The best camping near Lake Superior Provincial Park

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The best camping near Lake Superior Provincial Park guide



The combination of boreal forest and rugged coastline makes for prime hiking and paddling at Lake Superior Provincial Park. Of the park’s 11 trails (ranging from 1-hour treks to 7-day expeditions), the 65-kilometre Coastal Hiking Trail is a favourite for experienced hikers with backcountry sites along the route. As for paddling, you could canoe weeks without dipping into the same route. You shouldn’t leave the park without canoeing alongside the ancient Ojibwe pictographs painted on the Agawa cliffs, which serve as stunning reminders of the area’s history.

Notable campgrounds

  • Agawa Bay Campground: Nestled on a 3 km beach with stunning views of Lake Superior and mature pine forest cover.
  • Rabbit Blanket Lake Campground: Offers a cosy inland lake experience with a small beach area and mixed forest surroundings.
  • Crescent Lake Campground: Currently closed, but typically known for its serene lake setting and rich forest backdrop.

Tips for snagging a campsite

  • Book up to five months in advance to secure your preferred backcountry campsite.
  • Print your reservation confirmation letter to expedite your park entry and display your reservation number on your vehicle's dash.
  • Consider visiting during shoulder seasons for better availability and a quieter experience.
  • Explore nearby camping options if your desired campsite is fully booked.

When to go

The best time to visit Lake Superior Provincial Park is during the summer months when the weather is warm and all facilities are open. Fall offers a stunning display of colours, but be mindful of cooler temperatures. Winter visits are for the intrepid, with limited services and harsh conditions.

Know before you go

  • Check the Algoma Public Health Unit for any health advisories before your visit.
  • Be prepared for variable weather and rugged terrain; sturdy footwear is recommended.
  • Remember that the park is a Natural Environment Class park, so practice leave-no-trace principles.
  • Agawa Rock Pictographs are only accessible when Lake Superior is calm, typically from mid-May to mid-September.
  • For backcountry adventures, ensure you have a map and are aware of the can and bottle ban in these areas.

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