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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.
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Phone #: (705) 383-2286
Main entrance co-ordinates: 45.91768 -80.55927
Address: 20400 Highway 522 Britt P0G 1A0
Opening seasons: May 12, 2023 to October 10, 2023
Camping & Accommodation
Grundy Lake offers car camping in nine campgrounds: White Spruce, Hemlock, Trailer, Poplar, Red Maple, White Pine, White Birch, Jackpine, and Balsam Campgrounds.
Many campsites have electrical hook-ups. Amenities such as water taps, toilets, comfort stations, and laundry facilities are close by. Swimming, boating, and the Visitor Centre are located only a short distance away from the main beach.
Along with being radio-free, Red Maple Campground is also pet-free.
Grundy Lake has three group campsites available that vary in size and can accommodate from 15 to 60 people. Water taps are nearby and vault toilets are either on-site or close by. Comfort stations are nearby. A beach borders each group’s camping area.
the park does offer backcountry camping so please click here for more information
Hiking, Biking & Paddling
Swan Lake Trail – 1.5 km loop (1 hour) moderate to difficult.
Wind through a special area in the park which is protected as a nature reserve. This short hike crosses rocky ridges and lookouts as well as a variety of interesting wetlands. The centerpiece of the trail includes a boardwalk, where wetland plants and animals can be studied. While there, be sure to watch for the Great Blue Heron, beaver, waterfowl, bitterns and other varieties of birds, reptiles, amphibians, fish, deer, moose and carnivorous plants.
Gut Lake Trail – 2.5 km (1 ½ hours) moderate to difficult.
For some, this is the most popular trail in the park. It travels by two different areas: the rugged rock of the Precambrian Shield (which supports most of the life in this area), and the lakes, streams and wetlands (which drain excess water into Georgian Bay). There are many points that are ideal for photos, rest stops or a picnic. If you walk quietly, you may see Great Blue Heron, other birds, amphibians, fox, deer and moose.
Beaver Dams Trail – 3.6 km (2.5 hours), moderate to difficult.
This trail passes through dense forest and wetlands. Moose, deer, fisher, grouse and many other species of birds and mammals may be seen. The highlight of the trail is the Great Blue Heron rookery, identified as large bunches of branches at the tops of swamp-killed trees. In the spring, a few of these nests are active so bring your binoculars! Finally, you will also see a dammed rock fracture which controls the water level of Bucke Lake and affects Grundy and Gut Lakes as well as Nisbet Creek. Beavers are amazing engineers!
Pakeshkag Lake Trail – 5.2 Linear (2 hours) easy.
This multi-use linear trail is 2.6 km each way and will take approximately 2 hours at a leisurely walking pace. Pack a lunch and enjoy it on one of the picnic tables at the Pakeshkag Lake landing.
The trail will take you past the Beaver Lake wetland which is a favourite with birdwatchers in the Spring.
This trail can also be used as a portage to access the backcountry sites on Beaver Lake and Pakeshkag Lake.
There are no dedicated bike trails; however, campers enjoy bike rides along the park roads.
Inland lakes offer endless canoeing and kayaking adventures, which are great for beginners. There are canoe and kayak rentals available nearby. Those looking for a nearby adventure can canoe to their campsites at one of the park’s ten backcountry sites, a popular way to explore the interior of the park.
Maps & Resources
Ontario parks have an overview map and also a backcountry overview map click here for more information
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