black donald

tent & trailer park

come enjoy a little piece of heaven!

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tent & trailer park

Black Donald Tent & Trailer Park is situated on the southeast corner of Black Donald/Centennial Lake. This beautiful 27-mile lake is part of the Madawaska River System that flows from Algonquin Park to the Ottawa River. It offers an abundance of water sports from kayaking and canoeing, to boating and fishing. This lake offers many different species of fish including Northern Pike, Smallmouth Bass, Largemouth Bass, Pickerel (Walleye), Whitefish, Perch, and Rock Bass.

Our campground makes a great family getaway, it extends along one mile of shoreline and offers spacious campsites that are shaded with beautiful White Pines. Whether you want to fish and explore, or just sit and enjoy the peace and tranquillity of nature, Black Donald Tent & Trailer Park provides the perfect opportunity for both recreation and relaxation for the whole family. Our campsites provide a variety of camping experiences; whether you want a basic tent site or have a larger RV, we are happy to accommodate!

Visit us and enjoy staying at one of the best campgrounds in Ontario!

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black donald lake

Black Donald/Centennial lake is 27-miles long with countless bays, channels, and plenty of honey holes to drop your line into.  
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view of campsite 5 with children, blue tent and view of lake

campsites

Come camp under majestic white pine trees that are over 100 years old! Our sites are spacious and well shaded. We offer both seasonal and transient sites.
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view of campsite 5 with children, blue tent and view of lake

campsites

Come camp under majestic white pine trees that are over 100 years old! Our sites are spacious and well shaded. We offer both seasonal and transient sites.
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2 men and a woman in a boat fishing at sunset

activities

Our campground is the perfect place to spend time on the water, enjoy nature, have a bonefire, and to relax and take it all in! We’re also a great jumping off point for all sorts of nearby hiking trails and for offroad motor-sport trails.
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campers enjoying roasting marshmallows over a campfire

gallery

Look through our photo gallery and imagine  your next family vacation! Check out the Instagram section to see images from the campground and around the lake!
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whitewater rafting on the ottawa river

nearby attractions

Each year we host several 4×4 clubs who run the many nearby trails. We also see groups of Spartan racers and Blues fans who come for annual events at Calabogie. And there are many other nearby attractions and events to check out. 
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fishing cabin on norcan lake showing deck and staircase

norcan lake cabins

Nestled on the shores of Norcan Lake, are two rustic log cabins that make the perfect getaway. Accessible by water only, these cabins are equipped for you to get away from it all!
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the dock at black donald tent and trailer park

About us

Since opening the gates to our campground in 1970, we have developed over 80 sites while preserving the natural beauty of the land. 
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628 Black Donald Road
Greater Madawaska, ON
Canada K0J 1H0

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4.9
Based on 39 reviews
Great campground. Friendly staff, pretty sites, a bit loud sometimes
We camp every Spring and Fall ... great people great place we love it:)
Beautiful clean campground. Amazing people who run the campground. Beautiful lake.
It was always BIG COUNTRY, lots of interesting artifacts.I remember, Pine hill in the spring time , hunting the notch.Chicken shoots at Rose and Joe Scully (May)Always new memories,The BDT & TP is a great place to plan your holidays at and explore hi from there,,,, you CANNOT GO WRONG. 👍read more
Been there quite a few times over the years with my father and my wife. Always had a amazing experience and the memories will last a life time.The hospitality was exceptional and we are planning on returning next summer for a week or two, sadly without my father. We have so many pictures of him on the lake and each picture the scenery was breathtakingread more
Best place I’ve went to ever! Been going on and off for prolly22-23 years. Everything is great. This will be my first time with all my kids which are three young girls and I look forward to this. We are gonna rock out at the house boat for a week. I highly recommend this beauty of Ontario! 👍🏻read more
awesome service Anne and Mike were great hosts! , I forgot to bring coffee and Anne managed to fix me up with a couple of packs of coffee, saved the day! (morning)! Many thanks!
a super discovery, landed there by chance, the lady at the office is super nice and very easy going.....for sure if we go back this road we will stay there again Thanks
We rented a cottage near by and stopped in a few time throughout the week for fire wood, gas for the boat and ice cream for the kids. We also ran into a little trouble on the lake and they stepped up to troll us back. Thank you for being so kind Ann and John! You are truly amazing people and we hope to come back to stay at your park in the future.read more
beautiful and quiet with nature all around
Third or fourth time we’ve come here on dual sport motorcycle trips. These people are amazing, friendly and very moto friendly
We have been staying at Black Donald Tent and Trailer Park for years. The Stubinsky's ...Ann, John, Janice and families are the most amazing people and have become like family to us. The lake, the park, the people, it doesn't get any better than this. Make the trip once, I assure you that you will want to return.read more
yes be going over 30 some years and still going up love it
Everything in paradise!Come on summer....please?
We really love this place. We are going seasonal next year and are looking forward to it. The lake is gorgeous and the camping is great. Not to mention the hospitality is numero uno. Cheers.
Excellent camp hosted by a very welcoming and helpful family ... we visited years ago and have now found our corner in paradise with our seasonal site!
Best place around! Been a family favourite for a long time now!
A truly amazing slice of Canada. Beauty at every turn. Warm and friendly owners.
Very nice place to camp and fish luv it!
Love this campground, beautiful lake, great walking trails and the most wonderful staff you'll ever meet, thank you to Ann and the family, for yet, another great weekend of camping !
We just spent the week at Black Donald with some good friends and we loved it. Ann and her son, John, took care of us like we were family. The view is spectacular and you can fish or boat or paddle if you wish, or just spend the day on the floating dock at the diving rock. Beautiful park but the owners truly made the week special. We will visit again!read more
Great times .owners are friendly and helpful..sites and washrooms/showers etc clean.swimming and fishing are good..overall great place..definitely returning!
Great park and sites and very well run by the owners! We were on site 30 and just checked out today. We'll be back regularly!!
Having the best time. Owners have been so incredibly helpful and friendly! I haven't been camping in years, but my boyfriend has checked out a few places over the last couple of years. This is his 2nd time at this location and he loves it. We are planning on coming back as often as possible!read more
Beautiful park clean friendly and awesome ppl ��
Favorite place to camp. Going on 10 years�����
We love the privacy and the owners. You guys are the best and we cannot wait to get back up there this year. See you soon!!! Cheers!
This park is very rustic the owners are amazing we loved our stay. This park is for the campers who don't mind roughing it a little, only 15 amp service and no dump station, we were still able to run air conditioning at night. The showers are very clean and there are toilets throughout the park. I do recommend going the lake and sun sets are amazing. This park is the true relaxation park. Thank you Ann and John.read more
Gorgeous spot run by some great people. Super friendly and has everything you need. Can't wait to go back 🙂
Looking forward to reserving a spot for this summer.
Good service friendly people's really enjoy the lake
Best place ever and I couldnt ask for a better park 🙂
It's a slice if heaven with a amazing family that runs it. My family and I have went there for almost ten years and will continue to go there, I even do a guys fishing trip there now for the past two years and already look forward to next year with the wife and kids and the guysread more
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Laid back but well managed. Provided very good boat rentals for fishing. Service with a smile. Online reservations. Easily accommodated a day shift in a weekly rental.
I have been here 4 times. Beautifull place. Amazing place to unplug.
I have been here 4 times. Beautifull place. Amazing place to unplug.
Really nice place close to Ottawa to get away. Staff was great, even upgraded our spot because they had a cancelation last minute. Very clean well kept camping spot on a beautiful lake.
Well run....friendly hosts....good long term clientele.
Have been camping there for 10 years every summer kids love it very friendly staff THANK YOU ANNE AND FAMILY
Great site, staff very friendly and would definitely go there again.
The scenery is beautiful and the owners are very gracious.
Lots of sites on the lake. Most of them with power and water but no sewer hookups. Very quiet campsite.....far from roads and highways.
Best place for rustic, woodsy camping. Sites are nice and spread out. It’s quiet and secluded. Everyone is nice. We love it here and have been going for 3years
We love this place. It's definitely a gem. We have been coming for almost 5 years. Beautiful. Anne is such a wonderful lady. Keeps everything in check. We tent camped and pulled a trailer. It was awesome either way. Great place for the guys to go fish, ladies to hike and go swimming. There are boat, kayak, canoe rentals. Or bring your boat. Call way ahead to book. It is that popular.read more
Many sites are very private and well shaded by white and red pines. Very friendly owners. Price is very reasonable and fire wood is really inexpensive compared to provincial parks. Beautiful lake. Good views of sunsets.read more
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two men cutting ice blocks on the madawaska river
two men cutting ice blocks on the madawaska river

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