Sharbot Lake Provincial Park
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Introduction

Sitting on two clear lakes, and featuring beautiful landscapes that offer panoramic views of both lakes, Sharbot Lake Provincial Park is a must-visit on your next RV camping trip. Located off Trans-Canada Highway 7, Ontario, 10 km (6 miles) south of Clarendon Station, this provincial park offers recreational opportunities such as hiking through the woods, cycling on park roads, boating and canoeing on Sharbot Lake and Black Lake, fishing for walleye, bass, northern Pike, sunfish, trout, and perch, bird viewing, nature observation, swimming, picnicking, photography, nature observation, and park programs.

Facilities and amenities at Sharbot Lake Provincial Park include boat launches, comfort stations and showers, pit/vault toilets, docks, barbecue pits, laundry facilities, picnic shelter, picnic area, day use area, playground, canoe and kayak rentals, wheelchair accessible areas, dump station, firewood, telephone, garbage station, Park Office, and parking lots.

Majority of the RV campsites in the park are shaded and quite a number are equipped with electric RV hookups.

Sharbot Lake Provincial Park, which was established in 1958, is on the northwest shore of Sharbot Lake along the shore line of the neighboring Black Lake.

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Transportation in Sharbot Lake Provincial Park

Driving

Located off Trans-Canada Highway 7, Ontario, 10 km (6 miles) south of Clarendon Station, Sharbot Lake Provincial Park is a simple drive-in park easy to access by RVs, trailers, and other motorized vehicles. Within the park, there are local paved roads that link all the campgrounds and the day use area, as well as the boat launch areas. There are no driving restrictions within the park.

Parking

There are plenty of parking options for RV campers at Sharbot Lake Provincial Park, since the park features eight parking areas distributed across the campgrounds. Four of the parking lots are located at Ridgeview Campground, while Maple Grove Campground and The Point Campground have one parking lot each. The two remaining parking lots in the park are found in Beach Point Campground. Overnight parking is available at the park.

Public Transport

Greyhound Canada operates bus services to Sharbot Lake Provincial Park from Toronto daily.

Campgrounds and parking in Sharbot Lake Provincial Park

Campsites in Sharbot Lake Provincial Park

Reservations camping

Ridgeview Campground

Ridgeview Campground in Sharbot Lake Provincial Park features 60 pet-friendly campsites, 6 of which are available for RVs. None of the campsites in the campground are equipped with hookups for RVs. RV length limit at the campground is 18 ft (5 m). Amenities include water taps, pit/vault toilets, boat launch access, waterfront access, and parking lots.

The Point Campground

The Point Campground in Sharbot Lake Provincial Park features 36 pet-friendly campsites, 13 of which are available for RVs. None of the campsites in the campground are equipped with hookups for RVs. RV length limit at the campground is 18 ft (5 m). Amenities include water tap, garbage station, pit/vault toilets, amphitheater, and parking lot.

Beach Front Campground

Beach Front Campground in Sharbot Lake Provincial Park features 45 pet-friendly campsites, 33 of which are available for RVs. 29 of the campsites in the campground are equipped with electric hookups for RVs. RV length limit at the campground is 32 ft (10 m). Amenities include water taps, pit/vault toilets, garbage stations, picnic areas, picnic shelters, playground, day use area, access to swim beach and boat launch, and parking lots.

Maple Grove Campground

Maple Grove Campground in Sharbot Lake Provincial Park features 52 pet-friendly campsites, 40 of which are available for RVs. 15 of the campsites in the campground are equipped with electric hookups for RVs. RV length limit at the campground is 32 ft (10 m). Amenities at Maple Grove Campground include water taps, restrooms with showers, wheelchair accessible areas, playground, waterfront access, dump station, firewood, telephone, garbage station, Park Office, and a parking lot.

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Seasonal activities in Sharbot Lake Provincial Park

In-Season

Fishing

Fishing is a wonderful recreational activity at Sharbot Lake Provincial Park as both lakes in the park feature various fish species. Hence, RV campers visit the park with their fishing gear to enjoy angling on the park’s lakes. Fish species in both lakes in the park include walleye, bass, northern pike, sunfish and perch. Lake trout is available in Sharbot Lake.

Boating/Canoeing

Sharbot Lake Provincial Park is a great place for boating and canoeing activities. Sharbot Lake in the park features docks that are ideal for large boats and waterskiing, while smaller boats are more suited to Black Lake. Paddling on Black Lake’s sheltered waters is an amazing experience and the park features canoe rentals for RV campers without their vessels. Both lakes – Sharbot Lake and Black Lake – are connected by a short portage.

Hiking/Biking

There are two dedicated hiking trails for RV campers to enjoy at Sharbot Lake Provincial Park; Discovery Trail and Ridgeview Trail. The 1.2 km (0.7 mile) moderately-difficult Discovery Trail takes hikers through ridge lands that divide Sharbot Lake and Black Lake, on to maple stands, oaks and birch across undulating topographic landscapes. The 500 m (1,640 ft), easy to moderately difficult Ridgeview Trail takes campers to the top of the ridge where they can enjoy vantage point views of both lakes in the park.

Within Sharbot Lake Provincial Park, there are no dedicated bicycle trails, however, RV campers and cyclists are allowed to ride on the roads in the campground.

Off-Season

Swimming

Black Lake in Sharbot Lake Provincial Park features two sandy beaches that are available for RV campers to take a dip and enjoy swimming in the park.

Picnicking

Sharbot Lake Provincial Park features a day use area, as well as picnic areas and picnic shelter just across from Black Lake where RV campers enjoy outdoor meals with family and friends. The lake view adds to the beautiful scenery from the picnic area for campers at the park. In addition, a playground for kids is located just around the picnic area.

Birding

Beautiful bird species are characteristic of Sharbot Lake Provincial Park. While on the park’s trails, in the woods, as well as in the park’s campgrounds, RV campers listen out and look out for birds such as warblers, Scarlet Tanagers, Eastern Phoebes, Barred Owls and Red-Shouldered Hawks.

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