Mikisew Provincial Park

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Phone #: (705) 386-7762 (May – September) (705) 729-2010 (October – April)
Main entrance co-ordinates:
Address: 301 Park Road South South River P0A 1X0
Opening seasons: May 20, 2022, to October 11, 2022

Camping & Accommodation

Car Camping

Mikisew offers camping in two campgrounds: The Hardwoods and The Pines. Comfort stations are centrally located in each campground and include amenities such as flush toilets, showers and laundry facilities.

The Hardwoods Campground features rolling hills in a mature Maple and Oak forest.

The Pines Campground is located in a Red Pine forest with a soft bed of Pine needles covering the forest floor. Campsites accommodate most any size camping equipment from tents to RVs.

Electrical sites are available in both campgrounds.

Group Camping

There are two group campsite options. Bonfire (502) is a waterfront site on Eagle Lake. Woodlot (501) is a private forested site near the Park Office.

Seasonal Campsite Program

Mikisew Provincial Park is pleased to offer seasonal leasing of campsites. This program allows park users to camp at the same location for the entire summer season. The park offers both non-electrical and electrical campsites.

Campsites are available in the Hardwoods and Pines Campgrounds. These sites are close to the parks comfort stations and 2 main beaches. We encourage non-electrical campers to use quiet energy sources like solar or propane. Prolonged use of generators is deemed excessive noise and is an offence under the Provincial Parks and Conservation Reserves Act.

For more information about the Ontario Parks Seasonal Campsite Program and to apply online please visit www.ontarioparks.com/seasonal.

Seasonal campsite locations, slopes, and sizes do vary from year to year. When selecting campsite preferences online please reference https://reservations.ontarioparks.com/Mikisew to see detailed campsite information and photos.

Hiking, Biking & Paddling

Hiking

Four interconnected loops meander through peaceful forests and wetlands. Choose a hike that suits you or combine them all into a great 5.4km loop. Pick up a trail guide at the Park Office for information on the Parks natural features.

Beaver Meadow Trail: 2km – 40 mins
A refreshingly beautiful trail that loops around an open beaver wetland. Keep an eye out for otters, muskrats, or beavers. There are many opportunities for bird watching on the trail as it travels through wetland areas to lowland and upland forests.

Maple Canyon Trail: 2.3km – 45 mins
Rock outcrops and a changing forest are the significant features of this trail. The Maple Canyon has two trailside rocky outcrops with excellent examples of quartz intrusion and rock tripe lichen.

Lakeview Trail: 300m – 10 mins
A short trail along the shoreline of Eagle Lake. The trail has some great lakeside views and is close to both campgrounds.

Old Dog Trail: 800m – 15 mins
A short hike that connects to the trailhead of the Beaver Meadow and Maple Canyon Trails. You will see Ash and Red Maple trees as well as a number of different wildflowers.

The Point Trail: 300m – 10 mins
Named appropriately, this trail is a narrow point of land that juts out into Eagle Lake. Bring a picnic lunch or a book and enjoy this private getaway within the park.

Biking

Traveling the campground by bike is a great way to get around. Mikisew is a small campground and everything is pretty close. With a bike you can quickly explore all the park has to offer from hiking to disc golf to basketball. For rental information see the Facilities page.

Paddling

Eagle Lake offers some great paddling opportunities. Whether by canoe, kayak, or paddleboard the loop around the small islands makes for a nice leisurely paddle. Paddleboard rentals are available at the park office. For paddleboard rental information see the Facilities page. Canoe and Kayak rentals are available at the Eagle Lake Narrows store.

Kayaking

Eagle Lake offers some great paddling opportunities. Whether by canoe, kayak, or paddleboard the loop around the small islands makes for a nice leisurely paddle. Paddleboard rentals are available at the park office. For paddleboard rental information see the Facilities page. Canoe and Kayak rentals are available at the Eagle Lake Narrows store.

Stand-Up Paddleboarding

Eagle Lake offers some great paddling opportunities. Whether by canoe, kayak, or paddleboard the loop around the small islands makes for a nice leisurely paddle. Paddleboard rentals are available at the park office. For paddleboard rental information see the Facilities page. Canoe and Kayak rentals are available at the Eagle Lake Narrows store.

Maps & Resources

Ontario Parks has a few different maps from a park recreation map to a campground map for Mikisew provincial park click here for information

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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