We look forward to the Canadian Thanksgiving and spending the weekend with our children and grandchildren. On the Thanksgiving weekend the park holds a Halloween trick or treat and every campsite and get involved from decorating their sites to giving out candy. You don't have to but if you do they give you an orange ribbon. Saturday night is the trick or treating and then Sunday we have our Thanksgiving dinner, what a lovely way to spend the last of our camping days for the season. Hope to do it again this year, been going for over 10 years now, and now we even have more family and friends that come along, but book early or you won't get a site. :) We camped here in a Motorhome.
Wheatley is a tidy, well-maintained 600 acre provincial park divided into four main campgrounds. We started out this summer camping in the Highlands where the lots are generally spacious, private, grassy, with little shade. The roads are very good. Many sites have 30 amp power pedestals, and there are water taps throughout the park (but not at each site). We now camp in more woodsy radio-free Boosey Creek where the sites are non-powered and more popular with quiet tent campers. Enforcement is handled by MNR conservation officers and security guards who are highly visible and do frequent mobile and foot patrols. They nip problems in the bud and generally don't wait for the phone to ring first. Each campground has its own comfort station with clean toilets and showers. Some comfort stations have a laundromat. There are also vault toilets and port-johns throughout the park. If you forget something, the camp store in the main office will probably have it. While they don't have everything from soup to nuts, they do have things like can openers, firewood, books, sweaters, snack food, etc. All the basics. The mile long beach has some sheltered picnic areas and a beautiful vista of the lake. Our experiences at Wheatley have been generally very positive - not perfect, but if there is a problem the staff is there for you and takes care of it. We go back almost every weekend and always look forward to it. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.