The Pither’s Point Park is located on the shores of Rainy Lake in east Fort Frances on Highway 11. The park was named in honour of Mr. R. J. N. Pither who was born in 1824. Mr. Pither work for the Hudson Bay Co. and later as the federal government agent for local First Nations. In fact, Mr. Pither lived at the point in the late 1880’s.
You may ask yourself "what does Pither’s Point Park have to offer me?" The answer would be many hours of relaxation, recreation, fishing, swimming and sun bathing.
Docking facilities are within one mile of the Park at the Sorting Gap Marina. There are a number of stores nearby where you can purchase gas, ice and any other supplies that you may need.
Facilities and services offered to you within the park include horseshoe pits, a children’s playground, washrooms, trailer dump station, showers, barbeques, Sportsfield and ball diamond. For the golfers there is a public golf course approximately 8 miles west of Fort Frances.
For the enthusiastic campers we have 18 campsites with hydro and water hook-ups. The first six (6) campsites closest to the office, have 30 amp service, the remaining 12 sites have 15 amp service. R.V.s 40 feet in length can be accommodated with ease. To accommodate the tenters we have approximately 80 sites.
For health and safety reasons no open fires are allowed and all dogs must be on a leash within the park area. No dogs are permitted with the designated picnic areas during the months of June, July and August. Dog owners are also asked to be sure that dog excrement is picked up and placed in available containers.
We are sorry but we do not accept reservations for campsites as the office within the parks will not be open until further notice. The park operates on the honour system. There are signs and a tag board on the office building with information on the system, registration procedure and fees. The campsite tag board sign will also assist in picking out the proper site for your power demands. A Town employee will check twice a daily to ensure that the honour system is working.
On the park office building there is a map of the park that will show where everything is i.e., tenting areas, washrooms, shower rooms and trailer dump station, etc. There is also information on emergency phone numbers the location of the nearest phone and the regulations.
The following are the Point Park Camping Rates for the 2013 season:
Full Hook-up (hydro & water) – per night $32.00
Full Hook-up (hydro & water) – per 7 day week $163.99
Full Hook-up (hydro & water) – 4 weeks $629.50
Camping Site – per night $17.00
Camping Site – per 7 day week $88.42
Camping Site – 4 weeks $338.10
The Trailer Dump Station can be used free of charge.
There are many other beautiful parks in Fort Frances that have picnic areas and safe playground equipment for the children.
The Town of Fort Frances Parks Department is responsible for the maintenance of parks and cemeteries. This includes mowing grass, trimming trees, landscaping and planting flowers.