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Operating Dates

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Beginning June 1, backcountry camping and day-use will be permitted in non-operating provincial parks and conservation reserves where these activities are normally available. Party size must not exceed the limit set out under the emergency order in force under s.7.0.2 (4) of the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act.

Facilities and Activities summary

Before you visit: check what facilities/activities are available and pack what you need (e.g. water, snacks hand sanitizer).
When you visit: Continue to follow public health advice including physical distancing by keeping at least two metres from others, wearing a face covering where required and when physical distancing may be challenging or not possible, washing hands regularly with soap and water or use alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available.


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Biking Biking - (Mountain Bike) Birding - Festivals Boating Boating - Motorboat Restrictions Camping - Backcountry Camping - Car Camping - Dog Free Camping - Group Camping - Radio Free Camping - Seasonal Campsite Rental Camping - Walk In Camping - Winter (includes Roofed) Canoeing Day Use Only Disc Golf Dogsledding Fishing Golf Hiking Hiking - Overnight Trails Horseback Riding Hunting Ice Skating Kite Boarding Rock Climbing Skiing - Cross Country Snowmobiling Snowshoeing Swimming Tobogganing Whitewater Paddling
Icon Colours
Camping - Blue - available at the park. Check operating dates.
Camping - Grey - unavailable at this park.
Camping - Red - Temporarily Unavailable
Camping - Purple - Available at park, but restrictions apply. Check operating dates. Click icon for details.

What You'll Like:

This former channel of the Ottawa River consists mainly of an active sandspit that encloses Bellows Bay. A sandy point and beach ridges are also found here. Waterfowl, shorebirds, and turtles nest in this habitat which is also an important site for migrating birds. One of the most prominent and sensitive features of Westmeath Provincial Park are the sand dunes. The active dune system is located behind the beach, which borders the Ottawa River.

Park Facilities and Activities: There are no visitor facilities. However, hiking, boating, swimming and nature study may still be enjoyed. Access by land: From Trans Canada Hwy (17) exit North East on county road 7, turn left onto county road 21. From the junction of county roads 21 and 12, drive east 4.5 km along gravel access road. A park boundary sign is posted near a gated access road which enters the park. Vehicles may be parked near this entrance but must avoid restricting access to the gate. Users may only access the park by non-mechanized methods such as walking or biking. The use of ATV’s is prohibited. Access by water: Launching facilities are available in the town of Westmeath; launching fees may be applicable. The park may be accessed by navigating upstream along the Ottawa River.

Location: On Bellows Bay, Lower Allumette Lake (in the Ottawa Valley), about 25 km east of Pembroke. From the junction of county roads 21 and 12, drive east 4.5 km along unsurfaced access road.

General Information
Size: 610.00 ha
Year established: 1985
Park Classification: Natural Environment
c/o Bonnechere Provincial Park
4024 Round Lake Road
K0J 2A0