ALWAYS check Alerts and other information on the official website, as conditions and facility availability are subject to change.
New Camping Rules for 2023 (14-night max) – new for 2023 are revised rules about the maximum number of nights you can camp. In this park, if you are camping between July 1 and the Saturday of the Labour Day long weekend, you’ll be restricted to no more than 14-nights at this park. Outside of those dates, it’s still the old 23-night maximum. Ontario Parks promises this will be clear when booking.
Rules for backcountry camping and the roofed accommodation haven’t changed.
Day Use Vehicle Permits: because of the popularity of this park, it’s one that may need permits to be purchased in advance in order to guarantee park access. This was started in 2021 and continued in 2022. There’s no reason to believe that this will be kept for 2023.
If you’re smart, grab the permit before any visit, even mid-week. We found this out the hard way at our local Provincial Park.
You can buy the vehicle permit up to 5 days in advance, which guarantees you access to the park on that day. If you have an annual or season pass, you should still book your permit online, but there’s no extra charge.
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Phone #: 705-326-7054
Main entrance co-ordinates:
Address: 2540 Bass Lake Sideroad East, Oro-Medonte Township, ON, L3V 6H2
Opening seasons: May 13, 2022 to October 11, 2022
Travel, Directions & Distances
Directions: Barrie to Bass Lake Provincial Park via ON-11
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Camping & Accomodation
Bass Lake has four different campgrounds that offer car camping. Each one of these locations offers access to washrooms and showers, with three having fully serviced facilities inside the park as well! Eastside is an electrical site so make sure you bring your amenities if this would be where you want to go for camping purposes or just need more power than what Cedar Park can provide–it also doesn’t hurt lining up at sunset every day either because there’s no better view in all existence
The Cedar Campground is also a non-electrical camp and it’s the closest one to our day-use area. It doesn’t have shower buildings but there are vault washrooms located nearby that you can access in other campsites if needed!
Hilltop Campground features both electrical and non-electrical campsites. This campground has access to the shower building in Eastside Campground and has washrooms located throughout.
Eastside Campground is a fully electrical campground and campsites #5 and #6 are barrier-free and reservable.
Bass Lake has three group camping areas available for reservation.
It’s wonderful to know that we have so many options when it comes time for your next camping trip! Our group sites can accommodate up to 60 people including children or 40 if you prefer a more intimate experience.
Electricity is not available at our group sites. Each site has a small parking lot available for campers and there are additional parking lots located throughout the park. The group sites have to vault washrooms and drinking water taps. Shower buildings are accessible in adjacent campgrounds. The sites are approximately a 10-minute walk from our daily use and beach area along the park walking trail.
Reservations can be made online or by phone.
Hiking, Biking & Paddling
Please enjoy this 2.8 km walk through a variety of habitats that includes historic and natural points on the trail to learn about how we can appreciate both history as well as nature at its finest with input from Rowe Homestead, an educational farm for over 100 years where you will also find evidence left behind by glaciers 10 thousand years ago alongside what is important now – future flora & fauna! You start off right near our beach parking lot so no matter your ability or age everyone has access
Part of our hiking trail is paved and bicycle-friendly. Visitors are also welcome to bike on park roads.
The park has a boat launch that can accommodate a boat up to 20 feet. There are also docks for temporary docking.
Canoe rentals are available at the park store.
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