Blue Lake Provincial Park

Day Use Vehicle Permits: because of the popularity of this park it is one that may need permits to be purchased in advance in order to guarantee park access. This was started in 2021 and will continue in 2022.
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 go online and book your permit but there’s no extra charge.

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Information

Phone #: Summer – (807) 227-2601 / Winter – (807) 223-7535
Main entrance co-ordinates:
Address: Box 730, 479 Government Street, Dryden, ON, P8N 2Z4
Opening seasons: May 20, 2022, to September 18, 2022

Travel, Directions & Distances

Directions: Thunder Bay to Blue Lake Provincial Park via Trans-Canada Hwy/ON-17 W

Toronto (Pearson Airport):
Ottawa (International Airport):
Public transit:
Uber/taxi:

Activities

Camping & Accomodation

Car Camping

The Blue Lake campgrounds offer a range of car camping opportunities from private tent pads to pull through sites with parking areas. Half the campsites have electrical hook-ups and amenities such as water taps, comfort stations & laundry facilities are close by! Boating is only steps away along with some great activities like swimming or hiking in this lush forest landscape that you’ll love visiting again tomorrow morning when it will be even more beautiful than before – guaranteed because there’s always something new happening around here every day

Group Camping

The inviting blue waters of Blue Lake attract visitors from all over to spend their leisure time there. The two group campsites offer different sizes and can accommodate 40 people or more at a time, with water taps nearby for your convenience as well! A beach borders this area making it a perfect spot if you want some peace without too many noise distractions – just bring along essentials like camping equipment because nothing else will be needed other than what’s already present on-site (toilets etc). Sites vary in size so make sure that yours fits before booking; however, they do have electrical hookups available which means plenty of power outlets nearby when needed most!.

Reservations can be made online or through our call centre by phoning 1-888-ONT-PARK. When reserving online select “Group” as your reservation type.

Roofed Accommodation

Roofed Accommodation Trailer Equipped Campsite

Number at Park: 8

Site Number(s) / Name: 3, 4, 401, 402, 403, 404, 405, 406

​Enjoy some additional comfort in a trailer equipped campsite.

Check-in/Check-out

4pm/10am

Sleeps:

6

Amenities

Travel trailers are equipped with a dinette, couch slide, screened tent, cook stove, fridge/freezer, air conditioner, heater, shower, and two sinks with potable water. An outside deck, BBQ, and firepit are available. A vault toilet is available nearby.

What to Bring

​Dishes/utensils, linens/bedding

Restrictions

There is a 2-night minimum stay and a 3-night minimum stay on long weekends.

Please note that pets are not permitted. Smoking is not permitted.

Parking

​1 parking space is included in the rental fee.

How to Reserve

Reservations can be made online or by phone.

Hiking, Biking & Paddling

Hiking

Boulder Ridge Trail – 1 km, easy, 30 minutes
Walkthrough a forest created by fire, onto a ridge made by ice, and over sands carried by rivers now dry. The Boulder Ridge Trail mixes past and present into a fascinating half-hour stroll.

Goblin Lake Trail – 11 km, moderate, full day
For those with an adventurous streak, the Goblin Lake Trail follows the edge of Goblin Lake and explores the wilds of Northern Ontario the way our pioneers would have. Follow the directional signs carefully and always let someone know where you are hiking and when you expect to return. Bring a snack and plenty of water for this all-day hike.

Rock Point Trail – 4km, moderate
This 4 km trail takes you through a variety of environments from cedar groves to Jack Pine ridges. As you will be hiking through varying terrain, be sure to wear appropriate footwear. Your journey starts at the beaver pond and loops back to the campground near M road.

Spruce Fen Boardwalk Trail – 1 km, easy, barrier-free, 30 minutes
A fen is a fascinating world where land floats on water, plants eat animals, and creatures of the water fly. The Spruce Fen Trail takes you through a Black Spruce fen and a beaver pond environment. Interpretive signs help describe these environments along the trail. To protect the fen, the trail is a boardwalk and is also wheelchair accessible.

Biking

Bicycles are a great way to explore the campground. They are permitted on park roads but not on the trail system.

Paddling

Boating

Powerboats are allowed on all lakes within Blue Lake Provincial Park but please be aware of non-motorized canoes, kayaks and sailboats.

Canoeing

Take a canoe out onto Blue Lake and explore for the afternoon or try a longer canoe adventure starting from the park.

Route 12 Blue Lake– 97 km loop, partially in the park, moderate, 5-7 days
This route features varied scenery, wildlife, and sandy beaches. In the past, portages were used as trading routes to the Hudson Bay Post on Eagle Lake. There is also an abandoned Mica mine site on Cobble Lake.

Detailed maps and more canoe route information is available at the Blue Lake Park Office.

Maps & Resources

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