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  • Reviews: 209

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Bellwood B&B: An inexpensive place at the east end of the park

We did a last minute booking and at $74 for the two of us, the price was quite reasonable.

The Bellwood was built in 1928 and has 6 rooms, all upstairs. I believe a couple of the rooms have bathrooms, but the rest of the rooms do have to share.

Decore is period kitch, and is not likely to everyones taste, but the rooms are clean, the breakfast was nice and it is conveniently located near the east gate of Algonquin Park.

While there is internet, it is cell based, so slow with limited bandwidth. Okay for a quick check of the weather or email, but don't expect to stream your video.

It is not particularly well marked, especially in the dark. If you hit the park entrance (coming from the east), you've gone too far.

A traditional B&B with shared bathroom decorated in period ktich. Decent value for the money,

It does show its age, but it is clean and the price was right and it was great fun chatting with the owners. Lots of good "local knowledge".

  • Opinion of Price: less expensive than average
  • Written September 23, 2013
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  • pfsmalo profile photo pfsmalo
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Sunset Inn Motel. Huntsville.: Motel in Huntsville.

Not strictly Algonquin park but can make a stop if you're coming in to the West Gate (45 km.) Quite comfortable with a nice breakfast.

And there really is a sunset here, overlooking Hunter's Bay. Or there would have been if it hadn't been raining !!

  • Opinion of Price: about average
  • Written October 9, 2007

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  • l_riva_l profile photo l_riva_l
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Algonquin's great campgrounds

The campgrounds along the highway 60 corridor are always busy in the Summer so reserve in advance.

Spacious, beautiful and well maintained.

  • Opinion of Price: about average
  • Written May 29, 2005
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Algonquin tenting


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  • Canadian_Traveler profile photo Canadian_Traveler
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The Interior: Camping of Course!

By paddle or portage, every day (or year) is an adventure in Algonquin. There are hundreds (thousands?) of camp sites throughout Algonquin Park. It's all just a matter of where you'll be entering from. The best bet is to enter at one of the 'less popular' entrances and try to paddle and portage as far out as you can the 1st night. Either way, Algonquin is huge so unless you stay close to the entrances, the likelihood is you'll have plenty of space to yourself / your group.

Though there are actually old ranger cabins for rent in the park, you can't go wrong with the camp sites. The ones further out are obviously less visited as well (and therefore, more clean). Many of the sites we visited had great rock bluffs for jumping into the lakes, wild blueberries, and most are quite secluded. At night, looking across the lake and seeing a tiny fire from another campsite is pretty cool. It makes you realize how alone you really are.

  • Opinion of Price: least expensive
  • Related to: Camping, National/State Park, Hiking and Walking
  • Written May 6, 2005

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Sweden's Best Campground

I liked the example (the title that VT uses as Title Example when building tips)... well it should actually read "Sweden's Best Campground they wish they had" or so Maria (pictured) who is from Sweden might argue. When you get onto a new lake that has multiple camp areas, be sure to first check all of them out, if you still have any paddling energy. I always like to do this as they vary considerably. Things to consider:

» Is there a "good" place to place your tent?
» Is there a decent tree to hang your food from?
» Are there any old (dead) trees you can use as firewood?
» Is there a place you can make into a decent cooking area?
» Is there a nice place to relax and lay under the stars before you nod off?

These may or may not be important to you. They are worth considering though.

  • Opinion of Price: least expensive
  • Related to: Camping, Budget Travel, Adventure Travel
  • Written October 16, 2004
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Maria cooking up a storm in our stylin camp area


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Canoe Trip in Algonquin's Interior

There are 8 canoe access points along Highway 60 to interior campsites, and numerous other ones from roads surrounding the park's boundary. There are about 2000km of canoe routes, linking the rivers and lakes of Algonquin's interior.

There are over 1000 interior campsites throughout the park's interior. Up to 9 ppl are allowed on one site, which is marked by an orange marker. No cans, bottles and radio are allowed.

You can make reservation by calling the number below. Before you call, you should know where you want to go and trip details such as the dates of arrival and departure, intended and alternative routes, etc.

  • Opinion of Price: least expensive
  • Related to: Camping, National/State Park
  • Written May 31, 2004

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Pog Lake Campground: Car Camping

This campground has lots of mature, tall pine trees, with lots of bushes and vegetations in between the campsites. If you book early, you maybe able to reserve sites right by the lake or river.

Amenities include: comfort stations with showers, flush toilets, electricity, laundry, canoe rentals and 2 small beaches.

Note that no motor boats are permitted in Pog Lake, which means peace and quiet, and you can truly enjoy the birds singing. In our case is raindrops at night as it was raining heavily on the last night.

There is also an access point to the Old Railway Bike Trail (10km), about the half-way point between Mew Lake and Rock Lake.

You can reserve your site at the website below.

  • Opinion of Price: least expensive
  • Related to: Camping, National/State Park, Budget Travel
  • Written May 31, 2004
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Canoe on a beach by Pog Lake


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Head Lake Campground: elaborate camps....



Some of the campgrounds have very elaborate kitchen set ups that were built by fellow campers. This one at Head Lake was great as after camping for five nights, it was nice to be able to cook while standing up rather than hunching over a stove!

  • Opinion of Price: N/A
  • Related to: Camping
  • Written November 9, 2003
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nice to stand, where's that chipmunk?


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Camp Teamwork: camp on your own island....

Camping out on the lakes of Algonquin Provincial Park is a magical experience and if you go out for enough days, you are bound to see all kinds of weather as we did. But you learn to take the good with the bad and in many ways, it is the bad that makes your appreciate the good all that much more.

The best camping spots are on their own little islands. There are fewer mosquitoes (though in late September when we went, there are not many anyway!) and generally less chance of a bear encounter too. It is also nice as you have all the privacy in the world and can chuck off all your clothes for a swim if you like. ;>

  • Opinion of Price: N/A
  • Related to: Camping
  • Written November 9, 2003
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drying out our gear on a perfect morning


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Facilities


Almost all the campgrounds close to highway 60 all have facilities like showers, toilets and washrooms. On my last trip I stayed at the Pog Lake campground and they had a totally new facility building here, which was great. But I think I should add a word of warning though. When you go during the high season the campgrounds are very busy, and that also means that the facilities are overcrowded. It is not uncommon to have to stand in line and wait for a long long time before you can have a shower. A trick I used at many Ontario parks is not to take the main facility building on the campground, but look if there are any on the outskirts of the campground. Maybe it is a bit further away to get there, but they are not that busy most of the time. Of course it is much easier to avoid the crowds (and in all ways much more enjoyable) to travel off season to Algonquin Park.



  • Opinion of Price: N/A
  • Related to: Camping, National/State Park
  • Written June 30, 2003
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Showers at Pog Lake Campground


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Interior camping: If it's going to rain...

Be sure to bring with you a fold-up, military style shovel. These are about $25.00 canadian at any outfitting store and are good for more than a few things.

1. For digging a trench around your entire tent so that if/when it rains, the water flows into the trench (and out a drainage that you have also dug) and not under/into your tent.

2. In order to keep bears away from your camp site and food (See my Warnings and Dangers Tip), use the shovel as the needed weight to throw your rope over a high branch. Tie the shovel to one end of the rope and let it rip!

3. If you've brought your canine buddy and he/she craps within camp site, don't waste a plastic bag you'll have to carry with you for the next 5 days (in the sweltering - stinky - heat), use the shovel to flick it into the bush. If you're really eco-over-sensitive, throw it in the privy provided.

  • Opinion of Price: least expensive
  • Related to: Camping, Hiking and Walking, National/State Park
  • Written May 11, 2003
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Handy tool to have!


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Camping in Algonquin


Camping Fees (Spring, Summer and Fall):

Camping Fees - Spring, Summer and Autumn includes entrance to the Park, access to all trails, museums, beaches, picnic grounds, and facilities (except the Algonquin Gallery which has an additional charge)


Car Camping (per night)
Maximum 6 people per site With hydro $28.00*
With showers (Canisbay, Mew, Two Rivers, Kearney, Pog, Rock) $24.00*
With showers (Coon Lake) $21.50*
Without showers and hydro (Achray) $22.50*
Without showers and hydro (Brent,Kiosk, Tea Lake) $20.00*
Additional Vehicle $9.00*
Interior Camping (per person)
maximum of 9 people per site Age 6 - 17 inclusive $3.25/night*
Age 18 + $8.00/night*

(* Ontario Seniors discount by 20% and Ontario persons with disabilities discount by 50%)


Winter Camping Fees:

Includes entrance to the Park, access to all trails (including ski trails), picnic grounds, and museums (when open)

Mew Lake Campground (per night) Winterized Comfort Station with showers with hydro $28.00*
without hydro $24.00*
Additional Vehicle $9.00*
Reservation Fee (non-refundable) $9.00
Yurt Rental (at Mew Lake Campground) per night $60.00
per week $350.00
Reservation Fee
(non-refundable) $9.00
Interior Camping (per person) Age 6-17 incl. $3.25/night*
Age 18+ $8.00/night*
Dogsledding Trails Regular day use or Interior camping fees apply.

(* Ontario Seniors discount by 20% and Ontario persons with disabilities discount by 50%)

  • Opinion of Price: N/A
  • Written December 6, 2002
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