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Sandbar Lake

Sandbar Lake Provincial Park


Cycling is a popular way to wander through the majestic 300 year old White Pines and Red Pines that grace the campground. Kids are reminded to wear their helmets.


Explore the delights of Sandbar Lake by boat. A boat launch is located centrally in the park.


Launch your canoe or rent one at the Park Office and you can paddle right onto Sandbar Lake. There are options for both the day paddler and long distance paddler.

Sandbar-Press Lake Canoe Loop: 160km, 9-12 days
This route passes by several pictograph sites.

Canoe Route 79: 4-5 days
Paddle through some of the finest fishing lakes in Northern Ontario.

Contact the park for more information about these canoe routes. Please note that these routes are not regularly maintained.

Discovery Program

Join Discovery staff at an Exploration Station during the months of July & August. Bring along your Discovery Activity Book (or pick one up at the Exploration Station), and use the equipment and materials provided to explore the park, observe plants and animals, and discover the wonders of nature. Be sure to share your observations with park staff and to take the Discovery Ranger Pledge! For more information keep an eye out for weekly calendar of events posted throughout the park.


The lakes in and around the park teem with Northern Pike, walleye and Smallmouth Bass. A fish-cleaning station, with lights, running water and cutting tables is located by the boat launch.


Silhouette Trail - 2km, moderate
This trail weaves its way through Jack Pine woods, aspen forests and wetlands. Along the trail you will see a variety of plant and wildlife silhouettes with descriptive information sheets.

Red Pine Trail - 0.5km, easy
This small self-guided trail is great for a short walk through the wilderness. It takes you through a natural Red Pine stand and along the trail you will see remains of burnt trees, a result of a forest fire in the early 1900s.

Rockcliff Trail – 4km, moderate
This trail will familiarize you with some of the unique natural and historical features of the park.


Hunting is allowed in the Sandbar Lake park additions. Please check with appropriate Ministry of Natural Resources personnel to ensure proper park boundaries are respected.


The sandy beach and gradual drop off make this a great swimming location for families. The beach is located in the day use area and the swimming area is marked with buoys. Please note that there are no lifeguards posted at the beaches and pets are not permitted.