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.
Don't have a boat? Our Missing the Boat? page explains how to get to the islands if you don’t have a boat.
Plan Your Trip
- Thousand Islands National Park offers Parks Canada oTENTik camping accommodations on McDonald and Gordon Islands, as well as on the mainland at Mallorytown Landing.
- The park services primitive campsites located on 12 of the park's islands. Enjoy hiking trails, entertaining nature programs from park interpreters, campfire pits, hidden geocaches, and great swimming on the islands.
- Facilities vary from island to island so check out our facilities and services page to pick the island that best suits your needs.
- Docks, beaching sites, composting toilets and picnic tables are available on all serviced islands.
- Drinking water, ice, and bathrooms with flush toilets and electricity are available on Central Grenadier Island.
- 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. To be safe, bring drinking water. For more information regarding drinking water please refer to Health Canada’s website.
- Campsite reservations are available for oTENTik accommodations, a select number of sites on Beau Rivage, Camelot and Mulcaster Islands, and at group campsites on Central Grenadier Island. All other campsites are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
- Knowledgeable island attendants circulate throughout the islands to serve you and maintain facilities, sell firewood and ice, assist with fee payment, help with concerns, and make your experience a positive one.
- Relevant fees for paddlers include beaching fees, camping fees, and firewood fees.
- Day docking fees and overnight docking fees are calculated by boat length.
- Other relevant fees include launching fees at Mallorytown Landing, beaching fees for dinghies, and mooring buoy fees.
- Obtain permits from park interpreters at the Mallorytown Landing Visitor Centre with cash, debit, credit or a cheque made out to the Receiver General for Canada. Otherwise, self-register on the island 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.
- Camping may be prepaid for oTENTik accommodations and for select campsites through the Parks Canada Reservation Service.
- See our park fees page for a full list of fees.
- Fees remain in the park and are used to improve facilities and services.
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.
- The Emerald Ash Borer (EAB), a highly destructive tree pest has been spreading across Eastern Ontario and Canada. The park is asking that visitors use only park-provided firewood as it is guaranteed to be EAB-free. Respecting this regulation will slow the spread of EAB and protect our forests.
- 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.
- We value our visitors! Please visit our Visitor Safety page to ensure a safe visit.