Mew Lake Campground

Algonquin Provincial Park

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Old Railway Bike Trail
Nipissing, Unorganized, South Part, ON, Canada
705-633-5572
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GPS: 45.5781, -78.5143

Number of Sites: 131
Reservations: Yes
Tent Camping: Yes

1 person has reviewed this location.

Ratings Summary

Access
Location
Cleanliness
Site Quality
Noise

Cell Phone Coverage

2bars
Verizon 4G/LTE
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webster
Minneapolis, MN
Winnebago Micro Minnie
43 reviews
Days stayed: 1
Site Number: 3

webster would stay here again

“Frustratingly busy, but wonderful hiking trails”

Reviewed Feb 25, 2017

Overall Rating

I made the mistake of coming to Algonquin Provincial Park right around peak autumn foliage time. Even though the whether was chilly, there were massive numbers of tourists at virtually every trail and campground. Park staff told me that Algonquin is a destination park for a lot of tourists from Asia in autumn.

I stayed at Mew Lake Campground, and it was at 100% capacity on all 131 sites. There were lines to use the showers, and people routinely cut through campgrounds to get to a path to reach the restrooms. There's a few nice trails leading right to the campsite, so this would be an excellent campground to stay at if you plan on walking some of them.

It looked like people really settled in at some of the campsites, putting up welcome signs and flower pots. The check-in area requires you to get out of your vehicle and walk to a desk, and they are very, very slow at getting you checked in. There's really no need for this.

They are very strict on regulations requiring campers to put away food and roam around writing citations.

Here are my recommendations on where NOT to book:

  • 1, 2, 3, 4, 25, 44, 45, 42, 43, 46, 47 will be loud because they're near the main road or intersecting roads.

  • 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13, 15 have a makeshift trail on the back side that people take to reach the restrooms and it feels like they're walking through your campsite

  • 50, 52, 58, 60, 32, 33, 35, 12, 14 are adjacent to walkways

Access
Location
Cleanliness
Site Quality
Noise
2bars
Verizon 4G/LTE

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Hookups:
  • 30 Amp
  • 20 Amp
  • Partial Hookups
Recreation:
  • fishing
  • picnic area
  • recreation trail
  • swimming beach
  • water access
Site Amenities:
  • fire ring
  • picnic table
Facilities:
  • dump station
  • firewood
  • general store
  • laundry
  • restrooms: flush
  • showers
  • trash
  • water available
Pets:
  • pets

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