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 promise this will be clear when booking.
Rules for backcountry camping and the roofed accommodation haven’t changed.
Day Use Vehicle Permits: Because of this park’s popularity, it will need permits to be purchased in advance to guarantee park access. This process was started in 2021 and 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
McRae Point Official website
McRae Point Facebook
Phone #: 705-325-7290
Main entrance co-ordinates:
Address: 4366 McRae Park Road Ramara Township L3V 6H7
Opening seasons: May 12, 2023, to October 10, 2023
Camping & Accommodation
McRae Point offers car camping in the North and South Campgrounds. The North Campground is fully serviced with electricity and has large pull-through sites that accommodate extra large trailers and motorhomes. There are fully serviced washroom and shower buildings located in this campground with smaller washrooms found throughout. The South Campground is a campground that features both electrical and non-electrical campsites. This campground has access to the shower buildings in the North Campground and has washrooms located throughout.
Hiking, Biking & Paddling
Tucked away in McRae Point Provincial Park, is The Water’s Edge Trail. This trail offers visitors the chance to explore a diverse ecosystem and makes for a memorable experience at McRae Point. The start of the trail is located near our boat launch and will guide you along Lake Simcoe to a section of boardwalk, passing through lush hardwood swamp, rich in a variety of ferns. Further along the trail you will come out to a point known for magnificent sunsets over Lake Simcoe.
Visitors are welcome to cycle on park roads.
There are some good canoeing and paddling around lake Simcoe
Maps & Resources
Ontario parks have a park overview map for McRae Point 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
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