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Bonnechere Provincial Park

4024 Round Lake Road
Killahoe, ON K0J 2A0
No Email Address
4 Reviews
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I been so disappointed with the mosquito 24 hours a day that nothing works just to get them away .We tried eveything with camp fire ,off ,nothing works .Even when your moving they along while biking,walking cover yourself is not even enough.

Received from Jerome for visit in Jul 2013

Site Number:10
Stay Again? NO
The water infection is cryptospiridosis, which is a very nasty micro-parasite that causes long term problems. The county Health folks have tried to direct them to fix the problem by sinking a well rather than drawing water from the Lake. A boil water advisory is only meant to be temporary and this has been going on for years. The park basically claimed they were immune from county jurisdiction as a provincial park. So, regardless of the risk to public health, the problem persists. No soap at sinks in the toilets and you must sign a very heavy-handed rules covenant on check-in, which seems to be unique to this park. Mosquitoes and (occaisionally) bears can be problems. About half the sites are very close to lake level, on marshy ground and subject to flooding. Park is definitely not client-friendly. I would give this park a pass and go to any other provincial park, which are all better than this one.

Received from Burns for visit in Aug 2009

Site Number:201
Stay Again? NO
There was a water advisery at Bonnechere that looks to be long term, due to lack of filtration and no budget apparantly - meaning you either buy bottled water or boil it. We were not informed of this before showing up, even though it was booked months ahead. They were happy to take our money for stale dated bottled water though. Sites were ok and not that big, but the whole place is built on a swamp, there is standing swampy water all around each site for the most part. Having camped for 35 years in Ontario in most of the provincial parks, I cannot remember bugs being so vicious and numerous. Mosquitoes in large clouds when it is dark or not very sunny, and if it is sunny, swarms of horse and deer flies waiting to chase you agressively - even on bikes at 40kph! My family looked like we had measles by the time we quit and left after 3 days of misery. The beach was nice...but then there was the water advisery of swallowing contaminated water, so you could not really swim...besides, the horse and deer flies would eat you anyway. I'm sure in the fall it might be nicer, but for spring and summer, camping in a heavily swampy area does not make much sense. The only positive point was that it was fairly quiet and not placed right next to train tracks and/or a busy road like a lot of them seem to be.

Received from Chris for visit in Jul 2009

Site Number: 206
Stay Again? NO
Pros: Off the beaten path so not as busy as others. Nice area, good beach, good facilities and seems to be well run. Only Ontario Park where you have to sign that you've read the rules (printed on the back of the permit). Great canoeing on the Bonnechere River. Bonnechere Caves pretty cool! Cons: Could do with some electric waterfront sites.


Received from Paul H for visit in May 2004

Site Number: None
Stay Again? YES

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