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Lady Evelyn-Smoothwater

Lady Evelyn-Smoothwater

Backcountry Camping

1. The Experience:

Lady Evelyn-Smoothwater Provincial Park provides an opportunity for visitors to experience expansive solitude in a place where the forces of nature function freely. The park protects provincially significant geological, biological, and cultural features. Located at the southern boundary of the Boreal forest, the park is home to a great variety of wildlife.

Paddling is encouraged throughout the park. There are numerous routes within Lady Evelyn-Smoothwater that fit paddling experience of all levels. The park offers many deep lakes, fast-flowing streams and rivers, and connections to other provincial parks found within the Temagami region.

Angling is popular throughout the park and Brook and Lake Trout are found in many lakes. Cool water species such as Walleye and Northern Pike, as well as warm water species such as Smallmouth Bass, can be found in the several lakes along the eastern boundary.

Hiking at Lady Evelyn-Smoothwater offers breathtaking photo opportunities. Maple Mountain Trail is one of the most visited interior destinations in all of Temagami, leading to a spectacular view at the summit. The trail can only be reached by canoe.

The park offers endless opportunities for swimming, including both shallow and deeper water entries along rocky headlands.

There are 235 km of canoe routes, 84 portages, and 142 campsites. Box privies are available on most campsites.

2. Reservations and Interior Camping Permits

Camping reservations are not available at this park. All campsites are first-come first-served.

Interior camping permits are required for backcountry camping at Lady Evelyn-Smoothwater Provincial Park. Permits can be purchased online up to two weeks in advance of your arrival date.

Permits may also be purchased at the park office and some local permit issuers. For a complete list of local issuers please contact the park office.

3. Trip Planning

Park maps are available for purchase online.

For more information about Lady Evelyn-Smoothwater and local outfitters, click here.

There is a ban on cans and glass bottles within Lady Evelyn-Smoothwater Provincial Park.

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.