Chutes Provincial Park, Massey

Formerly the site of a large log chute, built to transport logs around the falls on the Aux Saubles River and move them on to the Spanish River and Georgian Bay in the late 1800s, but the chute is long gone. What's left is the name and the picturesque waterfall, rapids, and white water crashing down through a postcard northern landscape -- Canadian Shield rock faces and pine, oak and poplar forest.

Just downstream is the fine beach on the bend in the river and nearby rock shelves, ideal for sunbathing. Mixed in the sand are occasional bits of bark, the scrapings that are a reminder of the days when logs came tumbling over the rapids.

Stop anytime, but especially for the autumn leaves, which are breathtaking in their various brilliant colours. Follow the Twin Bridges Trail for a remarkable view of the Seven Sisters Rapids. You can also use Chutes as a base camp for exploring the North Channel.

Facilities: Chutes has 130 campsites (56 with electrical service), a pet exercise area, and nature and walking trails.

Getting Here: Chutes Provincial Park is located 90 kilometres west of Sudbury on Highway 17, at the town of Massey.

Reaching us: For more information or to make an on-line reservation, visit To reserve by telephone, call 1-888-ONT-PARK. For a copy of the Ontario Parks Guide, call 1-800-ONTARIO.

If you have questions about Chutes or would like a park map, please call (705) 865-2021.

Chutes is also the office for Spanish River Provincial Park, one of Ontario Parks' nine signature sites. If you have any questions about Spanish River or Biscotasi Lake Provincial Parks, or would like to purchase a park map, please call (705) 865-2021.
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  • In 2019 I was heading to the USA for my vacation and I spent two nights at this park—in August and then at the end of September, when I was driving back to Toronto. I love staying on campsites close.....  more »
  • We arrived here as one of the pit stops on our day-long drive between Toronto and Sault Ste. Marie. It was a cloudy day, but there's an advantage to that: thr falls are mightier! Since we had this...  more »
  • Quiet little park. Some campsites backing on residential. Adequate spacing between sites. Picturesque river but no real place to swim...only good wading for kids. Off-leash fenced dog park near the water. Adjacent town has basic amenities.
  • We only had an overnight stay at this park, but We loved it. Nice sites, clean bathrooms, good showers, friendly staff. The waterfalls are nice. The swimming area looks good as well although we weren't able to try it on our stay. This is a nice quiet park.
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