Nagagamisis Provincial Park
Cree for “lake with fine sandy shores”, this secluded lake is a favourite fishing spot for walleye and northern pike. Nagagamisis Provincial Park is at the heart of an ancient glacial landscape of clear blue lakes, many with excellent lake and brook trout fishing. The Boreal Forest here is home to the elusive Woodland Caribou.
This secluded lake north of Hornepayne leads to challenging canoe routes on the Nagagami and Shekak rivers. There are true northern experiences here: swimming, majestic sunsets and campsites nestled in mature forest. Fishermen return yearly to this lake for its fantastic fishing.
Several metres offshore, sandy beaches give way to a belt of delicate pebbles. Nagagamisis’ shores are due to the pausing of a retreating glacial some 9,000 years ago. Reminders of human activity include the remains of a trapper’s cabin, two First Nations cemeteries and pottery fragments indicating that nomads lived in this area for at least 1000 years.
Facilities and Services:
- 107 campsites
- Flush toilets, barrier free access,park store, laundry, showers, day-use area, rentals, boat launch, French services
- Open mid-May to mid-September
- Hiking, boating, fishing, canoeing, swimming, wildlife viewing
- Town of Hornepayne, Hearst (accommodations, restaurants, shopping, gas stations)
Box 670, Hearst, ON, P0L 1N0
Phone: (807) 868-2254
Learn more: www.ontarioparks.com/park/nagagamisis