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Bon Echo unveils Exploration Tents

Sawmill Bay Campground has an exciting new camping option: campsites 158 and 160 now feature Exploration Tents!

Both sites are close to beautiful Mazinaw Lake. Campsite 160 even has a view of Mazinaw Rock.

Each tent comes with:

  • sleeping platform with four mattresses
  • table and chairs
  • shelving unit
  • broom and dust pan
  • outdoor propane BBQ
  • picnic table
  • fire pit
Exploration tent
Picture yourself sitting on the porch with a cup of hot chocolate, gazing at the autumn stars.

An Exploration Tent might be right for you if…

…you’re new to camping. Exploration Tents make a cozy “home away from home.” If you’re not ready to take the plunge into full tent camping, “glamping” might be the perfect option.

mom and daughter on porch…you’re camping with young children. Enjoy immersion in nature without the mess. Spend the rainy days playing board games around a sturdy wooden table.

…you’re on a fall adventure. On a fall colours tour? Exploration Tents make the perfect home base. Plus, once the weather gets cooler, it’s nice to have a solid indoor option.

…you’re looking for an easy camping experience. No need to pack and pitch your tent. Just slide your bags onto the shelf, and lay out your favourite pjs.

Campers still need to bring: bedding (pillow/blankets), food/dishes, cooking supplies and, of course, a flashlight or lantern.

Sold! How do I make a reservation?

Bon Echo’s Exploration Tents are so new, they aren’t even in our central reservation system yet! These tents fit up to five people (sorry, no pets!), and there are still plenty of prime slots available.

To reserve your Exploration Tent, call Bon Echo directly at 613-336-2228, ext. 223. You can also reserve your Exploration Tent in person, either gatehouse or the park office.

Exploration Tents are available at $97.18/night with a two-night minimum. Read more about soft-sided shelter at Ontario Parks here.

Don’t miss your chance to snag an Exploration Tent before they hit the mainstream. Call today!