Sturgeon River

Sturgeon River

Backcountry Camping

1. Experience:

Located in the Temagami region, Sturgeon River Provincial Park offers paddlers whitewater, slender lakes, scenic water falls, rapids, and continually changing scenery.

Whitewater canoe and kayak routes are available on the Sturgeon River through much of its length. Portages are numerous but often short, between 50 m and 250 m. Campsites are often found near rapids and waterfalls.

Bird watching and wildlife viewing are popular in the park’s diverse forests. Angling is primarily for cool water species such as Walleye and Northern Pike.

The 70 km long park includes 22 portages and 36 campsites. The portages and campsites are marked, and there are box privies on most campsites.

2. Reservations and Interior Camping Permits

Camping reservations are not available at this park. All campsites are first-come, first-served.

Interior camping permits are required for backcountry camping at Sturgeon River Provincial Park. Permits can be purchased online up to two weeks in advance of your arrival date.

Permits may also be obtained at Finlayson Point Provincial Park during business hours or from a local permit issuer. For a complete list of local permit issuers please contact the park office.

3. Trip Planning

Park maps are available for purchase online.

For more information about Sturgeon River and local outfitters, click here.

There is a ban on glass bottles and cans in Sturgeon River Provincial Park.

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.