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Murphys Point

Murphys Point

Backcountry Camping

1. The Experience:

Murphys Point Provincial Park offers an accessible backcountry experience well suited for families and beginners. Located only a short paddle from the main campground, visitors can experience backcountry camping and still take advantage of park facilities such as hiking trails, a beach, Discovery Programs, and a Visitor Centre.

There are great opportunities for wildlife and bird viewing, as the park is home to several unique species. Murphys Point is also ideal for anglers looking to fish on Big Rideau Lake.

All backcountry campsites are located on Big Rideau Lake and accessible by water only. The campsites are known for their seclusion and lakeside views. Each campsite has a picnic table, fire pit, and a shared vault privy.

2. Reservations and Interior Camping Permits

Campsite specific reservations are available online or by phone up to five months in advance of your arrival date. Reservations are recommended to secure your campsite.

Interior camping permits are required for backcountry camping at Murphys Point Provincial Park. Permits can be printed at home within 14 days of your arrival date or can be obtained upon arrival at the park office.

3. Trip Planning

Maps are provided upon check-in at the park office.

Visitors are encouraged to bring their own canoe, but rentals are available by calling the park at 613-267-5060 and reserving one ahead of time or at a local outfitter.

Please be respectful of the natural environment and other visitors. Practice leave-no-trace camping, camp only on designated campsites, and be aware of your surrounding neighbours, ecology, and wildlife. We appreciate your efforts to maintain this pristine environment.

Car Camping

Campers with larger trailers will find the pull-through sites, including many with electrical hook-up, in Hogg Bay Campground convenient. Hogg Bay also has a loop (Ash Hill) which is for tent camping. Fallows Campground is well-suited to tents and small trailers.

Amenities such as water taps, comfort stations and laundry facilities are close by. A fully-stocked Park Store, the Visitor Centre, beaches, trails, amphitheatre and boat launch are only a short distance away.

Group Camping

Murphys Point has three group campsites.  The sites vary in size and can accommodate from 12 to 50 people each.  A water tap and vault toilets are close by. Group campers have access to Round Lake for swimming. Round Lake does not have a sandy beach area.

Reservations can be made online or by phone.

Roofed Accommodation

Roofed Accommodation Camp Cabin

Number at Park: 1

Site Number(s) / Name: 47

Murphys Point has one camp cabin. The camp cabin is a rustic one room cabin with a rustic wood interior.

COVID-19
Check-in/Check-out, Amenities, What to Bring, Restrictions

We have made some modifications to how Roofed Accommodations will operate this season including priority for cleaning and disinfection of high touch surfaces. All reservation holders will be contacted and provided with additional information before their arrival date. Changes may include things like: modified check-in and check-out times and changes to amenities offered (e.g., kettles, dishes and linens) at some provincial parks.

Sleeps: 5

Parking

Parking for one vehicle is included in your rental fee.

How to Reserve

Reservations can be made online or by phone.

Roofed Accommodation Soft Sided Shelter

Number at Park: 2

Site Number(s) / Name: 48, 49

Deluxe Tent

Murphys Point is piloting a deluxe tent. Sitting on a wooden platform, the tent features rustic log furniture and two queen beds (sleeps 4) outfitted with comfort mattresses.

Deluxe Yurt

Murphys Point is piloting a deluxe yurt. This yurt is similar to ones you will see elsewhere at Ontario Parks but with a little more elbow room and a few more conveniences.

COVID-19
Check-in/Check-out, Amenities, What to Bring, Restrictions

We have made some modifications to how Roofed Accommodations will operate this season including priority for cleaning and disinfection of high touch surfaces. All reservation holders will be contacted and provided with additional information before their arrival date. Changes may include things like: modified check-in and check-out times and changes to amenities offered (e.g., kettles, dishes and linens) at some provincial parks.

Sleeps: Deluxe Tent: 4 Deluxe Yurt: 5

Parking

Parking for one vehicle is included in your rental fee.

How to Reserve

Reservations can be made online or by phone.