Missinaibi Provincial Park

Missinaibi Provincial Park, Chapleau: Address, Phone Number, Missinaibi Provincial Park Reviews: 5/5

Missinaibi Provincial Park
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A Canadian Heritage River, designated for its significant Aboriginal, fur trade and logging cultural heritage, outstanding ecological and geological natural heritage, and wilderness recreation. A 500 km long provincial park, encompassing large lakes, scenic waterfalls and outstanding whitewater with a variety of unique camping experiences.
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Canoe Guy
Pinckney, MI4 contributions
It's wilderness. It's camping without luxury. It's beautiful.
Apr. 2020
Made several visits starting around 1970. We preferred to use interior campsites which are several miles by water from the main campground. There are only a few, not reservable, no facilities except for a "thunder box" -- an outhouse without the house, and a table. Thin soil, bedrock is generally only a few inches down. Exposed bare rock outcrops are common. Shore is mostly rock. Fishing is mostly pike, but walleye are also available. Water is chilly, but clear. Bear and moose are in the area. Loon serenades add to the mystique. Once when fishing I heard a moose crashing through the woods. It ran through the shallow water about 50 feet away, then back into the woods. A few seconds later a bear came by in hot pursuit. Camped in the interior you may go for days without seeing other people, maybe a passing motor boat or canoeists. I've done a couple of fly-in trips into Wabakimi. That's about the only way to find more solitude than Missinaibi. It's been about 12 years since I was there, so undoubtedly there have been changes, but if pristine nature appeals, it's a good place to look. Also, check out the native Ojibwe pictographs at Fairy Point and south of Wawa at Agawa Rock.
Written April 9, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

MaplepupUp1
Cambridge, Canada16 contributions
One of the top BEST camping experiences in the Ontario Parks system
Jul. 2018 • Family
While not for everyone, the rugged beauty and peacefulness of this land may keep you coming back for many more years. Sure, the drive is just a little long but what an adventure just getting there! If you have a long trip then break it up with jumps to parks like the Chutes, Mississagi or Walkami.

Into history? The park has a rich past that goes way back.

Worried about bear? Keep your food locked up in your trunk or in many of the provided food lockers. IF you see a bear, follow procedure and chase it away with noise. Always carry bear spray. Don't worry too much about the bruins - most likely they don't want to be seen by you:-)

Like adventure? Rent a boat and motor and do some interior camping and check out the pictographs, falls and an old logging camp(s).

Weather... Sun, cloud, rain, no wind, high wind... Welcome to the north. Be prepared.

Bugs... Bug jackets and bug juice, PIC coils or Thermacell and you should be good to go.

Best thing about the park are the people. The people of Chapleau are FANTASTIC just like the caring people that work for this park. The hearty campers that venture north to visit are a rare, and dying breed and are all great people.

So head way north, enjoy the extended daylight and spend some time in the last, but best, frontier in the Ontario Parks System!
Written July 25, 2018
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Mikey Likes It
Oakville, Canada51 contributions
Rugged Canadian Shield Experience (back country)
Sep. 2017 • Friends
This was my 10th time to Missinaibi. My wife and another couple came along and we spent a week. The park is very clean and staff are very friendly. But make no mistake this is very remote camping.

We are ardent adventurers so we did the hike to the Borasso ghost town which is really incredible. Fishing is generally very good and there is lots of wildlife. Be particularly respectful and cautions of the bears (it is after all their home you are in). The lake is huge and has area of water 300' deep to 1' so it is a good idea to ask people there for some guidance if this is your first time to the park.

There are no showers so bring your own. If you run out of supplies the rangers will often make the trek to Chapleau to restock you other wise its is 90 minutes on rough logging road to get there.

Sunrises by Whitefish Falls watching the Bald Eagles is breathtaking. Getting up to the top of the lake and hiking to Quittegene Rapids is also worth it.

At the end of the day getting your fish fry going is worth the drive.

The logging road was worked on this past summer and is much better for getting in. I pulled a 5000lb trailer with a 3/4 ton pick up
Written September 17, 2017
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peter b
6 contributions
Great remote park.
Aug. 2016 • Family
If you get through the road with no issues it's good. The vehicle parts strewn on the side of the road should indicate what your up against. Things to be alert for on the trip in is logging trucks gravel beating your equipment for 100km and wild life, the road washes out after heavy rain so stay alert go easy. just when you think the road is getting better it will surprise you. The lake is long runs east to west so if the wind picks up the lake is dangerous for canoe or small boat.but very scenic. Have a safe trip.
Written January 13, 2017
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elceecarr
Blairsville, GA161 contributions
Great for Nature
Jun. 2016 • Friends
Stunning landscape but VERY dusty, dirt & gravel road. My first visit to a Provencial Park of any kind in Canada but an adventure all the same. We just didn't expect to have to drive 75 km to get to visitors center. We passed numerous logging trucks (some loaded and some not) that barreled down the dusty road leaving us surrounded in a cloud of dust. There were only 2 trucks that checked on our safety and slowed down to keep from burying us in their dust. This road is not meant for small cars and in fact would recommend an SUV or pickup armed with 4-wheel drive. Be in the lookout for black bear who seemed intent to walk alongside the road. Some would scurry away while others would pass with a look of curiosity as the moseyed on down the road or into the heavy brush. We enjoyed the many wildflowers scattered along the road! BUT be aware that if you get out of vehicle to look or take pictures.....the bugs are atrocious. Take plenty of deet and keep your head and face covered as they will bite. All in all the trip to Missinaibi was WELL WORTH every moment of experience. My only regret is that we couldn't stay longer and didn't see any more wildlife or birds.
Written June 29, 2016
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Cam N
Los Angeles, CA185 contributions
Canadian Northwoods
Jun. 2015 • Family
For a real nice place to get away from the hum-drum and routine of modern life a trip to the north woods is ideal.
We headed north past Sault Ste. Marie to a mere speck on the Canadian map, a tiny town called Chapleau. Nearby is a provincial park and its where we began our north woods exploration. We stayed in a large cabin that resembled more of a fixer-upper barn, yet having all the basic creature comforts that can be found in the woods.. Looking back, it was all that one would ever need when getting away from all of it.
It was comfortable, dry and for the most part warded off the forest critters. Outside was a nice quiet lake that we fished in each day of our stay, an oversized canoe that we paddled around in and which took us to our many little excursions about the lake. We also hiked and took photos of nature's bountiful setting. Blue skies, hardwood trees, ie birch, oak, pine, etc.
One afternoon it rained and afterwards a huge arc of a rainbow framed the lake from side to side. It was technicolor gorgeous!
For a restful and relaxing vacation in a woodsy wonderland clime and away from that real quick-time, the Canadian northwoods is the answer.
Written May 5, 2016
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mightysergei
Thunder Bay, Canada158 contributions
Great Fishing
Jun. 2015 • Family
Went for day of fishing on the lake. The walleye was great and the lake was even better. There's a great boat launch and fish cleaning station. Quite the trek to actually get to the park (80 some kilometers on a dirt road), but the nature and scenery at the end of the road makes up for it. Didn't actually stay at the camp grounds but there appeared to be nice and clean.
Written June 29, 2015
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GOODGUY1212
Harrison, MI55 contributions
Best Sites To See !!
Aug. 2014 • Couples
Wow! What a great park to visit! This one is a " MUST SEE!" . The Potholes is a great geological formation !! Great educational sign boards along the walk. It needs more visitors!!
Free Too. Good parking and very nice trail!
Written August 22, 2014
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