Ready for another Ontario road trip? This one is filled with sandy shores and clear waters, lush forests, and a fire lookout tower. Fushimi Lake Provincial Park is next on our radar and here’s what to know about the Ontario destination.

Pack your bags and hit the road, Fushimi Lake Provincial Park is about a 10-hour drive from Toronto, just north of Timmins, Ontario.

Considering the commute, you may feel inclined to spend a few days and camp at the park. There are several ways to do so including car camping, group camping, and roofed accommodation.

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“Campsite specific reservations are available online or by phone up to five months in advance of your arrival date. Reservations are recommended to secure your campsite,” states Ontario Parks.

While you’re there, you can enjoy a peaceful escape within the vast Boreal Forest region, bird-watching as hundreds of species nest here every summer.

For boat enthusiasts, there is a boat launch near the campground and opportunities for canoeing on Fushimi Lake.

When it comes to hiking, there are two trails – Achilles Lake Trail, an easy, 45-minute experience, and Fire Tower Trail, a more strenuous, two-hour venture.


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According to Ontario Parks, the Fire Tower Trail actually guides you to one of the few original fire lookout towers left in Ontario.

“The Bannerman Fire Tower was erected in the 1930s and the ranger in charge of the tower, watched for smoke and lived in a cabin nearby with his family through the summer,” shares the site.

Once you’re done exploring, hit the sandy shores right next to the campground. It’s a shallow and clear water beach perfect for families. There are change facilities, including a full-size sand volleyball court in the day-use area, another beach, and a spot to play horseshoes.


According to Ontario Parks, the cost of a Day Use permit depends on the time of the year whether it be on or off-season, and by park.

The site does not specify day-use rates however camping rates for a single tent begin at $38.75.

Book your stay before summer ends.

Fushimi Lake Provincial Park

Where: PO BOX 670, 613 Front St – Hearst, ON