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NOTE: This is a backcountry camping and hiking park best enjoyed by experienced paddlers and adventurers.
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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 20, 2022, to September 25, 2022 / May 20, 2022, to October 11, 2022
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