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Oastler Lake Provincial Park

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Address: 380 Oastler Park Drive, Parry Sound, Ontario P2A 2W8, Canada
Phone Number: 705-378-2401
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Would not come back

Went there with group of friends. Campsites are too close to each and there is nothing to do, no hiking trails. The only thing you can do is rent a canoe for a couple of hours... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed September 3, 2014
julia h
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Went there with group of friends. Campsites are too close to each and there is nothing to do, no hiking trails. The only thing you can do is rent a canoe for a couple of hours; however, the lake is not big so it will take you 2 hours to canoe around it. The train noise was not the issue... More 

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St. Catharines, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We were up visiting friends in cottage country, and wanted to get away for a few days just the 2 of us. We researched in advance camp grounds, as we are avid campers and came upon this place. We decided to book a site that is in the radio free zone. Boy were we glad we did. The campsites were... More 

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Toronto
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

This was the worst camping experience I've ever experienced. Stay here if you like overpaying for tiny, non-level spaces, soggy bundles of wood, horrible fishing, trains driving by and sounding their horns all day, and being harassed by idiot rent a cops with nothing better to do than bother people about holding a beer outside of your "designated camping area".... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014 via mobile

We have been going to Oastler once a year for the past 23 years. When we first came we were fondly remembered by the staff. ALL staff was friendly and helpful. They always said hello. The bathrooms were cleaned at least 4 times a day and the grounds were kept clean. Someone was always walking or riding around to make... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

I dropped by here for old time's sake because of fond memories camping here in the late-1960s, and saw both changes for the good and changes for the bad. The great cliff-jumping is still there, but less inviting to me than it was 45 years ago -- that's just my problem. The campsites for people in tents look pretty ample... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

As everyone one has mentioned, there are intermittent trains that pass close by to the park. And yes, there some that pass by in the middle of the night. We just take ear plugs for sleeping, and the kids typically get a big kick out of it, when they pass by during the day. If you have kids, there's a... More 

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Vaughan, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Camp site is very nice. The beach is small but very pleasant and not over populated. There is another part of the lake where people do cliff jumping ( it is not advisable by the staff, but it is not prohibited) The only real downfall is that there are train tracks very close to the park and we woke up... More 

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Vaughan, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

My husband and I recently visited this park on a weekend, as we had some events to attend in Parry Sound. I know this park is getting bad reviews based on it's location (close to the highway) and the trains, but really...it's car camping, you're not exactly out in the wild. We do both car camping and portaging, and for... More 

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Georgian Bay, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

I would give this site a 4 except the noisy trains. The kids and I slept through them but not my wife. Site 304 is where we stayed, I would rate it above average privacy and quiet (again minus the trains). We had a tent trailer (24' open) and 10x10 shelter tent and truck on site with room to spare.... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

The train tracks close to the park bring so much noise that it really ruined the trip. They run all through the night and wake up the kids several times a night. With numerous camping options in the area, it really makes sense to look elsewhere.

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