Bonnechere Provincial Park
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Introduction

Amazing features to explore, scenic trails to hike, and a lovely sandy beach make Bonnechere Provincial Park a great place to enjoy RV holidays. Located at Bonnechere, along Highway 58, Ontario, this 1.62 sq. km (0.6 sq. mile) provincial park offers RV camping in three lakeside campgrounds that features nice amenities. The park is a wonderful place to refresh and relax away from home. Amenities and facilities available at the park include boat launch, comfort stations, historic building, laundry facilities, pet areas, playground, roofed accommodation, canoe and kayak rental facilities, toilets and showers, rustic cabins, trailer dump station, Visitor Center, and parking lots.

Recreational activities to enjoy at Bonnechere Provincial Park include hiking on various interpretive and scenic trails, biking on park roadways, boating, canoeing and kayaking on Bonnechere River and Round Lake, fishing, bird viewing, swimming, photography, picnicking, education programs, and lots more.

One of the main highlights of Bonnechere Provincial Park is exploring the oxbow lake that features a variety of creatures like turtles, fish, ducks and deer.

Bonnechere Provincial Park was established in 1967.

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Transportation in Bonnechere Provincial Park

Driving

Located at Bonnechere, along Highway 58, Ontario, Bonnechere Provincial Park is a simple drive-in park that is easy to locate and access via RVs, trailers, and other motorized vehicles. Within the park, there are local paved roads that make navigation by vehicles to the different parts of the park easy. There are no driving restrictions within Bonnechere Provincial Park.

Parking

Various parking options are available for RV campers at Bonnechere Provincial Park because the park features seven parking lots distributed across the campgrounds and the park entrance. Three parking areas are located at Tall Pines Campground, while two parking areas are available at River Loop Campground. Sandy Flats Campground has one parking area. RV campers can also park their rigs at their designated campsites in the park. Moreover, overnight parking is available.

Public Transport

Bus services are available from Toronto to Bonnechere Provincial Park.

Campgrounds and parking in Bonnechere Provincial Park

Campsites in Bonnechere Provincial Park

Reservations camping

Tall Pines Campground

Tall Pines Campground in Bonnechere Provincial Park features 58 pet-friendly campsites available for RVs and tents. 40 campsites in the campground are equipped with electric hookups for RVs. RV length limit at the campground is 32 ft (10 m). Amenities available in the campground include water taps, pit/vault toilets, laundry facilities, restrooms with showers, access to trailheads and waterfront, playground, Visitor Center, Park Store, picnic area, telephone, day use area, telephone, and parking lot. The campsites sit among spectacular White Pine trees that have survived the logging days.

Latitude: 45.657691

Longitude: -77.568416

River Loop Campground

River Loop Campground in Bonnechere Provincial Park features 55 pet-friendly campsites available for RVs and tents. There are no RV hookup options at the campground. RV length limit at the campground is 32 ft (10 m). Amenities available in the campground include pit/vault toilets, water taps, canoe rack, access to trailheads, parking lots, and waterfront access.

Latitude: 45.659255

Longitude: -77.569297

Tall Pines Campground

Tall Pines Campground in Bonnechere Provincial Park features 58 pet-friendly campsites available for RVs and tents. 40 campsites in the campground are equipped with electric hookups for RVs. RV length limit at the campground is 32 ft (10 m). Amenities available in the campground include water taps, pit/vault toilets, laundry facilities, restrooms with showers, access to trailheads and waterfront, playground, Visitor Center, Park Store, picnic area, telephone, day use area, telephone, and parking lot. The campsites sit among spectacular White Pine trees that have survived the logging days.

River Loop Campground

River Loop Campground in Bonnechere Provincial Park features 55 pet-friendly campsites available for RVs and tents. There are no RV hookup options at the campground. RV length limit at the campground is 32 ft (10 m). Amenities available in the campground include pit/vault toilets, water taps, canoe rack, access to trailheads, parking lots, and waterfront access.

First-come first-served

Alternate camping

Seasonal activities in Bonnechere Provincial Park

In-Season

Hiking/Biking

The 2 km (1.2 mile) looped McNaugton Trail takes campers on strolls along the meandering Bonnechere River where they can learn about the cultural history and natural features of the park through Foot Prints in Time (FIT), a traditional feature that explains the history of the area. Additionally, 10 local trails, called the Walks of the Little Bonnechere River, with varied lengths and difficulties, offer hikers interesting opportunities to explore the natural and cultural history of the area.

Bikes are allowed on the roads in the park and they provide an excellent way for RV campers to explore the park. No bike trails are available in the park.

Boating/Canoeing

Boating, canoeing, and kayaking are welcome activities for RV campers at Bonnechere Provincial Park. RV campers are allowed to use power boats on Bonnechere River and Round Lake, as long as they observe no wake speeds due to the sensitive species and habitats in the river. Furthermore, leisurely paddling opportunities are available along the meandering banks of Bonnechere River all the way to Jack’s Chute. Canoe and kayak rentals are available at the park.

Fishing

Good fishing opportunities are available at Bonnechere Provincial Park. Both Bonnechere River and Round Lake have fish species such as largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, rock bass, pumpkinseed, pickerel, pike, and lake trout. These angling adventures make RV campers visit the park with their fishing gear and tackle.

Off-Season

Birding

About 297 bird species have been sighted at Bonnechere Provincial Park. These birds can be seen at different points at the park, including the trails, lookout point, campgrounds, and various habitats in the park. A checklist of the birds in the park is available for RV campers to pick up upon arrival to aid their bird viewing adventure.

Swimming

Bonnechere Provincial Park features a beautiful sandy beach that is open to RV campers for swimming. The beach, located in the day-use area, is marked with buoys. No lifeguards are available at the beach, and safe swimming practice is recommended for all RV campers as the beach has shallow gradual drop-offs.

Natural Heritage Education

Interactive educational programs are available at Bonnechere Provincial Park. RV campers can enjoy these fun programs anchored by park staff and park naturalists that take campers on interactive trails, through slideshows and entertaining presentations about the natural heritage of the park.

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