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NOTE: Either this is a backcountry camping and hiking park best enjoyed by experienced paddlers and adventurers or it may involve an exceptionally long drive. Accessing the park may be tricky. It is outside the scope of our website, and you should contact the park for information about activities and facilities.
New Camping Rules for 2023 (14-night max) – new for 2023 are revised rules about the maximum number of nights you can camp. In this park, if you are camping between July 1 and the Saturday of the Labour Day long weekend, you’ll be restricted to no more than 14-nights at this park. Outside of those dates, it’s still the old 23-night maximum. Ontario Parks promise this will be clear when booking.
Rules for backcountry camping and the roofed accommodation haven’t changed.
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Phone #: 705-372-5909
Main entrance co-ordinates: 49.838087 -83.922523
Address: PO BOX 670, 613 Front Street Hearst P0L 1NO
Opening seasons: May 19, 2023 to October 10, 2023 / May 19, 2023 to September 24, 2023
Camping & Accommodation
this park is a backcountry camping one please click here for more information
Hiking, Biking & Paddling
Achilles Lake Trail – 1 km return (45 minutes) easy.
This trail leads to the shore of Achilles Lake, a small lake on the north side of the campground. The lake is a popular spot for watching sunsets. There is a canoe rental at the end of this trail so you can paddle and try your luck at catching Walleye and Northern Pike.
Fire Tower Trail 7 km return (2 hours) strenuous.
This trail takes you to one of the few original fire lookout towers left in Ontario. The Bannerman Fire Tower was erected in the 1930s and the ranger in charge of the tower, watched for smoke and lived in a cabin nearby with his family through the summer. Along the shores of Fushimi Lake there are a few great spots for lunch and a swim.
Biking is available on park roads.
There are excellent canoeing opportunities on Fushimi Lake. The lake has many bays and coves and the sections of the Valentine River, at either end of the lake, are also worth exploring. Keep an eye out for wildlife.
Maps & Resources
Ontario parks have an overview map and also a backcountry map click here for more information
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