Camping and Exploring Killbear Provincial Park

I spent a few days exploring and camping in Killbear Provincial, hiking the trails and exploring the Ontario park’s wonderful territory, stunning sights and fun attractions. 

Where is Killbear Provincial Park?

Killbear Provincial Park hugs the shore of Georgian Bay in Perry Sound County near Nobel, Ontario. It is 270 kilometres north of Toronto and 550 kilometres west of Ottawa.

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Camping and hiking in Killbear Provincial Park, Ontario
Camping au Parc provincial Killbear en Ontario

What Makes Killbear Provincial Park Special?

Killbear Provincial Park covers kilometres of rugged rocky shoreline, a few sandy beaches, and square miles of pine forests. It is perfect for water sports and has excellent hiking and biking trails. In addition, the park offers some of the best camping experiences in the province.

View of the bay in Killbear Provincial Park

Camping in Killbear Provincial Park

There are seven campgrounds in the park. They are all a minute’s walk away from the shore. Several campsites in this Ontario Park are wheelchair accessible (#’s 50, 51, 94, 228, 282, 434, 436, 594, 1178), and so are the comfort stations. All campsites have a picnic table and a campfire pit.

Lighthouse Point Campground

  • Electrical and non-electrical campsites
  • Music and generator-free campground
  • Comfort Station with showers and laundry facilities
  • Boat launch

Granite Saddle Campground

  • Non-electrical campsites
  • Music and generator-free campground
  • Beach

Harold Point Campground

  • Electrical and non-electrical campsites
  • Music and generator-free campground
  • Comfort Station with showers and laundry facilities
  • Beach

Georgian Campground

  • Electrical and non-electrical campsites
  • Music and generator-free campground
  • Comfort Station with showers and laundry facilities
  • Beach

Beaver Dams Campground

  • Electrical and non-electrical campsites
  • Comfort Station with showers and laundry facilities
  • Beach

Kilcoursie Campground

  • Electrical campsites
  • Comfort Station with showers and laundry facilities
  • Beach

Blind Bay Campground

  • Non-electrical campsites
  • Comfort Station with showers and laundry facilities
  • Boat launch
  • Beach
campsite in Killbear Provincial Park

Group campsites are also available. 

There is one off-leash park and beach for dogs and their owners.

This map of Killbear Provincial Park shows the location of each campground, the group campsites and the dog off-leash area.

Hotels near Killbear Provincial Park

Hotel rooms are available in the closest city to Killbear Provincial Park in Perry Sound. Among the best-rated are the Bayside Inn, the Perry Sound Inn and Suites and the Town and Country Motel.

Hiking Trails in Killbear Provincial Park

The trails in the park are all easy trails ranging from one to 6 kilometres. They can be enjoyed with children. The trails wander in forested areas and come to beautiful views of the bay. 

  • Lighthouse Point Trail 1 km easy
  • Twin Point Trail 3.5 km easy 
  • Lookout Point Trail 1.6 km easy
  • Bike path – 6 km

This map of Killbear Provincial Park shows the different summer trails of the park.

white and red striped lighthouse on Georgian Bay with a sailboat in the distance
Lighthouse Point Trail
bench to sit and look at the water on the trail in Killbear Provincial Park
Twin Point Trail

Don’t Miss

On Sunset Rock, Killbear’s windswept tree is still standing with a bit of help. The tree has been the symbol of the park for years. It is impressive as it stands alone on the rock, braving the wind. 

The windswept tree on Sunset Rock in Killbear Provincial Park

From Sunset Rock or anywhere on the rocky western shores of the park, the sun sets over the water and colours the sky. So many gather in the park to admire the sunsets.

Stop by the Discovery Center for the interesting interactive exhibits. You might get to pet a snake with the daily snake talks.

Discovery Center exhibit in Killbear Provincial Park

Other Activities in Killbear Provincial Park

There are numerous activities for adventurous souls in the park. On top of the hiking trails listed above, the beaches and water provide many more sports and ventures in the park.

  • Kayaking, canoeing or SUP boarding
  • Boating 
  • Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Biking
  • Sailing or windsurfing
  • Nature Shoppe – for their clothes, souvenirs or art
  • Day-use area – enjoy a picnic cooking on the hibachis with the sandy beach nearby.
Rocky shore of Georgian Bay in Killarney Provincial Park

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