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Frequently Asked Questions

How many vehicles can I have on my site?

The fee for one vehicle is included in your campsite permit, all other vehicles must park in the visitor parking area.

Is the water in the park safe to drink?

All our water is treated and tested regularly so feel free to bring your refillable water bottles. It is not recommended that you fill bottles from our washroom sink taps in case of contamination from dirty hands. There are a number of water taps throughout the park.

Do we have to pay for showers?

Yes, showers are centrally located in the park, and require .25 cents per 4 minutes of use.

Can we swim in the river.

Yes, it is a swim at your own risk, as the water can be moving fast after rain storms and in the early spring. As the water level lowers the are places that most people swim and can site in the running water amongst the islands.

Are there bears in the park?

We do not normally see bears in the park, however, we are in bear country so it is important that you take care with your food items and be sure not to leave food unattended. It is more likely that you will encounter a hungry raccoon or chipmunk rather than a bear, but for the safety of all wildlife please be responsible and do not feed wild animals, keep your site clear of food and garbage, and secure all food items away at night or when your site is unattended.

How old do you have to be to reserve and occupy a camp site?

You must have at least one responsible person 18 years of age or older occupying the site. If more than one site is booked there must be at least one person 18 years of age or older per site. Proof of Age must be shown and will be required at check-in.

Is alcohol permitted within the park?

Alcohol is permitted within the park. Alcohol must remain on your designated site at all times.

What are the check-in and check-out times at the Black River Wilderness Park?

Check-in time is 2 p.m. on the day of arrival. Campers must check-out at 12 p.m. on their day of departure.

Are pets allowed in the park?

Pets are allowed in the park. Pets must be on a leash not exceeding 2 meters (6 feet) in length and are not permitted in swimming areas or in cabins. Pet owners should ensure that their pets are not left unattended, are properly leashed, do not make excessive noise and that any waste is cleaned up.

Can I use a generator in the Park?

The use of a generator is not permitted.

How many people are allowed on a site?

No more than six people can occupy a campground campsite unless these people comprise a single-family unit consisting of parents, and their children. Our policy is 2 adults and 2 dependent children. Additional adults pay $10.00 per person per night, children pay $5.00 per child per night, to max of 4 adults or 4 children per site to max of 6 individuals. 4 adults, 2 children or 2 adults and 4 children.

On what dates do parks open and close?

we open May Long Weekend and Close after the Thanksgiving Long Weekend.

Can I submit photographs that I’ve taken at the park?

Due to the limited amount of space we can accept pictures but not all will be made available to the site.

Can I camp with a tent on a site designated for a trailer?

Yes you may but you will be charged the same price as a trailer camper would pay.

How late can we arrive for check-in?

Our office closes at 9 p.m. daily. Anyone arriving after hours must make prior arrangements with our reservation office. We do not have a night patroller on duty after hours, if arriving late please remember that other campers may be sleeping so set up quietly. No arrivals after 11 p.m.

Where is the nearest grocery store/beer store?

We have a limited supply of convenience items, and RV/camping supplies on site. The LCBO and grocery store are a short 10 minute drive to Washago, 35 minutes either way on HWY 11 north to Gravenhurst or HWY 11 south to Orillia where all your shopping needs can be obtained.

Can we bring our ATV’s?

ATV riding in the park is prohibited.

Is there group camping?

We do not have a designated group camping area. Sites can be reserved beside each other, but loud partying will not be tolerated. All campers must respect other campers privacy and enjoyment of the park. Quiet hours are from 11 p.m. to 8 a.m.

How far ahead can I reserve?

We accept reservations a year in advance and it is highly recommended that you do so when renting our cabins or your favourite sites if you are return camper.

We will have two tents on our site. Can we have a dining tent as well?

You are welcome to have a dining tent on your site in addition to the maximum two smaller sleeping tents per site. (max amount of individuals per site still applies).

Check out for the cabins, and all sites is 12 noon. Can we have a late check-out?

Late checkouts may be available depending on upcoming reservations. Please check with Park staff the evening of your last night.

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