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“Meeting with black bear”

Sleeping Giant Provincial Park
Ranked #2 of 70 things to do in Thunder Bay
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Located on a rugged peninsula of thick forests, several lakes, and high granite cliffs, this scenic wonderland offers nature walks, camping and fishing activities.
Reviewed 11 July 2014

We drove to Thunder Bay Lookout and started raining so we decided just to drive to Silver Islet and back to Route 11/17. On the way back from Silver Islet we saw young black bear walking by the road completely free of worries. We stopped on the other side of the road and watched him for couple of minutes as he was getting further and further away from us. What a magnificent animal.

Thank RudySzymon
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Reviewed 11 July 2014

Beautiful campground. You should be prepared for lots of wildlife as they are acclimated to people. The bears are pretty aggressive even tho we left nothing out. They like screen tents and even grills. Saw in campsite...bear, fox, skunk and deer....and tons of Mosquitos. I would have felt safer in a camper rather than a tent. Weather perfect, but don't forget anything as it's a hike out. Pit toilets were kept clean and this park needs a bear box at each site. Just a reminder for people from the states that you have no phone coverage in the event of illness.

3  Thank Cheryl R
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Reviewed 9 July 2014

Although, as others have mentioned, this park is quite a distance from the main highway (11/17), it is ultimately worth the drive on a long and winding road...oue campsite was beautiful, HUGE, and very secluded. Even though we knew we had camping neighbors on all three sides, we never saw or heard them. We were fortunate to get a campsite on Marie Louise Lake, and had many native visitors...a deer, a skunk, squirrels, chipmunks, and a mama duck with four ducklings...all to our children's delight!

As time was limited, we drove to the Thunder Bay Lookout, which is a small cantilevered deck (not for those with vertigo) that provides a spectacular view of Thunder Bay. There are lots of hiking trails of varying lengths and challenge levels if you have more time to spend, and we definitely wished we did!

The beach looked lovely, and the lake was fairly warm and very clean. The toilets near the campsites are outhouses (bring your own soap), but there are centralized "Comfort Stations" with flush toilets and showers (and laundry facilities.) The staff are very helpful and can answer pretty much any question you have about the park. Definitely will visit again!

2  Thank GlobalViewer
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Reviewed 5 July 2014

Driving to the park is a long way off the highway..we stopped at a pay n stop area along the rd that belongs to the park and took pics of the sleeping giant...deer on the rd have to be careful..the lake was nice to see

Thank Linda D
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Reviewed 30 June 2014

If you can get a spot on the lake, grab it. Wonderful sunsets, and clean campsites. Avoid the outhouses. They nasty.

Thank Kevin W
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