Halfway Lake Provincial Park

Location: Greater Sudbury Ontario
Region: Near-North
Character: Natural Environment
Length/Size: 11,688.1 acres

Halfway Lake Provincial Park
By Ontario Parks

You might see heron rookeries, moose, nesting osprey and beaver ponds as you paddle, hike and camp among the 20 lakes in this wilderness northwest of Sudbury. Abundant fish, game and berries fed the Ojibway here before park visitors discovered the beauty and solitude of Halfway's lakes and forests.

The park has 215 campsites, including 120 with electrical service, in two campgrounds on the north shore of Halfway Lake. Some sites can accommodate large trailers.

Fifty additional tenting sites are scattered throughout other parts of the park and are accessible by foot and canoe.

Picnics and Day Use
The day-use and picnic area features a children's playground, a safe, sandy beach, picnic tables, washrooms and the Park Store.

Electric Sites - 120
Visitor Centre - Yes
Barrier Free Access
Swimming, laundromat, showers, flush toilets
Park Store
The Park Store sells groceries, camping supplies and park souvenirs. It also rents canoes, paddleboats, boats and motors, and bicycles.
Yes, in the comfort stations at Wildrose and Hawksnest campgrounds
Flush Toilets - Yes
Laundromat - Yes
Play Area - Yes, by the beach
Boat Launch - Yes
French Language Services - Yes
Canoes, paddleboats, bicycles, tents, barbecues (single), trailer storage (weekly, monthly, summer and winter rates)

Echo Pond 6 km (1.5 hours) moderate
This trail extends from Moose Ridge Trail along Raven Lake and over part of a steeper ridge. Then it winds down towards Echo Pond where beaver, mink and moose live.

Hawk Ridge 15 km (6-8 hours) strenuous
The longest and most difficult trail in the park extends from Echo Pond Trail into the heart of the park. Along the trail are rocky lookouts and crystal blue lakes, great for a quick dip. Make this an overnight hike and camp at a site along the trail.

Moose Ridge 2 km (40 minutes) easy to moderate
This self-guided trail follows the shore of Raven Lake and then climbs up and over a small glacial ridge. Climb the tower along the trail for a grand view of the park.

Osprey Heights Trail 6 km (1.5 hours) strenuous
Three km north of the campground on Highway 144, this trail offers breathtaking vistas. The trail climbs up and over many rocky areas towards Antrim Lake.

During the summer, park staff evening programs, guided hikes, children's crafts and programs. Watch park activity boards for event schedules.

Fish for pike, small mouth bass and lake trout on Halfway Lake. Try your luck in the smaller lakes and creeks in the park's interior and accessible only by canoe. The Park Store sells live bait.
More information on fishing.

Explore the park's remote interior by canoe along short, connected routes that loop back to Halfway Lake. Take your tent and camp at one of 20 interior campsites along these routes. Don't forget a map featuring routes and portages.

Wildlife Viewing
Dusk is the best time to spot moose near wetlands and lakes. Ninety species of birds have been identified at Halfway. Watch for the great blue heron, which returns every year to raise its young in a heron rookery at the south end of Bailey Lake. Osprey and bald eagles also nest in the park.

Although small motorboats are allowed on three lakes, canoes are preferred for water travel. Well maintained portages make it easy to move from one lake to another.

There is good swimming at a sandy beach near the campgrounds and at many other spots on interior lakes.

Winter Activities
Closed in winter but accessible on foot, the park is popular with snowshoers.

Hunting in this park is subject to the Ontario Hunting Regulations. Certain restrictions apply. For more information, contact the park or your local area or district office of the Ministry of Natural Resources.

For more information:
Halfway Lake Provincial Park
PO Box 560
Levack, ON
P0M 2C0
(705) 965-2702
(705) 966-2315 October to April