The park offers ample opportunities for birders to see killdeer, flickers, warblers, goldfinches. The annual fall migration of geese and ducks is also popular.
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.
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.
Join park staff for a Discovery Drop-in during the months of July & August. Bring along your Discovery Activity Book (or pick one up at the Drop-in), and use the equipment and materials provided to explore the park, observe plants and animals, and discover the wonders of nature. Be sure to share your observations with park staff, take the Discovery Ranger Pledge and receive your very own Discover Ranger Button! For more information keep an eye out for weekly calendar of events posted throughout the park.
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.
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.
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.
Fitzroy, in partnership with West Carleton Nordic Ski Club, provides 20 km of groomed cross-country ski trails for traditional and skate skiing.