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temagami_glenn
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Registered: 01-2009
Posted on Wednesday, January 7, 2009 - 4:45 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post

I hope to make it up to Temagami this year and an looking for some assistance.

I was thinkin of a 5 day solo.. Starting at Red Squirrel Road to Sandy Inlet to North Arm to Aston and north, east and back to Red Squirrel.

How does one aquire sites to camp, parking, is there signage at portages, etc.

Any assistance would help.

I have Temagami 1 map, Haps book, Ontario Parks Planning Map and the "Backroad Mappbooks" map of Lake Temagami...
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brian
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Posted on Thursday, January 8, 2009 - 9:41 am:   Edit Post Delete Post

There are no requirements to reserve campsites, if that is what you are asking. Parking is what you can get, which shouldn't be a problem at the landing at Red Squirrel Lake. Portage signage is another matter. There are often signs on portages in the parks, but don't expect much, if any, along your route. Best not to rely on them anyway. They do disappear.
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temagami_glenn
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Posted on Thursday, January 8, 2009 - 2:47 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post

Hello Brian....

Thanks for your response...

The campsites, on the Temagami 1 map, they show specific sites...Are they first come first serve, or does one "double up" on a site, or if they appear to be all taken does one just set up at the next available open ground..

I've canoed Algonquin and Kilarney many, many times in the last 10 years, but not north of the Bay....

Is there nice canoe routes/seclusion other than the area that I thought or am I even going to get that were I am going??

Thanks again
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brian
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Posted on Thursday, January 8, 2009 - 5:41 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post

First come. But hey, you might get lucky and someone invites you on to theirs if the weather is bad.

Don't expect seclusion on Lake Temagami. Red Squirrel Lake can attract a lot of trailer campers.

This may help:
http://www.ottertooth.com/Temagami/Canoeing/solitu de.htm
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ed
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Posted on Sunday, January 11, 2009 - 1:23 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post

Temagami_glenn:
The answer to your seclusion question depends on the time of the season you plan to go to Temagami.
If you did your trip in early May or in mid September you would likely not see anyone. In July or August you will see other people on Lake Temagami and Red Squirrel for sure. Aston and Turner do have outpost cabins on them for fly in fishing and there may be a few people in there.
Once you get north of Aston you will be getting pretty remote until you get to Anima Nipissing.
The trip, as you describe it, is all on Crown Land so there will be no Park fees.

You might also want to look at Brian's map for south Muskego:
http://www.ottertooth.com/Temagami/Maps/muskego-so uth.htm
and this one:
http://www.ottertooth.com/Temagami/Maps/map_tem_at las_sandy.htm
for details around Sandy Inlet etc.
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temagami_glenn
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Posted on Monday, January 12, 2009 - 8:35 am:   Edit Post Delete Post

Thank for the info...

I was planning on Mid Sept for 5 days...

Looking forward to the change in view from Algonquin and Killarney...

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ed
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Posted on Tuesday, January 13, 2009 - 8:02 am:   Edit Post Delete Post

Temagami_Glenn:
That should be a good time Glenn. You may run into a few bird hunters around Red Squirrel then, but once you pass that area you should be mostly on your own.
If you go, do plan to camp on Turner Lake on the island campsite located there.
Great Location.
Ed.
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temagami_glenn
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Posted on Tuesday, January 13, 2009 - 3:31 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post

Thanks ed.. And should I bring a fishing rod???
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ed
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Posted on Wednesday, January 14, 2009 - 9:59 am:   Edit Post Delete Post

Temgami_Glenn:
People do fish in the Temagami area, but I am not very patient, so I seldom bother.
Judging by the huge boat cache on Whitewater Lake there must be lot's of fish in there... but I suspect that they are most active in May when the season opens.

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