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Finlayson Point Provincial Park

July 23, 2017 - Finlayson Point Provincial Park just south of Temagami

 
GPS Coordinates are N47 3.32226 W79 47.8061.
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On our way to Nagagamisis, we stopped mid-way at the Finlayson Point Provincial Park just south of Temagami. We spent one night and left the exploring of the lakes and trails for another day.

For the Off Road Enthusiasts, there are several Forest Service Roads in the area.
The area around the Park is mostly Crown Land (Policy ID: G1729, G1798 and others) and belong to the Hearst, Wawa and Nipigon District. Consult the Crown Land Use Policy Atlas from the Ministry of Natural Resources for current information. Provincial Parks are regulated by a different Policy ID. Be aware, there is usually no cell phone connection

Temagami
Not so with Temagami, a small town just north of the park. We couldn't miss the beautiful train station which also serves as information desk and craft store. Temagami Train Station

Temagami Train Station

 

Temagami is a tourist hub. Wilderness outfitter and marine were busy, so was the Trading Post. No matter where you travel in Canada, visiting the Trading Post is an absolute MUST. It is one of these places where you always find the one thing you didn't know you were missing.

Temagami Trading Post

Northland Traders Temagami

Finlayson Point PP
The Finlayson Point Provincial Park camp site has the general amenities like all the Provincial Parks. That includes a picnic table and fire pit. There is also a garbage disposal and recycling station. Firewood and ice is usually available at the park store.
We spent one night at the park and didn't get electrical hook-up. So no watching DVDs in the trailer before bedtime. We brought the first season of Dark Angel with us, but until now we only watched the first two episodes. That was back at the Marten River trip. Unless we have an electrical hook-up, the laptop's battery won't handle more than 15 minutes of DVD play.
We didn't set-up a tent or the canopy to save time. Our plan was to leave early in the morning.

Campsite view to the lake  
       Aah, my favourite reading!
Favorite Reading

Camp Site

Hwy 11
For the first 150 km it was all uphill. We reached the Arctic Watershed. So technically it is downhill from now on.

The beginning of the Plaque Text reads:
"North of this watershed all flowing water eventually reaches Hudson Bay, while south of it all watercourses form part of the Great Lakes drainage system. The height of land follows an erratic course of some 2250 km across Ontario, ranging from 32 to 280 km north of Lakes Huron and Superior".
Arctic Watershed

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First published on July 23, 2017


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