Camp Barcovan

History

Resort History

Originally founded in 1974, Camp Barcovan has 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. A renowned haven for 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. Under new ownership since 2012, owners Elizabeth and Jerry Zbroszczyk will work on the continued success of the resort and expand its current operation 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 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, breathtaking 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 world-famous Trent-Severn Waterway connecting Lake Ontario with Georgian Bay.

A beautiful island adventure, Prince Edward County is a mecca for artists, nature lovers and anyone looking for a getaway … for a weekend break or for life. Renowned for its sailing, fishing and giant sand dunes, The County also offers live theatre, artist studios and galleries, unique regional cuisine and a flourishing wine region.