Driftwood Provincial Park


Driftwood Provincial Park
Driftwood Provincial Park
IUCN Category II (National Park)
Driftwood PP beach.JPG
The day-use beach at Driftwood Provincial Park.
Location Ontario, Canada
Nearest city Deep River, Ontario
Coordinates 46°11′24″N 77°51′30″W / 46.19°N 77.85833°W / 46.19; -77.85833Coordinates: 46°11′24″N 77°51′30″W / 46.19°N 77.85833°W / 46.19; -77.85833
Area 4.22 km2 (1.6 sq mi)
Governing body Ontario Parks

Driftwood Provincial Park is a provincial park on the south shore of the Ottawa River, about 40 km west of Deep River, Ontario. It is administered by Ontario Parks which classifies it as a recreation park.

The park is situated on a sheltered bay that was created in 1950 after the construction of the Des Joachims hydro-electric dam 12 km downstream on the Ottawa River. This new bay became a spot where driftwood being carried downstream washes ashore.

This park has 80 campsites, 20 of which have electrical hookups, making it a popular summer destination for campers who can also swim at one of two sandy beaches, canoe in the Ottawa River, or hike on trails that range over eskers and rocky ridges, offering dramatic views of the Laurentian Mountains across the river in Quebec.

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