Coronavirus (COVID-19) impacts
  • Cyprus Lake frontcountry camping opens Wednesday, July 15, at 50% capacity. Cancelled reservations will be refunded in full.
    • New reservations will open at Bruce Peninsula National Park starting at 8:00 am EDT on July 10th, 2020. Not all services or facilities are open, so please see details below before you reserve.
    • Please note: Reservations for Cyprus Lake Campground are almost completely full. Parks Canada has had to reduce capacity to 50% in the campground to support social distancing and hygiene measures. There are now extremely limited reservation opportunities. Please consider joining us in the late fall or next season
    • For our clients with camping reservations who are wondering if they will be cancelled, we are working through these challenging details with our reservation system provider and will notify all impacted campers as soon as possible. We appreciate your patience.
  • Backcountry camping at High Dump and Stormhaven is now open by prepaid reservation only.
    • Campers can check in in person at the Cyprus Lake Campground Office on the day of your arrival. You may pay any additional vehicle and day use fees at that time and will be issued your camping permits for use on your campsite and in vehicle.
    • Alternatively, if you would like to get your permits in advance, please contact the Cyprus Lake Campground Office at 519-596-2364 ext. 453 at least two days before your arrival. Any additional fees (day permits, overnight vehicle parking) will be paid at that time. Permits will be scanned and emailed.
    • Once permits are issued, no cancellations are allowed.
    • Campers will need to agree to terms and conditions prior to their stay.
  • Yurts and group camping remain closed. Cancelled reservations will be refunded in full.
  • Campground washrooms will be open with enhanced cleaning. Showers will not be open.
  • Please follow the advice of local public health experts and wear a mask indoors and in public spaces where physical distancing may be difficult to maintain.

Visit the Bruce Peninsula National Park COVID-19 page for updates on park facilities and services

Campers staying at the Cyprus Lake Campground can hike to the Grotto from their campsite. If you’d like to park in the Grotto parking lot, you will need to book a parking space in the same manner as anyone else.

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

Bruce Peninsula National Park offers superb semi-wilderness camping, in ideal locations to base your park adventure. Four different camping experiences are available in the park:

  1. Drive-in sites at the Cyprus Lake Campground
  2. Group camping at Cyprus Lake
  3. Backcountry camping along the Bruce Trail at Stormhaven or High Dump
  4. Yurt camping along the shore of Cyprus Lake
  5. Winter Camping at Tamaracks Campground

Campground rules

  • Quiet hours are in effect during the camping season from 10 pm to 7 am.
  • Daily alcohol consumption bans are in effect during the park’s quiet hours.
  • Kindling or maintaining campfires after 11 pm is prohibited.
  • During all long weekends, a full ban on the possession of alcohol will be in effect. The weekends when alcohol is not permitted in the park at any time are:
    • Victoria Day Long Weekend (May 15 - 18, 2020)
    • Civic Holiday Long Weekend (July 31 - August 3, 2020)
    • Labour Day Long Weekend (September 4 - 7, 2020)
    • Thanksgiving Long Weekend (October 9 - 12, 2020)

Camping in the park is popular during summer, so reservations are strongly recommended. Spring and fall are superb times to visit, with fewer people, and natural attractions including wildflowers (spring), bird migration and fall colours. Certain rules and regulations apply when camping at Bruce Peninsula National Park.