The Sioux Narrows Provincial Park which is run by the Township of Sioux Narrows-Nestor Falls is a jewel hidden right off Highway 71 just north of Sioux Narrows. I was fortunate to be able to camp there earlier this summer. We camped during the week, and the campground was surprisingly only about half full. I'm not sure why, as this is a great park. Upon checking in, the Park Supervisor, Beverly-Ann greeted us with her very friendly attitude and wonderful smile. It was a face we would see often for the rest of our stay.
The park itself is set within huge towering White Pine trees. The Sioux Narrows-Nestor Falls area is home to many of the largest, most beautiful trees in Northwest Ontario. Many of the campsites are secluded, nestled in the trees. We had 4 groups camping together and chose the more open campsites so we could all hang out together.
If you are looking for a more private location and are using a tent, consider the walk-in campsites along Lake of the Woods. There are 8 campsites that are roughly 20-50 metres from where your car is parked. They are beautiful campsites right on the lake, while they can be windy, I imagine it would feel great on a hot day as well as keep the mosquitoes away.
The larger of the two group campsites really peaked my interest. While it is not electrical, it can fit 30-40 people and is on a point right on the lake. It has a large fire pit, a beach and docking as well as a large grass area.
The kids really enjoyed the beach. The water was extremely high but there was still room to make sand castles and you could walk quite a ways out on the sand. I suggest driving your car to the beach parking lot, pack a lunch and stay for a while. When not biking, the kids mostly wanted to swim so we spent a lot of time at the beach. After trying out paddleboarding in Kenora, I really wanted to rent another paddleboard. Boardanyone partnered up with Gill's Trading Post in Sioux Narrows and are now offering paddle board rentals and sales. They brought the boards right to our campsite and picked them up 24 hours later. Great service! Close to the beach area is a small playground and a huge green space and covered BBQ area.
Besides swimming and bike riding, there's some nature trails, great fishing on Lake of the Woods, or you can rent a canoe. There's a boat launch but parking is limited.
I'd definitely go back to the Sioux Narrows Provincial Park. It was fairly quiet, beautiful, but most of all I really liked the service. Bev worked non-stop the whole time we camped. She also runs the Caliper Lake Provincial Park in Nestor Falls. I'm not sure where she finds the energy, but I'd have to say she did a great job. Every day she'd come by and ask if we needed firewood or ice. The ice bags were huge and were a much-needed purchase (and appreciated) on a hot day. Anything we needed, Bev was sure to help.
If you're looking for a quiet park with friendly service, great fishing and beautiful campsites, try the Sioux Narrows Provincial Park, you won't be disappointed.