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MacLeod

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What you'll like:

  • Named after an abandoned gold mine, this park is located on a peninsula in Kenogamisis Lake
  • The lake offers excellent swimming and walleye and pike fishing in its bays and marshes
  • Look up at the sky on a clear summer night and you may see the northern lights
  • Bird watch and view wildlife as the forest comes alive after a long, cold northern Ontario winter

Camping Experiences

By the Numbers

  • Total Campsites - 120
  • Electrical Campsites - 28
  • Group Campsites - 1

Camping

MacLeod offers over 100 campsites, one quarter of which are electrical and within a short stroll of gorgeous Kenogamisis Lake.  The park offers many varied campsites that suit all types of equipment from small to large and all visitor tastes.  Amenities such as water taps and a comfort station are located nearby.


 

Car Camping

This quiet campground has 100 campsites, one quarter of which are electrical. Sites are available on a first-come, first-served basis and there is usually no problem with campsite availability. Campsites suit a range of equipment from tents, to trailers, to RVs.
Campsites at this park are all well treed and many sites are located on a peninsula jutting out into the lake and they have their own shoreline.

 

Group Camping

MacLeod has one group camping area, isolated in the heart of nature, though in close proximity to the nature trail and the comfort station. The site lies just minutes from Kenogamisis Lake, making for beautiful scenery. Water and toilets (privies) are on site. Approximately 100 people can be accommodated on this site.  Reservations can be made by calling the park directly at (807) 854-0370.

Highlights of Things to Do

On a hot summer day, escape the heat with a relaxing swim in Kenogamisis Lake. Children can build sandcastles, while the parents sit back and relax in the warm summer sun.

Summer in Northwestern Ontario brings extra long days. When the sun has finally gone to bed for the night, look up in the sky at the millions of stars; maybe even see a shooting star flying across the sky! If you are lucky, you may catch a natural light show better than any you will ever see - the Aurora Borealis, better known as the northern lights. Watch as the pink and green shapes dance across the sky with the stars and moon as their backdrop.

If it’s paddling that interests you, Kenogamisis Lake is a great place to explore. Canoes can be rented from local outfitters near the park. There will be the opportunity to see loons, Bald Eagles, turtles, fish, Great Blue Herons and much, much more!


Just the Facts

 
Hiking
Take only pictures, leave only footprints: don't bring any plants, animals or other natural objects with you. Park regulations prohibit this. For more information on Leave No Trace practices, visit www.leavenotrace.ca.

MacLeod Trail - 1 km (30 minutes) easy
This trail passes through a forest of Trembling Aspen, the prominent tree in the park. Much of the original forest was destroyed by fire in 1939. A trail guide is available that explains forest succession.

 
Canoeing

Travelling by canoe is the perfect way to explore Kenogamisis Lake. Canoes can be rented from local outfitters near the park.

 
Swimming

The sandy beach is a popular attraction for day visitors and campers.

 
Boating

Bring your own boat and launch it from the park’s boat launch, or rent a boat from suppliers nearby. Explore the lake with its many inlets, bays, islands and marshes.

 
Fishing

Cast a line for pike and walleye in Kenogamisis Lake and Kenogamisis River.

 
Biking

Bicycles are a great way to explore the campground and are encouraged as a mode of transportation within the park. They are permitted on park roads but not on the trail system.

 
Birding

Visitors to MacLeod could expect to see Red-eyed Vireos, ovenbirds, Northern Warblers, Broad-winged Hawks and ospreys.

Amenities

Enjoy clean camping facilities, monitored daily to ensure they are safe and kept up to the standard to which our guests have come to enjoy and expect. A comfort station is located centrally within the park and allows easy access for visitors to shower, do laundry or use the facilities. Rent a canoe from a local outfitter and enjoy a day of paddling on Kenogamisis Lake.

Just the Facts

 
Comfort Station(s)

The park has two comfort stations centrally located in the campground.

 
Flush Toilets

Flush toilets are available at each of the park’s comfort stations.

 
Barrier Free Access

The flush toilets and showers at the comfort station have barrier-free access.

 
Day Use Area

Come for a swim at the beach and a picnic near the waterfront. MacLeod has a large day-use area with picnic tables, fire pits and grills. Water and toilet facilities are nearby.

 
Boat Launch

A boat launch is located in the day-use area of the park.

Park Location

Park Maps (pdf)

Park Overview - pdf

Fire Ban

None

There is no fire ban at this time.

Boil Water

Yes

Boil Water Advisory in effect until further notice.

Beach Posting

No

There is no beach posting at this time.

MacLeod Provincial Park

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