Thousand Islands National Park Fired Up to Protect Forest Health
A Parks Canada fire official keeps an eye on a prescribed fire.
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Thousand Islands National Park will be conducting a prescribed fire on Camelot Island on July 22, 2014, weather conditions permitting.
Camping Equipment Rentals
Thousand Islands National Park is working in partnership with 1000 Islands Kayaking Company to provide tents, sleeping mats and cooking equipment to encourage a new generation of campers.
New exhibits at the Visitor Centre at Mallorytown Landing
Every summer, the Visitor Centre at Mallorytown Landing is home to new travelling exhibits. This summer’s special exhibits include a monarch butterfly exhibit from the Canadian Museum of Nature, a collection of photographs of invasive species from the Montreal Biosphere and discover the Biology and Lore of Ornamental Seeds: Seeds in Disguise from the Royal Ontario Museum.
Designated camping/oTENTik only docking spaces
The park is repurposing underutilised shallow water dock space to help improve the island experience of campers by designating nine different locations as docking space for camping/oTENTik use only. Camping/oTENTik only docking is available on the following islands: Milton, Aubrey, Beau Rivage, McDonald, Camelot, Mulcaster, Georgina, and Grenadier Central. These docking spaces are available on a first-come, first-served basis. These changes will help ensure all visitors have the opportunity to enjoy the park.
Reservations & oTENTik accommodations
Thousand Islands National Park is offering reservations for select island campsites and for Parks Canada oTENTik accommodations, making it easy to plan multi-day camping excursions in the islands. Reservable campsites are available on Beau Rivage, Camelot, Cedar, Milton, McDonald, Gordon, Georgina, East Grenadier, Central Grenadier, Aubrey and Mulcaster Islands. Campers who want to experience the great outdoors but still like their creature comforts will find the perfect retreat in an oTENTik accommodation, a cross between a tent and a rustic cabin. OTENTik accommodations has been introduced at two island locations (McDonald and Gordon) and on the mainland at Mallorytown Landing.
Have you heard? We have a new name.
On March 27, 2013 the name of St. Lawrence Islands National Park was officially changed to Thousand Islands National Park.
The change came about through a private member’s bill introduced by Gord Brown, Member of Parliament for Leeds-Grenville, with the intention of more accurately reflecting the location of the park and its link to a world-renowned tourist region.
“The Thousand Islands are known throughout the world as a tourism destination, and Parks Canada can now take advantage of this strong brand and align its public offering with those of other regional tourism providers,” said Brown upon the announcement of the name change.
Get Me Geocaching!
Geocaching is a worldwide activity where participants hunt for hidden treasures with GPS units. New to geocaching? The Get Me Geocaching program at the Mallorytown Landing Visitor Centre teaches visitors how to use a GPS to find geocaches. GPS units are available for loan and the program is free.
Firewood restriction in effect
Protect your island forests from the emerald ash borer, an invasive insect that can be spread in firewood. A single piece of infected firewood can kill thousands of trees.
Firewood must be purchased in the park from self-serve bins or park staff. Do not move firewood into or out of the park. Firewood purchased in the park can be transported between any park islands, with the exception of Cedar and Milton islands.
The Pitch Pine Post
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