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“Peace, Beauty and Tranquilty”

Silent Lake Provincial Park
Ranked #1 of 13 things to do in Bancroft
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 30 August 2017

Silent Lake is one of the most picturesque parks. The sites are large and wooded and offer enough privacy to be able to appreciate the peace and quiet in true nature. There are trails everywhere, we found one through the campground to the beautiful beach, with clean water just made for summer swims. We fished easily off the shores and found all of the amenities to be above average as they usually are in the provincial parks. The only thing we noted was that the beaches are a good walk from most sites, with small children I think you would have to bike or drive which can be a pain. Otherwise the park is a 10 and you should definitely make time to camp here.

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Reviewed 21 August 2017

A nice 2.5 hour getaway from Toronto. 1) It is more rugged campsite as in more trees and wildlife. We saw a family of deer passing through our campsite (#63) but the raccoons are bolder here. One came back and kept stealing our garbage after we scared them off first time. Put away your garbage right away after dinner!

2) The privacy is pretty good as there are lots of trees and the sites are not tightly next to each other but you can see your neighbours if you come walk out. The site is well sound proof as we did not hear other neighbours talking. However depending which site you are, you might be backed against a busy road and you can see car lights coming in and out. Otherwise it is quiet.

3) The lake is on the smaller size so an hour is enough to explore. An hour is $10 and 6 hours is $25. There are lots of rocks around the edges that you can sit and enjoy the sun. The beach near our campsite at the end of park was small as it is more for launching canoes but it has a dock. At night you can come to the beach to go star gazing. There is a flat rock nearby that you can fit 5 people lying down looking up the stars!

4) Washrooms are well maintained here. Toilet papers often and rarely dirty with muddy floor. There are washrooms nearby when we walked from campsite to beach.

5) Lots of activities: hiking, canoeing, fishing and mountain biking

Only CON was the canoe rental. You had to drive to the front you purchase rental then drive back to canoe launch at the end of the park to rent. You get a buffer of what you purchase rental. WHY? cause you have to go back to front after returning rental and have them swipe your card to remove the deposit. Having to go back and forth for two different locations is inefficient.

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Reviewed 1 August 2017 via mobile

First visit to silent lake, very nice park no motors allowed on lake. Campsites are rugged with lots of shade, washrooms are nice and cleaned well. Park staff are doing great job constantly cleaning and repairing things. Beaches are nice. Very hilly in park for riding bikes . Rented kayaks one day and canoe on another day, rate was $25 for six hours $50 for 24 hours. Thought fishing was a flop but on my second attempt caught a couple of nice bass. Park is close to Bancroft and apsley

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Reviewed 1 August 2017

The sister & I stopped by and contemplated the 14$ and a bit entry charges, since we didn't have much time, and we weren't sure it'd be worth it. We did the 3 km hike (Bonnie Pond) that was in the middle (time/distance wise), there was a 15 km and a 1.5 km hike too.

The hike was easy, the mosquitoes were the toughest part :) The lookout was very pretty, as it faced the lake. Even though it is a loop trail, the return half was very close to the climb up, and then shortly after merged altogether.

We will come back and do the 15 km. And oh yeah, it was well worth the entrance.

The spot seems very popular with the campers, there were a lot of tents pitched up.

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Reviewed 22 July 2017

We were invited by our office mates to go with them camping at first I was hesistant since we were new in camping and this will be our first time camping in Canada so I did camp first near where we lived as a preparation for a really out door camping which is this place Silent Lake. My wife is not into camping but when we arrived and saw the place specially the lake I think my wife really like it and enjoyed, we did fishing but only caught small fish. My only regret is we only did stay for a night and we have to leave our friends the nextday. But in our short stay we enjoyed the place it was so relaxing this is the kind of place where I just see in the movies when we were still living in Manila. Next summer I intend to stay here longer to try canoeing and a swim in the lake and probably will catch a big fish :).

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