Aaron Provincial Park
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Introduction

Sitting on the shore of the historic Thunder Lake and featuring sandy beaches, and beautiful campsites, Aaron Provincial Park is a great place to enjoy RV vacations. Located 26 km (16 miles) east of Dryden, along Trans-Canada Highway 17, Ontario, this provincial park features facilities and amenities such as RV campsites with electric RV hookups, water taps, garbage stations, recycling station, pit/vault toilets, and a swimming beach. The park also has a picnic area, boat launch, fish cleaning station, amphitheater and dump station.

Activities you’ll enjoy at Aaron Provincial Park include hiking along easy to moderately difficult trails across various habitats and landscapes, boating and canoeing on Thunder Lake, fishing for northern pike, lake trout, and walleye, biking, swimming, wildlife and bird observation, park programs, and many more.

Thunder Lake, the site for various water activities in the park, was formed from the ancient glaciers that covered Ontario millennia ago.

Aaron Provincial Park was established in 1958 and has a rich ecological and cultural history.

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Transportation in Aaron Provincial Park

Driving

Aaron Provincial Park is located 26 km (16 miles) east of Dryden, along Trans-Canada Highway 17, making the park easy to access by RVs, trailers, and other motorized vehicles. The park is a simple drive-in park which has local paved roads that link to different sites of interest and campgrounds. There are no driving restrictions within Aaron Provincial Park for RVs and trailers within the specific length limits.

Parking

There are six parking areas for RVs, trailers, and cars in Aaron Provincial Park, giving vacationers a number of options for parking their rigs. You’ll five of these parking areas around Campground A, and the sixth parking lot in Campground B. Overnight parking is available in the park for vacationers that will spend the night.

Public Transport

There are no public transportation facilities in Aaron Provincial Park.

Campgrounds and parking in Aaron Provincial Park

Campsites in Aaron Provincial Park

Reservations camping

First-come first-served

Alternate camping

Campground B

Campground B in Aaron Provincial Park features 56 pet-friendly campsites available for RVs and tents. 26 campsites in the campground are equipped with electric hookups for RVs, while 30 campsites do not have RV hookups. RV length limit at the campground is 32 feet (10 m), however RV vacationers with larger rigs can call the park ahead to find out if space is available. Amenities in the campground include picnic area, garbage station, pit/vault toilet, water taps, access to trailheads, and access to swimming area.

45 campsites in the campground are reservable while 11 campsites are available on first-come first-served basis.

Campground A

Campground A in Aaron Provincial Park features 39 pet-friendly campsites available for RVs and tents. 23 campsites in the campground are equipped with electric hookups for RVs, while 16 campsites do not have RV hookups. RV length limit at the campground is 32 feet (10 m), however RV vacationers with larger rigs can call the park ahead to find out if space is available. Amenities in the campground include water taps, garbage stations, recycling station, pit/vault toilets, changing room, swimming beach, picnic area, amphitheater, access to trailheads, playground, restroom with showers, Park Office, firewood, pay phone, dump station, and parking lot.

36 campsites in the campground are reservable while three campsites are available on first-come first-served basis.

Seasonal activities in Aaron Provincial Park

In-Season

Fishing

Thunder Lake and other lakes around Aaron Provincial Park consist of various fish species that make the park a premier angling destination for RV campers. The most abundant fish species in the lake include northern pike, lake trout, and walleye. The fish cleaning station located in the park is just the perfect place to end the fishing adventure and savor your catch. Running water and cutting tables are located by the boat launch in the park.

Boating/Canoeing

Exciting boating and canoeing opportunities abound on Thunder Lake in Aaron Provincial Park. Whether you came to the park with your canoe attached to your RV or not, you won’t miss out of the fun as the park features a canoe rental service at the Park Office. What’s more exciting is that Aaron Provincial Park serves as a great starting point for several major canoe routes in the area. The high winds and choppy lake require that boaters exercise caution on the lake.

Hiking

RV campers get to enjoy hiking on the 2 km (1.2 mile) Aspen Trail and 1.2 km (0.7 miles) Eastern White Cedar Trail in Aaron Provincial Park. The moderately difficult Aspen Trail will take you through boreal forests of aspen, Jack Pine, birch, Balsam Fir, and spruce trees. While on the trail, boreal songbirds and 26 species of warblers will entertain you and make your hike lovely. The Eastern White Cedar Trail, on the other hand, will take you through large trees in the park that have historic significance, all the way to the shorelines and wetlands of the Thunder Lake and to the top of clay plain. Birds, flowers, trees, amphibians, lichens, mammals, and mosses are also present along this hiking trail.

Off-Season

Discovery Program

Aaron Provincial Park offers RV campers opportunities to explore the park, discover its beautiful natural wonders, and observe its flora and fauna through its Discovery Program. The program is open to RV campers of all ages.

Swimming

There are two sandy beaches for RV campers who love to swim to enjoy themselves at the eastern and western ends of Aaron Provincial Park. The swim beaches feature picnic tables, toilet facilities as well as a parking lot. No lifeguards are on duty at any of the two beaches in the park.

Biking

Biking is a popular activity in Aaron Provincial Park. Why? Because breathtaking views of the Eastern White Cedars located along the campground roads in Aaron Provincial Park are best seen by RV campers on bikes exploring the park and wandering through its various parts. Children are required to wear a helmet when biking in the park.

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