Sturgeon River Provincial Park

ALWAYS check Alerts and other information on the official website, as conditions and facility availability are subject to change.

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.

Facebook and Website Links

Sturgeon River Official website
Sturgeon River Facebook


Phone #: (705) 569-3205
Main entrance coordinates 46.720316, -80.363981. There is no main entrance, so these are approximate. View the map section below for more information.
Address: 24 Finlayson Park Road, Temagami, P0H 2H0
Opening seasons: This park is open from mid-May to late October. Check the official website for exact dates.


Camping & Accommodation

Campsites are on a first-come, first served. Booking in advance is not available.
Also, this is a backcountry camping park, so please click here for more information so you can stay safe and have a great time camping

Hiking, Biking & Paddling


Whitewater, scenic falls and rapids, and wildlife in a remote setting make this a great destination for experienced paddlers and backcountry campers.
The Sturgeon River is a week-long whitewater canoe route that provides class I and II whitewater along much of its length. Portages are numerous but often short – between 50 and 250 metres. Campsites are often found near rapids and waterfalls. Trips often begin at Paul Lake via floatplane or further north on the river where the Portelance timber access road crosses.

The options for this trip are varied and interesting. You can choose between a shorter route that takes you along the length of the river or a longer one that brings you up north through Wawiagama Lake before ending it with another floatplane flight back down here at our departure point!

As with many of the Temagami canoe routes, many options are available by combining other routes. It is possible to combine the Sturgeon with other park and Crown land routes for longer trips.

Finlayson Point Provincial Park is the main office for Sturgeon River and other Temagami area provincial parks. Information and trip planning assistance can be obtained by calling 705-569-3205.

Maps & Resources

Maps and park guides may be available from the Ontario Parks online store.

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

Local Facilities

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