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Makobe-Grays River

The park is closed until further notice due a significant risk from nearby forest fires. We hope to have the park reopened as soon as it is safe to do so.

Campsite reservation holders will be contacted and offered a full refund or the possibility to change their reservation with no penalty, depending on availability. For more information on reservation cancellations or changes, please contact the Ontario Parks Reservations Call Centre at 1-888-668-7275 from 7:00 am to 9:00 pm Eastern Time. To receive a penalty-free refund, please do not cancel or change reservations online.

We are monitoring conditions daily.  Please visit for updates.


What You'll Like :

  • The Makobe River is one of the wild whitewater rivers that flow from the headwaters contained in Lady Evelyn-Smoothwater Provincial Park.
  • In the high water levels of spring and early summer, many of the numerous rapids may be run as Class I and ll by skilled whitewater paddlers, for a short but challenging trip.
  • The Makobe River has cut a series of narrow canyons through shield bedrock as it flows northward from the height of land to the Montreal River.
  • During summer, canoeing consists mainly of flatwater with some moving water, lining and numerous portages.
  • This waterway park offers numerous small waterfalls, scenic ravines and fishing.

General Information

(705) 569-3205
Size: 1427.00 ha
Year established: 1985
Park Classification: Waterway
24 Finlayson Park Road
P0H 2H0

2018 Operating Dates


Park / Campground Usage (day use, camping, etc.) Opening and Closing
Makobe-Grays River April 27, 2018 to October 28, 2018