Wakami Lake Provincial Park
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Introduction

Boreal forests, resplendent flora, beautiful fauna, a historic logging exhibit, and other amazing camping opportunities make Wakami Lake Provincial Park a place to visit on RV camping trips. Located 70 km (43 miles) southeast of Chapleau, off Highway 667, Ontario, this 123 sq. km (47.5 sq. mile) provincial park offers wonderful recreational opportunities for RV campers including fishing in Wakami Lake, hiking on any of the four trails in the park, viewing over 100 recorded bird species, boating, canoeing, and kayaking on Wakami Lake, swimming in a day-use beach, biking on the park roadways, and natural heritage education.

Wakami Lake Provincial Park features four campgrounds available for RVs, as well as amenities and facilities including water taps, vault toilets, docks, fish cleaning stations, group camps, picnic area, lookout facility, swimming beach, laundry facility, museum, kayak rental facilities, and a Visitor Center.

Established in 1969, a feature of interest in Wakami Lake Provincial Park is the historic logging trail which marks the transition from horse logging to mechanized logging. RV campers and visitors at the park get to see a collection of actual logging equipment that showcase how logging was done in the area more than half a century ago.

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Transportation in Wakami Lake Provincial Park

Driving

Located 70 km (43 miles) southeast of Chapleau, off Highway 667, Ontario, Wakami Lake Provincial Park is easy to access by RVs, trailers, and other motorized vehicles. There are local paved roads that link the park’s campgrounds and areas of interest, making it easy to get around in the park. There are no driving restrictions in the park.

Parking

Wakami Lake Provincial Park features five parking areas for RVs, trailers, and cars. You’ll find three of the parking lots around Birch Hill Campground, and the other two around Brown’s Bay and Maple Ridge Campground. As a result, RV campers in the park have parking areas within close proximity to their campsites. Overnight parking is available in the park.

Public Transport

There are no public transportation services to the Wakami Lake Provincial Park.

Campgrounds and parking in Wakami Lake Provincial Park

Campsites in Wakami Lake Provincial Park

Reservations camping

Brown’s Bay Campground

Brown’s Bay Campground in Wakami Lake Provincial Park features 24 pet-friendly campsites available for RVs and tents. There are no RV hookups in the campground. 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, access to trailhead, pit/vault toilet, fish cleaning station, boat launch, and waterfront access.

Maple Ridge Campground

Maple Ridge Campground in Wakami Lake Provincial Park features 14 pet-friendly campsites available for RVs and tents. There are no RV hookups in the campground. RV length limit at the campground is 18 feet (5 m). Amenities at the campground include water taps, pit/vault toilet, and access to the waterfront.

Pine Grove Campground

Pine Grove Campground in Wakami Lake Provincial Park features 8 pet-friendly campsites available for RVs and tents. There are no RV hookups in the campground. 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 and pit/vault toilets.

Birch Hill Campground

Birch Hill Campground in Wakami Lake Provincial Park features 13 pet-friendly campsites available for RVs and tents. There are no RV hookups in the campground. RV length limit at the campground is 32 feet (10 m). Amenities at the campground include water taps, parking lots, pit/vault toilets, fish cleaning station, day use area, group camping, picnic area, lookout facility, swimming beach, access to trailhead and waterfront.

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Seasonal activities in Wakami Lake Provincial Park

In-Season

Birding Viewing

More than 100 nesting bird species, some of which are provincially significant and others regionally significant, have been recorded in Wakami Lake Provincial Park. Examples of these bird species in the park include three-toed woodpecker, solitary sandpiper, brewer’s blackbird, pine grosbeak, ad warblers. Many songbirds nest in the boreal forest in the park and make it their home, offering RV campers good bird views.

Fishing

Wakami Lake Provincial Park is a popular destination for angling. RV campers enjoy fishing in Wakami Lake as the lake features abundant varieties of fish species, including walleye, lake whitefish, northern pike, yellow perch and white sucker. Brook Trout is also available in Imakaw Lake. There are two fish cleaning stations in the park, where anglers visit at the end of their fishing adventures.

Hiking

Wakami Lake Provincial Park features four easy to moderately difficult trails for RV campers to enjoy hiking; Beaver Meadow Discovery Trail, Transitional Forest Trail, Hidden Bog Trail, and Historical Logging Exhibit. On the 2.4 km (1.5 miles) Beaver Meadow Discovery Trail, campers enjoy the view of resplendent wildflowers, wildlife, and birds in the park, as well as an active beaver lodge in a pond. The 2.5 km (1. miles) Transitional Forest Trail takes hikers through the various forest trees in their different habitat and species. Hidden Bog Trail takes campers to the ecologically fragile bog area in the park. The Historical Logging Exhibit is a 1 km (0.6 miles) self-guided trail.

Off-Season

Biking

RV campers enjoy getting around Wakami Lake Provincial Park on bicycles. The roadways in the park are available for biking and the entire park area is available for bicycle hiking. Whatever the interest of RV campers is, as far as biking is concerned, Wakami Lake Provincial Park has got all covered.

Swimming

The day-use beach in Wakami Lake Provincial Park is a great place to enjoy swimming in the park, spend time with family and/or friends, or just enjoy the picturesque view of the park’s waters and sandy beach. There are no lifeguards at the beach in Wakami Lake Provincial Park.

Boating/Canoeing

Boating, Canoeing, and Kayaking are interesting activities to enjoy at Wakami Lake Provincial Park. Motorboats are allowed on Wakami Lake and Efby Lake; however, a 10-horsepower limit restriction is in effect on Efby Lake. Motorboats are not allowed on Imakaw Lake. Wakami Lake is also open to canoeing and kayaking. Kayak rental services are available in the park for RV campers.

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