Paddling Bon Echo Provincial Park Sea and Rec Kayak Car Camping

  • 19 Aug 2022
  • 9:15 AM
  • 21 Aug 2022
  • 3:00 PM
  • Bon Echo Provincial Park, 16151 Hwy 41 Cloyne, Ontario
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  • Registration opens 8 weeks before the event

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Paddling Title Bon Echo Provincial Park Sea and Rec Kayak Car Camping ( no sit on tops)
Date August 19-21 ,2022
Registration Opens 8 weeks before the event (Car Camping or Wilderness)
Name of Volunteer Trip Leader(s) Anne Marchildon, Sandy Nay
Email of Volunteer Trip Leaders(s) anne2243marchildon@gmail.com, sdbnay1@gmail.com
Trip Address 16151 Hwy 41 Cloyne, Ontario
Body of Water Interior Lakes
Is this a scouting trip? No
Paddling Vessels Permitted Recreational kayaks permitted
Boat Launch Location
(if different than trip address)
Varies by day from campsite
Arrival Time 9:15 AM
On the water time, ready to paddle
(Suggested 45 minutes after arrival time)
10:00 AM Launch time on water
Maximum number of paddlers including leader(s) 9
Boat Rental Available Yes
Boat Rental Details Contact Bon Echo PP to make own arrangements
Launch Conditions Boat Ramp
Bathroom Facilities on Site
Trip Safety Requirements PFDs must be worn at all times while in your kayak;
A sprayskirt is required unless otherwise specified as a rec boat paddle;
Transport Canada requirements for equipment is also a HOC trip requirement: 15m of buoyant heaving tow line, sound signal device, bailing device, watertight light for ½ hour before sunset or ½ hour after dawn;
Wet exit practice (formally called wet exit lesson) within the last 12 months in the current kayak that you are using for a trip;
Kayak with sealed fore and aft bulkhead compartments unless specified as a rec boat paddle;
A minimum of one spare paddle per 2 participants
HOC Trip Rating
Skills
(* in those conditions)
Grade A (Beginner) Entry level skills; Forward stroke ability; Reverse stroke ability; Turning stroke ability; Wet exit
Wind Grade A (Beginner) Light; 10 kms/hour
Waves, Breaking Waves, Swell Grade A (Beginner) Under 1 foot waves; No breaking waves (Waves up to the deck seam; water glassy to rippled; no whitecaps)
Current Grade D (Comfortable Intermediate) Strong; Up to 5 kms/hour - Paddlers must sprint to move forward
Open Crossings Grade A (Beginner) No open crossings
Landing Type Grade A (Beginner) Easy; gently sloping sandy beach
Landing Frequency Grade A (Beginner) No more than 1 km between landings
Total Distance Per Day Grade A (Beginner) Up to 10 kms
Overall Trip Rating Grade A (Beginner)
After Paddle Leisure Time
Go to Restaurant After Paddle Yes - Saturday Night Group Dinner in Town (TBC)
Restaurant and Restaurant Address TBD
Trip Costs $67.00 per person, Does not include parking fees
Trip Cancellation Policy Payment in full. No refund unless spot is filled.
Trip Details We have three campsites in the Bon Echo Provincial Park
This will be a weekend trip, where we aim to explore two separate inland lakes: Upper Mazinaw and Lower Mazinaw in Bon Echo PP. Saturday will be dedicated to exploring the Upper Mazinaw, the longest of the two. Sunday will be dedicated to exploring the Lower Mazinaw, a shorter paddle ending Marbel Lake. 4 hours total paddle time .

Arrival to set up camp: Please arrive after 2:00pm on Friday, August 19
Departure from park : Approximately 3:00pm Sunday, August 21

Accommodations:
Bon Echo Provincial Park - three tents per site , one person per tent, three sites.

Meals: Self Reliant except Saturday Dinner _ Group Dinner offsite (TBC)
Friday night - dinner on your own.
Saturday - bring your own breakfast and lunch supplies. Breakfast will be on your own before departure. Lunch will be during the trip at lakeside - bring your own supplies and pack for trip. Pack your own snacks for trip. Group dinner at a local restaurant TBC.on Saturday night.
Sunday - bring your own breakfast and lunch supplies. Breakfast will be on your own before departure. Lunch will be during the trip at lakeside - bring your own supplies and pack for trip.

Additional Notes:
A pre-trip planning meeting will be scheduled with registered participants 2 weeks prior to trip to go over any questions and details.
There will be no bathroom facilities while on the lakes. Must be comfortable using the 'bush' if nature calls during the paddles.


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