Halfway Lake

Halfway Lake

Backcountry Camping

1. The Experience:

Located at the southern edge of the Boreal Forest, Halfway Lake Provincial Park covers the rugged terrain of the Canadian Shield. The park offers two canoe routes and one long-distance hiking trail. This park is ideal for beginner backcountry visitors.

Antrim Lake is on the northeast side of the park and offers spectacular scenery and wildlife viewing opportunities. There are two campsites along the shore with access to secluded sandy beaches for picnicking and swimming.

Bailey Lake is in the southern section of the park and is accessible by portage from Halfway Lake. This area offers clear water and quiet paddling where you can see nesting bald eagles, osprey, and a great blue heron rookery. When water levels are high, a secondary canoe route takes you into Two Narrows Lake.

The 15 km Hawk Ridge Trail has five campsites that provide an excellent backcountry hiking experience. There are many wonderful photo opportunities from the spectacular vistas of Lost Lake, Three Island Lake, and Crystal Lake.

Most backcountry campsites have a box privy.

2. Reservations and Interior Camping Permits

Campsite specific reservations are available online or by phone up to five months in advance of your arrival date. Reservations are recommended to secure your campsite.

Interior camping permits are required for backcountry camping at Halfway Lake Provincial Park. Permits can be obtained at the park gatehouse upon arrival.

3. Trip Planning

Maps are available for purchase online and at the park office.

The Antrim Lake access point is located approximately 1 km north of the park entrance on Highway 144. There is a small parking lot for your vehicle.

Access to Bailey Lake and Two Narrows Lake is via Halfway Lake. It will take you approximately 45 minutes to paddle across Halfway Lake to the short portage into Bailey Lake.

Hawk Ridge Trail is located directly in the campground. There is a small parking lot for your vehicle.

For information about Halfway Lake and local outfitters, click here.

Please be respectful of the natural environment and other visitors. Practice leave-no-trace camping, camp only on designated campsites, and be aware of your surrounding neighbours, ecology, and wildlife. We appreciate your efforts to maintain this pristine environment.

Car Camping

Most of the park’s campsites are flat, private and some can accommodate large trailers. Over half the sites offer electrical service in two campgrounds on the north shore of Halfway Lake.