Driftwood

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.

Boating

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

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.

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!)

Hiking

The Oak Highland Trails:
1 km Riverview Loop and 2.5 km Beaver Pond Loop; moderate

This trail climbs steeply to a lookout with a panoramic view of the Ottawa River.

The Chevrier Creek Trails:
4 loops vary in range from 1.3 – 3.7 km loop; moderate

Swimming

The refreshing, cool, clear waters of the Ottawa River provide a relaxing way to spend a warm summer day. A sandy camper’s beach stretches the entire length of the Ottawa Campground adjacent to many of the campsites. A separate day-use area provides a smaller, more private sand beach. A free Personal Floatation Device (PFD) loan program is provided at the park office.