Friends of Frontenac

Campsites

Find Your Campsite!

The park has 54 campsites (13 clusters, 6 singles) available for camping year-round”. Each site includes a privy or thunderbox.

 

Self-serve has instructions on how to book camping and day-use permits online. There is no longer a manual cash system. Please go to the Ontario Parks Reservation Website or call the Reservation Hotline (1-888-668-7275) to obtain permits when the office is closed.

 

The information herein can also be found in the annual printed Park Guide.

Campsite Cluster #1

This cluster of four  campsites is located on the west shore of North Buck Lake. The shoreline at the site is sandy/muddy and the bottom shallow and weedy. It takes about 6 hours to hike from the Park Office or from the Big Salmon parking lot. You can also reach cluster #1 in 1-2 hours from the east via the Rideau Trail. You can canoe directly to the cluster from the Buck Lake boat launch on Perth Road in about 2 hours. Motorboats are allowed on this lake. In season, you can fish for bass and pike.

 

GPS coordinates: 44.510000, -76.482972

What3Words: pelt.provoking.metalwork

 

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Campsite 1a

· good privacy 
· tent pad size: 4.3m x 4.3m (14 x 14 ft) can accommodate 3 small tents
· morning sun
· total shade
· average popularity
· Food locker

Campsite 1b

· good privacy 
· tent pad size: 4.3m x 4.3m (14 x 14 ft) can accommodate 3 small tents
· morning sun
· partial shade
· average popularity
· ​Food locker

Campsite 1c

· good privacy 
· tent pad size: 4.3m x 4.3m (14 x 14 ft) can accommodate 3 small tents
· morning sun
· partial shade
· average popularity
· ​Food locker
· WARNING: poison ivy at this site

Campsite 1d

· good privacy 
· tent pad size: 4.3m x 4.3m (14 x 14 ft) can accommodate 3 small tents
· morning sun
· partial shade
· average popularity
· ​Food locker

Campsite Cluster #2

This cluster of three campsites is located on Doe Lake. The shoreline at the site is sandy and the bottom shallow. You can expect to hike about 2 hours to get there from the Park Office or 2.5 hours from the Big Salmon parking lot. You can canoe to the cluster in about 2 hours from the Park Office on South Otter Lake. This route has a 341m portage. Motorboats are not allowed on Doe Lake. In season, you can fish for Bass and Pike.

 

GPS coordinates:  44.49949, -76.53285

What3Words: payoff.digest.obeyed

 

Campsite 2a

· good privacy 
· wooden tent platform 16′ x 16′
· afternoon sun
· total shade
· average popularity
· Food locker
· WARNING: poison ivy at this site

Campsite 2b

· poor privacy 
· tent pad size: 4.3m x 4.3m (14 x 14 ft) can accommodate 3 small tents
· afternoon sun
· total shade
· average popularity
· Food locker
· WARNING: poison ivy at this site

Campsite 2c

· good privacy
· wooden tent platform 16′ x 16′
· afternoon sun
· partial shade
· average popularity
· Food locker
· WARNING: poison ivy at this site

WARNING: poison ivy at this site

Campsite Cluster #3

This cluster of four campsites is located on the north shore of Big Salmon Lake. The shoreline at the site is rocky and the bottom deep. It takes about 2.5 hours to hike from the Park Office or 1 hour from the Big Salmon parking lot. You can canoe to the cluster in about 0.5 hours from the launch on Big Salmon Lake. There are no portages. Small electric motors are allowed on Big Salmon Lake. In season, you can fish for Lake Trout and Bass.

 

GPS coordinates: 44.533450, -76.519980

What3Words: crabbing.channel.overseers

 

Campsite 3a

· good privacy

· wooden tent platform 16′ x 16′
· morning sun
· total shade
· very popular sites
· Food locker

Campsite 3b

· good privacy
· wooden tent platform 16′ x 16′
· morning sun
· total shade
· very popular sites
· Food locker

Campsite 3c

· good privacy
· wooden tent platform 16′ x 16′
· morning sun
· partial shade
· very popular sites
· Food locker

Campsite 3d

· good privacy
· wooden tent platform 16′ x 16′
· morning sun
· partial shade
· very popular sites
· Food locker

Campsite Cluster #4

This cluster of four campsites is located about half way on the south shore of Big Salmon Lake. The shoreline at the site is sandy and the bottom shallow. Hiking there takes about 3 hours from the Park Office or 2 hours from the Big Salmon Lake parking lot. Canoeing to the cluster takes about 1-1.5 hours from the dock on Big Salmon Lake. There are no portages. Small electric motors are allowed on Big Salmon Lake. In season, you can fish for Lake Trout and Bass.

 

GPS coordinates: 44.53870, -76.49170
What3Words: pocketbook.monolithic.unmasked

Campsite 4a

· good privacy
· wooden tent platform 16′ x 16′
· morning sun
· total shade
· very popular site
· Food locker
· WARNING: poison ivy at this site

Campsite 4b

· poor privacy
· wooden tent platform 16′ x 16′
· afternoon sun
· partial shade
· very popular sites
· Food locker
· WARNING: poison ivy at this site

Campsite 4c

· poor privacy
· wooden tent platform 16′ x 16′
· afternoon sun
· partial shade
· very popular sites
· food locker

Campsite 4d

· good privacy
· morning sun
· partial shade
· very popular site
· food locker
· wooden tent platform 16′ x 16′

Campsite Cluster #5

This cluster of two campsites is located at the east end of Big Salmon Lake. Since the prevailing winds are from the west be prepared for a windy stay. The shoreline at the site is sandy and the bottom shallow. You can expect to hike 4 hours from the Park Office or 3 hours from the Big Salmon Lake Parking Lot. You can canoe to the cluster in about 1.5-2 hours from the dock on Big Salmon Lake. There are no portages. Small electric motors are allowed on Big Salmon Lake. In season, you can fish for Lake Trout and Bass.

 

GPS coordinates:  44.54803, -76.47540

What3Words: rewarding.solutions.sacrificed

 

Campsite 5a

· poor privacy
· wooden tent platform 16′ x 16′
· afternoon sun
· partial shade
· very popular sites
· food locker

Campsite 5b

· poor privacy
· wooden tent platform 16′ x 16′
· afternoon sun
· partial shade
· very popular sites
· food locker

Campsite Cluster #6

This cluster of four campsites is located at the east end of Little Salmon Lake. The shoreline at the site is rocky/sandy and the bottom shallow. Hiking there takes about 3 hours from the Park Office or 2 hours from the Big Salmon Lake parking lot. You can canoe to the cluster in about 2 hours leaving from the dock on Big Salmon Lake and you will have to deal with a 974m portage. Alternatively you can canoe in from Mitchell Creek in about 3.5 hours or from Kingsford Dam in 4.5 hours. In both cases you will have one 1138m portage. Motors not allowed on Little Salmon Lake. In season, you can fish for Lake Trout and Bass.

 

GPS coordinates:  44.54403, -76.51284

What3Words: chives.unwritten.however 

 

Campsite 6a

· good privacy
· tent pad size: 4.3m x 4.3m (14 x 14 ft) can accommodate 3 small tents
· morning sun
· partial shade
· popular site
· food locker

Campsite 6b

· good privacy
· tent pad size: 4.3m x 4.3m (14 x 14 ft) can accommodate 3 small tents
· morning sun
· partial shade
· popular site
· food locker

Campsite 6c

· good privacy
· tent pad size: 4.3m x 4.3m (14 x 14 ft) can accommodate 3 small tents
· morning sun
· partial shade
· popular site
· food locker
· WARNING: poison ivy at this site

Campsite 6d

· good privacy
· tent pad size: 4.3m x 4.3m (14 x 14 ft) can accommodate 3 small tents
· morning sun
· partial shade
· popular site
· food locker
· WARNING: poison ivy at this site

Campsite Cluster #7

This cluster of four campsites is located on the south shore where Mitchell Creek ends and Birch Lake starts. The shoreline at the site is rocky and the bottom deep. You can expect to hike about 2 to 3 hours to get there from the Park Office or the Big Salmon Lake parking lot, 1.5-2 hours from the Arab Lake parking lot, or 4.5 hours from Kingsford Dam. You can canoe to the cluster in about 4 hours from the Park Office’s Office on South Otter Lake but you will encounter two portages (outside the park). Alternatively, you can canoe in from Mitchell Creek in about 1 hour (no portages) or from Kingsford Dam (at the north end of the park) in 2 to 3 hours. Motors are allowed on Birch Lake and Mitchell Creek. In season, you can fish for Lake Trout and Bass.

 

GPS coordinates: 44.539611, -76.555889

What3Words: mourns.forums.budgeted

 

Campsite 7a

· good privacy
· tent pad size: 4.3m x 4.3m (14 x 14 ft) can accommodate 3 small tents
· afternoon sun
· total shade
· popular site
· food locker

Campsite 7b

· good privacy
· tent pad size: 3m x 3.7m (10 x 12 ft) can accommodate 1 tent
· afternoon sun
· total shade
· popular site
· food locker

Campsite 7c

· poor privacy
· tent pad size: 4.3m x 4.3m (14 x 14 ft) can accommodate 3 small tents
· afternoon sun
· full shade
· popular site
· food locker

Campsite 7d

· poor privacy
· tent pad size: 4.3m x 4.3m (14 x 14 ft) can accommodate 3 small tents
· afternoon sun
· total shade
· popular site
· food locker

Campsite Cluster #8

This cluster of four campsites is located on Birch Lake. The shoreline at the site is sandy/rocky and the bottom shallow. Hiking in from the Park Office takes roughly 4 to 5 hours, or 3 hours from the Big Salmon Lake parking lot ,or 2 hours from Kingsford Dam. You can canoe to the cluster from the Park Office’s Office on South Otter Lake in about 5 hours with 2 portages outside the park. Alternatively, you can canoe in from Mitchell Creek in about 2 hours (no portages) or from Kingsford Dam in 2 hours. Motors are allowed on Birch Lake. In season, you can fish for Lake Trout, Bass and Pike.

 

GPS coordinates:  44.551500, -76.529806

What3Words: abandoned.bouts.dissolves

 

 

Campsite 8a

· good privacy
· tent pad size: 4.3m x 4.3m (14 x 14 ft) can accommodate 3 small tents
· morning sun
· full shade
· very popular site
· food locker

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Campsite 8b

· good privacy
· tent pad size: 4.3m x 4.3m (14 x 14 ft) can accommodate 3 small tents
· afternoon sun
· partial shade
· very popular site
· food locker

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Campsite 8c

· poor privacy
· wooden tent platform 16′ x 16′
· afternoon sun
· full shade
· very popular site
· food locker

Campsite 8d

· good privacy
· tent pad size: 4.3m x 4.3m (14 x 14 ft) can accommodate 3 small tents
· afternoon sun
· partial shade
· very popular site
· food locker

Campsite Cluster #9

This cluster of four campsites is located on the east shore of Little Clear Lake. The shoreline at the site is sandy/stony and the bottom shallow. You can expect to hike about 4 hours to get there from the Park Office, or 3 hours from the Big Salmon Lake parking lot, or 3.5 hours from Kingsford Dam. You can canoe in from Big Salmon Lake boat launch in about 3 hours, including a 923m portage. Motors are not allowed on Little Clear Lake. In season, you can fish for Lake Trout and Bass.

 

GPS coordinates: 44.55598, -76.50294

What3Words: clauses.single.resetting

 

Campsite 9a

· good privacy
· wooden tent platform 16′ x 16′
· afternoon sun
· partial shade
· popular site
· food locker

Campsite 9b

· poor privacy
· wooden tent platform 16′ x 16′
· afternoon sun
· partial shade
· popular site
· food locker

Campsite 9c

· good privacy
· wooden tent platform 16′ x 16′
· afternoon sun
· partial shade
· popular sites
· food locker

Campsite 9d

· good privacy
· wooden tent platform 16′ x 16′
· afternoon sun
· partial shade
· popular sites
· food locker

Campsite Cluster #10

This cluster of four campsites is located on Hardwood Bay of Devil Lake. The shoreline at the site is sandy/stony and the bottom shallow. You can expect to hike about 5 hours to get there from the Park Office or 3 hours from the Big Salmon Lake parking lot or 4 to 5 hours from Kingsford Dam. You can canoe to the cluster in about 5 hours from Big Salmon Lake boat launch going through 3 portages (491m, 190m and 860m). You can also canoe in from Mitchell Creek in 4 to 5 hours (one portage of 761m) or from Kingsford Dam in 3 hours (one 860m portage). If you do not wish to portage you can go in from the Devil Lake boat launch on Perth Road. Be aware that Devil Lake can produce large waves in windy conditions. It will take about 2.5 hours. Motors are allowed on Devil Lake. In season, you can fish for Lake Trout, Bass and Pike.

 

GPS coordinates:  44.565889, -76.478028

What3Words: hens.deflating.papers

 

Campsite 10a

· good privacy
· tent pad size: 4.3m x 4.3m (14 x 14 ft) can accommodate 3 small tents
· morning sun
· full shade
· popular sites
· food locker

Campsite 10b

· good privacy
· tent pad size: 4.3m x 4.3m (14 x 14 ft) can accommodate 3 small tents
· morning sun
· full shade
· popular sites
· food locker

Campsite 10c

· good privacy
· wooden tent platform 16′ x 16′
· morning sun
· partial shade
· popular sites
· food locker

Campsite 10d

· good privacy
· tent pad size: 4.3m x 4.3m (14 x 14 ft)
can accommodate 3 small tents
· morning sun
· partial shade
· popular sites
· food locker

Campsite Cluster #11

This cluster of four campsites is located on McNally Bay of Kingsford Lake. The shoreline at the site is sandy/rocky and the bottom shallow. You can expect to hike about 5 to 6 hours to get there from the Park Office or 4 to 5 hours from the Big Salmon Lake parking lot or 0.5 hours from Kingsford Dam. You can canoe to the cluster in about 6 hours from the Park Office (two portages outside the park). You can also canoe in, without portaging, from Mitchell Creek in 2.5 hours or from Kingsford Dam in 1 hour. Another option is to canoe in from the Devil Lake boat launch on Perth Road. This should take you 4 to 5 hours with a 761m portage. Motors are allowed on Kingsford Lake. In season, you can fish for Bass and Pike

 

GPS coordinates:  44.57062, -76.52458

What3Words: underpass.negated.activists

 

Campsite 11a

· good privacy
· tent pad size: 4.3m x 4.3m (14 x 14 ft)
can accommodate 3 small tents
· afternoon sun
· fulll shade
· steep access to water
· popular sites
· food locker
· WARNING: Poison Ivy along the trail at this site

Campsite 11b

· good privacy
· wooden tent platform 16′ x 16′
· afternoon sun
· total shade
· close to the beach
· popular site
· food locker

Campsite 11c

· good privacy
· wooden tent platform 16′ x 16′
· afternoon sun
· partial shade
· steep access to water
· popular site
· food locker

Campsite 11d

· poor privacy
· wooden tent platform 16′ x 16′
· afternoon sun
· total shade
· close to privy
· popular site
· food locker

Campsite Cluster #12

This cluster of four campsites is located on Lynch Lake which has more in common with a large pond than a lake. The shoreline at the site is muddy and silty. You can expect to hike about 4.5 hours to get there from the Park Office or 3.5 hours from the Big Salmon Lake parking lot or 3 to 4 hours from Kingsford Dam. You cannot canoe to the cluster and motors are not allowed on Lynch Lake. The lake does not support any “valuable” fish. The water is murky and campers generally prefer hiking 15 minutes to Tetsmine Lake for swimming and fishing.

 

GPS coordinates:  44.56178, -76.50853

What3Words: cheapen.giggling.temptation

 

 

Campsite 12a

· good privacy
· tent pad: 14.3m x 4.3m (14 x 14 ft) can accommodate 3 small tents
· morning sun
· partial shade
· food locker
· this is not a popular site

Campsite 12b

· good privacy
· tent pad size: 14.3m x 4.3m (14 x 14 ft)
can accommodate 3 small tents
· morning sun
· partial shade
· food locker
· this is not a popular site

Campsite 12c

· poor privacy
· tent pad size: 4.3m x 4.3m (14 x 14 ft)
can accommodate 3 small tents
· morning sun
· fulll shade
· food locker
· this is not a popular site

Campsite 12d

· poor privacy
· tent pad size: 4.3m x 4.3m (14 x 14 ft) can accommodate 3 small tents
· morning sun
· partial shade
· food locker
· this is not a popular site

Campsite Cluster #13

This cluster of three campsites is located on Big Clear Lake. The shoreline at the site is rocky and the bottom deep. You can expect to hike about 5 hours to get there from the Park Office or 4 hours from the Big Salmon Lake parking lot. You can canoe to the cluster in about 3 to 4 hours from the Big Salmon Lake boat launch (two portages, 491m and 190m). You can also canoe in from Mitchell Creek in 5 to 6 hours or from Kingsford Dam in 4 hours. Both include 2 portages, 761m and 880m. Another option is to canoe in from the Devil Lake boat launch on Perth Road. This should take you about 3 hours with one 880m portage. Motors are allowed on Big Clear Lake. In season you can fish for Lake Trout and Bass.

 

GPS coordinates:  44.55881, -76.46869

What3Words: electrodes.finals.coefficient

 

Campsite 13a

· excellent privacy
· tent pad size: 4.3m x 4.3m (14 x 14 ft)
can accommodate 3 small tents
· morning sun
· partial shade
· very popular sites
· food locker

Campsite 13b

· good privacy
· tent pad size: 4.3m x 4.3m (14 x 14 ft)
can accommodate 3 small tents
· morning sun
· partial shade
· very popular site
· food locker

Campsite 13c

· good privacy
· tent pad size: 4.3m x 4.3m (14 x 14 ft)
can accommodate 3 small tents
· morning sun
· partial shade
· steep access to water
· very popular site
· food locker

Campsite #14

Description: Coming Soon. 

 

GPS coordinates: 44.532111, -76.52163

What3Words: scuffles.solemn.seducing

 

 

Campsite 14

Privacy: Very good.
Tent area: 16 x 16′ wooden platform.
Morning sun, partial shade.
Easy water access.
Rock/pebble shoreline.
Very popular.
Food locker, thunderbox.

45 minute hike, 15 minute paddle from Big Salmon Lake parking lot.

Campsite #15

Description:  Coming Soon.

 

GPS coordinates: 44.54160, -76.48248

What3Words: founds.mixture.kicked

 

Campsite 15

Privacy: Very good.
Tent area: 16′ x 16′ wooden platform.
Full shade.
Rocky shoreline.
Very popular.
Food locker, thunderbox.

2-2.5 hour hike, 1.5 hour paddle from Big Salmon Lake parking lot.

Campsite #16

Description: Coming Soon.

 

GPS coordinates: 44.56367, -76.52580

What3Words: underlay.actress.flush

 

Campsite 16

Privacy: Very good.
Tent Area: 16′ x 16′ wooden platform.
Parital shade.
Rocky shoreline.
Very popular.
Food locker, thunderbox.
No picnic table.

3.5-4 hour hike from Big Salmon Lake parking lot.
1 hour hike from Kingsford Dam.
3.5 hour paddle from Kingsford Dam or Mitchell Creek.

Campsite #17

Description: Coming Soon.

 

GPS coordinates: 44.55397, -76.47235

What3Words: levels.ravish.majors

 

Map of Campsite 17 in Frontenac Park
Campsite 17

Location: Big Clear Lake

Privacy: Good.
Tent area: 16′ x 16′ wooden platform.
Partial shade.
Rocky shoreline.
Very popular.
Picnic Table, Food locker, Thunderbox.

3.5 hour hike or 3.5 hour paddle from Big Salmon Lake parking lot.

Campsite #18

Description: Coming Soon.

 

GPS coordinates: 44.55397, -76.50290

What3Words: hairspray.bind.emptily

 

Campsite 18

Location:  Little Clear Lake

Privacy: Good.
Tent Area: 16′ x 16′ wooden platform.
Partial shade, p.m. sun.
Rocky shoreline.
Very popular.
Food locker, Thunderbox, Picnic Table
No picnic table.

1 hour hike from Kingsford Dam.
3 hour hike or 3 hour canoe with 1 portage from Big Salmon Lake Parking Lot

Campsite #19

Description: Coming Soon.

 

GPS coordinates: 44.56949, -76.53022

What3Words: escalators.tended.consequences

 

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Campsite 19

Location: Kingsford Lake

Privacy: Good.
Tent area: 16′ x 16′ wooden platform.
Partial shade.
Rocky shoreline.
Very popular.
Picnic Table, Food locker, Thunderbox.

4 hour hike or 2.5 hour paddle from Big Salmon Parking Lot, or much shorter from Kingsford Dam.