The Summer camping season is just about to ramp up so the Government of Ontario wants to remind campers about the rules for camping on Crown Land…
If you aren’t a resident of Canada you can purchase a Crown land camping permit which costs $9.35 per person, per day (plus HST).
Thinking of camping on Crown land but don’t know where to start? Check out Brad Jenning’s excellent run down on how to get started.
Always pick up litter and take garbage with you
Avoid sensitive features such as wetlands, streams and wildlife habitat
Respect other users of Crown lands
Stay on existing trails
Do not harm, kill or collect plants, trees, habitat, or wildlife you do not have permission to hunt
Before lighting a fire, check local fire warnings and restrictions in the area. Never leave a campfire unattended and make sure campfires are completely extinguished before leaving the site.
To report a natural resources violation, call the ministry TIPS line at 1-877-847-7667 toll-free any time or contact your local ministry office during regular business hours. You can also call Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).