Murphys Point

Construction - Possible Travel Delays

A portion of County Road 1 (Rideau Ferry Road) between Highway 15 and Perth is under construction as they re-pave the roadway. Travel Delays of 5-10 minutes are expected as traffic is reduced to one lane.

Wildlife monitoring sound meters are in use; any files containing audio of members of the public are deleted. Please contact Curtis Thompson (Park Superintendent),, 613-267-5060x224, if you would like more information.

Personal information is collected under the authority of Section 29 of the Provincial Parks and Conservation Reserves Act.

What You'll Like :

  • Located on Big Rideau Lake, part of the historic Rideau Waterway
  • Silver Queen Mine, an early 1900s mica mine
  • Tours of the mine and other regular interpretive programs from end of June to Labour Day and fall weekends
  • Hiking trails groomed in the winter for skiing
  • Car and RV camping, group camping, backcountry camping (boat-in sites on the Rideau)
  • Great mix of wildlife habitat: forest, wetland, old fields and three lakes

General Information

Size: 1238.78 ha
Year established: 1967
Park Classification: Natural Environment
2243 Elmgrove Road, R.R. 5
K7H 3C7

2017 Operating Dates


Park / Campground Usage (day use, camping, etc.) Opening and Closing
Murphys Point May 12, 2017 to October 10, 2017
Murphys Point May 19, 2017 to October 1, 2017
Murphys Point December 9, 2017 to March 11, 2018
This park has a Friends Group
Learn to Camp is available at this park
Lifejacket lending program
Canadian Heritage Rivers System
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