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Algonquin

Algonquin Provincial Park - Rock Lake Campground

Alerts and Advisories as of: April 17, 2024

Fire Bans

No firebans at this time

There are no fire restrictions at this time.


AlertBoil Water Advisory

There is a boil water advisory - The following drinking water systems are posted BOIL WATER ADVISORY. Tap water must be boiled for one full minute prior to drinking, preparing food or baby formula, and brushing teeth:

- West Gate (April 3, 2024)























Beach Postings

A "posting" is an indication of elevated bacteria levels in the water, not intended as an indication of operational status.

Beach Name Sample Date Posted
Achray - East August 14, 2023 No beach posting at this time
Achray - West August 21, 2023 No beach posting at this time
Canisbay Campground "A" August 28, 2023 No beach posting at this time
Canisbay Day Use "B" August 28, 2023 No beach posting at this time
East Beach August 28, 2023 No beach posting at this time
Kearney Lake August 28, 2023 No beach posting at this time
Kiosk Access August 14, 2023 No beach posting at this time
Mew Lake August 31, 2023 No beach posting at this time
Pog Lake A August 29, 2023 No beach posting at this time
Pog Lake C August 29, 2023 No beach posting at this time
Pog Lake C August 29, 2023 No beach posting at this time
Raccoon Lake August 29, 2023 No beach posting at this time
Rock Lake A August 29, 2023 No beach posting at this time
Rock Lake B August 29, 2023 No beach posting at this time
Tea Lake Camp. August 28, 2023 No beach posting at this time
Two Rivers Camp. August 28, 2023 No beach posting at this time
Two Rivers Picnic August 31, 2023 No beach posting at this time
Whitefish GC August 29, 2023 No beach posting at this time
Full listing of all beaches

Park Advisories

Alert East Gate and West Gate
- Daily: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Visitor Centre
- Weekdays: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
- Weekends: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
- Friends of Algonquin Park Bookstore & Nature Shop, Algonquin Art Room, viewing deck, exhibits, and a dining area with coffee, cold drinks and snacks: OPEN.

Mew Lake Campground
- Campground open year-round
- Office closed

Sanitation Stations / Trailer Dump and Fill Stations
- Closed
Alert Spring in Algonquin

Backcountry: OPEN (with some restrictions)

Inaccessible/Closed Access Points:
- Grand Lake (Achray) Access Point – for paddling and backpacking
- McManus Lake Access Point
- Lake Travers Access Point
- Magnetawan Lake Access Point

Access Point Roads:
Are not yet maintained and could be in poor condition. Expect some roads to have snow, ice, potholes, minor washouts and fallen debris and trees. Use at your own risk and please drive with caution.

Access Points that require 4 Wheel Drive (4WD) to access:
- Tim River
- Rain Lake
- Kingscote Lake
- Cedar Lake/Brent
- Brain Lake

Access Point Offices:
- Open: East Gate, West Gate
- Closed: Kawawaymog (Round) Lake, Kearney, Canoe Lake, Lake Opeongo, Shall Lake, Sand Lake Gate, Brent, Kiosk

Trails:
Hikers should be prepared for wet, snowy, muddy and icy conditions.
- Eastern Pines Backpacking Trail remains closed.
- Booth’s Rock Trail is closed from Post 8 to Post 12 due to a bridge closure. Visitors can still hike to the lookout but cannot complete the loop and must return to the parking lot the same way they came in (approximately 6km round trip from the parking lot to Post 8 and back).

Safety Reminders:
- Please exercise extreme caution when near rivers and waterbodies and stay away from open and fast flowing water, culverts and dams.
- Most lakes in Algonquin Park are ice free, but some have lingering ice sheets. Please remember that shifting winds may create a navigation hazard.
- Water temperatures remain near freezing and submersion could quickly become a life-threatening situation.

Fishing:
- Trout season open Saturday, April 27 – Sept. 30, 2024
- Splake season open Saturday, April 27 – Nov 30, 2024
- Bass season open Saturday, June 22 – Nov 30, 2024
Alert The Minnesing Trail and parking area will be closed to the public from November 14, 2023 to late 2024. The area is closed for a planned construction project of a new trailer dump and fill station. The Minnesing Trail will not be accessible until construction is complete, including from the Canisbay Campground access.

The Minnesing Trail is used for mountain biking and backcountry skiing and camping. The trail will not be available for biking, skiing, snowshoeing, or any winter activities including winter camping until construction is complete. The warm-up cabin located at Minnesing Trail Parking Lot is also closed.

Alert Backcountry Updates

- Backcountry reservations for Cedar Lake are now split into East and West, with the dividing line being from the Brent Campground on the north shore to the Petawawa River P695 portage on the southern shore.

Access Point Changes:
- The Magnetawan / Kearney Access Point office has moved to: 1734 Highway 518, Kearney Ontario
- Galeairy Lake Access Point overnight parking can be found at 41 Hay Creek Road
- Aylen Lake Access Point has moved locations: 18 Aylen Lake 45.651084°, -77.918515° From Hwy 60, 11.8 km east of the village of Madawaska, follow the Aylen Lake Road north for 7.8 km, turn left crossing over a dam and continue 0.4 km, turn left onto North Aylen Lake Road (gravel) and continue for 9km to the access point parking lot. From the parking lot you portage 4km into Wilkins Lake on the cart trail.

Campsite Closure:
-The island campsite on David Lake has permanently closed
-The campsite on South Galipo Lake is currently closed for the 2024 season for site rehabilitation