Red Squirrel Road
Camping on Victoria Day Long Weekend - North of Marten River Provincial Park
|GPS Coordinates are N47 8.37 W79 46.1021.
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Red Squirrel Road is only a few minutes north of Temagami and the Finlayson Point Provincial Park. We found several potential spots for camping along the main road. With Temagami only a few minutes away, this is a good place to find a camp site.
For the Off Road Enthusiasts, it is a mostly Maintained Dirt Road with side trails to lakes and camping spots.
|Our YouTube video has dash cam footage and shows the most amazing camp site along the road. We also have a short introduction to the Crown Land Atlas and Ontario Fish-Online. Two of the most important tools when venturing into the wilderness.
|Red Squirrel Road area is mostly Crown Land (Policy ID: G165, G1970, G1974) and belong to the North Bay 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.
May 19, 2018 - Victoria Day
We didn't explore the side trails due to the soft ground.
The beavers own this place. This is likely true for the North in general
It is mid May and the snow just melted. Lots of water everywhere.
We didn't attempt the river crossing. The waterflow was strong.
The Forest Service Roads are full of choices. Every kilometer or so is a side path. Most of them are undocumented. Only the tire tracks give you a clue that you are not the first one.
It was still early in the season and the water from the snow and rain is making some roads tricky. As a general rule, if we can not pass without damaging the trail, we don't go.
We passed a lake and spotted this beautiful picnic place on the other side. Sooo tempting, but we were not prepared to cross the muddy terrain by foot
It was not difficult to find an equally nice spot to setup the chairs and have lunch. As we explained in the Finlayson Lake trip, there were no pesky insects that ruined our peaceful lunch break.
June 16, 2021
This time around, the trip was more inviting. No more runoffs from the snow melt.
We passed Thieving Bear Lake and found an amazing camp site just off Red Squirrel Road. This was not the only place where an overnight stay is possible.
From last time, we knew that we eventually reach the end of Red Squirrel Road. A gate and signes beside a beaver pond made it clear, this is the end. We spent some time right at the gate and enjoyed the sunset.
|First published on May 19, 2018
Last revised on June 16, 2021
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