Camping in Bon Echo Provincial Park

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I love Bon Echo Provincial Park and we had a fabulous long weekend there in June 2014.

We stayed on electric site 114 which is a huge corner site and although there are 10 mature pines right in the middle of it we still had room for our large tent, screen tent and truck. The toilet nearby is a flush loo which is always such a bonus and the comfort station with showers  was a two minute walk.

The site is so close to the beach we could carry the canoe straight from the site down a short slope and launch it straight into the lake.

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We spent our entire weekend out in the canoe paddling over to see the pictographs, exploring the lake and rivers and taking a swim, the water was lovely.  The only down side was that the pictographs are a big draw for people to visit and some of the people in motor boats were completely inconsiderate around the myriad of kayaks and canoes, they often passed by too close and too fast.

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Pictographs

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Bon Echo is a photographers dream, here are a few of my favourite snaps from the weekend;

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Boathouse

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Bon Echo is teeming with wildlife,  as well as the usual chipmunks and squirrels,  we saw Turkey Vultures gliding on the thermals above the forest and we had a deer walk right through our site.

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The forest here is quite dense and I think most sites are full shade, so if you plan on visiting do yourself a favour and bring plenty of bug spray!

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