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Murphys Point

September 18, 2018

ROAD CONSTRUCTION. FULL CLOSURE: NO VEHICLE ACCESS FROM SEPTEMBER 24th to SEPTEMBER 27th, 2018 along a 6 km section of gravel road on County Road 21 (Lally Road), west of the park. The full closure construction zone begins at the County Road 14/Lally Road turn off and continues until 500 meters before the Murphys Point entrance. If you're coming from the west/southwest, we suggest taking highways 7 or 10 all the way to Perth or highway 15 to Lombardy, then County Road 1 and, finally, County Road 21 to access Murphys Point from the east/northeast. Please note that during this time there will be no guided tours and no vehicle access to the Silver Queen Mine or the Lally Homestead trails.  

What You'll Like :

  • Located on Big Rideau Lake, part of the historic Rideau Waterway
  • Silver Queen Mine, an early 1900s mica mine
  • Tours of the mine and other regular interpretive programs from end of June to Labour Day and fall weekends
  • Hiking trails groomed in the winter for skiing
  • Car and RV camping, group camping, backcountry camping (boat-in sites on the Rideau)
  • Great mix of wildlife habitat: forest, wetland, old fields and three lakes

General Information

Size: 1238.78 ha
Year established: 1967
Park Classification: Natural Environment
2243 Elmgrove Road, R.R. 5
K7H 3C7

2018 Operating Dates


Park / Campground Usage (day use, camping, etc.) Opening and Closing
Murphys Point May 11, 2018 to October 9, 2018
Murphys Point May 18, 2018 to October 7, 2018
Murphys Point December 8, 2018 to March 10, 2019
This park has a Friends Group
Learn to Camp is available at this park
Lifejacket lending program
Canadian Heritage Rivers System