Awenda Provincial Park, Penetanguishene

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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. Make Awenda Provincial Park a centerpiece of your Penetanguishene vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Penetanguishene trip itinerary maker.
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  • August 12, 2017
    Great wooded camp grounds. Good beaches. So, if you are looking for a camping + beaching experience, this is an excellent place. The comfort station and laundry facilities are very good. However, lear...  more »
  • August 11, 2017
    Very happy with our stay. The showers and bathrooms are clean. There are toilets with toilet water to the toilet block otherwise, ecological. Water nearby for the dishes. The fields are large, clean and dry (corners Snakes). Wood isn't dry, so purchase preferable for food cooking outdoors since it is waterlogged. The range 1-3 are superb. Small lake for canoeing. In the evening, several sailboats are placed in the Bay at the beach 4. Very relaxing.
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  • August 11, 2017
    We go camping here every summer and absolutely love it! Sites are nicely shaded and private. Bathrooms and showers are kept clean. Trails are well maintained. But, the main reason that we keep coming ...  more »
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  • June 3, 2017
    Beautiful park. Highly recommend the trail around the lake. Very different from many other Ontario parks in that it is largely deciduous and not many evergreens. Would be even more beautiful in the fall.
  • June 27, 2017
    It is a huge park but majority of it are not developed. The pet beach definitely weak. Not much space for ppl and dog to run around and they have to be on leash all time which kinda defeat the purpose of a pet beach. Also may be the high lake water level is not helping the situation this season. Also, the park rangers are a bit of a jerk. It was pissing rain when we got to the campsite. We had a one carsite,upon check-in we were told we could temporary park at site to unload then move the additional cars to the parking lot. A bunch of ranger kids rolled by our site and gave us a rough time having more than one car one site... seriously give us a break it is pissing rain out there and we r just trying to set up a trap n put our gear there to stay dry it is not like we are blocking the road n the site definitely can fit more than one car... Get your ranger kids some professional development please!
  • May 30, 2017
    A beautiful beach with great view. Came here during spring when ice was melting. Time seems frozen in this place where there is no wave, no sound and very few visitors.
  • January 30, 2017
    Great place for camping 🏕🏞. Buy there are millions of mosquitos 🐜🕷. So, must take mosquitos spray with you if you are staying overnight. They don't have enough banches 🛋🛋. Day trip is not recommended🚫🚫. Staff is super friendly 💁🙋.
  • April 25, 2017
    Nice place to go for walks.

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