Camp Barcovan


Resort History

Established in 1974, Camp Barcovan has always been a family-owned and operated campground and has built a reputation as one of the finest camping and R.V. resorts in Eastern Ontario. Located in an area renowned by anglers and bird-watchers, Camp Barcovan has been a long-time favourite for many local and international visitors, some of whom have made Barcovan their summer home for generations. Since 2012, the campground has been operated by its new owners, Elizabeth and Jerry Zbroszczyk, who have worked to continue and expand the success of the resort while maintaining its distinctive charm and congenial atmosphere.

Local History

The Barcovan and Weller’s Bay area were originally hunting and fishing grounds for the Cayuga Indians. In the 17th century, the area was settled by French Missionaries and quickly developed due to the abundance of fish and furs. Located by the isthmus joining Prince Edward County, the Kente Portage Road is the oldest continuously used road in Ontario and was a strategic point for aboriginals and later for British soldiers at Fort Kente. Barcovan lends its name to the infamous bar on the cove, run by Mr. Asa Weller in the 18th century. Since then the area has become a local favourite for its scenic and calm waters, secluded beaches, bird watching trails and great fishing.

The Municipality of Quinte West was incorporated in 1998, and is well-known for its rich history, natural splendor, and vibrant communities. Trenton is the commercial and political centre of the region, and home to the gateway of the Trent-Severn Waterway connecting Lake Ontario with Georgian Bay.

Prince Edward County is a mecca for artists, nature lovers, wine enthusiasts, and anyone looking for an exciting weekend getaway. Famous for its sandy beaches and scenic countryside, The County also features artist studios and galleries, unique regional cuisine and a flourishing wine region.