Back in the summer of ought 15, our first stop was Sibbald Point Provincial Park and one of the easiest camping trips ever. The reasons why are numerous and tedious.
|Are you sure you want me to tell you?|
|All set up at site #2... Now what?|
|All this beach and no one in the water.|
There are massive amounts of picnic area you could relax in while the kids play in the park, fishermen could fish the shallows of Lake Simcoe or large groups could get a game going in the huge play field. For Bev and I in order; no kids (our fault?), no poles (our fault) and, no large group to play a game with (your fault! and ours for not inviting you).
|In hindsight this would be a great place for a Frolf course.|
|This ole house is closed!|
|Actual warning on Henninger Premium Lager from Germany. Poor Puerto Rico.|
The best sites at Sibbald Point Provincial Park are 3, 9, 16, 19, 29, 35, 37, 55, 57, 64, 66, 69, 71, 80, 86, 87, 94, 96, 100, 102, 106, 130, 135 to 138, 142, 221, 229, 251, 252, 261, 265, 273, 275, 279, 285, 287, 294, 297, 305, 311, 329, 331, 347, 351, 354, 355, 357, 358 (Bev’s Favourite), 359, 906, and 962. Funny enough when we were there in June the only sites that were open were 1 to 50, the 400s and the 900s so there were only 9 sites that would have met our criteria and we didn’t get one of them. There was one thing that made my eyes pop wide open and giggle like a mushroom loving school girl.
|Now normally people never tell you where they saw a Morel mushroom, but I found one here. Too late, too old, but it's still a Morel!|
All in all we just chose the wrong time of year to go to Sibbald Point because if we could have swam, fished (still our fault), gone to the museum, gotten the trail guide, or had more choices for campsites I’m sure we would have had an amazing time, but as it was this was not the time for this campground for me.
Site Cleanliness: Really good. As with every year at the start of the season the sites are immaculate.
Privacy: 53 sites out of hundreds. Many of the sites I didn't mention could be made private with the proper placement of your tent and car.
Hiking and Activities: The hike was really easy and there wasn't anything new that we could see. What is cool about this park is the sporting opportunities. We saw a group playing cricket in the playing field
Park Class: Recreation
Beach Quality or Ease of Getting to the Water: Excellent. The beach is fantastic even though it was too cold for us to go for a dip. From our site it was a 5 minute walk to the beach and I think from the furthest site to the beach would be 15 minutes.
Recommended Length of Stay: A weekend would be long enough to do and see everything at this park. I would suggest to either go on a really hot weekend or from July to early September.
Overall Impression: For our first camping of 2015 it was a nice ease in. This park is just above middle of the road, but with being so close to Toronto I'm surprised it's not packed at all times. The beach is great, but the hiking isn't -- there is a museum in the park, fishing, and loads of space to play games, but none of these were we able to do. I truly like this park, but we didn't get the best out of it.
Rating out of 103: 69 the dumb joke. For all the fun loving kids at Sibbald Point.
The Ongoing list;
#22 Wakami Lake
#26 Pancake Bay
#30 White Lake
#43 Long Point
#49 Marten River
#51.5 Silent Lake
#53 Point Farms
#58 Rene Brunelle
#69 Sibbald Point
#82 Rainbow Falls