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“Excellent Yurts” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Macgregor Point Provincial Park

Macgregor Point Provincial Park
1593 Bruce Rd, Port Elgin, Ontario, Canada
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Brampton
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“Excellent Yurts”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

I went yurting to Macgregor Point Provincial Park this week for 3 nights. It was an excellet trip. The yurts are clean and spacious. They can sleep upto people. The hiking and biking trails are grest. There is only one issue with the trails. The signage neeeds a lot of upgrading. At certain points during your walk you may feel lost since there are no signs or markets telling you where you are for long distances. I was looking for the turtle pond and could not find it for almost 1 hour. There is no signage what so ever about the directions to the pond.
Overall a great yurting experience except for the signage.

Visited August 2014
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Beamsville, Canada
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“Peace”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Best place for a quiet walk, sit at the beach, or a bike ride. Staff are informative and very friendly

Visited July 2014
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“Another great camping trip”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

A beautiful older provincial park, stayed for a week in June with the family and the tent trailer. We all had a great time, our site was private yet close to the comfort station (which were cleaned very regularly) An awesome park for bicycling, all but one trail can be ridden on. All the trails are beautiful. The beach though was small. Canoeing the big lake is fun but be cautious of sudden waves that can make it more challenging. One of the nights we were treated with a show from a flying squirrel. A fun holiday!!

Visited June 2014
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Kitchener, Canada
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“A decent RV experience..”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

MacGregor Point was our second RV experience in our new 32' Hideout. The parking spot was a little tight but once we were in, it was very private. The site was clean but you are pretty close to other sites. Not KOA close, but a few trees between sites. The beach was terrible unfortunately. They had lots of bike trails (the guys had a fantastic bike experience on the different trails). We went for long walk along the shore, which was very rocky, and the sunset point was super rocky and we were told it gets very crowded when you go out to get a peek of the sunset. (We did not get to see the sunset)... Big ALERT: Leaves of 3 - leave them be... the park is heavily layered in poison ivy... like.. a LOT... (Everywhere you looked)...

The bathrooms were very clean. The showers were a little worn out but that didn't stop me from having a hot shower (which is my favorite thing when we are camping)...

We had a water leak under the RV and the closest store (Walmart and Canadian Tire) was less than 10 minutes away. Same area had a TIM HORTONS (which was an added PLUS!!)

They have Yurts there for people who wish to rent the space and don't have a tent or RV. My son stayed at this same camp site for a class trip in the winter and had a decent time.

We may/may not be back here. I guess it all depends on what is available and how badly we want to go camping. : )

Not the worst camping experience we've had.. but the poison ivy will be an issue when the grandbabies get older...

Visited June 2014
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Kitchener, Canada
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“Good place to camp...some negatives...”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

My boyfriend and I stayed for 4 nights (Canada Day long weekend) and there were some good things and not so good things about this park. Let's start with the good things...

The park itself is quite beautiful, lots of trees (one would hope when camping) all the amenities you need are at the park, our site was located near a water tap and the comfort station. For the most part the park was very quiet, and was booked pretty solid, I think there were a few sites free though where we were located. There are plenty of hiking and biking trails which is great and they provide plenty of scenery as well. Overall we had a pretty great stay we made the most of what we had there, the weather was great (there were 2 short lived thunderstorms but nothing crazy!).

So some of the negatives, the comfort station we had was pretty gross all weekend long, yes they came to clean it but as soon as they mopped the floors and someone walked in there the floor was dirty again. The showers were really gross, one of them had a ton of earwigs roaming around and a bunch of dead ones - it was like no one ever cleaned these showers. For the most part we used the vault toilets (outhouses) they may have had a slight odor to them but they were cleaner than the comfort station.
The firewood...did they raise rates from last year?? When we went last year to Awenda, we only paid $4 a large bag and $3.50 for kindling, this year it was $7 for a bag of wood and $4 for a bag of kindling...and not only that but wood was super wet, all of it...so hard to start and keep a fire going...it seemed everyone at the park had wet wood as we walked around when people had fires going and there was a ton of smoke...
The beach...not worth going to. We walked to it from our site, saw how scummy and gross the water was and walked away. It's like they built the beach out of marshland, a ton of weeds sticking up on either side of the beach in the water and it smelled like a marsh. Thankfully Port Elgin is a 5 minute drive away and had a much nicer beach.
Also I found our actual campsite was quite small, you would never be able to fit more than one car at the site or more than one tent as we had, sure you could squash in two tents but then you wouldn't be able to park and have dining. Along with that the lack of tall trees around our site made it almost impossible to put up a tarp, and because of the huge amount of poison ivy growing everywhere traipsing through the bush to tie up rope wasn't really an option.

It may sound like things were terrible but they really weren't they were more things that we were not satisfied with. We still had a great weekend and enjoyed ourselves. However with that said we would not likely ever return to this park.

Visited June 2014
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