Silver Falls Provincial Park
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Introduction

Peculiar for the Holocene-era features that are commonly found in the park and the hike up to Silver Falls, Silver Falls Provincial Park is a sweet destination for RV camping. Located off Silver Falls Road, 25 km (16 miles) north of Highway 102, you’ll find Dog Lake marine, kettles terraces, spillways and outwash deposits that have occurred within the last 10,000 years in this 32.5 sq. km. (12.5 sq. mile) provincial park.

Offering seasonal rustic camping opportunities in 56 campsites, you’ll be able to lease any of 44 campsites in the park, while 12 are only available on first-come first-served basis. Only few amenities are available in the park - electricity and water are not available, however, pit/vault toilets, a boat launch, picnic area, and parking lot are available.

You’ll be able to engage in recreational activities such as hiking on a 10 km (6 mile) trail to Silver Falls, boating and canoeing on Dog Lake, fishing for northern pike, walleye, smallmouth bass, and whitefish; enjoying picnics in the picnic area, swimming, hunting, taking photographs, and enjoying nature views at the park.

Silver Falls Provincial Park was established in 1985.

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Transportation in Silver Falls Provincial Park

Driving

Silver Falls Provincial Park is located off Silver Falls Road, 25 km (16 miles) north of Highway 102, via a paved road that grades into loose gravel. As a result, the park is accessible by RVs, trailers, and other motorized vehicles. There is a local road within the park which allows easy navigation to the campsites and picnic area. No driving restrictions are applicable in Silver Falls Provincial Park.

Parking

Only one designated parking area is available for RVs, trailers, and cars at Silver Falls Provincial Park, and you’ll find this parking lot close to the picnic area in the park. However, there is room for you to park your rig at your respective campsite in the park. Overnight parking is also available.

Public Transport

There are no direct public transportation services to Silver Falls Provincial Park.

Campgrounds and parking in Silver Falls Provincial Park

Campsites in Silver Falls Provincial Park

Reservations camping

Silver Falls Campground

At Silver Falls Campground, there are 56 campsites that are available for RVs and tents. No electric hookups are available at the campground, and only one vault privy and several pit privies are available. No running water is available at the park, so you'll need to bring your own. RV length limit at the campground is 32 ft (10 m).

44 campsites are available on lease at the campground, while 12 campgrounds are available on first-come first-served basis. You’ll require a permit to camp on all campsites at the park.

First-come first-served

Alternate camping

Seasonal activities in Silver Falls Provincial Park

In-Season

Fishing

Amazing fishing opportunities are available at Silver Falls Provincial Park, owing to the presence of fish species such as northern pike, walleye, smallmouth bass, and whitefish in Dog Lake. Depending on your angling skills, you may be able to catch some other fish in the lake, however, these listed ones are the common ones caught by anglers.

Boating/Canoeing

Boating and canoeing opportunities are commonly enjoyed by campers at Silver Falls Provincial Park. Thanks to the boat launch around the campground area, RV campers can access Dog Lake and row their boats or paddle their canoes along the long shoreline. Canoeists can also paddle on Little Dog Lake in the park. No boat rental facilities are available at the park.

Hiking

The Silver Falls Trail, a 10 km (6 mile) difficult hiking trail is a very popular trail, and is one of the classic trails in the Thunder Bay area. The trail takes campers from the Kaministiquia River to Silver Falls where hikers get to see the picturesque Dog Falls in all its magnificence. The trail continues to the summit of Dog Falls where a lookout facility provides vantage point views of the river valley. As campers continue the hike, they are led into a forest and rocky area, commonly called “Hoover Dam”.

You could either hike the trail one way, or return to the park along the trail.

Off-Season

Hunting

Hunting for game is permitted in Silver Falls Provincial Park, however, if you wish to engage in the activity, you will have to contact the park to request permission and find out the regulations that govern hunting in the park. Licenses are required both for firearms and for hunting itself, and certain species require special permission or are not permitted to be hunted at all.

Swimming

Close to the campground in the park, there is a nice sandy beach available on Dog Lake for you to take a dip in the park’s waters. There is no designated swimming area at the beach, so you are advised to exercise caution while swimming. The water can be chilly, but it's certainly refreshing on a hot day.

Picnicking

The picnic area that overlooks Dog Lake in Silver Lake Provincial Park offers memorable picnic experiences that RV campers never want to miss out on. Accessing the picnic area is easy as the area is connected by local park roads. A parking area is also closeby for your vehicles. Moreover, a number of amenities are available in the picnic area to enhance your lunch experience.

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