We camped here for a week. We had a beautiful private site with access and a view of Raven Lake. It was wonderful to be able to canoe or kayak easily. We caught lots of northern Pike- mostly smaller ones, and one monster sized one!
The beach is huge and clean with a large buoyed area for swimming. Halfway lake was almost always rough and a little tough for canoeing. We did canoe to Bailey Lake. The portage is well marked from halfway Lake, but poorly marked on the return. We only found 1 out of 4 campsites as the signage is poor. The one we did find only had a stone fireplace- no privy or picnic table and was very small- not sure where you would put a tent. When we asked staff they said that they are not used often, so that is why they are not in good shape. Perhaps if they were in good shape, they would be used more often?
Another day we crossed under the highway and paddled the other side of Halfway Lake- it is much calmer on that side.
We spent one day on Antrim Lake. The canoe launch is non existent- it was super muddy/mucky. The beavers have built a dam so you have to portage to the main part of the lake. This portage was very poorly maintained- very muddy. It would be so nice for the park to put in a proper canoe launch and some boardwalk along the portage. The lake was beautiful and we were the only ones on it. There is only 1 campsite marked on the map but we found 3 - only one of the 3 had a grill on the campfire and a picnic table. The fishing was excellent on the lake- lots of huge pike and some bass. It made the trek worthwhile.
2 of the parks 4 hiking trails were closed while we were there- one because a bridge needed to be repaired, and one because there were over a 100 fallen trees blocking the trail. It was disappointing that we were not able to do these trails. We did do the others and they were very nice.
The campsites are mostly large and private. Older bathrooms but clean. The park was super quiet during the week but got busy on the weekend. Lots of little kids unsupervised on the roads and on empty sites.
The store is a good sized. They did have a lot of basics but no eggs. There is a little store in Cartier (about 10 minutes from the park) that has everything except meats or fruits and vegetables. The interpretive centre was small but had tons packed in it- worth going to- especially interesting to read about the fire and tornado that went through the park. The staff were all helpful.
This park has potential but needs some work.
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