MacLeod Provincial Park


Location: Geraldton, Ontario
Region: Northwestern
Character: Recreation
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Length/Size: 183 acres

MacLeod Provincial Park
By Ontario Parks

Named after an abandoned gold mine, this park on a peninsula in Kenogamisis Lake offers excellent swimming, walleye and pike fishing in its bays and marshes. If you're lucky, you'll see the northern lights.

Camping
The park's 85 campsites can accommodate tents and trailers. Twenty-eight have electrical service. Vault toilets and a comfort station are within easy walking distance.

Picnics and Day Use
Come for a swim at the beach and a picnic near the waterfront. MacLeod has a large day-use area with picnic tables, fire pits and grills. Water and toilet facilities are nearby.

Electric Sites - 28

Group Camping - Macleod has one group camping area, isolated in the heart of nature, though in close proximity to the nature trail and the comfort station. The site lies just minutes from Kenogamisis Lake, making for beautiful scenery. Water and toilets are on site. Approximately 100 people can be accommodated on this site, and reservations can be made by calling the park directly at (807) 854-0370.

Barrier Free Access
Flush toilets and showers at mini-comfort station
Showers - Yes
Flush Toilets - Yes
Boat Launch - Yes
Rentals - No, but local outfitters rent canoes and boats.
Off Season - Gated

Hiking
MacLeod Trail 1 km (30 minutes) easy
This trail passes through a forest of trembling aspen, the prominent tree in the park. Much of the original forest was destroyed by fire in 1939. A trail guide explains forest succession.

Fishing
Cast a line for pike and walleye in Kenogamisis Lake and Kenogamisis River.

Canoeing
Travel by canoe is the perfect way to explore Kenogamisis Lake. Canoes can be rented from local outfitters near the park.

Wildlife Viewing
Moose and black bear live in the area, along with smaller mammals such as foxes, chipmunks, hares and red squirrel. Birds include red-eyed vireos, ovenbirds, and northern warblers as well as broad-winged hawks and ospreys.

Boating
Bring your own boat and launch it from the park's boat launch, or rent a boat from suppliers nearby. Explore the lake with its many inlets, bays, islands and marshes.

Swimming
The sandy beach is a popular attraction for day visitors and campers.

Other
MacLeod Provincial Park is the annual host of the popular Geraldton Music Jamboree. Well known musicians perform to capacity crowds at this three-day community and music festival traditionally held on the long weekend in August. The event is organized in partnership with the municipality of Greenstone.

For more information:
MacLeod Provincial Park
Box 400
Geraldton, Ontario
P0T 1M0
807-854-0370