American Camp Island

Status: Full

This property is open for the public to enjoy and appreciate. Before visiting, please review the GBLT Visitor Guidelines for maintaining the environmental integrity of the property.

Please note that motorized vehicles, including helicopters, ATVs, and snowmobiles, are not permitted on American Camp.

 17 acres
Location: Wah Wah Taysee
Year Acquired: 2007


Llewellyn Matthews – Lead Steward
Andy Alexander
Susan Boothe
Carolyn Bowman
Sarah Bowman
Jim Cooper
James Davidson
Graeme Grant
Jonathan Groten
Barb Hale
Clare Holton
Gregg Scott
Gillian Uy

Property Info

Please note: Only American Camp Island and the adjacent island to the immediate northwest (Andrew’s Island) are available for public use within the Alexanders, and there is a limit on the number of people allowed on the property at one time. Please note also there is now a red flag that will be flown if the island has reached capacity; we ask that you not land at American Camp at such times, and we ask also that visitors kindly comply with our Stewards and Summer Students.

Any group larger than 10 people looking to picnic on American Camp Island should contact Aaron Rusak at (416) 440-1519 x103 or 

Please keep an eye out for Environmentally Sensitive Area signs – these areas are off-limits to people and pets.

The American Camp Islands property includes some high quality examples of coastal meadow marsh systems within several of the sheltered embayments that make up the shoreline of the various islands. The sloping bedrock shores and emergent sandy substrate that define these communities create a land-water interface that provides ideal habitat for many significant species associated with the wetlands of the Great Lakes. Most of the islands in the southern half of the eastern coast of Georgian Bay have been developed for seasonal residence, and it is highly unusual to find a closely connected archipelago such as the Alexander Islands where most of the islands have been left in their natural state.


Read about the long history of visitors to American Camp here!