Neys Provincial Park
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Introduction

Featuring beautiful sandy beaches, a model prisoner-of-war camp, sub-Arctic plants, and many ecosystems, Neys Provincial Park is a must-visit on your next RV vacation. This 55 sq. km (21 sq. mile) provincial park located at Neys, off Trans-Canada Highway 17, Ontario, offers one of the best RV camping experiences, with recreational activities ranging from hiking to biking, canoeing, boating, canoeing, photography, fishing, park programs, swimming, hunting, and many more.

Facilities and amenities available at Neys Provincial Park include a boat launch, picnic shelters, laundry facility, fish cleaning station, beaches, playground, canoe rental facilities, and toilets and showers.

Interesting features at Neys Provincial Park include actual remains of Prisoner-of-War Camp 100, Pic Island immortalized on canvas, views of an elusive Woodland Caribou, beautiful flora and fauna ecosystems, and geological formations.

Neys Provincial Park was established in 1965, and features 144 campsites in four campgrounds, about half of which are equipped with electric RV hookups.

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Transportation in Neys Provincial Park

Driving

Located at Neys, off Trans-Canada Highway 17, Ontario, Neys Provincial Park is a simple drive-in park, easily accessible by RVs, trailers, and other motorized vehicles. Within the park, there are local paved roads that connect the campground areas. There are no driving restrictions within the park.

Parking

There are five parking areas for RVs, trailers, and cars in Neys Provincial Park distributed across the park’s campgrounds. You’ll find parking areas by the Visitor Center, the Prisoner’s Cove, between Campground Areas 1 and 2, and Campground 4. Overnight parking is available for RV campers at the park.

Public Transport

There are no public transportation services to Neys Provincial Park.

Campgrounds and parking in Neys Provincial Park

Campsites in Neys Provincial Park

Reservations camping

Area 4 Campground

Area 4 Campground in Neys Provincial Park features 51 pet-friendly campsites available for RVs. There are no RV hookups in the campground. RV length limit at the campground is 32 feet (10 m), however if you have a larger rig, you can call the park ahead to find out if space is available. Area 3 offers more shade than Area 2, but both areas offer scenic views of Lake Superior. Amenities at the campground include drinking water, pit/vault toilet, fire pit/grills, recycling station, boat ramp, picnic areas, playground, and access to trailheads. The campground offers partially shaded campsites.

Area 2 and 3 Campground

Area 2 and 3 Campground in Neys Provincial Park features 65 pet-friendly campsites available for RVs. 32 of the campsites in the campground are equipped with electric RV hookups while the remaining 33 campsites are without RV hookups. RV length limit at the campground is 32 feet (10 m), however if you have a larger rig, you can call the park ahead to find out if space is available. Area 3 offers more shade than Area 2, but both areas offer scenic views of Lake Superior. Amenities at the campground include drinking water, pit/vault toilet, fire pit/grills, comfort stations with showers, recycling station, laundry facility, wheelchair accessible areas, a cabin, and waterfront access.

Area 1 Campground

Area 1 Campground in Neys Provincial Park features 27 pet-friendly campsites available for RVs. All the RV campsites in Area 1 Campground are equipped with electric hookups. RV length limit at the campground is 32 feet (10 m), however if you have a larger rig, you can call the park ahead to find out if space is available. This campground is open and offers scenic views of Lake Superior. Amenities at the campground include drinking water, pit/vault toilet, fire pit/grills, Visitor Center, telephone station, recycling station, and waterfront access.

First-come first-served

Alternate camping

Seasonal activities in Neys Provincial Park

In-Season

Fishing

Pack your fishing gear to enjoy angling on Lake Superior as you visit Neys Provincial Park for your RV vacation. The park is a well-loved angling destination by RV campers as several fish species such as rainbow trout, lake trout, salmon, and whitefish are commonly caught in the lake. Recreational fishing opportunities in the park allow campers test and improve their angling skills.

Canoeing/Kayaking

Boating, canoeing, and kayaking are well-loved activities in Neys Provincial Park, as Lake Superior and Little Pic River provide the perfect setting for these water activities. You can launch your boat from the ramp on Little Pic River and take in the spectacular view of the horizon and the park from offshore. If you choose to set out on your canoe or kayak on Lake Superior or Little Pic River, you’ll also enjoy these magnificent views. Canoe rentals are available at the park.

Hiking

There are plenty of hiking opportunities at Neys Provincial Park for RV campers, since the park has six easy to very difficult trails that wind through different habitats. The 1.3 km (0.8 mile) easy Dune Trail acquaints hikers with the sand dunes in the park where delicate dune vegetation and plants of the boreal forests can be observed. You can hike to the scenic rocky highlands to catch a great view of Lake Superior on the moderately difficult 1.6 km (1 mile) Lookout Trail. Point Trail, Under the Volcano Trail, Kopa Cove Trail, and Pic Island Overlook Trail are other hiking options for campers to enjoy scenic views and appreciate the features in the park. So, bring your best hiking boots, and set out on the adventure at Neys Provincial Park.

Off-Season

Swimming

The 2 km (1.2 mile) beach located on Ashburton Bay on Lake Superior is a spectacular destination for swimming, particularly in summer’s heat. Being shallow and sandy, the bay is just ideal for taking a refreshing dip in the cold waters of Lake Superior. Little Pic River is also a great place to swim.

Natural Heritage Education

Children’s programs, guided walks, slide presentations, and movie nights are some of the activities offered by the park’s Natural Heritage Education leaders for RV campers that visit the park in the summer. Other activities held in the park include Superior Sand and Sun and Neys Nostalgia Days.

Biking

RV campers that love cycling enjoy exploring the entire extent of Neys Provincial Park on their bicycles along the roads in the park. Cycling is even encouraged as a means of transportation within the park; hence RV campers never forget to visit the park with their bicycles. Cycling is not allowed on the hiking trails in the park.

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