Lake Campground?
Nearby attractions include Track & Tower Trail (1.2 km), Algonquin Art Centre (3.6 km), and Big Pines Trail (1.2 km).
Is parking available at Canisbay Lake Campground?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Canisbay Lake Campground?
Conveniently located restaurants include Bartlett Lodge Restaurant, Lake of Two Rivers Cafe & Grill, and Algonquin pizza & panini.
Are pets allowed at Canisbay Lake Campground?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.