Review Date: June 2013
General Information / Location
Sturgeon Bay Provincial Park is located about 30 minutes north of Parry Sound. It’s directly off of Highway 69, and located on Sturgeon Bay. The park is located on one of the bays on the lake.
Sturgeon Bay Provincial Park
P.O. Box 271
Point au Baril, Ontario
Click here to reserve, or view campsites
Entry / Layout
Once you get off Highway 400, it’s a fairly quick drive to get to the park entry. The park only has 1 area, and it’s a fairly small park. Unless I missed it, I didn’t see a bathroom with running water, but there are vault toilets. There is a beach in the park which is nice. There’s also a boat ramp, and parking for your truck and trailer.
The atmosphere when entering the park was kinda neat. Can’t really explain it, but it felt really cozy and rustic. After the front gate, that’s about where the excitement stopped. The rest of the park seemed really “Homemade”. The sites were small, and unused. There was 2 foot long grass growing in most of them.
I didn’t see any flush toilets, or showers. There are alot of vault toilets around.
I guess the beach is a nice addition, but I generally don’t enjoy beaches unless it’s on a large, “great” lake.
There is no hiking here, there are no trails here.
I think the only reason to stop at this park, is if you’re into fishing (and you brought a boat), or your stopping over for a night. There is just nothing to do here. I think Sturgeon Bay is great for fishing, so bring your boat, put it in the water, and enjoy your fishing, then back to the campsite for the night, and repeat. We stopped here just to sleep for a night, then left in the morning.
One thing I noticed is the black flies were TERRIBLE! The next day we drove to Killarney and there were NO blackflies. So not sure why they are so bad here.
The only site I would suggest is Site 6. It’s near the water, and you have your own rock to sit on, and enjoy the water. However, there is a marina right there, so the view isn’t amazing.
The other sites are just MEH. Site #8 is small, and you can’t even view the water from your site.
– Boat Ramp
– Boat and fisher friendly
– There’s just nothing to do
– No running toilets
We just use this park as a stop over, as it’s right on the highway. That’s about it.