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Thousand Islands National Park of Canada

Camping
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Camping

Is there anything more quintessentially Canadian than camping? Set up your tent, stoke up your fire, and take in thousands of stars while in the Thousand Islands.

Camping Options

Island Camping
  • 36 Reservable campsites
  • 25 Non-reservable campsites (first-come, first-served basis)
  • oTENTik accommodations (reservable)

See important notices.

Mainland Camping (Mallorytown Landing)

See important notices.

Fees

Reservations

Parks Canada Reservation Service
Reservations can be made as of April 8, 2014 8:00 a.m. EDT.

  • Reservable campsites and oTENTik accommodations must be reserved and paid for through the Parks Canada Reservation Service.
  • For a full list of fees for camping, docking, beaching, and Visitor Centre parking, visit our park fees page.
  • Non-Reservable campsites can be paid by self-registration form at all islands kiosks.
  • Payment options:
    • At the Mallorytown Landing Visitor Centre with cash, debit, credit or a cheque made out to the Receiver General for Canada. Signs on the deposit boxes outline the fee details and instructions for self-registration.
    • Otherwise, self-register on the islands at the green deposit boxes located near most docks. Fees can be paid by cash or a cheque made out to the Receiver General for Canada. Signs on the deposit boxes outline the fee details and instructions for self-registration.
  • Fees remain in the park and are used to improve facilities and services. 

Important Notices

  • Access to the islands is by boat only and the group is responsible for their own transportation.
  • The oTENTik accommodations on the mainland at Mallorytown Landing are drive-in sites and include one parking pass.
  • Self check-in on arrival. Obtain a use permit at a payment kiosk located on the islands and at Mallorytown landing and post at campsite with either surname or reservation number clearly identified.
  • To protect our forests from the Emerald Ash Borer, all firewood MUST be purchased in the park. Firewood cannot be moved into or out of the park. Collecting firewood from the forest is prohibited.
  • With the exception of Central Grenadier, potable water is NOT available on park islands.
  • Docking and beaching fees are not included in camping fees.
  • The park is designating 9 different shallow water dock locations as camping only. Designated camping only docking is available on the following islands: Milton, Aubrey, Beau Rivage, McDonald, Camelot, Mulcaster, Georgina, and Grenadier Central.
  • Campsites and oTENTik accommodations check-in 2 p.m. Check-out 11 a.m.
  • Facilities vary from island to island so check out our facilities and services chart to pick the island that best suits your needs.
  • If you have your own boat, you can find information on trip planning on our boating page.
  • If you do not have your own boat, find trip planning information on our missing the boat? Page
  • Camping equipment rentals can be made through 1000 Islands Kayaking Company. Fully equipped camping kits or partially equipped camping kits are available. 
     

For Your Comfort and Safety

  • Black legged ticks, potential carriers of Lyme disease and Human Granulocytic Anaplasmosis, are common in Eastern Ontario and Thousand Islands National Park. Please visit our Ticks and Your Health page for more information on how to protect yourself.
  • Garbage and recycling service and generator use is available on limited islands. Visitors who want a more natural park experience can enjoy generator-free islands that have a pack-in, pack-out policy. Identify these islands on our facilities and services page.
  • The water of the St. Lawrence River and other surface water in the area may carry bacteria. Water should be filtered and then treated or boiled before drinking or bring your own drinking water. For more information regarding drinking water please refer to Health Canada’s website.
  • Be sure that you are well prepared and that you have all the right gear to make every outing safe and enjoyable. Visit AdventureSmart for more details.
  • We value our visitors! Please visit our Visitor Safety page to ensure a safe visit.