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Awenda Provincial Park

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Winter beach

We had been here before but came in for some winter snowshoeing. We were out for about 90 minutes... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Toronto, Canada
A great place to camp during summers

My wife and I were there for a long weekend with a bunch of other families... the camp sites are... read more

Reviewed November 6, 2018
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“comfort station”(25 reviews)
“dog beach”(24 reviews)
“kettle lake”(19 reviews)
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We had been here before but came in for some winter snowshoeing. We were out for about 90 minutes on a tough-enough trail that took us down to the beach. The warming hut at the start of the walk was great, and it was a...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank FirstCircle
Reviewed November 6, 2018 via mobile

My wife and I were there for a long weekend with a bunch of other families... the camp sites are beautiful... the beaches are lovely.... and to top it off... they offer canoes on rent ... we hand a great time canoeing...

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank EbinRaj
Reviewed October 21, 2018

Mid-October and the leaves were anything from a brilliant gold to russet red. This is the Canada we had been hoping to see. The carparks were close enough to afford us short walks to viewpoints for some photos. At every turn, the views were breathtaking....More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Seaside797669
Reviewed September 30, 2018

The best time of the year to visit this park is between mid-September and Thanksgiving in October (after that time you cannot camp inside park with limited entrance access). There are very few people around compared to the summer season that you can have your...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Andrew C
Reviewed September 3, 2018 via mobile

Really impressed with the privacy and size of our Turtle site 10. Surrounded on three sides by green forest. The shade keeps things cool and calm. The tips on here helped, picking something not too close to comfort station. And it was good to know...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 19, 2018 via mobile

We have visited the beaches at Awenda Park a few times this summer and loved it each time. The only down side to it is that beach 4 is by far the best but it is a good 10/15 minute walk from where you park...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Holbarr
Reviewed August 18, 2018

We stayed in Awenda as the first stop in a tour through 4 provincial parks and it was our second favourite overall. The sites among the trees are large (we were in wolf campground), but the vegetation between the trees is pretty short, meaning that...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Anne D
Reviewed August 17, 2018

Turtle camp ground, no radio zone, The camp grounds are so close together, all we heard was our neighbours conversations, screaming baby all night so close we could hear the other campers snoring I did not hear one cricket ! I would never go there...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank lorimH2828ST
Reviewed August 7, 2018 via mobile

Seriously, walking for 30 minutes to get to Plage 4 was so worth it. The water was perfect, the sun was lovely, the people weren't annoying... it was fun! I love how there were all types of people there: young, old, friends, couples, kids and...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank jaxmaxxx
Reviewed August 6, 2018

A family cottaging week placed us on the doorstep of Awenda PP. We took our British visitors in for a walk and a view of Georgian Bay. $20 for a day use pass for the car allowed for access to all the hiking trails for...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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October 3, 2018|
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Response from Anne D | Reviewed this property |
Yes - have a look at the Ontario Parks reservation web site which has maps of all the provincial parks. You can limit your search to a particular park and to the needs for the space (eg RV size, electric etc) - then it will... More
Stephanie V
September 26, 2018|
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Response from JamieM2066 | Reviewed this property |
yes they have electrical sites but bring long extension cords
August 6, 2018|
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Response from narrah | Reviewed this property |
There is canoe rental with the park at Kettles Lake. We haven't rented for a couple years but from what I remember it was very reasonable and you can rent for an hour or longer. Kettles Lake is very calm(when the weather... More
Travel Forum Posts
Heidi B
Weesp, The Netherlands
need help with itinerary (6 Replies)
We are a family of 3 and will visit Ontario in May/June. We have rented a RV for 3 weeks and love hiking,wildlife,beautiful scenery and canoeing. Could you please check my itinerary and comment? Is it doable,do you recommend a provincial parks pass? 1. arrival Toronto 2. pick up rv, drive to Sauble Falls Provincial Park 3. Bruce Peninsula National Park trip to Flowerpot Island 4. Awenda Provincial Park 5. Killbear Provincial Park 6. Killarney Provincial Park 7. Mattawa River...More
January 19, 2012|
Response fromtweedwolfscream|
A few comments: - Given your interests, try to spend more time in Killarney and the Bruce, and maintain your current allotment for Algonquin and Killbear, by skipping a few of your other destinations (see below) - Skip Bronte Creek, unless you just need a place to camp for the night - it's not worth traveling to in and of itself - Awenda I'm not a huge fan of either, it's nice but doesn't compare to some of the other places - Presqu'ile and The Pinery I haven't been to but my...More
Roanoke, VA
Trip Review - Ontario camping (2 Replies)
My husband and I just got back from a camping trip (small tent) through Ontario - it was beautiful! We started in Toronto and camped in Glen Rouge outside the City. The City was on strike and almost shut it down - we got lucky. It was small, kept up and very nice. We heard two raccoons fighting in the middle of the night but that was it. Next we head over to Awenda Provincial Park. It was nice but a little gray and rainy while we were there so I don't think we got the spectacular feel i...More
July 25, 2009|
Response frommelguelph|
Glad you enjoyed your trip! Too bad the weather didn't cooperate as best as it could of...just had to cancel my weekend camping trip due to rain :(
Drew H
Buffalo, New York
Awenda Provincial Park - Canoe Rentals (0 Replies)
Hi there! Would anyone happen to know the cost to rent canoes for Kettle's Lake at Awenda Park? I appreciate your help! -Drew
August 09, 2015|