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Silent Lake PP

P.O. Box 219
Bancroft, ON K0L 1C0
No Email Address
5 Reviews
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Beautiful hilly provincial park with very nice sites. The fire pits are made with rock arrangements, very nice. Enjoyable and challenging hiking trails, and a very well kept sandy beach with a huge floating raft further out for diving and other horseplay (away from the younger swimmers). Very friendly staff and the comfort station we used was clean. It is possible to rent canoes and kayacks (no motors permitted on Silent Lake). The only caveat is that there is a permanent water boiling notice. Come prepared.

Received from Chris for visit in Jan 2012

Site Number: 121
Stay Again? YES
Great Paddling and hiking including an up to 15 km around the lake hike which is really gorgeous but tough. Great skiing, the 19km mountain bike loop is definitely not up to say the standards of the Niagara Region like short hills pp and connecting trails but great for boots paddles snowshoes and skis! Amazing spot you can always find a little piece of the shield on the shores to yourself by foot or paddle.

Received from Matt for visit in Aug 2011

Site Number: 13?
Stay Again? YES
Hopefully Silent Lake has improved their Yurt situation since we rented a yurt in 2004. I had booked for three nights and we didn't even last one night - no electricity in the yurts which I wasn't aware of when making the booking(yurts in other parks have electricity) - there was a wasp buzzing around in the top of the yurt which I couldnt'reach and we were across the road from a pond of green slime - the mattresses were filthy - we left and went to a motel - very disappointing after renting beautiful yurts at MacGregor Park.

Received from Kim O for visit in May 2004

Site Number: None
Stay Again? NO
Pros: Large private sites, very friendly staff (hey Killbear!), nice beaches/hiking trails/mountain biking trails, road layout minimizes traffic, no motors allowed on lake so it really is "silent", a nice "calm" despite being a long weekend. Cons: No visitor centre nor on-site store (but we're quibbling here), camper's day beach parking lot too small if you're not close enough to walk or bike.


Received from Paul H for visit in Sep 2003

Site Number: None
Stay Again? YES
Pros: Easy three-hour drive from Ottawa via Renfrew, little traffic. Nicely wooded campground, good trails, nice beach area, nice lake for canoeing. Well laid out to minimize campground traffic. Cons: This was our first time there with the big trailer so our perspective is based on that. It was also our first time camping in the Pincer Bay campground. The loop into the filling/dumping station is extremely tight for larger trailers, many low-hanging trees on the way to the campground. Roads in Pincer Bay are narrow with a few badly placed trees on corners, but nothing too too bad. The sites in Pincer Bay are mostly tent sites and seem to be quite old -- they are often have tree stumps and/or uneven terrain. We were on what was supposed to be a large site for our size of trailer however there was a stump in the middle (our slide went out over it) and the fire pit was on the wrong side (back side) of the trailer. People were wondering how we even got the trailer onto the site (carefully!). So if booking there with a larger trailer go for one of the electrical sites in the other campground or make sure you get a large or extra large site elsewhere. As is often the case in provincial parks recently, their firewood was wet.

Received from Paul H for visit in Jun 2005

Site Number: None
Stay Again? YES

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