The Government of Ontario has designated certain public lands in Renfrew County as protected areas in recognition of their outstanding natural heritage and biodiversity values. The Ministry of Natural Resources manages most of Renfrew County’s nearly 30 protected areas (including conservation reserves and provincial parks) to provide habitat for Ontario’s less common species. Only Bonnechere, Carson, Driftwood and Foy Provincial Parks are designated as “recreation class” parks. Other provincial parks designated as “waterway”, “natural environment”, or “nature reserve”, and conservation reserves are refuges for wild nature, while still providing the public with recreational opportunities such as canoeing, hiking, photography, and wildlife observation.
Click on the special Google map at the right to view an interactive map containing information about all of Renfrew County's parks and protected areas. Go to one of the sub-pages listed below for additional information about these parks and protected areas.