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Lake St. Peter

Lake St. Peter Provincial Park - main photo of the park

What you'll like:

  • Large lake to explore by boat; great fishing opportunities
  • Beautiful sandy beaches for swimming
  • Spend the day at nearby Algonquin or Silent Lake Provincial Parks, free for day-use with your camping permit from Lake St. Peter
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Camping Experiences

By the Numbers

  • Total Campsites - 65
  • Electrical Campsites - 26

Camping

Lake St. Peter is a small, quiet campground offering campers all of the amenities of a larger park.


 

Car Camping

Lake St. Peter has over fifty beautiful campsites to offer visitors. They are spacious, comfortable and sheltered by the mixed forest. Many of the sites will accommodate large trailers. There are several electrical sites and waterfront sites to choose from. All sites are close to drinking water taps and vault toilets. A centrally located comfort station has washrooms, showers and laundry facilities.

Highlights of Things to Do

Lake St. Peter offers a variety of outdoor activities for the nature enthusiast and for those enjoying a quiet retreat. Enjoy exploring the park offshore, with canoe, kayak and paddleboat rentals. The park boasts a large picturesque, sandy shoreline, with horseshoe pits, a volleyball court and picnic areas. Lake St. Peter caters to anglers and boaters, who can launch from the ramp at the tip of the peninsula. The Lookout Trail crosses rugged terrain and leads to a spectacular lookout over the lake. Hikers can also enjoy the longer Cabin Trail, which branches off the Lookout Trail, to explore the history and inhabitants of an abandoned log cabin on the route.


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.

Lookout Trail 2.5 km (1.5 hours) Strenuous
This trail crosses rugged terrain, passes close to a kettle lake and leads to a spectacular lookout over the lake.

Cabin Trail 4km (2 hours) Strenuous
Named after an abandoned log cabin; this trail branches off the Lookout Trail after the lookout.

Hastings Heritage Trail
Lake St. Peter is the northern terminus of the Hastings Heritage Trail. Located two kilometers from the park, the trail is open year-round to hikers, cyclists, horseback riders, skiers, dogsledders, snowmobilers and recreational vehicle operators.

 
Canoeing

Rent a canoe, kayak or a paddleboat at the park for the day and explore Lake St. Peter.

 
Swimming

Lake St. Peter has two sandy beaches, both of which are marked with buoy lines. There are no lifeguards at the beaches and pets are not permitted.

 
Boating

Motorboats are permitted on Lake St. Peter and can be launched at the park’s boat launch located at the eastern end of the park.

 
Fishing

Lake St. Peter is known for Lake Trout and bass. Although you can fish from the shoreline, for best results try fishing from a boat or canoe.

 
Biking

There are no dedicated cycling trails in the park, but local forest access and municipal roads provide excellent cycling opportunities. The Hastings Heritage Trail is open to cyclists and is only two kilometres away.

 
Birding

Warblers, thrushes, chickadees, woodpeckers and Great Blue Herons all make their home at Lake St. Peter.

 
Hunting

Hunting in this park is subject to the Ontario Hunting Regulations. Certain restrictions apply. For more information, contact the park or your local Ministry of Natural Resources office.

Amenities

Lake St. Peter offers several electrical sites and waterfront sites to choose from. Enjoy the park amenities that are within easy walking distance of each other. All sites are close to drinking water taps and vault toilets. A centrally located comfort station has washrooms, showers and laundry facilities.

Just the Facts

 
Comfort Station(s)

Enjoy the luxury of a modern comfort station, centrally located and easily accessible from all areas of the campground.

 
Flush Toilets

Flush toilets are located in the comfort station.

 
Barrier Free Access

The comfort station located centrally in the campground offers barrier-free access.

 
Day Use Area

Lake St. Peter boasts of a beautiful sandy beach with a large picnic area, a volleyball court and horseshoe pits. It is ideal for families.

 
Laundry

Laundry facilities are located in the comfort station.

 
Boat Launch

A boat launch is located at the tip of the peninsula, in the most eastern part of the park.

 
Rentals

Canoes, kayaks, and a paddleboat are available for rent at the park office.

 
Park Store

Located at the park entrance, the park store sells camping supplies including ice and firewood, and park souvenirs.

Park Location

Campground Maps (online)

Online Map

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.


Lake St. Peter Provincial Park

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