Algonquin

The Whiskey Rapids Trail is closed for the season. 


Blue-green Algae Bloom on Lake Opeongo. The blooms are localized, see below for details. 

Site 1: Small bay at portage leading into Proulx Lake

  • Bright green algae present
  • Spread throughout the small bay and flowing out into Lake Opeongo

 

Site 2: Shoreline directly south of portage leading into Wright Lake (towards Dickson Lake)

  • Bright green algae present up against shoreline in very shallow water
  • Extends for more than 150 m along shoreline adjacent to at least 4 campsites

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.
 

 


What You'll Like :

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.

  • Excellent trout fishing, particularly in the month of May
  • Amazing moose viewing opportunities along Highway 60 as the moose are attracted to roadside salt left after the winter sanding operations
  • Spring also features outstanding birding opportunities throughout the park with spring arrivals and migrants

General Information

Phone:
705-633-5572
Size: 772300.00 ha
Year established: 1893
Park Classification: Natural Environment
Address:
Hwy 60, P.O. Box 219
Whitney
K0J 2M0

2017 Operating Dates

Legend

To see 2018 operating dates please view full parks listing.

Park / Campground Usage (day use, camping, etc.) Opening and Closing
This park has a Friends Group
Lifejacket lending program
This park has park bus service.

This park is serviced by Park Bus.