Marten River Provincial Park


Location: Temagami, Ontario
Region: Near-North
Character: Recreation
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Length/Size: 988.4 acres

Marten River Provincial Park
By Ontario Parks

A replica 19th-century logging camp brings a by gone era to life at this riverside park. Though you won't hear loggers shouting "timber" you will see remnant stands of the massive pines they felled and a 300-year-old white pine they spared as you walk the trails. Located at the southern gateway to the Temagami lakes, this park is ideal for canoeing, boating and fishing.

Camping
Many of the park's 190 campsites are located among the tall pines next to the Marten River. Each site has a picnic table and fireplace.

Group Camping - Marten River has one group camping site that accommodates up to 125 people. There are toilets and water taps on site. The site is approximately 1 km from the comfort station and km from the beach. The site is available for anyone's use. Reservations can be made by calling the park directly at (705) 892-2200.

Picnics and Day Use
A large day-use area provides opportunity for picnics, swimming and other recreational pursuits.

Electric Sites - 62, in Chicot and Assinka sections of the campground

Visitor Centre
Visit the park's reconstructed 19th-century logging camp with its log buildings and artifacts. A Museum features the award-winning film Winter Camp shot on location here.

Barrier Free Access - Showers, flush toilets, swimming, Nature/ Visitor centres
Park Store - Souvenirs are available at the Park Office.
Showers - Yes, at the comfort station in the campground
Flush Toilets - Yes, at the comfort station in the campground and in the day-use area
Laundromat - Yes, at the comfort station in the campground
Play Area - Although there are no play structures, children can play in the many open spaces near the beach and in small, grassy fields.
Boat Launch - There are two in the Chicot section, one in Assinka section, and one near the Marten River entrance.
French Language Services - Yes
Rentals - Boats and canoes can be rented from businesses near the park.
Off Season - Gated, but accessible on foot

Hiking
Old Growth White Pine Trail 4.8 km (2 hours) moderate
This trail features 300-year-old pines and passes a unique black spruce bog. Interpretive signs explain the ecology of a bog and identify tree and plant species along the way.

Fishing
Spring is the best time to fish for pike, pickerel, whitefish, bass, lake trout and panfish.

Boating
Canoe along the Marten River, which flows through the heart of the park and leads to several lakes. You can rent a boat or a canoe from businesses near the park and put it into the river at one of four boat launches in the park.

Swimming
A sandy beach with a buoyed area and two change facilities is ideal for family swimming.

For more information:
Marten River Provincial Park
Marten River, Ontario
P0H 1T0
705-892-2200