|View South from Fenton Lake Campsite, |
a few hours after sunrise
Website: Ontario Parks or Friends of Lake Superior PP
Map: Friends of Lake Superior PP or Google Maps
Camping Facilities: Backcountry
Summary: A serviceable last-minute backcountry option, but not a reflection on the quality of the park - highway noise is an issue
Thoughts: It was getting late by the time I arrived in Lake Superior, on my way back from my first trip exploring the true "up north" in Ontario. I had the chance to explore Thunder Bay with some old friends and have a peak at Quetico, so I was happy to return to Lake Superior PP for a relaxing evening. As I've said in my other posts, Lake Superior is my favorite Ontario park, mainly because of its diversity of camping opportunities and the unparalleled beauty of its shoreline.
|The single campsite on Fenton Lake|
|Fenton Lake Put-In|
|Transport truck roaring by Fenton Lake|
|Not much beats a big stack of firewood|
with an hour to spare before dusk
think you might have some luck there. For the swimmers, the water was calm and warm, so you might enjoy a dip. For the campfire aficionados, there is so much firewood around the site. As well, there are beautiful hills surrounding the lake. Other than the highway, the lake is very peaceful (cause you'll be the only person on it). Important to note that interior sites are not reservable in Superior PP, but they are mostly available due to low attendance.
|Canoe route map for Fenton Lake - |
erected during Ontario Parks' glory days
|Some pointers from the MNR|