Government Of Ontario Wants To Remind Everyone About Crown Land Camping

Government Of Ontario Wants To Remind Everyone About Crown Land Camping

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…

Canadian residents can camp for free on Crown land for up to 21 days at one site in a calendar year, unless the site has been restricted for a specific reason. After 21 days, the person and camping equipment must move a minimum of 100 meters to another location. This temporary use ensures that sites are available to others and helps reduce environmental impacts.
— Government of Ontario

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.

As always…

  • 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).