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) 892-2200
Main entrance co-ordinates: 46.733831 -79.803357
Address: 2860 Hwy 11 North Marten River P0H 1T0
Opening seasons: Park entrance closed for the season in September 2022, although you may still be able to access the park on foot or by bike. If you are traveling a long way, it’s best to check in advance.
Camping & Accommodation
Campsites can accommodate equipment ranging from tents only to large trailers. Many campsites offer electrical hook-up. Amenities such as water taps, comfort stations and laundry facilities are close by. Swimming, boating, angling and hiking opportunities are only a short distance away.
Marten River has 2 adjoining group campsites. Each site will accommodate a minimum of 7 people and a maximum of 15 people, including children. Tents only, trailers are not permitted. Electricity is not available. Due to the proximity of the group campsites to the regular campsites, generators are not permitted. Toilets and a water tap are located at the group camping area. Reservations can be made online or by phone.
Hiking, Biking & Paddling
Transition Trail: Marten River’s Transition Trail offers a moderate hike that is five kilometers long and will take approximately two hours to complete. The trail takes you through a variety of forest types from mature pine stands to a Black Spruce bog.
Biking is allowed on park roads.
Marten River itself provides lots of opportunities to explore, with numerous bays and long stretches of shoreline. As the park is the southern gateway to the Temagami region, there are many canoeing opportunities close by. Nearby, Kenny Forest Provincial Park has a number of large, interconnected lakes to paddle, and for whitewater enthusiasts, the Temagami River is a great canoe or whitewater kayak route, either for the day or overnight.
Many more canoe route options can be found in the Temagami region. The area includes a number of other provincial parks, and with adjacent Crown land includes 2400 km of interconnected waterways. Canoe route maps of the many routes are available for purchase.
Maps & Resources
ontario parks has a park overview map for marten river provincial park click here for more information
Ontario Crown Land Use Policy Atlas: most Provincial Parks have excellent signage, maps, and marked trails. If you take up back-country adventures, then it’s not always clear. The Ontario Crown Land Use maps are an excellent resource. You might also want to join one or more of these groups on Facebook
Crown Land Camping Group
Crown Land Camping Ontario
Ontario Parks and Crown Land
Ontario Crown Land Campers
Sharing Ontario Crown Land Camping Spots