Park policy has resulted in ongoing removal of many docks, campsites, fireplaces, firewood, barbeques, garbage collection. Many outhouses have been replaced with composting toilets.
Locations that permit running of engines or generators:
Beaurivage Is, McDonald Is, Hill Is, Grenadier Is Central, Landon Bay, Mallorytown Landing.
Park fees are payable during the season Victoria Day (May) to Labour Day (Sep.) and into October for cars and trailers. Fees are in Canadian dollars and include the 7% GST. Day-use or overnight fees are payable immediately upon your arrival at a dock or mooring can. Instructions are provided at docks and dinghy ramps. A "Day-use Fee" allows visitors to moor, dock, or visit the island from an anchored boat for a 12-hour period, but not overnight. Overnight fees includes day use. Island fees have a 3-day limit, then you must leave or visit another island. Seasonal permits for docks/mooring and "beaching" small boats are available. Receipts and stickers must be posted in plain view. Fine for non-payment is about $100.
A seasonal "Day-use" mooring permit allows people to visit the islands during the day. A seasonal overnight mooring/docking permit for this park is also valid at the following locations: (NP = National Park)
Ontario: Thousand Islands NP, Georgian Bay Islands NP, Fathom Five NP, Trent-Severn Waterway, Rideau Canal.
Quebec: Carillon Canal, Ste. Anne-de-Bellevue, Chambly Canal, St. Ours Canal. Canal locking fees are extra.
A dinghy pass is included with a seasonal boat pass which allows you to use dinghy ramps or beaching on shore. A dinghy tied to a dock must pay normal dockage fees.
Thousand Islands National Park 2 County Road #5 Mallorytown, Ontario K0E 1R0 Web site: see Government directory Phone: 613-923-5261 Fax: 613-923-2229
Ontario law prohibits drinking alcohol in a public place, including park lands and facilities. It is legal to drink on board your boat (if it's docked, moored or anchored and contains living facilities) or within the marked boundaries of a camp-site. It is illegal in Ontario to "display liquor to the public" (i.e. don't display a bottle on the cockpit table). Most park regulations and provincial laws are enforced by Police (OPP or RCMP).