Algonquin

Alerts and Advisories as of: May 19, 2019

Fire Bans

No firebans at this time

There are no fire restrictions at this time.


Boil Water Advisory

No boil water advisory at this time

There is no boil water advisory at this time.


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 August 21, 2018 10
Canisbay Campground "A" August 27, 2018 26
Canisbay Day Use "B" August 27, 2018 11
Coon Lake August 27, 2018 10
East Beach August 27, 2018 10
Kearney Lake August 27, 2018 13
Kiosk Access August 28, 2018 10
Mew Lake August 27, 2018 31
Pog Lake A August 27, 2018 13
Pog Lake C August 27, 2018 11
Rock Lake A August 27, 2018 13
Rock Lake B August 27, 2018 10
Tea Lake Camp. August 27, 2018 10
Two Rivers Camp. August 27, 2018 13
Two Rivers Picnic August 27, 2018 16
Whitefish GC August 27, 2018 15
Full listing of all beaches

Park Advisories

The backcountry/interior for canoeing and backpacking permits will be open for both first come first served and reservations starting Wednesday, May 15th, with the following exceptions/conditions:
• 16 – Kingscote Lake: --> Open Friday May 17th
• 19 – Basin Lake: Basin Depot Road is closed at km 33.5 just before the hydro-line
• 23 – Lake Travers: --> Open Friday May 24th
• 27 – Cedar Lake-Brent: Soft road, 4-wheel drive recommended
• 28 – Brain Lake: Soft road, 4-wheel drive recommended

We remind everyone that spring conditions mean increased risk due to high water, cold water, ice covered lakes and unmaintained portages. Some lakes in Algonquin remain partially ice covered and shifting winds may create a navigation hazard. Water temperatures remain near freezing and submersion could quickly become a life-threatening situation. Always wear a PFD or life jacket and stay close to shore. Do not take risks and paddle according to your skill level. Portages may be flooded or partially snow covered. Expect to encounter significant winter deadfall on most routes.

Reminder:
• Some sites at Rock Lake, Tea Lake and Whitefish Campgrounds will be closed due to localized flooding or poor condition.
• Eastern Pines, Western Uplands and Highland Backpacking trails:
o Expect spring conditions of snow patches, flooded areas and possible windfalls.
o Parking for the Highland Backpacking trail has been temporarily moved to the Old Railway Bike Trail parking lot in the Mew Lake Campground.
• The Petawawa River system is at historically high levels, extreme caution is required if using this system and only very experienced paddlers should be attempting to
navigate.

Opening dates to be determined:
• Whiskey Rapids hiking trail remains closed due to flooding.
• Centennial Ridges Road remains closed.
• The White Partridge Cart Trail is closed.