Coronavirus (COVID-19) impacts
Availability of camping facilities
  • Please note that camping in Thousand Islands National Park is currently by reservation only.
  • Reservable tent camping on Beau Rivage, McDonald, Georgina, Constance, Camelot, Aubrey, Gordon and Mulcaster Islands will resume starting June 22, 2020. 
  • Camping, firepits and composting toilets will be available at these locations starting June 22, 2020. 
  • All island oTENTiks and non-reservable campsites remain closed for the season. Reservations for island oTENTiks will be fully refunded automatically. Please note that there may be a delay in the refund due to volume. 
  • The oTENTiks at Mallorytown Landing will open July 15th. Reservations prior to July 15th will be fully refunded automatically. Please note that there may be a delay in the refund due to volume.
  • Equipment rental has been suspended for now. 
Before you visit
  • Be self-sufficient, and prepare by bringing your own clean-trip kit, including hand sanitizer, garbage bags, and masks when recommended by health authorities.
  • To protect visitors and staff, visitors and campers are asked to self-screen, ensuring that:
    • They have been inside Canada for at least 14 days continuously immediately prior to arriving in the park.
    • If they have been outside of Canada in the 28 days immediately prior to arrival in the park, they have self-isolated or quarantined in Canada in that period of time in compliance with public health laws and directives.
    • They are not experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms.
    • They have not tested positive for the COVID-19 virus, and have not been in contact with someone who has tested positive for the COVID-19 virus, within 14 days of arrival in the park.
During your visit
  • Campers will be provided with a registration packet at their reserved site, including permit forms to post their reservation, pay for beaching/mooring and for the purchase of firewood.
  • Keep a healthy space of 2 metres between you (or your family group) and others. Maintaining physical distance on trails and docks is your responsibility.
  • Respect all onsite direction and signage. Some will be new and will help ensure physical distancing.
  • Practice proper hygiene as directed by health authorities.
  • To protect yourself during your visit, please bring your own hand sanitizer. A reusable mask is recommended for areas where physical distance cannot be maintained. Outdoor areas like picnic tables, red chairs, composters and hand railings are not being regularly cleaned. Practice good hygiene like regular hand-washing.
  • Items like disposable gloves and disinfectant wipes can be helpful, but please ensure these are being disposed of properly. More than ever, Parks Canada requires your help to keep trails and facilities free of garbage.
  • Please note that composting toilets are not cleaned as regularly as frontcountry washrooms, and outdoor surfaces are not sanitized, so practicing safe hand hygiene is important.
  • Hand sanitizer will be available in composting toilets, but it is important to come prepared with your own supply.
  • You are responsible for your own safety. Be cautious when engaging in activities in order to avoid injury and/or getting lost to help minimize the demands placed on emergency response, search and rescue teams, and on the health care system.
  • Campers are asked to pack out their garbage or use the provided receptacles, and refrain from collecting firewood from the forest.

 Visit the Thousand Islands National Park COVID-19 page for updates on park facilities and services

Reserve your campsite!
1-877-RESERVE (737-3783)

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.

Reservations for the remainder of the 2020 season for Thousand Islands will re-open on Monday June 29th, 2020 at 8:00 a.m. EDT.

Camping options

Island camping
  • 25 Reservable campsites
Mainland camping (Mallorytown Landing)

Important notices

  • Access to the islands is by boat only and campers must arrange their own transportation. See Getting there and Don't have a boat?.
  • All vessels must have a valid mooring or beaching permit. These permits are NOT included with camping fees and must be purchased on arrival at the island.
  • Self check-in on arrival. Campers will be provided with a registration packet at their reserved site, including permit forms to post their reservation, pay for beaching/mooring and for the purchase of firewood. 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.
  • Potable water is NOT available on park islands.
  • Designated shallow water docking for camping users only is available on the following islands: Aubrey, Beau Rivage, McDonald, Camelot, Gordon, Mulcaster, and Georgina. These docks cannot be reserved.
  • Campsite check-in 2 pm. Check-out 11 am.
  • OTENTik roofed accommodations check-in 3 p.m. Check-out 11 am.
  • Facilities vary from island to island so check out our facilities and services chart (PDF, 311 KB) to pick the island that best suits your needs.

For a full list of fees for camping, docking, beaching, and Visitor Centre parking, visit our park fees page.

Learn more about visitor guidelines for your comfort and safety.