Provincial park in southeastern Ontario has multi-species fishing and impressive amenities
The park’s Tall Pines cabin is magnificent
Although I still own three-season camping gear, as I get deeper into my 40s, I find that there’s really only one season when I’m willing to sleep on the ground. So for our group’s late-May visit to Charleston Lake, it was a real treat to stay in the park’s Tall Pines Cabin. Located on the eastern shore of Charleston Lake, the 640 square-foot cabin is about two kilometres from the boat launch, and water access only, with a floating dock and a landing spot to beach paddlecraft. The cabin boasts a bedroom, kitchen and dining/living room and between bunk beds and a futon, easily sleeps six. There’s no electricity, but there are solar lights, a positively palatial composting outhouse, a gas barbecue and outdoor furniture.
It was just lovely—offering the view (above) and quiet of a backcountry experience, but with doors, a roof to keep out rain, bugs and scavenging fauna.