Canoe Rentals for Joe Perry Lake in Bon Echo Park are always available. We keep enough canoes and kayaks on hand to cover every canoe access campsite on Joe Perry Lake, as well as Pearson Lake (adjoining to Joe Perry Lake).
You can now make Reservations for Canoes, just click the link, you can reserve for your trip and pay for your rental online using our secure payment processor.
Joe Perry Lake is one of our favorite lakes in the area, and for good reason. The lake is situated in the much larger western section of the Park across the 41 highway, you still enter through the main gate but a short 3 mile trip westward takes you to this real treasure.
Be sure to come to our Canoe Rental Office when you first arrive at the park, in order to pick up paddles, life jackets and safety kits.
(You can use the Reservation Link above to book ahead now)
After you get your equipment, and confirm your rental at our office when you arrive, just drive to the Joe Perry Lake Parking lot.
It is only a short 6 minute walk from the parking lot to the lake.
Our favorite part of Joe Perry Lake, which has served to preserve the wilderness feel of this lake, is that No Motorized Boats are allowed. All of you wilderness backcountry campers looking for a great place for a weekend or a week, this is it.
Joe Perry Lake is relatively large lake with great access, and excellent moose sighting opportunities, especially in the narrows between Joe Perry and Pearson Lakes.
For the most part it feels like a real wilderness canoe camping experience, Joe Perry Lake is a great choice for first time canoe trippers, and a great choice for the experienced as well, it offers a bit of everything.
There are a lot of campsites so it does not feel crowded on the lake either.
A nice beach on the north side of the lake rounds out the family camping experience here.
The boat launch is great and the campsites are spacious. We are especially thankful for the new launch dock that has made launching on Joe Perry Lake much easier. Thanks to Ontario Parks staff for the new dock.
With 25 campsites it is always best to book your campsite in advance if you can.
You can book your campsite on the Ontario Parks website, just use the link that follows (campsite reservations are handled by Ontario Parks, Bon Echo Outfitters handles the canoe rentals)
The west side of the park is huge when compared to the more popular East side near the Bon Echo Rock. Thus there are fewer campsites and much more of a wilderness feel to the west side.
You will drive by the entrance to the Abes and Essen Trail on your way to Joe Perry Lake. Well worth a day hike if you can spare an extra day, there are 3 very nice hike in campsites on the trail.
Good campsites, and wilderness make this part of Bon Echo Provincial Park a must see.