Lake Superior Provincial Park has approximately 200 backcountry campsites, accessible along hiking trails and canoe routes. All backcountry campsites are available on a first-come basis (backcountry/interior campsites cannot be reserved). Camping is permitted on designated sites only. If you are not able to make it to the next campsite, or if your destination campsite is occupied, you may have to camp in a non-designated site, but avoid making a fire (use a stove for cooking) and leave no evidence that you have camped there.
Backcountry campers require an Interior Camping & Vehicle Permit. See the Dates & Fees page for pricing. The permit covers your campsite and vehicle, so you don’t need a daily vehicle permit on top of this. Your permit also covers your vehicle for day-use anywhere in the park on your departure day, until 10 pm.
The Park Map shows the backcountry campsites, hiking trails, canoe route portages and points of interest. One side has more detail on the coastal section of the park. The map can be ordered by calling 705-882-2026, with a Credit Card (Canadian or US). The map can be ordered by calling 705-856-2284 or purchased when you arrive at the park.
Depending on the time of year and where you are travelling from, there are several locations where you can register for backcountry camping:
Staffed (cash, credit card or debit):
- Visitor Centre (Agawa Bay Campground): spring (May 15 to June 25) and fall (September 8 to Oct 12); daily 9 am – 5 pm; summer – register at campground gatehouse
- Red Rock Lake Park Office: open daily in summer; open Monday to Friday; 8 am – 4:30 pm, year-round
- Agawa Bay and Rabbit Blanket Lake Campground gatehouses; mid-June to Labour Day
Self-serve (cash only):
- Agawa Bay and Rabbit Blanket Lake campground gatehouses
- Kiosk at start of Gargantua Road
- Kiosk at start of Mijinemungshing Road
- Old Woman Bay
- Orphan Lake Trailhead
- Katherine Cove
- Sand River
- Red Rock Lake Park Office (self-serve fee station when office closed)
If you require shuttle service, there are a couple of local businesses which provide shuttles for hikers and paddlers:
Naturally Superior Adventures (near Wawa, north of the park): 1-800-203-9092
Northgate Service Centre (Montreal River Harbour, south of the park): 705-882-2159
Twilight Resort (Montreal River Harbour, south of the park): 705-882-2183
For more information drop by the Visitor Centre or contact the park office.