Campsite and Visitor Survey - 2001

Lake Temagami and Vicinity

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VISITOR SURVEY

Recommendations - D

Cleaning up and Reducing Garbage

     Visitors should be provided with a marked garbage bag when purchasing a camping permit

     OPP and MNR marine surveillance should focus more attention on inland lakes separated by portages from Lake Temagami, Kokoko Lake and  Wasaksina. Campers often feel immune from the watchful eye of the authorities ( which seldom leave the main water bodies) and are less inclined to pack out garbage along  portages.

     Block-off or excavate sections of abandoned logging roads which allow ATV's from entering  inland lakes, and bays ( ex.. Kokoko Bay, Wasaksina, Shiningwood Bay).

     Campers are less inclined to maintain a clean site if it contains garbage from previous parties. Littered sites immediately should be targeted for clean-up by volunteer and hired crews.

     Impose  and enforce a bottle and can ban.

Permanent Squatter Camps

     Remind extended campers that limits exist for staying at each campsite.

     Inspect squatter camps to insure  domestic activities are not negatively effecting the environment.

     In instances where a limited number of campsites exist in a heavily traveled corridor, squatters should be asked to locate elsewhere.

     Campsites used for Counselors-in-Training purposes should rotate locations, respect the 8 person limit,  and install and maintain their own legitimate privy boxes.

Lumber Waste

     Cottagers should not dump lumber waste from construction or renovation at campsites unless it is first cut into 16" lengths. Lumber should always be neatly stacked and not merely " dumped" onto the site.

Limiting Cached Aluminum Boats

     Insure cached boats  do not block portages, and inform owners if possible.

      Notify the MNR to ticket and have removed unauthorized boats.

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