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Algonquin

Alerts and Advisories as of: May 20, 2022

Fire Bans

No firebans at this time

There are no fire restrictions at this time.


Boil Water Advisory

There is a boil water advisory - - Algonquin Visitor Centre (April 14, 2022): is under a DO NOT DRINK order. Do not use this water to drink, brush your teeth, preparing food or preparing baby formula.

- Canisbay Campground (May 18, 2022) - is under a Boil Water Advisory. Water is unsafe for drinking unless boiled for one full minute. Please do not use this water to fill drinking water containers, for teeth brushing or for preparing baby formula unless it is going to be boiled prior to use.

- Rock Lake Campground and Sanitation Station (May 13, 2022): are under a Boil Water Advisory. Water is unsafe for drinking unless boiled for one full minute. Please do not use this water to fill drinking water containers, for teeth brushing or for preparing baby formula unless it is going to be boiled prior to use. There is no water available at Raccoon Lake Campground at this time.

- Whitefish Group Campground (May 14, 2022): is under a Boil Water Advisory. Water is unsafe for drinking unless boiled for one full minute. Please do not use this water to fill drinking water containers, for teeth brushing or for preparing baby formula unless it is going to be boiled prior to use.

- Pog Lake (May 18, 2022): At this time, DO NOT DRINK signage is in place. Do not use this water for any purpose other than showering/bathing.

- Kearney Lake (May 18, 2022): At this time, DO NOT DRINK signage is in place. Do not use this water for any purpose other than showering/bathing.


Beach Postings

A "posting" is an indication of elevated bacteria levels in the water, not intended as an indication of operational status.

Beach Name Sample Date Posted
Achray - East September 20, 2021 No beach posting at this time
Achray - West September 20, 2021 No beach posting at this time
Canisbay Campground "A" August 23, 2021 No beach posting at this time
Canisbay Day Use "B" August 30, 2021 No beach posting at this time
Canisbay Day Use "B" August 30, 2021 No beach posting at this time
East Beach August 30, 2021 No beach posting at this time
Kearney Lake August 30, 2021 No beach posting at this time
Kiosk Access August 30, 2021 No beach posting at this time
Mew Lake August 30, 2021 No beach posting at this time
Mew Lake August 30, 2021 No beach posting at this time
Pog Lake A August 30, 2021 No beach posting at this time
Pog Lake A August 30, 2021 No beach posting at this time
Pog Lake C August 30, 2021 No beach posting at this time
Pog Lake C August 30, 2021 No beach posting at this time
Raccoon Lake August 30, 2021 No beach posting at this time
Raccoon Lake August 30, 2021 No beach posting at this time
Rock Lake A August 30, 2021 No beach posting at this time
Rock Lake B August 30, 2021 No beach posting at this time
Tea Lake Camp. August 30, 2021 No beach posting at this time
Tea Lake Camp. August 30, 2021 No beach posting at this time
Two Rivers Camp. August 31, 2021 No beach posting at this time
Two Rivers Picnic August 30, 2021 No beach posting at this time
Two Rivers Picnic August 30, 2021 No beach posting at this time
Whitefish GC August 30, 2021 No beach posting at this time
Full listing of all beaches

Park Advisories

1 East Gate
- Daily: 8:00 am – 6:00 pm

West Gate
- Saturday May 21 to Monday May 23: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
- Weekdays: 9:00 am – 3:45 pm

Visitor Centre
- Daily: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
- Friends of Algonquin Park Bookstore & Nature Shop, Algonquin Art Room, viewing deck, theatre, dining area, and exhibits: OPEN
- Sunday Creek Café: CLOSED

Open Day Hiking Trails (expect muddy conditions, access roads may be in poor condition)
- Whiskey Rapids
- Hardwood Lookout
- Mizzy Lake
- Peck Lake 
- Track and Tower
- Hemlock Bluff 
- Bat Lake 
- Old Railway Bike Trail  
- Two Rivers  
- Centennial Ridges 
- Lookout  
- Big Pines   
- Booth’s Rock
- Spruce Bog Boardwalk
- Beaver Pond 
- Algonquin Logging Museum

Biking Trails
- Open: Old Railway Bike Trail
- Closed: Minnesing Bike Trail

Open Day Use Areas
- Western Uplands Day Use 
- Tea Lake Dam Picnic Ground
- Lake of Two Rivers Picnic Ground and Beach
- East Beach Picnic Area and Beach
- Costello Creek Picnic Ground
- Canisbay Lake Day Use Area

Open Campgrounds
- Mew Lake Campground (open year-round)
- Whitefish Group Campground
- Rock Lake
- Tea Lake
- Kiosk
- Achray
- Brent
- Lake of Two Rivers
- Canisbay Lake
- Raccoon (opens May 13 – 23, then June 16) (no water)
- Kearney Lake (opens May 19 – 23, then June 9)   
- Pog Lake (opens May 19)   

Sanitation Stations (Trailer Dump and Fill Station)
- Highway 60 Sanitation Station - OPEN
- Rock Lake Sanitation Station - OPEN but under Boil Water Advisory

Backcountry Camping - OPEN
- Please exercise extreme caution and good judgement if planning an early spring trip. We remind everyone that spring conditions mean increased risk due to cold water and unmaintained roads, trails, and portages. Submersion in near-freezing water could quickly become a life-threatening situation.

Discovery Program
- Check the posted 'This Month in Algonquin' for details on offered programming

Mew Lake Campground Office
- Monday to Thursday: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
- Friday to Sunday: 9:00 am – 8:00 pm

Canisbay Lake Campground Office
- Monday to Thursday: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
- Friday to Sunday: 9:00 am – 8:00 pm

Pog Lake Campground Office
- Daily: 8:00 am – 9:00 pm

Rock Lake Campground/ Access Point Office
- Friday May 20: 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
- Starting Saturday May 21, Daily: 9:00 am – 8:00 pm

Canoe Lake Access Point Office
- Daily: 9:00 am – 3:45 pm

Lake Opeongo Access Point Office
- Friday May 20: 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
- Starting Saturday May 21, Daily: 7:00 am – 6:00 pm

Shall Lake Access Office
- Daily: 9:00 am – 3:45 pm

Kiosk, Kawawaymog and Kearney/Magnetawan Offices
- Daily: 7:00 am – 7:00 pm

Sand Lake Gate:
- Friday May 20 to Sunday May 22: 7:00 am – 7:00 pm
- Daily 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Brent Access Point Office
- Daily 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

CLOSED:
- Lake of Two Rivers Campground Office (Campers go to Mew Lake Office)
- Tea Lake Campground Office (Campers go to Canisbay Lake Office)
2 Please be advised: for 2022 arrivals all hiking backcountry campsites have moved to a site-specific reservation model. For more information please visit ontarioparks.com/park/algonquin