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.

Walk-ins are welcome for kayak and stand up paddleboard rentals, but equipment availability is not guaranteed.  Please note the last boat on the water is 4 pm, no exceptions.  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 location is open for rental/retail operations from Victoria Day Weekend to Thanksgiving.

We do accept equipment reservations for experienced paddlers from Mid 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

Year Round HQ Phone: 705-854-0628

Email: info@deeprootsadventure.com

Delivery/Shuttle Services

Delivery is available for watercraft and equipment with a minimum two day rental.  (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 (Access Point 15) 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. 

Shuttle is available to Kingscote Lake for those looking to do the Horseshoe in either direction.  If you are renting our canoes, the $30 flat rate includes delivery & pick up of watercraft, or delivery of watercraft & shuttle of people or vehicle. 

If you are not renting our equipment, a one way shuttle with parking is $20 for up to three days.  Each additional day of parking is $5.  Please note what day you need your shuttle in your request. 

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 to homes/cottages 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.

Please note that due to road conditions we can no longer deliver into Harcourt Park.  Pick up is available. *If you are a resident there and can report that things have improved we would love to hear from you!*

*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 72 hours of your reservation, and there is no refund available if you cancel within 24 hours of your scheduled rental or event.

We will not reschedule or refund due to fire bans. 

If you are thinking of changing your trip due to weather, please check the local hourly weather forecast (Haliburton) for an hourly weather report. 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.

Contact us with questions or custom booking requests

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Retail & Outfitting

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

The Retail Store is open from Victoria Day Weekend to Thanksgiving. 
May/June – Fri-Mon* – 10 am – 6 pm 
July/Aug – Daily – 10 am – 6 pm
Sept/Oct – Fri-Mon* – 10 am – 6 pm

*Please note that we will open on Tues-Thurs May, June, Sept & October

for Large Group or Special Experience Reservations. 

Contact us for details*

NEW!!  Special Group Rates are available for kayak or paddleboard rentals (or a combo of either)!

6+ watercraft booked = 15% off

13+ watercraft booked = 20% off

*These group discounts only apply to kayak and stand up paddleboard rentals*

 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 HALF DAY RENTALS

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) - 47.50 per day
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. These canoes are only available at Kingscote Lake.

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.

 BOOKING REQUEST

Portaging Canoes - 49.50 per day
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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14' Canoes - Good option for Solo Paddlers (At Kingscote Lake) - 45.50 per day
Book this option if you are two people with limited gear or 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)- 49.50 per day
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 with a minimum two day rental required for delivery.  (Please note that due to road conditions we can no longer deliver into Harcourt Park, pick up is available.)

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 - 42.00 per day Single Kayak / 62.00 per day Tandem
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 (with a minimum two day rental required for delivery).  High Quality Paddle, PFD and Safety Equipment is included. 

Due to their size, Tandem Kayaks are only availabe to be paddled from our dock.  Pick up and Delivery are not available for Tandem Kayaks.

Please note that there is a 15% discounts for groups that book 6+ watercraft at once, and a 20% discount for groups that book 13+ watercraft at once.  This can be a combo of kayak and paddleboard, but does not apply to canoes.  

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Half Day Kayak Rentals - 32.00 per half day Single Kayak / 52.00 per half day Tandem
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!   Times available are 10-2 or 2-6.  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

Due to their size, Tandem Kayaks are only availabe to be paddled from our dock.  Pick up and Delivery are not available for Tandem Kayaks.

Please note that there is a 15% discounts for groups that book 6+ watercraft at once, and a 20% discount for groups that book 13+ watercraft at once.  This can be a combo of kayak and paddleboard, but does not apply to canoes.

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Fishing Decks Available! - add 10.00 per day per kayak.
Turn our recreational kayaks into fishing kayaks in a SNAP!

Simply add a fishing deck when booking your kayak!

Molded polyethylene fishing deck fits our Inuvik and Iqaluit designs.  (They are not compatible with tandem kayaks.)  Includes integrated paddle rest, multiple recesses for gear, adjustable rod holder and small storage compartment.

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STAND UP PADDLEBOARDS

Paddleboard Rental SUP
Full/Multi Day SUP Rental - 42.00 per day
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 (with a minimum two day rental required for delivery). 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. 

Please note that there is a 15% discounts for groups that book 6+ watercraft at once, and a 20% discount for groups that book 13+ watercraft at once.  This can be a combo of kayak and paddleboard, but does not apply to canoes.

BOOKING REQUEST

Half Day SUP Rental - 32.00 per half day
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.

Please note that there is a 15% discounts for groups that book 6+ watercraft at once, and a 20% discount for groups that book 13+ watercraft at once.  This can be a combo of kayak and paddleboard, but does not apply to canoes.

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Big Bertha - 6 Person Sup - 50 per hour / 97.50 for 2 hours / 180 per half day
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. 

Due to it’s size, delivery or pick up is not available for Big Bertha, she can only be paddled from our dock. 

LAST BOAT ON THE WATER MUST BE BEFORE 4 PM.

Please note that there is a 15% discounts for groups that book 6+ watercraft at once, and a 20% discount for groups that book 13+ watercraft at once.  This can be a combo of kayak and paddleboard, but does not apply to canoes.

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POPUP DOCK

Paddleboard Rental SUP
Full/Multi Day Inflatable Dock Rental - 65.00 per day or 385.00 per week
Bring your waterfront experience to a whole other level!

Renting your own island now became affordable. The POPUP Dock AKA “The Party Barge,” is a must! From relaxing to raging this multi-use platform is a great addition to anyone’s waterfront, boat or yacht. Made with the same technology used in our award-winning paddleboards, this product is designed to add a more social environment to your day on the water.

Includes:

  • Inflatable Dock
  • Dual-Action & Reversible Hand Pump
  • Electric Pump
  • Handsfree Carrying Strap
  • Wide Grip Carrying Handles
  • 14 Stainless Steel D-Rings on Sides
  • Bottom Beer Pong Cup Template

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