ALWAYS check Alerts and other information on the official website, as conditions and facility availability are subject to change.
New Camping Rules for 2023 (7-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 7-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.
Facebook and Website Links
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Phone #: (705) 342 5492
Main entrance co-ordinates: 45.35886 -80.21344
Address: 35 Eddie Ramsay Parkway Nobel P0G 1G0
Opening seasons: January 6, 2023 to March 20, 2023 / May 12, 2023 to October 31, 2023
Camping & Accommodation
Killbear offers car camping at all seven campgrounds with most campsites being less than a five-minute walk from the shoreline. Campsites are available for all types of camping equipment. Electrical sites are available in Kilcoursie, Beaver Dams, and Harold Point Campgrounds.
Three group campsites can accommodate up to 25 people each – tents only. Water taps and vault toilets are nearby. All three sites are a short walk to the shoreline.
Reservations can be made online or by phone.
Radio-free campgrounds include Granite Saddle, Harold Point, Lighthouse Point, and Georgian.
Hiking, Biking & Paddling
Twin Points Trail 1.6 km loop (40 minutes) easy.
The trail crosses over rock outcrops and through different types of forest until it makes its way to the rocky points and sandy beaches of the shoreline. A trail guide interprets the geological features found along the way.
Lookout Point Trail 3.5 km loop (1.5 hours) moderate
This trail winds through a variety of forest types and rock outcrops and provides a breathtaking view of Georgian Bay at the midway point. A trail guide explains the ecology of the area.
Lighthouse Point Trail 800 m loop (25 minutes) easy to moderate
This short trail takes you to the tip of Killbear Point and offers superb views of Georgian Bay and interesting rockscapes.
Recreational Trail – 6 km linear (3 hours) easy to moderate
The recreational trail runs parallel to the main park road from the park entrance to Lighthouse Point. The trail winds through hemlock groves, hardwood forest and rock outcrops and is ideal for hiking, jogging, cycling or nature watching.
A 6 km Recreational Trail runs the length of the park and is a very popular way to experience the park.
Canoeing and kayaking are popular activities. The park has over 12 km of rugged shoreline and three islands to explore. There are dozens of other islands within a short paddle of the park. Paddlers must be aware of wind and wave conditions on Georgian Bay and be aware that the weather can change quickly. Killbear does not rent canoes or kayaks, but rentals are available outside the park at local businesses.
Maps & Resources
Ontario parks have an overview map, campground map, and also a twin points trail map click here for more information
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