112 Park Rd, Neyaashiinigmiing ON
Open 8am-10pm, May-October

Cultural Programs

Traditional Teachings

From time immemorial…

Cape Croker Park aims to establish itself as a year-round Indigenous Tourism Destination. To this end, we are proud to announce Anishinaabe Cultural Programming.

We have a team of experienced Anishinaabe naturalists and guides. They have developed a series of  land and water-based activities to share with Park visitors.

  • Are you interested in plants and how Anishinaabek use plants for food and medicine, or in ceremony or for practical needs?
  • Maybe, you would like to hear some traditional stories?
  • Or make yourself a dreamcatcher out of red osier dogwood and sinew?
  • Perhaps, you would like to learn a little more about history and geology of the area?

Our knowledgeable naturalists and guides will help you connect to the land and water from an Anishinaabe perspective.

You will start to hear Anishinaabemowin, our language, and possibly learn some. The start will be slow and easy – a few greetings and lots of place names. These will be the names of the camping areas, trails, and other key Park locations. For example: Wiikwedoonse, can be translated as “Little Bay” or “Cove.” This is the traditional name for Sydney Bay, and the name of one our camping areas. We think you will enjoy learning the place names in the Park.

Indigenous

Indigenous is a blanket term used to refer to First Nations, Inuit and Metis peoples in Canada. We identify as First Nations, specifically – Anishinaabek.

Is our language new and confusing to you? Don’t be afraid to try. It’s easier than it looks!  This is how to pronounce two of our words:

Ah nish shin naw bay = singular
Ah nish shin naw beck = plural

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The Rememberer

Are there bears here – what kind – how big – how many – what do they eat?

bears

Stories tell us that along time ago, Mkwa took care of the first Anishinaabe children, fed them and kept them warm. Another story tells us that each year during Mkwa Giizis or Bear Moon also known as February, bear cubs venture outside their cozy dens to play. If their play is brief, then winter will be long. If they stay out, then spring is fast approaching.

The bear is known as a healer and peacekeeper who taught our people about the medicines. Some of our people have bear names like Mkoons (Little Bear) or Mko-kwe (Bear Woman). Some of our people belong to the Mkwa Dodem (Bear Clan). Some people have bears as "spirit helpers."

Seeing a bears in a natural setting like out in a field or crossing the road somewhere is an exciting and memorable experience. However, this is not necessarily so in a campground or on someone’s deck. This is why we built garbage depots, purchased recycling bins and closed our dump. In doing so, we have given responsibility to our campers and visitors to help us keep bears safe. Bear is called The Rememberer because Bear always remembers where to find food.

Help us protect our bears and all other critters who share their world with us.

  1. Store food in your vehicle at night.
  2. Take your bagged garbage to the Garbage Depot every evening.
  3. Do not scrap your leftover food into the fire pit or around your campsite
  4. Wash out your recyclables before putting them into the bins.
  5. Keep your campsite clean.
  6. Day visitors please take your garbage and recyclables with you.

Our Park attendants will be around to encourage your continued assistance in keeping bears safe.

2021 Fee Schedule

Cape Croker Park

Camping

Campsite: Basic
$39.25/night
Campsite: Premium Waterfront/View
$42.25/night
Campsite: Hydro 20 AMP
$42.25/night
Campsite: Hydro 30 AMP
$48.50/night
Campsite: Hydro 30 AMP & Premium
$50/night
Campsite: Hydro 30 AMP & Water
$50.50/night
Campsite: Hydro 50 AMP & Water
$51/night
Cabin (1-2 Adults)
$75/night
Cabin (3 Adults)
$80/night
Cabin (4 Adults)
$85/night
Reservation Fee (NON-REFUNDABLE)
$15/site
Additional Vehicle Fee
$15/night
Seasonal Vehicle Fee
$100

Day Use Fees

Daily Vehicle Permit
$15
Overnight Parking
$15/night
*Rates are based on one (1) family or two (2) adults per site.
A maximum of four adults only are allowed per site.

Discount Rates

*Bruce Trail Members: 10% Discount on overnight campsite fees, parking and day-use fees. Please show card upon registering. Save 10% when camping 6 nights or more.

Group Camping: "The Birches"

Group Campsite Fee
$175/night
Damage Deposit
$175
Per Person, Youth (6–17yrs)
$2.50/night
Per Person, Adult (18yrs+)
$5/night
Group Campsite Vehicle Permit
$6.50/night
*Maximum of 35 campers allowed, Damage Deposit MAY be refunded after site inspection. Discounts available for Youth Groups & Charitable Organizations.

Park Store

Facility Rental (Veteran's Arbour or Pavilion)
$100/day
Firewood: Bagged
$9.50
Showers (auto timer approx. 5.5 minutes)
$1
Washers/Dryers
$2/cycle
Trailer Pump Out – In Park
$25
Holding Tank Pump Out
$30
Prices subject to change without notice
Cash, Debit, Visa, MasterCard, & American Express Accepted Here!
*For campsite inquiries or availability, contact us:
Call 1(519)534-0571 or email reservations@capecrokerpark.com

Park Rules

Cape Croker Park

A Message from Park Management

Our campground was developed as a family campground. We want to keep it that way. You can help to maintain the ambience and atmosphere of this place. Our rules are guides to ensure you and other Park visitors have an enjoyable, safe and memorable camping experience.

Common complaints over the years:

  • dogs off leash
  • owners not picking up after pets
  • speeding on park roads
  • excessive noise
  • alcohol carried off a campsite

Please take a few minutes to review these rules.

General Camping Rules

All campers must be registered at the Campground Office.
One family (parents and their dependent children) OR a maximum of 4 adults per campsite is permitted.
Visiting hours are 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Only registered campers are permitted to remain in the Park or enter outside of visiting hours.
No excessive noise at any time. All musical instruments and audio devices must be turned off at 11 p.m.
Other than when otherwise prohibited by park management, alcoholic beverages may be possessed in the Cape Croker Park. Possession and consumption by any person must be in compliance with the Ontario Liquor License Act. (Alcohol is permitted on occupied/rented campsites only.)
Cannabis may be consumed by campers at their registered campsite. Smoking tobacco or cannabis, or using an electronic cigarette (vaping), is permitted on a registered campsite only.
Campers and Park visitors are responsible for their garbage and recyclables. Garbage must be bagged and placed in the Garbage Depots. Recyclables must be rinsed (at your campsite) and sorted into plastics and aluminum/steel food and beverage containers.

Day visitors please take your garbage and recycling with you.

Our community facility is not able to recycle glass bottles and jars, milk and juice boxes, cardboard or cereal boxes, so please take these with you and recycle from your home. Chi miigwech.
Every person using a campsite shall at all times maintain the campsite in a condition satisfactory to Park Management. When vacating the campsite, they shall restore the campsite as near as possible to its original condition.
The owner or person in control of a domestic animal must maintain physical control of the animal. Leashes must be no greater than 2 metres in length. Domestic animals are not permitted in swimming areas.
Campfires are permitted in designated fire pits only. No person shall start or maintain a fire except in a designated fire pit.
Scavenging for firewood from Park lands is prohibited. Purchase firewood from the Campground Office. This is to protect our forest from campers, invasive insects and pathogens.
No person shall pick or remove flowers, plants or trees or wildlife, or take any natural souvenirs from the Park.
No person shall remove, damage or deface Park property or damage or deface any relict, artifact, or natural object or any site of archaeological or historical interest.
The maximum speed on main park roads is 30 km/h. The maximum speed in camping areas is 15 km/h. Please abide by these speed limits.
No person camping in the Park shall operate an All-Terrain Vehicles (ATV), dirt bikes or any off-road vehicle anywhere on the Park property, including trails.
The use of generators in all over-night camping areas is prohibited.
Non-compliance with park rules may result in charges and/or eviction.

Facilities

Cape Croker Park

Day Use

The Pavilion picnic shelter is the perfect backdrop for group picnicking. The beach is another popular day use site perfect for a picnic, for swimming or for launching boats of all sizes. Nearby is the beach volleyball pitch. There are 10 km of hiking trails within the Park – Ginebik Miikaans (Snake Trail Boardwalk), which is part of the Bruce Trail, Waazh Miikaans (The Rockfall Caves), and a few shorter trails. The playground is a popular location for children.

Washrooms

Barrier-free showers and flush toilets located in The Maples and The Beaches campgrounds. Outhouses are in convenient locations throughout the camping areas.

Showers

Showers are located at The Maples comfort station.

Laundromat

The Park offers a coin laundry facility at The Maples comfort station.

Rentals

The Pavilion and the Arbour are available for day use rentals. Contact the Park Office to make bookings.

Supplies

The Campground Office sells water, ice, firewood, propane, maple syrup and snacks. The 401 Convenience and Pedoniquott’s Gas Bar are located just a short drive from the campground.

Services

The campground offers a trailer pump out and holding tank pump out service.

WiFi

WiFi is access in the Upper Ninaatgoog (Maples) and Waasmowing Enaabiising (Hydro) areas. The site directs you to GBTel for payment. You can purchase hours or days of WiFi Access.
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