nmac wrote a Campsite Review for Silent Lake Provincial Park, ON - Campsite 137
New Campsite Review Added for George H. Crosby Manitou State Park, Minnesota - Campsite 14
August 12th, 2019 Preferred site
Close for walking down to lake. Distant view of water
New Campsite Review Added for George H. Crosby Manitou State Park, Minnesota - Campsite 13
August 9th, 2019 Secluded, Very Nice
Took the kids for a trial backpacking run. IMHO, this state park is great for a starter backpacking trip, trails are well marked, easy hike in and out, they even put in stairs and rebar supported boards, trails are very well maintained. Tent pads are flat and fairly level. It`s backpacking utopia.
Site 14 is 8-15 minutes down the river from site 13, depending on how fast you are and how heavy your pack is. Also, site 14 is a good 1-2 minutes off the trail, very secluded. You could pitch 3 to 4 tent and it`s right on the river. I passed sites 3-13 and thought site 14 was the best of the lot, mainly due to being secluded.
There`s a toilet a little up from the camp (there`s a pole marker for it).
And I do mean just a toilet, not in an outhouse, it`s a pit toilet on a platform in the open. At least it`s a private site.
The site has some log benches and a nice grill pit, very shaded.
Also of note, the Manitou river was brown when we went early August, the water filtered brown (apple juice colored, with some soapy looking bubbles). I was a little concerned, but what are you going to do, we drank it filtered. I didn`t see any signs, "Don`t drink the water!". After we left, I called the state park to ensure it was safe, they said it was safe to drink (Iron, sediment, dead plants...etc). We didn`t get sick. Just calling this out from someone from out west where the water is clear.
Also, I think the quickest way to sites 11-16 is to take Yellow Birch, to Cedar Ridge, to Matt Willis, then hike the river trail. Cedar Ridge is much easier to hike than taking Yellow Birch all the way to the river trail. The river trail has a lot of ups and downs, steam crossings over logs, it`s much slower than the relatively flat Cedar Ridge trail. With this route, it took us roughly 1.5 hours to get to from the parking lot.
Site 14, Highly recommended as a starter trip. Seasoned backpackers may want a little for challenge.
New Campground Review Added for Rolley Lake Provincial Park, British Columbia
August 9th, 2019 Nice Site, Close to Trail
This site is right on the river, 2 pads. The entrance is south, you walk for 2 minutes south, only to find it`s 25 feet off the trail. So why did they not put the entrance to the closest part of the trail?
It`s a beautiful site though, we did not stay, but passed it going to site 14, which is another 8-15 minutes south.
New Campsite Review Added for Inverhuron Provincial Park, Ontario - Campsite 159
August 7th, 2019 Awesome Provincial campground
This is a amazing provincial campground, very clean, free showers, nice stuff and in between a rain forest. We just loved it there.
brenjoro wrote a Campground Review for Temperance River State Park, MN
August 7th, 2019 Site 159
Good site for water access.
brenjoro wrote a Campsite Review for Temperance River State Park, MN - Campsite 19e
August 6th, 2019 New bathroom in 2020
Site 1 and 3 have been cleared to build new bathroom which is supposed to be ready in 2020. Should be a huge improvement.
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August 6th, 2019 Pull-thru
This is a nice spacious site and has been turned into a pull-thru.
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August 1st, 2019 Wonderful, private, nice view
We stayed late July for three nights. Reserved it two months in advance; both campgrounds were full every night. The showers were open, to our pleasant surprise. This is the middle site of three cart-in sites. This and 33 are very private, large sites. 31 only gets viewed by the folk in 32 and 33, so it`s pretty private too, and I felt it had slightly better views. 32 mysteriously has gravel for a tent bed; 31 and 33 had fresh wood chips. The campground is meticulously maintained otherwise, and this site offered amazing views and a great experience. Mosquitoes...well...it`s MN. This is a tent only site.