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Kesagami

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Non-operating parks do not have operating dates. Please note that activities and facilities may be temporarily unavailable or restricted for public health.

Facilities and Activities summary

Availability of some facilities and activities may be restricted to specific areas of the park, may be ecologically dependent, or may be seasonally weather dependent.

Before you visit: check what facilities/activities are available and pack what you need (e.g. water, snacks, mask/face covering, and hand sanitizer). Postpone your visit if you have any symptoms of COVID-19 or have been asked to isolate.

When you visit: Continue to follow public health advice including practicing physical distancing by keeping at least two metres from others, wearing a face covering where required, when physical distancing may be a challenge or not possible and when entering indoor public spaces, and wash your hands regularly with soap and water or use alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available.

Facilities

All Terrain Wheelchairs symbol Amphitheatres symbol Art Galleries symbol Backcountry Access Points symbol Boat Launches symbol Campsites (Backcountry) symbol Campsites (Car Camping) symbol Campsites (Dog Free) symbol Campsites (Electrical) symbol Campsites (Group) symbol Campsites (Radio Free) symbol Campsites (RV Pullthrough) symbol Campsites (Seasonal Campsite Rental) symbol Campsites (Total) symbol Campsites (Walk In) symbol Comfort Stations symbol Docks symbol Dog Beaches symbol Fish Cleaning Buildings symbol Food Concessions symbol Group BBQ's symbol Historic Buildings symbol Laundromat symbol Museums (Logging etc.) symbol Park Store symbol Pet Exercise Areas symbol Picnic Shelters symbol Playgrounds symbol Pools symbol Rentals - Bike symbol Rentals - Canoe symbol Rentals - Cross-country skis symbol Rentals - Ice Fishing Kit symbol Rentals - Ice Skates symbol Rentals - Kayak symbol Rentals - Motorboat symbol Rentals - Paddleboat symbol Rentals - Snowshoes symbol Rentals - Stand Up Paddleboard symbol Roofed Accommodation symbol Showers symbol Toilets (Interior Earth Pit) symbol Toilets (Vault Privies) symbol Trailer Dump / Fill Stations symbol Visitor Centres symbol Warm Up Shelters symbol Wifi (Public) symbol

Activities

Biking symbol Biking - (Mountain Bike) symbol Birding - Festivals symbol Boating symbol Boating - Motorboat Restrictions symbol Camping - Backcountry symbol Camping - Car symbol Camping - Dog Free symbol Camping - Group symbol Camping - Radio Free symbol Camping - Seasonal Campsite Rental symbol Camping - Walk In symbol Camping - Winter (includes Roofed) symbol Canoeing symbol Disc Golf symbol Discovery Program symbol Dogsledding symbol Fishing symbol Hiking symbol Hiking - Overnight Trails symbol Horseback Riding symbol Hunting symbol Ice Skating symbol Kite Boarding symbol Rock Climbing symbol Skiing - Cross Country symbol Snowmobiling symbol Snowshoeing symbol Swimming symbol Tobogganing symbol Whitewater Paddling symbol
Icon Colours
Camping - Blue - available at the park.
Camping - Grey - unavailable at this park.
Camping - Red - temporarily unavailable due to public health restrictions.
General Information
Regional Health Unit for this Park: Porcupine Health Unit
Phone:
705-272-9117
Size: 55977.00 ha
Year established: 1983
Park Classification: Wilderness
Address:
2 HWY 11 S
Cochrane
P0L 1C0

What You'll Like:

This backcountry park is a massive tract of James Bay lowlands, following the Kesagami River for about 80 kilometres, almost to its mouth. One of the most northerly parks in the province, Kesagami is just south of the tree line. Stunted black spruce and the occasional balsam, fir, and larch tree are scattered about the terrain which is frozen for much of the year. A low kame—a short ridge of sand and gravel deposited from the water of a melting glacier—is one of several signs of glacial action here. Other natural features are peat cliffs, pillars, and caves created by the erosion of the organic soil mat. The park is home to moose, bear, wolf, otters and martens. Woodland caribou reside around Kesagami Lake.

Park Facilities and Activities: There is a commercial lodge in the park.

Canoeing, camping, and fishing are permitted here. Hunting is not.

Location: About 72 kilometres southeast of Moosonee. Accessible only by water or float plane via James Bay, Hanna Bay, or the Harricanaw River which leads into the Kesagami River.