Backcountry parks guide 

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  • Lady Evelyn-Smoothwater

  • Makobe-Grays

  • Obabika River

  • Solace

  • Sturgeon River

 

ACTIVE BACKCOUNTRY PARKS


  • warden patrolled

  • overnight-camping permits required

  • campsites and portages designated, signed and maintained

  • no reservation system

Active parks:

  • Lady Evelyn-Smoothwater Wilderness

  • Obabika River

  • Solace

  • Sturgeon River

  • Sturgeon River addition (new 2006)

  • Makobe-Grays River

Non-active parks (no permits required, no patrols, no

                              maintenance):

  • Temagami River 

  • Chiniguchi River

  • Lake Temagami (proposed)

PERMITS


Overnight-camping permits are required for each night of camping per person in the active parks for the season. Travel through does not require a permit if not overnight camping. Maximum number of consecutive nights on a backcountry campsite is 16.

 
  FEES      
  Age Regular Ontario seniors Ontario persons with disabilities
  6-17 4.80   2.41
  18 and over 10.17 8.14 5.09

SEASON

Start: last Friday in April

End:  last Sunday in October

 

VENDORS

 

Temagami village:

 
 

Temagami Outfitting

705-569-2595
 

Finlayson Point Provincial Park
       (Fax: 705-569-2886)

 705 569-3205 
 

Lakeland Airways

705-569-3455

Lake Temagami North Arm:

 

Keewaydin Camp

Camp Wabun

Camp Wanapitei

416-548-6120

705-237-8910

705-237-8830

 

Lake Temagami Northwest Arm:

 
 

Northwaters Camp (Island 1088)

866-458-9974
 

Lake Temagami Southwest Arm:

 
 

Camp Temagami (Island 583)

705-237-8860
 

James Lake (near Red Squirrel Road):

 
 

Smoothwater Outfitters

705-569-3539
 

Mowat's Landing (Lady Evelyn):

 
 

Mowat Landing Cottages

705-647-2550
 

Capreol (Sturgeon):

 
 

Opy's Central Variety

705-858-4333
 

Elk Lake:

 
 

Elk Lake Eco Centre

705-678-2248
 

River Valley (Obabika/Sturgeon):

 
 

Magasin Dupras Store

705-758-6820
 

Kukagami Lake (Matagamasi):

 
 

Sportsman's Lodge

705-853-4434

ETHICS


Fact sheet

FINES & ENFORCEMENT


No camping permit: up to $100 per night per person

Common fines issued for: failure to extinguish campfire

                                         littering

Wardens enforce Ontario laws including, but not limited to:

Provincial Parks Act

Off-road Vehicles Act

Motorized Snow Vehicles Act

Criminal Code of Canada

Liquor Licence Act

Trespass to Property Act

Highway Traffic Act

Fisheries Act

Forest Fire Prevention Act

Reporting backcountry crimes


Checklist for Information Gathering

1. Date and time

2. Location on a map, or GPS coordinates

3. Vehicle and/or vessel description, including license, model, colour,

      and anything distinguishing, such as racks

4. Description and number of the people seen

5. Direction of travel

6. Description of crime, including some quantification, such as number

        of bottles tossed into lake.

Report 24/7

            1-877 TIPS-MNR (847-7677)

Operators will respect a request for anonymity.

GATES


Following gates control motorized vehicle access.

Red Squirrel Road

Location: Barmac Lake

Closed to public: April 15 to November 15

Closed to forest industry: June 15 to September 15

Goulard Road

Location: Wawiagama Lake

Closed: April 15 to November 15

Liskeard Lumber Road

Location: Near Gamble Lake

Closed: June 15 to Sept 15

BACKCOUNTRY EMERGENCY CALLS


911

 

FOR FIRE:

    310-FIRE (3473)

    toll-free from anywhere in northern Ontario

       OR

    888-310-1122

OPP or MEDICAL:

    705-495-7000

      in northeastern Ontario

 

  Bring a GPS

 

More info on getting emergency help by phone

 

INFORMATION


Park HQ: 705-569-3205

Email: kevin.pinkerton@ontario.ca

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Information on

Crown land

(public land outside parks)

Regs and Rules for Canoeists

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Background from our news archive

MARCH 23, 2009

Park fees rise for canoeists, rest get free pass

MAY 8, 2008

Backcountry maintenance  expands

JANUARY 4, 2008

Park fees drop

JANUARY 10, 2007

Park fees rise

JUNE 23, 2006 

Fees required in Sturgeon addition

JUNE 13, 2006 

Fees not increased

JANUARY 23, 2006 

Fees increase

JUNE 3, 2005 

Park wardens ramping up enforcement

FEBRUARY 9, 2004            

Series: fees and rangers coming 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Posted: 06.10.2005

Updated: 06.18.2014

 

PARK SIGNS


Photo: portage sign

Portage

Photo: campsite sign

Campsite

Photo: privy (thunderbox) sign

Privy (thunder box)

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