Mom of two Mischievous Monkeys: Writer's Workshop: Camping

Friday, July 13, 2018

Writer's Workshop: Camping

One of Mama Kat’s writing prompts this week was:

Share a camping location that you think is a Must-visit

A friend messaged me a couple nights ago after seeing me comment about going camping at Whiskers Point Provincial Park in a couple weeks. Turns out they are camping there this weekend in the same site we booked and wanted to know more about the creek I mentioned that runs near the site.

Last time we were out there we took pictures of not only our favorite campsite but the other ones we wanted to book in the future.  Since a picture is worth a thousand words I sent her the pictures I had showing the campsite and short path to the creek. I am sure that their kids and dogs will love this spot!

It will actually be our first time camping in this particular spot, as we have another favorite, #1 which is a really decent size, near bathrooms and has good privacy but the creek behind that one is not as easily accessible to play in so we decided to change things up and try one of the other spots.

We have visited a number of  other provincial campgrounds in our area, each one had positives – one had great private campsites but too far to walk to the beach in day use area with all beach gear, one was great for small kids with the sandbars making water shallow but the ground was so hard we couldn’t put tent stakes in, and one other that is close to home and we like to go for day trips to the beach that also has a newer playground.

Overall,  Whiskers Point is the spot for us that  has everything that we need to enjoy a few days out appreciating nature. A playground for the kids, nice beach, walking trail, private camp sites, flush toilets (nice to have when your kid does not like pit toilets) and an easy to navigate layout with paved road that is great for bike riding and sidewalk chalk art. Word has spread about this location so we always reserve a spot rather than driving out and just hoping to find something as on past visits by Friday afternoon people were unable to find first come first serve spots.

We are thinking we will plan our 2nd summer camping trip at a provincial campground we haven’t been to yet and see how it compares, (Wish us luck it has pit toilets) as a number of people have recommended it. The campsites are right on the water, which will be nice to let the kids swim and keep dog nearby in our campsite as provincial campgrounds don’t let dogs in the beach/day use area).  

Do you have a favorite place to go camping ? 

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