Voyageur Provincial Park

Location: Chute-a-Blondeau, Ontario
Region: Southeastern
Character: Recreation
Length/Size: 3,717.6 acres

Voyageur Provincial Park
By Ontario Parks

This park is opposite the once furious Long Sault rapids around which voyageurs portaged on their way up the Ottawa River. The Carillon dam raised water levels and created a shoreline of marshes and inlets full of birds and wildlife. Explore on foot, by canoe or, in winter, on skis. Educational programs are in French and English.

The park has 416 campsites, 110 of which have electrical service. Campgrounds can accommodate tents, trailers and recreational vehicles. Campsites are set in a variety of landscapes from private, wooded lots to open fields with a view. All campsites are within an easy walk of comfort stations and showers. A radio-free zone of 20 campsites is located in Iroquois Campground.

Group Camping
There are five group sites that accommodate up to 100 people. The sites are not electric, though have water and vault toilets on site. The area is approximately km from the day use beach. Youth groups have priority over other groups in use. Reservations can be made by calling the park directly at (613) 674-2825.

Picnics and Day Use
The day-use area offers a baseball diamond, open fields for other games and activities, picnic tables, barbecue grills, a comfort station, drinking-water taps, a picnic shelter, a park store/food concession and a boat/canoe rental facility.

Electric Sites
110 (with 15-amp and 30-amp hookups) in Champlain and Portage campgrounds

Barrier Free Access
Comfort stations, shower units, two barrier-free campsites

Park Store
Located in the day-use area, the Park Store sells groceries, camping supplies, ice, firewood, park souvenirs and fast food.

Yes, there are heated showers in the central comfort stations in each campground.

Flush Toilets
Yes, in all comfort stations in each campground and at the comfort station at the day-use area.

Yes, in the central comfort stations in each campground

Play Area - Yes, the park has four play areas for children. Champlain campground has swings (close to campsites 18-39) as well as swings and climbing bars at the camper's beach. Iroquois campground has swings and climbing bars at each of the comfort stations (close to sites 163-182 & sites 243-282).

Boat Launch
Two boat launches are accessible to all -- near the Park Office and near Portage Campground. Campers in Champlain Campground have access to another launch in the western section.

French Language Services - Yes

Rentals - Canoes, boats, paddleboats, tents, sleeping bags, foam mattress pads, propane cook stoves, barbecues for groups, trailer storage, equipped campsites, and kayaks.

Off Season - Gated

Coureur de Bois Trail 2 km (1 hour) easy
This self-guided nature trail explores a landscape marked by glacial remnants, beaver ponds, hardwood hills and fern swamps. Plaques interpret natural history along the way.

Outouais Trail 5 km return (2 hours) easy
This hiking trail links the three campgrounds with the day-use area. It passes through woods and fields and along a shoreline.

Fish in the spring for catfish and barbotte, in the summer for bass, pike, perch and walleye, or in the fall for walleye. The Park Store rents fishing tackle and sells worms during the spring and summer.

The many quiet bays and marshes are ideal for canoeing. Canoes can be rented at the day-use area.

Several bays and inlets suit small watercraft. Larger boats can cruise the main waters of the Ottawa River. The park has three boat launches.

At four sandy beaches, swimming areas are clearly marked by buoys, making them ideal for families.

Cycling is possible along the main park roads and in the campgrounds.

Winter Activities
From mid-December to mid-March, cross-country skiers can ski along 12 km of groomed and track-set trails. Snowshoers can explore large parts of the park.

For more information:
Voyageur Provincial Park
Box 130
Chute-a-Blondeau, Ontario
K0B 1B0