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Grundy Lake


RR#1
Britt, ON P0G1A0
705.383.2286
No Email Address
http://www.ontarioparks.com/english/grun.html
9 Reviews
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awesome park..lots of canoeing and things to see. was VERY quiet at the park. saw the trumpeter swans, bears, deer...beaches are great! slippery rocks are fun! lots of hiking! great fishing! will go back for sure!

Received from michelle for visit in Jun 2010


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Stay Again? YES
Have been staying at Grundy for the past 10 years for two weeks every summer. Absolutely love this campground. Everything you would want in a camping experience and more can be found here! Would recomend staying here to just about anyone!

Received from Megan for visit in Jul 2009


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Stay Again? YES
Stayed on Clear lake. Too close to highway. Traffic noise all day/all night. You can see the vehicles from Clear lake. Canoe rental just outside the park was convenient.

Received from Nick for visit in Jun 2009


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Excellent campground. we stayed in Poplar, off Gurd Lake, in late August. We had two young children in our party. We hiked on two lovely interpreted trails (Swan Lake, 1.5 km) and Gut Lake (2.5 km). We saw trumpeter swans and heard loons. We rented canoes and swam at two beaches. The park is clean, the showers are warm, there is programming for children. A convenient store is outside the park boundaries, and you are only an hour from Sudbury. We would certainly return here

Received from Jim D for visit in Aug 2008


Site Number: Poplar
Stay Again? YES
Have stayed in this campground for 4 years in a row. Very nice and clean. Stayed in the Trailer campground and found it to be nice and quiet. If hooking to electricity make sure you have extension cords because on some of the sites the receptacle is located a distance from where you would park. This is the first year where we were bothered by mosquitoes. Probably because of the wet weather we have been having. Already planning for 2009.

Received from Bill for visit in Jul 2008


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Stay Again? YES
This was our second year in a row to Grundy Lake. Absolutely suggest it. With the rocks sloping in the water and very good swimming at beaches/rocks - very ideal. As Canadian as you can get! Red Maple campground very nice, pet free and radio free. Also Hemlock very good. Many of the campgrounds are radio free. Popular campground is very good if you can get a site backing on the beach. Store outside the park was 2 minute drive, well stocked with groceries/camp gear. Also had food stand with fries,burgers, ice cream and even served breakfast. French River trading post & brand new interpretive center 15 mins away on hwy.69. Sudbury or Parry Sound 1 hour each direction. Sudbury good for visits to Science North or Big Nickel. Sounds of Loons on lake very nice. Only downfall is sound of train every few hours (including middle of the night) but not a deterrent not to return. The sites have lots of privacy and facilities are good (showers work well and have lots of hot water.) I highly recommend Grundy Lake!

Received from Ann for visit in Aug 2006


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Stay Again? YES
This park is one of the better Provincial parks in my mind. There are 3 lakes no motorized boats allowed. The sites are big clean and most private. We have stayed there many times in the past and are looking to book for 2 weeks in Aug of 2006.

Received from Thumper for visit in 2005


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Stay Again? YES
This is a great provincial park only 3 hours from Barrie. Nice swimming and beach. Dock out in the water for jumping. When we were there in 2002, there were Trumpeter Swans and they were amazing to watch when we went on a canoe trip. We also spotted a snapping turtle the size of a small pony.

Received from Monique B for visit in July 2005


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Stay Again? YES
I booked our Grundy Lake campsite in February 2005 for the last week of July. The site that we booked was huge and had a private pathway that led down to Grundy Lake. At the end of the path was a large outcropping of Canadian shield rock that one could jump off of into 12 feet of water. Without this feature I'm not so sure I'd give the campsite a complete 100% "thumbs up". Sunning and diving from this rock was awesome; definitely a lot better then the crowded beach. Although our camping site was large, it was also somewhat open. Once we placed our tents and car properly, a level of privacy could be obtained. There is only one picnic table per site (even though they have plenty in reserve). We asked for a second; the answer was NO (unlike Restoule). I rode around the park on my bike looking at the other sites and I could only find one or two that were equal to or better than ours. Most of the other sites offered very little privacy and I was surprised that people willingly paid for them. It seems that Ontario Parks creates campsites right across from each other to maximize revenue, but it would be far better to stagger them. The worst campground was Balsam. I camped there 27 years ago; it was ok then, but not now. The traffic on Highway 69 is non-stop and you can still see the highway on the other side of Clear Lake across from the Balsam campgrounds. The traffic noise levels in Balsam must be high at night because you can still hear the highway in the early morning hours in campgrounds further away. The washrooms at Grundy Lake were the best I've seen to date, clean and well maintained. There were no lineups during the week, but it was busy on the weekend. The other campers were great....not like past Park experiences where I was kept up to all hours of the night listening to their drunken life stories or their morning puking episodes (Restoule 2004). At 11:00pm at Grundy Lake everyone was courteous and the noise levels were kept to a minimum. I guess we lucked out this time. Canoes, kayaks and paddle boats can be rented from Grundy Lake outfitters for less then what the Provincial Park charges. They are located at the corner of highway 522 and highway 69. There is a General Store, Restaurant, etc on their site. T-shirts and souvenirs were also less expensive in the General Store then in the Park. Grundy Lake has an Interpretive Centre with displays and an Outdoor Auditorium located at Gull Lake. We stopped into the Interpretive Centre, but didn't attend any events at the Outdoor Auditorium. On the other side of Gull Lake campers were jumping off of high rocks into the water. Grundy Lake also has several nice hiking trails that vary in distance. One more thing....every other review I've read about Grundy Lake talks about the nasty bugs. When we were there, I was only bitten four or five times all week. Perhaps it was due to the dry summer, but I also think that the end of July, beginning of August are the best times to go camping. I'd recommend Grundy Lake to fellow car campers for the scenery and the great facilities, but you should be aware of the open campsites that offer little privacy.

Received from David S for visit in July 2005


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Stay Again? YES



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