If being outdoors and making memories is your thing, these parks will have you planning your next trip! Here are a few different parks to choose from when in the Parry Sound area!
Note: The Ontario government is celebrating Canada Day by offering free day-use at all provincial parks, and beginning on July 4, 2020, the province is offering free fishing for two weeks, double the length of last year.
Killbear Provincial Park
Killbear is open for camping!. Capacity restrictions are in place in all park buildings. When visiting the permit office, please only send one member of your party and adhere to physical distancing. Check-in with Ontario Parks for the latest updates on openings.
Killbear Park is full of fun-filled activities for all ages, beautiful views, and is the best way to spend your day in the Parry Sound area! The park is located in Carling, just 20 minutes outside of Parry Sound. Killbear has plenty of camping options for single campers, group camping, car camping, radio-free camping, or a roof over your head accommodation if camping just isn’t for you. All sites are close to the shoreline, there are fees for renting certain campgrounds, the park has water taps and toilets nearby.
The other activities include biking, bird watching, boating, canoeing, fishing, swimming, and hiking. There are wheelchair ramps, so the park is barrier-free, there are boat launches, laundromat, pet stores, day-area, picnic tables, flushing toilets, and a visitors centre.
Killbear has many points of interests, the twin-point trail is one, Harold’s Point and as well as the lighthouse point. The twin-point trail is a very beautiful trail perfect for an easy relaxing hike 40 minutes and 1.2km long. Harold’s point and lighthouse point are both amazing places to visit during time at Killbear. There is so much to see, so make a stop soon!
Oastler Provincial Park
Oastler Provincial Park is a big, waterfront park with plenty of activities to try and love! The park has different camping options such as car camping, radio-free camping, and walk-in camping. Some activities common around the park are biking on the Seguin Recreational Trail, boating, canoeing (rentals), fishing, and swimming. There is also a park store with souvenirs, a small boat launch that is first-come, comfort stations, day use for family picnics and swimming, and pet areas as well as a pet store. Oastler park is a very friendly environment and is perfect to spend your day or a few days out of the house.
Check-in with Ontario Parks for the latest updates on openings.
The Massasauga Provincial Park
The Massasauga Provincial Park is a very peaceful park and is one that will keep all your memories happy. The park is a backcountry park so to access campsites use a canoe or kayak. The access points to get to any campsites are located at Pete’s access point and the Massasauga access point. Some of the activities in and around the park include birding, boating, canoeing and kayaking, hunting, hiking, and fishing. There are a lot of sightings of moose, black bears, white-tailed deer, and grouse as well as some different types of birds for the kids to see! There is one boat launch, canoe and kayak rentals are available. If hunting and fishing please be aware of the hunting restrictions and the fishing regulations for this season. The park is fun for everyone so make a stop this summer!
Six Mile Lake Provincial Park
Six Mile Lake opened for camping on June 22. Capacity restrictions are in place in all park buildings. When visiting the park office or park store, please only send one member of your party and adhere to physical distancing signage! Check-in with Ontario Parks for the latest updates on openings.
Six Mile Lake Park is known for being recreational and full of nature. The landscape is perfect for relaxing and enjoying activities with friends and family! The park is 212 hectors big with plenty of campsites located on waterfront within walking distance to all facilities. Some activities include biking around park, canoeing is a must when visiting the park (there are rentals available at park store for canoes, kayaks, and pedal boats,) fishing is one of the most common recreational activity for the park, hiking one three different trails, swimming is fun for everyone especially with the three sandy beaches, and there is the Natural Heritage Education Program throughout June to Labour Day. The park has a boat launch and first come first serve dock rentals, comfort stations, with two washrooms, eight showers, as well as laundry facilities, there are pet areas, picnic shelters available to rent, and a visitor area open from June to September. For an amazing time, this summer stop at Six Mile Lake Park, and you will not be disappointed!
Grundy Lake Provincial Park
Grundy Lake is open for camping. Capacity restrictions are in place in all park buildings. When visiting the permit office or park store, please only send one member of your party and adhere to physical distancing signage. Check-in with Ontario Parks for the latest updates on openings.
The Grundy Lake Provincial Park is full of beauty and fun! The park has car camping sites, backcountry sites 5-20 minutes from park, dog-free sites, radio-free sites, and group camping sites. Whatever style of camping you like there is a site waiting for you at Grundy Lake Provincial Park! The activities to enjoy while visiting the park are biking on park roads, birding (there is plenty of wildlife to see,) boating but note there are NO power boats allowed at the park, canoeing, fishing, hiking, swimming (eight beaches located), and the Natural Heritage Education Program. There are canoe launches located at numerous inland lakes, comfort stations with toilets, showers, and three laundromats, day-use at the buoyed swimming area, a park store, picnic shelters, and visitor centre on Gut Lake. This park is a place built for memories to be made, so make a stop soon!
Sturgeon Bay Provincial Park
Sturgeon Bay is opened for camping on June 22. Capacity restrictions are in place in all park buildings. When visiting the permit office or park store, please only send one member of your party and adhere to physical distancing signage. Check-in with Ontario Parks for the latest updates on openings.
The Sturgeon Bay Provincial Park is perfect for all! The park is beautiful and has so much potential to make this your new family vacation spot this summer! There are 81 car camping sites, all within a short way to park facilities! There are also a few roofed accommodations to try. Some activities common at the park are biking on park roads, birding, boating with motorboat rentals nearby, canoeing, fishing, and swimming! The facilities in the park include two boat launches, comfort stations, day-use at the sandy beach with buoyed area, picnic spots, and more, a park store is also available for rentals and anything you forget to bring along! This park will not disappoint, so visit soon!