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Nagagamisis

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What you'll like:

  • Anglers return year after year to this large secluded lake north of Hornepayne. They are drawn by the excellent fishing for Great Walleye, Northern Pike and Yellow Perch.
  • Boat launch, fish cleaning station and fish smoker.
  • Two great hiking trails and a new playground!
  • The lake’s name in Cree means “lake with fine, sandy shores” and it is part of the Nagagamisis
  • Signature Site – a significant boreal landscape.
  • Excellent wildlife viewing and bird watching.
  • Motorboat, canoe, kayak and bike rentals.
  • A good jump-off point for challenging canoe routes on the Nagagami and Shekak Rivers.
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Camping Experiences

By the Numbers

  • Total Campsites - 107

Camping

The Park has 107 secluded and well-treed campsites located in two campgrounds: Shaganash and Bedwash.  All are non-electrical.  There are some amazing waterfront sites, all at a convenient distance from hot showers, laundromat and flush toilets. Seasonal campsites are also available.


 

Car Camping

Car camping is available at two campgrounds in close proximity to showers, a laundromat and flush toilets. No electrical sites are available.

Highlights of Things to Do

Nagagamisis is quiet, seemingly remote but easily accessible and offers a true northern experience. Good fishing and swimming seem a given on a lake who’s name in Cree means “lake with fine, sandy shores”. With a variety of fish species in Nagagamisis, anglers seek both the quiet solitude of the north and the challenge of finding the big one lurking in the deep. The lake also leads to challenging canoe routes on the Nagagami and Shekak rivers, part of the arctic watershed leading to James Bay.


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.

Shaganash Trail 4 km (2 hours) moderate

This trail follows the shoreline of Park Lake. Interpretive stops along the way explain how Aboriginals used plants and wildlife to survive in this environment.

Time Trail 1.5 km loop (1.5 hours) moderate

Along the trail are signs of the different stages of this land’s development.

 
Canoeing

There are excellent canoeing opportunities on Nagagamisis Lake and Park Lake. Nagagami and Shekak Rivers both provide backcountry canoeing opportunities for experienced canoeists.

 
Swimming

The sandy beaches, clear water and buoyed area are perfect for family swimming. There are change facilities. There is a full size sand volleyball court at the Day-Use Area, and a place to play horseshoes. A bit closer o the campground is our new playground!

 
Boating

Enjoy the extensive boating opportunities on Nagagamisis Lake. Launch your boat and pull it up on shore, especially if you camp on one of the waterfront sites.

 
Fishing

Fish for Walleye, Northern Pike, Lake Whitefish and Yellow Perch, then clean your catch at a fish cleaning hut close to the fish smoker and playground.

 
Biking

Cycling is available only on park roads. Mountain biking opportunities are available outside the park on the many bush roads winding through the forest.

 
Birding

Nagagamisis lies within the vast boreal forest region. This is often called the songbird nursery, as hundreds of bird species nest here each summer. Warblers are the most colourful and have the prettiest songs, but many other birds can be heard and seen in the park, including many types of woodpeckers, ducks, finches and flycatchers, as well as fishing birds like Great Blue Herons, Ospreys and Bald Eagles.

 
Hunting

Hunting in this park is subject to the Ontario Hunting Regulations. Certain restrictions apply. For more information, contact the park or your local Ministry of Natural Resources office.

Amenities

Nagagamisis is a very comfortable northern park with full amenities, including a comfort station and campsite with barrier-free access.

Day-use facilities and boat launch ,as well as fish cleaning and a fish smoker make this a great overnight or day visit for anglers. Be sure to stop by the Park Store for any supplies you may have forgotten or to pick up a treat while in the park.

Just the Facts

 
Comfort Station(s)

Our barrier-free comfort station, located in Bedwash Campground, has flush toilets, mirrors, sinks, hand sanitizer, hand dryers and showers.

 
Flush Toilets

All park outhouses have flush toilets, sinks, mirrors, and hand sanitizer.

 
Barrier Free Access

The comfort station and showers are barrier-free, and we offer a barrier-free campsite.

 
Day Use Area

Our Day-Use area offers lots of room for picnics, with shaded areas along the shores of Nagagamisis Lake.

 
Laundry

There are washers and dryers, a laundry tub, and a laundry soap dispenser with common detergents for sale at the comfort station.

 
Boat Launch

The park boat launch provides lots of room to launch your boat and parking for vehicles and trailers.

 
Rentals

The park rents motorboats, canoes, kayaks, peddle boats and bicycles.

 
Park Store

The Park Store is found in the Main Gate House. A variety of supplies are available, from key needs like ice, bug spray and suntan lotion, to coffee, ice cream and candy. You will also find a variety of Ontario Parks’ merchandise for the whole family.

 
French Language Services

Most of our staff is fully bilingual.

Park Location

Campground Maps (online)

Online Map

Park Maps (pdf)

Park Overview - pdf

Fire Ban

None

There is no fire ban at this time.

Boil Water

Yes

Boil Water advisory is in effect at Nagagamisis Provincial Park.

Beach Posting

No

There is no beach posting at this time.

Nagagamisis Provincial Park

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