Rushing River Provincial Park – Canoe, Kayak & Paddleboard

Day Use Vehicle Permits: because of the popularity of this park, it is one that may need permits to be purchased in advance in order to guarantee park access. This was started in 2021 and will continue in 2022.
If you’re smart, grab the permit before any visit, even mid-week. We found this out the hard way at our local Provincial Park.
You can buy the vehicle permit up to 5 days in advance, which guarantees you access to the park on that day. If you have an annual or season pass, you should still book your permit online, but there’s no extra charge.

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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 – Rushing River

Contact & Other Information

Phone #: 807-548-4351
Main entrance co-ordinates: 49.6816, -94.2359
Address: P.O. Box 1760, Kenora, P9N 3X7
Opening seasons: Open all year round, May to October for camping.

Canoe & Kayak

Dogtooth Lake offers plenty of opportunities to enjoy a paddle by canoe, kayak, or paddleboard. You might even want to try one of the water bikes that are available to rent through the park office.

Once you gain experience, this park also offers several multi-day trips. Contact the park office for more information.

Canoe & Kayak Rental

Kayaks and water bikes are available for rent from the Park Office and the North Side Nook. Canoes for use on the canoe routes for three days or more may also be rented. Short-term canoe rentals, complete with delivery, are available at the privately operated Rushing River General Store, less than one kilometer south of the park entrance.

Where to Launch

Two boat launches, one each on the north and south side of the park, offer boaters access to Dogtooth Lake.

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