Kenora has many parks within the city. Many of these parks have beaches for swimming, playgrounds, picnic tables, and some have group areas for special outings. Rushing River Provincial Park is only 20 minutes from Kenora. If you're interested in other places to camp besides the Provincial Park, visit the other tourist operators that offer camping in the Kenora area.
Kenora Parks With Beaches
Take Miikana Way off Highway 17E to get to this campground. It is very close to downtown. There is a beach, washrooms, change rooms, showers, playground, BBQ pit, shelter, small concession, and campsites. There are canoe and kayak rentals. You can drive to or boat-in as there are docking spaces. There is also a public boat launch with parking for your vehicle.
Coney Island Beach
Coney Island, only accessible by boat in the summer, is just a short boat ride from downtown Kenora. This beach on Lake of the Woods has a playground, concession stand, public docks, a large grassy area for many outdoor sports, and a shelter for picnics.
Garrow Park is found on Rabbit Lake at the end of Birchwood Crescent, just minutes from downtown. There is a beautiful beach with docks, a playground, washrooms, change rooms, picnic area, and tennis courts. There are nature trails leading to St. Thomas Aquinas School and along the south shore of the lake. The Kenora Rowing Club is also based here. Rabbit Lake is perfect for rowing regattas. Each year the club holds rowing regattas.
Keewatin Beach, off of Keewatin Beach Road is a nice public beach on Lake of the Woods. There are restrooms, change rooms, a picnic area, docks and a playground. The change rooms are wheelchair and stroller friendly but the beach isn't.
Norman Park is located on Lake of the Woods just off Lakeview Drive (Highway 17W). It's just behind the Dairy Queen and Railroad Museum. There is a nice sandy beach, children's playground, restrooms, and a picnic shelter. In 2019, the free and accessible Rotary Splash Pad opened at the park. Hoopla Island is also located at Norman Beach.