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Algonquin Provincial Park - Raccoon Lake Campground

Boat Launch(es)

A boat launch in located in the campground. Please note that outboard motors are limited to 20 hp on Rock Lake.

Park Store

Firewood, ice, and souvenirs are available at the store located in the registration office at Rock Lake.

Pet Exercise Area(s)

A pet recreation area and beach is located at the east side of the Rock Lake Campground near the access point for the Booth Rock Trail. Please note that pets must be kept on a leash and stoop and scoop rules apply. More information on guidelines pertaining to pets while you are camping is available in the park tabloid from any gate house within the park.


There are no rentals available at Raccoon Lake however there are bicycle rentals available at the Two Rivers Store along the highway. Canoe rentals are available from the Outfitters located in the park which deliver to campgrounds.

Visitor Centre

Visitor Centre
The Visitor Centre is open yea- round and features exhibits on the natural and human history of Algonquin, a theatre which plays the video presentation “Images of Algonquin”, a viewing deck that looks out over an amazing Algonquin landscape, bookstore, and “The Algonquin Room” which exhibits Algonquin themed art by local artists.

Logging Museum
The Algonquin Logging Museum brings to life the story of logging from the early square timber days to the last of the great river drives. Start your visit with a video presentation that sums up the logging history of the Algonquin area. On the easy-to-walk 1.5 km trail, a recreated camboose camp and a fascinating steam-powered amphibious tug called an “alligator” are among the many displays. Take a step back in time and learn about this very colourful aspect of Algonquin’s cultural history. As well, the Algonquin Logging Museum has an excellent bookstore staffed by The Friends of Algonquin Park

Art Centre
At km 20, on a small hill next to Found Lake, there sits a giant, hollow sculpture made of stone. Created in 1953, this work of art was the original Park Museum. In 2005, new life was breathed into its earthly presence – as the Algonquin Art Centre!

The Framing Place and Gallery (Huntsville) has been entrusted to carry out this unique project. The central vision of this project is to act as a bridge, connecting the art world with the natural world, as well as to promote the preservation and protection of the environment, from a local to global scale.
Another Art Centre ethic is to make this facility available to everyone. It is wheelchair accessible and the entrance fee is a voluntary admission, where your contribution will be put towards the enhancement of this “open-concept” project.

The Algonquin Art Centre has an indoor gallery, consisting of three wings and a boutique; an outdoor gallery; and a “Green” Gazebo where you can treat yourself to various tasty treats, teas and coffees, or participate in one of the many scheduled art activities for both adults and children.