Fitzroy Provincial Park
Fitzroy Provincial Park
By Ontario Parks
Majestic white pine covers much of this park beside the Ottawa River. Among these century-old trees and a stand of 200-year-old bur oak by the Carp River, you can see kildeer, goldfinches, flickers and white-tailed deer. By river's edge, shale terraces and pillars reveal a glacial past and an even mightier waterway.
Two campgrounds offer 235 treed and private campsites, 107 with electrical service and 205 with room for trailers. A separate area features facilities for group camping and picnicking. Comfort stations with showers and laundry facilities are centrally located in each campground.
Fitzroy has six group sites that accommodate 50-100 people. There are water taps and vault toilets on site. The sites are about a ten minute walk from the comfort stations. Reservations can be made by calling the park directly at (613) 623-5159.
Picnics and Day Use - Yes
Electric Sites - 107
Barrier Free Access - Showers, flush toilets
Park Store - Yes
Showers - Yes, in comfort stations centrally located in each campground
Flush Toilets - Yes, in comfort stations centrally located in each campground
Laundromat - Yes, in comfort stations centrally located in each campground
Play Area - Yes, there is a playground.
French Language Services - Yes
Canoes, trailer storage, group picnic sites
Off Season - Come for a day of cross-country skiing.
The Terraces Trail 2 km (1 hour) moderate
This trail winds through wooded areas containing 100-year-old white pines. You pass a sparkling waterfall, shale pillars that stand as testaments to the erosive power of water and fields strewn with erratics, massive boulders left by the glaciers.
Carp Trail 1 km (30 minutes) easy
Follow the banks of the Carp River through a mature forest.
For the best fishing, cast your line at the park dock, along the shoreline or near Butternut Island where the Ottawa and Carp rivers meet. Small mouth bass, yellow perch, pumpkinseed, walleye, pike and catfish are the most common species.
Canoe on the Ottawa River or along the smaller Carp River.
The forest is home to birds such as killdeer, flickers, warblers, goldfinches, black birds, robins and sparrows. Keep your eyes open for raccoon, chipmunks, rabbits and white-tailed deer, too.
Boating - There is a boat launch on the Ottawa River.
Swimming - Swim at one of two beaches on the Ottawa River.
The park is open on a day-use basis for cross-country skiing.
For more information:
5201 Canon Smith Drive
Fitzroy Harbour, Ontario