Oastler Lake Provincial Park
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Introduction

Just a short distance from Georgian Bay and Parry Sound is Oastler Lake Provincial Park, which sits on the shore of Oastler Lake and is bisected by Boyne River. The beautiful panoramic waterfront views that RV vacationers enjoy at the campsites in the park make it a premier holiday destination. Located along Oastler Park Drive, off Trans-Canada Highway 400, this provincial park is easy to access and the railway tracks that are near the park are used frequently.

If you visit the park, you’ll have your pick from various enjoyable recreational activities such as boating and canoeing, biking, picnicking, fishing, and swimming. Photography and nature observation are also popular. Additionally, in the summer, the nearby Seguin Recreational Trail is a wonderful destination for hiking and biking.

There are four RV campgrounds and one tent campground in Oastler Lake Provincial Park, offering more than 140 campsites for you to choose from. Electric hookup options are available in the park as well as reservable and non-reservable campsites. Facilities and amenities at the campground include canoe rentals, boat launch, comfort stations, and docks. You'll also find a pet exercise area, dog beach, barbeque grills, picnic shelter, showers, and a dump station for your convenience.

Oastler Lake Provincial Park was established in 1967.

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Transportation in Oastler Lake Provincial Park

Driving

You’ll find it easy to drive up to Oastler Lake Provincial Park in your RV and trailer, as well as other motorized vehicles, considering the fact that the park sits along Oastler Park Drive, off Trans-Canada Highway 400. Locating the park is also easy. Within the park, navigating to the various campgrounds and places of interest is made easy by the local paved roads that are available in the park. There are no driving restrictions within the park.

Parking

There are three designated parking areas in Oastler Lake Provincial Park, all located within close proximity to the Park Office and Beachside Campground. However, there is room available for RV campers to park their rigs and trailers at the campsites in the park. You could also take advantage of the overnight parking available in the park.

Public Transport

A bus service is offered by Ontario Northland from Toronto to Oastler Lake Provincial Park daily, while VIA Rail operates a train service to the park from Toronto.

Campgrounds and parking in Oastler Lake Provincial Park

Campsites in Oastler Lake Provincial Park

Reservations camping

Hardwood Hill Campground

39 pet-friendly campsites are available for RVs and tents at Hardwood Hill Campground. 24 campsites in the campground are equipped with electric hookup options, but RVs and trailers longer than 18 ft (5 m) cannot be accommodated at the campground. Water tap and pit/vault toilet are available at the campground, as well as access to the pet exercise area and waterfront.

25 campsites in the campground are available by reservation, while 14 campsites are available on first-come first-served basis.

Riverside Campground

At Riverside Campground, there are 18 pet-friendly campsites available for RVs and tents, all of which are equipped with electric hookup options for RVs. RV/trailer length limit at the campground is 32 ft (10 m), and you’ll find a water tap and pit/vault toilet in the campground.

Only one site is available on first-come first-served basis in the campground, while the other campsites are available by reservation.

Lakeview Campground

Lakeview Campground consists of 57 pet-friendly campsites available for RVs and tents. Trailer length limit at the campground is 18 ft (5 m), and no electric hookup options are available. However, you can enjoy the use of facilities and amenities such as water taps, pit/vault toilets, restrooms with showers, wheelchair accessible areas, waterfront access, and parking lot.

47 campsites in the campground are available by reservation, while 10 campsites are available on first-come first-served basis only.

Beachside Campground

Beachside Campground features 24 pet-friendly campsites, in a partially shaded setting, available for RVs and tents. Electric hookup options are available for RVs at the campground, and RVs/trailers up to 32 ft (10 m) can be accommodated in the campground. If you have a larger RV, you should contact the park ahead to find out if there is space available.

At Beachside Campground, water taps and fire pits are available for use, as well as a nearby parking lot. There is also easy access to the beach from the campground.

All the campsites in the campground are available by reservation.

First-come first-served

Alternate camping

The Point Campground

The Point Campground features 10 campsites that are partially shaded and available for tents only. There are no electric options in the campground and only a water tap and pit/vault toilet are available.

Seasonal activities in Oastler Lake Provincial Park

In-Season

Picnicking

Oastler Lake Provincial Park is a great place to enjoy picnics, particularly as the picnic/day use area sits on the shore of Oastler Lake. The breathtaking view of the lake alone will set you in a relaxing and refreshed mood as you have lunch with family, friends, and co-vacationers. A number of facilities are also available in the picnic area for use by vacationers, such as barbecue grills, picnic shelter, picnic tables etc.

Biking

Bring your bicycle along to Oastler Lake Provincial Park to have fun and exercise at the same time on the roads in the park. Although cycling opportunities are limited in the park, it still won’t take away the fun and good scenic views you will enjoy when you ride. Bicycle helmets are recommended for all who wish to ride in the park.

Boating/Canoeing

As you visit Oastler Lake Provincial Park for RV vacation, you can take advantage of the opportunity available to paddle your boats and canoes on the small inland lake. The lake is best suited from small boats that are less than 6 m (20 ft) long, and you can begin your adventure from the boat launch facility provided. Docking facilities are available too, on first-come first-served basis, as well as canoe rentals. Hence, you can partake in the fun even if you are without your own canoe.

Off-Season

Pet Exercise

All RV campers are responsible for their pets at Oastler Lake Provincial Park, and are expected to keep them on leash. However, there is a dedicated pet exercise area where you can take your pet to enjoy a swim off-leash. The pet exercise area features a small sandy beach bordered by a grassy area - the kind your pet will definitely love.

Swimming

Without question, the swimming beach in Oastler Lake Provincial Park is one of the best in the Parry Sound Area. So, why not take a dip in the water to cool off on a summer's day?. Besides, you can play volleyball on the beach, or even build sand sculptures if that’s what interests you. Alternatively, you could just relax on the beach, enjoy the breeze, and watch the waves.

Fishing

Do you enjoy fishing for pike, rainbow trout, and bass? Then, Oastler Lake Provincial Park is the right place for you to visit. The lake features these fish species in abundance in summer and you won't miss out on good catches regardless of your fishing skills. So don't forget to bring your fishing gear on your RV camping trip. And don't forget to refer to the Ontario Fishing Regulations for more information.

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