Algonquin Park Canoe Routes From Access Point #1
Algonquin Park is best known for its vast network of interior canoe routes. You can travel these routes for a lifetime and still have more to explore. Algonquin Park Access #1 Kawawaymog Lake is the key to accessing some of Algonquin Park's most beautiful and remote canoe routes, away from the hustle and bustle of highway 60.
Join us as we show off some of our most favourite routes departing from Algonquin Park's Access Point #1. Use these routs as is and simply pick your daily campsite or use them to help you plan your own trip.
Equipment Rentals & Permits
Voyageur Outfitting can supply all the equimpent you may need for your next Algonquin Park canoe trip. Canoes, paddles and PFDs can be reserved online here , and other gear such as tents, packs, stoves and sleeping bags can be reserved online here.
You are required to purchase a camping permit when using the Algonquin Park Backcountry. For more information, and how to make your reservation, click here
The fishing in Algonquin Park is fantastic, however a lisence is required for anyone over the age of 18. They can be purchased online from Hunt and Fish Ontario.
If you're looking for guided 3, 5, and 7 day Algonquin Park Canoe Trips with world class food and amazing guides, check out the various packages offered at Voyageur Quest.
An overnight jaunt into Alogonquin Park's Backcountry is the perfect opportunity to test your gear setup, hone your skills or fit some outdoor time in your busy schedule.
Lost Dog Lake
Kawawaymog Lake, Amable Du Fond River, North Tea Lake, Lost Dog Lake
Just four short portages from Access #1 Kawawaymog Lake, Lost Dog Lake offers 4 beautiful campsites on a charming small lake. These portages are all under 500m and are very well maintained.Spend your time at the campsite fishing for Brook and Lake Trout, swimming or just relaxing.
Beginner to Intermediate
These trips offer a variety of terrain and waterways, making them a great introduction or a comfortable next step into Algonquin's Backcountry. Any trip can be made easier or more challenging by simply increasing or decreasin the recommended trip length.
Manitou Lake Loop
Kawawaymog Lake, Amable Du Fond River, North Tea Lake, Mangotasi Lake, Hornbeam Lake, Biggar Lake, Sinclair Lake, Kawa Lake, Upper Kawa Lake, Three Mile Lake, Manitou Lake, North Tea Lake, Amable du Fond River, Kawawaymog Lake
This route offers lots of beautiful big lakes with great fishing and fabulous campsites. Spend your time exploring their bays and streams for otters, beavers and Moose, swimming in their warm water or simply relaxing on your campsite. This beginner route can be completed in 3-4 days, depending on speed of travel.
Fasset Lake Loop
Kawawaymog Lake, Amable Du Fond River, North Tea Lake, Sisco Lake, Lorne Lake, Kasamic Lake, O-Lake, Mattowacka Lake, Fassett Lake, Fassett Creek, Manitou Lake, North Tea Lake, Amable du Fond River, Kawawaymog Lake
This route offers the simplicity of small lake travel with medium length portages of 1-2 km. There are lots of options for lakes to camp on, making this trip very customizable. These lakes are very seldom travelled and offer great tranquility. Cast a line for some of algonquin's best fishing! This intermediate route can be completed in 4-5 days, depending on portage loading time and travel speed.
Kioshkokwi Lake Loop
Kawawaymog Lake, Amable Du Fond River, North Tea Lake, Mangotasi Lake, Hornbeam Lake, Biggar Lake, Sinclair Lake, Kawa Lake, Upper Kawa Lake, Three Mile Lake, North Sylvia Lake, Boggy Lake, Dahinda Lake, Ratrap Lake, Maple Lake, Erables Lake, Big Thunder Lake, Mouse Lake, Club Lake, Mink Lake, Kioshkokwi Lake, Amable du Fond River, Manitou Lake,North Tea Lake, Amable du Fond River, Kawawaymog Lake
A fantastic week long summer trip. Explore a variety of large and smaller lakes, while stepping deeper into the backcountry. This trip offers many opportunities to check out historical sites ranging from logging remains to cabin foundations and railroad history. Consider a rest day on Mink Lake or Kioshkokwi Lake to explore surrounding lakes and creeks for wildlife. This intermediate route can be completed in 5-7 days, depending on speed of travel.
Moderate to Challenging
These trips will take you deeper than ever before into the heart of Algonquin Park's vast interior. There's no better feeling than pulling into a beautiful campsite after a day of challenging paddling and portaging.
These routes are not a loop and will require a pickup at the end to shuttle you back to Acccess #1. Contact our office for rates and availability of our shuttle.
Kawawaymog Lake to Cedar Lake on the Nipissing River
Kawawaymog Lake, Amable Du Fond River, North Tea Lake, Mangotasi Lake, Hornbeam Lake, Biggar Lake, Loughrin Creek, Lawren Harris Lake, Loughrin Lake, Barred Owl Lake, Nod Lake, Nipissing River, Cedar Lake
The Nipissing River is right in the heart of Algonquin Park yet is incredibly remote with no road crossings. History is all round you on this scenic river, with logging and prisoner of war camp history going back over a century. This river is also a wildlife hotspot, with phenomenal Brooke Trout fishing and tons of moose coming to drink its cool water during hot spring and summer days. Spend a rest day on beautiful Cedar lake to explore the small railroad town of Brent and paddle into the Brent Crater, a meteor impact site with lookout trail formed aprox 396 million years ago. This moderate to challenging route can be completed in 5-8 days, depending on portage loading time and speed of travel.
Kawawaymog Lake to the Petawawa River
Kawawaymog Lake, Amable Du Fond River, North Tea Lake, Manitou Lake, Amable du Fond River, Little Mink Lake, Mink Lake, Cauchon Lake, Little Cauchon Lake, Laurel Lake, Aura Lee Lake, Little Cedar Lake, Cedar Lake, Petawawa River, Radiant Lake, Petawawa River, Francis Lake, Killdeer Lake, Petawawa River,
Paddle large lakes with great fishing and camping from Kawawaymog to Cedar Lake, then travel along the mighty Petawawa River to the eastern most boundary of Algonquin. This historic river was used each spring to drive timbers from Algonquin Park to the Ottawa River for over a century, ending in the 1950s. Portage beside scenic falls along the remains of the Canadian National Railway and check out the view from the massive trestle bridges. Hike the lookout trail at Natch Rapids and experience the true beauty of this amazing river for yourself. This trip is once in a lifetime will be sure to inspire. Moderate to Challenging, 10-14 days, depending on speed of travel.