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Sparrow Lake Camp

· Severn Bridge, Ontario
126 acres
3 sites
3 Tent
Sparrow Lake Camp is situated on the southernmost tip of the majestic Canadian Shield.  The site is known to have been a campground for bands of the Huron people prior to the European intrusion.  It is considered probable that Samuel de Champlain, the first European to explore Huronia, spent a night on this site in the 17th Century. In 1892, what would become the west side of the current property was sold by pioneer Captain Thomas Stanton to Toronto's renowned Massey family to act as their summer resort.  The resort sported the main lodge, dining room, and cottages and was only accessible by train and steamer. From the onset, the Masseys used the site as a summer retreat for the Young Men's Bible League of the Central Methodist Church.  Today, the property is a thriving summer camp that also offers overnight tent stays with stunning lake views. 
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Severn Bridge, Ontario, CanadaTo respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
Hosted by Brendan T.Joined in July 2021
24 ratings · 16 reviews
Brianna N.recommends
October 3, 2022
"Cranberry" Lakeside Tent Site
We stayed one night at the Cranberry site. It was lovely. Beautiful views of fall colors, the moon and stars. Went for a nice dip beach not far from the site.
Wil B.recommends
September 7, 2022
Duck Bay Paddle-in Site
Beautiful site
Good spots to pitch tents, short walk or paddle from running water and showers, nice fire pit with lots of wood. Only downside is that there are cottages on the same bay and there are too many weeds for swimming directly in front of the site but definitely a great getaway spot!
Jon C.recommends
August 26, 2022
Duck Bay Paddle-in Site
Lovely site with great views and plenty of wildlife. Although not that far from "civilization" the paddle in does give you a sense of being remote, though it's only a short paddle if you need to top up your water. Obviously you can use the canoes to tour the lake (and call at the marina on the opposite side of the lake for a well deserved beer....). As a few others have noted, it's not a great spot for swimming because of the vegetation, but use the canoes to find a beach if you want. I'll certainly recommend it as a scaled down alternative to the full back country experience....
Jenny A.recommends
August 2, 2022
"Cranberry" Lakeside Tent Site
Couple camping with two dogs
We absolutely loved this site and the kind host and staff. Can not wait to return again.
Danielle E.recommends
June 22, 2022
"Cranberry" Lakeside Tent Site
Lovely spot for the night
The camp grounds were amazing and everyone was so nice. Brendan was a gracious host and was kind enough to show me around the grounds and made me feel extremely welcome.
Hope T.recommends
June 14, 2022
"Cranberry" Lakeside Tent Site
This is a fantastic spot. It is my second year and I’ve already booked a third summer! Fantastic fishing, beautiful views, and extremely friendly staff. Firewood delivered to the campsite on a quiet bay. Recommend to paddle your equipment in as the walk is challenging, but pleasant without your gear. Padding over to the marina for a burger and ice cream can’t be beat! Highly recommended 😀
Brooke W.recommends
June 6, 2022
Duck Bay Paddle-in Site
Great Paddle-in Site
This campsite on Sparrow Lake was excellent! We checked in with Brendan at the neighbouring summer camp. He was super welcoming and accommodating. We were provided canoes, paddles and life jackets to get over to the site. The campsite was just as described, very private and quiet. My friends and I had a wonderful time. Highly recommend!
Sheryl A.recommends
November 22, 2021
"Cranberry" Lakeside Tent Site
The best site!
Theres so much to do and explore at this site. We love fishing and canoeing around. Good memories last summer and kids had fun! Staff are all friendly.
Kayla K.recommends
September 2, 2021
'Final Campfire' Camp Site
The campsite was perfect. Right next to the water. I loved waking up with the sunset over the water. We didn't realize we couldn't drive right up to the campsite but the walk from the car was only about 5 minutes through an easy trail to the site. It should be noted the site itself is very rocky and hilly and can be quite slippery. Jon was able to help and answered our texts in a timely manner even though it was late at night. Overall, great experience.
Abbie L.recommends
September 1, 2021
"Cranberry" Lakeside Tent Site
Beautiful and quiet campsite
We absolutely loved our stay at the Cranberry Bay Campsite. Such a quiet place to camp, all the while enjoying a beautifully view. They even gave us some fire wood and allowed us to use a canoe. The staff is extremely friendly and helpful. Would 100% camp here again!
Mandy L.recommends
August 28, 2021
"Cranberry" Lakeside Tent Site
It was a great trip to Cranberry Bay. 👍👍👍
Warren B.recommends
August 26, 2021
Duck Bay Paddle-in Site
Very secluded. Which was nice. Lots of weeds in the water though not the best lake for swimming but all around a great site with lots to explore!
Megan E.recommends
August 21, 2021
'Final Campfire' Camp Site
Great Spot to unwind
Perfect little spot for what we needed! Close enough to the main site, down a nice trail if I needed anything but far enough to feel private and peaceful. The area was pretty weedy for swimming but would be a great fishing spot, from even right off the rock. Brendan and Jon were also super friendly and helpful when I needed anything (even obscure things like SUP screws!).
Jamie H.recommends
August 20, 2021
"Cranberry" Lakeside Tent Site
10/10 would go again!
My partner and I go camping every year for our anniversary and this has been our favourite spot by far! The canoeing, clean and beautiful campsite, and nearby hiking trails really made this a special trip. Thanks Brendan and Jon!
Tyler S.
August 17, 2021
"Cranberry" Lakeside Tent Site
Potential but not there yet!.
The Cranberry Bay camp site itself is very nice. We found it tidy and no garbage was visible.Super! There was two small pieces of fire wood left for us. Nice! Brendon, please emphasize in better detail how long and challenging the trail walk in is!, suggest light equipment. (If your in shape and have 4 people to spread out the load you’ll do fine.) The Canoe and paddles and life jackets were all in brand new shape!!!.Great! ( Canoeing your stuff in is way easier!.) No parking near site trail was a real pain. We had to ask for fire wood a few times on Sunday and got it just before dark on the last request, requested wood on Mon but never arrived!, thumbs down. All the water around the camp site is full of weeds makes swimming hard. No good almost 40•c. Great fishing!. The beach and volleyball area were kept nice but the water in and around the small marked out swim area was full of weeds and water was full of oil and red algae. Couldn’t attempt the platform dock too much weeds!. Thumbs down!. Hosts were nice and very approachable but all the staff seemed like kids who were at a camp themselves. Please warn campers that your camp is in the train corridor and loud train horns are sounded every 2 hours every 24!!!!!!!!!!!!. Not a quiet spot!!. People in the last cottage were loud and partying until 3 in the morning on Sunday. Not cool!!. All in all for the price and the distance it’s a great spot but bring your ear plugs , and THC or no sleep!.(would be a slice of heaven without the trains!!!!!!!!!!!! ) bring with you ice, and all supplies hard to resupply without a boat!.
Alexandria W.recommends
August 16, 2021
Duck Bay Paddle-in Site
Beautiful Campsite, Great Staff
Campsite was great! All the staff we're awesome and very accomidating 10/10 Would stay again and recommend ! Canoe trip over wasn't very long and it was a great spot overlooking the water
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