Lake Superior Provincial Park

Bask in the splendor of nature at Lake Superior Provincial Park. Covering over 1,550 square km, it is one of the largest provincial parks in Ontario and features scenic campsites, amazing trails and diverse local wildlife.

Located along the northeastern shores of Lake Superior, the largest freshwater lake in the world, Lake Superior Provincial Park is nestled between Sault Ste. Marie and Wawa, in the Algoma district of Northern Ontario. Visitors can also opt to fly into the Sault Ste. Marie Airport, then drive two hours north to the park. 

To find out more information about Lake Superior Provincial Park, check their section on the Ontario Parks website. To learn more about things to do and places to explore nearby, keep on scrolling to find out what Destination Ontario recommends. 

A scenic view of a partially frozen lake with a rocky snow covered hill in the distance.

Accessibility Features

Accessible drop-off location

Passenger drop-off is available by an  accessible entrance. 

Accessible entrances/exits

A sufficiently wide, hard surfaced,  unobstructed path, no steps or equipped  with ramp connecting to a public  entrance or exit and identified by signage.  Automatic door openers, adequate  manoeuvring room in front of door.

Accessible parking

At least one identified, reserved parking  space with a safe, clearly marked  accessible route from the designated  parking area to an accessible building  entrance.

Accessible washroom

An accessible washroom stall has  adequate manoeuvring room for mobility  devices. Includes grab bars, transfer  space, accessible door latch, sink with  knee clearance, and lever handles or  automatic sensor faucets. 

Easy access electrical outlets

At least one electrical outlet within easy  reach has clear floor space in front for  charging an electric mobility device.

Information available in alternative format

Accessible formats (e.g. for menus,  brochures, etc) and communication  supports are provided in a timely manner  upon request at no extra charge in  consultation with the person making the  request.

Service animals welcome

Service animal can be identified by visual  indicators (guide dog or other animal  wearing a vest/harness); or  documentation available from a  regulated health professional to confirm  the animal is required due to a disability. 

Support persons welcome

Support persons are welcome to provide  services or assistance with  communication, mobility, personal care,  medical needs or access to facilities.  Please check with the organization about  entry fees, if applicable.

Wheelchair accessible

Unobstructed path through public  hallways that are wide enough to allow  people using wheelchairs and other  mobility devices to move easily through  the building. 

Wheelchair and/or mobility devices available

Wheelchairs and/or mobility devices are  available, free of charge, or for rent. 

More about Lake Superior Provincial Park

Situated on the shores of the largest freshwater lake in the world, Lake Superior Provincial Park can trace its history to ancient volcanic activity visible in several rock outcrops, as well as centuries-old pictographs drawn by the Ojibwe people. Being located in both the Eastern forest-boreal transition eco-region as well as the Central Canadian Shield forest region, the park’s landscape is filled with a diverse mix of coniferous and deciduous trees, including pine and the sweet sugar maple. It is also home to a large population of moose, many of whom can be spotted from April to June. With numerous hiking trails, multiple lakes and rivers, and hundreds of campsites spaced out around the park grounds, visiting adventurers can be sure to find something thrilling to do. 

Set up camp near the many picturesque bays in Lake Superior Provincial Park. The camping grounds near Agawa Bay contains 152 campsites that are located near a beach, and campers are treated to stunning views of the sunset over Lake Superior. The park’s visitor centre is also located in the Agawa Bay camping grounds, where one can read about the history of the park and make quick storage arrangements with park staff. Visitors looking for more privacy will appreciate the camping grounds at Rabbit Blanket Lake. With just 60 camping sites, campers can quietly enjoy nature and spot the milky way on clear nights. 

Being one of the biggest provincial parks in Ontario, Lake Superior Provincial Park will surely spoil visitors with activities. Avid bird watchers can spot any of the 250 different northern and southern bird species that call the park home, while wildlife lovers can keep an eye out for local moose, black bears, white-tailed deer, or gray wolves.

Love canoeing and fishing? There are eight designated canoe routes within the park, traversing multiple lakes and rivers such as Rabbit Blanket Lake teeming with Brook Trout, or take the long way to scenic Old Woman Lake. Get in touch with the park’s past by hiking to the Agawa Pictographs, bright red drawings created on rock ledges 150-400 years ago by the Ojibwe people.

Enjoy hiking? Hiking enthusiasts will be delighted by the park’s picturesque trails. Enjoy sweeping views of the coast along the 65 km Coastal Trail, or seek out the old woman’s face in the cliffs by looping around the 5 km Nokomis Trail, or enjoy a little of every beauty the park has to offer with the 8 km Orphan Lake Trail that takes visitors over cobblestone beaches, dense forests of maple trees, picturesque lookouts and ethereal waterfalls. 

Because of its massive size and distance from urban centres, Lake Superior Provincial Park is an ideal road trip destination.

Last updated: April 16, 2024

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