Backcountry camping

Riding Mountain National Park

Coronavirus (COVID-19) impacts

Backcountry camping reservations that were made prior to the suspension of visitor services will resume on June 22. New Reservations for 10 of the 15 backcountry sites will open in late June to early July for the season. Day use of Backcountry sites are permitted.

Visit the COVID-19 and your visit to Riding Mountain National Park for updates on park facilities and services


One of the best ways to experience the park is by spending a night or two camping out under the stars. The park's habitat varies from the rugged gorges of the East side of the park to the tall evergreens of the Central portion to the meadows of the Western region.

Backcountry camping reservations are now available online: Parks Canada Reservations. Trail surfaces vary from partially graveled patrol roads to grassy trails. Wet conditions may be encountered, particularly in the spring. Flooding on the trails, caused by beaver dams, is occasionally a problem. To ensure that you have a pleasant experience, be sure to boil all water before use (water sources in Wasagaming are potable)

For help planning your backpacking experience, please use our Trail Guide/Etiquette or stop by the Visitor Centre in person for assistance.

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