Obabika River

Birding

Lady Evelyn-Smoothwater and the surrounding waterway parks including Obabika River, protect an area of rugged highland watersheds and contain forest that mixes Great Lakes-St. Lawrence and Boreal species of trees, creating many different habitats for birds. During the nesting season of spring and early summer, many species of warbler, thrush, flycatcher and woodpecker can be heard calling to defend territory. Eagles, osprey and many other birds of prey can be spotted hunting above the forests of the park.

Boating

Motorboat restrictions apply. Please refer to the Temagami Area Park Management Plan 2007 for zone specific management direction.

Canoeing

As part of the interconnected network of canoe routes in the Temagami region, Obabika River Provincial Park can be used as part of a number of different routes. Common routes include Lake Temagami, Diamond, Wakimika and Obabika Lakes; Obabika Lake and the Obabika River itself can be combined as a loop; and Lady Evelyn, Sucker Gut and Willow Island Lakes are part of the route to Maple Mountain and beyond. Check the Temagami Canoe Route Planning map or other trip planning resources for route ideas.

Fishing

Ontario Fishing regulations apply.

Hiking

Obabika Lake Old Growth Trails: A system of day-use hiking trails spread through the old growth forest area. These trails are rated as intermediate and require a full day or more to explore. Hikers are encouraged to take food and water along and are reminded to be especially respectful when using the trails of this spiritually significant area.

Hunting

Hunting restrictions apply. Please refer to the Temagami Area Park Management Plan 2007 for zone specific management direction.

Swimming

The lakes and rivers of this provincial park offer typical backcountry swimming opportunities with some fine sand/silt shorelines and rocky headlands for access to the water.