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Canisbay Lake Campground

Highway 60 at km 23.1, Algonquin Park, Ontario, Canada
Canisbay Lake Campground
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ueH0Nw-bHpY great place to go, we got to see a lot of Moose in Spring time , May is the best time. Watch video to see the experience https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ueH0Nw-bHpY

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Bradford, Ontario, Canada
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed here last year for the long weekend. There is no cellphone reception here which I rather enjoyed being unplugged (kind of the point of camping I think). It's nicely layer out but it did seem that the trees were rather sparse as a bug had gone through and the park had to clear some so it's not as private... More 

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Hamilton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We've been coming to Algonquin and camping at Canisbay for decades and love it. You get the odd first time camper or ignorant group who's a bit loud but for the most part people go camping to relax and have fun with their friends and family! First time post for me on tripadvisor and I'm surprised at some of the... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We stayed 5 nights in the no-electric side of the grounds. During the week is was quiet and low key. Friday night got busy and louder, but that's to be expected. The water is clean and the beach area a little coarse, but good. The no-electric side is a little far from the beach so we drove. The path between... More 

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Lindsay, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We have been to Pog Lake and Rock Lake numerous times but decided to stay in the West end this past Labour Day Weekend. We found our sites (104/105) to be large and most sites during our walks around the park to be the same, some very private. The lake was nice and we had no issues at all.

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Huntsville, Canada
12 reviews 12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Went camping with 3 other ladies, we are in our 40, 50 & 60's had a awesome 2 nights at Canisbay Lake. Rental a Kayak from the Portage Store that delivered it at 8:30 am and picked it up the next morning at the same time. The bathroom facilities were flush not out house that was great for us and... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Extremely disappointed in my recent trip to Canisbay Lake on July 28th and 29th, had just got to the site and put up our tent. Than had to drive to Whitney to get supplies(because of small vehicle)for the two days. Got back unloaded car, than went to the Canisbay store office to get wood and ice, got back to our... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

We decided to stay here on our way back from Ottawa because we loved the park so much and wanted to do some more hiking trails. We did not book a site and requested a non-reservable site. The receptionist gave us a list of all the sites available and gave us the option to choose between at least 20 campsites.... More 

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Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Canisbay was our first Algonquin camping experience on Labour Day weekend 2013. We liked the long winding road into the campground and found the campsites to be a generous size and clean. We were far from the comfort station but flush toilets, water taps and vault toilets were all close at hand. I was nervous camping at Algonquin because I... More 

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North Bay, Canada
18 reviews 18 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

This campground was beautiful and so easy to find! The staff were very friendly! The site we had was very roomy. We had a trailer along with a 6 man tent and still had tons of room. The beach area is beautiful, the lake is clean but very shallow. The bathrooms were amazing! So clean! Smelt clean! I was very... More 

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