Our 5th trip of the year was to the Blue Lake Provincial Park in north western Ontario for the 4th weekend in August.
It is located about 3 hours ENE of Winnipeg and about 1 hour ENE west of Kenora Ontario
This was our first trip out of Manitoba and weren’t sure what to expect.
Since the campground fees in Ontario are double in comparison to what they are in Manitoba, we were expecting something out of this world.
When we got there, we were a little disappointed with the washrooms. It seems all we found were outhouses with a cold water tap in them. Hmm? Strange.
After exploring around the grounds for a bit we learned that there are 3 levels of washrooms. One being the old fashion outhouse with a cold water tap, the second being a washroom with a low flow camper style toilet with a cold water tap and the 3rd being a full washroom with hot water. They call this a “Comfort Zone”.
All of the sites are HUGE! They have basic and powered sites available. There are a few private sites available, but for the most part, there is not much privacy. Most of the campground is wooded with black spruce and their branches don’t start until about 20 feet up the tree, so they don’t provide for privacy.
The showers here have been the best we’ve seen all season. Lots of pressure and lots of HOT water!
As for stuff to do, there is LOTS! Biking, hiking, fishing, swimming, boating, canoeing, water skiing, snorkeling.
The beach area is nice and long, but not very wide.
Now here is what is best about this place. The water is CRYSTAL CLEAR. You’d think you were in the Caribbean. You can go snorkeling and swim with the schools of fish. It’s great and pretty rare around here.
The water in the lake here is worth the price of admission alone!!
There is no store in the campground, so if you forgot anything, you will be driving to Vermillion Bay which is about 5 minutes away.
You can rent canoes, kayaks and fishing gear from the office.
If you don’t have a camper they have 3 sites for rent that have a tent trailer and a kitchen tent ready to go.
There wasn’t much to speak of for bugs, which was nice.
We searched the campground for other Bolers again. Alas, we found 2 others. Both were 17 footers.
We loved this campground!
At first we didn’t think too much of it, but it grows on you and after a day, you won’t want to leave!
Here are my campground ratings out of "5"
Site Options: 4
Site Size: 5
Stuff To Do: 5
Firewood: $5 a bag