Driftwood Provincial Park, Stonecliffe

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#397 of 1,092 in Parks in Ontario
Driftwood Provincial Park is a provincial park on the south shore of the Ottawa River, about west of Deep River, Ontario. It is administered by Ontario Parks which classifies it as a recreation park.The park is situated on a sheltered bay that was created in 1950 after the construction of the Des Joachims hydro-electric dam 12 km downstream on the Ottawa River. This new bay became a spot where driftwood being carried downstream washes ashore.This park has 80 campsites, 20 of which have electrical hookups, making it a popular summer destination for campers who can also swim at one of two sandy beaches, canoe in the Ottawa River, or hike on trails that range over eskers and rocky ridges, offering dramatic views of the Laurentian Mountains across the river in Quebec.The park is also a popular fishing destination being right on the Ottawa river, it offers yellow pickerel, northern pike and smallmouth bass. Although the park is gated in the winter, you can enter on foot for hiking, cross-country skiing and snow-shoeing.
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  • This park was great . It was so quite .almost no cars ever driving around .very safe for kids to bike around in. The view of the hills and the two rivers were abousltyly stunning. Most of the campsite...  more »
  • Driftwood is a hidden gem. Many of the campsites are directly on the Ottawa River. The waterfront is gorgeous. Simmons g and fishing are great. There's lots explore by boat and we kept our kayaks beac...  more »
  • We stopped at this park on the way to & the way back from a trip to east coast. Chose it primarily for it's location. Going we had a decent site, small but had some trees for a bit of privacy. A group...  more »
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  • It's the views that sell the place. Amazing views from campsites in the Ottawa East and Ottawa West campgrounds. Almost all these campsites are waterfront, some with their own section of beach and most with their own canoe or kayak launching points. The sites themselves are small and close together with few privacy viewblocks from adjacent campsites unless you choose your campsite very carefully. The park staff are great. The second night was noisy and they took my noise complaint seriously. Didn't hear anything the third night! They have regular foot patrols and make sure people get to appreciate the river and natural surroundings instead of poorly behaved children screaming at the top of their lungs at 10:45 PM right in front of your site... The trails are in need of maintenance for sure. Loop 4 is completely inaccessible at the moment as both bridges leading to it are out. Loop 3 got very thin and overgrown in places but has a fantastic off-trail lookout. It's all about the views though!
  • Great place. Good clean facilities lovely view.
  • Great quiet park. Beach is a little rough.
  • Fist time here very impressed! Beautiful waterfront sites! Good size lots! Good fishing right of your site! Nice beach area...will definitely be back!
  • Trails need to be cleared and marked better. Staff were less then friendly. Only one comfort station for the entire park and not very central to all campgrounds. People smoking in vault toilets.

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