Milo the AwesomeDog and I spent last week at Inverhuron Provincial Park in our 18-foot travel trailer. I give the place two thumbs up.
Campsite 247 is excellent—level, covered in gravel with good drainage, ringed with sweet smelling and privacy providing cedar trees. It is a pull-through site with long driveways at each end, which provided a buffer to the road and other campers. The lakeshore is a two-minute walk away, as is Chain Trail, a well-maintained path that skirts along the Lake Huron shore and provides a scenic a 25-minute walk to the dog exercise area.
The park website noted that campers might need an extension cord to reach the electrical outlets. I always bring one and so was a bit smug about what I thought was advice for newbies. But, I had to sign out a third cord from the park office. Be warned, they require a $150 deposit. The deposit makes sense because I could easily imagine driving off with that cord without thinking about it and $150 was enough to remind me to give the darn thing back.
All of this wonderfulness is somewhat tempered by the intermit low-level hum of the Bruce Nuclear Generating Station. A few years ago, the sound would have bugged me. But, the park was so pretty that it put me right in my happy place and I just thought, “Oh well, it’s making electricity. I’m using electricity. Fair enough.”
Be warned, if you camp here, be sure to check out the pictures and the privacy ratings of your site on the Ontario Parks Online Reservation System when you book your trip. A woman staying at an interior, non-reservable site told me that her place was surrounded by unsightly felled trees. Ick.
Milo and my trip to Inverhuron benefited from some good luck: the wood was dry, the other campers were quiet and friendly, and the sunsets were stunning. We’ll be back.
Note to self: next time try to get site 261. Even though it is a back-in site, because of the layout backing up will not be complicated and it is gorgeous.
Really nice review! Thank you so much. What do you use the tent that you have set up for? And what type of pen is Milo in?
I have thought of getting a camper. Didn’t you post something last year for beginning campers? I have never done anything like this before.
Hi! Milo is in a 48 inch Precision x-pen. The tent is a Quick-set Clam screen house. I bought it for myself for my birthday this year. Sometimes the deer flies and mosquitoes and black flies can be a bit much. That screen house is a nice escape them. This year I put an inflatable mattress in it along with a bed for Milo and a comfy chair. We laid out their with bones and magazines–it was great. I have a bunch of posts about getting started. Here are a couple:
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Oh thank you for the links! I remembered you had written about getting started, and this will save me time finding them. That tent sounds so nice. The flies are absolutely terrible. I live down in Florida, and we have a fly that’s called a Yellow Fly. I don’t know if they’re the same as deer flies or horseflies. But they are around from May through early August and their bite is it absolutely terrible. Just one bite will cause me pain for about six hours.