Mississagi Provincial Park
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Introduction

Featuring ancient hills in a rugged landscape and crystal clear lakes, Mississagi Provincial Park offers various camping options for RV campers and vacationers. Located north of Elliott Lake, along Highway 639, this 83 sq. km. (32 sq. mile) provincial park features rustic camping options as well as backcountry camping opportunities for outdoor and recreation enthusiasts.

Recreational activities that RV campers can enjoy at Mississagi Provincial Park include hiking on six scenic trails, biking, boating and canoeing on Semiwite Lake, bird watching, fishing for trout and lake whitefish, swimming in any of the three available beaches, snowshoeing in winter, photography, picnicking, flora and nature observation, hunting, and many more. Thus, at the park, there’s a fun activity for everyone!

At Mississagi Provincial Park, there are 60 RV campsites that are available by reservation and on first-come first-served basis. Amenities and facilities available at the park include group camps, picnic tables, fire grills, amphitheater, boat launch sites, picnic shelters, historic building, docks, canoe rentals, pit/vault toilets, recycling and garbage stations, horseshoe pits, trailer dump station, and parking lots.

One of the most prominent features of Mississagi Provincial Park is its 130 m (427 ft) high Helenbar Trail Lookout.

The park was established in 1973.

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Transportation in Mississagi Provincial Park

Driving

Mississagi Provincial Park is located north of Elliott Lake, along Highway 639 and is easily accessible by RVs, trailer, and other vehicles via an unpaved road off the highway. Local unpaved roads connect the campsites in the campground and the various points of interest within the park. There are no driving restrictions within the park.

Parking

Four parking areas are available for RVs, trailers, and cars at Mississagi Provincial Park. You’ll find all the parking areas distributed around the campground. In addition, RV campers can park their rigs at their designated campsites in the campground. Even more, overnight parking is available.

Public Transport

There are no direct public transportation services to Mississagi Provincial Park.

Campgrounds and parking in Mississagi Provincial Park

Campsites in Mississagi Provincial Park

Reservations camping

Mississagi Campground

Mississagi Campground in Mississagi Provincial Park features 60 pet-friendly campsites available for RVs and tents. None of the campsites in the park is equipped with electric RV hookup options. RV length limit at the campground is 32 ft (10 m), however, vacationers with larger rigs can call the park ahead to find out if there is space available.

Amenities available at the campground include water taps, pit/vault toilets, picnic area, lookout, garbage station, recycling station, horseshoe pits, trailhead access, picnic tables, fire grill, and parking lots.

40 campsites in the campground are available by reservation, while 20 campsites are available on first-come first-served basis only.

First-come first-served

Alternate camping

Seasonal activities in Mississagi Provincial Park

In-Season

Birding

Several bird species are seen and heard in Mississagi Provincial Park by RV campers, owing to the fact that the park serves as a habitat for some birds. For examples, bald eagles are commonly seen in the park, as well as merlins and warblers. Additionally, loons are often seen - and heard - on Semiwite Lake.

Boating/Canoeing

RV campers can kickstart their boating adventures at the boat launch ramps and docks in Mississagi Provincial Park and enjoy the use of motorboats on Semiwite Lake. Canoeing and kayaking are equally fun-filled activities on the lake as a few canoe trips begin and end in the park. These canoe trips have different lengths and vary in difficulty. Canoe rentals are available.

Hiking

There are six hiking trails available in Mississagi Provincial Park - Flack Lake Nature Trail, Helenbar Lookout Trail, MacKenzie Trail, Semiwite Creek Trail, JimChrist Trail, and Cobre Lake Trail. These trails range in difficulty from easy to strenuous and vary in length from 0.8 km (0.5 miles) to 22 km (14 miles). Along the trails, fun opportunities for RV campers include interesting geological features and scenic lookouts over surrounding mountainous landscapes, wildlife and picturesque views, ridge and hill climbing, majestic white and red pine forests, among others. You definitely want to bring along your best hiking boots!

Off-Season

Winter Activities

RV campers who visit Mississagi Provincial Park in winter can enjoy snowshoeing in the park, as well as hiking. The colder weather keeps the crowds at bay, but if you're willing to wrap up warm, you may find you have the park almost totally to yourself.

Swimming

Three swimming beaches are available in Mississagi Provincial Park and these beaches slope into Semiwite Lake, which is popular for its pleasant waters. One beach is located at the day use area, and another around the campground, while the third beach sits at the end of the Helenbar Trail. No lifeguards are available at any of the three beaches in the park.

Fishing

During spring and early summer, Mississagi Provincial Park is a premier destination for lake trout anglers as the park features abundant quantities of this fish species. Moreover, RV campers also catch rainbow trout, lake whitefish, and brook trout in the lake in the park.

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