Due to the extension of the provincewide stay-at-home order all HOC in-person events have been cancelled until June 2nd

Paddling Frontenac Provincial Park Beginner Car Camping Weekend - Jul 16-18 2021

  • 16 Jul 2021
  • 3:00 PM
  • 18 Jul 2021
  • 3:00 PM
  • 2466 Desert Lake Road, Hartington, Desert Lake Family Campground
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Paddling Frontenac Provincial Park Beginner Car Camping Weekend Jul 16-18 2021 

Registration opens March 5 2021

Name of Trip Volunteer(s)

Sandra Redfearn, Sandy Nay

Email of Trip Volunteer(s)


Trip Address

2466 Desert Lake Road, Hartington

Body of Water

Desert Lake and Salmon Lake

Boat Launch Location

Beach on Desert Lake

Arrival Time

9:00 AM Sat

On the water time, ready to paddle

9:45 AM

Maximum number of paddlers including leader


Boat Rental Available


Boat Rental Details

Please contact Frontenac Outfitters 613-376-6220 to rent boat

Launch Conditions

Sand and pebbles

Bathroom Facilities at Launch Site


Paddling Conditions

Night, Fog or Heavy Rain



Grade A - Light Less than 7 knots (13 kms/hour)

Waves, Breaking Waves, & Swell

Grade A - Under 1 foot waves; no breaking waves (Waves up to the deck seam; water glassy to rippled; no whitecaps)

Landing Type

Grade B - Frequent landing opportunities including docks or moderate sloping banks; brush or overhanging trees

Open Crossings

Grade A - No open crossings

Daily Distance

Grade B - 10 to 18 kms (6 to 11 miles)


Grade A - None or mild Less than 1 knot (2 km/hour)

Trip Grade Assessment


After Paddle Leisure Time

Go to Restaurant After Paddle

Saturday Night Group Dinner

Restaurant and Restaurant Location


Trip Costs

Total Cost: $60.00+$25 club processing fee

* does not include the cost of 2 day kayak rental

* does not include food 

* does not include Provincial Park Pass or Parking Fee

Register and pay in full via credit card. Cancellation policy, please notify the Club Manager, no later than 30 days prior to trip start date. If spot is replaced, a refund cost less $25 nonrefundable club processing fee will apply. 

Additional Information

Open to first time car camping, beginner paddlers. An introduction to car camping with beginner/novice paddle both Saturday and Sunday.

Kayak rentals available from Frontenac Outfitters. Please arrange you rental, pick-up and pay.

Plan to arrive Friday 3:00 pm Desert Lake Family Campground. 

Meals: Breakfast, lunches, snacks on your own.

Meals: Friday dinner on your own, Saturday group dinner in town.

What to bring: kayak, pdf, paddle, paddle float, pump, sleeping bag, tent, sleeping mat, and more.  

Group planning meeting closer to date. 

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Email Us info@haltonoutdoorclub.ca

Call Us  905-634-2012

Mail Us 3023 New St.
P.O. Box 91565
Burlington, ON L7R 4L6

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