Lake St. Peter Provincial Park

Location: Bancroft, Ontario
Region: Southeastern
Character: Recreation
Length/Size: 1,181.2 acres

Lake St. Peter Provincial Park
By Ontario Parks

South of Algonquin, Lake St. Peter features two sandy beaches and opportunities to boat, fish, bike and hike. It has two trails that lead to a lookout, a kettle pond and a derelict shanty, and is linked to the Hastings Heritage Trail. This mineral-rich area is a rockhound's delight and a magnet for artists.

The park has 65 treed and private campsites, many of which are on the shore of Lake St. Peter. Forty-six are large enough to accommodate trailers. All sites are close to drinking water taps and vault toilets. A centrally located comfort station has washrooms, showers and laundry facilities.

Picnics and Day Use
Lake St. Peter boasts of a large, sandy beach with volleyball courts and horseshoe pits. It is ideal for children.
Park Store - Located at the park entrance, the Park Store sells camping supplies and park souvenirs.
Showers - Yes, in the centrally located comfort station
Flush Toilets - Yes, in the centrally located comfort station
Laundromat - Yes, in the centrally located comfort station
Boat Launch - Yes, in the eastern part of the park
Rentals - Canoes, paddleboats, kayaks, tents, trailer storage
Off Season - Gated

Lookout Trail 2.4 km (1.5 hours) strenuous
This trail crosses rugged terrain, passes close to a kettle lake and leads to a spectacular lookout over the lake.

Shanty Trail 4.3 km (2 hours) strenuous
Named after an abandoned log cabin, this trail branches off the Lookout Trail after the lookout.

Nearby Algonquin and Silent Lake parks offer extensive education programs. With your camping permit from Lake St. Peter, you can enter them free for day-use activities. Program information is posted at the Park Office.

For the best results, fish from a boat or canoe for trout and bass in Lake St. Peter.
More information on fishing.

Rent a canoe or a paddleboat at the park for a day on Lake St. Peter.

Wildlife Viewing
Raccoons, chipmunks and squirrels are noisy neighbours around the campground and it's not unusual to spot deer or moose on the hiking trails. Warblers, thrushes, chickadees, woodpeckers and great blue herons also make the park their home.

Motorboats are permitted on the park lakes and can be eased into the water at a boat launch.

Lake St. Peter has a large, sandy beach with warm, clear water, ideal for family swimming.

There are no dedicated cycling trails in the park but local forest access and municipal roads provide excellent biking opportunities. And the Hastings Heritage Trail, open to cyclists, is only two km away.

Lake St. Peter is the northern terminus of the Hastings Heritage Trail. Located two km from the park, the trail is open year round to hikers, cyclists, horseback riders, skiers, dog sledders, snowmobilers and recreational vehicle operators.

Hunting in this park is subject to the Ontario Hunting Regulations. Certain restrictions apply. For more information, contact the park or your local area or district office of the Ministry of Natural Resources.

For more information:
Lake St. Peter Provincial Park
P.O. Box 539
Bancroft, Ontario
K0L 1C0