Stretching along the coast of Georgian Bay from Parry Sound to the Moon River, Massassauga Provincial Park takes in hundreds of windswept islands as well as inland forests and lakes. Accessible only by water, it is a protected sanctuary for the Massasauga rattlesnake and home to prairie warblers, five-line skink, hybrid toads and map turtles. Moor in a quiet cove, fish for muskie and bass, camp by the bay or paddle to inland lake sites.
The Massasauga is unique. As every campsite is waterfront, the only way to access the park’s 135 campsites is by canoe, kayak or boat. Forty-eight campsites are on inland lakes accessible by portages. All campsites have box privies. You are in bear country so please take precautions to bear proof your site. Discover Calhoun Lodge, a historic early 19th-century Georgian Bay cottage site. There are also three hiking trails available from moderate to difficult. Canoe and explore the waters of Georgian Bay and inland lakes and swim in the magnificent clear blue waters of the 30,000 islands.