Neys Provincial Park

Location: Marathon, Ontario
Region: Northwestern
Character: Natural Environment
Length/Size: 8512.8 acres

Neys Provincial Park
By Ontario Parks

Immortalized on canvas by The Group of Seven, this remote and rugged peninsula promises silhouettes of rocky islands polished smooth by icy blue waters. Only the hardy survive here, including sub-Arctic plants and a rare herd of woodland caribou. Enjoy one the finest beaches on Lake Superior's north shore or view a model of a former POW camp at the Visitor Centre.

Set up camp along the Lake Superior shore or further inland at this penisular park. Four campgrounds provide 144 campsites, 61 of which have electricity. Toilets and water taps are available at each campground and a comfort station with showers and laundry facilities is centrally located. Firewood is available at the Gatehouse or from park security staff.

Picnics and Day Use
Picnic areas bookend a spectacular, two-km beach sloping into the cool waters of Lake Superior. A playground at the south end will keep the children occupied. And toilets are conveniently located nearby.

Electric Sites - 61

Visitor Centre
Open daily (except Mondays) from 2 to 7p.m. during the summer, the Visitor Centre features exhibits on the natural and cultural history of the park.

Barrier Free Access - Visitor Centre, laundromat, flush toilets, showers
Park Store
Ontario Parks and Neys Provincial Park souvenirs are sold at the Park Store.
Showers - Yes, in the comfort station between Campground Areas 1 and 2
Flush Toilets - Yes, in the comfort station between Campground Areas 1 and 2
Laundromat - Yes, in the comfort station between Campground Areas 1 and 2
Play Area - Yes, at the end of the Campground Area 3
Boat Launch
Yes, on the Little Pic River near the entrance to Campground Area 4
Rentals - Canoes and bicycles
Off Season - Gated

Dune Trail 1 km loop (30 minutes) easy
As you walk along this short trail, take note of the delicate dune vegetation then, at the back of the loop, compare it with the plants of the boreal forest.

Lookout Trail 2 km (1 hour) moderate
This trail takes you to some spectacular vantage points overlooking Lake Superior. Sturdy shoes are recommended.

Point Trail 1.5 return (1 hour) easy
This trail begins at Prisoner's Cove, curves along the shore and ends at rocky Prisoner Point and a view of formidable Lake Superior. Notice the delicate plants than have made this inhospitable place their home. Rocks are slippery when wet. Sturdy shoes are recommended.

Under the Volcano Trail 1 km return (1 hour) moderate
Eleven interpretive panels explain the unique geology and geomorphology of Neys along this shoreline trail over rugged and smooth rocks. Rocks are slippery when wet. Sturdy shoes are recommended.

Rainbow trout, bass, lake trout, whitefish and salmon share the waters of Lake Superior.

Explore the rugged coast of Lake Superior in your canoe but stick close to shore. Lake conditions can change rapidly. Bring your own canoe or rent one at the park.

Wildlife Viewing
A small herd of woodland caribou, among the last of their kind, roam the region. Other wildlife include moose, bears, wolves, foxes, deer, ruffed grouse, loons and great blue herons.

Launch your boat at a ramp on Little Pic River to enjoy the spectacular views from offshore.

Brave the cool waters of Lake Superior anywhere along the spectacular, two-kilometre beach or swim in Little Pic River.

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:
Neys Provincial Park
P.O. Box 280
Terrace Bay, Ontario
P0T 2W0