Sioux Narrows Provincial Park


Location: Sioux Narrows, Ontario
Region: Northwestern
Character: Recreation
Activities:
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Length/Size: 321.2 acres

Sioux Narrows Provincial Park
By Ontario Parks

Rich in history, the narrows is the site of an Ojibway battle with Sioux warriors and only a boat ride away from ancient, red ochre pictographs. Visitors flock to this park on Lake of the Woods for some of the best fishing in Ontario and for boating, swimming, sailing and canoeing.

Camping
Half of the 71 campsites in Sioux Narrows are situated along the shoreline of Lake of the Woods. Seventeen campsites have electrical service. Each campsite has a picnic table, fireplace and parking space. A comfort station is centrally located. Group camping can be arranged.

Picnics and Day Use
Spend the day swimming in the clean, cool water by the sandy beach and picnicking at tables nearby. From one end of the beach, you can follow the two-km nature trail. From the other, you can launch your boat and go fishing, boating, sailing or canoeing.

Electric Sites - 17

Group Camping - Two group camping sites can accommodate a minimum of 13 people. Water is on site, and outhouses, showers and flush toilets are within walking distance. Reservations can be made by calling the park directly at (807) 226-5223.

Barrier Free Access - Flush toilets, showers
Showers - Yes
Flush Toilets - Yes
Laundromat - Yes
Play Area - Yes
Boat Launch - Yes
French Language Services - Yes
Off Season - Gated

Hiking
A two-km nature trail starts at the beach and loops towards the lake shore and back.

Fishing
Lake of the Woods offers some of the best fishing in Ontario. Your best chance of catching plentiful walleye, northern pike, muskie and bass is from a boat.

Canoeing
Lake of the Woods was an historic water route travelled by parties of explorers on their way west.

Sioux Narrows Loop 96 km (6-8 days) 12 portages
This flat water route is five km south of the park.

Wildlife Viewing
Chipmunks, squirrels and snowshoe hares populate this park along with white-tailed deer or a few black bears. Bald eagles, ospreys and cormorants breed on the nearby islands. The beach and shoreline are good places to spot loons, great blue herons, white pelicans and sapsuckers.

Boating
Watersports draw most visitors to Sioux Narrows. Launch your boat at the park ramp for cruising or sailing or waterskiing. A 10-minute cruise down the lake takes you to centuries-old native pictographs and petroglyphs.

Swimming
A sandy beach slopes gently into the clean, cool water of Lake of the Woods.

For more information:
Sioux Narrows Provincial Park
P.O. Box 5080
Kenora, ON P9N 3X9
Phone: May-Sept.(807) 226-5223
Oct.-April (807) 468-2669