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Kesagami

Operating Dates Legend

Beginning June 1, backcountry camping and day-use will be permitted in non-operating provincial parks and conservation reserves where these activities are normally available. Party size must not exceed the limit set out under the emergency order in force under s.7.0.2 (4) of the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act.

Facilities and Activities summary

Before you visit: check what facilities/activities are available and pack what you need (e.g. water, snacks, mask/face covering, and hand sanitizer). Postpone your visit if you have any symptoms of COVID-19 or have been asked to isolate.

Please note winter activities are weather dependent, please check the Ontario Parks Ski Report or local weather forecasts for snow conditions.

When you visit: Continue to follow public health advice including practicing physical distancing by keeping at least two metres from others, wearing a face covering where required, when physical distancing may be a challenge or not possible and when entering indoor public spaces, and wash your hands regularly with soap and water or use alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available.

Facilities

All Terrain Wheelchairs Amphitheatres Art Galleries Backcountry Access Points Boat Launches Campsites (Backcountry) Campsites (Car Camping) Campsites (Dog Free) Campsites (Electrical) Campsites (Group) Campsites (Radio Free) Campsites (RV Pullthrough) Campsites (Seasonal Campsite Rental) Campsites (Total) Campsites (Walk In) Comfort Stations Docks Dog Beaches Fish Cleaning Buildings Food Concessions Group BBQ's Historic Buildings Laundromat Museums (Logging etc.) Pet Exercise Areas Picnic Shelters Playgrounds Pools Rentals - Bike Rentals - Canoe Rentals - Cross-country skis Rentals - Ice Fishing Kit Rentals - Ice Skates Rentals - Kayak Rentals - Paddleboat Rentals - Snowshoes Rentals - Stand Up Paddleboard Roofed Accommodation Showers Toilets (Interior Earth Pit) Toilets (Vault Privies) Trailer Dump / Fill Stations Visitor Centres Warm Up Shelters Wifi (Public)

Activities

Biking Biking - (Mountain Bike) Birding - Festivals Boating Boating - Motorboat Restrictions Camping - Backcountry Camping - Car Camping - Dog Free Camping - Group Camping - Radio Free Camping - Seasonal Campsite Rental Camping - Walk In Camping - Winter (includes Roofed) Canoeing Disc Golf Dogsledding Fishing Golf Hiking Hiking - Overnight Trails Horseback Riding Hunting Ice Skating Kite Boarding Rock Climbing Skiing - Cross Country Snowmobiling Snowshoeing Swimming Tobogganing Whitewater Paddling
Icon Colours
Camping - Blue - available at the park. Check operating dates.
Camping - Grey - unavailable at this park.
Camping - Red - Temporarily Unavailable
Camping - Purple - Available at park, but restrictions apply. Check operating dates. Click icon for details.

What You'll Like:

This backcountry park is a massive tract of James Bay lowlands, following the Kesagami River for about 80 kilometres, almost to its mouth. One of the most northerly parks in the province, Kesagami is just south of the tree line. Stunted black spruce and the occasional balsam, fir, and larch tree are scattered about the terrain which is frozen for much of the year. A low kame—a short ridge of sand and gravel deposited from the water of a melting glacier—is one of several signs of glacial action here. Other natural features are peat cliffs, pillars, and caves created by the erosion of the organic soil mat. The park is home to moose, bear, wolf, otters and martens. Woodland caribou reside around Kesagami Lake.

Park Facilities and Activities: There is a commercial lodge in the park.

Canoeing, camping, and fishing are permitted here. Hunting is not.

Location: About 72 kilometres southeast of Moosonee. Accessible only by water or float plane via James Bay, Hanna Bay, or the Harricanaw River which leads into the Kesagami River.

General Information
Phone:
705-272-9117
Size: 55977.00 ha
Year established: 1983
Park Classification: Wilderness
Address:
2 HWY 11 S
Cochrane
P0L 1C0