Murphys Point Provincial Park

Located less than half an hour south from Perth, Murphys Point Provincial Park can also be reached by boat if you travel down the Rideau Waterway from Smiths Falls.

The park contains the beautiful and recreational Big Rideau Lake, an ideal spot for water sports, boating, canoeing, and swimming. There are boat-in campsites where you can set up tent and have a bonfire long into the evening.

Wildlife enthusiasts can spot fox, deer, mink, beaver, coyote, porcupine, and otter within the park boundaries.

Murphys Point is rich in minerals and you can take a tour of the restored Silver Queen Mica Mine to learn about the region’s mining history. Hikers and cyclists can enjoy five nature trails that are open in winter months as well for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing.

Activities at Murphys Point include:

  • Biking
  • Boating
  • Boat-in camping
  • Camping – 160 sites
  • Canoeing
  • Cross-country skiing
  • Fishing
  • Heritage Mica Festival
  • Hiking
  • Historic pioneer buildings – Lally Homestead
  • Sawmill ruins
  • Silver Queen mica mine
  • Snowshoeing
  • Swimming
  • Water sports
  • Wildlife Viewing

To reserve a campsite or learn more about Murphys Point, visit the Ontario Parks website.

Location: 2243 Elm Grove Road RR 5, Perth

We work to enhance the natural and cultural heritage of the park. The annual Heritage Mica Festival interprets the Silver Queen Mine and its history. The archaeology program brings history to life for students working with professional archaeologists.

(613) 267-5340
This provincial park is located in Ottawa Valley South

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