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Murphys Point Provincial Park, Perth

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State Park
Murphys Point Provincial Park is a provincial park near Perth, Ontario. The 1239ha park features natural areas prepared for hiking and skiing as well as access for day-use camping and water sports at Big Rideau Lake. Facilities include a park store, Visitor Centre and several "Comfort Centres", with flush toilets, showers and laundry facilities for the multi-day camper.The park also contains the restored early 20th-century "Silver Queen" mica mine, the ruins of a sawmill and several historic pioneer buildings including the Lally Homestead. This area was mined in the early 20th century, for mica, feldspar, and apatite. During the summer season, guided tours are offered to visitors who would like to see the inside of a pioneer-style mine. Lantern-lit evening ghost walks to the mine are also offered.The park includes five nature trails varying in length from the 1km Loon Lake Trail to the 6.5km Rideau Trail. The park is home to a variety of mammals, including deer, fox, mink, beaver, coyote, porcupine and otter. Many loons inhabit Big Rideau Lake along with five species of turtles, eight species of amphibians, and eight species of snakes, including Canada's largest, but harmless, black rat snake.
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TripAdvisor
  • lovely area for getting back to your nature roots. clean, mostly untouched winderness. lovely place to camp.  more »
  • As a child my family would come here to crosscountry ski. They'd pre-cut the trails, we'd pack a lunch, bring our family dog - and head out. It's low key, beautiful - and if you love hiking/nature/ski...  more »
  • Murphys Point Park has beautiful woode campsites for both trailers and tents with a lovely beach and many walking paths. The winter ski trails run by a local group offers beautiful views, great cross ...  more »
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  • Very beautiful place for boating, canoeing. Good Hiking trail. The big concern is mosquito. If you stand still for 10 seconds, Will be fresh meat of groups of mosquitos
  • This was my first visit to Murphy's Point and it did not disappoint. The sites were spacious and private. Washrooms were close by and clean. The beach was very clean and nice. Overall a great stay!
  • Beautiful beach and campsites. But tell the Ontario Parks Enforcement crew to play some crossword puzzles on the night shift and to stop annoying all the campers. They literally stood waiting outside our campsite for us to speak slightly louder than appropriate to come and tell us that our voices are carrying too loudly. They came by TWICE and then threatened to fine us. We were just having a conversation by the campfire. If people come camping expecting everything to be perfectly quiet I think your idea of a vacation is unrealistic.
  • We started camping at Murphy's Point 3 years ago and love it! Last year we did the silver queen mine tour with our daughter and loved it! Our daughter loved the actors along the way, but was very cautious! We leave Sunday and my daughter just can't wait!
  • Beautiful provincial park, with large sites, sand beach, hiking trails and boat launch. Would definitely visit again. Do be aware that there ARE ticks in the area - confirmed from personal experience :)