Bonnechere Provincial Park


Location: Killaloe Ontario
Region: Southeastern
Character: Recreation
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Length/Size: 400.3 acres

Bonnechere Provincial Park
By Ontario Parks

The meandering Bonnechere River once carried furs and pine logs out of this Ottawa Valley region. Now canoes move along its leisurely, ever-changing path to Round Lake where there is a buoyed, sandy beach. Trails pass an old beaver pond and marshes. An historic depot depicts the life of early forest rangers.

Camping
There are 128 campsites, 24 of which have electrical service, available from mid-May through Thanksgiving.

Picnics and Day Use - Yes
Electric Sites - 24
Visitor Centre - Yes
Barrier Free Access - Showers, flush toilets
Park Store - Yes
Showers - Yes
Flush Toilets - Yes
Laundromat - Yes
Play Area - Yes
Boat Launch - Yes
Rentals - Kayaks and Canoes

Hiking
Beaver Marsh Loop 1 km (30 minutes) easy
This trail takes you past an old beaver pond and gives you a chance to investigate a marsh ecosystem.

Meandering River Nature Loop 2 km (1 hour) easy
This trail features boardwalks carefully positioned for the best views of plants, animals and birds in a wetland otherwise accessible only by boat or canoe.

Oxbow Loop 2 km (1 hour) easy
This trail traces the ever-changing path of the Little Bonnechere River. It circles an old river oxbow that winds through a quiet forested area.

Education
During the summer, park staff evening programs, guided hikes, children's programs and special events, such as archaeological programs, Celtic music and a wolf howl.

Fishing
Early morning and dusk are the best times to catch lake trout, pike, walleye and bass. The best fishing is done from a boat, but you can also try your luck from shore or the park's footbridge.

Canoeing
Explore Round Lake's shoreline by canoe or branch out into the Little Bonnechere River for a scenic paddle.

Overnight excursions are possible if you paddle the Bonnechere River into Algonquin Park.

Wildlife Viewing
Moose, deer, bear and wolf can be seen along the Basin Depot Road. Come in spring to see the warbler migration.

Boating
Round Lake is ideal for boating, sailing, canoeing -- and windsurfing. You can launch your boat near the beach.

Swimming
The small beach is sandy, the water shallow and a buoyed area ideal for family swimming.

For more information:
Bonnechere Provincial Park
4024 Round Lake Road, RR5
Killaloe, Ontario
K0J 2A0
(613) 757-2103