Driftwood Provincial Park

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.

Facebook and Website Links

Driftwood Official website
Driftwood Official Facebook

Information

Phone #: (613) 586-2553
Main entrance co-ordinates:
Address: 39520 Highway 17 Stonecliffe K0J 2K0
Opening seasons: May 13, 2022 to October 11, 2022

Activities

Camping & Accommodation

Car Camping

Ottawa Campground is the larger campground with two thirds of the park’s campsites located here. There is a full-service, barrier-free comfort station that includes showers, flush toilets and laundry facilities. Many of the campsites are waterfront. All campsites are non-electrical and have a picnic table and fire ring.

All campsites in Brumm Campground are electrical and are geared toward larger trailer units and RVs. Pull-through campsites are available and each site has a picnic table and fire ring.

Group Camping

Two group campsites are available for larger, organized groups. Reservations can be made online or by phone.

Hiking, Biking & Paddling

Hiking

The Oak Highland Trails:
1 km Riverview Loop and 2.5 km Beaver Pond Loop; moderate

This trail climbs steeply to a lookout with a panoramic view of the Ottawa River.

The Chevrier Creek Trails:
4 loops vary in range from 1.3 – 3.7 km loop; moderate

Biking

Biking is a popular activity on the main park roads.

Paddling

The park is located on the Ottawa River directly across from the mouth of the Dumoine River, which is a popular wilderness canoe route, making the park a good place to camp before and after your trip. Calm days provide great opportunities for exploration.

A number of canoe routes are also found in Algonquin Provincial Park which provides good day trips from Driftwood.

Maps & Resources

Local Facilities

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