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McRae Point

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What you'll like:

  • Pull-through sites for large and extra large equipment
  • On the shores of Lake Simcoe near Orillia
  • 1.2 km nature trail
  • Boat launch and boat rentals close by
  • Swimming
  • Novelty ice cream, firewood, ice, and Ontario Parks merchandise available at Registration Office
  • Restaurants, gas stations, shopping and convenience stores within a 15 min drive.
  • Only 15 minute drive from Casino Rama
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Camping Experiences

By the Numbers

  • Total Campsites - 203
  • Electrical Campsites - 166

Camping

McRae Point offers car camping with over 80 per cent of the campsites offering electrical service. Many sites are pull-through for large and extra large camping equipment and two sites are barrier-free.  Most of the park’s campsites are available for reservation from the Friday prior to Victoria Day up to and including Labour Day.


 

Car Camping

McRae Point offers car camping in the North and South Campgrounds.  The North Campground is fully serviced with electricity and has large pull-through sites that accommodate extra large trailers and motorhomes.  There are fully serviced washroom and shower buildings located in this campground with smaller washrooms found throughout. The South Campground is a campground that features both electrical and non-electrical campsites.  This campground has access to the shower buildings in the North Campground and has washrooms located throughout.

Highlights of Things to Do

Visitors enjoy McRae Point’s large day-use area as well as a lovely trail that winds through the perimeter of the park.

The park is also a great base from which to explore Orillia’s area attractions including Casino Rama, summer boat cruises, and the Stephen Leacock Museum (summer home of famed writer). Take in some live performances at the Orillia Opera House and the Mariposa Folk Festival.


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.

Tucked away in McRae Point Provincial Park, is The Water’s Edge Trail. This trail offers visitors the chance to explore a diverse ecosystem and makes for a memorable experience at McRae Point. The start of the trail is located near our boat launch and will guide you along Lake Simcoe to a section of boardwalk, passing through lush hardwood swamp, rich in a variety of ferns. Further along the trail you will come out to a point known for magnificent sunsets over Lake Simcoe.

 
Swimming

McRae Point offers a large designated swimming area for visitors.

 
Boating

McRae Point has boat launch facilities and its location on Lake Simcoe offers access to the Trent Severn Waterway.

 
Fishing

Lake Simcoe offers great fishing opportunities for the avid angler.

 
Biking

Visitors are welcome to cycle on park roads.

 
Birding

McRae is host to 79 species of birds including the Yellow-throated Vireo and Pileated Woodpecker.

 
Hunting

For information about hunting at McRae Point Provincial Park, you can visit the Ministry of Natural Resources web page at www.mnr.gov.on.ca. The annual Hunting Regulations Summary publication is available at Service Ontario on their website under the Publications tab at http://www.publications.serviceontario.ca
You could also call the Ministry of Natural Resources Information Centre at 1-800-667-1940.

Amenities

McRae Point has both fully serviced comfort stations and those with flush toilets only. The park offers a large day-use area and has a Personal Floatation Device rental program ($30 refundable fee) available at our Registration Office. McRae Point does not have a park store but you can purchase wood, ice, ice cream, small snack food, and Ontario Parks Merchandise at our Registration Office.

Just the Facts

 
Comfort Station(s)

McRae Point offers fully serviced comfort stations in the North Campground and comfort stations with flush toilets in the South Campground. Barrier-free washrooms are available in both campgrounds.

 
Flush Toilets

Flush toilets are found in comfort stations in the North and South Campgrounds.

 
Barrier Free Access

Barrier-free washrooms are available in both the North and South campgrounds. There are two electrical barrier-free sites (#51 and #53) that can be reserved through the Ontario Parks website and reservation call centre.

 
Day Use Area

Our large day-use area is available upon purchase of a valid day use permit, summer pass, annual pass or if you have a valid camping permit. The day-use area is open daily from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. from the second Friday in May until the Thanksgiving Monday.  No alcohol is permitted in our day-use area at any time, day or night.  If you are bringing pets, they must be leashed at all times, including our off-season and they are not permitted on the beach.

 
Boat Launch

McRae Point has boat launch facilities and its location on Lake Simcoe offers access to the Trent Severn Waterway.

 
Rentals

Personal Floatation Devices can be borrowed with a $30 refundable deposit for each jacket at our Registration Office.

Park Location

Campground Maps (online)

Online Map

Park Maps (pdf)

Park Overview - pdf

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.


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