We spent 8 days in Finlayson Point Provincial Park, in Temagami in July 2014.
We had site number 108 and in my humble opinion this is the best part of the park.
This site is actually a pull-thru for trailers, not that you can see from the photo above, but we set it up so we were facing this view of the lake
The site is flat on a very slight slope (not enough to be a bother), gravel base with electric hook up and the big bonus is that it is in a quiet loop right next to a new comfort station with showers which is only really used by the 10 or so sites around it.
The Park itself is surrounded on 3 sides by the beautiful and huge Lake Temagami which really is a boat lovers dream. Nearby marinas rent boats and there are numerous docks throughout the park.
The town of Temagami is located about a kilometre from the park entrance and even though it is very small it has a grocery store, gas station, LCBO and a couple of chip trucks amongst other things.
Finlayson point is a great fishing spot and there are several places in the park to drop a line in, this one on the dock was our favourite.
Lake Temagami is huge with literally hundred of miles of shoreline to explore but it is a busy lake with float planes taking off at regular intervals and lots of fishing boats buzzing around. Most days we left it until the evening to get the canoe and kayak out when the lake was much quieter and safer.
While most leisure activities in Temagami take place in, on or around the lake we ventured outside the park to explore the town and surrounding area and came across a couple of things you shouldn’t miss if you happen to be visiting.
The first is the Fire Tower on top of Caribou Mountain. Your reward for climbing to the top of the 100ft tower is a spectacular 360 degree view of up to 40km of beautiful forests and lakes.
Red Squirrel Road is another interesting spot. This former logging road takes you over 20km off the beaten track into unspoilt forest and lakes. Surrounded by crown land, this has become a popular spot for those who want to camp off the grid. The road is not maintained so you need to be very careful but there are lots of spots to camp or drop in the canoe for a paddle.
The last Saturday of our visit was the 24th Annual Marten River Lumberjack Day which was a fun day out for our party of suburb dwellers! With displays of blacksmithing, chainsaw carving and pretty much everything wood related it had activities for every member of our group.
All in all Finlayson Point was well worth the 6+ hour drive from Toronto and with so much to see and do I’m sure we will return to explore again.
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