Earl Rowe Provincial Park

Earl Rowe Provincial Park is located near the town of Alliston, in central Ontario. This was our first time camping here since Spring of 2010. We stayed in a different area this time, Riverside, which is located past the park gates on the right side of Concession Road 7. We tried our best to arrive before dark, but didn’t quite make it due to traffic hold ups on Highway 400. We had to have a fellow camper let us in, because Riverside Campground is gated and we didn’t make it before the office closed. After finally getting in, we were advised by another camper not to go around the loop with our large fiver, but to go the short distance the wrong way up the campground road then back in instead and pull thru. The next day we could understand why! We would have hit a few overhead tree limbs with the fiver! Here’s a photo of our large pull thru

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Our primary reason for going to Earl Rowe was to host my FB groups second annual RVing in Canada Potluck. The park looked like a fairly decent place with lots of large sites available. To date it was our largest potluck yet with over 90 people there! Here are a few photos of the potluck!

The weather for the third weekend of September was unbelievably hot! We started a campfire the evening of the potluck but it was so hot, no one wanted to sit beside a fire! Despite the weather, I still managed to get a walk\run in every morning and we went for a hike along the Boyne River. The salmon were beginning to run by the looks of the ones holding in the pools. Here are some photos of our hike!

It was a short weekend at Earl Rowe as we didn’t have any extra days off, but it was an enjoyable weekend! We got to see many camping friends at our potluck and met quite a few new group members! No complaints about our campsite nor the park in general. Earl Rowe is a nice, quiet little park with hiking trails and a rather small lake to fish and kayak in. We didn’t bring our kayaks this time, but we did kayak and fish the last time we stayed here. Can’t say we caught anything and since the lake is so small, we kayaked it in a few hours and that’s taking time to fish and check out the shoreline for wildlife.

I’ve heard good things and bad things about Earl Rowe, but we’ve never had a bad stay here. One thing to keep in mind though is that we have never camped here in the summer months. That absolutely makes the world of difference at some parks! If you’re thinking of visiting the park, here is a link:

http://www.ontarioparks.com/park/earlrowe

HAPPY CAMPING!

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