Backcountry

Backcountry Reservations and Interior Permits

Parks with reservations in advance

Types of Bookings

  • Lake zone/area - Lake zone/area bookings require campers to book a lake zone/ area. Specific sites are not allocated. As such, specific sites are first-come-first-serve in the lake zone or area campers have booked.
  • Specific Campsite - With Specific campsite bookings, campers make a reservation for a specific site.
  • Entry quota - With Entry quota booking, campers need to pick up a backcountry permit from one of the many ranger stations surrounding the park. A certain number of permits are permitted at each access point.
Park Skill Level Access Type Booking Type Reservation Method
Algonquin All skill levels Drive to Lake Zone/Area Reservation Service
Bon Echo Beginner Drive to Specific Campsite Reservation Service
Charleston Lake Beginner Drive to Specific Campsite Reservation Service
Esker Lakes Beginner Drive to Specific Campsite Call Park -
705-568-7677 (summer)
705-272-7107 (winter)
Frontenac Intermediate Drive to Specific Campsite Reservation Service
Fushimi Lake Beginner Drive to Specific Campsite Reservation Service
Grundy Lake Beginner Drive to Specific Campsite Reservation Service
Halfway Lake Specific Campsite Call Park - 705-965-2702
Kawartha Highlands All skill levels Drive to Specific Campsite Reservation Service
Killarney All skill levels Drive to Lake Zone/Area Reservation Service
Murphys Point Beginner Drive to Specific Campsite Reservation Service
Neys Beginner Drive to Specific Campsite Call Park -
Spring/Summer (807) 229-1624

Fall/Winter (807) 825-3403
Quetico Intermediate Drive to/ Paddle-In Entry Quota Reservation Service
Restoule Beginner Drive to Specific Campsite Call Park - 705-729-2010
The Massasauga All skill levels Drive to Specific Campsite Reservation Service

Parks without reservations in advance

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.

Types de réservations

  • Premier arrivé, premier servi – Selon ce principe, il n’est pas nécessaire de réserver. Enregistrez-vous à l’arrivée au parc. Si des campeurs arrivent à un emplacement déjà occupé en totalité, ils devront poursuivre leur route jusqu’au prochain emplacement disponible.

Système d’inscription pour l’intérieur de Parcs Ontario

Saviez-vous qu’il y a maintenant une autre solution vous permettant d’obtenir vos « permis intérieurs » en ligne avant d’arriver au parc? Le système d’inscription pour l’intérieur des parcs vous permet d’obtenir vos permis de camping intérieur deux semaines avant la date de votre arrivée dans l’un des parcs répertoriés ci-dessous. Remarque : Cette inscription ne constitue pas une réservation et ne vous garantit pas d’obtenir un emplacement lorsque vous vous présentez à l’accueil.

  • Il s’agit d’une solution (en ligne) différente pour obtenir votre permis interne; il NE S’AGIT PAS d’un système de réservation.
  • Vous pouvez récupérer vos permis intérieurs en personne, comme par les années passées. Veuillez communiquer avec le parc que vous désirez visiter pour obtenir des détails sur les emplacements vous permettant d’obtenir un permis.
  • Toutes les inscriptions « intérieures » sont définitives. Aucun changement ne peut être réalisé et aucun remboursement ne peut être accordé par l’entremise de ce système d’obtention de permis en ligne.
Park Skill Level Access Type Booking Type Reservation Method Online Permits
Biscotasi Lake Intermediate Drive to/ Rail First-come-first-serve n/a n/a
French River Intermediate Drive to First-come-first-serve n/a Online Permits
Lady Evelyn-Smoothwater Advanced Fly-in/ Paddle-in/ Forest Access Road First-come-first-serve n/a Online Permits
Lake Superior All skill levels Drive to/ Rail First-come-first-serve n/a n/a
Makobe-Grays River Advanced Paddle-in/ Fly-in First-come-first-serve n/a Online Permits
Missinaibi Advanced Fly-in/ Paddle-in/ Forest Access Road First-come-first-serve n/a n/a
Mississagi Beginner Drive to First-come-first-serve n/a n/a
Obabika River Intermediate Paddle-in/ Fly-in First-come-first-serve n/a Online Permits
Sleeping Giant Advanced Drive to First-come-first-serve n/a n/a
Solace Intermediate Paddle-in/ Fly-in First-come-first-serve n/a Online Permits
Spanish River Intermediate Drive to/ Rail First-come-first-serve n/a n/a
Sturgeon River Advanced Fly-in/ Paddle-in/ Forest Access Road First-come-first-serve n/a Online Permits
Tidewater Intermediate Paddle-in/ Fly-in First-come-first-serve n/a n/a
Wabakimi Advanced Fly-in/ Paddle-in/ Forest Access Road/ Rail First-come-first-serve n/a Online Permits
Wakami Lake Beginner Drive to First-come-first-serve n/a n/a
Woodland Caribou Advanced Paddle-in/ Drive to/ Fly-in First-come-first-serve n/a Online Permits