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:
- Boat-in camping
- Camping – 160 sites
- Cross-country skiing
- Heritage Mica Festival
- Historic pioneer buildings – Lally Homestead
- Sawmill ruins
- Silver Queen mica mine
- Water sports
- Wildlife Viewing
To reserve a campsite or learn more about Murphys Point, visit the Ontario Parks website.