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Quetico
2021 Operating Dates

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Legend
Park / Campground Usage (day use, camping, etc.) Opening and Closing
Quetico - Dawson Trail May 21, 2021 to October 12, 2021
Quetico - Dawson Trail January 1, 2021 to March 31, 2021
Quetico January 1, 2021 to December 31, 2021

Facilities and Activities summary

Availability of some facilities and activities may be restricted to specific areas of the park, may be ecologically dependent, or may be seasonally weather dependent.

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

Activities

Biking symbol Biking - (Mountain Bike) symbol Birding - Festivals symbol Boating symbol Boating - Motorboat Restrictions symbol Camping - Backcountry symbol Camping - Car symbol Camping - Dog Free symbol Camping - Group symbol Camping - Radio Free symbol Camping - Seasonal Campsite Rental symbol Camping - Walk In symbol Camping - Winter (includes Roofed) symbol Canoeing symbol Disc Golf symbol Discovery Program symbol Dogsledding symbol Fishing symbol Hiking symbol Hiking - Overnight Trails symbol Horseback Riding symbol Hunting symbol Ice Skating symbol Kite Boarding symbol Rock Climbing symbol Skiing - Cross Country symbol Snowmobiling symbol Snowshoeing symbol Swimming symbol Tobogganing symbol Whitewater Paddling symbol
Icon Colours
Camping - Blue - available at the park.
Camping - Grey - unavailable at this park.
Camping - Red - temporarily unavailable due to public health restrictions.
This park has a Friends Group
Lifejacket lending program
Canadian Heritage Rivers System
General Information
Regional Health Unit for this Park: Northwestern Health Unit
Phone:
807-597-2735
Size: 471942.00 ha
Year established: 1913
Park Classification: Wilderness
Address:
108 Saturn Ave.
Box 2430
Atikokan
P0T 1C0

What You'll Like:

  • Quetico is an iconic wilderness class park renowned for its rugged beauty, towering rock cliffs, majestic waterfalls, virgin pine and spruce forests, picturesque rivers and lakes
  • World famous destination for backcountry canoeing with over 2,000 lakes and 460,000 ha of remote wilderness. You can explore the heart of the park for two days or two weeks.
  • Adjoins the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness of the Superior National Forest in Minnesota
  • Great family camping at the Dawson Trail Campground with facilities for all types of camping equipment and 35 km of hiking trails
  • Incredible wildlife viewing and angling
  • Summer Artist in Residence Program
  • Year round Rustic Cabin rentals at Dawson Trail campground
  • Groomed winter cross-country ski trails
  • John B Ridley Research Library located inside the Dawson Trail Heritage Pavillion
  • Adjacent the southwest corner of Quetico is the Anishinabe community of Lac La Croix. The lac La Croix Park Entry Station, the gateway to many of the parks most beautiful lakes, is located here. This friendly small community is rich in culture. A traditional Pow Wow and other public events happen throughout the summer.
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