Mississagi Provincial Park
Scenic vistas and secluded lakes are a highlight of Mississagi Provincial Park’s rugged landscape. The park’s rustic campground, just north of the City of Elliot Lake, is a great base to explore Mississagi’s waterways and trails. More than 40 km of outstanding hiking trails pass through a variety of landscapes and forests, and take in many lookouts with expansive views of the Penokean Hills. Several lakes provide canoeing, boating and trout fishing opportunities.
Paddle pristine lakes and hike numerous trails to spectacular vistas, especially in autumn when the trees are ablaze with bright colour. Explore abandoned copper mines and logging camps from the area’s industrial past. The patient observer can spot moose, black bear and white-tailed deer. There is excellent trout fishing in spring. Listen for warblers, vireos and flycatchers.
Look for fossils in ripple rock along park trails caused by wave action on an ancient sandy beach 2 billion years ago. These rock formations are rare and protected and can be seen on the Flack Lake Nature trail. Other reminders of the past include glacial erratics and huge boulders that were scattered through the park by the receding glaciers 11,000 years ago at the end of the last Ice Age.
Facilities and Services:
- 60 campsites, 1 group campsite, backcountry camping
- Park store, day-use area, playground, boat launch, rentals, group camping, French services
- Open May to September
- Hiking, boating, fishing, swimming, wildlife viewing, canoeing, winter activities, natural heritage education
- Annual Lumberjack Days (August)
- City of Elliot Lake (accommodations, shopping, restaurants, gas stations)
- Deer Trail Touring Route
PO Box 37, Massey, ON, P0P 1P0
Phone: (705) 865-2021
Learn more: www.ontarioparks.com/park/mississagi