Craigleith Provincial Park, Blue Mountains
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This place is remarkable. It is a small campground with sites very close to the water. Closer than many parks along Lake Huron. It is well maintained, the staff are excellent, the store is well stocke... read more »
We stayed here from Friday to Monday. We have a 14' travel trailer and found it fairly difficult to park the trailer. The roadways are narrow, the camp sites are small and the openings narrow. We noti... read more »
We visited the park after as week after the long weekend. It was not busy, the water was cool, but crystal clear. The bathrooms were clean, the wood was dry and ice was available. Most sites were not ... read more »
One of the worst provincial parks I've been to. And I'm a big fan of the provincial parks in general. It's narrow as hell, so you can't escape the noise of the highway that's RIGHT BESIDE IT. The campsites are way too close, with not even a bush barrier between them. The park authorities are way too strict, even in off-long-weekend visits - come on, I'm 45 years old, I put my beer in a cup so it's not obvious or influential, but you gotta pull up and be like, let me see what's in your cup? No other park does that. Use some discretion, for crying out loud. And the best part? They tell my friend (there's four of us adults, and four little kids that have gone to bed) that he's laughing too loud after 11pm. I'll never go back. I'd rather pay a premium for a local private park with a better location and better staff. Trust me, you'll be much happier if you do too.
Don't come here if you are looking for isolation or quiet. We use this place to park the trailer and go on day trips to Collingwood and the surrounding areas including blue Mountain village and wasaga beach. It's way cheaper then paying for a hotel. There is great swimming off the rocks and when the water is lower which isn't the case this season you can walk far on the shore. If you bring bikes there is a trail all the way into Collingwood. Stay here and save money while doing day trips.
Location is great and has the added plus of not being one of those tacky private sites in Wasaga which are basically open fields. BUT, the sites have zero privacy. Even the ones rated with average privacy have zero privacy. At least one of the adjacent borders is basically open to one of the other sites to the point it's not always clear where one site starts and one ends. As well, where they put the fire pits doesn't take the neighbours space into consideration so tents are normally against pits. There are some trees separating but mostly younger trees. Sites are not well kept. I don't really know who to blame for this. But there are plastic bottle lids strewn about in the dirt and in the few bushes between the sites there were empty mcdonalds milk bottles. i picked up the ones that were left in the fire pit, really who would do that!!!, but I didn't want to crawl into the bushes to pick up the mcdonalds bottles where they probably peed. Also there was a lingering smell of pee. The bathrooms were medium dirty, like a beach front bathroom on march break. The waterfront sites have a FANTASTIC view but the water is loud and it is windy. I wouldn't have minded the water sound but after a day at wastage, man, I don't know how the folks in those sites managed the wind. they were on top of each other too. there was a bit more privacy on the back end though. The sites furtherest away from the water listen to the highway all night. As well, it's a noise controlled site but that didn't stop jerks showing up late running their air mattress pumps and hammering in their spikes to the a bleeding bright car engine light. There is a playground, the kids liked. There's no where to wash dishes. i.e. the sites are too tight to pour and no designated area. so you're basically pouring out on your site. sites small too. great for family groups i guess. Staff at the desk were nice. the guards strolling through in bullet proof vests was a bit off putting. If I could give a 2.5 I would.
Good place for swimming for kinds and adults. It has "flat rock" shore which gradually goes to water without sudden deep holes. Water warms up very well and water is quite clear. Good for snorkeling and diving training. The bad thing, - it is next to highway 26. Noisy.
Wow! All I can say is wow. Ontario is covered with beautiful provincial parks. This is NOT one of them. I usually take Google reviews with a grain of salt. The negative ones were bang on. I'm shocked. We stayed here July long weekend 2016. To say this is a noisy campground would be a huge understatement. The campsites are literally 50 yards from the highway. The highway NEVER slowed down. Even between 1am and 5am. I'm glad I listened to another reviewer and brought ear plugs for our family. I'm usually a very sound sleeper, but this was unbelievably. We were in a tent. Even at the campfire we would have to wait for large trucks or motorcycles to pass to talk. A few of the reviewers said the park staff were harassing. I really didn't believe them. They were bang on. There were 10 of us that were sitting around the campsite around 11pm on the Friday night. No one was drinking much or being loud or rowdy. The kids were roasting hotdogs and marshmallows. Staff came by to tell us we were being too loud. They said they could hear us from the office. Not damn likely they can hear anything over the traffic. This was a group of 40 and 50 year olds with young kids. I'm not sure if the "yogi's" are taught "tact" or they are just told to be asses. I felt like I was a teenager being rowdy at a provincial park. Yet we were not. Anyone that mentions the beach is waay off. There is a rocky shoal covered with water. Not a beach at all. Access to the water at the east end requires you to travel through some one else's campsite. Yes, there were some cool fossils in all of the rocks. The bike/walking trails on the other side of the highway were very nice and well groomed. Except for having to play "frogger" across the highway to get to it. The washroom facilities and showers were good and there was plenty of hot water. Check in was fast and easy. In closing, I wouldn't stay at Craig Leigh provincial park again at gunpoint!!!!
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