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Park Permits
The region of Temagami encompasses lands that fall under three different classifications:
- crown or public lands,
- provincial park lands, and
- conservation reserves.

Provincial Park Camping Permits
Ontario Parks made Temagami’s seven parks operational in 2004. If you are unsure of the various park boundaries, we can identify them for you. All visitors to Temagami are required to purchase a permit if they intend on camping overnight within any of Temagami’s provincial parks.

Canadians and non-residents must purchase permits for overnight camping within any of Temagami’s provincial and waterway parks. There is NO reservation system for campsites, which are available on a first-come basis only.

2013 Ontario Parks Overnight Camping Fees for Temagami
Adult (18+): $10.17 pp/night
Senior (Ontario resident): $8.14 pp/night
Disabled: $5.09 pp/night
Youth: (6 to 17): $4.80 pp/night
Child (5 and under): free
Groups: Apply for Group Rate at Finlayson Provincial Park by calling

Ontario Parks permits may be purchased using cash, VISA or MasterCard at our wilderness lodge on James lake. They may also be purchased in advance by mail order.

Crown Land Camping Permits
Non-residents of Canada are required to purchase a Crown Land Camping Permit if they intend on camping overnight in Temagami’s crown land or conservation reserve areas. You must purchase this permit at the MNR office in North Bay on your way north at a cost of $10/day/person. If you purchase the services of an outfitter, you are exempt from paying the Crown Land Camping Fee.

At this time, use of Temagami’s crown land and conservation reserves remains free of charge for Canadian residents.


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