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Experience late fall camping at Silent Lake Provincial Park

Picture this: the sound of a crackling fire filling the crisp fall air, the soft sound of leaves falling in the forest, dipping your paddle into a still lake during a misty sunrise, and best of all… no bugs!

This is late fall camping at Silent Lake Provincial Park.

Looking for a quiet and relaxing place to give late fall camping a try?

Here are just a few reasons why Silent Lake is a favourite destination for many:

Sites to suit all camping styles

From cozy roofed accommodations and electrical sites suitable for RVs, to walk-in sites for the adventurous tent camper, Silent Lake has it all.

If you’re new to fall camping or prefer a “glamping” experience, you’ll love Silent Lake’s cabins and yurts.

couple sitting in front of cabin

Their yurts can sleep up to six people and their cabins sleep five, making them a great choice for families or a group of friends. These roofed accommodations are popular and book up quickly. The best bet to finding a reservation is planning to book a midweek trip!

Is RV or tent camping more your style? The park has both reservable and non-reservable sites during the late fall season.

Camping in the fall is great for those looking for more privacy and their choice of the best campsites that get booked up quickly in the summer.

two tents on campsites with blanket of fallen leaves

Did we mention the park keeps one of their heated comfort stations open all fall and winter (with showers!)?

Visit our reservation website to book or call the park directly for details: (613) 339-2807.

Hiking and biking trails galore!

Whether you’re looking for a beautiful short hike with your family or are an experienced hiker looking for a full day hike, Silent Lake’s trails are the perfect way to discover the beauty of the park.

Fall colours along Bonnie's Pond trail

The unique landscape and geology of the park can be admired from their hiking trails where you will pass by large rocks, rugged hills, and the undeveloped shoreline.

With fewer crowds, late fall is a great time to spot wildlife that call Silent Lake home.


Bonnie’s Pond (3 km) is a great trail for nature lovers where you may see beavers, deer, moose, and a variety of fungi while winding through pine and hemlock forests to a breathtaking lookout.

Is the thrill of mountain biking more your speed?

group mountain biking in forest

Be sure to pack your gear! The park’s mountain biking trail offers two loops (11 km and 17 km) and are less busy this time of year.

We recommend giving the park a call directly to inquire about current trail conditions.

Excellent paddling and fishing

Ever wonder how Silent Lake got its name?

person paddling in kayak at sunset

This motor-free lake is approximately 2.5 km in length, beautifully calm, and provides a relaxing paddling experience.

The park offers canoe and kayak rentals until October 31 for campers and day visitors!

For those who like to fish, anglers may catch Small and Largemouth Bass in the fall. Angling can be from canoe/kayak, shore, or one of our three docks.

Remember to prepare and pack for your paddling adventure like it’s winter. Check out our guide to fall paddling before you head out.

Ready to book your fall camping trip?

Silent Lake is located just 2.5 hours from both Toronto and Ottawa and is open for camping all fall and winter.

campers and dog beside campfire, with RV in background

The park is less than 20 minutes outside the town of Bancroft, so amenities and other attractions are nearby to explore.

Pack your warm layers and extra blankets for a peaceful and cozy trip this fall.