Cache Lake

Algonquin Provincial Park - Cache Lake boat launch and old railway bridge

GPS Coordinates are N45 33.148 W78 35.598. UTM grid map: Zone 17, NAD27 Easting=687857 Northing=5046925.
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This is an excellent starting point for a canoe trip. The boat launch area makes it easy to get the canoe and all the equipment ready. Bring your lunch, there are many places where you can relax in the shade and enjoy the scenery.

Cache Lake from highway 60

Cache Lake boat launch


There is an old Railway Bridge southeast of here. You will need a canoe to get there.
The coordinates are
45.54719, -78.57714 (Zone: 17 Easting: 689137 Northing: 5046377) and
45.54706, -78.57347 (Zone: 17 Easting: 689424 Northing: 5046371 )

Cache Lake canoe map

We visited the place with our canoe in 1992 and the bridge was still standing above water.
Every time we went back, a few more sections collapsed.

THE BRIDGE IN SUMMER 1992

Cache Lake train bridge in 1992

Cache Lake train bridge in 1992

Cache Lake train bridge in 1992

THE SAME BRIDGE IN 2013

Cache Lake train bridge in 2013

Cache Lake train bridge in 2013

AUGUST 2017
One section is open and allows access to the back of the bridge.

Cache Lake train bridge in 2017

Cache Lake train bridge in 2017

JANUARY 2019
The bridge is almost invisible in the snow.

Cache Lake train bridge in winter 2019


First published on May 12, 2011
Last revised on September 03, 2015