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Mountain Trout Camp on beautiful Gillies Lake, Bruce Peninsula

Mountain Trout Camp

Welcome to our Hidden Gem in the Northern Bruce Peninsula

Mountain Trout Camp is a rustic, quiet and family oriented seasonal lakefront campground that offers roofed accommodation rentals, overnight tent and trailer camping and seasonal camping. We are located close to many tourist attractions in the North Bruce Peninsula and are only 30 minutes south of Tobermory. Our camping season is open between the second Friday of May until Thanksgiving Monday (May 10 to October 14, 2023). 

Our 36.5 acres include:

​- Lakefront onto the crystal clear waters of Gillies Lake

- Beach and shallow wading area with kids' slide

- Inflatable waterpark and swim rafts

- Private boat launch and boat slips (July and August)

- Motorized boat rentals (fishing boats and pontoon boat)

- Non-motorized boat rentals (canoes, kayaks, stand up paddle boards, pedal boat, rowboat)

- Fishing for trout, bass, rock bass and herring 

- Fish cleaning station

- Clean, treated potable water throughout entire campground

- Public washrooms, showers with hot water, public laundry

- Outdoor dishwashing station

​​- Onsite hiking trails

- Plenty of open space to run around and ride bikes

- Sports equipment including soccer field, badminton, volleyball, basketball, tetherball, ping pong tables, horseshoe pits, bocce, cornhole, darts, bicycles, toy bins

- Two children's playgrounds

- Abundant wildlife including Black Bear, local and migratory birds, foxes, snowshoe hares, red squirrels, frogs, turtles and snakes

- Off-leash dog park

- Firepits and picnic tables at each campsite and roofed accommodation

- Septic dump station and mobile pump outs

- Spectacular sunsets and dark starry nights

- Office that sells snacks, beverages, Wi-Fi access, worms, ice, propane exchange and firewood (no outside firewood permitted)


There are plenty of local tourist attractions that include: the Bruce Trail, including access to the main trail only a 20-minute walk from our front entrance, public beaches, the towns of Tobermory and Lion's Head, The Grotto, Flower Pot Island, lighthouses, The Chi-Cheemaun Ferry, Manitoulin Island, Singing Sands, and provincial parks. Click here for our directory of local attractions. Mountain Trout Camp offers shuttles based on availability and must be booked in advance.

Northern Bruce Peninsula's nature at Mountain Trout Camp
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