Glengarry Beach

Less than an hour west of Montreal, Glengarry Beach and Campground is located on the tranquil shores of Lake St. Francis on the St. Lawrence River. Across the river you can see the majestic spires of Saint-Anicet and in the distance the imposing Adirondack Mountains.

The region is an angler's paradise, boasting some of the best bass and carp fishing anywhere. In fact, in July of 2010, the largest bass in North America was caught just offshore.

183 campsites are situated among a towering stand of old growth pine. The park features a sandy beach that arcs around a sheltered bay, and boat launch facilities. New this year are three camper cabins located near the beach.

Amenities

Washrooms
Playground
Beach
Swimming
Picnicking

Dates of Operation

May 21 - OPEN weekends only (Saturday and Sunday) from 9AM to 9PM

June 24 - OPEN every day from 9AM to 9PM

September 6 - CLOSED

Directions

20800 South Service Rd, Lancaster, Ontario K0C 1N0 

Mille Roches and Woodlands Beach

Halfway between Kingston and Montreal, a series of eleven islands sweep in an arc through the St. Lawrence River like a necklace of green jewels. A series of causeways and bridges connect these former hilltops of the Lost Villages. These Villages were flooded to make way for the International Seaway and Power Dam project of 1958. Signs of the ghostly communities still remain on the islands as the former Highway #2 appears out of the shoreline waters to traverse Macdonell Island only to return to the waters on the far shore. Just off the same island is Lock 21, one of the 23 locks of the original canal system, it sits under 30 feet of water; a scuba diver's dream.

The Long Sault Parkway is home to three unique Campgrounds with over 600 campsites (Mille Roches, Woodlands and McLaren), where you can get away from it all in the heart of the river. It also boasts the largest public beach on the St. Lawrence River corridor (Mille Roches), winding bike paths, pristine nature trails, boat launches, picnic areas, scuba diving and remarkable fishing. In fact, Hoople Creek Basin is one of the largest natural Pickerel fish hatcheries and fishing areas in Eastern Ontario and Western Quebec. This is a natural paradise, second to none, and it runs through a river only minutes away from Canada's major commercial artery, Highway 401.

Click here for a list of beaches that are currently posted. Each posting has a description of the beach water quality which helps determine whether specific locations are suitable for swimming.

Amenities

Washrooms
Change House
Boat Launch
Swimming
Picnicking
Beach
Playground

Dates of Operation

May 21 - OPEN weekends only (Saturday and Sunday) from 9AM to 9PM

June 24 - OPEN every day from 9AM to 9PM

September 6 - CLOSED

Directions

Woodlands Beach and Picnic Area: 15174 Long Sault Parkway, Ingleside, Ontario K0C 1M0 

Mille Roches Beach and Picnic Area: 15890 Long Sault Parkway, Long Sault, Ontario K0C 1P0

Farran Park Beach

We do not accept reservations for our beaches, picnic and day-use areas.

Farran Park Beach and Picnic Area is located on a peninsula that juts out into the St. Lawrence River near Ingleside, Ontario. Featuring 201 campsites on gently sloping terrain it offers stunning river views and easily accessible sites. Farran Beach is a wide arching sandbank with a southern exposure that is perfect for sunbathing. With playgrounds for the kids and a relaxed atmosphere, it is the perfect family getaway.

Amenities

Washrooms
Playground
Boat Launch
Swimming
Picnicking
Beach

Dates of Operation

May 21 - OPEN weekends only (Saturday and Sunday) from 9AM to 9PM

June 24 - OPEN every day from 9AM to 9PM

September 6 - CLOSED

Directions

14704 County Road 2, Ingleside, Ontario K0C 1M0  

Crysler Beach

Located next door to Upper Canada Village and Crysler Park Marina, Crysler Beach is the perfect place for family gathering and office picnics.

Amenities

Washrooms
Beach
Picnicking
Swimming

Dates of Operation

May 21 - OPEN weekends only (Saturday and Sunday) from 9AM to 9PM

June 24 - OPEN every day from 9AM to 9PM

September 6 - CLOSED

Directions

13480 County Road 2, Morrisburg, ON K0C 1X0

10 km east of Morrisburg and 29 km west of Cornwall, Ontario Exits 750 and 758 on Highway 401 

Brown's Bay Beach

We do not accept reservations for our beaches, picnic and day-use areas.

This is the oldest of all of the Parks of the St. Lawrence. Before the St. Lawrence Seaway came into existence, Brown's Bay was the only provincial park between Gananoque and the Quebec border. It continues to be a popular stopping point for travellers to enjoy some outdoor recreation and magnificent scenery en route between Toronto and Montreal.

  • Check in at Brown's Bay between 2 and 8 (do not need to go to Ivy Lea).
  • If arriving after 8PM, proceed to lot and check in next morning at registration.
  • Ice and wood available at Brown's Bay.
  • Showers are operational.

Amenities

Washrooms
Wudu Stations
Boat Launch
Swimming
Picnicking
Beach
Playground

Dates of Operation

Brown's Bay will be closed for the 2022 season due to the park’s multi-year infrastructure revitalization project

Learn More!

Directions

1259 - 1000 Islands Parkway, Mallorytown, Ontario

Exits 675 and 685 on Highway 401. 

Beach and Picnic Area Fees 2022

Day use permits are required Monday to Sunday at all of our sites throughout the 2022 season.

Please note that Parks of the St. Lawrence are not part of the provincial parks system (Ontario Parks). Ontario Parks promotions (such as free weekday use) do not apply to Parks of the St. Lawrence.

You may purchase passes at either campgrounds or beaches: Glengarry, Mille Roches, Woodlands, Farran, Crysler Beach and Brown's Bay

*HST not included

Admission Price
Per Person (13 to 64 years of age) $8.85
Per Person - Senior (65 years of age+) $7.08
Per Person (12 years of age and under) FREE
Maximum Vehicle Charge (EXCLUDING BUSES) $17.70
Walk-in or Cyclist $2.65
Summer Vehicle Permit - All access (ALL Beach and Picnic Areas) $102.18
Additional Summer Vehicle Permit - With purchase of all access pass above (ALL Beach and Picnic Areas) $38.04
Summer Vehicle Permit
(ONLY for Long Sault Parkway Beach and Picnic Areas)
$67.39
Summer Vehicle Permit
(ONLY for Brown's Bay Beach and Picnic Area)
$76.15

Group Day-Use & Picnic Reservations

St. Lawrence Parks has six golden sand beaches and day-use areas filled with picnic tables and beautiful sceneries, perfect for spending an afternoon with friends and family!

Please note: ALL day-use areas are first-come, first-served; we do not accept reservations for beaches or picnic areas. For best availability, we recommend arriving when the beach opens at 9am. 

Frequently Asked Questions

No. Dogs are not permitted at any of our beaches

Yes. All guests entering the beach must purchase a day pass. A day pass can be purchased at the booth upon entry.

No. All guests that are camping within a Parks of the St. Lawrence campground has free entry to the beaches.