Massasauga Provincial Park

This is a combined leisurely and exploration three day trip in Massasauga Provincial Park when the peak visiting time in the park is gone with fewer people and other boats around when ideal weather still holds on during most pastime years. The campsite reservation has been confirmed by contacting me if you would like to join in.

The Basics
Event Location: 
Oastler (Three Legged Lake) Access Point at south of Parry Sound
Date(s) & Time: 
Tuesday, September 8, 2015 - 11:00
Registration Cut Off: 
Sunday, September 6th
Event Duration: 
Tuesday, September 8th at 11:00 AM to Friday, September 11th
Difficulty Rating: 
Participant Info
Who's Invited: 
familiar with interior camping and portaging
Maximum Group Size: 
8 people, 2 tents
Minimum Group Size: 
1 person
Itinerary description: 

All participants will meet at the Oastler Lake Provincial Park permit office at 11:00 AM to register before departing to the access point. We will start by paddling out on Three Legged Lake for about 2 km to the first portage at 320m long. Then paddle for about 7 km on Spider Lake the next two short portages (30m and 270m) into Clear Lake to camp three nights on reserved campsite #30 on the north shore facing sunlight direction. One of two days will explore the islands of Georgian Bay by portaging nearby on one 320m long trail and the other at 475m long. One day will be a leisure time for relaxing or exploring the lake. Canoes will be preferable however a decent size kayak can handle these portage trails. On Friday we will return in the morning to the same access point. Each direction between campsite #30 and the access point could range from 4 to 6 hours.

Required Items to Bring: 

own sleeping bag, portable stove, matches, estimated amount of food for three days by possibly swapping food with other campers, drinking bottle, warm and water proof clothes, paddles, lifejacket, throwrope, bailer, etc.

Recommended Items to Bring: 

toilet articles, sunscreen, hat, bearspray if available, reliable footwear, etc. Arrange with anyone to bring canoes or kayaks so there will be enough boats for sure.

How to Get There
Event Directions: 

Highway 400 north from Toronto area to exit at exit 217 for Oastler Park Drive, continue for about 2 km. to stop at Oastler Lake Provincial Park permit office (on right side of the road). Then turn onto James Bay Junction Road.Turn left from James Bay Junction Road onto Blue Lake Road, finally turn right from Blue Lake road onto Three Legged Lake Road to the end at the access point.

Carpool Info: 

Anyone living in the GTA can arrange carpooling on their own arrangement.

Cancellation Policy: 
in advanced notice
Event Coordinator/s Contact Information
Contact (Name): 
Andrew Craig