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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.

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New Schooner Trail

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

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Kashwakamak Lake

 

A long (~12 miles) and relatively narrow lake running east-west,   Kashwakamak is home to 19 campsites. These are backcountry campsites (no facilities) mostly on the north shore or an island,  however,  the south shore of the lake is populated with cottages and a rustic lodge.

Kashwakamak is also part of the popular Mississippi River Canoe Route. From its west end canoeists can gain access to/from Marble and Mississagagon lakes (at Myers Cave) and even up into Mazinaw lake in Bon Echo provincial park with relatively minor portages. From its east Kashwakamak flows into the Mississippi River offering miles of tranquil waterways to explore.

Kashwakamak is a popular location for those who want to experience a backcountry campsite setting yet prefer to “stay in contact”. With good roads that can accommodate bus access, Kashwakamak is also a favourite for group outings, canoeing and other activities for youth organizations and summer camps.

Directions to various boat launches

From Highway 41 or Plevna follow Road 506 and turn onto Myers Cave Rd.  Stay on Myers Cave Rd until you reach the west end of the lake, the access point is just off Myers Cave Rd. a bit north of Delyea Road.

Follow Road 506 from Highway 41 or Plevna. Turn south onto Browns Bay Road. Follow Browns Bay Road for approximately 700m. Once you reach signage stating "Private Road" turn right. Follow until end. This will bring you to the road access for campsite 12 and the boat launch closest to water access sites 10, 11, 13 and 14.

From Highway 41 turn east onto Harlowe Road. Turn left (north) at the 4-way stop in Harlowe onto Kashwakamak Lake Road. Follow Kashwakamak Lake Road until you see Koch Kove Lane on the left. Turn left onto Koch Kove Lane and stay right for the boat launch located at the end of this access. This boat launch is closest to water access sites 3 and 4.

 

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