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Fitzroy

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What you'll like:

  • Great family camping park with large campsites; swim, hike or relax by the beach
  • Stay at the park and explore the Ottawa Valley or visit the nation’s capital - only one hour away
  • Located at the junction of the meandering Carp River and the mighty Ottawa River
  • See century-old White Pine forest and a stand of 200-year-old Bur Oak
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Camping Experiences

By the Numbers

  • Total Campsites - 235
  • Electrical Campsites - 106
  • Group Campsites - 6

Camping

Fitzroy Provincial Park is a destination park where visitors come to explore the nation’s capital and the ecotourism opportunities in the Upper Ottawa Valley.  The park offers over 200 car camping sites, many of which are large enough to accommodate large trailers.  Visitors can enjoy our large clean beach on the Ottawa River where canoe and kayaking rentals are available through the park store.


 

Car Camping

Fitzroy has over 200 campsites in two campgrounds; Pine Grove and Two Rivers. Waterfront campsites are available on the Carp and Ottawa Rivers which bisect the park. Some electrical sites are available in each campground. Amenities such as water taps, comfort stations and laundry facilities are located centrally in each campground. Two Rivers Campground has a small beach which is great for families with small children.

 

Group Camping

Fitzroy has six large group campsites that can accommodate 50 to 100 visitors, depending on equipment. These sites are ideal for youth groups and families. Vault toilets and water taps are located throughout this area.

Reservations are required and can be made, starting the first Monday in April, by calling the park directly: 613-623-5159.

Highlights of Things to Do

Fitzroy is known for its large campsites and excellent day-use facility. The park is ideally located for local exploration; visitors can make day trips into Ottawa or travel to the upper Ottawa Valley to enjoy ecotourism activities.

The park has a store that is well stocked with groceries, camping equipment and souvenirs for the whole family. Both beaches are clean and ideal for families with small children.


Just the Facts

 
Hiking
Take only pictures, leave only footprints: don't bring any plants, animals or other natural objects with you. Park regulations prohibit this. For more information on Leave No Trace practices, visit www.leavenotrace.ca.

Carp Trail, 1 km, easy
Follow the banks of the Carp River through a mature forest.

Terraces Trail - 2 km, moderate
This trail takes visitors along a geological journey. See shale pillars that stand as testaments to the erosive power of water and fields that are strewn with erratics - massive boulders left by glaciers.

 
Canoeing

Paddlers can explore the Ottawa River and its shoreline around the park. Visitors can bring their own canoe/kayak or rent one from the park store.

 
Swimming

There are two beaches in the park. The main beach is located in the day-use area with ample parking and a comfort station. The camper’s beach is located in Two Rivers Campground and is ideal for families with small children.

 
Boating

There is a small boat launch into the Ottawa River that can accommodate small fishing boats, canoes and kayaks. This facility is influenced by fluctuating water levels in the river.

 
Fishing

The Ottawa River provides excellent fishing opportunities for walleye, pike, bass and panfish. Cast your line at the park dock, along the shoreline or near Butternut Island where the Ottawa and Carp rivers meet.

 
Birding

The park offers ample opportunities for birders to see killdeer, flickers, warblers, goldfinches. The annual fall migration of geese and ducks is also popular.

 
Winter Activities

Fitzroy, in partnership with West Carleton Nordic Ski Club, provides 20 km of groomed cross-country ski trails for traditional and skate skiing.

Amenities

Visitors come to enjoy the spacious campsites, to rest and relax in a family atmosphere while experiencing the clean beaches and hiking trails. Ample parking and a comfort station are available at the day-use area.

Just the Facts

 
Comfort Station(s)

Both the Pine Grove and Two Rivers Campgrounds have a centrally located comfort station with flush toilets and showers.

 
Flush Toilets

Flush toilets are located at the comfort stations in each campground and at the day-use area beach.

 
Barrier Free Access

All comfort stations offer barrier-free access. There is also a wheelchair ramp at the day-use area.

 
Day Use Area

Fitzroy offers a large day-use area for swimming, picnicking and canoeing, along with a volleyball court. The park has three large separate picnic areas with a group barbecue. Reservations are required. Please call the park directly at 613-623-5159.

 
Laundry

Laundry facilities are available at the comfort stations located centrally in each campground.

 
Boat Launch

There is a small boat launch into the Ottawa River that can accommodate small fishing boats, canoes and kayaks. This facility is influenced by fluctuating water levels in the river.

 
Rentals

Canoe/kayak rentals are available at the park store.

 
Park Store

The park store offers groceries, snacks, camping supplies, souvenirs and every kid’s favourite - ice cream. Campers can also purchase firewood or rent canoes and kayaks at the park store.

 
French Language Services

Park staff are available to assist you in both French and English.

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.


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