Mikisew Provincial Park


Location: South River, Ontario
Region: Near-North
Character: Recreation
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Length/Size: 341 acres

Mikisew Provincial Park
By Ontario Parks

Three sandy beaches are perfect for a day's respite by the water at this family campground on Eagle Lake. Come for a swim, try some fishing, go for a paddle. Or follow hiking trails through pine, birch, maple and hemlock forests, home of chipmunks, squirrels and raccoons in this little piece of wilderness.

Two campgrounds offer 265 campsites on the shores of Eagle Lake. Hardwoods Campground occupies high ground in woods of yellow birch, maple and oak. Pines Campground is located in a red pine plantation covered in a soft bed of pine needles. Private, sunny sites are available from mid-June to late September. Comfort stations are centrally located and include flush toilets, showers and laundry facilities. Several campsites are fully handicapped accessible and located next to comfort stations.

Group campsites can accommodate 15 to 50 people. Choose from sites on the shore of Eagle Lake or at a secluded woodlot.

Electric Sites - 62

Group Camping - There are two group sites at Mikisew, 1 that accommodates up to 15 people, and a second that accommodates up to 50. The sites are in close proximity to both water taps and toilets. Both are nearby water, and the comfort stations are within walking distance. Group reservations can be made by calling Restoule Provincial Park from the first business day of May to June 1, at (705) 729-2010. After June 1 group reservations can be made by calling the park (Mikisew) directly at (705) 386-7762.

Hiking
Mikisew Trails 1 to 3.2 km (1.5 hours) moderate
Four interconnected loops meander through mixed terrain with steep grades. Choose a hike that suits you.

Fishing
Try your luck at catching rainbow or brook trout, whitefish or perch on Eagle Lake.

Wildlife Viewing
At your campsite, expect to be visited by red and gray squirrels, raccoons and a host of other inquisitive mammals. Coyote, wolf, bear, otter, pine marten,moose and deer also inhabit the park. More than 90 species of birds make Mikisew home.

Boating
Take your boat or sailboat out on Eagle Lake, but be careful of unmarked shoals. There is a boat launch and docking facilities.

Swimming
Three sandy beaches slope into the lake and one section is buoyed for safe family swimming. There is also a pet exercise area.

For more information:
Mikisew Provincial Park
P.O. Box 400
South River, Ontario
P0A 1X0
705-386-7762