black donald
tent & trailer park
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Enjoy some of the best camping near Ottawa, Ontario. If you’re looking for a place to camp for a weekend, spend your entire vacation or just an overnight stay, this is the place to visit! We accommodate tents, trailers, and RVs. Wake up every morning on one of our private campsites surrounded by majestic, towering white pines. Hands down, you’ll discover some of the best camping near Ottawa, Ontario!

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 abundant water sports, from kayaking and canoeing to boating and fishing. This lake offers many different fish species, 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 shaded with beautiful White Pines. Whether you want to fish and explore or just sit back 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


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


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


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


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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Based on 59 reviews
We stayed on sites 10/11 and had amazing time. Waterfront, sunsets, swimming and owners are so warm and helpful. Good for the soul.
We used the boat launch here at Black Donald Tent and Trailer park recently and wanted to say the staff was very friendly and very helpful. Looks like a great place to camp, too!
Service above and beyond ❤️. I goofed and dropped my cell phone off the dock. Owner ANNE and LILY to the rescue. Lily dived in the water and rescued my phone and Anne provided rice to... dry out my phone. I’m happy to say my phone survived! I’m a happy camper! Been camping here for 20 plus years and still our happy place 😀read more
AMAZING Tent & trailer park! The owners are awesome. Great service. Beautiful lake! I've been twice in a row now and I highly recommend this place!!!!
We have been trying to attend black donald since the pandemic! we finally made it happen with our friends, we stayed on site 10&11 amazing site with water views and access, the convenience of having... close out houses was nice. we will be back, amazing staff amazing people only downfall was no pump station but it wasn't the end of the world for us!read more
Beautiful Lake. amazing Hosts. Nice private sites! pre booked for next year. Thanks for having us Ann!
wonderful time, owners are great folks! a little piece of heaven
Her trading work is done with a level of expertise that can only be learned with years of experience at the highest levels. I was blown away by the ingenuity and thoroughness of strategy. I went in... knowing 0 about online trading but Mrs Sandra walked me through every step of the process. I made $7000 in just five days of trading, Don’t just recommend, I highly recommend.
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An absolute treasure to find this campsite. Thank you John and Ann for making us feel so welcome.
Black Donald Tent & Trailer Park is the best private camp site I have been to! It’s a perfect size and everyone was very friendly! I also loved the swimming area. It was clean and fresh!
Great place! Large sites for renting and plenty of privacy. Can't wait to go back.
beautiful park family oriented and history of this park is amazing Owners are so friendly
Family friendly and beautiful
Outstanding.....Awesome!! Discovered this place by chance when searching for RV parks near Ottawa The scenery is beautiful The fishing is great. Once we figured out how to fish DEEP waters.... Excellent bay for water sports behind a boat. And for those who canoe and kayak Clear weed free swimming. The hospitality is like family. Interesting history on how the lake and campground came to be Would stay here again in a heart beat. Planning on coming back next more
What a wonderful place to spend some relaxing time. Beautiful lake for swimming and fishing, fantastic sunsets and a well kept property. The best of all are the owners, the Stubinsky's Anne, John and... Janice and helper Dwayne who go out of their way to make you feel welcome. Congratulations Black Donald Tent and Trailer Park for a job well more
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. 👍
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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 breathtaking
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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 more
beautiful and quiet with nature all around
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 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 !
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 more
Good service friendly people's really enjoy the lake
Thank you so much for the friendly welcome! All our guys had a great time and loved the grounds. We will be back!
Cheers, from the SixOne3 Riders & CBR125R Riders
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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 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 more
This is our 2nd year coming here and it is an amazing place to stay. beautiful sites, amazing staff, super friendly seasonal campers. Great fishing! we love it so much we have book 2 weeks this... summer!!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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