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Algonquin

Algonquin

Dickson Lake is experiencing a blue-green algae bloom with some slight overflow into neighboring Lavieille Lake. As a result, Dickson Lake is now closed to overnight camping for the remainder of the season but remains open as a canoe route.  A number of campsites in the Hardy Bay area of Lake Lavieille have also been closed to camping. The spread and effect on Lake Lavieille is being closely monitored and updates will be provided if circumstances change.

The Renfrew County Health Unit is advising that:

  • People and their pet animals should avoid direct contact with a blue-green algae bloom.
  • The water should not be used for drinking and recreational purposes.
  • Boiling the water for drinking purposes should be avoided because boiling may release more toxins into the water.

For any other health related questions, concerns and precautionary measures, please visit the Renfrew County Health Unit’s website at www.rcdhu.com/Publications/News-release-2015-July-13-bg-algae-Dickson-Lake.pdf

 

What You'll Like :

The essence of Algonquin is in its vast interior of maple hills, rocky ridges, and thousands of lakes. The only way to explore the interior of this park is by canoe or on foot. There is also a second Algonquin - along the 56 kilometre stretch of Highway 60. Here you can enjoy camping at one of eight campgrounds, hike one of 14 trails, take part in extensive Natural Heritage Education programs, and visit Algonquin’s exceptional Visitor Centre, Logging Museum and Art Centre. For over 50 years, each Thursday in August, park staff have offered the “Public Wolf Howl”, a highly engaging program on wolf ecology that includes howling for wolves. Weather and wildlife dependent. Check for details on park events.

  • Excellent trout fishing, particularly in the month of May
  • Amazing moose viewing opportunities along Highway 60 as the moose are attracted to roadside salt left after the winter sanding operations
  • Spring also features outstanding birding opportunities throughout the park with spring arrivals and migrants

General Information

Phone: 705-633-5572
Size: 772300.00 ha
Year established: 1893
Park Classification: Natural Environment
Address:
Hwy 60, P.O. Box 219
Whitney
K0J 2M0

2016 Operating Dates

Camping Dates - Day Use Only

This is a day use only park

Day Use Dates

April 1, 2016 - March 31, 2017


Algonquin - Achray

Camping Dates

April 22, 2016 - October 10, 2016

Day Use Dates

April 22, 2016 - October 10, 2016


Algonquin - Backcountry

Camping Dates - Interior

April 1, 2016 - March 31, 2017

Day Use Dates

April 1, 2016 - March 31, 2017


Algonquin - Brent

Camping Dates

April 22, 2016 - October 10, 2016

Day Use Dates

April 22, 2016 - October 10, 2016


Algonqin - Canisbay Lake

Camping Dates

May 19, 2016 - October 10, 2016

Day Use Dates

May 19, 2016 - October 10, 2016


Algonquin - Coon Lake

Camping Dates

May 19, 2016 - May 23, 2016

Day Use Dates

May 19, 2016 - May 23, 2016


Algonquin - Coon Lake

Camping Dates

June 9, 2016 - September 5, 2016

Day Use Dates

June 9, 2016 - September 5, 2016


Algonquin - Kearney Lake

Camping Dates

May 19, 2016 - May 23, 2016

Day Use Dates

May 19, 2016 - May 23, 2016


Algonquin - Kearney Lake

Camping Dates

June 9, 2016 - September 5, 2016

Day Use Dates

June 9, 2016 - September 5, 2016


Algonquin - Kiosk

Camping Dates

April 22, 2016 - October 10, 2016

Day Use Dates

April 22, 2016 - October 10, 2016


Algonquin - Lake of Two Rivers

Camping Dates

May 19, 2016 - October 10, 2016

Day Use Dates

May 19, 2016 - October 10, 2016


Algonquin - Mew Lake

Camping Dates

April 1, 2016 - March 31, 2017

Day Use Dates

April 1, 2016 - March 31, 2017


Algonquin - Pog Lake

Camping Dates

May 19, 2016 - May 23, 2016

Day Use Dates

May 19, 2016 - May 23, 2016


Algonquin - Pog Lake

Camping Dates

June 9, 2016 - September 5, 2016

Day Use Dates

June 9, 2016 - September 5, 2016


Algonquin - Rock Lake

Camping Dates

April 22, 2016 - October 16, 2016

Day Use Dates

April 22, 2016 - October 16, 2016


Algonquin - Tea Lake

Camping Dates

April 22, 2016 - May 23, 2016

Day Use Dates

April 22, 2016 - May 23, 2016


Algonquin - Tea Lake

Camping Dates

June 9, 2016 - September 5, 2016

Day Use Dates

June 9, 2016 - September 5, 2016


Algonquin - Whitefish Lake

Camping Dates

April 22, 2016 - October 11, 2016

Day Use Dates

April 22, 2016 - October 11, 2016


This park has a Friends Group
Lifejacket lending program
Algonquin View Full Album on flickr

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