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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.
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Phone #: (705) 569-3205
Main entrance co-ordinates: 47.386069 -80.529034
Address: 24 Finlayson Park Road Temagami P0H 2H0
Opening seasons: April 28, 2023 to October 22, 2023
Camping & Accommodation
this provincial park is a backcountry camping one so please click here for more information so you can stay safe and have a great time
Hiking, Biking & Paddling
Maple Mountain Trail: 3.2km
This challenging trail leads to one of the most visited backcountry destinations in Temagami. A 2.5 hour hike leads to a fire tower on the summit where the view of Temagami is breathtaking. The trail can only be reached by canoe and once was used by fire rangers who used the fire tower to watch for smoke and forest fires.
Ishpatina Ridge Trail: 3.2 km
Crowned as Ontario’s highest elevation, this challenging 3.2 kilometre hike will not disappoint. The Ishpatina Ridge and its fire tower is a 2 hour hike from Scarecrow Lake. Scarecrow can only be reached by canoe.
there isn’t any dedicated biking trails in the park
There are numerous canoe route options within Lady Evelyn-Smoothwater and in connection with the adjoining waterway parks, conservation reserves and Crown land.
Maps & Resources
Ontario Crown Land Use Policy Atlas: most Provincial Parks have excellent signage, maps, and marked trails. If you take up back-country adventures, then it’s not always clear. The Ontario Crown Land Use maps are an excellent resource. You might also want to join one or more of these groups on Facebook
Crown Land Camping Group
Crown Land Camping Ontario
Ontario Parks and Crown Land
Ontario Crown Land Campers
Sharing Ontario Crown Land Camping Spots
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