LAKE ST.PETER PROVINCIAL PARK – JULY 2013
We left for holidays on July 4th with an overnight stop planned before we reached Lake St.Peter on July 5th. Our site #30 was large, level, and nicely private. We booked 6 nights at this park and 3 nights at a second park. This was our first visit to this park. Lake St.Peter is a small park where everything is located within walking distance. The comfort station looked new and the campground in general was very well maintained. Here are some park photos:
We spent a lot of time kayak fishing at Lake St.Peter, but the fishing really wasn’t good. A few little ones here and there. The kayaking was nice. Lake St.Peter is a beautiful northern lake with beautiful scenery.
It’s a only about a half hours drive to Bancroft, so we planned a few activities while camped here. First we golfed at a cute little course called “River’s Edge Golf”. Nice course, lot’s of long Par 5’s and beautiful scenery too!
The next day trip was to Eagle’s Nest Lookout. This lookout is high above Bancroft and the surrounding countryside. What a beautiful view!
I hiked both the Lookout Trail and the Shanty Trail at Lake St.Peter. Both trails were well marked and well maintained. They were “rugged” as the park employee suggested. Lots of climbing and lots of bugs! I think I jogged the last part of the trail due to the amount of bugs. Even with bug spray they drove me buggy! The trail was very pretty and challenging too!
The rest of our time at Lake St.Peter was spent just relaxing. Here are some miscellaneous photos of our trip:
So, it’s time for a review of Lake St.Peter Provincial Park!
I’d have to say that there were far more positives than negatives at this park. It was so convenient to have everything within walking distance. From our campsite, we could walk to the comfort station, showers, laundry, park office, boat launch, two beaches and the hiking trails! Everything was very clean and well maintained at this park. It didn’t matter what time of day I used the washrooms, showers or laundry facilities, they were always clean! The park staff were very friendly and helpful with maps and park information.
So, for the negatives – well, I can’t think of anything. Honestly! This park is a beautiful, quiet, small park located near the much larger and busier Algonquin Provincial Park. It’s worth a camping trip to Lake St.Peter!
Here’s a link to the Ontario Parks site for Lake St.Peter: http://www.ontarioparks.com/english/lakep.html
And to Eagle’s Nest: http://www.bancroftdistrict.com/userfiles/EaglesNestFinal.pdf
And to River’s Edge Golf Course: http://golfriversedge.ca/
To my kayaking blog: http://kayaker67adventures.blogspot.ca/
Lastly, if you’re interested in camping at parks in Ontario or in Canada for that matter, please check out the Facebook group – RVing in Canada!