Frontenac and Algonquin
Posted by: kayamedic on Nov-14-11 3:51 PM (EST)
-- Last Updated: Nov-14-11 3:56 PM EST --
Frontenac is just north of Kingston
http://www.ontarioparks.com/english/fron.html Good for short trips.
Kawartha Highlands is closer to Toronto.
Algonquin is $11.75 pp per night backcountry. Thats probably going to be a big shock for someone used to the free of the ADK's. However its the cheapest of all the PP.
If you go to Algonquin its best to reserve your route in July and August You can reserve five months ahead.
Try not to launch at Canoe Lake..heavily used. You can find lots of seclusion at other access points. See the map..
When I go (about 25 trips so far ) I go in June. The penalty for wanting small lakes is a lot of hiking.
La Verendrye has relatively few small lakes. The canoe season is limited from mid May to early September. I would avoid the first week of August. The province is all on vacation
Canadian citizens can camp for free on Crown Land. There is very little of that south of the French River.
Ontario is some 1000 miles wide. But still worth it . I am going to Woodland Caribou..practically in Manitoba. Even with gas at $1.20 a litre (just shy of five bucks a gallon)