Fushimi Lake is now on the Ontario Parks reservation service!

April 16th, 2014 by Ontario Parks Leave a reply »

Ontario Parks is happy to announce that Fushimi Lake Provincial Park is now available on the Ontario Parks reservation service.  Time to book your spot at this Northern Ontario gem!  

 
Fushimi Lake is located in the heart of the Boreal Forest, northwest of Hearst, ON.  The campground offers large sites with plenty of privacy.  Even if you are “roughing it” you can still enjoy the convenience of a comfort station with flush toilets, showers and laundry facilities.  If you prefer backcountry camping, the park also has 6 backcountry sites available.  To reserve backcountry sites, please call the park directly at:  705-372-5909.     
  

Lynx, Moose, and Songbirds, Oh My!

A sample of some of the birds you may see while visiting the park (clockwise from left):   Black and White Warbler, Nashville Warbler, Cape May Warbler, (Photo Credit: Mike Burrell)

 

Wake up to the songs of the many species that make Fushimi Lake their home.  The park offers excellent birding opportunities as flycatchers and songbirds take advantage of the abundance of food in the boreal forest.  A large number of these species raise their young in the forest over the summer which is why the forest is often called the songbird nursery of Canada.  For those who want to rise and shine with the birds, park staff recommend the Achilles Trail and the main campground road first thing in the morning for best birding opportunities.   

Fushimi also offers excellent wildlife viewing opportunities for species including moose, bears, lynx, and fox.

 

Paddle, swim, and cast a line

The park is on the chain of lakes that includes Fushimi Lake, Hanlan Lake, Wolverine Lake, Lac Pivabiska and Lac Ste. Therese.   Explore the chain or stay and explore the many bays and coves of Fushimi Lake.  The park rents motorboats, canoes, and pedal boats – something for every type of adventurer.  There are also 6 boat-in beaches perfect for swimming and shore lunches.  If you feel like catching dinner, the park also offers excellent fishing for northern pike and walleye with the convenience of a fish-cleaning station located lakeside. 

 

Under the Milky Way and Northern Lights

See the sky like you’ve never seen it before.  The remoteness of Fushimi Lake makes it a dark sky park with extraordinary night sky viewing.  Many park visitors are surprised at how different the stars look when you get away from the light pollution of the cities.  Also, due to the park’s latitude, campers are often treated to a stunning spectacle of Northern Lights.  The  University of Alaska Fairbanks Daily Aurora Forecast for North America offers a daily northern lights forecast and allows you to sign up for email alerts when conditions are good.  Looking for a lower-tech alert?  Park staff often visit campsites to let campers know when Northern Lights are visible.

Book your spot now at Fushimi Lake Provincial Park!

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