The Shoals Provincial Park

Category Exploration Date Status Province / State Country
Other Closed Ontario Canada

There was a skiff of snow on the ground as we rolled along Highway 101 and pulled up to the closed gates.  As we began walking along the road into the park, I thought back to my earlier visit to Greenwater Provincial Park and wondered if it would be as well preserved.

In little time we were greeted by a ruffled grouse, another similiarity to the aforementioned park.  I was suprised, however, to flush about 5 more before we left.

It was a beautiful place, and the sites were impressive, but the lack of electrical sites, I'm sure, played a role in its closure.

The 10,644 ha park was established in 1970 with 44 unserviced sites, but the Government of Ontario closed the park in 2012, along with several others, citing poor attendance.


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