Killarney

Backcountry Camping

There are 183 backcountry canoe-in sites and 33 backcountry hike-in sites. Winter camping in the backcountry is available, however camping on existing summer campsites is prohibited. This is to protect the campsites from negative impacts that winter camping can cause. Winter campsites should be 30 metres from the shoreline of lakes, portages and trails. Sheltered areas near small bays and smaller interior lakes are recommended for winter campsites.

Car Camping

George Lake Campground is open for camping all year. The main gates are closed during the snowy season and the campground and yurts become “walk in” from approximately the end of November to the beginning of May.

Campground campsites can be booked online or by phoning 1-888-668-7275. There are no reservations available from Thanksgiving to April.

Radio-Free Camping

Campground “D” – sites #82 to #113 including the East Beach are radio-free.

Roofed Accommodation

Camp Cabin

Number at Park: 2 Site Number(s) / Name: 137, 138

The camp cabin is a rustic one room cabin with wood interior and a screened in front porch. The cabin sleeps five on a queen bed and double/single bunk bed.

Sleeps: 5 Amenities

The cabin features a kitchenette with a microwave, mini fridge, coffee maker, kettle and counter space. There is a dining table and chairs for inside meals. Outside you will find a gas barbeque and picnic table. A propane fireplace provides a cozy temperature and atmosphere inside.

The camp cabin is within approximately 300m from the park office. Outside the office there are two heated washrooms with a tap for potable water. There is also a privy toilet located approximately 100m from the cabin.

What to Bring

Visitors should bring their own bedding, food, pots, pans, dishes, cutlery and other personal items.

Restrictions

Please note that pets are not permitted in the camp cabin and smoking is prohibited.

Parking

Parking for one vehicle is included in your rental fee. In the winter month visitors will leave their vehicles at the park office and take all gear down to the cabin using a toboggan. Toboggans are provided by the park.

How to Reserve

Reservations can be made online or through our call centre by phoning 1-888-ONT-PARK. When reserving online select “Roofed Accommodation” as your reservation type

Yurt

Number at Park: 6 Site Number(s) / Name: Y1, Y2, Y3, Y4, Y5, Y6

Killarney’s six yurts are located in the George Lake Campground in their own site away from other campers. A short walk of 70m to 200m will take you to your accommodation.

Sleeps: 6 Amenities

All six yurts are available year round. Each yurt sleep six people on two sets of bunk beds; each a double lower mattress and twin upper mattress. Inside, your yurt has lighting, electric heat and a power outlet.

Outside you will find a propane barbecue, two picnic tables and a fire pit. Yurts 3, 4, 5, and 6 also have an outdoor dining area with roof. A metal bear proof food storage locker is available at each yurt.

Parking is available nearby but not on the yurt site. A wagon is available to transport your gear to the yurt. Vault privies are located very close to the yurts and a comfort station is a short distance away.

What to Bring

Campers should bring their own bedding, cookstove, cookware, dishes, food and other personal items.

Restrictions

Please note that domestic animals (pets) are not permitted in the yurt or on site and smoking is prohibited in all facilities. Cooking in yurts is not permitted.

Parking

Parking is available nearby but not on the yurt site. A wagon is available to transport your gear to the yurt. Parking for one vehicle is included in your rental fee.

How to Reserve

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

Special Notes

Special Notes:

  • Summer: 2:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Shoulder Season: 2:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Winter Season (November through April): 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • In the winter season, campers must book at least three days in advance.

If you arrive after office hours or on days when staff are not available, an incoming yurt reservation package will be left for you in the Self Serve Reservation Kiosk.