Known as being a beautiful and remote area of Ontario, Restoule Provincial Park is a fantastic family friendly RV getaway destination. Brimming with wildlife, recreational activities and great camping amenities, you will love your visit to Restoule Provincial Park. The park is rich in history and Aboriginal people canoed the waterways 10,000 years ago after the great continental glaciers receded. In the 1880s three families came to farm the remote valley of the Restoule River, which was followed by logging. The area was later designed as a provincial park in 1963 and currently encompasses 6918 acres (28kmsq).
While there are plenty of recreational activities, one of the most popular is to explore the secluded miles of lakes and river by boat, canoe and kayaks. Mountain biking, hiking, hunting and swimming are also must-do activities. If you are in the park during July or August make sure to check out the Discovery Program where you can discover the wonders of nature.
The park is also an important refuge for many plants and animals, including at risk species such as peregrine falcons. The park provides habitat for snakes and turtles in its wetlands and is home to wolves, coyotes, bears, moose and one of the largest white-tailed deer herd in Ontario.
The camping options at Restoule Provincial Park are seemingly endless as there are three RV friendly campgrounds available with a total of 366 sites to choose from. Out of these sites there are 98 electric sites that are suitable for RV's up to 35 feet in length. Peak season at Saskatchewan Landing Provincial Park runs from May until September.
Restoule Provincial Park is located in the Parry Sound District within Central Ontario. The park has one entry and exit road that end of On-534.
The park is in a fairly remote location so we recommend that you bring all of your supplies with you so that you don't have to drive to a nearby township. A few services and amenities can be found in small towns not too far from the park. These include Restoule (six miles away or 10km), Nipissing (around 19 miles or 32km), and Powassan (27 miles or 44km away). The closest city to the park is North Bay, which is 44 miles (72km) to the north-east.
While the access road to the park is well maintained and very easy to navigate the same cannot be said for the campground roads. They are quite tight, uneven with potholes and will be very difficult for RV's over 38 feet to drive into each sites. During the winter the whole park closes so you will not be able to access any of the campgrounds or the services in the park.
There is plenty of parking available for visitors to Restoule Provincial Park.
Unfortunately there are no public transport options that will take you to Restoule Provincial Park.
Bells Point Campground is the largest of the three RV friendly campgrounds that are available for visitors to call home when staying at Restoule Provincial Park. The campground is located the furthest down the campground road off the banks of Restoule Lake. In total there are 160 sites available and they all non-serviced primitive sites. Other amenities found in Bells Point Campground include toilets, showers, a boat dock, boat ramp, wheelchair accessible sites and overflow parking. Another great feature about Bells Point Campground is that there is a pet-friendly beach that you are welcome to take your furry friends to check out.
If you choose to stay at Bells Point Campground you should note that it is the largest campground of the three so you will have a lack of privacy compared to the other two campgrounds. We recommend choosing a site at the back of the loop if you want to have as much privacy as you can.
Please note that Kettle Point Campground is pet friendly but they must be kept on leashes at all times besides when at the beach. Reservations are available online or by calling the park office.
Putts Point Campground is the smallest of the three RV friendly campgrounds that are available for visitors to call home when stating at Restoule Provincial Park. This campground is in the middle of the two other campgrounds and is positioned on the banks of Restoule Lake. In total there are 108 sites available and they are all non-serviced primitive sites. Other amenities found in Putts Point Campground include toilets, showers, a boat dock, boat ramp, wheelchair accessible sites, overflow parking and easy beach access.
Putts Point Campground will be the best choice for those who are looking for the best beach access as you will be within walking distance to both Kettle Point and Putts Point beaches. We recommend choosing a site closest to the lake if you want to make the most of the water-based activities during your stay. Please note that Putts Point Campground is pet friendly but they must be kept on leashes at all times. Reservations are available online or by calling the park office.
Kettle Point Campground is the smallest of the three RV friendly campgrounds that are available for visitors to call home when staying at Restoule Provincial Park. The campground is located on the right of the campground road on the banks of Restoule Lake. In total there are 97 sites available and they all feature electrical hookups. Other amenities include toilets, showers, a boat dock, wheelchair accessible sites and overflow parking.
If you choose to stay at Kettle Point Campground you should note that it is the only campground with electrical hookups. It will also be a great choice for those who want privacy as it has the least amount of sites so the noise levels should be lower in comparison to the other two campgrounds. We recommend choosing a site between 426 and 440 so that you will have a lovely lake view.
Please note that Kettle Point Campground is pet friendly but they must be kept on leashes at all times. Reservations are available online or by calling the park office.
Visitors to Restoule Provincial Park will be spoiled for choice with options on where to go for a swim. There are three sandy beaches for you to choose from that are on Restoule Lake that all feature their own unique amenities. Kettle Beach is a great choice for those who want to have a game of volleyball as there is a volleyball court and lots of space for other fun beach activities. If you are looking for a smaller and more private place to go for a dip we recommend Putts Beach. If you bring your furry friend you can take them for a walk at Bells Point Beach as it has a pet friendly exercise area and swim spot. Please note that no lifeguards are on duty at any of the beaches, so swim to your abilities.
For visitors who want to get out on the waters there are multiple opportunities for you to do so! There are boat launches available at both the Stormy Lake access point and Bells Point Campground that will provide you access to Restoule Lake, Stormy Lake, and the Restoule River. There are no restrictions on what watercraft you can bring into the park and the most popular ones include canoeing, kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding and motorboating. Rentals may not be available during your stay so make sure you bring any watercraft that you want to use.
During the months of July and August you will be able to gain some knowledge about the park and its surrounding area thanks to the Discovery Program. The program is based around the Discovery Activity Book that you can pick up at the park and you can use the equipment and materials in it to explore the park, observe plants and animals, and discover nature. Along with the Discovery Program, there is a weekly calendar of events that happen throughout the park so make sure to check that out.
Are you a hiking lover? If so, you will love the opportunities to explore the park on the five marked trails. In total there are 16km/ 10 miles of trails that vary from being under a mile to close to 8km/5 miles. If you are short on time and can only take on one trail we recommend you check out The Fire Trail. The trail will take you through some love mature forests, boardwalks and rocky ridges. You will also get to relax at a great rest location and amazing view to Amber Lake.
There are multiple chances to land a big one if you want to cast a line at Restoule Provincial Park. All of the waters allow fishing and there is a large variety of species, including walleye, lake trout, splake, pike, musky, smallmouth bass and white. There is no guarantee that fishing gear will be available for you to use so make sure that you bring your own equipment so you don't miss out on the fun.
Some of the great hiking trails in the park are also mountain bike friendly! The one and a half mile Angel’s Point Trail (2.8 km) provides two different mountain biking loops through the impressive hardwood forests. The inner loop is a single-track trail designed for more advanced mountain bikers with smooth winding corners, changes in elevation and flowing dips, humps and bumps. The outer double track loop is more suited to those looking for an easier ride with a wide trail surface and fun rolling hills. You can also ride the smaller Rangers Point Trail and rent a mountain bike at the Park Office.