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Hello everyone

We thinking of doing a 4 night stay sometime in the 1st 2 weeks of Aug 2019.

From what I have read there is a bike trail/rail trail that goes through the campground, anyone use it for biking? We enjoy moderate to easy hiking, kayaking, swimming and level biking trails.

Would really like to see some moose on this trip, how numerous are they?

Anyone have experience with the campground? We hope be booking a 30 amp site (site 1 through 66) anyone have a recommendation on a particular site?

Also on a review I read the dump station is down the road on highway 60 away from the campground and there was some mention you might need to fill water at the dump station? but I see water fill stations at the campground? (I would just like to do 1 stop at the dump station while leaving the provincial park)

Any advice would be appreciated!

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Posted: 12/30/18 08:55am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We have stayed at Mew Lake several times but not recently. The bike trail does go past the campground and is a pleasant ride to Rock Lake Campground. The trail is mostly flat and you never know what wildlife you may see along the way. Take a picnic and enjoy a leisurely ride.

Yes, the dump station is down the highway. My memory is not as good as it used to be, but I am thinking about 4 miles to the East on Hwy. 60. It used to be you could not fill up with water at the c.g. but I think that has changed and there may be a couple of spigots you can use. There is not water at every site in any provincial park - just a tap or two around each camping loop. Years ago they put contraptions on that would not allow you to connect a hose - hence the need to go to the fill up at the dump station.

The first 2 weeks of August will be prime time so you will want to make your reservations as soon as they open for the year. We don't stay at a lot of provincial parks so I am not sure when reservations open - that info is probably on the website - but DO IT ASAP. Another c.g. choice to consider is Lake of Two Rivers which is almost next door to Mew Lake. The bike trail is also accessible there.

Hope it all works out for you.


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Years ago they put contraptions on that would not allow you to connect a hose - hence the need to go to the fill up at the dump station.
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Tripalot pretty much said it all. It's prime time and you will need reservations which book up fast. Reservations start 5 months in advance to the day, at 7am. Go here to reserve.


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agesilaus wrote:

Years ago they put contraptions on that would not allow you to connect a hose - hence the need to go to the fill up at the dump station.
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Well this may help with that problem



Or you do as most of us do, just fill your 5 gallon aquatainers and fill your tank with those.


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Thanks everyone for the very helpful information. I do plan on bringing a 5 gallon water container for this trip.. just incase.

I didn't relize this campground was that tough to book, so I will be online on when the window opens.

Thanks again! [emoticon]
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mdcamping wrote:

Thanks everyone for the very helpful information. I do plan on bringing a 5 gallon water container for this trip.. just incase.

I didn't relize this campground was that tough to book, so I will be online on when the window opens.

Thanks again! [emoticon]
Mike


This campground is open all year - it is difficult to get in even in the winter. Be sure you are ready to register at 7 a.m. the day registrations open. It will likely be a frustrating experience, but you will enjoy the park.

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Tripalot wrote:

mdcamping wrote:

Thanks everyone for the very helpful information. I do plan on bringing a 5 gallon water container for this trip.. just incase.

I didn't relize this campground was that tough to book, so I will be online on when the window opens.

Thanks again! [emoticon]
Mike


This campground is open all year - it is difficult to get in even in the winter. Be sure you are ready to register at 7 a.m. the day registrations open. It will likely be a frustrating experience, but you will enjoy the park.


Frustrating experience was a understatement. tried booking twice the past 2 days at 7am on "their system time". Had several windows open trying to book any available electric site. all were taken before my computer could reserve a site. [emoticon]

Mike

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