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    Last year’s record number of campsite reservations in Ontario provided an incentive for updating the reservation system.
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    It's surprising the number of trailers and campers travelling the highway near the Soo with the price of gas being what it is? Add to that, is the high cost of camping at the provincial parks. My wife and I always head to the crown land bush for our camping/fishing trips, but we live in the north, have experience in that style and know where to go, we're fortunate. Not so, for many others who yearn for the call of the wild as they trek north is search of that experience, but must totally rely on the Provincial Parks or maybe the few private ones out there.
    Many folks with family's, opt for the convenience the parks have to offer. It gives them a chance to meet like minded folks. It give the kids an opportunity to meet up with others and perhaps make lifelong friends? Future fishing compatriots maybe?
    It also gives a lot of people exposure to the outdoors, whatever their choice, which is what we all on this forum want.
    Agree or disagree with the cost and restrictions of the PPk's, the opportunity to get out there, somewhere, anywhere away from suburbia, is a good thing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bushmoose View Post
    It's surprising the number of trailers and campers travelling the highway near the Soo with the price of gas being what it is? Add to that, is the high cost of camping at the provincial parks. My wife and I always head to the crown land bush for our camping/fishing trips, but we live in the north, have experience in that style and know where to go, we're fortunate. Not so, for many others who yearn for the call of the wild as they trek north is search of that experience, but must totally rely on the Provincial Parks or maybe the few private ones out there.
    Many folks with family's, opt for the convenience the parks have to offer. It gives them a chance to meet like minded folks. It give the kids an opportunity to meet up with others and perhaps make lifelong friends? Future fishing compatriots maybe?
    It also gives a lot of people exposure to the outdoors, whatever their choice, which is what we all on this forum want.
    Agree or disagree with the cost and restrictions of the PPk's, the opportunity to get out there, somewhere, anywhere away from suburbia, is a good thing.
    No matter which street we walk down in our neighborhood,there's at least one travel trailer/camper for sale sitting in a driveway. I hear many people like to travel to Provincial Parks,but,they're not the only parks. There's a tremendous network of private campgrounds that are every bit as good if not better for the casual trailer camper. Over the years,we've found the small "Mom and Pop" parks are the best.
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    stayed at a PPK few weeks back, we met our 2 adult boys there. We haven't stayed at a PPK since before kids. We took the boy's tent camping at family parks from the time they were 7 months old. I'd take the Family park way before a PPK. we decide after the trip few weeks ago we wouldn't do provincial again. Way to many restrictions. There fine for day trips but not to camp.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bushmoose View Post
    It's surprising the number of trailers and campers travelling the highway near the Soo with the price of gas being what it is? Add to that, is the high cost of camping at the provincial parks. My wife and I always head to the crown land bush for our camping/fishing trips, but we live in the north, have experience in that style and know where to go, we're fortunate. Not so, for many others who yearn for the call of the wild as they trek north is search of that experience, but must totally rely on the Provincial Parks or maybe the few private ones out there.
    Many folks with family's, opt for the convenience the parks have to offer. It gives them a chance to meet like minded folks. It give the kids an opportunity to meet up with others and perhaps make lifelong friends? Future fishing compatriots maybe?
    It also gives a lot of people exposure to the outdoors, whatever their choice, which is what we all on this forum want.
    Agree or disagree with the cost and restrictions of the PPk's, the opportunity to get out there, somewhere, anywhere away from suburbia, is a good thing.
    I really dont find the campsite fee that prohibitive. Im around $50/night for non-electrical sites at Provincial Parks. I like them because I had our entire summer vacation trip along Lake Superior (9 nights over 4 parks) booked months ago. Knowing I have a site at the end of a day of driving waiting for me is worth the cost. Knowing what to expect at an Ontario Park is also useful. We have a small tent trailer, while the cost of gas is high, our vehicle isnt terribly less efficient pulling it then not.

    Our daughter will see the beauty this province has to offer for a relatively small price. Its worth it, IMO. Life is for living, not staying home and counting dollars.
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    Quote Originally Posted by blasted_saber View Post
    I really dont find the campsite fee that prohibitive. Im around $50/night for non-electrical sites at Provincial Parks. I like them because I had our entire summer vacation trip along Lake Superior (9 nights over 4 parks) booked months ago. Knowing I have a site at the end of a day of driving waiting for me is worth the cost. Knowing what to expect at an Ontario Park is also useful. We have a small tent trailer, while the cost of gas is high, our vehicle isnt terribly less efficient pulling it then not.

    Our daughter will see the beauty this province has to offer for a relatively small price. Its worth it, IMO. Life is for living, not staying home and counting dollars.
    Sounds like a nice trip you have planned. Be sure to stop and see the Agawa Pictographs. They have a great visitor center there with lots of artifacts found in the region. And there are a few good lakes close by for specks. Enjoy your trip!
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