Reservations for the following year can be made on the 1st working day in November on an annual basis. Actual camping with the appropriate permit, is available annually from May 1st to October 31st. 

The North Frontenac Parklands offer the ultimate backcountry camping experience. With 184 campsites interspersed around 11 pristine lakes, you will enjoy the scenic tranquility of the unique landscapes of the Madawaska Highlands.

Access points on each lake can be reached by road, although an off-road capable vehicle with clearance is the recommended choice of transport. Most campsites are accessible only by water from these access points.

The campsites are ideally suited for setting up a base camp from which to enjoy a variety of outdoor recreational activities. Whichever activities you pursue, while you are taking in the natural beauty of your surroundings, we ask all visitors to respect the basic rules of “backcountry etiquette” to minimize the impact on the local vegetation and wildlife.

To help make your backcountry camping experience as pleasurable as possible, here are a few handy links to help with the planning:

  • Camping Checklist – ‘Click here’ for a list of items you won’t want to forget, you’ll be in the backcountry, so you will only have what you take with you! If you do forget an item stop in at one of the local businesses on your way to your campsite. This checklist will help you to remember to bring the basics.
  • Weather Forecast – Visit The Weather Network to get up to date weather information for current conditions and short-term and long-term weather forecasts. Please also subscribe to Environment Canada’s Weather Alerts to ensure you are prepared should bad weather arise.
  • Book Your Campsite – Unlike most other Parklands or Campgrounds, you can choose among the 11 lakes to find the environment that best suits the type of activities you’ll be doing, and then to reserve the specific site where you’ll be pitching your tent.