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Real Name:Lisa
Location:Barrie, , Canada
Member Since:August 3, 2013
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4 Star Rating  September 30th, 2013
Restoule Provincial Park
4 Star Rating  September 19th, 2013   Great site!
Large and clean this site has ample privacy with just enough sun exposure to keep it comfortable. The privies in this campground have all been upgraded to flush toilets which is nice. Cleaning staff came by twice a day and cleaned the privies and did an excellent job! Only saw a Park Warden truck once during our stay but our campground only had 6 camsites filled all weekend so I`m sure their priority was the other campgrounds (like the Dunes) that were almost sold out. Park Warden`s weren`t necessary anyway because it was very quiet and peaceful.

Roads in this campground are very, very narrow and although this didn`t pose a problem for us since it was September and basically empty, I can`t imagine trying to drive down these in the busy summer. Visit in September if you can, especially if your main interest is hiking and not the beach!

Site is dirt covered and hardly any grass even though they say it has grass on their website. As long as you don`t mind dirt this shouldn`t be a problem. Shared our site with 2 cute chipmunks and heard a Whip-poor-will in the early morning hours of our first full day.

A very nice campsite!

The Pinery Provincial Park - Site 523
4 Star Rating  September 19th, 2013   Beautiful Park!
Extremely pretty with a unique ecosystem including rare oak savannah forest! Well maintained property with beautiful beach and gorgeous hiking trails. Lots of public washrooms and picnic tables although both are in need of a cleaning/refurb! Staff is super-friendly and helpful.

Stay for the sunset! National Geographic rated the Lake Huron sunsets as one of the top 10 sunsets in the world and it`s easy to see why once you have experienced it.

Go in the fall for minimum crowds!

The Pinery Provincial Park
4 Star Rating  August 3rd, 2013   Good site but not as private as the website says
It was a good site and had no other site beside it or across from it but it`s located on a road that has boat ramp and beach access which meant lots of vehicle and pedestrian traffic.

Everyone was very nice however, very friendly and very considerate so unless you have a major issue with people walking by it was no big deal!

Restoule Provincial Park - Site 053
4 Star Rating  August 3rd, 2013   Great site and campground!
Nice and quiet with very friendly staff! Dog beach is small and has a few small pebbles in the shallowest parts but wade out a couple of feet and it`s all sand! Water is warm and clear and fishing from the dock will score you sunfish and smallmouth bass!

The sites are nice and large and lots of trees meaning lots of privacy!

Privy`s were clean although the taps just outside for handwashing did not work! They did have a hand sanitizer that was kept full at all times though!

At night there were lots of animal sounds such as frogs, loons and owls and during our first night we did have a rather bold raccoon try to enter our screen tent but we managed to scare him away permanently the following evening.

Firewood was of good quality and reasonably priced at $7.25/bag which included tax. Ice was $2.25 a bag which was also pretty much right in line with everywhere else.

All in all I would highly recommend this little out-of-the-way park to anyone who wants a break from the city. You won`t be disappointed!

Restoule Provincial Park
 
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  Dry Tortugas National Park, Florida - Home for the night.  This campsite had an amazing view!  A great site to toss up the tent for the evening. Dry Tortugas National Park, Florida - The view from the back yard of the campsite.  This certainly doesn`t hurt for a good night of camping. Dry Tortugas National Park, Florida - Gorgeous view of the islands at Dry Tortugas National Park.  
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