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Emily Provincial Park

Peterborough, Ontario


797 Emily Park Rd
Peterborough, Ontario K0L 2W0
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Sites: 299
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 44.34032
Longitude: -78.53198

Elevation: 821' (approx.)
Park Features
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • 55+ 55+ no
  • Kid Friendly Kid Friendly yes
  • Boondocking Boondocking no
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts ?
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • Group Camping Group Camping yes
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
Hookups
  • Full Hookup Full Hookup no
  • Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP)
  • Sewer Sewer no
  • Phone Phone yes
  • Water Water no
  • Cable/Sat. TV Hookup Cable/Sat. TV Hookup no
Connectivity
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • ATT Cellular Provider ATT
  • Verizon Cellular Provider Verizon
  • Sprint Cellular Provider Sprint
  • T-Mobile Cellular Provider T-Mobile
Amenities
  • Restrooms Restrooms yes
  • Showers Showers yes
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities yes
  • Camp Store Camp Store yes
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • Propane Available Propane Available ?
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar ?
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse ?
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Horse Camp Horse Camp ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip ?
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter ?
  • Restrooms: vault Restrooms: vault ?
Recreation
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Playground Playground yes
  • Recreational Trails Recreational Trails yes
  • Rec Room Rec Room ?
  • Casino Casino ?
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Beach Beach yes
  • Biking Biking ?
  • Boating Boating yes
  • Golf Golf ?
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities ?
  • Horseshoes Horseshoes yes
  • Mini-Golf Mini-Golf ?
  • Outdoor Courts Outdoor Courts ?
  • Pickleball Pickleball ?
  • Water Access Water Access yes

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6 Reviews

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Review Count: 27
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: July, 2018 - $35.00
Overall Rating:

Stayed 8 days. Older Provincial Park than we have been in. Site was called a pull through but it would be hard to do that. Motorhome barely fit across site on the only level spot. However it was plenty wide with room for the tow dolly and car. Any bigger RV would have a problem. The roads were at one time asphalt but are now all broken up and rutted. Keeps the speeding down though. Walk to the beach and boat launch area was not outrageous from the hill top sites. We found it funny that the camp store was so far away from the actual camp sites. It's located in the day use area. Needed a bike or car to get to it from the campgrounds. They could have sold more ice cream and kept the 3 summer students manning the place a little busier. Forget the laundromats. Only 2 old washers. One of 2 dryers was broken. My major complaint is that they have not made allowances for larger rigs. The trees are overhanging the road ways into the sites. We have some new scars in the form of scratches high up on the side of the coach from tree branches that protruded onto the roadways. They have built a new dump station and water fill site which is quite nice. However someone came up with the bright idea to cut the fittings off the rinse hose at the dump station so you can't attach it and flush the black tank. It's only good for flushing out the hose. Don't think we will visit again and wouldn't recommend it for anyone who has tall motorhome or 5th wheel. We camped at Emily Provincial Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
79
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Not big enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Interior Roads
Tight Turns, Scraping Branches, Poor Conditions
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Regardless of the park conditions there was plenty of places to see outside the park. Bobcaygeon was very nice on a Sunday afternoon. Great view of Lock 32. Downtown Lindsay was also a nice trip.

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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: July, 2017 - $48.00
Overall Rating:

Emily Provincial Park is located along the Pigeon River which is part of the Trent Severn Waterway, but there are only a couple of non-electric tent sites that have direct access to the water- most sites are a good distance away. The Lookout Hill and Circle campgrounds offer large private sites that can accommodate various types of equipment ranging from tents to large RVs. Many of these sites offer electric hook-up. There is good visual privacy between sites. Emily Provincial Park is a disappointment in the activities department. It is not at all what you would typically expect from Ontario Provincial Parks. Swimming: There are 2 beach areas at Emily- North Beach and South Beach. North Beach is located in the Day Use area and is downright gross. There are floating clumps of algae and water vegetation mixed with manmade litter making the water un-inviting. To be honest I didn't see anyone actually swimming there. South Beach was better in the sense that some effort has been made to keep it maintained. The sand appears to be groomed and a specific swimming area has been marked off. Hiking: Only one trail and it is under construction and not yet completed. Fishing: Emily sponsors a Learn to Fish program and rents out tackle and gear. You can fish off the boat docks and also from shore- you will need an Ontario Fishing Licence that must be purchased before arrival. Ontario Provincial Parks do not issue fishing licences. I am not a fan of Emily Provincial Park. I have grown to expect more from Ontario Provincial Parks and Emily is definitely not on par with these expectations. For the RVer who is a boating/fishing enthusiast and brings their own equipment, this park might be ideal due to its access to the Trent Severn Waterway. As for a typical weekend stay, I would not recommend this park. We camped at Emily Provincial Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
296
Site Surface
Dirt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
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Review Count: 1
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: May, 2017 - $42.00
Overall Rating:

it was cold and raining but still a great time. Having only one access point to the 1 dump station could be improved but it was conveniently located and all worked well and it was maintained well. The site was big and easy to get into. The power was easy to access as well. The water could have used a thread on it so you could fill your tank on your site vs the fill station. The beaches looked like they would be great in warmer weather and they also had lots of good ice cream flavours. We liked it here and will be back. We camped at Emily Provincial Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Site Number
275
Site Surface
Dirt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Fill up water at fill station before you proceed to your site

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Review Count: 1
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2010 - $35.00
Overall Rating:

We stayed in this campground while looking for a permanent park. It was immaculately kept. They have strict rules that are enforced such as alcohol, fires, noise, etc. And it was truly appreciated. I found it safe for my grandchildren and the people running the park were kind and professional. I would recommend this park to anyone who wants safe, clean fun! We camped at Emily Provincial Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 66
States Visited: 27
Helpful Reviews: 19

Date of Stay: August, 2009 - $46.00
Overall Rating:

Some spots here are very uneaven: it is very difficult to get your trailer level. Most spots are very large, with mature trees. Fill up on water when you enter as there is no other way to get water. The river is very natural and you may get mucky or sandy when swimming. The electric hookups are not located in good spots, be careful to get your rig close enough to plug in, (boxes are shared between sites.) We camped at Emily Provincial Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 40
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 9

Date of Stay: August, 2005 - $31.00
Overall Rating:

Only a few have 50 amp service. 60% have electric service. Pull-thrus don't have shade and more exposed to other campers view; they are between 2 rows of back-ins. Picnic table and fire ring. Public telephones around. On Pigeon River but some sites have a view. Has boardwalk trail but that was closed on our visit. Dump station on way out. New water system so water is now OK. Nesting black terns but they leave in mid-August. We camped at Emily Provincial Park in a Motorhome.

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