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Wakami Lake

Wakami Lake

Backcountry Camping

The Experience:

Wakami Lake is a premiere fishing destination, and each backcountry site is the perfect remote basecamp to search for a hidden fishing spot. Wakami Lake also offers several day-use hiking trails, perfect for those looking for an easier hike through the backcountry.

Wakami Lake’s nine backcountry campsites are accessible by water, either by paddling or motorboat. Each has a fire ring, picnic table, and box privy. The campsites are located around the perimeter of the lake, including one with its own sand beach.

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 Wakami Lake Provincial Park. Permits can be obtained in-person at the park gatehouse, open daily from 9 am – 4 pm, located at the main campground.

Trip Planning

A map showing the locations of established campsites and a depth map showing the underwater contours are available at the gatehouse or the park store. Maps can also be purchased or ordered prior to your trip by calling the Chapleau office at 705-864-3137.

Wakami Lake is located 67 km south east of the town of Chapleau, and four hours west of Sudbury. Backcountry camping at Wakami Lake is accessed through the main campground.

The main campground has boat and motor packages available for rental by the day or week. Recreational canoes and kayaks are also available for rent for in-park use. Please call ahead at 1-705-864-3137 to reserve a boat and motor packages as they are in high demand.

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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

Wakami Lake offers four campgrounds; Birch Hill, Pine Grove, Maple Ridge and Brown’s Bay encompassing 59 campsites many of which provide spectacular waterfront views. Amenities include water taps, vault privies, docks, boat trailer security hitches and fish cleaning stations, all conveniently situated nearby.

Group Camping

There is one large, private group campsite located right on the water where you can keep canoes, kayaks and boats moored right on shore at your site. Your group will have your own private washroom complete with a sink with running water. Reservations are available online or by phone.