Bruce Peninsula National Park of Canada

Camping

Backcountry Camping

Stormhaven and High Dump are the two backcountry camping areas in Bruce Peninsula National Park. Located along the Bruce Trail on the scenic Georgian Bay shoreline, they offer a tranquil camping experience in a beautiful and remote setting.

Backcountry Camping at Stormhaven campsite
Backcountry Camping at Stormhaven campsite
© W. Waterton

Reservations | Registration | How to get there | What to expect
Please leave no trace | Your safety | Fees | More information

Reservation
Reservations are recommended, especially for the peak season (July to early September).

Web: www.reservation.parkscanada.gc.ca
Phone: 1-877-RESERVE (1-877-737-3783)


Registration - May 2 - October 12, 2014

You require a valid permit issued from Cyprus Lake Office for your campsite. These permits are available during office hours on the date of your arrival.

If you wish to obtain your permit prior to the date of your arrival, please contact Cyprus Lake Office at 519-596-2235

During the winter camping season (mid-October to April 30) you are required to self-register at the kiosk located at Cyrus Lake Office to ensure space is available.


How to Get There
Map of Backcountry Camping at Bruce Peninsula National Park

Backcountry campsites are reached by backpacking on the Bruce Trail. The nearest areas to park your car and hike from are:

  • Cyprus Lake – Overnight Trail Parking
  • Halfway Log Dump (Emmett Lake Road)
  • Crane Lake Road (Bruce Trail access)
UTM Coordinates are:
Stormhaven: E460815 N5009640
High Dump: E468097 N5009034

 

What to Expect
  • Each campground has 9 campsites equipped with a wood tent platform.
  • Platforms require use of free standing tent.
  • There is a shared composting toilet.
  • Bring a cook stove. There are no fire pits or open fires allowed.

Please Leave No Trace

  • Pack out your garbage.
  • Hang food and all scented items on poles to deter bears.
  • Campfires are not permitted.
  • Wash with biodegradable soap 30m back from the shoreline.


Your Safety

  • Water is not provided. Carry in water, or filter or boil bay water for drinking.
  • Be careful hiking; this section of Bruce Trail is rugged and slow-going. Rocks are very slippery when wet.
  • Share your trip plan with family or friends.
  • Pack according to time of year and weather conditions.


Fees

$ 9.80 - Camping permit (per person per night)
$11.70 - Overnight parking fee for vehicle.
Reservation fee - $11.00 on-line or $13.50 through the call centre.

For more information:
Email: bruce-fathomfive@pc.gc.ca
Phone: (519) 596-2233