General camping information

Operating season (nights):

  • May 3 – October 13, 2019
    • Sites 001-085: May 3 to October 13 (During Spring and Fall, services may be limited due to weather conditions. Campers will only be charged for the services available to them).
    • Sites 101-172: May 10 to October 13
    • Sites 201-275: May 10 to October 13
    • Sites 301-359: May 17 to September 1
    • Sites 401-421: May 17 to September 1
    • Sites 501-577: May 17 to September 1
    • Sites 601-640: May 17 to October 13
    • oTENTiks 701-708, 710, 714, 716-731: May 3 to October 13
    • Yurt: May 3 to October 13
    • micrOcube: May 10 to October 13

  • oTENTiks 709, 711, 712, 713, 715: Year round
Reservable period (nights):

  • May 4 – October 7, 2017
    • Sites 001-085: May 3 to October 13
    • Sites 101-172: May 10 to October 13
    • Sites 201-275: May 10 to October 13
    • Sites 301-359: May 17 to September 1
    • Sites 401-421: May 17 to September 1
    • Sites 501-577: May 17 to September 1
    • Sites 601-640: May 17 to October 13
    • oTENTiks 701-708, 710, 714, 716-731: May 3 to October 13
    • Yurt: May 3 to October 13
    • micrOcube: May 10 to October 13

  • oTENTiks 709, 711, 712, 713, 715: Year round
Reservable percentage:
  • 100% reservable
Kiosk hours:
  • 8 am - 11 pm (July and August).
  • Hours may vary in other months.
After hours registration:
  • After hours, please refer to signage in kiosk window.
  • **Entrance gate to the campground is closed to vehicles after 1 am. After 1 am, campers must park their vehicles outside the campground and walk in.
Check in time:
  • Any time after 3 pm.
  • Visitors who would like to arrive at the campground earlier may enjoy the rest of the park while waiting for their campsite to become vacant (a valid national park entry pass is required).
Check out time:
  • Before 11 am. You must vacate your site before 11:00 a.m. Otherwise camper will be charged an extra night camping fees.
Quiet hours:
  • 11 pm to 7 am.
  • Alcohol consumption is prohibited during quiet hours.
  • No excessive noise at any time.
  • Generator use prohibited between 11 pm and 7 am.
Minimum length of stay:
  • 1 night.
Maximum length of stay:
  • No maximum stay – unlimited.
Maximum persons per site:
  • 6 people.
Maximum vehicles per site:
  • 2 vehicles, space permitting (Boats are considered vehicles).
Maximum camping units per site:
  • 2 tents or 1 RV/camper and 1 tent.
Generator policy:
  • Not recommended.
  • Generators may be operated between 7 am – 11 pm. However, excessively loud units will not be tolerated at any time.
  • Generator use is prohibited during quiet hours (11 pm - 7 am).
Amperage of electrical service:
  • 15 and 30 Amp service in all serviced campsites.
Fire policy:
  • Firewood is sold by the bundle.
  • Authorized in provided firepits only.
  • No fires allowed from 1 am -7 am.
  • ** Bringing firewood from other areas into Riding Mountain National Park is NOT PERMITTED; it may harbour invasive species that have the potential to destroy entire forests.
Alcohol/Cannabis policy:
  • Alcohol and cannabis consumption is prohibited nightly, between 11:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m.
  • A complete alcohol and cannabis ban is enforced for the May Long Weekend (May 17-20, 2019).
Pet policy:
  • Pets must be kept on a leash at all times and they must not be left unattended. You must be in physical control of pets at all times, control the noise levels, and always clean up after them.
  • Pet food and dishes must be stored inside your vehicle or hard-sided trailer.
  • Pets are only permitted in oTENTiks 709, 727, 729, 730 and 731. In all other oTENTiks, micrOcube and Yurt pets are not permitted.
  • See Bare Campsite Program brochure upon arrival for more information.
Internet/Wi-Fi access:
  • There are Internet Cafés located in the Wasagaming townsite and in Onanole. Please ask Park staff for locations and more information.

Campground locations:

  • Wasagaming Campground:
    • Located in the Wasagaming townsite off of Columbine Drive. The campground is a 10 to 20 minute walk to the main beach.
    • From the South: Travel North of Brandon on Highway #10 for 95 km and you will come to the South Entrance of the Park. Continue 1 km past the South Entrance Kiosks on Highway #10 and turn left (West) on Columbine Drive. Continue for 500 m and turn right at the campground entrance (follow signs).
    • From the North: Go South from Dauphin on Highway #10 for 10km and you will come to the North Entrance of the Park. Continue 52 km past the North Entrance Kiosk on Highway #10 and turn right (West) on Columbine Drive. Continue for 500 m and turn right at the campground entrance (follow signs).
    • Wasagaming Campground geographic coordinates:
      • Latitude: 50.656664
      • Longitude: -99.960168
      • Street address: Intersection of Columbine Drive and Buffalo Drive, Wasagaming, MB

      Campground description:

      • Wasagaming (449 reservable sites):
        • Electricity, Water & Sewer: 85 sites (6 accessible)
        • Electricity, Water: 130 sites (3 accessible)
        • Electricity only: 142 sites (4 accessible)
        • Unserviced: 57 sites
        • oTENTiks: 30
        • Yurt: 1
        • micrOcube: 1
        • *** Wasagaming has 2 family friendly loops: #319-359 and #534-625.
        • These loops are likely to have small children, and may be a bit noisier during the day and quieter at night.
        • Mix of open & wooded sites.
        • All sites have firepits, picnic tables, access to washrooms with hot/cold running water, showers, and flush toilets; kitchen shelters; water taps; and a dump station.
        • Thirteen accessible sites for those with mobility impairments are available, these are available to be booked through the Parks Canada Registration Service. Accessible sites include 6 full service (Electricity, Water and Sewer), 3 Electricity and Water and 4 Electricity sites.
        • Entrance gate to the campground is closed to vehicles after 1 am.

      Roofed accommodation description:

      • oTENTiks:
        • Located in the Wasagaming Campground, the oTENTik resembles a traditional prospector tent, but offers a more spacious and comfortable experience. The tent has a wooden frame with canvas covering and a wood laminate floor.
        • Furnished with 2 large sleeping platforms with 4 twin mattresses and 1 raised platform with a double mattress, table, chairs and electric heat. Picnic table, fire pit and propane BBQ on site (propane provided at no extra cost). There is no plumbing or running water in the tents. Water taps and washrooms with showers nearby. No food or drink permitted in the tents. Campers should bring bedding, flashlights, water jug, cooking equipment, and other items. oTENTiks 702, 703, 705, 706, 708, 709, 711, 712, 713 and 715 are equipped with a wood stove. All oTENTiks are now equipped with electricity for heat and light.
        • ***Sites 702, 703 and 704 are separate from the rest of the oTENTiks and preferable for those wanting to reserve 2 or 3 oTENTiks side by side. There is a very short walk from the driveway and parking area to the tents.
        • ***Sites 706, 713 and 715 have ramps for easier access.
        • ***Sites 709,711,712,713 and 715 have been winterized for year round use.

      • Yurt:
        • Located in the Wasagaming Campground, the Yurt consists of a circular wood frame enveloped in canvas and equipped with skylight dome windows, a solid door and a hard wood floor.
        • Furnished with bunk beds, a futon, table and chairs, an armoire, and electric heat. Picnic table and fire pit on site. There is electricity for heat and lighting in the Yurt . Water taps and washrooms with showers nearby. No food or drink permitted in the Yurt. Campers should bring bedding, flashlights, water jug, cooking equipment, and other items. The yurt is accessible to those with mobility impairments.

      • Cairn’s Cabin:
        • Located 14 km down the Ochre River Trail. Wilderness cabin offering basic amenities: wood stove, sleeping loft (bring your sleeping mat), table and benches, and outhouse. The cabin is available year round.

      • micrOcube:
        • The micrOcube is roughly 10 m2 and offers a panoramic window on one side of the cube. The micrOcube is a contemporary design with a double bed, two chairs and a table.

      • What do I need to bring?
        • For every accommodation, you should bring your bedding, pillow, cooking equipment, and toiletries. Cooking is prohibited inside the accommodation. Plan ahead to be equipped for colder days as this accommodation is not heated. Washrooms and showers nearby.

Fees

For information regarding camping fees for Riding Mountain National Park please see our Fees page.

If there is no vacancy for your dates:

If the Wasagaming Campground appears to be full and alternative dates/services cannot be selected, we have 4 unserviced outlying campgrounds located around the park that are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Please call the Park (204-848-7275) for more details.

Require additional information?

Reservation service:

General park information:

  • Telephone: 1-888-773-8888
    • 8 am to 8 pm Eastern Time, April to September
    • 10 am to 6 pm Eastern Time, October to March
  • rmnp.info@pc.gc.ca

For information and reservations specifically for backcountry camping:

For information and reservations specifically for Group camping:

  • Located at Camp Kippechewin (15 km from Wasagaming), Camp Ma-Ma-O-Pe (13 km from Wasagaming), or at Lake Audy Campground (44 km from Wasagaming). 10 people minimum. Pit toilets only - no showers.
  • 204-848-7275

For Yurt reservations:

For oTENTik reservations:

For micrOcube reservations:

Terms and definitions

Site-specific
Guests select the specific campsite or accommodation when they make their reservation. All front-country camping reservations made through the Parks Canada Reservation Service (PCRS) are site-specific reservations.
Operating Season (Nights)
The "Operating Season" is the nights that the campground is open. Sometimes the campgrounds are open for longer than the period for which they accept reservations. Any dates of the "Operating Season" outside of the "Reservable Period" are dates that the campground operates on a first come, first served basis only.
Reservable Period (Nights)
The "Reservable Period" is the nights for which you can make a camping or accommodation reservation. Note that many campgrounds may be open longer than this period, and operate outside of these dates on a first-come, first-served basis.
Kiosk
The administration/entrance booth of a particular campground, this is where you "check-in" and register your arrival.
Vehicle
Car, truck, motorcycle, truck-camper, motorhome, or recreational vehicle. A motor home pulling another vehicle may count as two vehicles.
Camping Unit
Tent, tent-trailer, truck-camper, trailer, 5th wheel, motorhome or recreational vehicle.
Serviced Site

Refers to a campsite offering either electrical, water, and/or sewer hook-ups or any combination of these services directly on the campsite. Fully-serviced sites offer electrical, potable water, and sewer hook-ups. "Unserviced" sites do not offer any of these hook-ups.

The terms "serviced" and "unserviced" refer to the individual campsites; they do not refer to the washroom facilities or other amenities available at the campground.

Drive-through Site
Campsite where the driver does not have to reverse their vehicle to exit (there is a separate entrance and exit to the individual campsite). Ideal for larger vehicles and trailers.
Walk-in Site
Campsite which requires some degree of walking to access the site, and therefore requires a tent. Vehicle will be parked a short distance away.
Overflow Site
Overflow campsites vary from park to park, and may range from a paved area to park a camping unit (not generally suitable for tents) to a more traditional, grassy site. They are unserviced and are not reservable.
Accessible Site
A campsite which is accessible to guests with limited mobility.
Firepit

A designated structure for campfires located on a campsite. Check availability, as not all campsites offer a fire pit. In some parks, a fire permit is required to have a fire.

In some parks, only communal firepits are available, and access is shared with other guests.

Fire permit
In some campgrounds, guests will require a valid fire permit to have a campfire. A fire permit may include firewood. Please refer to the ‘Fire policy’ section of the QRT for individual campground policies.
Firewood
In some campgrounds firewood is sold by the bundle, whereas in others a fire permit may give the holder access to the campground wood pile. Please refer to the ‘Fire policy’ section of the QRT for individual campground policies.
First-come, First-served Site
Campsites that are available on a first come, first served basis only. These sites are only available to guests who are physically located at the campground. These sites cannot be registered over the telephone or on-line. These campsites may be available for only 1 night or for multiple nights depending on availability.
Shoulder Season
Shoulder season refers to the season before and after the peak season. While many campgrounds remain open outside of their peak season, the services offered during this period may be limited (please check with the park for more details).
Entrance Pass
A valid National Park Entrance Pass is required for all visitors to National Parks that have entry fees.
Daily Entrance Pass
A daily entrance pass permits visitor’s unlimited entry to the specified park on a per day basis for the period of time indicated.
Annual/Seasonal Entrance Pass
An annual or seasonal entrance pass permits visitor’s unlimited entry to the specified park for the period of time indicated.
Parks Canada Discovery Pass
The Parks Canada Discovery Pass permits visitors unlimited entry to the participating Parks Canada national parks and national historic sites across Canada, for a period of 12 months.