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Restoule Provincial Park

Backcountry Camping

1. The Experience:

Accessible by canoe, kayak, or paddleboard, Restoule Provincial Park provides an easy-access backcountry camping experience. It is a great option for first-time backcountry visitors and families.

Restoule’s Stormy Lake is a jumping off point for more advanced multi-day canoe routes down the French River. Many great hiking trails are within a short distance.

All campsites are clearly marked and have a designated fire pit, box privy, and tent pads. Many of the campsites have natural sand beaches that make landing boats very easy.

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 Restoule Provincial Park. Permits can be obtained upon arrival at the park during regular business hours.

3. Trip Planning

Digital copies of backcountry maps are available on the maps page.

Kayaks, canoes, and stand-up paddleboards are available for rent.

Backcountry camping at Restoule is accessed from the Stormy Lake Access Point. For more trip planning information, please contact the park office at 705-729-2010.

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

Putts Point and Bells Point Campgrounds feature private campsites without electricity. Flush and vault toilets, laundry facilities and showers are available in Putts Campgrounds.

Kettle Point Campground contains the parks 97 electrical campsites. The campground also offers flush and vault toilets, laundry facilities and showers.

Group Camping

Campsite # People Shelter Equipment Washrooms Hydro
601 Min: 25
Max: 60
Tents and trailers allowed Privy on site. 15 min walk to comfort station No
602 Min: 12
Max: 25
Tents only 2 min walk to privy. 15 min walk to comfort station No

Reservations can be made online or by phone.

Seasonal Campsite Program

Restoule Provincial Park is pleased to offer seasonal leasing of campsites. This program allows park users to camp at the same location for the entire summer season. The park offers non-electrical campsites only.

Non-electrical campsites are available in the Putts Point Campground. These sites are close to the parks newest comfort station, 2 main beaches, dog beach, docks, and boat launch. We encourage non-electrical campers to use quiet energy sources like solar or propane. Prolonged use of generators is deemed excessive noise and is an offence under the Provincial Parks and Conservation Reserves Act.

For more information about the Ontario Parks Seasonal Campsite Program and to apply online please visit

Seasonal campsite locations, slopes, and sizes do vary from year to year. When selecting campsite preferences online please reference to see detailed campsite information and photos.

Walk-In Camping

If you like privacy these secluded sites are less than five minutes from the parking lot and provide the best of the car and backcountry experiences. Potable water and a composting toilet provide services for this small campground on the north shore of Restoule Lake.