We offer back-country camping with 20 interior boat/paddle-in only sites to choose from, as well as 60 seasonal sites for trailer camping. A boat, canoe, or kayak is required to access interior sites.

Included with your stay is a variety of amenities:

  • Shower and indoor washroom facility
  • Drinking water refill station
  • Picnic table at all interior sites
  • Outhouses
  • Beach and day use area with a picnic shelter
  • Boat launches at Second and Third Lakes
  • Access to 9km of hiking trails

Through the campground office, you can rent canoes for half or full day periods, as well as purchase firewood and ice.

Parking and boat launch use is included with interior and seasonal bookings.

Annual Trail Closure

Trails are closed every year from mid-October to mid-November as neighbouring properties allow hunting activities. We remind visitors that hunting is not permitted on campsites or trails.

Plan your Visit

Whether you plan on visiting for the day, the weekend, or for the summer, there are somethings you need to consider before visiting.

All of our interior sites are boat in only. You will need to bring your own boat with you, or rent one of our canoes.

The Seasonal campground does not include hydro or water and sewage hook up.

Depot Lakes Conservation Area and Campground is subject to any and all fire bans that are declared by the municipality of Central Frontenac. We will post fire ban alerts to this website, but encourage all visitors to check with the municipality online before visiting.

You may encounter many different types of wildlife at Depot Lakes. It is important to review bear wise information before your visit.

Poison ivy is common throughout the area. If touched, this plant may cause skin reactions. Know how to identify Poison Ivy before you visit.


If you are visiting for the day, you must pay to park and launch your boat at this conservation area. There is a daily parking and boat launch pass that you can use between areas. A daily pass is valid on the day of purchase between sunrise and sunset. You can buy a daily pass through the Mackay Pay app.

Yearly parking and boat launch passes give you access to all of our areas with paid parking. You can buy a yearly pass through the Mackay Pay app.

See an issue?

Help us keep our outdoor spaces clean and our wildlife safe! You can report a non-emergency issue or a concern you have online

Lake shoreline