Protecting Killarney Provincial Park
We are committed to protecting the Park’s ecosystem and preserving the full diversity of habitats and their species. By taking these steps, you can help us protect the beautiful wilderness of Killarney Provincial Park so it can be enjoyed by all visitors.
Leave no trace of your visit.
Take only pictures, leave only footprints, and bring home only memories. Resist the temptation to take souvenirs (e.g. stones, feathers, artifacts).
Removing bark makes trees vulnerable to disease, insects and an early death. Do not cut, remove or harm plants or trees.
Graffiti and Inukshuks are not permitted anywhere in the Park. They are not part of the natural landscape and can also be confusing for hikers who are following trail markers.
Build safe campfires.
Only use Ontario Parks designated fire pits. It is an Ontario Parks offense to start fire other than in a fireplace or designated place.
Know the Park’s Fire Hazard conditions. At any time during a fire ban no person is permitted to have a fire unless otherwise stated by the Park Superintendent. If winds are brisk, we also recommend no campfire.
Keep your fire under control. Campfires must be attended to at all times. Only light your campfire when you are ready to use it for cooking or for warmth and keep it small (one metre in height; one metre in diameter; three metres below overhanging branches). Make sure your fire is extinguished completely before you leave the site.
Dispose of waste properly.
Do not litter or leave behind any signs of human interference. Become a steward of the Park. Remove and pack out any garbage you come across along the way.
Tie your gear carefully as things that fall from cars onto the highway can injure or kill an animal.
Do not turn the Park into your private washroom and leave telling evidence behind (e.g. discarded toilet paper and tissues). Most interior campsites have privies and there are washrooms available throughout the George Lake campground for all visitors.
Be a Friend!
Adopt a trail.
Before setting out for a hike, stop at the Park to adopt a trail. We give you a bag; you collect any garbage you find along your way. Come back to the office after your hike to receive a badge.
Use designated fire pits.
Using the Ontario Parks designated fire pits, rather than creating unauthorized ones, helps deter others from copying this dangerous practice.
Take note of violations.
If you see any damage to the natural environment along your hike (e.g. litter, graffiti, inukshuks, unauthorized fire pits) stop by and tell us about it at the Park office when you get back.
Follow the Ontario Parks rules.
Enjoy the Park, and be sure to respect the natural environment by following the Ontario Parks rules and regulations.