Driftwood Provincial Park, Stonecliffe

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Driftwood Provincial Park is a provincial park on the south shore of the Ottawa River, about 40 kilometres (25 mi) west of Deep River, Ontario. It is administered by Ontario Parks which classifies it as a recreation park.
The park is situated on a sheltered bay that was created in 1950 after the construction of the Des Joachims hydro-electric dam 12 km downstream on the Ottawa River. This new bay became a spot where driftwood being carried downstream washes ashore.

This park has 80 campsites, 20 of which have electrical hookups, making it a popular summer destination for campers who can also swim at one of two sandy beaches, canoe in the Ottawa River, or hike on trails that range over eskers and rocky ridges, offering dramatic views of the Laurentian Mountains across the river in Quebec. The park is also a popular fishing destination being right on the Ottawa river, it offers yellow pickerel, northern pike and smallmouth bass. Although the park is gated in the winter, you can enter on foot for hiking, cross-country skiing and snow-shoeing.
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  • We stayed for four days in one of thr pull through sites. We were at site 73. This and the sites on either side are not level in the least. The people beside us moved. Most of the pull through... 
    We stayed for four days in one of thr pull through sites. We were at site 73. This and the sites on either side are not level in the least. The people beside us moved. Most of the pull through...  more »
  • Easily one of the most stunning campgrounds that we have stayed at in Canada. This gets overlooked because it is a small park beside Algonquin, but the view over the Ottawa River at sundown was very....  more
    Easily one of the most stunning campgrounds that we have stayed at in Canada. This gets overlooked because it is a small park beside Algonquin, but the view over the Ottawa River at sundown was very....  more »
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  • Such a beautiful place and the staff is very friendly and nice. We took a chance to stop even if it says it was all booked. And we got lucky that two sites were available. One night water front which was an amazing site. I felt that the site was partially private which is amazing and the bathroom were very clean. Have only positive to say about this beautiful park, so far one of my favourite♥️
  • Clean sites, clean bathrooms, decently clean showers. This is our favorite place to camp, have been going for a few years now. All the staff we come in contact with are friendly. Sites are decently sized (we always stay at a waterfront one) and flat with a good firepit. Love it here!

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