Murphy’s Point Provincial Park – Canoe, Kayak & Paddleboard

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If you’re looking for information about camping or hiking at this park, we have more information on our partner website – Murphy’s Point

Contact & Other Information

Phone #: 613-267-5060
Main entrance co-ordinates:
Address: 2243 Elmgrove Road, R.R. 5 Perth K7H 3C7
Opening seasons: May 12, 2023 to October 10, 2023

Canoe & Kayak

Canoe Loop – 6 km, easy to moderate
This loop, from the main beach on Hogg Bay into Big Rideau Lake and around the point, into Loon Lake and back into Hogg Bay, includes two short portages (150 m). Optional stopping spots with picnic tables include the Park Store patio, McParlan House or hike-in beach. Take note of high winds when planning the direction of your loop, as Big Rideau Lake can be treacherous.
More paddling
Big Rideau Lake is part of the Rideau Canal UNESCO World Heritage Site. There are many interesting sites within paddling distance of the park. These include Colonel By Island (5.5 km one way), the town of Portland (9.5 km), Rideau Ferry (10 km), Narrows lock station (11.2 km), and Beveridge’s lock station (13 km).

At the Narrows lock station, manually-operated locks lift you 0.8 m into Upper Rideau Lake. Two locks at Beveridges lift you 6.9 m into the Tay River and a further 10 km paddle into the town of Perth.

Canoe & Kayak Rental

Canoes and kayaks can be rented from the Park Store and picked up at one of three locations: Park Store (Loon Lake), administration dock (Noble Bay), and main beach (Hogg Bay). Personal Floatation Devices (PFDs) are also available with a $25 refundable deposit. Fishing tackle is available for lending, free of charge, from the Park Store as part of the Tackleshare program.

Where to Launch

The boat launch provides access to Big Rideau Lake beside the entrance to Hogg Bay.

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