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Pakwash

Pakwash Provincial Park - main photo of the park

What you'll like:

  • Secluded and serene, this northern park guarantees a sandy beach and shallow, warm waters ideal for swimming, fishing and canoeing
  • Gateway for northern canoe routes
  • Fantastic walleye fishing
  • Small, quiet park where camping reservations are not necessary
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Camping Experiences

By the Numbers

  • Total Campsites - 69
  • Electrical Campsites - 26
  • Group Campsites - 1

Camping

Pakwash offers car camping experiences to appeal to all visitors.  Campsites are available for all types of camping equipment.  Seasonal leased campsites are also available.

Canoeists seeking challenging routes can use Pakwash Lake as a starting point.

The campground and day-use areas are operated by the Friends of Pakwash, in partnership with Ontario Parks.


 

Car Camping

This small, quiet campground has over 50 campsites, almost half of which have electricity.  A few campsites are located away from the main campground and have their own beach front view. Campsites can accommodate equipment ranging from tents only to large trailers.  Amenities such as water taps, comfort stations and laundry facilities are close by.  Swimming, boating, great fishing and hiking are only a short distance away.

 

Group Camping

Pakwash has one group campsite and can accommodate from 15 to 100 people.  Water taps and vault toilets are on site. The area is within walking distance of comfort stations, the beach and hiking trails.

To reserve, call the park directly (807) 222-3346.

Highlights of Things to Do

Secluded and serene, this northern park offers a sandy beach and shallow, warm waters ideal for swimming, fishing and canoeing. Watch for birds and other wildlife on trails that meander past beaver ponds, through wetlands and forest. The park offers a range of paddling and hiking options for both the novice and the experienced outdoors person.

The campground and day-use areas are operated by the Friends of Pakwash, in partnership with Ontario Parks.


Just the Facts

 
Canoeing

Launch your canoe or rent one at the Park Office and you can paddle on Pakwash Lake.

 
Swimming

Pakwash features a long, sandy beach located in the day-use area of the park. The swimming area is marked with buoys. Please note that there are no lifeguards posted at the beaches and pets are not permitted.

 
Boating

Boating is permitted on Pakwash Lake but please take care when there are high winds; this open lake can get very choppy.

 
Fishing

The lakes in and around the park teem with Northern Pike, walleye and Lake trout. A fish-cleaning station with lights, running water and cutting tables is located by the boat launch. In early June you can catch a feed of walleye from the shoreline of your campsite.

 
Biking

Cycling is a popular way to wander through the campground. Kids are reminded to wear their helmets

Amenities

Pakwash Provincial Park offers the amenities of home while on vacation. A comfort station with showers, laundry facilities and flush toilets is located in the campground. Other amenities include a boat launch, picnic shelter and picnic area.

Stop by the Park Office for souvenirs, nature books, camping supplies and outdoor clothing.

Just the Facts

 
Comfort Station(s)

A comfort station, complete with showers and flush toilets, is located in the main campground.

 
Flush Toilets

A comfort station, complete with showers and flush toilets, is located in the main campground.

 
Barrier Free Access

The comfort station located in the main campground offers barrier-free access. There is also a wheelchair ramp at the day-use area.

 
Day Use Area

The day-use area has a long, sandy beach with buoyed swimming areas (but no life guards), playground, picnic shelter, water taps and vault toilets.

 
Laundry

Laundry facilities can be found at the comfort station located in the main campground.

 
Boat Launch

A boat launch is located in the campground by the fish cleaning hut.

 
Park Store

A small park store is located in the Park Office. The store features clothing items, souvenirs, camper supplies, ice and firewood.
Groceries are available outside of the park in Ear Falls 20 km south on Highway 105.

 
Picnic Shelter

There is one picnic shelter in the day-use area which is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Park Location

Fire Ban

None

There is no fire ban at this time.

Boil Water

No

There is no boil water advisory at this time.

Beach Posting

No

There is no beach posting at this time.

Pakwash Provincial Park

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