Maynard Lake

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Maynard lake is classified as a Provincial Nature Reserve. The trees in this representative old growth white pine forests are 157 years old. Despite the relatively small size, this forested area contains important old growth characteristics, with a core area of 70 percent white pine. The site is accessible by boat only. The site is characterized by mainly deep soils with varying depths throughout the reserve. The reserve is 27 hectares in size and located on a penisula on Maynard Lake, 72 kilometres northwest of the Town of Vermilion Bay.

Park Facilities and Activities: There is currently no recreational use of the area. People fishing and canoeing on adjacent waters may access the Nature Reserve for day use, “no trace” activities such as hiking, bird watching and wildllife viewing.

Camping within the Nature Reserve will be discouraged.

In keeping with the goal of protecting natural values, activities such as logging, mining, hunting, fur trapping, snowmobile and all-terrain vehicle use are not permitted in nature reserves. Indigenous traditional activities such as trapping, hunting and gathering will be allowed to continue. Development will be limited to trails, signs, information aids and temporary shelters for educational activities and scientific research.

Facilities and Activities summary


All Terrain Wheelchairs Amphitheatres Art Galleries Backcountry Access Points Boat Launches Campsites (Backcountry) Campsites (Car Camping) Campsites (Dog Free) Campsites (Electrical) Campsites (Group) Campsites (RV Pullthrough) Campsites (Radio Free) 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 - Kayak Rentals - Paddleboat Rentals - Stand Up Paddleboard Roofed Accommodation Toilets (Interior Earth Pit) Toilets (Vault Privies) Trailer Dump / Fill Stations Visitor Centres Warm Up Shelters Wifi (Public)


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 Day Use Only Disc Golf Dogsledding Fishing Golf Hiking Hiking - Overnight Trails Horseback Riding Hunting Ice Skating Kite Boarding Rock Climbing Skiing - Cross Country Skiing - Downhill Snowmobiling Snowshoeing Swimming Tobogganing Whitewater Paddling
Tread Lightly. Nature Reserve
General Information
(807) 468-2669
Size: 30.00 ha
Year established: 1997
Park Classification: Nature Reserve
P.O. Box 5080
P9N 3X9
Operating Dates

Not applicable.