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Driftwood

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What you'll like:

  • Waterfront campsites on the Ottawa River
  • Panoramic views of the scenic Upper Ottawa Valley and Laurentian Hills
  • Beautiful sunsets
  • Peaceful, family-oriented setting
  • Ideal base camp for exploring this section of the Ottawa River and the mouth of the Dumoine river by sea-kayak
  • Large sandy beach
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Camping Experiences

By the Numbers

  • Total Campsites - 81
  • Electrical Campsites - 20
  • Group Campsites - 2

Camping

The park’s location on the beautiful Ottawa River offers visitors the opportunity to enjoy canoeing, kayaking and fishing in close proximity to its campsites.  A small and intimate park, that provides a quiet and relaxing getaway for families.  Many of the sites are on the waterfront, with views of the Laurentian Hills.


 

Car Camping

Ottawa Campground is the larger campground with two thirds of the park’s campsites located here. There is a full-service, barrier-free comfort station that includes showers, flush toilets and laundry facilities. Many of the campsites are waterfront. All campsites are non-electrical and have a picnic table and fire ring.

All campsites in Brumm Campground are electrical and are geared toward larger trailer units and RVs. Pull-through campsites are available and each site has a picnic table and fire ring.

 

Group Camping

Two group campsites are available to larger, organized groups. The sites may be reserved by contacting the park directly at (613) 586-2553

Highlights of Things to Do

Located on the mighty Ottawa River, Driftwood Provincial Park is an ideal place to spend your family vacation. Hiking, canoeing, motorboating, fishing and relaxing on the beach ensures that there is never a lack of things to do or places to explore. The river has been a route of travel and trade for millennia and is in rich in history.

The park is located along the Trans-Canada Highway, making it a good spot to stop along the way. Its location also makes it a good base for exploring the Upper Ottawa River Valley and the north side of Algonquin Provincial Park.


Just the Facts

 
Canoeing

The park is located on the Ottawa River directly across from the mouth of the Dumoine River, which is a popular wilderness canoe route, making the park a good place to camp before and after your trip. Calm days provide great opportunities for exploration.

A number of canoe routes are also found in Algonquin Provincial Park which provides good day trips from Driftwood.

 
Boating

The Ottawa River is well renowned for boating and other water-based recreational activities.

 
Fishing

You can fish for Walleye, Northern Pike and Small-mouth Bass in the Ottawa River. Nearby lakes are stocked with Splake, Lake and Brook Trout. The Dumoine River on the Quebec side of the Ottawa River, directly across from the park, is known for its excellent Walleye fishing. (Don’t forget to buy a Quebec fishing licence!)

 
Biking

Biking is a popular activity on the main park roads.

 
Birding

A variety of songbirds that use the adjacent waterway are regularly sighted in the park. Keep an eye out and an ear open for the many species of brightly coloured warblers that nest in the park.

Amenities

The park is equipped with many amenities to make your vacation relaxing and comfortable including a barrier-free comfort station with flush toilets, showers, laundry facilities as well as boat rentals and a park store.

Just the Facts

 
Comfort Station(s)

The comfort station, located in the Ottawa East Campground is a modern facility with showers, flush toilets and laundry facilities.

 
Flush Toilets

Both the comfort station and small washrooms located throughout the campground contain flush toilets.

 
Barrier Free Access

A barrier-free site is located beside the comfort station in Ottawa East Campground and can be reserved through the Ontario Parks central reservation service.

 
Day Use Area

The day-use area provides a small sand beach and grassed picnic area on the shores of the Ottawa River.

 
Laundry

A coin operated washer and dryer is located at the comfort station.

 
Boat Launch

A boat launch and small docking facility is provided for access to the Ottawa River.

 
Rentals

Rental canoes are conveniently located in the campground and day-use area on the shores of the Ottawa River. Rentals include Personal Floatation Devices (PFDs), paddles and a boat safety kit.

A motorboat is also available for rent.  Arrangements for rentals can be made at the park office.

 
Park Store

Canoe rentals, ice, firewood and a selection of souvenir merchandise can be purchased at the park store.

 
Pet Exercise Area

Park Location

Campground Maps (online)

Online Map

Park Maps (pdf)

Park Overview - pdf

Fire Ban

None

There is no fire ban at this time.

Boil Water

No

There is no boil water advisory at this time.

Beach Posting

No

There is no beach posting at this time.


Driftwood Provincial Park

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