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Samuel de Champlain

Samuel de Champlain Provincial Park

Barrier Free

Barrier-free sites are located in close proximity to each campground comfort station and are available through the Ontario Parks central reservation service.

Boat Launch(es)

Boat launches in both Jingwakoki and Babawasse Campgrounds provide access Moore Lake.

Comfort Station(s)

Both Jingwakoki and Babawasse Campgrounds offer comfort stations complete with showers, flush toilets and laundry facilities.

Day Use

The Bagwa day use area provides a large sand beach, playground equipment and a large grassed picnic area suitable for special events.

Obtain your daily vehicle permit up to five days in advance to guarantee your day use spot at this park.

Visit the Ontario Parks day use page to learn more.

Flush Toilets

Both the comfort stations and small facilities interspersed throughout the campground contain flush toilets.


Coin-operated washers and dryers may be found at both campground comfort stations.

Park Store

The Park Store offers souvenir merchandise, books, maps, canoe and kayak rentals, ice, firewood and a small selection of basic camper supplies. The Park Store is open daily during the months of July and August.

Pet Exercise Area(s)

There is a road that that is not well-travelled that leads from Jingwakoki Campground out to our group camping area and back out along the Amable du Fond River to a gate at Highway 17 that is used as a pet exercise area.


Rental canoes and kayaks are conveniently located in each campground on the shores of Moore Lake. Rental arrangements can be made at the Park Store and include Personal Floatation Devices (PFDs) paddles and a boat safety kit.

Visitor Centre

The Mattawa River Visitor Centre showcases the natural and cultural history of Samuel de Champlain Provincial Park and the Mattawa River valley. Regular hours and the opportunity to speak with a Park Naturalist are available during the months of July and August.