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“There are better parks around..”

Fairbank Provincial Park
Ranked #11 of 57 things to do in Sudbury
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Ontario
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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“There are better parks around..”
Reviewed June 26, 2013

Fairbank is an Oontario Provincial Park located about an hour outside of Sudbury.

First of all, the roads to the park and inside the park need to be repaired! I can't imagine hauling our trailer and having to by-pass another one, with the condition of the roads there! Each side of the roads are washed out...an easy place to get stuck if you had to pass anyone! The lots don't provide the privacy that, for instance, Grundy provincial park does, so neighbours are a little more obvious. Our lot, #38 was as good as it gets: we think it's the perfect lot there. Easy to back into, and right on the lake. Now...there's no beach, but there are a few stairs that take you to the water's edge. My husband was able to get in and out of his kayak there. The lots to the right are also good for access to the lake.

There are two beaches which are very nice, not sifted sand nice, but good for swimming and building sand-castles. Motor boats are allowed at this campground, but that never bothered us. The lake is surrounded by private camps, also, which is no bother, either. It's also well patrolled, and the staff when we were there, were very friendly.

The public washrooms facility was what you'd encounter at any store or mall, only cleaner. They're cleaned early every morning and there is a handi-capped accessible one, also. Showers are also well maintained, so no worries there, either.

Each campsite has a fire pit and a picnic table, and firewood is purchased at the entrance to the campground, just a short drive if you forgot to pick some up on the way in.

There is a dump station where you exit.

In all....a nice park, but the roads to and throughout the park need upgrading. I prefer Grundy for the privacy between lots and the fact that there the lots are much closer to the beach.

Visited June 2013
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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Pretty beach and scenery”
Reviewed June 20, 2013

The scenery was lovely. It rained too hard to really explore. The access road was filled with potholes. The beach looked nice.

Visited June 2013
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