Thu. Dec 7th, 2023
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 calm lake during a misty dawn, and best of all… no bugs!

This is a late fall campground at Silent Lake Provincial Park.

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

These are just a few of the reasons why Silent Lake is a favorite destination for many:

Sites for all styles of camping.

From cozy covered accommodations and RV-friendly electric sites to walk-in sites for adventurous tent campers, Silent Lake has it all.

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

couple sitting in front of the booth

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

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

Camping in the fall is ideal for those looking for more privacy and choosing the best campsites that book up quickly in the summer.

Two tents on campsites with blanket of fallen leaves

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

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

Walking 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 Colors Along the Bonnie's Pond Trail

The park’s unique landscape and geology can be admired from its hiking trails where you will pass large rocks, steep hills and undeveloped coastline.

With fewer crowds, late fall is a great time to observe the wildlife that inhabits Silent Lake.


Bonnie’s Pond (2 miles) is a great trail for nature lovers where you can see beaver, deer, elk, and a variety of mushrooms as they wind through pine and hemlock forests to a stunning overlook.

Is the thrill of mountain biking more your speed?

Group mountain biking in the forest.

Make sure you pack your gear! The park’s mountain bike route offers two loops (11 km and 17 km) and is less crowded this time of year.

We recommend calling the park directly to inquire about current trail conditions.

Excellent paddling and fishing.

Have you ever wondered how Silent Lake got its name?

person paddling a kayak at sunset

This non-motorized lake is approximately 2.5 km in length, is wonderfully calm and offers a relaxing paddling experience.

The park is offering canoe and kayak rentals through October 31 for campers and day visitors!

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

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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 Toronto and Ottawa and is open for camping throughout the fall and winter.

campers and dog by a campfire, with a motor home in the background

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

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