The Dawson Trail Campground at French Lake is the only entrance in Quetico Park for drive-in camping. The 107 campsites, 49 of which have electricity, are close to comfort stations, showers, a laundromat and other amenities. All the other campsites in Quetico Provincial Park are backcountry campsites.
The Dawson Trail Campground has a Picnic and Day Use area, showers, flush toilets, a laundromat, a playground in the Pickerel Beach day-use area, a park store and a Visitor Centre. You can cool off in the summer months at the beaches along French Lake.
The Quetico Information Pavilion at Dawson Trail provides information and large-scale maps to help you plan your canoe trip. Nature lectures, slide shows, displays and other programs are offered regularly at Dawson Trail throughout the summer.
The John B. Ridley Research Library at Dawson Trail has a large collection of books, articles, pamphlets, maps, slides, photographs, and oral history tapes about Quetico and its environs. The library is staffed full-time from mid-April to mid-September and part-time from October through March. For more information on the library, call 807-929-2571, Ext. 224.
Reservations can be made online or by calling 1-888-668-7275. Ontario Parks has a great webpage showing you the two camping areas within Dawson Trail Campground. You can see which campsites are available, and which ones you can and can't reserve ahead of time.