Planning for June, 2009 Algonquin Provincial Park Trip to Pinetree Lake!

In the next few weeks, I am planning to go to Algonquin Park via Access Point 12 to Pinetree Lake:,-78.313379&spn=0.020588,0.038624&t=h&z=15. I'll be heading up there with company - this won't be a solo trip this time. My trusty beagle Monty will also be coming.

Some of the notes below are for the other camper...

Below are images showing the relative and precise location of the camping spot.

Image above is of the lower area of Algonquin Park with the place we're headed to circled. Click image for larger view.

Image above is a detailed area, with Access region 12 circled, and Pinetree Lake. Click image for larger view.

Image above shows the access route 12 circled, with portage detailed, and the dotted line is the canoe trip down 2 lakes, and the red triangle circled at the bottom is the camping spot. Click image for larger view.

The image above is a satellite shot of the portage from the highway parking area and canoe trip to the camping spot. Click image for larger view.

To find the parking spot off of Highway 60, we will drive from the West Gate of Algonquin Park (which is kilometer 0) past the Rock Lake road (around 42 km) for another 9.8 km. You'll see a little ramp across the shoulder of the highway into the woods on the right hand side of the road if you are looking very carefully. Pull off, and drive in about 30 meters (see satellite images above).

  • Zip lock bags
  • Glass signaling mirror
  • Ferrocerium rod (firestriker)
  • Garbage Bag
  • Axe
  • Tarp & Rope
  • Stove & Fuel Bottle
  • Mora knife
  • Tent
  • Legless Folding Chair
  • Paper and Pencil
  • Compass
  • Fishing rod, gear, license
  • Diamond Sharpener
  • Headlamp and extra AAA batteries
  • Folding Bucksaw
  • Tent
  • Books
  • Camera
  • Knapsack
Food & Kitchen Items
  • Cooking Pot
  • Kettle
  • Nalgene bottle
  • Foldable frying pan
  • Mug
  • Bowl
  • Fork
  • Knife
  • Spoon
  • Powdered Milk
  • Lemon Drink Crystals
  • 2 sacks tuna (not cans)
  • Pepperoni sausage
  • Tabasco sauce
  • Instant Mashed Potatoes
  • Pasta side-dishes
  • Flavoured instant Oatmeal
  • Freeze-dried entrees
  • Dried Mango slices
  • Salt & Sugar
  • Instant Coffee
  • Beef Jerky
  • Sugar
  • Olive oil
  • Kibble
  • Chocolate
  • Paper Plates
  • Booze
Clothing & Bedding
  • Wool sweater
  • Wool pants
  • Wool hat
  • Socks, Underwear
  • Cotton T-Shirt
  • Cotton pajama pants
  • Bathing shorts
  • Jacket, Jeans, Cap
  • Socks, Underwear
  • T-Shirt, Shirt, Sweater
  • Wool Blanket
  • Sleeping Bag in compression bag
  • Blanket for Monty
  • Pillow case
  • self-inflating Mattresses & 1 Repair kit
  • Thermo-Lite Bivvy Bag (emergency)
Toiletries/First Aid
  • Zantac
  • Toilet paper
  • Tooth-brush
  • Camping Suds
  • Insect Repellent
  • Imodium anti-diarrhea pills
  • Beano digestive aid
  • Ibuprofen
  • Band-Aids
  • Toilet paper
  • Tooth-brush
  • First aid kit
  • Medication
  • Gas-X (because of all the oatmeal and fibre we'll eat!)
  • Fishing rod
  • Fishing license (obtainable with an outdoors card from Canadian Tire or Wal-Mart)
  • Head-lamp
  • Book
  • Camera
  • Mug
  • Bowl
  • Cutlery set
  • Clothes (do not bring jeans or cotton clothes unless it is a t-shirt or underwear). They must be wool or synthetics. I have extra wool socks if you need some. Note that you can buy wool pants and sweaters from Value Village or the Salvation Army for under $10.
  • Toiletries
  • Bring medication specific for you, but know that I have a robust first-aid kit (with portable MRI machine).
No food cans or glass bottles are allowed in the interior of Algonquin Provincial Park, so if you want beer, bring the plastic bottles available at the Beer Store. Fill a Nalgene bottle with wine, or get Wine-In-A-Box, etc… for alcohol. Or a plastic bottle full of gin.

I have reserved the spot and paid about $70 in booking fees, but you will need to pay once we get to the park. It might be around that much for 6 days or however long we go. I think it is about $12 a day.

I have rented a 40 lb 2-man canoe (Kevlar & Carbon Fibre) from "Algonquin Outfitters" (Oxtongue Location).

Here is a customized Google Map of the trip (see small print at the bottom of the map - click on it for a large sized custom map with my information that I've added).

Also, if you have Google Earth installed, you can visualize the journey better by using the KML file.

View Algonquin Park - Pinetree Lake - Canoe/Camping Trip in a larger map

Fishing Information

The Algonquin Outfitters site has some information on fishing in Algonquin Park.

Canoe Rental Rates

Canoe rental rates and details are available as a PDF download from the Algonquin Outfitters web site:

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