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“An excellent day's hiking”
Review of Cyprus Lake

Cyprus Lake
Ranked #9 of 24 things to do in Tobermory
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Owner description: Scenic lake located in the Bruce Peninsula National Park that offers both camping facilities and hiking trails.
Reviewed 12 August 2014

This was a beautiful day's hike, taking in the grotto and amazing cliffs and shoreline. It wasn't very busy when we visited (early July). I recommend wearing hiking boots and bug spray. Also, watch out for the water temperature - when I did a bit of paddling I felt like my feet had been cut off at the ankles, it was so cold!

2  Thank DiscerningPenguin
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Reviewed 6 August 2014

Cyprus Lake and Bruce Peninsula, is by far the most beautiful area I have ever camped in! It does get quite crowded, but it's worth it for the spectacular views of the never ending shoreline and soaring cliffs!
Cyprus Lake is a stunning area with lots of activities available, you can go canoeing/kayaking on the lake, hike tot he bay and see the grotto. A nice time to go is in winter, but they don't seem to be renting out the yurts in the winter anymore, so if you not a hard core camper, a day trip is still worth it! :)

1  Thank Chev M
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Reviewed 5 August 2014

Great hiking, great bouldering and awesome camping. The grotto does get very busy on the weekend so I recommend going on a week day if possible. Water is also very very cold. If hiking be sure to wear hiking shoes especially if you are headed towards the bruce trail.

1  Thank bnieto_11
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Reviewed 30 July 2014

Location: Group Camp site 1, Cyprus Lake

Trip date: Fri July 25 - Sunday July 27
Weather: On-and-off thunderstorms + clear weather

Trip Type: Group Camping (30+ people)
Camp site type: Group Site
Cost: Just over $300 (very good price for 30+ people)

Verdict:
- would visit Tobermory & Bruce Peninsula Park again
- would *probably* return to Cyprus Lake campground for camping (but would choose a different site)


Comments:
The weather could have been better, especially since we had to sleep through a torrential downpour, but that's not anything that could have been controlled.

The campground itself was pretty good for a large group. It comes with an enclosed metal fire pit, a large gazebo, and about 7 or 8 areas for tent pitching, separate septic washroom facilities, water pump (presumably a well).

The washroom facilities have the following features:
- 3 septic toilets (1 is handicap friendly)
- sinks in each toilet stall
- 1 large double sink for washing dishes
- 2 personal outdoor sinks

Pros about campsite (only)
- Washrooms were of good quality - ours had one broken toilet, but the park staff was quick to fix it and clean up the washroom
- the gazebo is huge and very useful
- the firepit is great

Cons about campsite (only)
- there is a trail that leads into this campsite! Random people kept showing up and walking through our site
- this particular site isn't really that close to the water. If you want close proximity to Cyprus lake from a group campsite, pick site 2 or 3
- the gazeebo (and some of the areas to pitch tents) are behind a marsh... standing water = mosquitoes... there were a lot of them!!!!
- no shower facilities in the park (if you care)... you need to go outside the park for showers... and those are $2 for 2 minutes, coin operated, and you can only pay with $2 coins


Pros about the area
- Beautiful, clear, clean, COLD water of Georgian Bay
- the Bruce trail is great
- Cliff diving (if you're inclined)
- many hiking options
- washroom facilities

Cons about the area
- if you don't like to walk, this place ins't really for you
- some "beaches" can be challenging to walk on because they do not have sand, they have smoothed rocks.. from pebble sized all the way to bowling ball size and bigger

6  Thank Francis R
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Reviewed 12 July 2014

Cyprus lake camping site is an amazing place to stay for couples,families and friends who need a get away and explore the nature of Canada and enjoy the feeling of being a part of it. I have been in this place 2 times. First time was in May and it was so quiet and most sites were empty. 2nd time was in mid June and the site was busier and a bit noisier and wash rooms may not as clean as 1st time but compare to provincial parks wash rooms are way cleaner . We stayed at Burch camping both times since it is my favourite one between 3 sites. If you like quiet site choose Tamarack since it is free-radio zone. The lake is so clean and relaxing itself but with 45 min of trail you have plenty of choices to explore as you get closer to Bruce peninsula. I can just say amazing,amazing and super unique nature. You must visit grotto for sure. don't be lazy get the map from front desk and go for hiking.

3  Thank HighCouple
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