The Friends of Frontenac Park would like to welcome you to this site about beautiful Frontenac Provincial Park. The Park was created in 1974 and occupies 5,214 hectares within Frontenac County in south-eastern Ontario. The central concept of the Park is called "Threshold to Wilderness." As such, its main objective is to teach wilderness skills in a semi-wilderness settings. Check out the Skills Training Program schedule. But Frontenac Park is much more than that: it is a wonderful place to backpack, hike, canoe, camp and observe nature.
The Frontenac Park Office (6700 Salmon Lake Road) (lat. 44.504167, long.-76.555833) is open from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. 7 days per week. Camping permits MUST be obtained through the park office when the office is open. Interior Camping permits cannot be obtained through the self-serve system at this time. Day-Use permits can be obtained through our self-serve system located to the right of the Park Office, cash only please.
Reservations can be made 5 months in advance of your arrival date for dates May 1st-Oct 28, 2018.
For Youth Group and School Group reservations, please call the Park Office directly 613-376-3489.
Please contact the Park Office with any questions at 613 376-3489.
It is with great sadness that we learn of the passing of Murray Henderson, a long time member of the Friends of Frontenac, Park volunteer and hiker extraordinaire. We send our condolences to his family and friends. See Murray's obituary. We will miss you on the trails.
Have you registered for this year’s Frontenac Challenge? Would you like to learn more about the birds you encounter during your fall hikes?
Our 2018 theme is “Birds” and, in celebration of The Year of the Bird, enthusiastic birders are inviting others to join them on a Challenge hike. These are not slow, guided interpretive walks, but rather moderately-paced hikes in the company of others who pause to observe the feathered friends they meet along the trail.
- Join Gaye and Betsy on Sunday, September 23, to hike the Doe Lake and Arab Gorge trails from 9 - 11 am (4.5 km / 2 hrs) – meet at the Park Office.
- Join Kathy and Bill on Tuesday, September 25 to hike Little Salmon loop from 8:30 am to 11:30 am (10 km / 3 hrs). Meet at the Big Salmon parking lot.
- Join Michael on Friday, October 5, to hike Tetsmine loop from 6-9:30 pm (10+ km, 3.5 hrs) – meet at the Kingsford Dam parking lot and don't forget to bring a headlamp!
- Join Carolyn on Saturday, October 20, to hike Slide Lake loop (25+ km), looking for birds along the section of trail heading west past Devil's Gorge and Flagpole Hill to campsite cluster #2 (2.5-3 hrs). Meet at #6767 County Road 10 at 7:30 am. Binoculars are mandatory!
- Late-October TBD, a daytime weekday hike of Tetsmine loop... stay tuned for details.
Bring binoculars if you have them, although some may be available for loan. A headlamp or flashlight is mandatory for evening/night hikes. Participants are responsible for bringing appropriate food, clothing, and gear, and for ensuring they can maintain the suggested pace of the hike.
Follow us on Facebook or Twitter for immediate notice of additional birder hikes. Dates and times will also be posted here and at the Park Office – so check the schedule frequently and plan to join us on the trails!
- Attention Volunteers! - Join us for the Fall Trail Sweep on 29-September-2018. Meet at the Park Office at 08h45.
- The Frontenac Challenge is in full swing. You have till the end of October, get going!
- Check out the 2018 Park Information Guide (posted 22-February-2018)
- Read the 2017 Frontenac Christmas Bird Count (CBC) final report. (posted 26-February-2018)
- Read the latest Friends' newsletter online (posted 10-September-2018).
- Take the camping challenge - "All Season Outdoor Adventure" at Frontenac Park (posted 27-November-2011).
- Download the Park Map (pdf format, about 1 MB).
- Join the Friends/Donate to the Friends now! Download the Friends Brochure and Membership form (pdf format).
- Read the Frontenac Park Management Plan approved on October 2016.
The Friends of Frontenac Park provide this information in good faith but make no warranty for its accuracy. This website is another service funded by your membership fees and donations. We thank you and are looking forward to your continuing support.
NOTE: The Friends of Frontenac Provincial Park cannot process campsites availability inquiries or reservations. Please visit Ontario Parks' Reservation service or call 1-888-0NT-PARK (1-888-668-7275).
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