Yurts in Algonquin Park

Yurt in Algonquin Park

Yurts are eight-sided, tent-like structures are mounted on a wooden deck floor and offer electric heat. These structures can sleep up to 6 people, are accessible by vehicle at the Mew Lake Campground and Achray Campground and are suitable for camping year round.

Yurt Locations

Yurt Features & Amenities

  • accommodate up to 6 people
  • accessible access (wheel chair ramp)
  • bunk beds (2 sets, each with single and double bed, and a vinyl-covered futon mattress)
  • propane heat
  • one electrical outlet (110v) [not available at Achray Yurt]
  • fluorescent lighting
  • campsite with a 15amp and 30amp receptacle [not available at Achray Yurt]
  • bathrooms are available in the nearby campground (not in the yurt)
  • showers are available at the Mew Lake Campground comfort station. No showers available at Achray Campground
  • drinking water is available in the nearby campground (bring your own container)
  • table with 6 chairs and indoor shelving unit
  • propane barbecue for outdoor use only (propane supplied) [available May to Thanksgiving only]
  • outdoor fire pit
  • outdoor picnic table
  • fire extinguisher and smoke detector
  • broom and dust pan

Interior of a yurt in Algonquin Park

Image: Interior of a yurt at Mew Lake Campground in Algonquin Park.

What Should You Bring?

  • sleeping bag/bedding, pillow
  • personal items
  • clothing suitable for the time of year (e.g., rain gear, cold-weather clothing)
  • food, coolers with ice
  • cook stove, lantern and fuel (for outdoor use only)
  • cooking and dining necessities including cutlery, dishes, glasses, kettle, pots, etc.
  • camping gear (e.g., flashlight, axe, fire starter, matches, insect repellent, water container, tarp, camping chairs, etc.)
  • extension cord

Interior of a yurt in Algonquin Park

Image: Interior of a yurt at Mew Lake Campground in Algonquin Park.

Special Rules for Yurt Camping

  • maximum of 6 people allowed
  • one vehicle is allowed on sites with yurts at Mew Lake Campground (included with your fee)
  • one vehicle only is allowed on the yurt site at Achray Campground (included with your fee)
  • additional vehicles require an Additional Vehicle Permit at additional cost per night
  • cooking, open flames, and smoking are not allowed in yurts
  • pets are not allowed in yurts, or on the site
  • Tents, trailers or RVs are not allowed on a site with a yurt
  • Smoking is prohibited in all yurts

Yurt at Mew Lake Campground in Algonquin Park

Image: Exterior of a yurt at Mew Lake Campground in Algonquin Park.

Check In/Check Out Times for Yurts

  • Check in time is after 4:00pm
  • Check out time is before 10:00am

Fee Campground Fees

  • Ontario Parks charges fees for the use of all yurts in Algonquin Park. See the latest yurt fees.

Make A Reservation

  • Reservations are required when booking your overnight stay in a yurt.
  • Reservations can be made up to 5 months in advance of your arrival date.
  • A two night minimum stay is required, with a three night minimum stay required on long weekends.
  • A security deposit may be charged by Ontario Parks. This security deposit will be refunded upon checkout, subject to inspection of the accommodations.

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