NOTICE: The Restricted Fire Zone has been lifted.
You must have a valid camping or day use permit to be in the park. This includes when you are parked in the parking lot visiting the Quetico Park Information Pavilion at the Dawson Trail Campground . If you are stopping off the highway and just want to look at the displays/use the washroom/visit the John B. Ridley Research Library you must still purchase a permit.
2016 Fishing Licenses
The Ministry of Natural Resources has implemented the Licensing Automation System (LAS), which will replace the old paper-based manual system. In Quetico Park for 2016, Dawson Trail, Prairie Portage and Cache Bay will be the only stations that will sell fishing licenses. If you are going to Beaverhouse, Lac La Croix, or the Atikokan Entry station you will have to purchase your fishing licenses before arriving, as these stations will not sell fishing licenses. You can purchase your fishing license from an Authorized License Issuer, Service Ontario or online at www.ontario.ca/outdoorscard. When you use the online service you can print your e-license for instant use. We encourage people to use the online service for anyone coming to the park this summer as it also helps speed up your processing time at the entry stations
Ontario Parks has contracted with a new reservation service provider as of Nov. 1st, 2010, with online and phone reservations beginning January 16, 2011. The toll-free number to call and make a reservation is still the same (1-888-668-7275). Campground reservations can be made online at www.ontarioparks.com or telephone, and back-country reservations can now also be made online.
Fire Management Plan
Quetico has been actively managing fires under an approved fire management plan since 1997. The Quetico Provincial Park Fire Management Plan supports the role of fire on the landscape and directs how fire will be used and managed to maintain and restore ecological integrity. In 2009 a new fire management plan was approved and implemented to reflect new and revised provincial policy and guidelines. This plan will provide fire management direction for Quetico until 2019.