Bon Echo Provincial Park, Cloyne

Escape into nature at Bon Echo Provincial Park, a testament to Ontario's natural beauty and a prime spot for hiking of all abilities. You'll find several lakes located in the park including the Mazinaw Lake, the second deepest in the province and home to the 100 m (330 ft) high Mazinaw Rock. A lulling tide surrounds the soaring escarpment, featuring over 260 native pictographs and responsible for the loud echo that gives the park its name. Discover the rock and its surroundings through a selection of trails, ranging from 1 km (0.6 mi) to a challenging 17 km (10.6 mi), or unwind on a scheduled lake boat tour and its mighty rock. Numerous camping options are available, as well as canoe rentals. Put Bon Echo Provincial Park and other Cloyne attractions into our Cloyne trip itinerary planning website, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • We just got back from a 5 day camping trip at Bon Echo. The Good: - The park, lake and nature is beautiful - The views from the beach are stunning - There are 3 beaches and a lot of fishing spots...  more »
  • Summer visit here was great-pristine swimming in this large lake. Boat tour guide was very knolwledgable and courteous telling about Indian carvings on the cliffs. Very busy large park so arrive...  more »
  • Love this park. We always stay in a yurt in September. Nature and views in Bon Echo are unbelievable ❤️ Its beyond gorgeous and my personal favourite place to camp. Piece of advise: try to skip...  more »
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  • This park is absolutely beautiful. There are sandy breaches along the lake with protected areas to get in and out of kayaks and canoes, there are stunning cliffs on the far side of the lakes, and a variety of camping spots depending what kind of trip you're looking for. We went for a backpacking experience deeper in the park and it felt like we had the park to ourselves, but were still able to get to the beach one day and had a boat tour of the lake showing the historical and beautiful sites in the area. Rock climbers were enjoying the cliffs the whole time we were at the beach and as someone who likes photography it was a fun game trying to find them from the other side of the lake and get pictures.
  • An absolutely beautiful peace of southern Ontario that any camper new or experienced should visit. Between the trails, the beaches and the history it is a great place to spend some time. Its family friendly with clean facilities, a wood yard, power at some sites and a place to buy ice. I like my camping off the grid in back country so it's not really geared for me but I will definitely come back.
  • Great park to go camping. Sites were decent size. Some larger than others for bigger trailers or RVs. Lots of hiking trails and gorgeous views from on top of the cliff trail. Canoe, kayak, and paddle boat rentals are available. Depending in which site you choose, you can have the choice of water and/or electrical hook ups. Showers and restrooms also available throughout the park. Just watch where your camp site is as there are radio free sites. We also insisted on having our site close to the water; our site ended up being a 10 minute drive to the beach area. Great time though!
  • Bon Echo is a big park with beautiful scenery. There's an outfitter owned by the friends of Bon Echo that rent canoes and kayak at a reasonable price. The main beach is always crowded. The north and south beach are less crowded. There's a ferry that can take you to the island and you can hike to enjoy the scenery from above the rocky hill. Besides the traditional campsite, Bon Echo also has yurts and cabins. It's highly recommended to bring along the children, they will like it.
  • Not enough vault toilets around sites. Most shower and flush toilet facilities are very old, mouldy. Some campsites can be quite nice though, spacious and lots of trees. Very few animals here compared to Algonquin Park. Family friendly near beach for those who like it noisy. No great outfitter stores nearby so pack everything you need from home.

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