In 2004, my Fiancee and I had arrived very early during a road trip through Ontario and Quebec. We had seen signs for the park, and since we were a day ahead of schedule, we decided to visit and spend a night camping.
Since we were new to the park and to the naturalist philosophy, we made sure to understand all the rules and be very respectful. In turn, we were treated the same. We found everyone was very friendly, and that it was an easy transition. Great people, and a great park. It was under different management at the time and I am happy to see that it is operating again and a naturalist park.
Respect the rules, respect others, respect one's self and it is a wonderful campground. We had no issues whatsoever,
In fact, with other parks we had went too, there would often be a loud group (or several) that disturbed everyone else, Further, with other parks there would also be the occasional younger crowd that were not there to enjoy nature, but to be partying all night and all day.
I do not know if it is the naturalist philosophy that provided a more mature group of people, or if it was the park itself along with its regular visitors, but this was the most relaxing time we had on the entire road trip.
I look forward to visiting again, and if the new management maintained or improved their policies and visitors and made improvements or just maintained the park, I would reecommend this to any mature individual, couple, group or family.
As it being the first time we had visited the park, the only difficulty we had was taking the first step out of our tent. Once out, we found a spot in the sun and spent some much needed R&R reading, talking and meeting other people.
Make sure to read and respect the rules and to always be respectful of others and most importantly, respectful of your self.
Excellent Ratings. The park itself was well maintained and very clean.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Bare Oaks Family Naturist Park is a year-round naturist park near Toronto in Canada where the entire family can experience traditional naturist values in a modern setting. We are nestled among the natural wilderness of the Ontario Greenbelt and Oak Ridges Moraine. Our varied landscape includes open spaces, forests, ponds, streams and a small lake. We also have many recreational facilities. Our clubhouse provides year-round amenities including saunas and a whirlpool. Bare Oaks offers day-use memberships and seasonal campsites but also welcomes visitors and travellers.Some might use the terms nudist and nudism to describe us and what we do. But we prefer naturist and naturism because our creed is so much more than just taking your clothes off. It is a life philosophy with physical, psychological, environmental, social and moral benefits. We go beyond a mere recreational pursuit and promote ethical naturism. We endeavour to live a naturist life and nudity is key to body acceptance and an integral part of our naturist philosophy. As such, we are not clothing-optional. Clothing is worn only for protection. We give visitors a chance to adjust but everyone is expected make a decision as to whether they want to be naturists or not.Located between Toronto and the gateway to Ontario's cottage country, it is the perfect location to stay while visiting Toronto. A short drive south on Highway #404 gets you into Toronto in about 30 minutes. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Bare Oaks Family Naturist Park Hotel East Gwillimbury
- Bare Oaks Family Naturist Park Canada/Ontario - East Gwillimbury