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 7 days/week from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Frontenac Park is open year-round for interior camping and day use. Permits are required for all park use. Day use permits are available on a first come, first served basis from the Park Office or from the self-serve fee station located adjacent to the Park Office when the office is closed. (NOTE: cash only at the self-serve fee station). Interior camping permits can ONLY be obtained from the office during operating hours.
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.
Ontario Parks is celebrating Healthy Parks Healthy People (HPHP) on Friday 17-July-2015.
Day-use permit is FREE at all Ontario Parks on that day.
Celebrate HPHP at Frontenac Park by joining the Friends on a hike around Dedication Trail North (about 10 km).
Meet at the office at 09h30 to register and get your free permit. Aim to be on the trail by 10h00 at Arab Lake. Bring lunch, water, insect repellent (if you wish), rain gear, and a smile.
For more information on the hike, contact Jérôme McDuff or the Park Office 613 376-3489.
From Ontario Parks' Celebration Handbook:
- "Spending time in nature increases creativity, curiosity, and problem-solving abilities" (David Suzuki Foundation and cottagecountry.com infographic)
- "Exercise in nature has a stronger positive effect on blood pressure and mood than exercise in a gym." (Petty J et al., 2005)
Healthy Parks Healthy people (HPHP) is a worldwide movement that aims to understand and promote the link between a healthy environment and a healthy society.
More information on the Ontario Parks HPHP initiative can be found at: OntarioParks.com/HPHP
- Upgrade your Skills! 11 to 12-July-2015: ORCKA Basic Canoe Certification Course: (Tandem) Level 1, 2 and 3 or (Solo) Level 4.
- 17-July-2015: Healthy Parks Healthy People (HPHP) Celebration - The Friends will lead a hike around the Dedication Trail North (about 10 km). Meet at the office at 09h30.
- 18-July-2015: Paddle Canada - Introduction to Flatwater Sea Kayaking.
- 19-July-2015: How about this course! Fly Casting For Beginners.
- 26-July-2015: Kayak Basics - "Getting Started" Kayak Course.
- Check out the list of other courses and activities.
- Read the latest Friends' newsletter online (posted 13-April-2015).
- The 5th edition of the Park Map has arrived! Get your copy now at the Park Office. (posted 09-January-2015)
- Take the camping challenge - "All Season Outdoor Adventure" at Frontenac Park (posted 27-Nov-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).
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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