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Silent Lake Provincial Park
Ranked #1 of 13 things to do in Bancroft
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Reviewed 7 September 2017

Bucket List: visit every Provincial Park in Ontario. We were up at the cottage and decided to check out Silent Lake PP. We had camped here in 2001 but had not been back since. It is a very nice park. Took a look at the cabins and thought that would be a fun weekend trip. There are also a number of yurts here. The washroom facilities were very clean. The beach is small but nice. They have walk-in sites along the water. The sites are a fair walk from the beach but you can drive or bike over. Hope to come and stay here some time.

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

We last visited this park over 25 years ago. It was beautiful then and is even better now. Clean and quiet. The new comfort stations are great.

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank iseek2know
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Reviewed 1 September 2017 via mobile

Came here for a couple nights mid-week with my 11-year old son. The campground overall seems like it draws the more respectful type of camper, didn't hear any loud noise and it got pretty quiet at night fairly early. Stayed at the Pincer section campsite 32. A good site though if you don't like being able to see your neighbours you wouldn't like this one.
We'd highly recommend the 15km Lakeshore Trail. It says it takes 6 hours but I'd say 5 is definitely reasonable. Lots of beautiful scenery along the way. A fair bit of up and down and I'd consider it a somewhat challenging hike. Most definitely need to pack a full lunch and lots of hydration. The only downside was there were plenty of mucky sections along the way some of which we had to find our own detour around to avoid, and it hadn't even rained the day we went or the day before.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank sfryyz
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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.

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank SalesGirl77
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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.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank somethingeneric
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