Fairbank Provincial Park
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Introduction

Featuring a crystal-clear spring-fed lake and beautiful geological outcrops, Fairbank Provincial Park offers amazing RV camping experiences to vacationers. Located north of Fairbanks town, Ontario, along Park Road, this provincial park has been a popular destination for memorable camping for more than half a century.

Excellent recreational opportunities are available at Fairbank Provincial Park and these include hiking on a trail that leads to a beautiful vantage point, angling for smallmouth bass and lake trout, bird watching, boating, canoeing and kayaking, swimming, snorkeling, picnicking, photography, park programs, and lots more. Fairbank Provincial Park has something for everyone.

The park has 160 RV campsites, with about one-third equipped with electric hookup options. The campsites are available by reservation and on first-come first-served basis. Facilities and amenities in the park include group camps, boat launch, comfort station, dock, laundry facilities, garbage disposal stations, pet exercise areas, picnic areas and shelter, fire grills and picnic tables, playground, showers, canoe rental facilities, view point, pit and vault toilets, dump stations, Information Center, telephone, and parking lots.

A unique feature of the park is the Fairbank Lake, originally known as Wa-Shai-Ga-Mog, which is translated “clear water”, a befitting name for a lake where you can see over 24 ft (8 m) into the water.

Fairbank Provincial Park was established in 1957.

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Transportation in Fairbank Provincial Park

Driving

Located north of Fairbanks town, Ontario, along Park Road, Fairbank Provincial Park is easy to locate and access by RVs and trailers, as well as other motorized vehicles. A network of roads connects the campground, day use area, and other sites of interest in the park making it easy for RV campers to find their way to points of interest. There are no driving restrictions within the park.

Parking

Fairbank Provincial Park features four parking areas that are available for vacationers to park their RVs and trailers while at the park. You’ll find two of these parking areas at the campground, and another at the boat launch site. RV campers can as well park their rigs at their respective campsites. Furthermore, overnight parking is available.

Public Transport

There are no direct transportation services to Fairbank Provincial Park.

Campgrounds and parking in Fairbank Provincial Park

Campsites in Fairbank Provincial Park

Reservations camping

Fairbank Campground

Fairbank Campground in Fairbank Provincial Park features 160 pet-friendly campsites that are available for RVs and tents. 53 campsites in the campground are equipped with electric hookups for RVs. RV length limit is 32 ft (10 m), however, RV campers with larger rigs can call the park ahead to find out if there is space available.

Amenities available at the campground include water taps, pit/vault toilets, garbage disposal stations, restrooms with showers, laundry facilities, wheelchair accessible areas, access to waterfront and swimming beach.


86 campsites in the campground are available by reservation, while 74 campsites are available on first-come first served basis only.

First-come first-served

Alternate camping

Seasonal activities in Fairbank Provincial Park

In-Season

Birding

Fairbank Provincial Park is popular among bird watchers, because the park is home to bird species commonly found in northern forests. Typical birds in the park include loons, warblers, woodpeckers, and ducks.

Fishing

Excellent fishing opportunities are available at Fairbank Provincial Park for RV campers that enjoy angling. This is because Fairbank Lake consists of abundant lake trout and smallmouth bass, thus making the park a favorite destination for anglers. Consequently, you do not want to leave your fishing gear and tackle behind when you visit the park.

Hiking

A 0.5 km (0.3 mile) easy to challenging trail is available at Fairbank Provincial Park and this trail takes hikers up bedrock outcrops where they can enjoy beautiful panoramic views of the scenic blue waters of Fairbank Lake, the surrounding forest, and the Fairbank Fault. Don’t forget to carry your best hiking boots and bring your camera along because you’ll love the view!

Off-Season

Picnicking

Fairbank Provincial Park is a wonderful place to enjoy picnics as the park features several picnic areas around the lake, as well as a picnic shelter. The picnic areas are equipped with nice amenities and provide campers with scenic views of Fairbank Lake.

Swimming

An amazing characteristic of Fairbank Lake is its crystal-clear waters which is a major source of attraction to Fairbank Provincial Park for RV campers who enjoy swimming and snorkeling. Two swimming beaches are available on the lake in the park and both feature buoyed areas for safe swimming at the sandy beaches. No lifeguards are on duty at the beaches.

Boating/Canoeing

Boating, canoeing, and kayaking are popular activities at Fairbank Provincial Park. The park features a boat launch site in the southern end where RV campers can kickstart their paddling adventure on the lake. Canoe rentals are available in the park.

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