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“Beautiful park!”

Murphys Point Provincial Park
Ranked #2 of 26 things to do in Perth
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed July 23, 2013

We spent two and a half days camping in the park. The facilities are great and very clean (washrooms and showers). The park staff are all very friendly and helpful. There are a few hiking trails you can do - the 5.5 km trail was beautiful, with hardly any other people on it and a small beach with a mini island you can swim to. Our lot, #117, was very private and had full shade. The beach swimming area is small but very clean, and no seaweed in the water! There are picnic tables and big trees for shade too on the beach, which is very appreciated! We were lucky enough to see some deer and some other wild animals running around. The only downside to our weekend was that the wood we bought from the park store was damp (there was a big storm the day before we arrived). Oh and bring bug spray because there are tons of mosquitos! Overall it was a great weekend! We would definitely return!

6  Thank Mouchyxoxo
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Reviewed July 14, 2013

We biked from Perth to the day-use beach. A small quiet beach; great spot for a refreshing dip and a picnic, but not much shade.

Thank Yvette D
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Reviewed June 24, 2013

Nice facilities, nice staff in the store, check in area and washroom maintenance. The only problem were the park wardens, who seemed to be bored the night we were there and were looking for something to do...We had our iphone playing music and apparently that was too loud, we received a rude warning and were told we would be charged next time they heard us.. No complaints were made about our sight, as I was told this when I asked the warden. We also spoke to our closest neighbor (who was 3 sites away). He said that he could not hear us and that the warden went to his site asking if he heard us and wanted to complain about us. The warden targeted out group as we were 5 young adults to which she assumed we were going to be a problem...
The next day when I spoke to another ranger regarding the issue, he was clearly on the previous rangers side. Apparently there is to be no noise at any time in their park.. This is not good for families either, I asked about children screaming or playing in the early morning, and his response was that they would also receive a warning or a ticket for their noise too, which I am sure that is not the case, he was just trying to make it seem like our group was not targeted...
Anyhow, go to this camp ground with caution, knowing that there is to be no music or what they seem to think is loud.....

5  Thank Ashley L
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Reviewed March 31, 2013

Conifer and deciduous trees, crystal lakes, all natural beauty. Then there's the silver mine to explore.

1  Thank Sue H
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Reviewed March 22, 2013

We have canoe camped here with our dogs (booked two spots on an island to ourselves - paradise!!); car-camped with family visiting from southern Ontario; hiked; cross-country skied; snow-shoe; and swam! It's a beautiful park -- even the car camping felt private. Love the Canadian-Shield landscape.
Swimming in the Big Rideau is GLORIOUS -- we hike in 1km up the Point Trail to a natural beach to swim and picnic.
The canoe-camping was the best! Amazing to be able to have the dogs with us and be camping so close to town, but feel so remote. We are so fortunate to have this park!

3  Thank CestWhat
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