Coronavirus (COVID-19) impacts

  • Wasagaming Campground is open to visitors. New reservations for select areas of the campground reopened on June 27, 2020.
  • Backcountry camping resumed on June 22, 2020.
  • Self-registration camping has resumed at the following outlying campgrounds: Moon Lake, Deep Lake and Whirlpool Lake. Day use at Lake Audy remains open; overnight camping will remain closed until further notice.
  • Camp Kippichewin is open. Camp Ma-Ma-O-Pee will remain closed for the 2020 season.
  • Washroom and shower facilities located in open campgrounds will be available for use.

All oTENTiks in the Wasagaming Campground reopen as of July 15, 2020. The oTENTiks at Moon Lake and Lake Audy will remain closed for the season.

Visit the COVID-19 and your visit to Riding Mountain National Park for updates on park facilities and services.


To ensure the safety of our visitors and our staff we have made changes to several of our policies, please ensure you read this in full, so you are up-to-date and aware.

If you feel unwell stay home. If you or anyone in your party begins to feel ill or experience symptoms, which could be COVID-19 related, please return home immediately.

It is your responsibility to ensure the safety of yourself and family during your stay.

If at any time you need assistance, or have questions and concerns, please call the campground kiosk at 204-848-7263, or 204-848-7259 rather than going in person.

What to bring:

In addition to your regular camping supplies, please come prepared with the following:

  • Hand sanitizer
  • Large jug for storing water & washing basin/ soap (to reduce frequent shared tap use)
  • Water shoes for using the shower facility
  • Print – or have an electronic copy of Wasagaming Campground Map and your check-in information and rules.
What to expect during your stay:

Check-in procedure:

  • Have your campsite #, confirmation letter and campground map with you.
  • You will check in at the campground kiosk. Please follow social distancing and stay in the indicated zone for check-in.
During your stay:
  • It is important to maintain social (physical) distancing practices while outdoors, this includes the campgrounds, washrooms and shower buildings, on trails, beaches, playgrounds and greenspaces.
  • You should limit your camping excursions to people within your own household.
  • Do not congregate in groups outside of your immediate family/ household. This includes not socializing on neighbouring sites.
  • Camping rules must be observed. The activities of your campsite must not disturb neighboring groups.
  • Campsites that do not observe “bare campsite” policies will have their camping permit cancelled. Please read the campground rules carefully.
Check-out procedure:
  • You do not need to come to the campground kiosk to check out, simply depart the campground.
  • If you are departing earlier than your scheduled departure date, call ahead to the kiosk to see if you are eligible for a refund.
 

Camping opportunities | Camping basics

Front-country campgrounds

Bring your tent, trailer, RV, or motorhome and choose our front-country campgrounds.

Wasagaming Campground
Deep Lake
Deep Lake 

Looking to explore the far west of Riding Mountain? Try Deep Lake for an unforgettable wilderness experience.

Services

  • 12 unserviced sites.
  • Self-registration.
  • Accessible outhouses.
  • Fire wood.
  • Fire pits.
  • Picnic tables.
  • RV dump station
  • Boat dock and launch. *Mandatory watercraft inspection required.
  • Fish cleaning station.
  • Bear proof storage containers.

Fees

$16.05 per night. Please see our fees page for more information. Lake Audy requires self-registration. Please come with a cheque or cash to pay your campsite fee. Visitors are required to have an annual or daily pass.

Reservations

Deep Lake Campground is not reservable on the Parks Canada reservations system. It is self-registration, meaning they are assigned on a first-come-first-serve basis.

Moon Lake
Moon Lake 

Only 30 minutes from Dauphin is Moon Lake campground. Bring your canoe for a quick paddle, hike 9.2 km around the lake, or have a picnic by the water.

pdf-icon Moon Lake brochure (764 KB)

Services

  • 25 unserviced sites with fire pits and picnic tables.
  • Self-registration.
  • Accessible flushable toilets.
  • Running water in bathrooms. There are no showers and water is not potable.
  • Nearby day-use area with kitchen shelter.
  • Fire pits and firewood.
  • Bear proof storage containers.
  • Boat dock and launch (no vehicle access). *Mandatory watercraft inspection required.

Fees

$16.05 per night. Please see our fees page for more information. Lake Audy requires self-registration. Please come with a cheque or cash to pay your campsite fee. Visitors are required to have an annual or daily pass.

Reservations

Moon Lake Campground is not reservable on the Parks Canada reservations system. It is self-registration, meaning they are assigned on a first-come-first-serve basis.

Whirlpool Lake Campground (tenting only)
Whirlpool Lake Campground

On Hwy 19, 15 km (9.5 miles) from Wasagaming. This small, intimate campground provides large walk-in unserviced tenting sites with views of Whirlpool Lake. Sites vary from open to semi-wooded with fair to moderate privacy. Parking is available at the campground entrance, approximately 50 metres from the campsites. Campers can enjoy hiking, swimming, canoeing, kayaking and non-motorized boating.

  • Self-registration 
  • 14 unserviced sites with firepits and picnic tables; tenting only (must carry your equipment 50 metres) 
  • Kitchen shelter 
  • Firewood 
  • Accessible privy 
  • Boat dock 
  • Nearby trails include Cowan Lake, Grey Owl, and Gorge Creek 
  • Fee information

Fees

$16.05 per night. Please see our fees page for more information.

Group Camping

Group camping is available at Camp Kippechewin - from May 1st – October 31st and site 218 in the Wasagaming Campground.

For group camping reservations call 204-848-7275 or email your request to rmnp.info@canada.ca

Wasagaming Campground

Group camping is located at site 218. The site is equipped with electricity. The group camping area has privacy from neighbouring sites with many trees and a large grassy area for equipment to be set up on. There is a kitchen shelter nearby and since the site is located in the Wasagaming Campground it offers close proximity to the beach and town site. 

  • Reservations and a deposit are required 
  • 10 people minimum, 15 people maximum 
  • Site can accommodate 6 tents or 5 tents and 1 RV/camper
  • Amenities include: electricity on site (15/30 Amps), raised tent pad, picnic tables, large in ground fire pit, kitchen shelter and washrooms facilities nearby, potable water within the campground.
  • Parking space for 4 vehicles. Additional parking nearby.
  • Beach access is within a twenty minute walk from the site.
  • Campers must comply with the rules and regulations of the Wasagaming Campground.
  • Check-in time: 2:00 pm
  • Check-out time: 11:00 am
  • Fee information
Camp Kippechewin

Located 14.7 km (9 miles) from Wasagaming off Hwy 354. This private spot in the forest at the West end of Clear Lake has a beautiful beach and a large grassy day-use area. 

  • Reservations and a deposit are required 
  • 10 people minimum, 60 people maximum 
  • Accommodates tents and small trailers 
  • Amenities include a campfire circle, 2 kitchen shelters, 2 pit privies,firepits, picnic tables, firewood, and well water 
  • Beach access
  • Check-in time: 2:00 pm
  • Check-out time: 11:00 am
  • Fee information

Backcountry camping

Backcountry camping reservations are now available online: Parks Canada Reservations. Step into the untouched wilderness of Riding Mountain and experience the park in a new way. As a backcountry user, you can access hidden gems not seen by most visitors.

Planning

In the backcountry of Riding Mountain, you will find maintained hiking trails and designated campsites with a fire pit, firewood, pit privy, picnic table, and a bear proof food storage container. Pre-trip planning and preparedness is essential for travel in the backcountry. These are wilderness areas and all precautions should be taken.

Trail conditions, levels of difficulty, distance between campsites, mode of travel, water availability, bear activity, and weather forecast and conditions are all factors to be considered before and during your trip.

Safety

When planning a trip into the backcountry of Riding Mountain National Park, at least one person in your party should be able to recognize natural hazards and have experience in wilderness first aid. Caution and self-reliance are essential.

  • Know your physical limits.
  • Inform friends or family of your itinerary.
  • Ensure that you have adequate food, water, clothing and equipment for your trip.
  • Be prepared for at least one day more than your planned trip.
  • In case of EMERGENCY, call 911 or Parks Canada Dispatch at 1-877-852-3100, but remember cell phone reception in the backcountry is not reliable.

Water

All backcountry travellers should carry a portable stove for cooking. If you have a campfire, keep it small, do not leave it unattended and be sure it is fully extinguished when you are finished.

Wash dishes well away from any water sources and keep the use of soap to a minimum (even biodegradable soaps are pollutants). When washing dishes, strain the bits of food waste and pack them out. Disperse strained water on the land.

Disposal

When it comes to garbage if you pack it in—pack it out. Littering is unlawful and hazardous to wildlife.

Do not dispose of garbage in pit privies.

Use the pit privies provided. If there are no pit privies, select a spot away from trails, campsites and at least 70 m away from water sources. Dig a hole 12 to 16 cm deep to reach the dark-coloured biologically active soil layer. When filling the hole with soil, do not pack it down. Pack out toilet paper and used feminine hygiene products.

Pets

Dogs or other pets cause stress for wildlife. Dogs, like wolves and coyotes, may be seen as a threat. Off-leash dogs can trigger aggressive behaviour from wildlife such as black bears, moose, and elk. To prevent unsafe situations, it is your responsibility to:

  • Ensure your dog is on a leash and under control at all times.
  • Pick up and dispose of your pet’s waste in a garbage bin.
  • Consider leaving your dog at home if you plan to camp, hike or go into the backcountry.

Useful links

Reservations

To reserve your accommodation, visit Parks Canada Reservations. For more information on booking an accommodation, check-in, policies, etc, please visit our reservable accommodation information page.