Wakami Lake Provincial Park

About Wakami Lake Provincial Park
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Chapleau, Canada
Provincial Park
Wakami Lake is well known for its great fishing and formidable canoe routes and 76 km hiking trail around the lake.

It is situated near Chapleau, Ontario and has a rich logging history. The area is home to bear, wolf, moose, fox, beaver, skunk, bald eagle and plenty more wildlife.
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2 Reviews of Wakami Lake Provincial Park  
First To Review: Red H.
5.0 star rating
Feb 19, 2011
I've been visiting Wakami Lake Park for the past 20+ years. It's a fantastic park if you like seclusion.

The area has a high population of black bears. Sometimes bears will frequent the park scrounging for food off the campers.

During our stay in September 2009, we had a bear in our campsite, and other camp sites, the last 4 days we were there. On our last night we sat around the campfire, me, my father, neighbor and a black bear sitting on his rump 12-15 feet away watching us. Being a bear hunter I'm familiar with bear behavior. Bears have to, and want to, eat all the time. Do not leave food in your tent. If a bear is in the park you'll know soon enough when other campers start banging pots and pans.

There is no cellular service in the area, as well, no radio stations, except for CBC.

If your fishing, the lake is great for Walleye and White fish. Yes, you can bring your own bait from what park staff told us.

The area outside the park is heavily logged and therefore many clear cuts, which produce a lot of blueberries in late August. Again, watch for bears, as berries are the bears main source of food.

No gas is available in the park. The town of Sultan has no gas and no pay phone. The last gas/diesel fill up is the Watershed Restaurant on highway 144. If you plan on running in and out of the park you might want to bring extra gas.

Other areas of interest is an old abandoned town of Kormak. Jerome isn't too far away and was once a gold mining town (camp) which started up in 1937. Currently, the area is being surveyed for gold. And, I think, buildings have recently been built on the old site.

I'm looking forward to this years stay in the park.

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5.0 star rating
Oct 28, 2008
This park is a fair drive away from almost anywhere, being about 150km from Sault St. Marie. The drive is worth it. Some of the biggest campsites, many on the lake, and a variety of hiking trails attract most people, some people come for the fishing. We saw our first black bears at this park, and fell asleep to loon calls every night!
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