Tenting guidelines at Provincial Parks change


If you’ve planned a three-week camping trip in a provincial park, you might want to adjust your plans.

Ontario Parks is reducing the length of time campers stay at some of its parks, including MacGregor Point, Inverhuron, Pinery, Point Farms and Sauble Falls.

In a press release Monday, the Parks Service says campsite reservations have increased from 4.3 million in 2014 to over 6.6 million in 2021.

With that in mind, they say they want to ensure more people can camp in some of the most popular spots during the busy summer season.

Between July 1 and Labor Day long weekend, the maximum length of stay drops from 23 nights to seven at popular parks like Algonquin or 14 nights at others like the Pinery.

Outside of these two months, the maximum length of stay is 23 nights.

The new limits do not apply to all provincial parks or backcountry campgrounds.

A full list of affected campsites can be found here.