Parks & Campgrounds
From provincial parks and private campgrounds to secluded spots that dot our lakes and rivers, the Timmins area has an abundance of recreational areas to pitch a tent, take a swim or have a picnic while enjoying our pristine wilderness.
What do you get when you combine glamour and camping? Glamping is the perfect wilderness experience for those people who love the outdoors but are not keen on “roughing it”. WildExodus offers all-inclusive, multi-day packages with professional guides, first-class sleeping quarters, fantastic meals served with wine, trekking and ecotourism activities plus all of the equipment required for canoeing and fishing. Every Glamping expedition is an intimate one with only a single party of 4 to 12 people booked at a time.
Big Water Lake Campground
6940 Highway 655
Bob’s Lake Camping
1211 Highway 101 East
McArthur Lake Lodge
The Cache Camping Ground
Villars Bay Resort
460 Retreat Road
Villars Bay Resort
Wawaitin Holiday Park
7000 Dalton Road
Ivanhoe Lake Provincial Park
Ivanhoe Lake Provincial Park is a popular spot covering 1,589 hectares of Boreal Forest. Covering a 25 km strip, Ivanhoe lake is the park’s most popular destination. A long, curving lip of sandy beach with warm, shallow water for swimming brings families with young children for holidays, fishing trips, canoe outings. Hike alone or with park naturalists to a bog and kettle lakes, or paddle on your own to a favourite spot for viewing moose. Located between Chapleau and Timmins, the park also has a number of glacial features including eskers, kettle lakes and a quaking bog. This area has plant species such as wild rice and six species of orchids.
705.899.2644 | www.ontarioparks.com
Kettle Lakes Provincial Park
Kettle Lakes is a 1260-hectare park located about 35 km east of downtown Timmins. The park is dotted with 22 deep, spring-fed kettle lakes—reachable by trails and roads—where you can swim, paddle or fish. It also offers campgrounds, picnic areas, swimming beaches, walking and biking trails for visitors. An active interpretive program is in effect during the summer months. Three, six and nine km cross-country trails are maintained all winter with a heated shack available for warming toes and cooking lunches.
705.363.3511 | www.ontarioparks.com
Dana-Jowsey Lakes Provincial Park
Located 30 km west of Timmins, this park provides minimal visitor facilities. The park offers good fishing, swimming, boating and hiking opportunities plus a picnic area and boat-launching site. Dana and Jowsey Lakes are ideal for canoeing, and the shoreline of Dana Lake is distinguished by several mature stands of red and white pine. A trip to the park makes for a pleasant one-day outing.
705.272.7107 | www.ontarioparks.com