Algonquin

Backcountry Camping

Please refer to Algonquin’s backcountry park page for further information.

Car Camping

There are many car campgrounds available in Algonquin. Each varies in size and services meaning that each campground offers a unique experience. This allows guests to choose the campground and services that best suits their needs for their trip. 

The Highway 60 Corridor features eight car campgrounds including Tea Lake, Canisbay Lake, Mew Lake, Two Rivers, Pog Lake, Kearney Lake, Coon Lake, and Rock Lake.

On the north side of the park are two basic car campgrounds; Kiosk and Brent Lake. Achray Campground is on the east side of the park.

Please refer to the individual park listings for more detail on these campgrounds.

Dog-Free Camping

Several campgrounds at Algonquin have designated dog-free areas including:  Canisbay, Mew Lake, Pog Lake, and Achray.

Group Camping

Whitefish Lake Group Campground is located on Highway 60 at km 37.  Please refer to the individual park listing for more details.

Radio-Free Camping

Several campgrounds at Algonquin have designated radio-free areas including:  Canisbay, Mew Lake, Pog Lake, and Achray.

Walk-In Camping

Five walk-in campsites are available at Kingscote Lake Access Point.  Permits are available from Pinegrove Point Resort.

Roofed Accommodation

Backcountry Cabin

Number at Park: 1 Site Number(s) / Name: Wenda Lake # 754

The Wenda Lake Cabin is believed to have been built by a Park Ranger in the early 1920s. It is a one room, open concept log cabin located on the north shore of Wenda Lake.

Sleeps: 4 Amenities

All cabins are equipped with fire extinguishers, wash basin, metal pail, shovel, broom, dust pan, bunks (no mattresses), table and chairs, and an outside closed-in toilet.

What to Bring

Sleeping bags, air mattresses, cooking stove, pots and pans, utensils, flashlight, lantern, matches, food, drinking water.

Restrictions

Domestic animals (pets) are not permitted in the facility or on site and smoking is prohibited in all facilities.

Parking

​Not accessible

How to Reserve

Call 1-888-ONT-PARK (1-888-668-7275)

(or 1-519-826-5290 for outside of North America)

Backcountry Cabin

Number at Park: 1 Site Number(s) / Name: Tattler # 761

The Tattler Lake Cabin was the living quarters for the successive towermen who manned the Preston fire tower situated on a hilltop about two kms west of the cabin. At 579 metres, or 1900 feet, it’s the highest spot in all of Algonquin. The tower itself was put up in 1932, but there is no record of the cabin’s construction.

Sleeps: 4 Amenities

All cabins are equipped with fire extinguishers, wash basin, metal pail, shovel, broom, dust pan, bunks (no mattresses), CSA-approved wood stove and chimney with heat shields, table and chairs, and an outside closed-in toilet.

What to Bring

Sleeping bags, air mattresses, cooking stove, pots and pans, utensils, flashlight, lantern, matches, food, drinking water.

Restrictions

Domestic animals (pets) are not permitted in the facility or on site and smoking is prohibited in all facilities.

Parking

​Not accessible.

How to Reserve

Call 1-888-ONT-PARK (1-888-668-7275)

(or 1-519-826-5290 for outside of North America)

Backcountry Cabin

Number at Park: 1 Site Number(s) / Name: Rain Lake # 750

The existing cabin was moved to Rain Lake in Algonquin from Cache Lake, where it was a private leased cottage in the late 1970s. It was used as an Interior access point office until 1995. This waterfront log cabin is located at the end of the public access road at Rain Lake. It features a propane fridge, stove, lights and heat.

Sleeps: 4 Amenities

This cabin has a propane fridge, stove, lights and heat. Vault toilets are shared with other campers when sites are occupied. There is a beach and boat launch area. All cabins are equipped with fire extinguishers, wash basin, metal pail, shovel, broom, dust pan, bunks (vinyl covered mattresses), CSA-approved wood stove and chimney with heat shields, table and chairs.

What to Bring

Sleeping bags, air mattresses, cooking stove, pots and pans, utensils, flashlight, lantern, matches, food, drinking water.

Restrictions

Domestic animals (pets) are not permitted in the facility or on site and smoking is prohibited in all facilities.

Parking

​Parking for 2 vehicles is included in the rental fee.

How to Reserve

Call 1-888-ONT-PARK (1-888-668-7275)

(or 1-519-826-5290 for outside of North America)

Backcountry Cabin

Number at Park: 1 Site Number(s) / Name: McKaskill # 753

McKaskill Lake Cabin in Algonquin was built in 1932. It’s a waterfront, one room, open concept log cabin located on McKaskill Lake. This cabin can be reached through Shall Lake access point # 17, travelling by canoe for one day. It can also be accessed through Basin Lake access point # 19 by biking, carting and hiking 8 kms over a forest access road.

Sleeps: 4 Amenities

All cabins are equipped with fire extinguishers, wash basin, metal pail, shovel, broom, dust pan, bunks (no mattresses), CSA-approved wood stove and chimney with heat shields, table and chairs, and an outside closed-in toilet.

What to Bring

Sleeping bags, air mattresses, cooking stove, pots and pans, utensils, flashlight, lantern, matches, food, drinking water.

Restrictions

Domestic animals (pets) are not permitted in the facility or on site and smoking is prohibited in all facilities.

Parking

​Not accessible.

How to Reserve

Call 1-888-ONT-PARK (1-888-668-7275)

(or 1-519-826-5290 for outside of North America)

Backcountry Cabin

Number at Park: 1 Site Number(s) / Name: Lost Coin # 755

Lost Coin Lake Cabin was built in 1936. This waterfront,(waterfront is not suitable for swimming - weedy shoreline) one room, log cabin is located on Lost Coin Lake in Algonquin. Visitors must hike or bike the 7 kms from the Park boundary to the cabin after driving the Bissett Road to the Park boundary. This is beyond the Big Bissett access point # 24, after turning off HIghway 17 one km east of Big Bissett Creek village.

Sleeps: 4 Amenities

All cabins are equipped with fire extinguishers, wash basin, metal pail, shovel, broom, dust pan, bunks (no mattresses), CSA-approved wood stove and chimney with heat shields, table and chairs, and an outside closed-in toilet.

What to Bring

Sleeping bags, air mattresses, cooking stove, pots and pans, utensils, flashlight, lantern, matches, food, drinking water.

Restrictions

Domestic animals (pets) are not permitted in the facility or on site and smoking is prohibited in all facilities.

Parking

​Not accessible

How to Reserve

Call 1-888-ONT-PARK (1-888-668-7275)

(or 1-519-826-5290 for outside of North America)

Backcountry Cabin

Number at Park: 1 Site Number(s) / Name: Kitty # 752

Built in 1935, Kitty Lake is one of the larger Backcountry cabins in Algonquin. This one room, open concept log cabin is situated on Kitty Lake. It can be easily reached by canoeing one hour from Shall Lake access point # 17.

Sleeps: 8 Amenities

All cabins are equipped with fire extinguishers, wash basin, metal pail, shovel, broom, dust pan, bunks (no mattresses), CSA-approved wood stove and chimney with heat shields, table and chairs, and an outside closed-in toilet.

What to Bring

Sleeping bags, air mattresses, cooking stove, pots and pans, utensils, flashlight, lantern, matches, food, drinking water.

Restrictions

Domestic animals (pets) are not permitted in the facility or on site and smoking is prohibited in all facilities.

Parking

​Not accessible

How to Reserve

Call 1-888-ONT-PARK (1-888-668-7275)

(or 1-519-826-5290 for outside of North America)

Backcountry Cabin

Number at Park: 1 Site Number(s) / Name: Kiosk Lake # 759

The two bedroom Kiosk Cabin in Algonquin was built in 1936 on Kioshkokwi Lake. The kitchen was added in 1940, and hydro was installed in 1956. The kitchen and living quarters are open concept. There is a beach and boat launch.

Sleeps: 6 Amenities

This cabin is equipped with an electric refrigerator, stove and heat, and has running cold water. Two flushomatic toilets are within a reasonable walking distance. All cabins are equipped with fire extinguishers, wash basin, metal pail, shovel, broom, dust pan, bunks (vinyl covered mattresses), CSA-approved wood stove and chimney with heat shields, table and chairs.

What to Bring

Sleeping bags, air mattresses, cooking stove, pots and pans, utensils, flashlight, lantern, matches, food, drinking water.

Restrictions

Domestic animals (pets) are not permitted in the facility or on site and smoking is prohibited in all facilities.

Parking

​Parking for 2 vehicles is included in the rental fee.

How to Reserve

Call 1-888-ONT-PARK (1-888-668-7275)

(or 1-519-826-5290 for outside of North America)

Backcountry Cabin

Number at Park: 1 Site Number(s) / Name: Highview # 758

The original Highview Cabin in Algonquin was built in 1922 as headquarters for fire rangers on patrol. It was destroyed by fire in 1928 and rebuilt in that year. This one room, open concept log cabin is located just off the Nipissing River west of the 840m portage to Gibson Lake. It could take one or two days to access this cabin by canoe, depending on your access point.

Sleeps: 4 Amenities

All cabins are equipped with fire extinguishers, wash basin, metal pail, shovel, broom, dust pan, bunks (no mattresses), CSA-approved wood stove and chimney with heat shields, table and chairs, and an outside closed-in toilet.

What to Bring

Sleeping bags, air mattresses, cooking stove, pots and pans, utensils, flashlight, lantern, matches, food, drinking water. Appropriate cold weather gear for winter.

Restrictions

Domestic animals (pets) are not permitted in the facility or on site and smoking is prohibited in all facilities.

Parking

Not Accessible

How to Reserve

Call 1-888-ONT-PARK (1-888-668-7275)

(or 1-519-826-5290 for outside of North America)

Backcountry Cabin

Number at Park: 1 Site Number(s) / Name: Crooked Chute # 762

Construction of the original Crooked Chute Cabin was completed in 1929. It served as a shelter for rangers covering the Petawawa log drive. It was replaced with a modified replica in 1997 using logs donated by the Shaw Lumber Co. of Pembroke and with the assistance of the Algonquin Forestry Authority.

Sleeps: 8 Amenities

All cabins are equipped with fire extinguishers, wash basin, metal pail, shovel, broom, dust pan, bunks (no mattresses), CSA-approved wood stove and chimney with heat shields, table and chairs, and an outside closed-in toilet.

What to Bring

Sleeping bags, air mattresses, cooking stove, pots and pans, utensils, flashlight, lantern, matches, food, drinking water.

Restrictions

Domestic animals (pets) are not permitted in the facility or on site and smoking is prohibited in all facilities.

Parking

Not Accessible

How to Reserve

Call 1-888-ONT-PARK (1-888-668-7275)

(or 1-519-826-5290 for outside of North America)

Backcountry Cabin

Number at Park: 1 Site Number(s) / Name: Brent Deputy Ranger # 764

Brent Deputy Ranger Cabin was built as an ice house in the 1930s but was eventually converted to the Deputy Chief Ranger’s home in Brent. The original cabin was completely restored and visitors now enjoy a one room open-concept log cabin with an incredible view looking east on Cedar Lake.

Sleeps: 2 Amenities
  • Accessible by vehicle
  • One room open concept
  • Bunk bed – double bunk on bottom, single on top (vinyl-covered mattresses)
  • Table & 2 chairs
  • Couch & chair
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Propane heat
  • Solar-powered lighting
  • BBQ (propane supplied)
  • Propane stove-top
  • NO refrigerator
  • Vault toilets nearby
  • Drinking water in nearby campground
  • Fire pit available
  • Wash basin, metal pail
  • Shovel, broom & dustpan
What to Bring

Sleeping bags, linen, personal toiletries, pots and pans, utensils, flashlight, lantern, matches, food.

Restrictions

Domestic animals (pets) are not permitted in the facility or on site and smoking is prohibited in all facilities.

Parking

​Parking for 1 vehicle is included in the rental fee.

How to Reserve

Call 1-888-ONT-PARK (1-888-668-7275)

(or 1-519-826-5290 for outside of North America)

Backcountry Cabin

Number at Park: 1 Site Number(s) / Name: Brent # 763

Brent Cabin is located on a peninsula jutting out from the north shore of Cedar Lake. Construction of the Brent Deputy Chief Ranger’s headquarters was begun in 1932. This large cabin has three bedrooms (the bunks include mattresses), a livingroom with stone fireplace, and a kitchen.

Sleeps: 10 Amenities

Modern conveniences include a propane stove, fridge and lights. Vault toilets are a short walk away. All cabins are equipped with fire extinguishers, wash basin, metal pail, shovel, broom, dust pan, bunks (vinyl covered mattresses), table and chairs. There is drinking water available from the adjacent campground.

What to Bring

Sleeping bags, linen, personal toiletries, pots and pans, utensils, flashlight, lantern, matches, food.

Restrictions

Domestic animals (pets) are not permitted in the facility or on site and smoking is prohibited in all facilities.

Parking

​Park for 3 vehicles is included in the rental fee.

How to Reserve

Call 1-888-ONT-PARK (1-888-668-7275)

(or 1-519-826-5290 for outside of North America)

Backcountry Cabin

Number at Park: 1 Site Number(s) / Name: Bissett Road # 756

Bissett Road Cabin is located in a very secluded location about one km inside the Algonquin boundary off the Bissett Road. This one room log cabin was built in 1922 by the first District Forester for the Department of Lands and Forests as a moose hunting camp.

Sleeps: 4 Amenities

All cabins are equipped with fire extinguishers, wash basin, metal pail, shovel, broom, dust pan, bunks (no mattresses), CSA-approved wood stove and chimney with heat shields, table and chairs, and an outside closed-in toilet.

What to Bring

Sleeping bags, air mattresses, cooking stove, pots and pans, utensils, flashlight, lantern, matches, food, drinking water.

Restrictions

Domestic animals (pets) are not permitted in the facility or on site and smoking is prohibited in all facilities.

Parking How to Reserve

Call 1-888-ONT-PARK (1-888-668-7275)

(or 1-519-826-5290 for outside of North America)

Backcountry Cabin

Number at Park: 1 Site Number(s) / Name: Birchcliffe #760

Birchcliffe Cabin was built in 1962. This log sided cabin sits right on Birchcliffe Lake in Algonquin. It has two bedrooms with an open concept kitchen and dining area. Accessible only by canoe, it could take one or two days to reach this cabin, depending on which access point you leave from.

Sleeps: 4 Amenities

All cabins are equipped with fire extinguishers, wash basin, metal pail, shovel, broom, dust pan, bunks (no mattresses), CSA-approved wood stove and chimney with heat shields, table and chairs, and an outside closed-in toilet.

What to Bring

Sleeping bags, air mattresses, cooking stove, pots and pans, utensils, flashlight, lantern, matches, food, drinking water.

Restrictions

Domestic animals (pets) are not permitted in the facility or on site and smoking is prohibited in all facilities.

Parking

Not Accessible

How to Reserve

Call 1-888-ONT-PARK (1-888-668-7275)

(or 1-519-826-5290 for outside of North America)

Backcountry Cabin

Number at Park: 1 Site Number(s) / Name: Big Crow # 757

Big Crow Cabin, with its boathouse and fire tower, was built in 1956. The fire tower was one of the last in Ontario to be used for fire detection up to the mid ‘70s. The cabin has two bedrooms complete with a kitchen and living area. It will normally take one day to reach this cabin.

Sleeps: 4 Amenities

All cabins are equipped with fire extinguishers, wash basin, metal pail, shovel, broom, dust pan, bunks (no mattresses), CSA-approved wood stove and chimney with heat shields, table and chairs, and an outside closed-in toilet.

What to Bring

Sleeping bags, air mattresses, cooking stove, pots and pans, utensils, flashlight, lantern, matches, food, drinking water.

Restrictions

Tents outside are not permitted. Domestic animals (pets) are not permitted in the facility or on site and smoking is prohibited in all facilities.

Parking

Not Accessible

How to Reserve

Call 1-888-ONT-PARK (1-888-668-7275)

(or 1-519-826-5290 for outside of North America)

Yurt

Number at Park: 7 Site Number(s) / Name: 34, 36, 38, 49, 54, 62, 65

There are seven yurts available year-round at the Mew Lake Campground.

Sleeps: 6 Amenities

Each yurt is equipped with two sets of futon bunk beds and sleeps up to six. Inside the yurt, campers will also find dishes (from May 1 to Thanksgiving) table and chairs, and a broom and dustpan. The yurt has electrical heat, fluorescent lighting, and one electrical outlet. Outside, yurt sites are equipped with a picnic table, BBQ (Note: BBQ only available from May 1st to Thanksgiving) and fire pit.

What to Bring

Visitors should bring their own bedding, cookware and dishes.

Restrictions Parking How to Reserve

Reservations can be made online or through our call centre by calling 1-888-ONT-PARK.

Yurt

Number at Park: 1 Site Number(s) / Name: 41

One lakeside yurt is available at the Achray Campground.

Sleeps: 6 Amenities

It is equipped with two sets of futon bunk beds and sleeps up to six. Inside the yurt campers will also find a table and chairs, and a broom and dustpan. Outside, the yurt is equipped with a picnic table, propane barbeque and fire pit.

What to Bring

Visitors should bring their own bedding, cookware and dishes.

Restrictions Parking How to Reserve

Reservations can be made online or through our call centre by calling 1-888-ONT-PARK.