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Algonquin Park Camping

Camping

 

Front Country Camping

Algonquin has 1200 front country campsites. The majority are located along the parks main corridor, but there are a number of other campgrounds accessible from points surrounding the park.

As a general rule the campgrounds outside the main corridor are less crowded and allow quicker access to the parks more secluded interior.
   
 
Reservations are available in the campgrounds, some sites are set aside for people without reservations and are available on a first come, first served basis. Reservations for Ontario Parks are on-line through Ontario Parks' website

Note: Campgrounds may have sections designated as dog and radio free zones, inquire with the park before booking.

WC - Wheel Chair Access

Achrey Campground

Achrey is not located along the main park corridor but is access from highway 17 northeast of the park. Follow highway 28 to the Sand Lake Gate then follow the park road into Grand Lake. There are a number of sites on the lake.

  • 40 Sites
  • Flush Toilets
  • No Showers
  • No Laundromat
  • Boat Launch

Swimming, reservations.


 

Brent Campground

Bent is not located on the parks main corridor. Access is from the 17 north of the park and just east of the town of Deux Rivieres. There are a few sites on Cedar Lake.

  • 29 Sites
  • No Flush Toilets
  • No Showers
  • No Laundromat
  • Boat Launch

Swimming, reservations.


 

Canisbay Lake Campground

Canisbay Lake is located near the middle of the park along the main corridor, highway 60. There are a number of sites along the water. The campground has access to the Minnesing mountain bike trial (cross country skiing in the winter).

  • 242 Sites
  • 66 Electrical
  • Flush Toilets - WC
  • Showers - WC
  • Laundromat
  • No Boat Launch

Swimming, reservations.


 

Coon Lake Campground

Coon Lake is a smaller campground located just off of the main corridor and above rock lake. There are a few sites available on the water. The Centennial Ridges trail is accessible from the campground. If you ride on the dirt road towards Rock Lake you can pick up the Old Railway Bike Trail which connects to the Mew Lake campground. Coon Lake is the campground closest to the parks east gate.

  • 49 Sites
  • Flush Toilets
  • Showers
  • Laundromat
  • No Boat Launch

Swimming, reservations.


 

Kearney Lake Campground

Kearney Lake is located on the main corridor, highway 60.

  • 103 Sites
  • Flush Toilets - WC
  • Showers - WC
  • No Laundromat
  • Boat Launch

Swimming, reservations.


 

Kiosk Campground

Kiosk is not on the parks main corridor but is accessed from highway 17 north of the park. Follow the 630 from the 17 west of Mattawa. There are sites on the Kioshkokwi Lake.

  • 17 Sites
  • Flush Toilets
  • No Showers
  • No Laundromat
  • Boat Launch

Swimming, reservations.


 

Lake of Two Rivers Campground

Lake of Two Rivers is located on the parks main corridor, highway 60. The campground has access to the The Old Railway Bike Trail. The trail connects to Mew Lake, Rock Lake and indirectly Coon Lake campgrounds.

  • 241 Sites
  • 160 Electrical
  • Flush Toilets - WC
  • Showers - WC
  • Laundromat
  • Boat Launch

Swimming, reservations.


 

Mew Lake Campground

The campground is locate at km 32 along the main highway 60 corridor. Yurts are also available at the campground. This is the main area for winter camping in the park. The Old Railway Bike Trail is accessible from the campground. The trail connects to Lake of Two Rivers, Rock Lake and indirectly Coon Lake campgrounds. You can access the Track and Tower hiking trail along with the Highland backpacking trial from the campground. A pay phone is available.

  • 131 Sites, some lakeside.
  • 66 Electrical
  • Flush Toilets
  • Showers
  • Laundromat
  • No Boat Launch

Swimming, reservations.


 

Pog Lake Campground

Located on the main corridor of the park, highway 60.

286 Sites

  • 83 Electrical
  • Flush Toilets - WC
  • Showers - WC
  • Laundromat
  • No Boat Launch

Swimming, reservations.


 

Rock Lake Campground

Located off of highway 60 in the parks main corridor the campground is at the northern tip of its namesake, Rock Lake and just south of Coon Lake. The Booth's Rock hiking trail is accessible from the campground as is the Old Railway Bike trail which connects to Mew Lake and Lake of Two Rivers. Rock lake is relatively large with several islands.

124 Sites

  • 71 Electrical
  • Flush Toilets - WC
  • Showers - WC
  • Laundromat
  • Boat Launch

Swimming, reservations.


 

Tea Lake Campground

A small campground on the highway 60 corridor it is located in the western sector of the park. Tea Lake connects to the larger (and more popular/crowded) Canoe and Smoke Lakes. There are a few sites on the water. Tea Lake is the campground closest to the parks west gate.

  • 42 Sites
  • Vault Toilets
  • No Showers
  • Boat Launch

Swimming, reservations.


 

White Fish Lake Campground

  • 18 Sites, group camping
  • Vault Toilets
  • No Showers
  • No Boat Launch

Swimming, reservations.

 

 

Backcountry Camping

Canoe Camping

The park is world renown for its canoe camping. There are thousands of sites available in the park, with some a few minutes paddle from a launch point, while others are deep in the interior and could take you a week to reach. You can easily customize your trip to match your skill and fitness level, since most lakes have lots of sites, but be sure you plan carefully, since you have to book all your sites in advance. Make allowance for changing weather conditions and give yourself plenty of time to reach each new campsite. If you need guiding, instruction, gear rentals or shuttle services see our Guides, Outfitters and Instructors section. Take note that the park has a complete ban on cans and bottles in the backcountry - and they enforce it. See our Paddling section for more information. Have a look at the online map to get your bearings and be sure to pick up the canoe map from The Friends of Algonquin for detailed planning and to take along on your trip. Contact the park through Parks Ontario for further information and reservations.

For information on outdoor guiding, instruction or canoe rentals for the park have a look at our Guides and Outfitters section.


 

Backpack Camping

Most outdoor enthusiasts are surprised by Algonquin's excellent hiking and backpacking trails. In fact lots of repeat visitors aren't even aware that you can reach backcountry sites without a canoe. Have a look at our Backpacking section for details and be sure to contact The Friends of Algonquin to get a hold of the great trail map before you do any planning. Contact the park through Parks Ontario for further information and reservations.

Winter camping enthusiasts should have a look at our Winter In Algonquin section.

 


 

Kids Camps

The park has a number of summer camps for children where they can get a taste of the wilderness in a controlled setting.

 

 
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