Alerts and Advisories as of: August 22, 2019

Fire Bans

No firebans at this time

There are no fire restrictions at this time.

Boil Water Advisory

There is a boil water advisory - Updated Aug. 21, 2019

Canisbay Lake Campground is currently under a Boil Water Advisory.

A “boil water” advisory means that water used for drinking, brushing teeth, making ice, reconstituting fruit juice and infant formula, and washing fruits, vegetables, and dishes should be brought to a rolling boil it for at least one minute. Alternatively, you may prefer to use commercially bottled water or access water at other campgrounds within Algonquin Provincial Park.

Boiling water for at least one FULL minute will kill any harmful microorganisms that may be present in the water.

Beach Posting

No beach posting at this time

There is no beach posting at this time.

Beach Sampling Results

Beach Name Sample Date Results (E.Coli / 100ml)
Achray July 22, 2019 no
Canisbay Campground "A" August 12, 2019 no
Canisbay Day Use "B" August 12, 2019 no
Coon Lake August 12, 2019 no
East Beach August 12, 2019 no
Kearney Lake August 12, 2019 no
Kiosk Access August 12, 2019 no
Mew Lake August 12, 2019 no
Pog Lake A August 12, 2019 no
Pog Lake C August 19, 2019 no
Rock Lake A August 12, 2019 no
Rock Lake B August 12, 2019 no
Tea Lake Camp. August 5, 2019 no
Two Rivers Camp. August 12, 2019 no
Two Rivers Picnic August 12, 2019 no
Whitefish GC August 12, 2019 no
Full listing of all beaches

Park Advisories

Forest Management log hauling on the Opeongo Lake Rd.

Logging trucks will be travelling on Opeongo Lake Rd from Highway 60 to Cameron Lake Road (approximately 3 km in length). The hauling will be occurring Monday to Friday, from early July to late October. Park visitors may encounter log trucks on this section of the road and will see lower speed limits posted during this time period. Please drive with caution.

Backcountry restrictions:

* Lakes Closed to Camping – Ryan Lake, Dickson Lake and Hardy Bay of Lake Lavieille remain closed to overnight camping until further notice. At this time, the canoe route remains open for travel. These campsites will remain closed for public safety reasons. Some forms of algae can pose health risks to both pets and humans.

*Access Point 2 – Tim River: There are low water conditions along the Tim River from Tim Lake to Rosebary Lake.

* Access Point 5 – Canoe Lake: There are low water conditions in the following areas - Vanishing Pond, Little Pond between Bartlett and Willow, Potter Creek and Head Creek.

* Access Point 10 – Sunday Creek: There are low water conditions from Spruce Bog to Fork and Norway Lakes and this canoe route may not be passable depending upon water levels.

* Access Point 24 – Bissett Creek Road: Vehicle travel to the Lost Coin and Bisset Creek Ranger Cabins is not permitted at this time due to active logging operations. Vehicles must be parked at the Park boundary and access to the cabins is by foot (non-motorized carts are permitted). The walking distance to the Lost Coin Cabin is approximately 6.2 km and to the Bissett Creek Cabin is 1.0 km.

* Access Point 25 – Wendigo Lake: 4-wheel drive access only or 1 km portage to access point.

* Highland Backpacking Trail – Parking for the trail has been temporarily moved to the Old Railway Bike Trail parking lot in the Mew Lake Campground.

Minnesing Mountain Bike Trail:

The fourth loop of the Minnesing Mountain Bike Trail (Callighen's Corners Loop) is currently closed.
The Booth’s Rock Trail will be closed from Post 8 to Post 12 for bridge repairs from Monday, August 12th through Friday, August 23rd (and will reopen on Saturday August 24th).

Visitors can still hike to the lookout but cannot complete the loop and must return to the parking lot the same way they came in (approx. 6 km round trip from the parking lot to Post 8 and return)