Featuring a boreal forest that is home to Woodland Caribou, and sitting at the heart of an ancient glacial landscape of clear blue lakes, is Nagagamisis Provincial Park, the ideal destination to enjoy amazing recreational opportunities and scenic views on RV holiday. Located 32 km (20 miles) north of Hornepayne, along Trans-Canada Highway 631, Ontario, this 407 sq. km (157 sq. mile) provincial park offers boating and canoeing opportunities on lakes, fishing for great walleye, northern pike, yellow perch, swimming, hiking on scenic trails, bird viewing, cycling, wildlife observation, and hunting.
Facilities and amenities available in Nagagamisis Provincial Park include over 100 RV campsites, boat launch, fish cleaning station, motorboat, canoe, kayak and bike rentals, laundry facility, group barbecue, restrooms and showers, playground, and trailer dump stations.
Nagagamisis is a Cree word which means “lake with fine sandy shores”. The sandy beaches on the shore progressively become delicate pebbles offshore. These shores in the park developed as a result of the pausing of a retreating glacial about 9,000 years ago.
There are elements in the park which are evidences of past human activity in the area, including remains of a trapper’s cabin, cemeteries, and pottery fragments of nomad that resided in the area a millennium ago.
Located 32 km (20 miles) north of Hornepayne, along Trans-Canada Highway 631, Nagagamisis Provincial Park is a simple drive-in park, easy to access by RVs, trailers, and other motorized vehicles. Local paved roads within the park connect the campgrounds, day use area, and other sites. There are no driving restrictions within Nagagamisis Provincial Park.
There are nine parking areas in Nagagamisis Provincial Park for RVs, trailers, and cars. Four of these parking areas are located within Shaganash Campground, while four are also located in Bedwash Campground. One parking area is located around the playground in the park. Overnight parking is available.
Ontario Northland offers bus service to Nagagamisis Provincial Park.
Shaganash Campground in Nagagamisis Provincial Park features 44 pet-friendly campsites available for RVs and tents. None of the campsites in the campground is equipped with RV hookups. RV length limit at the campground is 32 feet (10 m), however RV vacationers with larger rigs can call the park ahead to find out if space is available. Amenities available at Shaganash Campground include garbage station, recycling station, water taps, pit/vault toilets, fish cleaning station, playground, waterfront access, and parking lots.
Bedwash Campground in Nagagamisis Provincial Park features 63 pet-friendly campsites available for RVs and tents. None of the campsites in the campground is equipped with RV hookups. RV length limit at the campground is 32 feet (10 m), however RV vacationers with larger rigs can call the park ahead to find out if space is available. Amenities at the campground include water taps, pit/vault toilets, garbage station, recycling station, waterfront access, restrooms with showers, laundry facility, and parking lots.
Nagagamisis Provincial Park is a good place to view wildlife and beautiful fauna. Black bears, elks, snowshoe hare, muskrat, martens, otters, minks, and beavers are some examples of the wildlife in Nagagamisis Provincial Park. These wildlife species are found in the different habitats in the park.
Nagagamisis Lake’s clear water, sandy beaches, and buoyed area present excellent swimming opportunities for RV campers in Nagagamisis Provincial Park. The day-use area by the beach features a full-size sand volleyball and horseshoe pits for campers to enjoy. Change facilities are also available by the beach.
Nagagamisis Provincial Park is situated within a vast boreal forest setting, often referred to as the songbird nursery. The park is home to hundreds of bird species. The most common birds in the park include warblers, finches and flycatchers, woodpeckers, ducks, as well as Great Blue Herons, Ospreys and Bald Eagles. These abundant birds in the park are colorful and have pretty songs for campers in the park.
Fish species available for RV campers to catch in Nagagamisis Provincial Park include walleye, lake whitefish, northern pike, and yellow perch. Hence, angling opportunities abound in the park for RV campers to enjoy. Additionally, a fish cleaning station is available for campers to clean their fish in the park, just around the fish smoker.
Wonderful boating and canoeing opportunities are available for RV campers at Nagagamisis Provincial Park. Campers get to enjoy extensive boating activities on Nagagamisis Lake where they can launch boats on to the lake and pull it up on shore. Both Nagagamisis Lake and Park Lake are available for canoeing in the park. Canoe rental services are also available in the Nagagamisis Provincial Park.
Nagagamisis Provincial Park offers two moderate-difficulty hiking trails that add up to about 6 km (3.7 miles) for RV campers to enjoy at the park. These include the 4 km (2.5 miles) Shaganash Trail and the 1.5 km (0.9 miles) Time Trail. The Shaganash Trail takes hikers along the shoreline of Park Lake where interpretive stops along the trail showcase the history of Aboriginals who survived on the plants and wildlife in the area. The Time Trail offers campers insights into how the land developed through time.
Cycling is available for RV campers on the roads in the park. Outside the park, campers can enjoy mountain biking on the many bush roads that wind through the forest.