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.
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Phone #: 705-899-2644 (summer) 705-272-9117 (winter)
Main entrance co-ordinates: 48.175915 -82.501216
Address: MECP Timmins Cochrane Cluster – Ontario Parks 5520 Highway 101 East P.O. Box 3090 South Porcupine P0N 1H0
Opening seasons: May 19, 2023 to September 17, 2023
Camping & Accommodation
Ivanhoe Lake offers four campgrounds: Red Pine, Le Rivage, White Birch Hill and La Baie; over half of the campsites have electrical services. Many campsites provide a spectacular view of the lake while others can offer you a more secluded camping experience. Amenities include two comfort stations, laundry facilities, vault privies, water taps, picnic areas, pet beach, fish cleaning station and two beautiful beaches, one of which offers a children’s playground.
Ivanhoe Lake offers one secluded group camping area located on the waterfront. The site provides a vault privy with sink, water tap, large fire pit and multiple picnic tables. Reservations can be made online or by phone.
Seasonal Campsite Program
Ivanhoe Lake Provincial Park is pleased to offer seasonal leasing of campsites. This program allows park users to camp at the same location for the entire summer season. Interested parties can obtain information about seasonal leasing from the park office.
Hiking, Biking & Paddling
Saw Lake Trail – 2.8 km loop, easy
This trail leads up and over beautiful esker ridges and continues along the shores of serene Saw Lake, a small glacier lake stocked with Speckled Trout. Be sure to bring your camera as the waters here gleam a greenish hue on a sunny summer’s day.
Quaking Bog Trail – 0.8 km, easy
A short but worthy trail for hikers that takes you along a path that was once at the bottom of Ivanhoe Lake. Interpretive panels located along its path bring to light some of these features as well as a viewing platform overlooking a rare quaking bog.
Teck Lake Trail – 1 km, moderate
This trail is a peaceful, solitary walk for those who venture through its mature boreal forest before coming to rest at tranquil Teck Lake. Here you can discover a small kettle lake formed by glaciers and stocked with Brook Trout. Like Saw Lake, the waters here also gleam green on a sunny summer’s day.
The Esker Trail – 8 km, moderate to difficult
Hikers can trek along one of the most accessible and representative eskers in Ontario. If you feel like a scenic walk with panoramic views, follow a small gravel road which takes you up above the tree tops providing views of green-hued kettle lakes, mature stands of forest, abundant wildlife and the most spectacular view of Ivanhoe Lake anywhere in the park. There are also a couple of side trails that will take you to the solitude of Axe and Canyon Lakes. For the safety of all trail users, the use of motorized vehicles is prohibited during the months of July and August.
Keep it green and bring your bike for getting around on our paved and gravel park roadways or perhaps you are up for a challenge to take a bike hike on the Esker Trail.
Canoe the quiet waters of Saw Lake and Teck Lake or take a day trip up the beautiful Ivanhoe River. Bring along your binoculars and camera as you are almost sure to see eagles, waterfowl and the ever-present moose along the fertile shoreline.
Maps & Resources
Ontario parks have an overview park map click here for more information