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“Nice camping experience”

Emily Provincial Park
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Reviewed August 9, 2017

We camped there one day during civic holiday weekend.The place was clean .Ours was close to the beach.It rained the whole night but the ground didnt turn muddy.The beach water could have been more clean.Even the restrooms could have been more clean,they smelled bad.

Thank Priya D
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Reviewed July 20, 2017

This is the WORST campground I have ever been to. The staff were racist, rude, abnoxious, and extremely disrespectful. The security guard in the park harassed my family members, coming to our camp at 2 am to give us a ticket for having an extra tent. He yelled at us, scaring and waking the young children, and made racist comments and threatening to put us in jail. I am not sure why he couldn't have given this ticket in the morning and have a proper conversation explaining everything. No one was able to sleep and enjoy the camping for the rest of our time there. Worst experience of my life, it was an extremely traumatizing event.

19  Thank BA30108
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Reviewed July 16, 2017 via mobile

Arriving at Emily we were a little disappointed with our site as it was wet and muddy. We tried to switch but there were no more electrical sites available. We stayed on the site and ended up loving it. The park itself is beautiful and clean. The sites are private and well kept. The washrooms were great and all had wood chip paths leading to them - really neat and clean looking. The park store was great with really good ice cream cones! Free life jacket rental and fishing gear rental. They also rent out paddle boats, canoes and kayaks for a decent price. There is sports equipment available for a nominal price as well. They had lots of activities for kids going on over the weekend including a sing-a-long at the amphitheater and "meet the turtle" time at the park store. Fire wood was dry and burned good. Park staff were super friendly and helpful. Short drive to Lindsay and Peterborough and a little further to Bobcaygeon. We needed to make a hospital trip while there and got there within 20 mins (all was ok)! The beach here is small but again very well kept with docks for fishing. There were picnic tables up behind the beach in the shade but the beach itself is full sun. We will definitely be back!

4  Thank Jennifer L
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Reviewed April 4, 2017

Established in 1957, Emily Provincial Park is a recreational-class park on Pigeon River in the Kawarthas near Omemee spanning 83.37 hectares. The park is notable for camping, fishing, and boating. Emily features large, private, grassy sites with a fire pit and a picnic table. Many sites also offer electrical hookup. Cedar Campground is radio-free and perfect for tent camping. Emily also has three group camping areas. Camping amenities at Emily Provincial Park include comfort stations (flush toilets, showers, and laundry facilities), dump facilities, picnic shelters, water taps, a park store (firewood, basic groceries, bait, snack food, souvenirs), and a boat launch with docking facilities. Notable activities include biking (Trans Canada Trail), boating (Pigeon River leads to the Trent-Severn Waterway), canoeing (canoes, kayaks, and pedal boats are available for rent), fishing (walleye, muskie, bass), and swimming (two sandy beaches). Note that the Pigeon River is shallow and weedy. Also, there are no lifeguards at Emily's beaches (personal flotation devices are available at the park store for a $25 refundable deposit) and pets are not permitted. Emily participates in TackleShare for those who want to fish. And throughout the summer months, staff at Emily provide campfire programs, children’s programs, and information displays. Emily Provincial Park is open May to October. Book early to avoid disappointment! Check-out is at 2:00 the day of departure. Be forewarned the line for the dump station can be quite long on Sundays. And finally, just in case you were wondering, "Emily" is the name of the township/municipality in which Emily Provincial Park resided before the County of Victoria was dissolved and reformed as the City of Kawartha Lakes in 2001. 

1  Thank burr6013
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Reviewed March 31, 2017

We stayed in a camping trailer and loved our campsite in the Circle Campground. We thought our site was private and the closest bathrooms were kept very clean with lots of hot water in the showers. The park was clean, quiet, and great to bike around but we wished the other trail was open. We rented a paddle boat and once we got away from the weeds had a wonderful time on the river. The only downside to this park was the swimming. The beaches are nice but there were always wild birds and a lot of weeds on the north beach and the south beach was closed due to bacteria levels.

Thank OntarioHikers
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