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Wood Cockroach

There have been sightings of the common Wood Roach (also known as Pine Bugs or Cedar Bugs) in the Park Lands area.

Please read on for more information about this insect, and always be proactive with preparations for entering and leaving wilderness areas.

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New Schooner Trail

The North Frontenac Park Lands has established its first official hiking trail.

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Be Bear Wise!

There has been an increased amount of human-bear encounters.  PREPARE and BE AWARE of the steps you can take to avoid encounters with bears.

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Important notice about campsite reservations – all visitors please read.

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Big Gull Lake

Another large lake, Big Gull is located in the southern portion of North Frontenac Park Lands. There are 30 campsites on the lake (including 6 on Quebec lake, a small lake to the north accessible from Big Gull by canoe), nearly half of which are on its many islands offering secluded solitude and breathtaking sunsets.

Big Gull is a bird watchers paradise and renowned as a nesting area for Hawks and Ospreys. Portions of the east and west bays of this roughly 12 mile long lake are lightly populated with seasonal cottages.

The Big Gull Loop is an east/west canoe route that links Big Gull Lake with Kashwakamak and Crotch lakes along the southern portion with the Mississippi River linking Kashwakamak and Crotch  lakes directly along the northern route.

Directions

Access is provided at the east and west ends, and the south shore of Big Gull lake.  The east access is just off Ardoch Road near Coxvale.  

The west bay access is reached from Highway #41 (from the south) or Road 506 (from the north or Plevna). From #41 turn onto Harlowe Road and follow it past Kashawakamak Lake Road. Once across Kash. Lake Rd Harlowe Rd. becomes Gull Lake Road. Take the first left off Gull Lake Rd. to the access point. Or, from Plevna follow Road 506 south and turn left onto Myers Cave Rd. Stay on Myers Cave Rd (a left turn) where it meets/turns into Wintergreen Rd. Follow Myers Cave Rd. to Harlowe Rd, turn left onto Harlowe Rd and follow the directions above.

The south shore access is reached from Highway 41 as well.  Just north of Northbrook turn east onto Glastonbury Road.  Turn left onto Kennebec Rd. Turn right onto Boegel Rd.  Where Boegel meets Kashwakamak Lake Rd. stay to the right (continuing more or less east) onto Henderson Rd.  Turn left onto Veley Rd. and take it to the lake access point.

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