• Backcountry Camping

    Fourteen campsites are located on Big Rideau Lake and can be accessed by canoe or boat. A total of four clusters (three clusters of four and one cluster of two campsites) are located a 5 to 45 minutes paddle from the boat launch. The three larger clusters (Noble, Narrows, Feldspar) have docking facilities to accommodate motorboats. Motorboats are not permitted at the Rideau cluster of two campsites.

    At each campsite, you will find a picnic table, tent space and a pit toilet nearby.
    Backcountry Camping can be reserved during the peak summer season and are available on a first- come,first-served basis in the spring and after Labour Day.

    Car Camping

    Campers with larger trailers will find the pull-through sites, including many with electrical hook-up, in Hogg Bay Campground convenient. Hogg Bay also has a loop (Ash Hill) which is for tent camping. Fallows Campground is well-suited to tents and small trailers.

    Amenities such as water taps, comfort stations and laundry facilities are close by. A fully-stocked Park Store, the Visitor Centre, beaches, trails, amphitheatre and boat launch are only a short distance away.

    Group Camping

    Murphys Point has three group campsites.  The sites vary in size and can accommodate from 12 to 50 people each.  A water tap and vault toilets are close by. Group campers have access to Round Lake for swimming. Round Lake does not have a sandy beach area.

    Reservations can be made online or through our call centre by phoning 1-888-ONT-PARK. When reserving online select “Group” as your reservation type.

    Roofed Accommodation

    Camp Cabin

    Number at Park: 1

    Site Number(s) / Name: 47

    Check-In/Check-Out Time: 3pm/11am

    Murphys Point has one camp cabin. The camp cabin is a rustic one room cabin with a rustic wood interior.

    Sleeps: 5Amenities

    The cabin sleeps five on a queen bed and double/single bunk bed. High quality mattresses will provide a comfy night’s sleep. The cabin features a kitchenette with a microwave, mini fridge, coffee maker and counter space. There is a dining table and chairs for inside meals. Outside you will find a gas barbeque and picnic table. A propane/electric fireplace provides additional comfort.

    The camp cabin is within a short walk of a comfort station and water tap.

    What to Bring

    Visitors should bring their own bedding, food, pots, pans, dishes, cutlery and other personal items.

    Restrictions

    Please note that pets are not permitted in the camp cabin and smoking is prohibited.

    Parking

    Parking for one vehicle is included in your rental fee.

    How to Reserve

    Reservations can be made online or through our call centre by calling 1-888-ONT-PARK. When reserving online select “Roofed Accommodation” as your reservation type.

    Soft Sided Shelter

    Number at Park: 2

    Site Number(s) / Name: 48, 49

    Check-In/Check-Out Time: 3pm/11am

    Deluxe Tent

    Murphys Point is piloting a deluxe tent. Sitting on a wooden platform, the tent features rustic log furniture and two queen beds (sleeps 4) outfitted with comfort mattresses.

    Deluxe Yurt

    Murphys Point is piloting a deluxe yurt. This yurt is similar to ones you will see elsewhere at Ontario Parks but with a little more elbow room and a few more conveniences.

    Sleeps: Deluxe Tent: 4 Deluxe Yurt: 5Amenities

    ​Deluxe Tent

    A kitchenette includes a mini fridge, coffee maker and counter space. Outside you’ll find a gas barbeque for cooking.

    The deluxe tent is within a short walk of a comfort station and water tap.

    Deluxe Yurt

    The deluxe yurt sleeps five on a queen bed and double/single bunk bed. A kitchenette with microwave, bar fridge and coffee maker make for easy meal prep. A propane barbeque and picnic table are located outside.

    The deluxe yurt is within a short walk of a comfort station and water tap.

    What to Bring

    Visitors should bring their own bedding, food, pots, pans, dishes, cutlery and other personal items.

    Restrictions

    Please note that pets are not permitted in the soft sided shelter and smoking is prohibited.

    Parking

    Parking for one vehicle is included in your rental fee.

    How to Reserve

    Reservations can be made online or through our call centre by calling 1-888-ONT-PARK. When reserving online select “Roofed Accommodation” as your reservation type.

  • Our trail network is located at Murphys Point Provincial Park on the shores of the Big Rideau Lake in eastern Ontario. Located on the Frontenac Arch extending southeastward from the Canadian Shield, it offers an ideal environment for recreational and competitive skiing and snowshoeing or simply for winter hiking. This network provides access to several interesting archaeological sites as well as restored heritage buildings left open for rest and shelter on the trail.

    When you arrive at the Park, enter the clearly marked winter parking lot. Your Club membership card must be displayed in your vehicle window to show that you have paid a park user fee. Otherwise, you must purchase a Park Day Use Permit at the reception kiosk in this parking lot. Trail maps and other information is provide here as well.

    There are two trailheads, one off the main winter parking lot, and the other further along County Road 21 at the Lally Homestead. The Lally Homestead site is recommend for less experienced skiers as it has an easier access route to the trail system. The Lally Barn provides a warm shelter (wood, kindling, paper) and a base for your adventure. Just remember to bring matches so that you can start the fire in the shelter before setting out on your excursion. There are also toilets available adjacent to this parking lot. Skiers who do not have a Club Membership or Park Pass will need to drop by the kiosk at the main winter parking lot to make their daily payment.

    An important attraction of this venue for the beginner skier is the picturesque and wooded “Lally Heritage Loop. This . 800 metre loop can be joined immediately from behind the two existing heritage buildings. We recommend a clockwise direction for easier skiing. Of course those intermediate skiers who prefer the longer and more rugged backcountry experience can also choose this convenient way to enter the “Round Lake Loop” just by crossing the road.

    Overall, the 22 km network consists of 12 km of trail track set for classic skiing and 4 km groomed for skate skiing. In addition there are 10 km of backcountry trails. We recommend that skiers who especially enjoy the solitude and tranquility of nature should take advantage of the 9 km Round Lake loop suitable for intermediate backcountry skiers.

    Facilities include the Club’s heritage Ski Chalet located next to the administration building 1/2 kilometre in from the trailhead. It is equipped with picnic tables, electric lighting and two propane heaters. You may need to turn the heaters on upon your arrival and don’t forget to turn them off upon your departure. Then there is the Lally Homestead as noted above.

    Hiking and dogs are not permitted on the ski trails to ensure safe , quality skiing trails. Snowshoers are welcome to travel (where necessary) beside the groomed portion of the trails to access nature trails and roads not used by skiers.

    Trail Conditions and Weather Forecast

    Click here for an up to the minute report on trail conditions,

    or ‘phone the Park at 613 267 5060