Welcome to Our Site

The Friends of Bon Echo Park is a non profit organization dedicated to preserving the natural and cultural heritage of Bon Echo Provincial Park.

Our Values

The Friends of Bon Echo Park is an association of volunteers. We value the significance of teamwork and initiative in effecting change. We are empowered to serve this active provincial park by our commitment to our natural and cultural heritage. We strive to act in a mannner that is environmentally conscientious.

Our Vision

Our Vision is to provide and assist activities that encourage recognition of the inherent beauty of the environment as well as the dedicated balance in the natural habitat. Creative expression and its appreciation are supported. Understanding of our cultural heritage is fostered through our publications, projects, and presentations. Our educational programs and activities reflect our values and vision. Projects in which we engage, endeavour to generate a positive climate within the Park.

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For general information about services and programs at Bon Echo, please contact the park directly at (613) 336-2228. For camping availability orreservations, please call Central Reservations at 1-888-668-7275. Sorry, the Friends of Bon Echo do not handle camping or reservation inquiries.

Adopt A Skink

This year we’re championing Ontario’s only lizard with a special Adopt-a-Skink campaign! When you renew your membership, you can donate a little extra to support skink awareness and conservation in the park and adopt your own adorable plush lizard. Each additional...
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What’s Happening At Bon Echo Provincial Park July 1st & 2nd Weekend

Saturday, July 1st The Great Canadian Beaver Learn more about a symbol of Canada: The Beaver! Find out about its natural history and discover how beavers have played an important role in our cultural identity.11:00 am at the Children's Program Area Bon Echo Trivia:...
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Art Exhibit & Sale 2017

July 28, 29, 30, 2017With its striking views and varied moods, Mazinaw Lake has drawn artists to its shores for hundreds of years. In honour of that artistic spirit, the Friends of Bon Echo Park are excited to announce the 22nd-annual Art Exhibition & Sale, taking...
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Fishing 101

Sat, Jun 24 & Sun, Jun 25, 10am-4pm With great facilities, gorgeous views and plentiful fish, Bon Echo is the perfect place for angling adventures for the whole family. Want to join in on the fishing fun but don't know where to begin? Join the Friends of Bon Echo...
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Walt Whitman’s Song of Myself – A Marathon Reading

"I celebrate myself, and sing myself, And what I assume you shall assume, For every atom belonging to me as good belongs to you." Walt Whitman So begins Song of Myself by Walt Whitman, hailed as the "bard of democracy" and the "father of free verse." Join us as we...
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Friends of Bon Echo Board Elects New Executive

At a meeting held Monday, October 17, 2016 at the Park Administration Office, the Board of Directors of the Friends of Bon Echo Park established their new Executive for 2016-17. Peter Alger will serve as President of the organization, ably assisted by Kerry Skipper as...
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2016 Raffle Winners Announcement

The draw for the 2016 Friends of Bon Echo Park Raffle took place on October 8, 2016at 3:15 pm.George Chalk, Napanee, ON, won the original acrylic painting, “Bon EchoReflections” donated by artist Fred Fowler.Lynne Kamink Buell, Tweed, ON, won the Paluski Fastwater 16’...
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Friends Bursary Program – McLaren Bursaries

Thanks to the generosity of the McLaren family the Friends award two bursaries: one to a graduating student of the North Addington Education Centre, Cloyne, and one to a summer student working at the Park. Their purpose is to support students who are in a field of...
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The Legend of the Mazinaw Monster.

By Megan Tout Megan Tout is young student for whom the highlight of each summer is camping at Bon Echo with her family.  Imagine sitting in on her grade 4 class when she presented the following speech on The Legend of the Mazinaw Monster. Mrs. Young and fellow...
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Save Our Species at Risk

Save Our Species at Risk By Lisa Roach A/Natural Heritage Education Coordinator Bon Echo Provincial Park Have you spotted a Five-lined Skink, a Blanding’s Turtle or a Peregrine Falcon? What do these three living beings have in common?   They are species at risk that...
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