Kingscote Outpost – Algonquin South Gate

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Equipment Rentals at Algonquin’s South Gate!

Visit our Kingscote Outpost for full service outfitting including canoe, kayak, paddleboard and camping equipment rentals, along with retail (clothing, shoes, nutrition and watercraft/accessories etc.), guided hikes, guided day trips and year round events.

Reservations for trips & events are required.

Reservations for watercraft and equipment are highly recommended. If you are looking to book a tripping canoe for a summer weekend, please be aware that they book up months in advance.  We do keep a wait list and sometimes get cancellations.

To find out more about the awesome South Gate of Algonquin, check out www.algonquinsouthgate.com.

Details are to the right. Please feel free to contact our team with any questions.

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Location

The Kingscote Outpost is located at 4071 Elephant Lake Road, Harcourt.

 

 

Hours of Operation

Though we offer trips and programming year round, the Kingscote Outpost is open for rental/retail operations from Victoria Day to Thanksgiving.  In summer we are open daily from 10 am to 6 pm. Spring and Fall we are open 10-6 Friday-Sunday, and by reservation or by chance during the week. 

We do accept equipment reservations from the beginning of May until Mid October.  (Please note that we will not send out boats if the we deem the water too cold and the risk too great.)

Contact the Kingscote Outpost

During the operating season you can reach this Outpost directly.  Outside of the season, please use the HQ phone number.

Phone: 705-306-0631

Email: info@deeprootsadventure.com

Delivery

Delivery is available for watercraft and equipment with the exception of half day rentals.  (You can paddle right from our dock for shorter duration rentals.)

The delivery fee is based on how far we have to travel to get to the delivery location and includes drop off and pick up.

Kingscote Lake has a flat rate of $30 for one watercraft, and $5 more for each additional watercraft up to 4 total.  It starts back at $30 for number 5.

Home and Cottage deliveries are $0.65 per kilometer times 4*, per load. The minimum cost for delivery regardless of how close it is will be $25.

So for example, if your home or cottage is 25km from the outpost, we would add $65 for delivery.  (25 Km x 4 = 100km, @$.65/km = $65 for delivery).  

Our bookings team will calculate the cost of delivery when preparing your invoice. Be sure to include the address with your booking request.

Deliveries are made in the mornings between 9 am and 11 am (we try to be as close to 10 am as possible), and pick up is after 6 pm.

*x4 comes from us traveling to and from your location twice.

What About The Weather?

You should check the weather the day before to ensure you dress appropriately.  As weather is so changeable, and is often predicted differently one day to the next, we ask that you don’t look at it too far in advance.

Cancellation/Refunds

Refund Policy

PLEASE BE ADVISED that we will only issue a 50% refund for cancellations within 48 hours of your reserved trip with the exception of a predicted 70% or higher chance of Thunderstorms for the duration. We are happy to help you reschedule. Please check the local hourly weather forecast (Haliburton) for an hourly weather report if you are thinking of cancelling due to weather. Often weather services say chance of rain, and people cancel, when it was only a 30% chance of a few mm of rain, which frankly is often refreshing! Please be sure you are not throwing away a perfectly lovely day. If in doubt, give us a shout and we will take a look at it with you.

Frequently Asked
  1.   Q. Are there biting insects? A.  Yes. They are the most present early in the spring, after Mother’s Day into June.  Not as many through summer, and almost none in the early fall.  We recommend finding an insect repellant that you like, and wearing long, loose, light coloured layers and/or bug jackets to make bug season more enjoyable.
  2.  Q. Is this an appropriate place to paddle for beginners?  A.  Yes!  We have a very calm bay with no boat traffic to get you started.
  3. Q. Do you have washroom/changeroom available?  A. Yes.
  4.  Q. Can I bring my pet?  A. Yes. So long as your animal is well behaved, used to people and the water, and can be kept on a leash they are welcome.  We reserve the right to refuse any animal that we think may cause issues for our clients or team.

Retail & Outfitting

Visit our Kingscote Oupost to stock up on what you need for your next adventure.  We carry everything from dehydrated meals and snacks, to waterbottles, high quality maps and compasses, clothing, sandals & hats, drysacks, throwbags, PFDs, paddles, and so much more, as well as new watercraft and the awesome POP Up Docks! 

The Retail Store is open 10 am to 6 pm daily during the Summer.

During Spring & Fall we are open 10-6 Friday – Sunday and during the week by chance or reservation.  

Ask about our fully equipped camping packages for Car Camping, Canoe Camping, Backpacking and custom events!

We can provide everything you need to get into nature, all you need is clothing and food!

 Watercraft Rental – Kingscote Outpost

Select the option below that best fits your trip!  If you are unsure of what you need and would like some guidance, please feel free to contact one of our Team Members.

We pride ourselves on quality and safety and all of our watercraft rentals come with high quality Salus paddling vests, (or inflatable waist belt PFDs for the SUPs), wooden paddles made with love at the the Haliburton Forest for the canoes, kayak or SUP paddles as required, NorthWater bailers/throwbags, and leashes.

PLEASE NOTE (FOR CLIENTS PADDLING FROM OUR DOCK)

THE LAST BOAT ON THE WATER MUST BE OUT BEFORE 4 PM.

CANOES

Couple paddles a canoe on the York River
Non-Portaging Canoes (At Kingscote Lake)
Choose this option if you will NOT need to portage during your trip on Kingscote Lake.

Choosing this option will book you a 16′ Algonquin Prospector Canoe, an SP3 or similar. Delivery is available.  High Quality Paddles, PFDs and Safety Equipment is included.   *If there are no canoes left available, consider taking kayaks!  Great for a paddle in campsite!

Please note that a two day minimum is required for canoe rentals on the weekend (Fri-Sun).  A minimum three day rental is required to book on a long weekend.   If you are looking to paddle for a day on a weekend please see our kayak or paddleboard options below. 


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Portaging Canoes (At Kingscote Lake)
Choose this option if you will need to portage during your trip.

Choosing this option will book you a 16′ Algonquin Prospector Canoe with a deep tripping yoke.  Canoes will be booked in order of reservation, with first clients to reserve getting the lightest available and so on. (Canoes weigh between 54 and 64lbs, are well balanced for carrying with wide deep tripping yokes) Delivery is available, or delivery & a shuttle for those who wish to park in our fenced area, and do the loop from Kingscote coming down high falls to end at our dock – please note in your booking. High Quality Paddles, PFDs and Safety Equipment is included. 

Please note that a two day minimum is required for canoe rentals on the weekend (Fri-Sun).  A minimum three day rental is required to book on a long weekend.   If you are looking to paddle for a day on a weekend please see our kayak or paddleboard options below. 


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Solo Canoes (At Kingscote Lake)
Book this option if you will be paddling alone.

Choosing this option will book you a 14′ Algonquin Prospector Canoe with a standard yoke.  Great size and weight for a solo paddler.  Delivery is available, or delivery & a shuttle for those who wish to park in our fenced area, and do the loop from Kingscote coming down high falls to end at our dock – please note in your booking.  High Quality Paddles, PFDs and Safety Equipment is included. 

Please note that a two day minimum is required for canoe rentals on the weekend (Fri-Sun).  A minimum three day rental is required to book on a long weekend.   If you are looking to paddle for a day on a weekend please see our kayak or paddleboard options below. 


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Full Day/Multi Day Canoe Rental (Not Camping)
Choose this option if you are not camping.

Our dock is situated where Benoir Lake and the York River meet coming out of Algonquin Park.  It is the perfect spot for a day of paddling for any experience level.  Simply reserve and then come directly to the Kingscote Outpost and we will get you on the water.

This option is also for clients looking for delivery to home or cottage. High Quality Paddles, PFDs and Safety Equipment is included. 

Please note that a two day minimum is required for canoe rentals on the weekend (Fri-Sun).  A minimum three day rental is required to book on a long weekend.   If you are looking to paddle for a day on a weekend please see our kayak or paddleboard options below. 


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KAYAKS

Kayak Rental
Full/Multi Day Kayak Rentals
Choose this option if you would like to paddle for a full day or multiple days.

You can paddle right from our dock, or have kayaks delivered to your home, cottage or campsite.  High Quality Paddle, PFD and Safety Equipment is included. 

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Half Day Kayak Rentals
Choose this option if you would like to paddle for a half day (1-4 hours morning or afternoon sessions are available)

You can paddle right from our dock!  High Quality Paddle, PFDs and Safety Equipment is included. 

Delivery is not available for half day rentals.  

LAST BOAT ON THE WATER MUST BE BEFORE 4 PM


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STAND UP PADDLEBOARDS

Paddleboard Rental SUP
Full/Multi Day SUP Rental
Choose this option if you would like to paddle for a full day or multiple days.

You can paddle right from our dock, or have stand up paddleboards delivered to your home, cottage or campsite. Most of our fleet is now high quality inflatable boards – we have the right size to fit your needs!  High Quality Paddle, PFD and Safety Equipment is included. 

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Half Day SUP Rental
Choose this option if you would like to paddle for a half day (1-4 hours morning or afternoon sessions are available)

You can paddle right from our dock!  Most of our fleet is now high quality inflatable boards – we have the right size to fit your needs!  High Quality Paddle, PFD and Safety Equipment is included. 

Delivery is not available for half day rentals.

LAST BOAT ON THE WATER MUST BE BEFORE 4 PM.

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Big Bertha - 6 Person Sup
Select the amount of time you would like to paddle Big Bertha with your friends or family!  She can be combined with other rentals for large groups.

You can paddle right from our dock!  Most of our fleet is now high quality inflatable boards – we have the right size to fit your needs!  High Quality Paddle, PFD and Safety Equipment is included. 

Delivery is not available for Big Bertha.

LAST BOAT ON THE WATER MUST BE BEFORE 4 PM.


1 Hour Booking

2 Hour Booking

Half Day Booking – Up to 4 Hours