Reservations

 

Reservations Open for 2021

 


 Maps


  2021 Point Grondine Park Hiking & Paddling Guide available May 2021

 

Point Grondine Park Maps

 

The park is offering a limited number of new 17" x 22" nonwaterproof Park Hiking & Paddling Guides at $10.00 (HST, Processing Fees, and Shipping & Handling: $13.35). The maps can be purchased through the tab above. Orders can only be fulfilled Monday to Friday. Please allow 3 to 5 business days for delivery. This map features Point Grondine Park and all of the park's trails, campsites, and features. 

Maps can also be purchased at the Point Grondine Trading Post

 

 


Seasonal Day Use Passes


 

Annual Day Use Pass

$100.00 - Annual - (Valid - from May 21, 2021 to October 31, 2021)

Annual Day Use Pass

 

   

 

Summer Day Use Pass 

$75.00 - Summer - (Valid - from May 21, 2021 to August 31, 2021) 

Summer Day Use Pass

 

  

 

NOTE: Seasonal Day Use Permits are for Day Use Activities (Hiking, Canoeing, and Fishing) only. Seasonal Day Use Permits allow for unlimited day use visits and activities (valid from 7:00 am to 10:00 pm). By purchasing this Permit you acknowledge the nature of the activities you are undertaking and the risks, which may be determined by, but are not limited to, your physical condition, clothing and personal equipment, tools used, terrain, weather, distance traveled during the event, other participants and vehicular traffic, and voluntarily assume the risk of injury, death and property damage to yourself and others.

*Refer to Payment Terms and Policies Below 


DAY USE



A-Mik Zii-Bi (Beaver River) Interpretive Trail

Level-Moderate
Length-3km

 

Enjoy the A-Mik-Zii-Bi Interpetive Trail to learn about the rich history, medicines and connection that the Anishnaabek have to the land. This self guided hike will take you on a 3km loop starting at the Trailhead off of Highway 637 along Mervs Landing to the Mahzenazning Lake canoe launch. Pedestal signs are mounted throughout the trail detailing the indigenous knowledge of a variety of plant medicines found throughout the route. This interpretive experience engages the visitor to open their mind and connect to the land through the lens of the Anishinabe.

  

 

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Merv’s Landing

6.9 KM Looped - Moderate to Advanced
Self-Guided Hike
Permit Required

 

Get your gear and come hike this beautiful new 6.9-kilometer loop that takes you to the summit overlooking the white quartzite Mountains of the Killarney Mountain range. Mervs Landing is a 6.9 km trail that begins at the trailhead at the Point Grondine Park. This single track, naturally surfaced trail flows through hardwood and Pine stands, crosses beaver damns via handcrafted pine bridges to the Recollet's summit overlooking the Killarney Mountain Range.

Relax for lunch while taking in the rich history of the Anishnaabek people of Point Grondine, Killarney and the French River. Interpretive signage at the summit highlights the connection the Anishnaabek have to this vast land. The trail down to Mahzenazing Lake will give you an opportunity to take in some breathtaking scenery (and great photo ops!) and gives you a glimpse into the landscape of the Point Grondine Park. 

  

 

 

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Day Paddles in the Park

 

Day Use Pass: $10.00 Per Vehicle 
*Canoe Rental: 
$44.00 Per Day

Day use permit holders have access to the Parks lakes and rivers via the Mahzewnanzing Lake access trail to the canoe launch site. Enjoy a day of fishing for small/large mouth bass and northern pike that flourish in the lakes and rivers. Experienced paddlers can get a taste of the interior by taking the Mahzenanzing River to Wemtagoosh Falls.

Canoe rentals are available for day users but are available on a first come first serve basis. To reserve your canoe, call our main office at 705 859-2900 Monday to Friday, 8am-4pm.

Vehicle/Day Use Pass


 BACKCOUNTRY - HIKING


 

Jump Off Site - Mahzenazing Lake Access Trail

PG 1 - Premium Group Campsite 

Located only 800m from the Trailhead, the jump off site is designed for the campers that want the backcountry experience without traveling deep into the interior. This site is also ideal for trippers that have a late arrival and require a campsite close to the trailhead before venturing out into the backcountry.

PG 1- Comes equipped with two wooden tent platforms, fire pit, benches, cooking space and a picnic table. The site can be accessed 800 meters along the Mahzenazing Lake Access Trail and can accommodate up to a maximum of 10 people.


     

 

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Wemtagoosh Falls Loop

21.0 KM Looped - Moderate to Advanced

Self-Guided Hike/Backcountry Camping
Permit Required

PLEASE REMEMBER TO LEAVE ONE CANOE AT THE WATER CROSSING FOR THE NEXT HIKER. 

For the more adventurous outdoor enthusiast, this self-guided hike will take you into the interior of the Point Grondine Park for an overnight adventure along the Wemtagoosh Falls Loop. Beginning at the park trailhead at Mervs Landing, this trail has a water crossing via canoe at the Mahzenazing Lake.

This rugged trail takes your through old growth pine forest along the Mahzenazing River to Cedar Lake. Hike along the river to Wemtagoosh Falls and take in the breathtaking scenery. At the falls you will find the backcountry campsites nestled along the trail with water access at Cedar Lake.

  

The last leg of the hike will take you along Cedar Lake winding up and down narrow passages to the lookout site at Smugglers Canyon. This section of trail gives you a glimpse into what the hike will be like to the coast of Georgian Bay and throughout the many interior lakes of the Park.

 

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 BACKCOUNTRY - PADDLE


Tri-Lakes Canoe Routes (Interior)
 

Length: 1-2 days- Approx. 20km (roundtrip)
Access/Launch: Trailhead-Mahzenazing Lake
 

Paddlers can take in the breathtaking scenery as they navigate the Mahzenazing River to Wemtagoosh Falls (Frenchman Falls). A short portage at the Falls carries you into Cedar and Lyle Lake with access to the Tri-Lakes (Bejeau, Mcdougall, and Misery) via one-kilometer portage. Throughout the Tri-Lakes history is abound as old logging camps from the late 19th century can be spotted on the north side of the lakes. Single and Group Campsites available. Fishing is permitted under provincial regulations.

$12.00 per person/per night

$10.00 per vehicle for duration of stay 

Sites Available:  C2, C3, C5, C6, C7, C8, C9, C10, C11, C12, C13

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*Refer to Map Below

NOTE: Backcountry permits on the Kaa-Gaa-Gehns Water Trail are on a "Per Person/Per Night" basis. Backcountry permit is valid from the time it is issued until 2:00.p.m on the departure date is shown on the permit.  Additional vehicle parking option will be available when booking through our booking widget. By purchasing this permit you acknowledge the nature of the activities you are undertaking and the risks, which may be determined by, but are not limited to, your physical condition, clothing and personal equipment, tools used, terrain, weather, distance traveled during the event, other participants, and voluntarily assume the risk of injury, death and property damage to yourself and others.   

   


Georgian Bay Coastal Campsites

Round Trip: 4 days
Access/Launch: Trailhead Mahzenanzing Lake 

Begin your adventure by paddling through the Mazhenzaning River to Wemtagoosh Falls. A short portage at the falls will take you south to Lyle Lake making your way to Mill Lake via three hundred sixty (360m) meter portage. At Mill Lake paddlers can head east to Beaverstone Lake where campsites are situated throughout the east coast of Point Grondine down to Georgian Bay. Backcountry permits must be purchased for any sites within the Point Grondine Park boundary. If camping on Philip Edward Island, information on Crown Land Camping can be accessed by the Ministry of Natural Resource website.

$12.00 per person/per night

$10.00 per vehicle for duration of stay 
Coastal Camping Permits must be purchased if you are staying within Point Grondine boundaries. Wiikwemkoong Unceded Territory requests that you use these designated sites if you happen to be traveling along the Georgian Bay Coastline and need to set up camp.

Sites Available: CC5, CC7, CC8 (GPS Coordinates will be Provided)

Bookings for Point Grondine Coastal Campsites

 

NOTE: Coastal Campsite permits are on a "Per Person/Per Night" basis. Coastal Campsite permit is valid from the time it is issued until 2:00.p.m on the departure date is shown on the permit. Additional vehicle parking option will be available when booking through our booking widget. By purchasing this permit you acknowledge the nature of the activities you are undertaking and the risks, which may be determined by, but are not limited to, your physical condition, clothing and personal equipment, tools used, terrain, weather, distance traveled during the event, other participants, and voluntarily assume the risk of injury, death and property damage to yourself and others. 

 

 


 BACKCOUNTRY - GROUP CAMPING


Group Camping is available at select interior and coastal water trail sites throughout the Park and Georgian Bay. Group campsites can accommodate up to a maximum of 16 people and can be booked in advance. 

$60.00 per campsite per night
Maximum of 16 people

$10.00 per vehicle for duration of stay

Sites Available: CG1, CG2, CG3, CG4

  

 

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Payment Terms and Policies 

 

  • A Camping Permit Invoice/Day Use Pass/ allows for one vehicle for the duration of the booking. Additional Vehicles will have to purchase "Additional Vehicle Parking" at $10 each, per day. Owners that do park their vehicle without, risk having their vehicles towed at their expense
  • Students must provide a valid student card to qualify for the student rate - guided experiences only
  • Elders must be 65 and over to qualify for elder rate - guided experiences only 
  • All Camping permits (Point Grondine Park Invoice) are valid from the time it is issued until 2:00.p.m. on the departure date shown on the permit. Please print two copies, one for on your person and one for your vehicle. 
  • A vehicle parking permit can be purchased at the trailhead at the pay and display machine or when booking a campsite. Additional vehicle parking will be available when booking through our booking widget 
  • Day Use Permit (Point Grondine Park Invoice) is valid from 7:00 am to 10:00 pm
  • Seasonal Day Use Permits are for Day Use Activities (Hiking, Canoeing, and Fishing) only. Seasonal Day Use Permits allow for unlimited day use visits and activities (valid from 7:00 am to 10:00 pm)
  • Every person to whom a Point Grondine Park permit/invoice has been issued shall, at the request of a Point Grondine Park employee, produce the permit for inspection by the employee
  • Point Grondine Park Employee may cancel any permit of a person who is in contravention of Point Grondine Park Policies and Terms
  • Point Grondine Park Employee may inform any person to vacate Point Grondine Park property who is in contravention of park policies and terms
  • No person shall harm, damage, or remove any property of Point Grondine Park unless authorized by Park Manager
  • Every person shall properly store all wildlife attractants e.g. food, garbage, cooking devices/utensils, recycling products, and scented products
  • Every person using Point Grondine Park, shall at all times maintain their site (picnic or campsite) in a clean and sanitary condition and, when vacating the site, shall restore it as nearly as possible to its original condition
  • No person shall start or tend a fire in Point Grondine Park, except in a fireplace provided by the park or in an area designated for that purpose
  • No person shall possess or ignite fireworks
  • No person shall occupy land in a Point Grondine Park except under agreement with Wikwemikong Unceded Indian Reserve
  • No person shall enter Point Grondine Park except at a designated entry point, no matter what the means of entry
  • No person shall occupy a campsite, or site in Point Grondine Park except, on a camp-site specified on a valid camp-site, vehicle, or site permit; or on a camp-site in the backcountry camping zone specified on a valid backcountry camp-site permit (Invoice)
  • No person shall use discriminatory, harassing, abusive or insulting language or gestures or make excessive noise or disturb other persons in Point Grondine Park 
  • No person shall beg, solicit, canvass or invite subscriptions or contributions, by the erection of signs or otherwise, in Point Grondine Park
  • Domestic animals must be secured on a leash
  • No person shall permit a domestic animal to make excessive noise, disturb other persons, damage Point Grondine Park property, harass wildlife, injure or attempt to injure, a person or other domestic animal 
  • The person in control of a domestic animal shall immediately dispose of excrement from the animal in such manner and at such location that it will not cause a health hazard or public inconvenience
  • No person shall at any time possess a chainsaw, power saw, power ice auger, gasoline generator or similar device in an area operated for interior camping unless authorized by Park Manager
  • No person shall use or display a firearm in Point Grondine Park other than a peace officer or a person authorized by the Park Manager to use or display a firearm in Point Grondine Park
  • Visa, MasterCard, and AMEX are accepted online only. Cash is accepted at the Pay and Display Machine for Day/Bus Passes Only
  • Point Grondine Park Experiential Bookings (Dewegan) to be booked 48 hours in advance via phone/email (Toll-Free: 1-844-945-8687), pending availability
  • Point Grondine Park tour bookings to be booked 2 weeks in advance with a credit card or a 50% deposit at Wikwemikong Tourism to guarantee reservation date (Toll-Free: 1-866-945-8687)
  • All participants are required to sign medical and liability release form before activities
  • Anyone who refuses to sign a waiver prior to the activity may not participate in the activity. Nor may the individual alter or delete any language in the waiver. A full refund will not be issued by Point Grondine Park in the case of a refusal.
  • Waivers cannot be signed by minors. Activity participants under 18 must have a waiver signed by a parent or legal guardian.
  • All refunds will be provided by cheque or by credit card 
  • All refunds by cheque are subject to an administration and postage fee
  • Allow cheque refunds, allow 4 to 8 weeks for refund processing and 4-7 business days delivery time
  • Allow credit cards refunds, allow 5-10 business days to process
  • If a group tour (Making Footprints) is canceled with less than 48 hours notice,  50% of total bill will be charged. 50% will be refunded less the administration and postage fees and/or 5-10 business for credit card refunds
  • If the Authentic Indigenous Campsite Experiences (Dewegan) is canceled with less than 48 hours notice, 50% of the total bill be charged. 50% will be refunded less the administration and postage fees and/or 5-10 business for credit card refunds
  • Experiential Bookings/Tours will proceed rain (be prepared) or shine, and will only be canceled if Point Grondine Park deems that the conditions are unsafe
  • Full refund for cancellations made by Point Grondine Park due to weather or other reasons
  • Point Grondine Park reserves the right to cancel any trips with too few participants.
  • Point Grondine Park Campers who cancel their reservation or change on the day of arrival will lose one night’s campsite fee per person, plus any date changes resulting in a shorter stay or full cancellation of a reservation will be subject to a 50% refund on the cancelled nights based on how long the reservation has been held. Point Grondine Park will refund the amount via credit card, and please allow 5-10 business for refunds