Three Parks and Two Lakes

Good morning! I’m a little behind on my blog updates but hang in there, I plan on doing some catch up today and tomorrow. I’ve got three parks to review this month from our recent sixteen day trip!

Our first stop on our trip was at Long Point Provincial Park. It wasn’t our first visit to this park. I booked it this time for my FB group RVing in Canada’s spring potluck. Our campsite was in the pull thru area close to where other group members were parked. Here’s a photo of our site at Long Point

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Not much in the way of privacy but great for the purpose of our stay. One thing to note about Long Point – early June is not the time to go if you dislike bugs. There were clouds of bugs – non biting little flies (and some biting stable flies) but they were EVERYWHERE! Our fiver was coated with them. Yuck! Despite that, the potluck was a raging success with many new faces and lots of regulars attending. The food was super and abundant!

During our four days at Long Point the weather was pretty nice. We brought our boat and spent some time on Lake Erie. I’ll create a page with more photos and info about our stay.

Long Beach was the next park on our list to visit. We headed there on a Tuesday and stayed until Saturday morning. We chose a return visit to this park because it was within commuting distance to work for Dave. He had to return to work for three days while I remained on holidays. Long Beach is never really a disappointment but the campsite choice makes a world of difference. I was told when I contacted the park, that only three pull thrus would accommodate our 36 foot fiver. I couldn’t remember specifically which, if any sites in the North campground would fit us, but I was sure I remembered some from past visits. Of course upon checking once we arrived, we found some nicer, more private ones we could have accessed with our rig.  I should note, this park is on our list as a possible seasonal/home base for next year. Here’s a couple photos of where we parked it at Long Beach! Zero privacy and not a site I’d book again, but it got the job done!

Our stay here really wasn’t too bad and we had some pretty cool things happen to make it memorable in a good way. I’ll get into that a little more when I post a page on the park.

Saturday morning we left for County Shores for our nine day stay on Bay of Quinte. We drove two vehicles to get there. I towed the fiver with our truck and Dave towed the boat with another truck. It was very strange driving the four hours alone. Fortunately we have a good cell plan and were able to call back and forth. The site at County Shores that we booked was unfortunately not available to us upon arrival due to flooding. As we all know, Lake Ontario is and has been at record high levels for about a month now. Bay of Quinte being part of that water system is of course affected the same way.  The park owners found us another site, although not quite as private or nice but it worked fine. The week we were at this park, it was very quiet and not busy at all. If your site lacks privacy, it’s not so bad when you have the park pretty much to yourself. Here’s a photo of our pull thru campsite at County Shores:

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We had an amazing time at this park. Almost every day we were out boating and the pickerel fishing was good too! We had a fish fry while there and brought home about four meals of pickerel! I’ll post a page for this park with photos and a review, so look for that over the next few days.

I really do need to get caught up on my blog as June is almost over and July will be another busy month for us. We’ll be visiting three new parks and spending another 18 days on the road! One park is a return visit (Fifty Point CA). The purpose of that camping trip is to clean and flush our tanks and give our fiver a bath. Oh the challenges of storage! Nowhere to do maintenance, no power or water at our storage facility either. I’m not complaining, I’ll take a couple days of camping to do maintenance! Great excuse to do some more camping! 🙂

So stay tuned for park reviews of the places we visited in June and of course our travels in July!

HAPPY CAMPING!

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