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vehicle permits, you’ll have to drive to an you must first obtain proper permits at the
access point. Here’s how to get to several. Park Office.
You can get to the back-country from
the Snug Harbour Road at Mitchell Creek.
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From this point you’ll have portage-free Before setting out on any camping or
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Road (formerly Salem Road) at Kingsford started, so stop by the Scout Shop at 1345
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access to Kingsford and Birch Lakes. If you You’re sure to find it helpful. While there,
stand in your way; it may just require a follow the Devil Lake Road a little bit further check out the great selection of camping
second trip. east, turn off on a side road to Michael’s equipment and other excellent deals.
So what if you have to “double portage” Old Frontenac Landing. This route provides
(make two trips)? Part of the beauty of access to Devil Lake and Campsite #10 at
How to get to Frontenac Park:
“getting away from it all” involves kicking Hardwood Bay.
Our route (from Kanata) usually takes us
back and relaxing, so take your time on each If you access the park from the two
through Richmond, where we follow route
portage. Enjoy it. I’ve seen people portaging public boat launches on the Old Perth Road #10 to Franktown. Then we turn left along
with big coolers and metal lawn chairs. But, (County Road #10), you’ll gain portage-free Highway #15 for a short distance to the Old
hey, if these make your camping experience access to Campsite #1 on Buck Lake, and
Perth Road #10. After driving through Perth,
better, go for it. Campsite #10 on Devil Lake.
make a right turn and continue following Route
At some access points, you’ll find
#10 to Westport. continue through Westport
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outfitters or property owners who will
(still on #10) and head towards Kingston.
At route #5, turn right on Rutledge Road
Frontenac offers many “portage-free” allow you to leave your vehicle on their
toward Syndenham. Continue along Route #5
routes for those who don’t want to carry property for a small fee. (This provides a bit
watching for Route #19 (Bedford Road). Take
their canoe at all. However, this will mean of security.)
another right on Route #19, which will take you
a little bit of extra driving. After you’ve Remember–before driving to one of these
to the park.
registered and obtained your camp and access points and heading for a campsite,
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