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COVID 19 SAFETY MEASURES 

 

Please be advised that management will be updating the COVID-19 safety measures

by opening day May 21st, 2021.

We are excited to announce the return of the canoe shuttle via Turkes/Burkes Road for the 2021 Season. 

  

 

Kaa-Gaa-Genhs Water Trail 

 

Tri-Lakes Canoe Routes (Interior)
 

Length: 1-2 days- Approx. 20km (roundtrip)
Access/Launch: Trailhead-Mahzenazing Lake
 

Paddlers can take in the breathtaking scenery as they navigate the Mahzenazing River to Wemtagoosh Falls (Frenchman Falls). A short portage at the Falls carries you into Cedar and Lyle Lake with access to the Tri-Lakes (Bejeau, Mcdougall, and Misery) via one-kilometer portage. Throughout the Tri-Lakes history is abound as old logging camps from the late 19th century can be spotted on the north side of the lakes. Single and Group Campsites available. Fishing is permitted under provincial regulations.

$12.00 per person/per night

$10.00 per vehicle for duration of stay 

Sites Available:  C2, C3, C5, C6, C7, C8, C9, C10, C11, C12, C13

Book Kaa-Gaa-Gehns


*Refer to Map Below

NOTE: Backcountry permits on the Kaa-Gaa-Gehns Water Trail are on a "Per Person/Per Night" basis. Backcountry permit is valid from the time it is issued until 2:00.p.m on the departure date is shown on the permit.  Additional vehicle parking option will be available when booking through our booking widget. By purchasing this permit you acknowledge the nature of the activities you are undertaking and the risks, which may be determined by, but are not limited to, your physical condition, clothing and personal equipment, tools used, terrain, weather, distance traveled during the event, other participants, and voluntarily assume the risk of injury, death and property damage to yourself and others.   

   


Georgian Bay Coastal Campsites

Round Trip: 4 days
Access/Launch: Trailhead Mahzenanzing Lake 

Begin your adventure by paddling through the Mazhenzaning River to Wemtagoosh Falls. A short portage at the falls will take you south to Lyle Lake making your way to Mill Lake via three hundred sixty (360m) meter portage. At Mill Lake paddlers can head east to Beaverstone Lake where campsites are situated throughout the east coast of Point Grondine down to Georgian Bay. Backcountry permits must be purchased for any sites within the Point Grondine Park boundary. If camping on Philip Edward Island, information on Crown Land Camping can be accessed by the Ministry of Natural Resource website.

$12.00 per person/per night

$10.00 per vehicle for duration of stay 
Coastal Camping Permits must be purchased if you are staying within Point Grondine boundaries. Wiikwemkoong Unceded Territory requests that you use these designated sites if you happen to be traveling along the Georgian Bay Coastline and need to set up camp.

Sites Available: CC5, CC7, CC8 (GPS Coordinates will be Provided)

Bookings for Point Grondine Coastal Campsites

 

NOTE: Coastal Campsite permits are on a "Per Person/Per Night" basis. Coastal Campsite permit is valid from the time it is issued until 2:00.p.m on the departure date is shown on the permit. Additional vehicle parking option will be available when booking through our booking widget. By purchasing this permit you acknowledge the nature of the activities you are undertaking and the risks, which may be determined by, but are not limited to, your physical condition, clothing and personal equipment, tools used, terrain, weather, distance traveled during the event, other participants, and voluntarily assume the risk of injury, death and property damage to yourself and others. 

 


 

Backcountry-Group Camping

 Group Camping is available at select interior and coastal water trail sites throughout the Park and Georgian Bay. Group campsites can accommodate up to a maximum of 16 people and can be booked in advance.  

$60.00 per campsite per night
Maximum of 16 people

$10.00 per vehicle for duration of stay 

Sites Available: CG1, CG2, CG3, CG4,

Book Premium Group Camping

 

NOTE: Group camping permits are on a "Per Night" basis. Group camping permit is valid from the time it is issued until 2:00.p.m. on the departure date shown on the permit. Additional vehicle parking option will be available when booking through our booking widget. By purchasing this ticket you acknowledge the nature of the activities you are undertaking and the risks, which may be determined by, but are not limited to, your physical condition, clothing, and personal equipment, tools used, terrain, weather, distance travelled during the event, other participants and vehicular traffic, and voluntarily assume the risk of injury, death and property damage to yourself and others.

 

 


New- Jump Off Premium Camping - Mahzenazing Lake Access Trail

  

 

Jump Off Premium Campsite


The Jump Off Premium Campsite includes two wooden platforms, fire pit, benches, cooking space and a picnic table. The site is located 800m from the trailhead on the Mahzenazing Lake Access Trail. Jump Off Premium Campsites can accommodate up to a maximum of 10 people and can be booked in advance.
 

$40.00 per campsite per night
Maximum of 10 people

$10.00 per additional vehicle for duration of stay 

 

 

Book Premium Group Camping


 

 
 
BackCountry Camping Guidelines
  • Absolutely no cans and bottles are permitted for all interior adventurers, including day users.
  • Pets must be kept on a leash at all times
  • Be bear wise and hang all food, garbage and other scented items (i.e. toothpaste) from a tree, or a rope between two trees, at least 13 feet off the ground and 4 feet from the nearest tree trunk. This will help to minimize surprise visitors!
  • All drinking water must be purified via a rolling boil, purifying crystals, or a water filter.
  • Use only designated washroom sites, if you are caught with your pants down and no privy, move 60 meters from shore, dig a 6” hole and use as little toilet paper as possible  
  • Do not dump garbage, sanitary products or food scraps into privies
  • Interior camping is only permitted on designated sites, day paddlers and day hikers may not use interior sites for rest/lunch stops
  • Please keep all sites clean and litter free, even if it’s not your garbage; pack it out! Try to pack out more than you pack in.
  • Please use stoves for cooking as much as possible, if you must build a fire, use a designated fire pit and collect wood along your paddling route or well away from the campsite to avoid depletion. Ensure that fire is out before moving on.
  • Go jump in the lake…but not with your soap!  If you need to wash; lather up with a biodegradable soap at least 60 meters from the water and use a pot to rinse off.
  • Excessive noise is not allowed at any time!
  • Avoid damaging vegetation by staying on the trails. Please do not disturb or harass wildlife.

 

 

 
Canadian Canoe Culture 
 
Point Grondine Park is proud to be apart of the Canadian Canoe Culture campaign launched by Ontario Tourism Marketing Partnership Corporation (OTMPC). Point Grondine is deeply rich in Anishnaabek history & practises which involves traditional harvesting grounds and paddling routes of the Wiikwemkoong people. Point Grondine has over 130 kms of established water routes and over 20 campsites along those route. 
 
From Ontario Travel "There is nothing more Canadian than paddling. ‘Ontario’ is an Iroquoian word meaning ‘land of shining waters’, and with over 400,000 lakes, rivers and heritage waterways in Ontario, we are connected by water. The Canoe and Paddle are symbols of that relationship, stemming from Indigenous peoples and Voyageurs to the multi-cultural population of today" (ontariotravel.net/paddle)
 
 Watch the 'THE CANOE" a film by GOH IROMOTO which has five stories from people and how paddling has deeply touched their lives
 
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