Lady Evelyn-Smoothwater

Backcountry Camping

The parks does not take reservations as many of the routes see few people. Some sections and campsites can be busy, however, especially on the lakes leading to Maple Mountain (Tupper and Hobart) and the three waterfalls on the North Channel of the Lady Evelyn River leading into Sucker Gut Lake – Franks Falls, Centre Falls and Helen Falls.

As a wilderness class park, Lady Evelyn-Smoothwater has special rules for camping. There is a can and bottle ban, so all foodstuffs must be carried in other types of containers. All garbage must be packed out. Camping is only permitted on authorized campsites. Campfires must be kept to existing fire pits to reduce the impact on the site and reduce the risk of forest fires. Campfires must be put out completely, dowsed with water, at the end of each day and before leaving your campsite.

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.