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Darlington Provincial Park

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Worth going to see

Very busy in the summer season. Awesome to spend time here in the "off" season. Excellent place... read more

Reviewed October 26, 2018
Oshawa, Canada
Nothing special but at least you are outside

Many Provincial parks have something to offer visitors to do like hiking and swimming but also have... read more

Reviewed September 16, 2018
Oshawa, Canada
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“picnic area”(4 reviews)
“nice beach”(2 reviews)
1600 Darlington Park Rd, Courtice, Ontario L1E 2T9, Canada
+1 905-436-2036
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All reviews picnic area only complaint nice beach one night bathrooms were clean minute drive rocky beach close to town a lot of fun noise fishing program oshawa hiking whistle summer tents
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Reviewed October 26, 2018

Very busy in the summer season. Awesome to spend time here in the "off" season. Excellent place to go for a walk.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank ranjac2018
Reviewed September 16, 2018 via mobile

Many Provincial parks have something to offer visitors to do like hiking and swimming but also have a small bit of a hook where you can rent canoes or paddle boats. Maybe take in a show like a lift lock or even a lookout point,...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Jonathan_Simmonds
Reviewed August 29, 2018 via mobile

Brought our grandkids to the park for their first camping adventure. Lots of fun! The water on Lake Ontario however was a bit rough for them but no fault to the park. Very well kept park, well maintained and clean. The camping sites are very...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank KSBouch
Reviewed August 18, 2018 via mobile

Nice park however only inconvenience was the train which honked extremely loudly every 15-30 minutes even at nighttime, all night, I would finally get to sleep then woken up again by the train. You also hear the busy 401 traffic so doesn’t seem like your...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank robyn m
Reviewed July 23, 2018 via mobile

The garbage was overfilled and that's all we could smell the whole weekend! Site was semi private, Prob some of the most rude campers I've ever met. My suggestion is to travel more north and hit the good parks...

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank jmg2012
Reviewed July 1, 2018

We went in july weekend for a day picnic. Very busy but clean part to visit. Nice rocky beach but clean. Very busy so try to go in the morning as limited parking. Washroom was clean and open. Will go again close to toronto.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank ResumeWriter
Reviewed February 2, 2018

We used this park for breaking in our tent trailer, since it is very close to our home. The park is fine, but there is not a lot to do if the weather is unco-operative. We went and it was cold and raining, in the...More

Date of experience: July 2017
4  Thank BylowTraveller
Reviewed October 22, 2017

We tried to have a picnic at the parks Picnic area 2 on Sunday afternoon.(before 3pm). Then we found a big problem was ALL WASHROOM were locked. There was no public washroom available on Sunday afternoon in the picnic areas. The washroom right beside the...More

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank lovelyH161
Reviewed October 16, 2017

We were pleasantly surprised to be able to book this campsite the same week. The park is well kept, washrooms and showers were clean. We loved how close to the water we could be at short notice. Love the radio free area so not to...More

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank MC2014GW
Reviewed October 3, 2017

The campground is very close to oshawa - which is a 10 minute drive. The campsites are well kept and the campground facilities are decent - its a nice campground for a family/friends weekend trip close to the city.

Date of experience: July 2017
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January 8, 2017|
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Response from Betsy S | Reviewed this property |
Hilltop is best for shade & privacy and the sites in the 240 -250 sites are big. Just go on website click on campground map & most sites have pictures.
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