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Bon Echo

Bon Echo Provincial Park

Barrier Free

All comfort stations offer barrier-free access. There is also a wheelchair ramp at the day use area, Gift Shop and Visitor Centre.

Boat Launch(es)

Boat launches are located near North Beach, the Lagoon, Joeperry Lake and along Bon Echo Creek.

Comfort Station(s)

Comfort stations (with showers and flush toilets) are located in Hardwood Hill, Midway, Fairway and Sawmill Bay campgrounds, and at the Day Use and Camp Cabin areas.

Day Use

Main Beach and South Beach are popular day use areas. Both have sandy beaches with buoyed swimming areas (but no lifeguards) and shady areas with picnic tables, hibachis, water taps and comfort stations nearby.

Flush Toilets

Flush toilets are found in various locations in Midway, Fairway and Sawmill Bay campgrounds, the Lagoon and the Day Use area.


Washers and dryers are available at comfort stations (fees apply).

Park Store

Greystones Gift Shoppe and Cafe, operated by the Friends of Bon Echo Park, is located in the historic Greystones building. The Shoppe features clothing items, souvenirs and books.

Groceries are available outside of the park in nearby communities.

Ice is available for purchase at the park gatehouses.

Picnic Shelters

There is one picnic shelter in the park located at the Lagoon. The shelter is available on a first-come first-served basis.


Continuing in 2023, Ontario Parks is operating the canoe, kayak and stand-up paddleboard (SUP) rentals at Bon Echo. Arrangements are made at the Bon Echo Paddle Centre Office in the Lagoon, near Main Beach.

All rentals on Mazinaw Lake are available first-come, first-served. Reservations are not offered.

Rental periods:

Mazinaw Lake - up to 4 hours, up to 8 hours, or up to 24 hours. Multi-day rentals in 24 hour increments are also available.

Backcountry canoe campers on Joeperry Lake - rentals in 24 hour increments for campers registered to Joeperry Lake sites.

Rental canoe availability is guaranteed for Joeperry Lake campers; there is no need to reserve, but if you require more than one canoe per campsite, notice is appreciated. Please contact the park for more information: 613 336-2228.

For safety: Mazinaw Lake rentals may be suspended at any time due to high winds or weather watches/warnings, at staff's discretion.

  • Rental fee payment can be made by debit, credit, cash or Ontario Parks gift card
  • Rentals include paddles, PFDs and a marine safety kit

Visitor Centre

The park visitor centre is located in Dollywood, one of the original cottages from the Bon Echo Inn era. Learn more about the Indigenous pictograph site, the history of the Inn, and the wildlife in the park.