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Algonquin

Algonquin - Backcountry

Alerts and Advisories as of: March 2, 2021

Fire Bans

No firebans at this time

There are no fire restrictions at this time.


Boil Water Advisory

No boil water advisory at this time

There is no boil water advisory at this time.


Beach Postings

A "posting" is an indication of elevated bacteria levels in the water, not intended as an indication of operational status.

Beach Name Sample Date Posted
Achray - East September 21, 2020 No beach posting at this time
Achray - West September 21, 2020 No beach posting at this time
Canisbay Campground "A" August 31, 2020 No beach posting at this time
Canisbay Day Use "B" August 31, 2020 No beach posting at this time
Coon Lake August 31, 2020 No beach posting at this time
East Beach August 31, 2020 No beach posting at this time
Kearney Lake August 31, 2020 No beach posting at this time
Kiosk Access August 17, 2020 No beach posting at this time
Mew Lake August 31, 2020 No beach posting at this time
Pog Lake A August 31, 2020 No beach posting at this time
Pog Lake C August 31, 2020 No beach posting at this time
Rock Lake A August 31, 2020 No beach posting at this time
Rock Lake B August 24, 2020 No beach posting at this time
Tea Lake Camp. August 31, 2020 No beach posting at this time
Two Rivers Camp. August 24, 2020 No beach posting at this time
Two Rivers Picnic August 31, 2020 No beach posting at this time
Whitefish GC August 31, 2020 No beach posting at this time
Full listing of all beaches

Park Advisories

1 East Gate: Closed
- When the permit building is closed, a pay and display machine is available in the outdoor fee station building, to purchase day-use permits

West Gate: Closed
- When the permit building is closed, a pay and display machine available in the lobby of the West Gate to purchase day-use permits

Visitor Centre
- Closed

Mew Lake Campground
- Camping is closed.
- Skating Rink is open, weather permitting.
- The water taps at Mew Lake Campground are now off for the winter, but the comfort station remains open and drinking water can be obtained there.
- The Sanitation Station (trailer dumping station) is now closed for the winter.

Backcountry Camping
- Closed

Trails
- Whiskey Rapids Trail – closed
- Booth’s Rock – inaccessible

Recommended Winter Trails, with plowed parking lots
- Mizzy Lake
- Track and Tower
- Hemlock Bluff
- Bat Lake
- Old Railway Bike Trail
- Two Rivers
- Spruce Bog Boardwalk
- Algonquin Logging Museum

Additional Trails, conditions permitting
- Hardwood Lookout
- Peck Lake
- Lookout
- Big Pines
- Beaver Pond
- Centennial Ridges: gate at highway closed but trail open

2 Forest Management log hauling on the Opeongo Lake Rd.

Logging trucks will be travelling on Opeongo Rd from Highway 60 to Cameron Lake Road (approximately 3 km in length). The hauling will be occurring Monday to Friday, starting in late February. Park visitors may encounter log trucks on this section of the road and will see lower speed limits posted during this time period. Please drive with caution.