Awenda Provincial Park, Penetanguishene

Explore the Canadian wilderness across 29.15 sq km (11.25 sq mi) of nature at Awenda Provincial Park. The nature park hosts a rich diversity of sites awaiting discovery, including six campgrounds, over 30 km (19 mi) of hiking trails, five beaches--one is pet friendly--and lakes, where visitors can hire canoes. The park also supports a rich variety of animal life, including 32 species of amphibians and reptiles. By using our Penetanguishene tour itinerary builder website, you can arrange your visit to Awenda Provincial Park and other attractions in Penetanguishene.
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  • Very unfortunate trip to Awenda this time. Definitely bringing a dog is not an option for this park anymore. Not only the dog beach was flooded and completely covered by fallen trees and metal...  more »
  • Deer campground. Unhappy campers and unhappy forest. So many cut logs laying around which people were helpfully trying to clear and got thrown off for it. A load of yahoos got let in at 10.00pm...  more »
  • Visited for the he day. Many trails to chose from with varied lengths. The time it says it takes to Walk them was longer than it took us at a leisurely pace. Lots of parking and nice beach.  more »
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  • Amazing place to go with the kids. Facilities are clean and well kept. Always felt safe. The trails are amazing and I have bee taking my kids there for years. The staff always have nature presentations that are kid oriented. We are gifted with great parks in Ontario. Keep it Beautiful.
  • One of the jewels in the Ontario Provincial Parks system. Beautiful, high forest canopy, lots of cool shade. Exceptional hiking and biking trails and a fantastic pet beach. The kids will love it!
  • Always pleased leaving a park in this beautiful country. The campsites where very large, with gorgeous, old, tall trees all around, and lots of greenery. The staff was friendly and the office/park store was clean. The staff where very helpful when my car battery died over night and had maintenance come very quickly to boost it! Very friendly gentlemen. The not rocky beaches are a bit of a walk away, from the parking lot making it a bit inconvenient to travel with little ones. But be reassured, it is qell worth the hike! And the hiking trail called beaver pond was disappointing with no pond, and barely any remains of beaver activity. It was a boardwalk which made it accessible. The only downfall of the campground is with the large trees there was much open space in between causing the neighbours to be clearly see on all sides, not much privacy, but most of the camp sites are shaded. And the lack of a visitor Centre is disappointing. Overall great park to build lasting memories!
  • Big park very peaceful. Pro tip drive down to the beach that hill is a monster to bike back up
  • The drive to get there isn’t that long compared to other provincial parks. It is a nice place to camp. Well maintained. Dog beach is very nice but small. If you have a dog and you come in late on a sunny day you will have a tough time to look for a spot at the dog beach. It can get crowded. The beach is great and water temperature is warmer than the other beaches. Trails are great. Campsites are huge, lots of trees.

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