These truly untouched, private wilderness campsites are situated in the fields and meadows of the Dark Sky Preserve in the interior of the park. This area is accessible by private road, only a five-minute drive from the main campground, or campers can travel by foot through our trails to access the amenities that are unique to the main campground area. Amenities in the Dark Sky Preserve include picnic tables, cook stands, clean privy’s, a dishwashing station, and an eco-shower stall. Also located in the Dark Sky Preserve is the Baden Powell grove, and a large picnic shelter. The area boasts the darkest skies in Ontario and is perfect for astronomy. It’s also a great spot to hunt for fossils or spend some time birdwatching, or you can head out to explore our network of hiking trails.
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Dark Sky Preserve Rules
People planning to come to the DSP to camp should be aware that we allow NO white light rule on the preserve. Any light has to be red in colour or covered in a red filtering material such as a red garbage bag or red plastic.
Gordon’s Park is proud to be an accommodations partner with the Chi-Cheemaun Destination Manitoulin Program, which offers discounts to Manitoulin Island visitors.