Sandy Islands

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The islands are flat and low-lying, located in Lake Superior approximately seven kilometres south of Corbeil Point, the easterly point of Pancake Bay Provincial Park. Jacobsville sandstone, which is uncommon in Ontario, is the bedrock exposed on the islands and surrounding shoals. An outcrop of the sandstone on North Sandy Island contains some of the best representation of this feature in Ontario. The flora and fauna of the park is representative of small sandy islands in Ecodistrict 5E-13. White birch with some balsam fir is the dominant island forest ecotype. Small patches of yellow birch, red maple, sugar maple and eastern white cedar are present on both islands.

Location: Approximately 40 km northwest of Sault Ste. Marie and 7 km due south of Pancake Bay Provincial Park.

Park Facilities: There are no visitor facilities available.

Facilities and Activities summary



Tread Lightly. Nature Reserve
General Information
Size: 2553.00 ha
Year established: 2001
Park Classification: Nature Reserve
12729 Hwy 17N
P0 Box 61
Batchawana Bay
P0S 1A0
Operating Dates

Not applicable.