We really lucked out with this campground, or at least I certainly felt that way. I was looking online to book a site for a week in July and found a lakefront one. Yup, I was exactly 5 months to the day we were due to arrive, but still, that rarely happens at an Ontario Provincial Park.
So, we landed on site #69! We arrived at the park around 2pm and drove to the site where I promptly determined I would not be backing the fiver in. The site was ok, but the campground road was pretty narrow for our 36 foot fiver and truck to maneuver it in. Here are some photos of this beautiful site!
Our site really was fantastic! We were able to launch our kayaks into Raven Lake and kayak into Echo Pond and some nice isolated places. The privacy was exceptional and I suppose that’s the main reason most like provincial parks. I wouldn’t want to go much bigger than our 36 foot fiver on this campsite, but at least it did fit.
We spent a lot of time hiking and kayaking at Halfway Lake and enjoyed some spectacular scenery! We hiked the Echo Pond Trail and the smaller Moose Ridge Trail one glorious sunny day. The bugs weren’t too bad, but we made sure to wear hats and bug spray. Here are some photos of that incredible hike!
Being able to launch our kayaks directly into the water from our campsite was very nice! We enjoyed a couple evening paddles around Raven Lake and Echo Pond. Despite the time of day we kayaked and the seclusion, we did not encounter any wildlife during our paddles. We had an awesome time out!
It was such a relaxing time at Halfway despite all the exercise we got in hiking and kayaking. We enjoyed many campfires during our stay!
And the sunsets – were they ever spectacular! Many nights I’d walk down to the water at the back of our campsite to sit and watch. Breathtaking!
We also spent a day kayaking on Halfway Lake. The fish weren’t biting but it was a nice paddle anyway. By the time we got to the other side of the lake, the wind had picked up quite a bit which made the return paddle a bit of a chore, but a good work out.
We’ve camped at a mix of parks this year with very few Provincial Parks booked. I wanted my choice for holidays to be north and Halfway Lake has been on my bucket list for quite some time. It was well worth the visit! If you’re thinking of visiting the park, I doubt you’ll be disappointed. The scenery is beautiful and there are plenty of outdoor things to do while enjoying nature and this scenic area. Our site quality was good with 30 and 15 amp service. Of course being a provincial park, no water onsite but if you get the right site, it’s a short distance to a water tap. The park was quiet during our weeks stay and it was well patrolled. I really can’t say anything negative about Halfway Lake. We would go back, but only after we’ve visited other new parks.
Here are some links to resources for the park:
And the reservation site: