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rachael
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Post Number: 12
Registered: 02-2011
Posted on Monday, June 26, 2017 - 11:25 am:   Edit Post Delete Post

I'm thinking about going to Obabika with my son. This looks like it could be a good trip, or be a total disaster! haha

We're planning on driving all the way to Obabika and staying for a few days. When I look at the map it looks like there are a couple camp sites close to the access which would be great if it's really windy or my 2 year old won't sit still in the canoe. Both possibilities are highly likely.

I was just curious if anyone know if the sites in the South of Obabika were low lying near the water with an easy put in or elevated.

We're also planning on going Canada day weekend which I'm expecting to be busy, but is it so busy we won't find a camp site if we set out noon Saturday? I hate the thought of being stuck trying to canoe a huge windy lake and not being able to find a site.

Any guidance would be greatly appreciated.
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rachael
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Post Number: 13
Registered: 02-2011
Posted on Monday, June 26, 2017 - 3:31 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post

Sorry, I meant the campsites on the North part of Obabika lake.
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richtheo
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Post Number: 14
Registered: 01-2015
Posted on Monday, June 26, 2017 - 10:29 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post

how are you planning to get to Obabika? There is a campsite accessible by Obabika inlet (1km portage).
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rachael
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Post Number: 14
Registered: 02-2011
Posted on Tuesday, June 27, 2017 - 8:39 am:   Edit Post Delete Post

http://www.ottertooth.com/Temagami/Maps/Access/rou nd-lk.htm

Planning to drive in to the South of the lake.
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eddy_turn
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Post Number: 114
Registered: 03-2011


Posted on Tuesday, June 27, 2017 - 3:41 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post

Hi rachael,
in my experience, as a father of 2 year old boy, I won't risk taking him on a big lake trip if he hadn't have previous experience canoeing and wearing his life jacket. As you said it could be a disaster and if he gets uncomfortable or scared it might make a lasting memory that will ruin further trips. Last year on our first trip we chose something less intimidating, with a backup plan if for any reason it didn't work out (we stayed in a cottage for a week and in the middle of this stay went for a 3-day trip up Kukagami lake). I apologize if this advice is unwelcome - I know it was unasked for. Sincerely,
Sergey
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richtheo
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Post Number: 15
Registered: 01-2015
Posted on Tuesday, June 27, 2017 - 10:32 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post

There is a beautiful campsite about half way from where you are starting (in the south ) to the north where you are heading. Hopefully the wind is calm because Obabika can be quite difficult to cross if there are waves. good luck.
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rachael
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Post Number: 15
Registered: 02-2011
Posted on Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 4:36 am:   Edit Post Delete Post

Thank you everyone for your input! Yes, my concern is the waves on a Obabika as well which is why I'm trying to make sure that the campsites are accessible for us if it's too choppy. And Eddy, my son has been on many backcountry canoe trips before. He loves canoeing:-) I'm just trying to plan for every scenario. Thanks everyone!
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heatherlynne7
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Post Number: 15
Registered: 01-2017
Posted on Thursday, June 29, 2017 - 7:14 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post

Hi Rachael!
We've done this route a few times - parked between Pond Lake and Emerald Lake and paddled up Obabika. There's a really nice campsite on an island in the south end of Obabika (the site on the bigger island. We haven't checked out the smaller, more southern island). It has a really nice Canadian Shield smooth rock beach that extends into the lake to create a great shallow wading area in the water - super easy place to park a canoe and also maybe a nice place for a toddler to wade around in! It's also in the South end so it's easier to get to if it's windy.

Have a great trip!

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