Charleston Lake Provincial Park, Ontario

A favorite family camping destination offering excellent swimming, boating, fishing, and wildlife viewing

Rocky lake and forest landscape that is an extension of the Canadian Shield

Great hiking trails including a vantage point from the highest peak in the county

Nature Centre and Natural Heritage Education program

Charleston Lake Official website
Charleston Lake Official Facebook
Charleston Lake Magazine: a private group that you can ask to join.
Friends of Charleston Lake: membership is available


Phone #: (613) 659-2065
Main entrance co-ordinates: 44.50176, -76.04133
Address: 148 Woodvale Rd. Lansdowne, K0E 1L0
Opening seasons: Open May to October

Travel, Directions & Distances

Directions: From the 401 head northwest on Reynolds Rd/County Rd 3 toward Route 2/County Rd 2forabout 16km.Shouldn’t be more than 15 minutes.
Toronto (Pearson Airport): 325 km around 3 hrs 15 min
Ottawa (International Airport): 144 km 1 hr 45 min
Public transit: None. Closest VIA rail is Kingston


Camping & Accomodation


Hiking, Biking & Paddling


Trails: choice of 7 trails ranging in distance from under 2 km to about 10 km. Trails run from easy to difficult.


Trails: Easy biking on park roads but no off-road routes.


Routes: Plenty of choices, most is free of motorized boats. Portage routes for the more adventurous.

Maps & Resources

Park and trail maps (PDF) can be downloaded from the official web page – maps

Local Facilities

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