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“Perfect for families!”

Halfway Lake Provincial Park
Ranked #14 of 62 things to do in Sudbury
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Reviewed August 28, 2017

We spent a week here with our family. We have young kids and we loved how big and shallow the beach was. Perfect for playing in the sand and swimming. We also loved that there was a playground. We hiked two of the trails which were challenging but fun. We stayed in Wild Rose. The bathrooms are really spread out, but we were able to find a couple short cuts that made it better. You can also hear the trucks from the highway. We were in site 25. We enjoyed biking to the store and the playground. I hadn't been to this park since 2003. Amazing how much different it looks! There is an excellent interpretive centre which is great for the kids. The staff is very friendly and knowledgeable. We really enjoyed our visit here and we will be back for sure!

Thank Meredith T
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Reviewed August 9, 2017 via mobile

Nice large sites with plenty of trees and greenery in between. The camp store is packed with lots of your camping needs because we all forget that one thing.

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Reviewed July 19, 2017 via mobile

This provincial park is easily on par with any of the big parks like Grundy and Arrowhead. The drive from southern Ontario is easy and well marked and very good quality drive. The first impression of any park is it's staff and their staff were positivs and helpful. The trailer services are easily accessible. The store has the staples but a bit pricey but that is expected. We always review all the sites for ones we would pick and this park it was easy. They are all great sites even those that were affected by the storm in 2002. The beachs are large with huge swimming areas. Water is clear. Fishing is good in all of the lakrs . Boat launch facility is easy to access and fish cleaning shack is clean and well maintained. The hiking trails are excellent quality. Next time we visit we will definitely be getting to bailey lake.

1  Thank Michael L
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Reviewed February 13, 2017

This is a great place to go camping. They accommodate tents and trailers. They have trails and beaches.

Thank Joanne B
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Reviewed September 4, 2016

We camped here for a week. We had a beautiful private site with access and a view of Raven Lake. It was wonderful to be able to canoe or kayak easily. We caught lots of northern Pike- mostly smaller ones, and one monster sized one!
The beach is huge and clean with a large buoyed area for swimming. Halfway lake was almost always rough and a little tough for canoeing. We did canoe to Bailey Lake. The portage is well marked from halfway Lake, but poorly marked on the return. We only found 1 out of 4 campsites as the signage is poor. The one we did find only had a stone fireplace- no privy or picnic table and was very small- not sure where you would put a tent. When we asked staff they said that they are not used often, so that is why they are not in good shape. Perhaps if they were in good shape, they would be used more often?
Another day we crossed under the highway and paddled the other side of Halfway Lake- it is much calmer on that side.
We spent one day on Antrim Lake. The canoe launch is non existent- it was super muddy/mucky. The beavers have built a dam so you have to portage to the main part of the lake. This portage was very poorly maintained- very muddy. It would be so nice for the park to put in a proper canoe launch and some boardwalk along the portage. The lake was beautiful and we were the only ones on it. There is only 1 campsite marked on the map but we found 3 - only one of the 3 had a grill on the campfire and a picnic table. The fishing was excellent on the lake- lots of huge pike and some bass. It made the trek worthwhile.
2 of the parks 4 hiking trails were closed while we were there- one because a bridge needed to be repaired, and one because there were over a 100 fallen trees blocking the trail. It was disappointing that we were not able to do these trails. We did do the others and they were very nice.
The campsites are mostly large and private. Older bathrooms but clean. The park was super quiet during the week but got busy on the weekend. Lots of little kids unsupervised on the roads and on empty sites.
The store is a good sized. They did have a lot of basics but no eggs. There is a little store in Cartier (about 10 minutes from the park) that has everything except meats or fruits and vegetables. The interpretive centre was small but had tons packed in it- worth going to- especially interesting to read about the fire and tornado that went through the park. The staff were all helpful.
This park has potential but needs some work.

4  Thank nurse32
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