The Whiskey Rapids Trail is closed for the season.
The Rock Lake and Arowhon Roads are now closed to public travel. In
order to protect public safety and infrastructure (i.e. avoid rutting the road
in spring thaw, etc) locked gates are being installed near the Hwy 60 entrance of these roads.
Delayed Spring Backcountry Opening
The 2018 opening dates for the following areas of Algonquin Provincial Park will be delayed until May 4th(subject to change) due to the late spring arrival:
* All backcountry campsites, Ranger cabins, portages, backpacking trails and access points
* Rock Lake, Tea Lake, Achray, Brent, and Kiosk Campgrounds
Mew Lake Campground is open year round and camping is available. Most areas of the park are still impacted with winter conditions and inaccessible snow covered roads. In addition, interior lakes still have thick ice on them and these lakes are expected to remain ice covered for another few weeks. Long term weather forecast shows little relief from winter. Conditions are being monitored and we will be updating this information regularly.
The essence of Algonquin is in its vast interior of maple hills, rocky ridges, and thousands of lakes. The only way to explore the interior of this park is by canoe or on foot. There is also a second Algonquin - along the 56 kilometre stretch of Highway 60. Here you can enjoy camping at one of eight campgrounds, hike one of 14 trails, take part in extensive Natural Heritage Education programs, and visit Algonquin’s exceptional Visitor Centre, Logging Museum and Art Centre. For over 50 years, each Thursday in August, park staff have offered the “Public Wolf Howl”, a highly engaging program on wolf ecology that includes howling for wolves. Weather and wildlife dependent. Check for details on park events.