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Author:  Dan M [ July 23rd, 2019, 7:59 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Just how crowded are the big 4 canoeing areas?

deepnet wrote:
- The 'buffer' site thing is true for some limited lakes in Algonquin and Killarney, which can only be booked in person at the offices. These tend to be the lakes near the park offices, but it's somewhat difficult to find out for sure (I know Bell and George have them, I have actually taken advantage of this in person on a late arrival, switching a car-camping spot for interior).


I don't think that's accurate, at least with respect to Algonquin backcountry sites. Frontcountry sites, yes, work like that, but I'm pretty sure the "surplus" backcountry sites on some lakes in Algonquin cannot be booked whether in person or in advance, they exist in case someone gets blown off route and has to camp where they don't have a booking. (Or to offer some choice to the last person to arrive, I guess.) I'm not as sure about Killarney though I would have thought it was the same system... are you sure you weren't just benefiting from a last-minute cancellation in the backcountry?

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