Makobe-Grays River

Backcountry Camping

When flying into Makobe Lake, the time required preparing for the flight, and the flight itself mean that camping on Banks Lake is the likely end to the first day. There are several campsites on Banks, including one where the Makobe River starts, next to the first falls. Alexander Lake has a number of campsites for the second night, although camping next to a rapid is often a great way to get to sleep. The last day ends at the Town of Elk Lake.

Please Note: Permits are required for all overnight backcountry camping.  For a list of best locations to obtain permits, please contact the park directly.

Types of Bookings

  • First-come-first-served - First-come-first-serve sites don’t require any booking. Register upon arrival at the park or purchase your permit online. If campers arrive at a site that is full, they will have to continue their journey to an available site.

Ontario Parks Interior Registration System

Did you know that there is now an alternate way to obtain your Interior permits online, prior to arriving at some parks? The Interior Registration system allows you to obtain your Interior camping permits up to two weeks in advance of your arrival date for the parks with an online permits option in the table below. Please note: this is not a reservation and does not guarantee you a specific site when you arrive.

  • This is an alternate (online) way to obtain your Interior permit and is NOT a reservation.
  • Interior permits can still be obtained in person as in past years. Please contact the park you plan to visit for more details on permitting locations.
  • All Interior registrations are final. No changes or refunds are allowed through the online permitting system.