Cyprus Lake Campground, Bruce Peninsula National Park, Tobermory, Ontario, Canada


Cyprus Campground is conveniently located in the Grotto section of Bruce Peninsula National Park. The Grotto is a popular day use hike that leads out to a stunning rock formation with spectacular views. The hike is easy, and we even saw people toting wagons and strollers full of children and goodies. The campground is pretty here, nestled in the woods alongside a lake. Sites are extremely wooded, offering tons of privacy and shade. The campground has three main loops; we stayed in the Birches loop. Roads are narrow and tight in all loops, so use caution when manuevering through camp. There is a maximum vehicle length here of, I believe, 30 feet. Adhere to that. Our 30 foot, 10 inches had to make some very tight turns, even just to get into our site. Sites have level, gravel pads, fire pits, and picnic tables. Firewood is available at the front campground office, and as in our case, may be wet and difficult to light. Lakefront sites are so wooded, you won't really see much of the lake, which is beautiful. Trails to the Grotto, as well as around the lake lead right from camp and are highly recommended. Bruce Peninsula itself is a lengthy peninsula, so we opted to take the Che-Cheemaun ferry from the northern point of the peninsula (also where the national park visitor center is located) across Lake Huron to cut down on deive time backtracking out of the park. The ferry was enjoyed by us all and is a GREAT way to access the park. Vehicles board the underbelly of the ship and you enjoy the nearly two hour cruise across the lake where you will pass through Five Fathom National Park and many islands, all while enjoying fresh air on deck in an Adirondack, or inside at a comfortable table. Dining service (quite tasty) with hot, freshly cooked meals and even beverage service (yes, cocktails) can be enjoyed in transit. Pets can either be left in your vehicle, or leashed or crated and ride with you on deck.

Best Sites: All

Poor Sites: None

Hookups: None

Potable Water: Yes

Dump Within Facility: Yes