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Algonquin Provincial Park Enforces Fire Ban

A fire ban has been enforced in Algonquin Provincial Park, prohibiting the use of fires, charcoal grills, portable stoves, and barbecues. 

The fire ban affects all developed campgrounds, interior/backcountry camping, picnic and day-use areas, trails, and cottages within the park. Additionally, Biolite and wood charcoal stoves are also prohibited.

However, portable propane and naphtha stoves or barbecues with controlled valve fuel sources are still permitted. Park authorities will be conducting regular patrols to ensure compliance with the fire ban and to enforce penalties for any violations.

Algonquin Provincial Park comprises 7,635 square kilometers of forests, bogs, lakes, and rivers, offering a spectacular natural setting for visitors. 

The park offers a wide range of activities for visitors including camping, comfortable yurts, and skiing, snowshoeing, and skating during winter. 

The park features various camping opportunities for campers. For car campers, Highway 60 Corridor features eight car campgrounds including Tea Lake, Canisbay Lake, Mew Lake, Two Rivers, Pog Lake, Kearney Lake, Racoon Lake, and Rock Lake.

On the north side of the park are two basic car campgrounds; Kiosk and Brent Lake. Achray Campground is on the east side of the park.

Group camping is also available at Whitefish Lake Group Campground, located on Highway 60 at km 37 while walk-in campsites are available at Kingscote Lake Access Point. Permits are available from Pinegrove Point Resort.

During a fire ban, certain activities and equipment are allowed and prohibited in order to ensure the safety of the park’s visitors and the preservation of its diverse ecosystems.

As fire bans and restrictions become more common in protected natural areas like Algonquin Provincial Park, the outdoor recreation industry must adapt to ensure the safety and enjoyment of its visitors. Campgrounds, outdoor equipment manufacturers, and tour operators should collaborate to raise awareness about fire prevention measures and promote the use of safer alternatives for cooking and heating during camping trips.

For more information on what equipment is permitted during a full fire ban visit: https://www.ontarioparks.com/parksblog/equipment-allowed-fire-ban/

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March 19, 2024 6:47 am

It’s awesome to see Algonquin Provincial Park taking steps to protect its beautiful environment with a fire ban. Let’s all do our part to keep the park safe and green. Remember, there are alternative cooking methods like camping stoves that we can use during this time. Let’s make sure we’re being responsible and enjoying the great outdoors in a safe way.


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